Text Encoding Initiative: connect, animate, innovate
2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium
Call for Workshops and Seminars
26–27 October 2015
Deadline: Monday 27 April 2015
We invite proposals for workshops and seminars for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—http://www.tei-c.org). This annual event is an excellent opportunity to share expertise in the TEI, and to convene working group discussions.
Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related topics. They are open to all delegates of the TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference.
Seminars offer training to participants in the TEI, or aspects of it. They are led by experts.
Please get in touch with the Programme Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your proposal as early as possible. We are happy to work with you to develop the idea.
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We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at the University of London School of Advanced Study (SAS) on sharing digital text editing training and teaching methods. The workshop takes place on May 14, 2015 and is organised and endorsed by NeDiMAH, DARIAH-RS, Erasmus +, and the DiXiT Network.
Over the past decades, those active in developing a range of digital scholarly editing practices have built up a large body of knowledge about digital tools and methods that enable the development, presentation, and analysis of digital texts. This has resulted in a wide variety of methods for teaching and training of text editing. However, those who have to adapt quickly to working in a digital scholarly editing environment are often not aware of these different training methods. As a consequence, they might be overlooking available resources, or even re-inventing the wheel.
The event will bring together teachers of digital editing with a group of people who have faced the need to learn more about this area, especially those working in commercial publishing as well as research projects. A number of key practitioners will be invited to discuss the core resources available for text editing, and how expertise can be shared more widely. Specifically, we are looking to see how the experience of those in academia who teach and research text editing can contribute to the development of a core set of training materials for those new to the field, and how we can have better knowledge transfer around digital text editing.
The underlying aim of the workshop is therefore to scope what is already available in terms of training materials, and to develop a methodology to assess different kinds of teaching material. This critical overview will assist the community in the further development of teaching material for text editing. As an output of the workshop, a basic and open curriculum will be developed and published as an online resource by NeDIMAH.
The workshop will be in English and is open to anyone interested in the field of text editing; some previous experience with text editing and/or teaching is required.
Please register on the EventBrite page. A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduates and early career researchers in countries that are part of the NeDiMAH network. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact the organisers through the online form before April 15.
With kind regards,
Lorna Hughes, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Elena Pierazzo, University of Grenoble
Elli Bleeker, University of Antwerp
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To all digital humanists or people working on digital humanities projects,
Please, save the date and join us for the annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on May 19th, 2015.
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in digital humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what do digital humanists really do?”
The deadline for submission is Sunday 31st May 2015.
As acting Editor-in-Chief of Aigne, I would greatly appreciate if you could distribute the CFP for Aigne amongst your colleagues and postgraduate students.
The CFP is available for download as PDF on the Aigne website. Please feel free to download and print off the CFP and post it on notice boards in your department or postgraduate research facilities.
On behalf of myself and the Aigne team, thank you for your kind attention. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
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2nd Call for Papers: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities
The Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) has established a new forum for the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of the Humanities, including Classics, Philosophy, History, Literature, Law, Languages, Social Science, Archaeology and more. The initiative is organised by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).
This is a public call for bids to host the annual TEI Members Meeting and conference for 2016. Meetings have traditionally been held in the fall. The last two meetings were held in Rome (2013: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/) and Chicago (2014 http://tei.northwestern.edu/); this year it will be held in Lyon. The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but that is not a fixed rule.
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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE London, 16-18 April 2015
Cultural Literacy in Europe
Full information is on the project website: http://cleurope.eu
To book your place: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/bih/cle/ BOOKING CLOSES ON 30 MARCH 2015
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The American Antiquarian Society is launching a new initiative with a conference and workshop to explore critical, historical, and practical challenges of archival research and access, offering project-based development and discussion focused on the AAS’s unparalleled holdings in pre-1876 books, manuscripts, newspapers, and graphic arts.
Below is a link to a CFP that may be of interest to some of you.
Social Media Coordinator
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An Foras Feasa is delighted to announce two ‘Digitisation in a Day’ workshops organised this term by Maynooth University. The workshops will focus on crowdsourcing (24th February) and 3D recording (12th March) offering hands-on experience on a diverse range of methods and technologies applied to humanities and cultural heritage, while providing an overview of past, present and future practices, debates and challenges.
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The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites application for a
German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics in the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies.
With these position, the Institute aims to extend and strengthen its research focus in Digital Philology by establishing a cluster of three professorships.
Lecturer Position in Publishing @ SFU
The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a position as Lecturer in publication design and production to begin September 1, 2015. We are seeking a designer with experience in professional book and/or magazine publishing practice and instruction, capable of teaching in a variety of areas within the current Publishing curriculum.
Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux Conference, 8 & 9 June 2015, University of Antwerp
To all our colleagues in the humanities and digital humanities,
On 8 and 9 June 2015, the second DHBenelux conference will take place. The DHBenelux conference is a young initiative that strives to further the dissemination of, and collaboration between Digital Humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by hosting an annual conference in various institutions throughout these countries. The conference serves as a platform for the fast growing community of DH researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research results and to demonstrate tools and projects.
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The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (JTEI, <http://jtei.revues.org/>) is now soliciting contributions for its 2014 Conference Issue. We invite all presenters from the 2014 Conference in Evanston to submit articles based on their presentations through the submission process on journal.tei-c.org:
If you have been an author or reviewer before, you should be able to use your existing login; otherwise you’ll need to create an account. For “Section”, choose “Issue 9 (papers from the 2014 conference)”.
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The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities/Institute for Corpus
Linguistics and Text Technology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences is
looking for a Data Curator (f/m) within the project “Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798) and his numismatic network”. This part-time position (50%, 20 hours/week) is available from
March 15, 2015 for 6 months. Place of employment is Vienna.
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On behalf of the organizing and program committees we are delighted to invite you to attend the Music Encoding Conference 2015, which will be held on 18-21 May in Florence, Italy.
The conference is an opportunity to discuss the new research paths that the encoding of symbolic music data opens to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis), as well as computational musicology, music bibliography and librarianship.
Jentery Sayers, Editor
Deadline for Abstracts: April 3, 2015
Part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press
Matthew K. Gold, Series Editor
Lauren Klein, Associate Editor
What does it mean to describe humanities scholarship as built, assembled, or constructed? To call a humanities argument a persuasive or provocative object? To understand humanities disciplines as creative disciplines? To, in short, make things in the humanities?
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University Professor (pay scale W 2) (Academy-Professorship)
for Musicology/Digital Music Edition/Digital Humanities
at the University of Paderborn
This is a unique opportunity to shape and develop the Digital Humanities efforts at our University, so please consider applying and get your applications in before **12/02/2015**!
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“Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics” seeks 15 DH scholars to bring their own data sets to the Folger in Washington, DC, in the second half of June 2015.
Under the direction of Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, visiting faculty and participants will conduct an advanced exploration of data creation and management followed by various forms of hands-on investigation, including text analytics, social network analysis, dimensionality reduction, and research process design. Attention will also be paid to historical reflection on the nature of “exemplarity” claims in humanistic argument.
Reply-To: Compute Canada <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM
To: Ray Siemens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: International Summer School 2015 on HPC Challenges / Édition 2015 de l’École d’été internationale sur les enjeux du CIP
Deadline for the paper submission: Monday 2 February 2015, 08:00 GMT.
Last revisions/resubmissions: Tuesday 3 February 2015, 08:00 GMT.
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2015
Workshop date: 9 April, 2015
Deadline final papers: 15 May, 2015
Biographical Data in a Digital World â€“ WorkshopAmsterdam, 9 April 2015
Job title: Digital Humanities Analyst/Developer
Job reference: P47805
This new full time post is available immediately in the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter (UK) on a permanent basis.
In order to support a growing portfolio of grant-funded research projects with digital outputs, we are looking for an analyst/developer to join Exeter’s Digital Humanities team. The successful applicant will collaborate with other developers and academic staff to deliver innovative and sustainable digital outputs. They will join a small team of developers to create new and innovative digital resources, provide bid-writing support and high-level technical advice to academic staff proposing new projects, and will take a leading role in advocating the adoption of digital methods in the College.
Call for papers
Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on transliteratures
Complutense University of Madrid
22nd -23rd October 2015
Organizer: Miriam Llamas & Amelia Sanz (LEETHY Group)
The launching of Google Books and of Google Earth in 2004 could be considered a symbolical landmark in the configuration of memories and localization in space, a kind of milestone. Is there a time before and a time after 2004? Should we be getting ready for a change in literary reading and writing? Certainly, these days, we are witnessing an unprecedented acceleration of the circulation of products and materials, of people, texts and memories, while the national and global imaginaries coexist, fight and produce literatures. Commonplaces are repeated about contemporary literatures, new readers, globalization, the Internet etc., but, in fact, we do not find enough contrasted experiences and studies that support many of these assertions.
A website for this summer’s joint conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship is now available for those who want information about lodging, the schedule, lovely Lincoln, and more. You can find it at http://adests2015.unl.edu/. We will, of course, continue to update it as details are finalized.
And, don’t forget, proposals are due Friday! CFP below.
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The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher), in Long-term business models in dissemination and publishing (1.0 fte)
The fellow will work within the EU-supported Marie Curie Initial Training Network DiXiT (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/) involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The appointment is for 26 months and the position is to be filled as soon as possible. The researcher will be based at the Hague (the Netherlands). EU regulations to promote international mobility require eligible candidates not to have worked or lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months over the last three years.
Dear TEI family, friends, and fellows,
the applications for this year’s Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions” organized by the Institute for Documentology and Digital Editing (IDE) in cooperation with the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network DiXiT and the Centre for Information Modelling are still open until 10th February 2015.
The spring school will be run at the at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) from 13th to 17th April 2015.
If you have some previous experience in digital editing with XML/TEI and want to join our workshop, take a look at:
DiXiT – Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstr.59
tel.: +43 (0)316 380 – 5772
Call for Proposals
Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 | dhsi.org
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Proposals Due: 15 February 2015
How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?
This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.
Cultural Heritage Markup:
Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials
a Balisage pre-conference symposium
Monday August 10, 2015
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
In the pre-digital world, publishers and editors normally collaborated: the editors would produce the edition, following the guidelines provided by the publishing house, which for its part would take care of marketing and distribution, as well as essential scholarly services such as peer review. Digital scholarly editions, on the other hand, tend to be self-published by scholars within their own universities, most often without any connection with a publishing house – an arrangement which is hardly sustainable, for various reasons, and often not available to younger researchers producing their first editions and without access to suitable funding. At the same time, publishers are increasingly engaging with the digital, in particular in connection with tablet distribution. But the majority of such eBooks are generally not up to the standards expected by the scholarly community: in many ePubs, for instance, basic features such as footnotes are a luxury – to say nothing of a proper critical apparatus. How can be we best address these issues, to the mutual benefit of all involved parties – editors, publishers and the scholarly public?
Digital Densities: examining relations between material cultures and digital data
Call For Papers
27th March 2015, The University of Melbourne
Hosted by the Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
The ‘material turn’ in Humanities research has seen a celebration of the physicality of things and a revaluing of the weight of experience, including in the case of digital data. In his key text Mechanisms, Matthew Kirschenbaum identifies a need to reassess theories of electronic textuality in light of “the material matrix governing writing and inscription in all forms: erasure, variability, repeatability and survivability” (2008, xii). In the academy, this material turn co-exists with an increasing utilization of digital resources and digital methodologies to preserve and disseminate the findings of our research. These shifts are accompanied by divergent affective responses that include an interest in tactile sensations and a mourning of the loss of the object. There is a new awareness of the forms of lightness or weight attached to the transmission of ideas in and beyond our research communities; the densities of our culture and scholarship. The ever more numerous moments of contact between material culture and digital methodologies open up debates that are of both practical and theoretical significance.
Call For Proposals: Digitorium DH Conference
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2015, the inaugural Digital Humanities conference at the University of Alabama. We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. Our plenary speakers Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University) and Professor David Lee Miller (University of South Carolina) will anchor our program of events, reflecting our main focus on digital methods and the communities which these can forge, as well as our subject-specific interests in American studies and Early Modern studies. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship.
The Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) is seeking to appoint a
Professor (f/m) for Digital Humanities.
We are seeking applicants with an internationally recognised research profile in the field of digital humanities, with an emphasis on topics of the analysis, long-term availability and preservation of digitised cultural heritage (text, image, artefact).
The candidate should be able to critically examine the transferability of computational methods to subject areas of humanities research (for example, in arts- or artefact-oriented disciplines), and to apply processes and methods from the area of information processing to cognitive processes in the humanities.
EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015
We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London,April 20-24, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.
Happy New Year! Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals for the 2015 ADE STS joint conference is coming up in a couple of weeks. Please see the CFP below.
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Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing
CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015
Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price
Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015
Reminder: Call for nominations for DH Awards 2014 closes at end of this week!
Please Forward! There are also translations of this announcement
to French, Japanese, and Spanish on the website. (If you wish to provide
others, get in touch.)
Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is going to be larger than any previous issue, and so we are publishing it on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. The first two articles have now been published on the Journal site, just as you were looking around for something good to read in your vacation:
Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese:
Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions
Many thanks to our guest editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti, for their work on this issue, alongside the rest of the team (John Walsh, General Editor, and Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor).
Many more articles from this issue will be appearing over the next couple of months. Also, don’t forget the Call for Papers for Issue 9 which is currently open:
Best wishes for the holidays,
(Managing Editor, JTEI)
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I am very happy to announce that we just published issue 2 of RIDE, a review journal for digital editions and resources.
As in the first issue, we have 5 (4 English, 1 German) reviews that critically assess publicly available scholarly digital editions. Again, all reviews can also be downloaded as TEI files.
For your convenience, this is the table of contents:
• 16th Century Chronicle to 21st Century Edition: A Review of The Diary of Henry Machyn, by Misha Broughton,
• Der Zürcher Sommer 1968: Die digitale Edition, by Friederike Wein
• The Digital Edition of the Becerro Galicano de San Millán de la Cogolla, by Francisco Javier Álvarez Carbajal
• The Fleischmann Diaries, by Merisa A. Martinez
• The Shelley-Godwin Archive: The edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Notebooks, by Frederike Neuber
All reviews can be accessed for free via our webpage: http://ride.i-d-e.de
Enjoy the RIDE!
TheHathiTrust Research Center is seeking proposals for Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. ACS is a newly launched scholarly service at the HTRC offering collaboration between external scholars and HTRC staff to solve challenging problems related to HTRC tools and services. By working together with scholars, we facilitate computational access to HathiTrust Research Center digital tools (HTRC) as well as the HathiTrust (HT) digital library based on individual scholarly need. This Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) will drive innovation at the scholar’s digital workbench for enhancing and developing new techniques for use within the HTRC platform.
[This is posted on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Please reply to the contact address below]
SEEKING TEI CONSULTANT
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (WWPL) has an archive of 8,000+ documents which have been published on the Library’s eLibrary, using an older (P4) and not entirely compliant TEI schema for XML encoding of the documents. The WWPL is planning to republish these documents and add to this archive and seeks to hire a skilled TEI practitioner to consult with WWPL and other collaborators in this republication project, and devise a new document template that will be TEI P5–compliant. WWPL wants to preserve the searching functionality afforded by the current schema, while bringing it up to date with current best practices.
The project would require analysis of the current encoding practices in order to create a crosswalk between them and a recommended customization of TEI P5 (using the standard modules insofar as possible and extensions where necessary, and including the recently approved <correspDesc> addition to the TEI Header), along with documentation of the changes and any necessary guidelines for future encoding of new documents.
We would ask that after reviewing the materials, you would be prepared to quote a price for the work (payment will be in US dollars; US citizenship not required).
If you are interested in taking on this work, please email a description of your relevant experience or training and (if possible) a copy of your CV and a list of two or three references to the following address:
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
Call for applications: Contributing Reviewers, Digital Humanities Quarterly
DHQ is seeking one or more new Contributing Reviewers to write and recruit reviews of all forms of digital humanities publication. The reviewers work as a team, led by the Reviews Editor, to develop reviews of books, software tools, digital publications, and other appropriate reviewable content. Our goal is to cultivate an active, international group of reviewers who can cover the full range of DH-related topics and publications in multiple languages.
You are: a wide reader, passionate about some area of digital humanities, interested in helping to shape the field, able to work as part of a geographically distributed team.
We are: an open-access online journal of digital humanities, published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/. We publish a wide range of material on all areas of digital humanities research and practice. Although the journal is currently published almost entirely in English, we are interested in reviewing DH publications from all languages.
If you’re interested, please send email to DHQ@neu.edu with the following information:
1. Background: who are you and what do you do?
2. What do you think makes for a good book, site, or software review?
3. In what geographic or linguistic areas could you cultivate a pool of reviewers? How would you go about cultivating such a pool?
4. With what research domain(s) within the DH research community are you most closely connected?
5. What is the realistic time commitment you could make to this role? How would it fit in with your other activities?
Please send any questions to Sarah Buchanan, DHQ’s Reviews Editor, at email@example.com.
best wishes, Julia
The Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy and An Foras Feasa Research Institute at Maynooth University are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Visiting Fellowship Scheme in the Humanities for the academic year 2015-16.
We are especially interested in Fellows interested in progressing digital projects using the TEI. The duration of the fellowship is envisaged as ordinarily between one and six months; applications for a shorter or longer duration will be considered.
Fellows will receive office space and office facilities from An Foras Feasa in the Iontas Building, a state-of-the-art humanities research institute, along with full library access and computer facilities. There is a robust and welcoming research culture at Maynooth University and Fellows will be facilitated in achieving their research goals while in residence.
A limited number of travel stipends of €500 will be available; preference will be given to applicants with limited institutional funding. The current call will close on 15 February 2015. Thereafter applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please see
http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie/fellowships/ for further details and an application form