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From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:09:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.684 new MA, new course & funding,

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 684.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to:

  [1]   From:    "J. Stephen Downie" <>                   (112)
        Subject: CFP: JCDL 09 Workshop On Integrating Digital Library
                Content,withComputational Tools and Services

  [2]   From:    "Ray Siemens" <>                           (51)
        Subject: [DHSI, new 2009 course,scholarships] SEASR in Action: Data
                Analytics for Humanities Scholars

  [3]   From:    "Mahony, Simon" <>                  (36)
        Subject: New MA programme in Digital Asset Management

  [4]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter-AT-GMAIL.COM>                         (56)
        Subject: DHO 2009 Summer School in Dublin

        Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 09:35:15 -0500
        From: "J. Stephen Downie" <>
        Subject: CFP: JCDL 09 Workshop On Integrating Digital Library Content, with Computational Tools and Services

Workshop On Integrating Digital Library Content
with Computational Tools and Services

A Full Day Workshop

19 June 2009
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009)
Austin, Texas, USA

See for a more 
complete CFP.

Over the past ten years, the development, deployment and use of “first
generation” digital libraries (DL) have matured into a stable use 
paradigm: the browsing, searching and then retrieving of digital 
materials. With recent strides being made in the areas of data mining, 
high performance computing, semantic web, linked-data, and web-services, 
etc. exciting new opportunities are arising to create “second generation
digital libraries” (SGDL) by extending the standard DL use paradigm to
include the analysis of the retrieved materials in a tightly integrated 
manner. It is the purpose of this workshop to bring together all
those that are interested in creating SGDL systems by making this
analytic extension to the DL use paradigm a reality.

The workshop organizers are currently involved in several SGDL
technology projects that deal with both humanities and scientific data sets:

1. Networked Environment for Music Analysis
2. Metadata Data Offer New Knowledge (MONK;
3. MyExperiment (
4. Networked Environmental Sonic-Toolkits for Exploratory Research 
5. The Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research
(SEASR; and its Meandre infrastructure system 

In order to encourage the exchange of technologies, experiences and
ideas, the workshop is soliciting participants drawn from the following 


a. Content Scholarship: Researchers, scholars and educators with
interest in more fully engaging with and more fully exploiting the 
content of digital libraries and similar repositories of digital materials

b. Content Provision: Digital librarians, digital archivists and data
curators, etc. who want to better serve their users by providing 
extended mechanisms by which uses can select, manipulate and then 
perform sophisticated analyses on the selected materials.


a. Digital Library Development: Digital library software developers and
administrators, etc. who are engaged at the coding level with the 
creation, modification and/or administration of digital library and 
digital repository software.

b. Tool and Service Development: Computer scientists, semantic
web/linked-data experts, web-services developers, data mining 
researchers, computation musicologists, and digital humanists, etc. who 
are developing analytic tools that should be better integrated into
digital library and digital repository installations.

3. Call for Participation:

We invite the participation of all interested parties. You may
participate at one or more level(s):

1. Presenter
2. Panelist
3. General Participant Presentations and/or demonstrations are solicited
that cover such topics as:

1. Prototype or deployed systems that have SGDL capabilities
2. Prototype or deployed analytic toolkits that could play a role in
creating SGDL systems
3. Use case scenarios based upon actual or intended SGDL capabilities
4. Intellectual property issues surrounding content accessibility and
5. Intellectual property issues surrounding the integration of foreign
tools into extant DL systems
(i.e., license incompatibilities).
6. Interface, security and user management issues
7. Computational infrastructure issues (i.e., providing compute cycles
for the analyses and storage of results)
8. Standards, either extant or proposed, that can help generalize the
integration process across unique collections and tools

Formal papers are not required. However, we do want to have an extended
abstracts 2-4 pages (JCDL format) for the demos and presentations along 
with appropriate presentation materials (copies of slides,
charts, etc.) for inclusion in the workshop information package.

Submission requirements:

Whether you want to participate as a General Participant, Presenter
and/or Panelist, we would like you to contact the Workshop Chair ASAP. 
We would like to have your name, background information, contact 
information, and the level at which wish to participate. For those 
wishing to present we would also appreciate brief abstract of your 
proposed lecture/demonstration along with any special equipment 
requirements. (NOTE: this does not constitute formal registration; it is
merely a means by which we can better plan the workshop).

Submission Information:

Send all expressions of interest, proposals, and questions, to the
Workshop Chair (with the subject line: SGDL Workshop),

J. Stephen Downie [].


10 May 2009 for submitting proposals for lectures and/or demonstrations

10 June 2009 for submission of “camera ready” package materials.

Contact information for Workshop Chair:

Dr. J. Stephen Downie, Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
501 East Daniel St., Champaign, IL,
fax: (217) 244-3302

    "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and,
Center Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839
NEMA Project Home:

        Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:05:26 -0700
        From: "Ray Siemens" <>
        Subject: [DHSI, new 2009 course,scholarships] SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholars

DHSI 2009

8-12 June, U Victoria 

A quick note, as we move forward with our preparations for the 2009 Digital
Humanities Summer Institute, to mention that we're pleased to be able to
confirm a new course offering for 2009, SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for
Humanities Scholars.

Loretta Auvil and Boris Capitanu will be joining us from NCSA/UIUC to offer
the course, and have generously agreed that a good number of spots in the
course will be available by tuition scholarship.

If you're interested in a tuition scholarship spot in this course - either
as a new enrollee, or as one of the 100 or so already enrolled in the 2009
DHSI - please ensure that you have an account at and,
then, drop a note to  Regular registration is available
directly via the DHSI website,

Tuition fellowship spots are available on a first-come first-served basis;
transfer of those already enrolled in other DHSI courses can be facilitated.

All best,



[6] SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholars

Loretta Auvil and Boris Capitanu 

This course focuses on introducing participants to The Software Environment
for the Advancement of Scholarly Research, SEASR, providing humanities,
arts, and social science communities a transformational cyberinfrastructure
technology. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about SEASR
through a comprehensive set of presentations and hands-on exercises meant to
outline the key aspects of the technology and how it can be applied to solve
real-world research problems. SEASR eases scholars' access to digital
research materials and enhances scholars' use of them through analytics that
can uncover hidden information and connections. SEASR fosters collaboration,
too, through empowering scholars to share data and research in virtual work
environments. SEASR technology is also designed to enable digital humanities
developers to design, build, and share software applications that support
research and collaboration. Developers can tailor applications both in whole
and part to fit scholars' research needs---from changing the visualization
landscapes that provide them with views of analytical results, to inserting
new analytics that support their linguistic analysis for different time
periods or languages, to readjusting entire steps in the work process so
that researchers can validate results and alter their queries. The course
will incorporate a variety of learning activities ranging from presentations
to structured application sessions to designing specialized analyses. Topics
will include: Overview of SEASR infrastructure (components, flows,
applications), Introduction to text mining tools, and Using and creating
Zotero flows. Bring a laptop for hands-on exercises (with admin privileges
or install the following Java 1.5+ and Firefox 3.x with these plugins:
Zotero 1.0.x and SEASR Analytics for Zotero). See


R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC,
Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1. Ph.(250)721-7272  Fax.(250)721-6498

        Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:45:22 +0100
        From: "Mahony, Simon" <>
        Subject: New MA programme in Digital Asset Management

Something of interest to all digital humanists.
copied from the Stoa:


New MA programme in Digital Asset Management

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) in collaboration with the Centre for e-Research both at King’s College London has just launched its new Masters Programme in Digital Asset Management. This complements CCH’s existing graduate programmes: MA Digital Humanities, MA Digital Culture and Technology, PhD (Digital Humanities).

There is a promotional flyer with full details at:

All details about graduate study at CCH are at:



Simon Mahony
Research Associate
Digital Classicist

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
School of Arts and Humanities
King's College London
26 - 29 Drury Lane,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

        Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 11:11:27 +0100
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter-AT-GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DHO 2009 Summer School in Dublin

Announcing the
2009 DHO Summer School
In conjunction with NINES and 18thConnect
13 -17 July 2009

To register:

Following the success of the 2008 DHO Summer School, the 2009 Summer
School will be held from 13-17 July 2009 at Academy House in Dublin,
Ireland. This year's event will be larger and it is being held in
conjunction with NINES and 18thConnect, two prominent virtual
communities in digital literary studies.

Registration for the Summer School is now open. Early-bird
registration is available until May 15, 2009. Early-bird registration
for the week-long summer school is € 375. After 15 May standard
registration cost of €450 will apply. To register or for more
information, go to:

If you are at an HSIS institution please contact your HSIS
representative. A list of a list of representatives is available at

* Programme

Master Classes will be led by two of the leading textual scholars in
the world:

Jerome McGann, founder of NINES and co-founder of SPECLAB, will be
speaking on ' Philology in a New Key: Information Technology and the
Transmission of Culture.'

Hans Walter Gabler, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English
Studies, School of Advanced Study, London University, is presenting:
'From Conception to Design and Vice Versa: Ways to make your mark-up
do what you want it to do at the interface.'

In addition, Paul Ell, Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation
and Analysis at Queen’s University, Belfast will lecture on
'Humanities Digital Deluge: Serendipity, Scholarship, Sustainability.'

There are also four week-long workshop strands:

 • Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative: Theory and Practice
led by James Cummings (University of Oxford) and Dot Porter (DHO);
 • Data Modelling and Databases for Humanities Research led by Aja
Teehan (An Foras Feasa, NUI, Maynooth) and Don Gourley (DHO);
 • Data Visualisation for the Humanities led by Paolo Battino (DHO),
Shawn Day (DHO), and Faith Lawrence (DHO);
 • Text Transformations with XSLT led by Laura Mandell (Miami
University) and Kirstyn Leuner (Miami University).

For more details, consult the Summer School website at:

Please direct any questions to Shawn Day ( regarding the
summer school.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Regus House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
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