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 So, if you have unpublished research work related to document engineering, now is a good time to consider submitting to DocEng 2015.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:
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The ProDoc web page is at:
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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:
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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

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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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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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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 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:

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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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‘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 ( 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

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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:

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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 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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Call for Workshops: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

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Text Encoding Initiative: connect, animate, innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium


Call for Workshops and Seminars

26–27 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Monday 4 May 2015



We invite proposals for workshops and seminars for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI— This annual event is an excellent opportunity to share expertise in the TEI, and to convene working group discussions.


Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related topics. They are open to all delegates of the TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference.


Seminars offer training to participants in the TEI, or aspects of it. They are led by experts.


Please get in touch with the Programme Committee ( to discuss your proposal as early as possible. We are happy to work with you to…

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Call for Papers: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference 2015

Text Encoding Initiative Newsfeed

Text Encoding Initiative: connect, animate, innovate

2015 Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference of the TEI Consortium

Call for Papers, Panels, Posters, and Demonstrations

28–31 October 2015

Lyon, France

Deadline: Monday 4 May 2015


We invite proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations for the 15th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI—

The power of the TEI is realized in interactions, between texts, between programs, between practices, and between members of its community. This theme invites considerations of technical and social applications and approaches, both to the practice of encoding and to the development of local and international communities of use. It includes training in the TEI and related areas, for example incorporating the digital into traditional forms of editing. It addresses integration of TEI-encoded texts at scale, for example in libraries and large corpora, and acknowledges that new…

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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:


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: Instructions for authors: Do you need help with your Balisage submission? Email ======================================================================
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015    
August 11-14, 2015                                  
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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 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: 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

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 ( 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 (

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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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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.



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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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‘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

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  team is once again pairing up with
the folks at 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:

If you are a DH student, please take our survey here:

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

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
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2015 Lancaster Summer School in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods

This year’s programme for the Lancaster Summer School in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods has been announced. These will be held at Lancaster University, UK 14-17th July 2015. This year’s offerings include: the ERC Summer School in GIS for the Digital Humanities, a course that has run successfully for a number of years, and a new course in Corpus Methods for the Humanities. There are also three other courses in corpus methods which may be of relevance: Corpus Linguistics, Statistics for Corpus Linguists, and  Corpus Approaches to Social Science.

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7-8 April: “Making Links” Conference in Victoria

Interested in Linked Open Data, Early Modern Drama, digital editions, encoding, apps, performance, and/or digital maps? “Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama” will bring together scholars from an international community of those interested in taking advantage of the digital medium to publish editions of Early Modern Drama, and to make them freely available to a global audience. The conference features paper sessions and workshops on linking in and between these editions. Featured projects include: Internet Shakespeare EditionsDigital Renaissance EditionsQueen’s Men EditionsThe Map of Early Modern London, Folger Digital Texts, Global Shakespeares, EMOTHE, Shakespeare au Quebec, the Digital Companion to Music in the English Drama, and others.

Please visit for full information about the conference.

Course on the Creation, Preservation, and Use of E-Texts in the Humanities – Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia

This summer, the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia are excited to offer a practical course on the creation, preservation, and use of electronic texts and their associated images in the humanities, with an in-depth focus on Special Collections materials. Taught by David Seaman, Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth College Library, “XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts” will be aimed primarily (although not exclusively) at librarians, publishers, and scholars keen to develop, use, publish, and control electronic texts for library, research, scholarly communication, or teaching purposes.

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PKP 2015 – Call for Participation (11-14 August 2015, Vancouver)

PKP 2015
11-14 August 2015, Vancouver
The deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015

Call for Participation

The conference will address a wide range of issues such as open access
publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational
resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as
publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to
explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and
community, all focused around the broad theme of openness.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited plenary presentations, a
“next generation scholars” panel discussion, brief “lightning talks,” a
2-day development sprint, and workshops. A preliminary schedule, including
the updated registration fees, can be found on the conference website:

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DH@Guelph Summer Workshops

The inaugural offering of DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, which aims to become a regular event on the University of Guelph campus, expands opportunities for digital humanities training in southwest Ontario.
The courses will be offered over 4 days, May 19-22.
The first offering is for three courses:
  –  Developing a Digital Exhibit in Omeka
  –  Topic Modeling for Humanities Research
  –  Online Collaborative Scholarship: Principles and Practices (A CWRCshop)

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DiRT becomes centerNet initiative

The DiRT (Digital Research Tools) directory ( and centerNet ( are pleased to announce that the DiRT directory has been adopted as the newest centerNet initiative. As a directory of tools for digital research, maintained by an international community of volunteers, DiRT will benefit from closer ties to centerNet’s member centers around the world, as well as to centerNet’s DHCommons project directory (

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CFP: Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

Call for Proposals: Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze
November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan
Proposal deadline: May 15, 2015
The University of Michigan Library and Bentley Historical Library are proud to announce Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze, a two day symposium to be held on November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).  For more information on this event, please see
Proposals may be submitted via email to
Research in almost all disciplines increasingly relies on evidence gleaned from websites, social media platforms, and other online resources.  As scholars and instructors embrace these primary sources and discover new and innovative ways to interact with the data, their efforts are aligned–knowingly or not–with those of developers and archivists.

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Reminder: Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup CFP

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

Markup and markup technologies are used in a wide variety of cultural heritage projects by linguists, students of literature, librarians, historians, curators, and others. Markup is used behind the scenes in archives, libraries, and museums to create and store metadata and the textual content of a wide variety of materials both textual and artefactual. We want to know how you or your project are using markup to preserve, analyse, disseminate, or curate materials of long-term value to society.

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Registration open: “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities” @ DHSI 2015 (June 7)

“Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” our INKE- and Iter-hosted event aligned with DHSI, will take place from 1pm-4pm on Sunday June 7th 2015 in Hickman 105 on the UVic campus. This event 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.

The program, posted on, will include an opening talk by Dr. John Maxwell (SFU), as well as lightning paper sessions and workshops. This event is open and free for all DHSI 2015 attendees. If you are interested in joining us, please confirm your participation by May 1st 2015 by registering for the event via

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? Join us on June 7th to discuss these questions and more.

Please do not hesitate to direct any inquiries or concerns to me at

Digital Material conference: registration open

Registration has now opened for Digital Material, a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the Humanities. The conference will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway on 21-22 May 2015, and registration is free for all participants:

The two-day conference features speakers from a range of disciplines (literature, history, archaeology, classics, art history, folklore, music, game studies, education), perspectives from the library and museum sectors, and creative artists. The plenary lectures will be delivered by Jerome McGann (University of Virginia) and Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland). The provisional conference programme is available at:

Digital Mitford Coding School, May 27 – 31, 2015 at Pitt-Greensburg

We call for participants and prospective new editors to join us from Wed. May 27 through Sunday May 31, 2015  for the Third Annual Workshop Series (or Coding School) of the Digital Mitford: the Mary Russell Mitford Archive, at Please join us if you want to learn text encoding methods in Digital Humanities through hands-on participation in a large-scale digital archive project now well underway. We are happy to teach what we know and are learning, and to orient you to coding with hands-on experience on our active project as part of our end-of-May three-day workshop series.  Our workshops are held at the lovely Pitt-Greensburg campus ( during the last week of May 2015. We expect people to arrive on  Wednesday May 27 and depart on Sunday. May 31, with our workshops running during the days from Thursday morning May 28 through Saturday evening May 30.

Application Open: Digital Art History Summer Institute, Visualizing Venice, June 1-12, 2015

Applications are currently open for a ten-day intensive digital art history summer institute, Visualizing Venice, that focuses on the history of the Venice Biennale. Training will introduce participants to current digital humanities theories, methods, and tools. Topics include digital mapping, data visualization, 3D modeling of buildings, and time-based animations on apps and websites. The training program has been organized since 2012 by Wired! in partnership with Venice International University (VIU) and the Architectural University of Venice (IUAV). A Getty Foundation grant supports stipends for participants. More information and applications can be found at

HASTAC 2015, May 28-29, East Lansing, Michigan – Early Registration Extended to 4/6

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities

May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore a range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! The conference features sessions that address, exemplify, and interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015 challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science, technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying power relationships, among other possibilities.

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