Digital Antiquarian Workshop Application Deadline Approaching / Conference Registration Open

[Posted on behalf of Molly Hardy by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

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.

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CFP: MLA16 Panel on Digital Media and Canonicity

Dear all,

Below is a link to a CFP that may be of interest to some of you.

Best wishes,
Paul O’Shea
Social Media Coordinator
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CFP: session on digital media and canonicity (MLA 2016)
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7600

Abstracts and bios by 13 March to Sheila Liming (sheila.liming@und.edu)

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Digitisation in a Day: Crowdsourcing

[Posted on behalf of Professor Susan Schreibman by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

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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2 DH professorships @ TU Darmstadt / Germany

[Posted on behalf of Andrea Rapp by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

see http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/index.de.jsp

The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites application for a
Professorship (W3)
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.

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Publishing @ SFU seeking lecturer in Design and Production

Lecturer Position in Publishing @ SFU
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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.

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Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 and 9 June

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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Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI, Issue 9, 2014 Conference Issue

[Posted on behalf of John Walsh by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator. Apologies for cross-posting.]

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:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/author/submit/1>

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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DH job at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

With apologies for cross-posting

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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Music Encoding Conference 2015

Posted on behalf of the organising committee by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator:

Dear colleagues,

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.

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CFP: Making Humanities Matter (a volume of #dhdebates)

Call for Papers: Making Humanities Matter
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?

University Professor for Musicology/Digital Music Edition/Digital Humanities

[Posted on behalf of Peter Stadler by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

University Professor (pay scale W 2) (Academy-Professorship)
for Musicology/Digital Music Edition/Digital Humanities
at the University of Paderborn
http://www.adwmainz.de/fileadmin/adwmainz/Stellenausschreibungen/2015_01_15_AusschAkademieprofBeethoven_englisch.pdf

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**!

Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics ***Deadline March 2***

[Posted on behalf of Owen Williams, Ph.D. by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

“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.

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International Summer School 2015 on HPC Challenges / Édition 2015 de l’École d’été internationale sur les enjeux du CIP

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Biographical Data in a Digital World ***Deadline extension***

After several requests, we decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts for the Workshop:
Biographical data in a digital world
http://www.biographynet.nl/biographical-data-in-a-digital-world/

Revised Dates:

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

link: http://www.biographynet.nl/biographical-data-in-a-digital-world/

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New Digital Humanities job at University of Exeter, UK

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.

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CFP: Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on transliteratures

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.

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ADE/STS Conference Website

Dear Colleagues:

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.

Thanks,

Andy Jewell
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Economic sustainability of digital editions: job in The Hague

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.

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Reminder: Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions”

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:

http://www.i-d-e.de/aktivitaeten/schools/spring-school-2015/

Best,

Frederike

 Frederike Neuber

DiXiT – Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network

Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstr.59

eMail: frederike.neuber@uni-graz.at

tel.: +43 (0)316 380 – 5772

Web: dixit.uni-koeln.de | informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at

[Posted by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator, on behalf of Frederike Neuber.]

CFP: “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, ” June 7 2015 @ UVic

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.

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Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup

Dear all,

I’m going to be chairing the symposium announced below and would love it if we could turn it into a really good, deep discussion of what we’ve done right, what we’re doing wrong, and how cultural heritage markup (or its equivalents) can be made better in the future. Heretics and True Believers welcome! –Hugh

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

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Registration Reminder for “Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors”

26 January 2015, Maison de Science de l’Homme – Alpes, Grenoble
NeDiMAH, the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, is delighted to announce this one-day seminar, which will bring together publishers and scholarly editors in order to discuss how best to produce digital editions which are at the same time both economically viable and in keeping with scholarly standards.

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 Symposium 27th March 2014

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.

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CFP Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference 2015

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.

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DHCommons Seeks Drupal Designer

DHCommons seeks a designer to develop a theme for both the DHCommons project directory (http://dhcommons.org) and its journal site (https://manuscrits.revues.org/index.php/dhcommons), in preparation for the publication of DHCommons’ first issue this spring. Preference will be given to designers who can also implement the theme in Drupal and/or Open Journal System. DHCommons is the official Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)-sponsored publication of centerNet, the international network of Digital Humanities Centers with the support of the European DARIAH infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities. Please send examples of previous work, and an estimate for developing a design for the sites (as well as an estimate for implementing the design, if possible) to info@dhcommons.org.
Ryan Cordell | Assistant Professor, Northeastern English | rccordell@gmail.com | r.cordell@neu.edu |ryan.cordells.us | @ryancordell

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First Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 & 9 June

First 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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Professorship in Digital Humanities, University of Graz, Austria

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.
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EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015

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.

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Reminder: CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

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

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JTEI publishes the first two articles from Issue 8

Dear all,

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:

<http://jtei.revues.org/1025>

Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli:
Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
<http://jtei.revues.org/1054>

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
<http://jtei.revues.org/1077>

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:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/announcement/view/21>

Best wishes for the holidays,

Martin Holmes
(Managing Editor, JTEI)

Reviews on digital editions – RIDE 2 out now!

[Posted on behalf of Dr Franz Fischer by your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea]

*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

Dear list,

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!
Franz


Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de

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http://www.i-d-e.de
http://www.thomasinstitut.uni-koeln.de

http://dixit.uni-koeln.de
http://guillelmus.uni-koeln.de
http://confessio.ie

DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”

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DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
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:: Title: “The Libhub Initiative: Increasing the Web Visibility of Libraries”
:: Presenter: Eric Miller
:: Date: Wednesday, 7 January 2015
:: Time: 10:00am – 11:15am EST (World Clock: 15:00 UTC http://bit.ly/DCMI-Webinar-Miller)
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
As a founding sponsor, Zepheira’s introduction of the Libhub Initiative creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement of increased Web visibility.
In this webinar, Eric Miller will talk about the transition libraries must make to achieve Web visibility, explain recent trends that support these efforts, and introduce the Libhub Initiative — an active exploration of what can happen when libraries begin to speak the language of the Web.
SPEAKER:
Eric Miller is the President of Zepheira. Prior to founding Zepheira, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT where he led the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of the Semantic Web. Eric is a frequent and sought after international speaker in areas of International Web standards, knowledge management, collaboration, development and deployment.
:: For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

Reminder: RFP: Advanced Collaborative Support for the HathiTrust Research Center (Due Jan 8)

[On behalf of theThe HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee. Please use contact details provided below.]

The HathiTrust 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.

 
The RFP is available online at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc/acs-rfp
 
RFP Schedule:
RFP Available: October 28, 2014
Proposals Due: 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2015
Award Notification: No later than January 30, 2015
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single zip file to htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com
 
Program Description (see the full RFP for more detail):
 
The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines.
 
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HT) to help meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. 
 
The HTRC Advanced Collaboration Support Group (ACS) engages with users directly on a one-on-one basis over extended period of time lasting from weeks to months. The ACS Group, selected from the membership of the HTRC user community, pairs the ACS awardee with expert staff members to work collaboratively on challenging problems.
 
Respondents are urged to contact htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com, in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support. We look forward to a wide-array of proposals for our inaugural ACS projects supported by funding from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).
Sincerely,
The HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee:
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing and Data to Insight Center, Indiana University and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Namachchivaya, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of LibrariesUniversity of Illinois
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
John Unsworth, Vice-Provost, University Librarian and CIO, Brandeis University

Job announcement: TEI consulting project for Woodrow Wilson Papers

[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:

eshortt@woodrowwilson.org

Elizabeth Shortt
Head Archivist
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
http://www.woodrowwilson.org/

Call for applications: DHQ Contributing Reviewers

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 sarahab@utexas.edu.

best wishes, Julia

Visiting fellows at Maynooth University

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

 

ACM DocEng 2015 — Call for Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Join us in Lausanne for the
15th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2015),

September 8-11, 2015,
at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

http://www.doceng2015.org

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Visualisation Tool Supporting the Embedded Transcription Method

Dear colleagues,

(On behalf of Roberto Rosselli Del Turco)

EVT 0.1.62 with experimental support for the embedded transcription method has just been released. A sample edition collecting miscellaneous examples (including those presented in the Guidelines) is available here:

http://vbd.humnet.unipi.it/evt-et/

and a blog post describing EVT changes is here:

http://visualizationtechnology.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/tei-embedded-transcription-support-in-evt/

while the EVT code with all of above is as usual available on Sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/evt-project/

Feedback and suggestions on how to improve it (and of course other EVT features) would be much appreciated, as written in the blog post we weren’t sure of how to interpret some of the possible use cases. Seeing TEI XML from the point of view of a tool developer, for once, was an eye opening experience!

Last, but definitely not least, thanks to the EADH “small grants” program which made this expansion of EVT’s features possible.

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Versioning Machine and Text Versioning Survey

Dear colleagues,

Karolina Badzmierowska, Roman Bleier and the VM team would be very grateful if you could complete a survey about The Versioning Machine and text
versioning.

The Versioning Machine (VM) is a framework and an interface for
displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. Begun in 2000, there have been
several major updates since then.

Currently they are working on a new version (5.0)  and they are looking to
the community for feedback on the current version and feature requests
for the redevelopment.

We invite you to complete a short survey to guide the redevelopment.
There are a maximum of 27 questions, but it should not take longer than
ten minutes.

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VMSURVEY2014

Many thanks on behalf of Karolina, Roman and the VM team.

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Tweet Chat TODAY!

TEI_Libraries_Chat

Our monthly TEI Tweet Chat will be taking place on Twitter at 3pm (GMT) today, Wednesday 19 November, 2014. The topic of the tweet chat is on ‘TEI and Libraries,’ and will be hosted by Paul O’Shea and Kevin Hawkins, the convenor of the Libraries SIG.

You can follow and participate in the Tweet Chat by using the official designated hash tags: #TEIChat and #AskTEI.

Please circulate this information!

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

CFP: Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

The Digital Latin Library, a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announces a seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age. The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the DLL’s host institution, on June 25–26, 2015.

We welcome proposals for papers on all subjects related to the intersection of modern technology with traditional methods for editing Latin texts of all eras. Suggested topics:

  • Keeping the “critical” in digital critical editions
  • The scholarly value of editing texts to be read by humans and machines
  • Extending the usability of critical editions beyond a scholarly audience
  • Visualizing the critical apparatus: moving beyond a print-optimized format
  • Encoding different critical approaches to a text
  • Interoperability between critical editions and other digital resources
  • Dreaming big: a wishlist of features for the optimal digital editing environment

Of particular interest are proposals that examine the scholarly element of preparing a digital edition.

The seminar will be limited to ten participants. Participants will receive a stipend, and all travel and related expenses will be paid by the DLL.

Please send proposals of no more than 650 words to Samuel J. Huskey at dll-seminar@ou.edu by December 1, 2014. Notification of proposal status will be sent in early January.

Issue 7 Journal of the TEI

Colleagues — I am delighted to announce that Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is now available from the the Journal’s site,

http://jtei.revues.org/

Entitled ‘Reaching Out, Opting In, this issue was based on an open call for papers. The four articles in this issue deal with several meta concerns of the community and make for provocative and thoughtful reading.

It also marks the last issue that I have overseen as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. I thank all of you, as authors, reviewers, and guest editors who have worked with the Journal editors to make it such a success. I also thank my fellow editors who have been a pleasure to work with and who have worked tirelessly for the Journal.

John Walsh is taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief. I wish him the very best. I am sure under his leadership the Journal will go from success to success.

with all best wishes

Susan


Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

NEH ODH Institute for Community College Faculty

Dear colleagues,

(Please forgive cross-postings and feel free to circulate widely.)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY INTERESTED IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES? Applications are now open for the NEH Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Summer Institute, to be held at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, July 13-17, 2015.  The institute, entitled, “Digital Humanities at Community Colleges: Beyond Pockets of Innovation, Toward a Community of Practice,” is open to all full-time and part-time community college humanities faculty.  Participants receive a stipend, and travel and lodging costs are reimbursed. For more information, visit the NEH Website: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/institutes/institute-community-college-digital-humanists-beyond-pockets-innovation-tow
Questions? Contact project director Anne McGrail mcgraila@lanecc.edu

“Everybody gets so much information
all day long that they lose their common
sense.” –Gertrude Stein

“Truth springs from argument among friends.” –David Hume

Information diffused by:
Anne B. McGrail, Ph.D.
English Department
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
541-463-3317
Project Director, NEH Digital Humanities Summer Institute
https://blogs.lanecc.edu/dhatthecc/

The Scholarly Digital Edition and the Humanities workshop- Rome, 3-5 December

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross posting. These workshops may be of interest to some of you. Please see below for details.

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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RFP: Advanced Collaborative Support for the HathiTrust Research Center

Dear colleagues,

The HathiTrust 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.
 
A complete copy of the RFP is attached to this email and available online at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc/acs-rfp
 
RFP Schedule:
RFP Available: October 28, 2014
Proposals Due: 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2015
Award Notification: No later than January 30, 2015
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single zip file to htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com
 
Program Description (see the full RFP for more detail):
 
The HathiTrust (HT) is a large digitized-text corpus (> 10 million volumes) of keen interest to researchers working in a wide range of scholarly disciplines.
 
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HT) to help meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. 
 
The HTRC Advanced Collaboration Support Group (ACS) engages with users directly on a one-on-one basis over extended period of time lasting from weeks to months. The ACS Group, selected from the membership of the HTRC user community, pairs the ACS awardee with expert staff members to work collaboratively on challenging problems.
 
Respondents are urged to contact htrc.acs.awards@gmail.com, in advance of proposal submission to discuss eligibility, project details, prerequisites, and HTRC support. We look forward to a wide-array of proposals for our inaugural ACS projects supported by funding from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).
Sincerely,
The HathiTrust Research Center Executive Committee:
J. Stephen Downie, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing and Data to Insight Center, Indiana University and Co-Director HTRC
Beth Namachchivaya, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of LibrariesUniversity of Illinois
Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University
John Unsworth, Vice-Provost, University Librarian and CIO, Brandeis University