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DCMI Webinar: “OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates”

OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Time: 10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/pprincipe)
:: Presenters: Pedro Antonio Príncipe & Jochen Schirrwagen
:: Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Source Managers provide recommendations and best practices for encoding of bibliographic information in OAI metadata. The Guidelines have adopted established standards for different classes of content providers: (1) Dublin Core for textual publications in institutional and thematic repositories; (2) DataCite Metadata Kernel for research data repositories; and (3) CERIF-XML for Current Research Information Systems.

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Job Posting: Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries is seeking an Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies.


Define and articulate vision and strategic directions for UT Libraries information technology to advance UT Libraries’ mission and vision in a dynamic environment, participate in executive level decision making processes, oversee budget allocations, and engage with external collaborators.

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Balisage Program adds Late-breaking News

When the regular (peer-reviewed) part of the Balisage 2015 program was scheduled, a few slots were reserved for presentation of “Late breaking” material.  These presentations have now been selected and added to the program:
– Tomos Hillman on “XSLT Pipelines in XSLT”
– David A. Lee on “Multi Markup Language – When one markup language
just isn’t enough”
– Chris Maloney, Alf Eaton, & Jeff Beck on “A client-side JATS4R validator using Saxon-CE”
– David RR Webber on “The Semantics of self-assembling user apps”
– Joseph Wicentowski & Wolfgang Meier on “Publishing TEI documents
with TEI Simple: a case study at the U.S. Department of
State’s Office of the Historian”

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JTEI issue 8: more articles now published

A third batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:
Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, Gregory R. Crane: The Linked Fragment: TEI and the encoding of text reuses of lost authors

Stefan Dumont, Martin Fechner: Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding


Martin de la Iglesia, Mathias Göbel: From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks


Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):

oXygen XML Editor 17

A new major version of oXygen XML Editor released, bringing it to version 17.

The release notes are presented in detail at

Schematron Quick Fix support was already noticed by TEI users (see the message from Joel Kalvesmaki) – that is one of the highlights of version 17 – along with the user friendly messages provided by Schematron validation, you can annotate the Schematron schema also with recovery actions that will be presented to the user in order to automatically fix a reported problem.
Next Wednesday we have a webinar that presents this functionality, both from the user perspective and from the Schematron developer perspective, so please join us then in case you want to find more about quick fixes and Schematron quick fixes in particular:

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ACM DocEng 2015 — *Deadline extension* for short papers and application notes

The deadline for short papers and application notes has been extended by one week – you now have until May 28 (11:59pm AoE) to get your submissions in. So, if you have unpublished research work related to document engineering, now is a good time to consider submitting to DocEng 2015.

This year’s DocEng will take place from September 8-11, 2015 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

We will also have a doctoral consortium for PhD students, ProDoc@DocEng, to present their research in progress and obtain constructive feedback from more senior members of the audience. Submissions are also due on May 28. More information will follow shortly.

You can find the Call for Papers here:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/call-papers ===

The ProDoc web page is at:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/prodoc ===

All students presenting their work at DocEng 2015, including the Doctoral Consortium will be eligible to apply for an ACM SIGWEB Student Travel Award.

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2015.org  ===

DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0”

Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0
A DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Presenter: Angela Dappert
:: Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2015
:: Time: 10:00am – 11:15am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC http://bit.ly/Webinar-Dappert)

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Call for papers – DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 – 18 September)

DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition


The Hague, September 1618  2015





  • Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
    • Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
    • Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
  • Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the Convention proper (‘Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition’)

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters,  Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).


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Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015


IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford


Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?


Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

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Deadline 18th May! Call For Posters at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Poster proposals for those planning on
attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not
attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015. All
submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS
Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify
applicants of the outcome before the end of May. The Poster session is at the welcome drinks reception the evening of Monday 20 July 2015.

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Reminder! Call for hosts: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference for 2016

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.

The TEI website includes a document about Hosting a TEI Conference and Members Meeting (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting). It is a useful blueprint, but many of its details are subject to negotiation or the preferences of the local host. The details of it can be condensed as follows:

ACM ITS 2015 – 3rd Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 1518, 2015


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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Extracted Features Dataset Now Available for 4.8 Million Volumes/1.8 Billion Pages

The HathiTrust Research Center is pleased to announce the release of its Extracted Features Dataset (v.0.2), a dataset derived from 4.8 million public domain volumes, totaling over 1.8 billion pages currently available in the HathiTrust Digital Library collection. The dataset includes over 734 billion words, dozens of languages, and spans multiple centuries. Features are informative, quantified characteristics of a text, and include:


  • Volume-level metadata

  • Page-level features

    • Part-of-speech-tagged token counts

    • Header and footer identification

    • Sentence and line count

    • Algorithmic language detection

  • Line-level features

    • Beginning and end line character count

    • Maximum length of the sequence of capital characters starting a line

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Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.

The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full details of the position can be found here: http://syriaca.org/blog/2015/05/visiting-professor/

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Available position: Assistant webmaster for the TEI Consortium

The TEI Consortium seeks nominations for an assistant webmaster to be appointed by the Board of Directors through December 2016. This person will work with the webmaster (currently Kevin Hawkins) to manage the TEI’s website and email lists hosted on that site, and to assist with archiving conference websites, email lists, and other noteworthy content developed outside of the TEI’s web infrastructure. We are also seeking someone who can help with a task force investigating upgrading or replacing the CMS used for the TEI website.

The time commitment is intermittent, but it’s essential that the incumbent:
* have some experience or aptitude with command-line tools, mailing list administration, and similar light technical skills
* be detail-oriented
* be easy to reach by email

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1st EADH international Day 8th October, 2015: Call for participation

The first EADH International Day will be held on the 8th October 2015 at UNED (National University for Distance Education – Open University) Madrid, Spain.
The first annual European Association for Digital Humanities Symposium (EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference of the Hispanic Digital Humanities Association at UNED, and hosted by LINHD in Madrid. The purpose of the event is to provide the principal annual focus for practitioners of Digital Humanities in Europe to network and discuss common challenges and opportunities.

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Two positions of professorship in DH at the University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (CH) opens two applications for professorship in DH (tenure track or associate professor).
Deadline: 15.07.2015
– Social Sciences:
– Computing and Information language:


2nd Call for participation: Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

27-30 July, 2015

Hosted by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany Organised by: Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini and Maria Moritz

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities will host a Hackathon targeted at students and researchers with a humanities background who wish to improve their computer skills by working with their own data-set. Rather than teaching everything there is to know about algorithms, the Hackathon will assist participants with their specific data-related problem, so that they can take away the knowledge needed to tackle the issue(s) at hand.

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CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue (Second Call)

CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue

Submission deadline: May 31, 2015.

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:


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‘Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI’ Workshop: 15 May @ Queen’s University Belfast

The Digital Humanities Working Group at Queen’s are pleased to invite you to an ‘Introduction to Text Encoding using the TEI’
It will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 15 May from 10:00 to 17:00 in the new Graduate School Training Room 7.

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Job: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center, CUNY

To apply, please visit the CUNYFirst website

Application materials must be submitted online by May 21, 2015. To see
an online version of this ad, please visit
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Reminder: Scholarly Editing edition proposals due May 15


Scholarly Editing (www.scholarlyediting.org) invites edition proposals for the 2016 issue. Many scholars know fascinating texts that deserve to be edited thoughtfully and imaginatively, and we offer a venue to turn this knowledge into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage. If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition, we want to hear from you. Proposals for the 2016 issue are due by May 15, 2015. Please see details for submitting a proposal at www.scholarlyediting.org/se.about.html.

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Join the oXygen users meetup, June 5, London (XML London pre-conference day)

oXygen users meetup we will hosted on the pre-conference day of XML London. This event will take place on Friday, June 5th at the same location as the XML London conference, UCL – Roberts Engineering Building, in the Malet Place Eng 1.20 room.

There will be a full day of interesting sessions covering new functionality in oXygen 17, XML development and XML authoring topics as well as web-based XML editing.
For the registration form, detailed agenda and the exact location information please see:

Like all previous meetups, this is a free event but registration is required.
Of course, XML London itself is a very interesting event to attend and its registration fee is reasonable:

DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes”

DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar: 
From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes
:: Presenter: Ethan Gruber
:: Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2015
:: Time: 10:00am-11:15am EDT (UTC 14:00 – World Clock: http://bit.ly/Webinar-Ethan_Gruber)

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TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015


Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 9:30-17:30

IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford


Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?

Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.

We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts from TEI Simple reference corpora.

The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.

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Poster Session at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Posters: Reminder that poster proposals for those planning on attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015. All submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify applicants of the outcome before the end of May.

See http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/programme.html#posters for more information.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015: Registration is open!

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015

Scholarship — Application — Community


Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions

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Digital Heritage 2015 Granada

digital heritage

D I G I T A L  H E R I T A G E  2 0 1 5
The 2015 International Congress on Digital Heritage
28 September – 2 October 2015, Granada, Spain


– only days until the Full Papers deadline

– We have added a new submission category: “Work in Progress”

This new category is aimed to fit better the needs of the humanities community; we solicit the submission of  extended abstracts (2 pages-long), describing on-going research activities. The conference presentation will be either full/short time slot or poster, depending on the outcome of the review process. Extended abstract will be published in the conference proceedings and indexed on IEEExplore.

– Submission deadlines have been postponed:
* Full Papers (8 pages):  April 19th
* Short Papers (4 pages):  May 17th
* *NEW* Work in Progress (2 pages):  May 17th

More info: www.digitalheritage2015.org


TEI Hackathon at DH2015 (reminder)

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to registering for the ‘workshop’ on thehttp://dh2015.org/ website. You’ll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.

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Deadline extended to May 15! Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Special Topic on Disability as Insight, Access as the Function of Design

Issue 8 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Special Topic: Disability as Insight, Access as the Function of Design
Issue Editors: Sushil K. Oswal, University of Washington
Andrew J. Lucchesi, The Graduate Center, CUNY


JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, research, and the workplace. For this issue, we invite submissions from both senior and emerging scholars under the linked themes of disability and access as generative focuses for technological design and pedagogical innovation.

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Reminder: Balisage submissions due today!

Balisage submissions are due today April 17th! Do you want to speak at Balisage or the pre-conference symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup? Put your head down and finish the paper you started a month ago! Call for Participations at: http://www.balisage.net/Call4Participation.html http://www.balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/index.html Instructions for authors: http://www.balisage.net/authorinstructions.html Do you need help with your Balisage submission? Email info@balisage.net ======================================================================
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015              mailto:info@balisage.net
August 11-14, 2015                                            http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015     +1 301 315 9631 ======================================================================

June 1: Congress Hackfest at the University of Ottawa


Congress Hackfest

This non-competitive Hackfest invites participants to explore or “hack” research data provided by invited digital humanities (DH) researchers. It will show what can be accomplished when research data is opened up for collaboration. Participants will enhance their skills and learn to use new tools to visualize data and work with digital assets. The event will also be an opportunity to meet other scholars from diverse fields and to learn about emerging common practices in DH.

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Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy @ DH2015 (Sydney, 29 June 2015)

Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Local, National, and International Training http://dh2015.org/innovations-in-digital-humanities-pedagogy/ A Mini-conference and Member Meeting Sponsored by the International Digital Humanities Training Network 9.30am-12.30pm, Monday 29 June 2015 EA Building (EA.G.19), U Western Sydney, Parramatta South Campus Registration: https://www.regonline.ca/ADHOTraining2015 Continue reading

“Culture & Technology” – European Summer University in Digital Humanities 28th of July – 07th of August 2015

“Culture & Technology” – European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU DH C & T) 28th of July – 07th of August 2015, University of Leipzig http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/

This is to announce that since the 28th of February 2015 applications for a place at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” (ESU DH C & T) are being accepted via ConfTool (https://www.conftool.net/esu2015/) and that we have started to assign places to applicants whose application was positively reviewed by the experts.

The application phase closes the 31st of May 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops.

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities Training Network courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate in DH (http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html).

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Scholarly Networks Colloquium April 16-18, 2015, Brown University

Scholarly Networks Colloquium
April 16-18, 2015, Brown University

The Virtual Humanities Lab in the Department of Italian Studies at
Brown University, in collaboration with the Center for Digital
Scholarship in the Brown University Library, and DARIAH-Italy (Digital
Research Infrastructure for the Arts and the Humanities), will host an
international colloquium entitled Scholarly Networks and the Emerging
Platforms for Humanities Research & Publication in the Patrick Ma
Digital Scholarship Lab at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library from
Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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JTEI issue 8: new batch of articles now published

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is being published on a “rolling” basis as articles are completed. A second batch of articles just appeared within this issue:

Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand:
The DTA “Base Format”: A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources
António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela:
TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments

Øyvind Eide:

Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI


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Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities

Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities

Date: 2015-05-07

Description: Traditional research in the social sciences and humanities is challenged by the emergence of new methods and tools that allow us to gain and compute more knowledge integrating various data sources. At the same time, our human experiences and our ways of learning and knowing are increasingly mediated.

Contact: summerschool@geschichte.lbg.ac.at

URL: www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/summerschool2015/


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CFP: DH Forum 2015, University of Kansas

Peripheries, barriers, hierarchies: rethinking access, inclusivity, and infrastructure in global DH practice

Digital Humanities engages in many alternative scholarly forms and practices, and thus positions itself as a channel for exploring and challenging how social and institutional constructs shape traditional and digital academic discourses. Yet DH itself contains many non-neutral practices and is far from barrier-free. Digital Humanities practices, tools, infrastructures, and methodologies often embed a variety of assumptions that shape what kind of scholarship gets made, studied, and communicated; how it is represented to the world; and who can participate in that making and communication. A truly accessible DH goes beyond technical standards and provides people and communities of different abilities, genders, sexual orientations, languages and cultures–and of varying levels of access to technology and infrastructure–the capacity to shape and pursue scholarship that addresses their own interests and needs.

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TEI Hackathon at DH2015

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to registering for the ‘workshop’ on the http://dh2015.org/ website. You’ll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely used for creating resources, but there is little standardisation across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing TEI-encoded texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often approach the development of TEI processing systems either with trepidation or ignorance of  potential complications. This unconference-style Hackathon is open either to developers with very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) or experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or people who have both. It is not a training workshop!

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, but you will be expected to work in groups to program something useful. Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 at before 1 May. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 May. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

‘Sight Unseen’: Irish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

IAAS Annual Conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin on the 24th & 25th of April.

The Irish Association for American Studies is an all-island organisation that supports and promotes the study of the United States in Ireland. ‘Sight Unseen’ is a two-day interdisciplinary conference which will see academics from across Ireland, the UK, Europe, Canada, and the United States examine the theme of seeing, surveillance, and the visual sphere in American culture. Dr. Lee Jenkins (UCC) will give the Alan Graham Memorial Lecture on April 24th.

A full programme of events is available on the IAAS website. Registration is now open and you can book your place here. The Peggy O’Brien Book Prize will be presented at the conference dinner on April 24th. If you wish to attend the dinner we would recommend booking your place in advance as spaces are limited. Any queries in relation to the conference can be directed to iaasconference@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets

Call for Submissions:

Special Edition: The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets

International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing

IJHAC: A Journal of Digital Humanities


Abstracts Due: April 15, 2015

Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2015


Submit Abstracts electronically via .doc, .txt or .pdf to:

Jennifer Guiliano






noun: methodology; plural noun: methodologies

  1. a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity.


Forty years on from the advent of digital humanities computing, there is a flood of case-study work that explores specific instances of computational methods (e.g. close and distant reading via textual analysis, visualization methods for social networks, etc) being developed and then utilized within the digital humanities. Yet, despite this cross-pollination of methodology to the humanities, little has been done to discuss methodology outside of the project-based context in either the contemporary or future contexts. We know the specific results of particular methods within a given project, but much less about how those processes and workflows would function outside of that singular dataset or specific area of study.  Several questions arising from current practice remain unanswered: Can Digital Methods fully realize the promise of humanities and arts-driven inquiry when confronted with complex datasets? Is Digital Methodology in conflict with efforts to conduct micro or local level analyses as it encourages the use of “Big Data” and other large-scale longue durée-type analyses? Does Digital Methodology offer its own problematic system of assumptions? What grounds have humanists ceded to scientists? What impact does this have on the tools created and the future of Digital Methodology? How should we train the next generation of scholars to deal with complex cultural records, and to interrogate and argue for tools suitable for humanities inquiry? This special edition of the International Journal of Arts and Humanities Computing (IJHAC) seeks submissions from scholars who explore what the future of Digital Methodology will be ten, fifteen, twenty or even fifty years in the future.

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MAKE U 2015 @ DHSI

The MakerBus  http://www.makerbus.ca  team is once again pairing up with
the folks at Eurekamp  http://p4c.ualberta.ca/eurekamp/  to bring a week
long summer camp for kids 8-12 to the University of Victoria in parallel
with DHSI. If you are traveling out to DHSI this summer during the week of
June 812 and would like to bring your children with you, please consider
having them join us at MAKE U for a week of creative building, thinking,
and tinkering.

More information can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding the camp, please email

Survey on DH Pedagogy

We are collecting data for a research paper on digital humanities pedagogy, and would be very appreciative of any contributions. We are surveying and interviewing instructors as well as surveying students, so if you have taught or taken a class about digital humanities, we want to hear from you!

Our research will investigate DH curriculum through the perspectives of students and faculty. We will examine how DH is taught and learned in various departments at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Interviews with DH instructors and students will provide a framework for understanding the nascent DH curriculum. This qualitative data will help open the dialogue between students and faculty, providing a platform for sharing practical tips for improving DH pedagogy and curriculum.

If you are a DH instructor, please take our survey here: http://goo.gl/6DqciN

If you are a DH student, please take our survey here: http://goo.gl/voephZ

As a token of our appreciation, survey participants will be entered to win one of ten $5 Starbucks gift cards.

Please feel free to distribute this message as widely as possible.

Thank you for your time!

Erica Hayes, Ariadne Rehbein, and Siobhain Rivera, MLS Candidates
Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Information and Library Science

Website for JADH2015 in Kyoto launched

The organising committee for the annual conference of the Japanese
Association for Digital Humanities JADH2015 “Encoding Cultural Resources”,
to be held in Kyoto Sep. 1 to 3 later this year, is proud to announce the
launch of the conference website at http://conf2015.jadh.org.

The Call For Papers is still open and scheduled to close one month from now
on May 7th, 2015.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for the latest on
Digital Humanities in Japans old capital Kyoto! Topics relevant to the TEI
are most welcome, even if there is no thematic connection to Japan.

DRHA Dublin 2015



It is with great pleasure that I would like to invite you to DRHA Dublin 2015 – Digital World. Digital Responses, hosted by Dublin City University in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, the Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD Programme (DAH), and the Royal Irish Academy. Our conference takes place 30th August to 2nd September 2015 in the vibrant Irish capital city of Dublin and will include contributions from an exciting range of keynote speakers from across the world. This is an historic moment too for the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference as it is the first time the event has been hosted by a university outside the United Kingdom.

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CFP: Network Detroit Digital Humanities Conference

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice will return Friday, September 25, 2015 to Lawrence Technological University. Network Detroit showcases the best of digital humanities research in the great lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for papers and panels that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Michigan and Detroit.

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DH@Guelph Summer Workshops: registration open until April 20th

Registration is now open for the inaugural DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, which will run May 19-22 with courses on Omeka, topic modelling, and a CWRC-shop on collaborative online scholarship, plus an introductory talk and reception, a panel on DH and early career scholars led by Adam Hammond (Guelph; soon to be at San Diego State University), and a plenary by Jennifer Roberts-Smith (Waterloo) titled “Your Mother is Not a Computer: Phenomenologies of the Human for Digital Humanities”. Courses count towards the University of Victoria graduate certificate in Digital Humanities. Fees and on-campus accommodation costs are modest. Deadline for registration is April 20th.

Susan Brown

Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory

President (English), Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé canadienne des humanités numériques
Visiting Professor                               Professor
English and Film Studies                    School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Alberta                           University of Guelph
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5              Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
780-492-7803                                    519-824-4120 x53266

TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 released

The TEI Consortium has released the TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 (Codename: Winking Petrarca). This release includes new elements and recommendations for the description of correspondence and resolves many community-submitted bugs and feature requests.

Our release technician was Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, UMD). Raff’s work has produced possibly the quickest release in TEI history, with able assistance from members of the TEI Council, especially James Cummings and Martin Holmes, and with help from former Council member Sebastian Rahtz.

All are encouraged to report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines via theSourceForge site http://tei.sf.net/. This is how the Council knows what aspects of the Guidelines need working on, and we cannot do without your input! The software of the TEI Consortium such as the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at https://github.com/TEIC/. Any software issues should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines is available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html and the SourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). Sebastian Rahtz has released version 7.34.0 of the TEI Stylesheets (available at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets). The oxygen-tei package and TEI debian packages have been updated separately and may be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/files/. The TEI P5 version 2.8.0 release notes are below, and are also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.8.0.html.
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