JTEI 8: new batch of articles published!

A fourth batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:

TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology
Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso

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TEI Data Dictionary Generator

We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.

To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519

Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.

Conference Announcement: JADT 2016 in Nice, France

International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

JADT 2016 (7-10 Jun e 2016, Nice, France)

http:. //jadt2016.sciencesconf org /

#JADT

Held every year since 1990 –other, the JADT Brings together 150 to 200 Researchers Involved in the automatic processing of textual and statistical data. The meeting Provides a forum in qui Their participants can present results, compares Existing tools, and exchange with colleagues on Their Methodological and practical experiences.

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LingSIG Meeting at the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon

This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th, from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.

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Registration Open: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 26th, 2015

Registration is now open for the TEI Simple HackAThon in Lyon, on Monday, 26th of October 2015. Please follow the link from TEI Members Meeting workshops website to register.
Deadline for registration is 15th of October. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible to give sufficient time to prepare challenges to work on during the day.
Posted on behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea.

Applications Invited for Assistant Professor Position – Digital Prototyping

Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities (Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential.

For full details, please see the position description below:

http://www.brocku.ca/hr/careers/position_detail.php?id=1627

Registration Open for Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

November 12 and 13, 2015

University of Michigan Central Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

Rackham Amphitheater and Hatcher Graduate Library

Register here by October 12. (It’s free!)

#webarc15

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ACM ITS 2015 – 2nd Combined Call for Participation: Workshops

2nd Call for Participation: Workshops
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015

http://www.its2015.org

ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

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1st CFP: 12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems

12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, April 11-14, 2016, Island of Santorini, Greece

Further information and information about the submission can be found here: http://www.primaresearch.org/das2016/

About the conference
DAS 2016 is the 12th edition of the 100% participation single-track IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches in document analysis and recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial and demo sessions as well as working group discussions.

DAS 2016 will be organized on the island of Santorini, Greece (April 11-14, 2016). Santorini was created from a volcanic eruption that left it with volcanic cliffs overlooking a black and red coast, dazzling against the turquoise Mediterranean. Santorini is one of the most popular, beautiful and unique islands in the world since it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere, spectacular scenery of deep blue sea and whitewashed houses, breathtaking sunsets, ancient sites, world-class restaurants and an active volcano.

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DH postdoc at UC Berkeley

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 8, 2016

The Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Digital Humanities.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Digital Humanities at Berkeley is designed to increase our capacity for teaching and scholarship in the digital humanities, with a focus on integrating these into the central academic enterprise of the university.

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

From: Douglas Ivison <divison@lakeheadu.ca>

Subject: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in New Media and Literary Culture. All scholars working at the intersection of media studies and literary studies are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants whose research takes account of new media (analog and/or digital) and their implications for literary culture, including but not limited to work in the areas of comparative textual media, electronic literatures, digital poetics, writing machines, emerging textualities, intersections of print and new media culture, digital literary scholarship, new media as literary form, the history and future of reading, book history, and media archaeology. A secondary specialisation in Writing and Rhetoric would be an asset.

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Save the date: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 2015

Dear all,

It is a pleasure to announce that there will be TEI Simple HackAThon at TEI Members Meeting in Lyon in October this year.
Conveners for this event are Magdalena Turska and Wolfgang Meier of eXist Solutions.
Registration will be open as soon as the date is confirmed. Most probably it will be Monday, 26th of October.
Meanwhile, here’s the presentation on Simple Processing Model I will be giving this Friday as part of first DiXiT Convention in The Hague http://goo.gl/DlP2us and the previous one, delivered by James Cummings during DH 2015 in Sydney https://goo.gl/CjBohw
On behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

“Europe’s future is digital”. This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete. On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past. In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.

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CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

Joint Session between CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE for Congress 2016 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | May 30 – June 1, 2016

What potential resides in the integration of the digital humanities with distance technologies? How might such an integration facilitate the offering of literature courses online? Although the phenomenon of literature courses delivered entirely or partially with the assistance of web-based technologies has made significant inroads into North American curricula and generated lively debates across social and traditional media, the prospects for teaching literature online still remain uncertain. With the rise in popularity of summer institutes such as DHSI at the University of Victoria, and the recent spread of localized DH institute offerings at Guelph and Dalhousie, the moment seems to have arrived when Canadian institutions might consider how the rise of the digital humanities could contribute to transitioning literature departments toward adopting year-round DH course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. How might techniques and technologies of the digital humanities be coupled with literature courses offered online? How productive is the relationship between the practices of “distant reading” and the pedagogy of distance technologies? What kinds of institutional resources are necessary for distance course design and support? What kinds of open-source tools and platforms might be enlisted in such courses? How do we measure the long-term impact of such offerings on enrolments? How do we persuade colleagues and administrators to accept the potential for the move toward dedicated distance course offerings?

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Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.

 

The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:

 

Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action

by

Daniel Schüller et al.

in combination with the presentation given by

Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg

from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada

on 23rd June

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CFP: Public Humanities in a Digital Age (ACLA 2016)

Public Humanities in a Digital Age, ACLA 2016

Organizer: Nicky Agate, Modern Language Association

The NEH’s recently launched Public Scholar program, a burgeoning number of public humanities initiatives and centers all over the country, and the increasing requirement of grant and job seekers that their work have a public component all indicate a redefinition of the public intellectual. Many of the products of such initiatives make use of Web 2.0 technology and new, open forms of scholarly communication.

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