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Al via il progetto Europeana Textual Collections

È partito il 1° settembre il progetto Europeana Textual Collections, che realizzerà nel portale europeo il canale tematico dedicato ai manoscritti, ai libri e ad altri materiali stampati: la biblioteca digitale europea accoglierà manoscritti medievali dal IV al XV secolo, libri stampati risalenti dagli inizi del XVI secolo alla fine del XIX secolo, riviste e giornali datati dal XVIII secolo alla metà del XX secolo.

L’ICCU, insieme ad altri undici istituti culturali europei, tra cui le Biblioteche Nazionali dell’Olanda, della Serbia, della Francia, della Scozia, della Lettonia, del Portogallo, di Berlino, e l’Istituto Opera del Vocabolario Italiano del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-OVI), selezioneranno le risorse, rappresentative delle principali lingue europee come il tedesco, le lingue romanze e slave, il greco, il celtico.

L’obiettivo è documentare lo sviluppo delle lingue scritte (grammatiche, dizionari, libri di testo) e dell’alfabetizzazione vernacolare delle diverse classi sociali insieme all’evoluzione linguistica attraverso pubblicazioni di diversi formati e generi (manuali, letteratura di viaggio, libri per bambini, racconti folcloristici).

Il progetto prevede, inoltre, la digitalizzazione di circa 1.500 manoscritti, 2.600 libri e altri materiali a stampa (opuscoli, cartoline, volantini) e oltre 200 mila pagine di giornali e riviste, che saranno resi accessibili tramite la piattaforma Europeana, dove saranno messi a disposizione per il riuso per scopi non commerciali o completamente aperti.

Il progetto è stato finanziato dall’Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, della Commissione europea, nell’ambito dell’iniziativa Connecting Europe Facility (Cef) ed è coordinato dalla Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria Slovena


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DHN2019: Call for Hosts

With the next/third DHN conference being prepared for 7–9 March 2018 in Helsinki, the Board would like to invite DHN members and others interested in DH to submit proposals for hosting the 2019 conference. The DHN conferences in Oslo 2016 and Gothenburg 2017 were great successes and the forthcoming one in Helsinki promises to be just as stimulating and enjoyable. It is anticipated that the 4th annual DHN conference will be held around the same dates in 2019 as the previous conferences (i.e. mid-March). The conference is expected to be held in one of the Nordic or Baltic countries.

The criteria for proposing a location/institution to host the conference are:

  1. A suitable and accessible location, including a venue with a lecture hall big enough to seat all conference participants for keynote talks and the Annual General Meeting (AGM), as well as meeting spaces and smaller rooms for individual sessions and workshops. As a rough guide: there were approximately 200 participants and 3–5 parallel sessions in the 2016 and 2017 conferences in Oslo and Gothenburg. High-speed Internet access, AV equipment, adequate catering facilities and a variety of accommodation for conference delegates are other important requirements. It is recommended to have a “compact” venue due to the parallel sessions.
  2. Possible sources of funding to cover the costs of organization: costs will typically include renting of conference venue, salary for part-time conference organizer and administration of registration. Costs may be kept down by using conference facilities at a university campus.
  3. Sufficient human resources to form an organizing committee and run the conference: we recommend a programme committee with approximately 10 members and a separate local organizing committee of 5–10 persons. On the basis of experiences from previous conferences, one should allocate a minimum of 4 person-months for the practical organization of the conference and a number of student helpers during the conference.

The resources described above are typical for any conference.

DHN has no central funds available to cover the costs of organizing the conference. However, the DHN Board and the 2017 conference organizing committee will be on hand to advise as necessary on matters related to the organization of the conference. The conference theme and programme will be decided by the Programme Committee, which will be appointed by the Board in collaboration with the local organizers.

Proposals should include a rough budget and potential sources of funding, a description of the venue, and notes regarding the human resources available. Proposals and inquiries should be sent to the chair of DHN, Christian-Emil Ore: c.e.s.ore@iln.uio.no. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2017.


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DHN 2018

DI­GITAL HU­MAN­IT­IES IN THE NOR­DIC COUN­TRIES
3RD CON­FER­ENCE
7–9 MARCH 2018, HEL­SINKI

The 3rd conference of the association of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) will be held at the University of Helsinki March 7–9, 2018. The conference is organised by HELDIG – the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Arts.

In 2018, the conference seeks to extend the scope of digital humanities research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and Baltic countries. This year, the conference welcomes in particular work related to the following themes: History, Cultural Heritage, Games, and Future.

The overarching theme this year is Open Science. This pragmatic concept emphasises the role of transparent and reproducible research practices, open dissemination of results, and new forms of collaboration, all greatly facilitated by digitalisation. All proposals are invited to reflect on the benefits, challenges, and prospects of open science for their own research. Please see the full CFP for more information.

KEY­NOTE SPEAK­ERS

  • Kathryn Eccles, University of Oxford – Academic Programme Manager for Digital Humanities and Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute with interest in the impact of new technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.
  • Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara – Distinguished Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an affiliated faculty member of UCSB’s Media Arts & Technology graduate program
  • Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere – Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media (specifically digital culture and game studies)

IM­PORT­ANT DATES

  • Call for proposals opened on: 28 August 2017
  • Deadline for submitting proposals: 25 October 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: by 8 January 2018
  • Conference: 7–9 March 2018

 

Click here for further info.


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PASIG 2017 Oxford Conference

11th September 2017 – 13th September 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
8th September 2017
Description

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience in a vendor-neutral forum on how to put preservation and archiving into practice, including:
– guidelines, best practice, assessment/audit criteria and standards,
– architectures, designs, workflows and deployments,
– tools, systems and services,
– trends, directions and emerging products/solutions,
– case studies, reviews and practical findings, and
– comparisons and choices such as community or proprietary, onsite or hosted, customised or standardised solutions.

PASIG is a place to share practical experiences, successes, pain points, and, increasingly, a forum for fostering coordination and collaboration to enable the most effective use of our resources. Join us at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this Autumn as the international digital preservation community gathers for three days of exchange and sharing. For the conference programme and further information, please visit: www.pasigoxford.org


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First EADH Conference: call for bids

15 Oct 2017 (All day)

The EADH Executive Board invites proposals to host the first EADH Conference to be held in 2018. We have decided to establish this conference in order to strengthen the scientific, institutional and cultural relations between the members of the DH communities in Europe and in the Mediterranean area. The EADH Conference will be organised triennially, provided that the annual DH conference takes place outside of Europe in the envisaged year, and will be hosted in any of its European member regions. We are particularly interested in proposals from institutions and regions that

  • have recently developed or are developing digital humanities communities and organizations;
  • have not previously hosted a main international DH conference.

Please note that the local organizers must be members of EADH or of one of the Associate Organizations (currently AIUCD, DHD, and DHN) or Partner Organizations (currently DH Benelux, DH Russia, and the Czech DH Initiative).

Organization

The scientific organization is required to have a Program Committee (PC) with 10 members and one Chair, appointed by the EADH Executive Committee. At least two EADH Executive Committee members must be in the PC. The local organiser has the right to propose two candidates for the PC.

The PC will decide the main theme of the conference, identify and invite keynote speakers, define the details of the Call for Papers, manage the review process, and decide the final conference program.

Logistical organization will be the responsibility of a Local Organization committee, whose members and chair are appointed by the Local Organizers (LO).

EADH recommends the adoption of the conference management system ConfTool for registering participants and including them in special events such as the banquet, but payments may be processed outside ConfTool by the local organizer if desired.

Time Period

Dates are decided by the local organizer, in consultation with EADH. It is recommended that the conference takes place in the autumn of 2018. Other large DH-related conferences in Europe should be taken in account when fixing the precise dates.

Venue

The venue must be an academic or cultural institution in the European area in its broadest sense (including Russia and the Mediterranean countries). We cannot foresee the number of participants as this is the first edition, but the hosting institution should be able to accommodate a minimum of 300 delegates, and an average of three parallel sessions.

Bids

Bids should contain a preliminary budget and up to two pages describing the motivations and logistical opportunities offered by the proposed venue.

Bidders must take into account the EADH diversity statement and outline how they plan to ensure it being respected.

The venue for the 2018 conference will be decided by the EADH Executive Committee on the basis of:

  • academic and social impact of the conference for the LO
  • logistic adequacy of the venue
  • overall quality of the proposal

Bids should be submitted no later than October 15, 2017.

Structure of the conference

The Conference should be a 2/3-day event. Workshops and training events can precede the official conference days, depending on the availability of the LO. Presentations will be organized in 90-minute slots. The conference should have two keynote talks of 45 minutes.

Type of presentations:

  • Full papers for theoretical or highly relevant methodological or technical issues will last 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.
  • Short papers to present research ideas, approaches and projects that are recently started. Short paper presentations are supposed to take 10 minutes time plus 5 minutes for questions.
  • Panel or roundtable for one relevant topic discussed under different perspectives by 5/6 presenters will last 90 minutes.
  • Posters for early stage or starting projects or technical innovations. One session of the conference is reserved for short (3/5 minutes) poster presentations.

Bidders are encouraged to propose different formats and innovative organization of the conference in addition to this general framework.

Budget

The conference must be financially self-sustaining, but a backstop funding from EADH of up to € 5,000 can be discussed. EADH will also provide bursaries for young scholars. The local organizers are expected to set three levels of registration fees:

  • for members of EADH, associate organizations, and other constituent organisations of ADHO;
  • for non-members;
  • for students.

It is advisable that the member registration costs do not exceed € 200, in order to ensure maximum inclusivity and to attract early career scholars.

Synergies and possible sponsorship

In order to strengthen the sustainability of the conference and its impact on European DH and Cultural Heritage scholarly and professional communities, EADH recommends that the LO tries to establish contacts with relevant organizations or infrastructures active at the EU level, in particular DARIAH and CLARIN. Suggested collaborative activities range from hosting of workshops and tutorials, to co-organization of the conference or financial support. Private in-kind and money sponsorship is welcome, provided that any activity from sponsoring organizations is clearly distinct from, and does not influence, the academic program.


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CERN vacancy in Germany

CERN, an international organization based in Geneva, has an opening for a skilled repository librarian http://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/12657. The application deadline is set to 17th September 2017.

Basic salaries (remuneration net of tax) are paid twelve times a year.  Assignment to a given grade is based on the level of functions of the job, as well as relevant experience, qualification and skills.
For grade 4 (bachelor education), the basic entry level is 6503 CHF/month (more details available from https://cds.cern.ch/record/2199302/files/CERN%20Employment%20Conditions.

The vacancy is for a 5-years contract.

CERN strives to recruit from all Member States
http://jobs.web.cern.ch/content/member-states


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RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science
and Technology
**KREMS|GÖTTWEIG|VIENNA, Austria – November 23 – 25, 2017**
http://www.mediaarthistory.org/retrace

** Early Bird Registration now open **

The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science
and Technology – RE:TRACE –  will be hosted by the Department for Image
Science and held jointly at Danube University, Göttweig Abbey and the
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. Following Banff 2005, Berlin 2007,
Melbourne 2009, Liverpool 2011, Riga 2013 and Montreal 2015, the Media
Art History Boards and Co-Chairs invite you to attend Re:Trace 2017 in
Krems/Göttweig/Vienna.

More than a decade after the first conference founded the field, which
is now recognized internationally as a significant historical inquiry at
the intersection of art, science, and technology, Media Art Histories is
now firmly established as a dynamic area of interdisciplinary study
guided by changing media and research priorities, drawing a growing
community of scholars, artists and artist-researchers.

Immersed in both contemporary and historiographical aspects of the
digital world, we explore the most immediate socio-cultural questions of
our time: from body futures, information society, and media
(r)evolutions, to environmental interference, financial virtualization,
and surveillance. And we do so through a fractal lens of inter- and
trans-disciplinarity, bridging art history, media studies, neuroscience,
psychology, sociology, and beyond. MediaArtHistories is a field whose
theory, methods, and objects of study interweave with and overlay other
disciplines.

**KEYNOTES:* *
o       Prof. Ryszard KLUSCZYNSKI (University of Lodz, PL)
o       Prof. Wendy Hui CHUN (Brown University, US)
o       Prof. Em. Martin KEMP (Oxford University, UK)
o       Prof. Morten SØNDERGAARD (Aalborg University, DK)
o       Prof. Sarah KENDERDINE (École polytechnique fédérale de
Lausanne, CH)

**SESSIONS:**

*:: Politics I: Cybernetics, computing and the question of
representation in art
*:: Politics II: Ecology, politics, and aesthetics
*:: Politics III: Ambitious goals with tactical media
*:: Politics IV: Political and aesthetic impacts of automated
classifications
*:: Early experimental strategies in the image-sound-complex
*:: Generative Art
*:: Sound Art
*:: net.art revisited
*:: From Trans-Local to Telematics
*:: Modulating sensory perception with media cross-over
*:: Soft and Fluid Media
*:: Retracing media art and its precursors in Latin America
*:: Reframing social artistic initiatives since the 1960s
*:: Internet infrastructure under scrutiny
*:: Digital Humanities and Critical Practices
*:: Preservation strategies I: Performing and rethinking materiality
*:: Preservation strategies II: Dynamic archiving
*:: Curation and art production in crowdsourced and networked
situations
*:: Recent tendencies in computer-aided preserving and presenting
*:: New media art theory mashup
*:: Aesthetics: Theories of the post-digital image

*:: POSTER Presentations

**CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:**
Oliver GRAU and Inge HINTERWALDNER

** Re:Trace AUSTRIA BOARD:**
Carl AIGNER (Landesmuseum St. Pölten, AT); Jose Ramon ALCALA
(University of Castilla La Mancha, ES); Giselle BEIGUELMAN (University
of São Paulo, BR); Beatriz ESCRIBANO BELMAR (University of Castilla La
Mancha, ES); Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE);
Andres BURBANO (Universidad de los Andes, CO); Valentino CATRICALA
(University Roma Tre / Media Art Festival, IT);  Sebastian EGENHOFER
(University of Vienna, AT); Ksenia FEDOROVA (RU/UC Davis, US); Sabine
FLACH (University of Graz, AT); Katharina GSÖLLPOINTNER (University of
Applied Arts, Vienna, AT); Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California Los
Angeles, US); Ryszard KLUSZCZYNSKI (University of Lodz, PL); Katja
KWASTEK (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL); Daniel Cardoso LLACH
(Carnegie Mellon University, US); Sjoukje van der MEULEN (Utrecht
University, NL); Gunalan NADARAJAN (University of Michigan, US); Gerald
NESTLER (Vienna, A); Ana PERAICA (Split, HR); Christopher SALTER
(Concordia University, CA); Yukiko SHIKATA (Tokio, JP; Christa SOMMERER
(University of Art and Design, Linz, AT); Morten SøNDERGAARD (Aalborg
University, DK); Axel STOCKBURGER (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT);
Gerfried STOCKER (Ars Electronica, Linz, AT); Eveline WANDL-VOGT (ÖAW,
Vienna, AT).

**SPEAKERS and PRESENTERS (among others):* *
Chandrika ACHARYA (IN), Bahar AKGÜN(TR), Hava ALDOUBY (IL), Pau ALSINA
(ES), Elisa ARCA (PE), Aura BALANESCU (RO), Rod BANTJES (CA), Giselle
BEIGUELMAN (BR), Beatriz Escribano BELMAR (ES), Catherine BERNARD (US),
Clara BOJ TOVAR (ES), Grant BOLLMER (US), Stefanie BRÄUER (CH), Andreas
BROECKMANN (DE), Roberta BUIANI (CA), Andres BURBANO (CO), Aaron BURTON
(AU), Ron BURNETT (CA), Franziska BUTZE-RIOS (AT), Jon CATES (US),
Valentino CATRICALA (IT), Maria Teresa CRUZ (PT), Derek CURRY (US),
Stephanie DE BOER (US), Karin DE WILD (NL), Annet DEKKER (NL), Penesta
DIKA (KO), Steve DIXON (UK), Ksenia FEDOROVA (RU), Valerie FELIX (CH),
Natalia  FEDOROVA (RU), Victor FLORES (PT), Francesca FRANCO (IT), Darko
FRITZ (HR), Manuelle FREIRE CA), Rania GAAFAR (DE), Dmitry GALKIN (RU),
Sara GARZON (US), David GAUTHIER (NL), Diego GóMEZ-VENEGAS (CL),
Jennifer GRADECKI (US), Joanna GRIFFIN (IN), Vendela GRUNDELL (SE),
Katharina GSÖLLPINTNER (AT), Kevin HAMILTON (US), Bilge HASDEMIR (TR),
Jens HAUSER (DK), Falk HEINRICH (DK), Ingrid HOELZL (HK), Janina HOTH
(AT), Leonardo IMPETT (CH), Ozgun Eylul ISCEN (TR), Stephen JONES (AU),
Jonas JøRGENSEN (DK), David KADISH (DK), Raivo KELOMEES (EE), Harald
KRAEMER (HK), Katja KWASTEK (NL), Nathalia LAVIGNE (BR), Jungmin LEE
(US), George LEGRADY (US), Biljana LEKOVIć (RS), Laura LEUZZI (UK),
Michelle LEWIS-KING (UK), Zizi LI (US), Patrick LICHTY (AE), Jose-Carlos
MARIATEGUI (PE), Claire MC ANDREW (UK), Andre MINTZ (BR), José Ramón
Alcalá MELLADO (ES), Caroline MENEZES (UK), Romi MIKULINSKY (IL), Maria
MIRE (PT), Goki MIYAKITA (JP), Jo Ana MORFIN (MX), Anna NACHER (PL),
Martín NADAL (AT), Frieder NAKE (DE), Mark NUNES (US), Margrét Elísabet
ÓLAFSDóTTIR (IS), Robin OPPENHEIMER (US), Maciej OZOG (PL), Susanne
ØSTBY SæTHER (NO), Randall PACKER (SG), Filipe PAIS (FR), Chiara
PASSA (IT), Ana PERAICA (HR), Treva PULLEN (), Richard RINEHART (US),
Viola RÜHSE (AT), Chris SALTER (CA), Ashley SCARLETT (CA), Devon
SCHILLER (AT), Alberto SEMELER (BR), Gabriela Aceves SEPúLVEDA (CA),
Paul SERMAN (UK), Rasa SMITE (LT), Nina SOSNA (RU), Julian STADON (UK),
Iván TERCEROS (EC), Aneta TRAJKOSKI (AU), Polona TRATNIK (SI), Reynaldo
THOMPSON (MX), Tomohiro UESHIBA (JP), Yael Eylat VAN ESSEN (IL), Erandy
VERGARA-VARGAS (CA), Yvonne VOLKART (CH), Carmen Gil VROLIJK (CO), Jacob
WAMBERG (DK), Florian WIENCEK (AT), Kirk WOOLFOORD (UK), Soojung YI
(KR), Martin ZEILINGER (DE), Joel ZIKA (AU)

**MAH Honorary Board:**
Rudolf ARNHEIM†, Douglas DAVIS†, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter
WEIBEL

**MAH Conference Series Board: * *
Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana Universität), Sean CUBITT (Goldsmiths,
UK), Oliver GRAU (Danube University, AT), Linda HENDERSON (University of
Texas, US), Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California, US), Douglas KAHN
(University of New South Wales, AU), Machiko KUSAHARA (Waseda
University, JP), Tim LENOIR (Davis University, US), Gunalan NADARAJAN
(Ann Arbor School of Art&Design, US), Paul THOMAS (University of New
South Wales, AU)

Venues:
Danube University / Located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO World
Heritage Wachau region, Danube University is the only public university
in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering
low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long
learners. Located at both a modern university campus and in the Göttweig
Monastery, the Dept. for Image Science is an internationally unique
institution for research and innovative teaching with an international
faculty, at this point 120 scholars from various nations and
disciplines. The innovative approach of the Department for Image Science
with the close connection to practice has developed the Archive of
Digital Art and in 2006 founded the low-residency
MediaArtHistories-Advanced, MA answering the need for international,
post-graduate studies. www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis
Vienna / The vibrant capital of the Republic of Austria in Central
Europe meeting international travel standards with safe and exciting
surroundings that embrace culture both old and new. Planning for Vienna
is being organized with partner institutions and colleagues. Fast and
frequent public transportation between Vienna and Krems allows for a
blending of two locations into one venue, distributing separate days in
each venue.

**PARTNERS: **
THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, VIENNA // THE GOVERNMENT OF LOWER AUSTRIA //
HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY, BERLIN // THE ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART // DARIAH-EU
// ERASMUS MUNDUS MEDIA ARTS CULTURES // ACADEMIA EUROPAEA // LEONARDO
// KUNSTHALLE KREMS

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http://www.mediaarthistory.org/retrace
MAHarchive.admin@donau-uni.ac.at
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CfP: AIUCD 2018 Conference

31 Jan 2018 (All day)

Bari, January 31st – February 2nd, 2018

General information and location

The Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of its annual conference and invites all interested scholars to submit a proposal.

The AIUCD 2018 Conference will be held from 31st January to 2nd February 2018 in Bari, Italy, and the local organiser is the University of Bari. Pre-conference workshops will be held on 29th and 30th January.

The conference venue and all satellite events will be held at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Centro Polifunzionale Studenti (“Ex Palazzo delle Poste”), Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1, 70121 Bari.

Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract (see below for details), using the ConfTool conference management system, accessible at:

http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2018.

For more information, please visit the Conference website at http://www.aiucd2018.uniba.it/or send us an email at aiucd2018@aiucd.it.

Conference Topics

The main topic of the AIUCD 2018 Conference is Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies. The topic brings together interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and examines the role of cultural heritage in all its aspects in the digital age, the way in which the study and scientific research of humanistic knowledge (literary, historical, artistic, archaeological and philosophical) combines with different methodologies, logic and computer technologies and various types of media and digital resources. It also concerns the critical problems of digital memory, the re-thinking of contemporary digital culture the changing definition, enhancement, research and conservation of cultural heritage in the digital era, as well as the digital rebirth of humanistic culture.

While open to other topics related to Digital Humanities, proposals for contributions are particularly encouraged on the following:

-Interaction and integration of methods of statistical/quantitative analysis and formal logic methods in Humanities.

-Semantic web technologies and Linked Open Data in Humanities.

-Quantitative and stylometric analysis, topic modelling and clustering for literary texts, archival documents and cultural objects.

-Authorship attribution and automatic text classification.

-Applications of, and experiments with, data mining methodologies in historical, artistic and archaeological research.

-Network analysis and sentiment analysis applied to the Humanities.

-Interaction between Natural Language Processing technologies and data mining in the Humanities.

-Methods and techniques of visualization and their impact on knowledge transfer in Cultural Heritage and in the Humanities.

-Methodologies and applications of Natural Language and Text Processing of corpora in the Humanities.

-Computational analysis of multimedia resources: images, audio and video.

-Sustainability problems and strategies for research data: persistence, provenance and authenticity.

-Cultural and social impact of Humanities research produced with computational methods.

-Big Data methods and technologies in Cultural Heritage and in the Humanities.

-Internet of Things for Cultural Heritage and the Humanities.

-Landscape and long-term settlement: prospects and potential of digital cartography.

-Public use, dissemination and didactic mediation of humanistic cultures in the digital age.

-Digital narrative methods and techniques: storytelling and place telling.

-Methodologies and technologies of the digitization process for the production and preservation of digital cultural heritage.

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 30th (midnight) 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by October 30th 2017.

The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English. However, it is possible to present in other languages if English slides are provided.

Proposal categories and submission

Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract, using the ConfTool conference management system, accessible at: http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2018.

The Conference provides the following proposal categories:

-long proposal (30 mins: 20 mins + 10 mins for for questions and answers): it should discuss innovative methodologies and their theoretical foundations, experiences of analysis and applications that are methodologically significant within a discipline; presentations devoted to presenting a specific tool or resource are acceptable only if they include a thorough critical discussion of the methods used and/or a theoretical evaluation of the results obtained;

-short proposal (20 mins: 15 mins + 5 mins for questions and answers): it must present a mature research product or a research project;

-panel (90 mins, including questions and answers): a series of presentations (maximum 6) should describe, from a theoretical and methodological point of view, a specific topic or a critical presentation of the grounding, methods and results of a big project;

-poster: must primarily address the progress of an ongoing project or the technical details of a tool or of a digital resource;

-workshop and tutorial: in the two days prior to the Conference, one or two workshops or tutorials on topics or tools of interest to the DH community will be accepted.

Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars in the Humanities, Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities.

The proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria:

-Relevance to the topic of the conference; consistency with the Digital Humanities and Digital Culture domains.

-Originality, relevance, or innovative approach.

-Methodological rigour, accurate description of the methodology; the research presented should be reproducible.

-Adequacy of the theoretical and conceptual approach to the reference domain.

-Consistency of arguments; clear definition and of the objectives; coherence between objectives and results.

-Critical analysis of the literature; a bibliography.

-Quality of any technical solutions proposed within the reference domain.

-Good balance between the Humanities and Computer Science components of the research.

-Structure  of the text; quality of writing; ease of understanding; explanations of  scientific language.

At the end of the evaluation process, the Program Committee may decide to move an accepted proposal to a different category of presentation.

To submit a proposal, please sign into ConfTool (http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2018). When submitting a proposal, authors must specify keywords from those suggested by the platform in order to facilitate the review process.

Proposal structure and formats

Proposals must clearly present the goals of the contribution, provide a brief overview of the state of the art, specify and discuss the methodology adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or expected.

The abstracts will be published in a book with an ISBN identifier. The most promising contributions  will be selected for publication as full articles in the AIUCD Umanistica Digitale journal (https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it).

Proposals must also include a short bibliography. Figures or tables may be included. The length of the proposal varies depending on the type of proposal:

-Long paper proposal should be 1500-1800 words in length (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);

-Short paper and poster proposals should be 800-1000 words in length (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);

-Panel proposals should be 800-1000 words in length plus 200-250 words for each single presentation, (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);

-Workshop or tutorial proposals should count 1000 words at least and include: a title and a short description of the content and its relevance to the conference and the DH community in general , complete information of all tutors with a brief description of the research interests and previous experience, requests for technical support at the conference, and whether the workshop will have its own Call for Participation.

When submitting the proposal, ConfTool also requires the provision of a short abstract (300 words). Proposals should be drafted according to the templates available at

-Word: http://www.aiucd2018.uniba.it/content/abstract_template.docx

-ODT: http://www.aiucd2018.uniba.it/content/abstract_template.odt

which also includes editorial specifications.

The official languages of the AIUCD 2018 Conference are Italian and English, but it is possible to submit a proposal also in the following languages: French, German and Spanish. In these cases, it is mandatory to provide a short abstract in English in ConfTool.

Posters should be written in Italian or English. Posters will also need to clearly present the objectives of the project, provide a brief overview of the state of the art and the methodologies adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. They must also contain a short bibliography.

The format is portrait A1 (841×594 mm). Posters will be displayed in a dedicated space at the Conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your poster already printed, as we are unable to provide a printing service. Personal laptop computers may be used in the poster exhibition area. If your presentation includes a laptop, please inform the organising committee on acceptance of your proposal.

Specific poster slam sessions will be scheduled in the Conference programme to give authors the opportunity to briefly introduce (max 2 minutes) their poster.

Giuseppe Gigliozzi Conference Bursary Awards

AIUCD will offer three bursaries awards of 250€ each for early-career scholars (students and non-tenured lecturers) presenting papers (long or short) at the conference. Eligible scholars can apply by selecting the relevant check-box at the bottom of the abstract submission form in ConfTool. Candidate papers will be selected by reviewers.

Prior to the conference, the AIUCD Board will make a preliminary review of all papers proposed by the reviewers, and will then verify their eligibility and compile a preliminary list of a maximum of 10 papers. Next, a panel of reviewers will be recruited from the AIUCD Board, the Program Committee members, the program session chairs, and other experienced participants attending the conference. During the course of the conference, one or more reviewers will attend and observe each candidate presentation and make recommendations to the Board. Winners will be selected by the Board at the end of the conference, and the results will be communicated during the General Assembly.

Please note that no more than one winner can be based at the organising institution.


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Presenting European Digital Research in Canada: DARIAH contributes to DH 2017 in Montreal

DH 2017 is the premiere annual conference of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The theme this year is “Access/Accès”.

It will see the following DARIAH activities:

  • A short presentation given by DARIAH’s Programme Implementation Officer Suzanne Dumouchel: “How the notion of ACCESS guides the organization of a European research infrastructure: the example of DARIAH”
  • A panel of presentations, in the context of the Humanities at Scale (HaS) project: “Scaling up Arts and Humanities The DARIAH Approach to Data and Services”
  • A booth shared with CLARIN ERIC, which gives insight into the organization of european research infrastructures.
  • A communication space which can be used by DARIAH and CLARIN communities for workshops or any other meeting you may need.

Several members of the broader DARIAH community will be present, like Frank Fischer, of the DARIAH Board of Directors, among others.

Suzanne Dumouchel’s presentation will focus on DARIAH’s current Strategic Action Plan, a living document which tries to answer several questions revolving around the operation of the DARIAH infrastructure up to and beyond 2019.

The HaS panel will introduce and discuss several central aspects of DARIAH-EU, which aim to support emerging practices in the Digital Humanities, e.g. to disseminate consolidated practices and to provide tools for navigation through the rich and changing landscape of the productions of research communities, be they research data, tools, methods or other assets. The session is chaired by Chad Gaffield, who is a member of DARIAH’s Scientific Advisory Board. In total five presentations will be given:

  • Nicolas Larrousse & Paulin Ribbe (CNRS): “Building a durable infrastructure”
  • Mike Priddy (Co-authors: Francesca Morselli, Lisa de Leeuw, Andrea Scharnhorst) (DANS): “DARIAH contributions and the reference architecture they inhabit”
  • Carsten Thiel (SUB Göttingen): “Re-usability of tools and services”
  • Aurélien Berra (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre): “Teaching: where and how?”
  • Matej Durco (ACDH-ÖAW): “DARIAH & affiliates”

The DH 2017 is co-organised by McGill University and the Université de Montréal, DH2017 will take place August 8-11, 2017 in downtown Montréal, Canada on the campus of McGill University. This is the premiere annual conference of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The theme of DH2017 is “Access/Accès”.

Event website: dh2017.adho.org
Programme: www.conftool.pro/dh2017/sessions.php

For more information on DARIAH’s participation, or if you would like to use the communication space, please write to Suzanne Dumouchel, suzanne.dumouchel@dariah.eu


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W2 Professorship in Information Literacy Jointly with ZB MED

Application deadline: 2017-09-07 – Reference number: F031701

The Institute of Information Science (IWS), a department of the Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies TH Koeln, requests applications at the earliest possible date for a

W2 Professorship in Information Literacy
Jointly with the The German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) – Information Centre for Life Sciences according to the “Juelicher Modell”

The position to be filled is limited to a maximum of 5 years.

Your responsibilities

You will work in the Institute for Information Science and will be responsible for teaching and research in the field of “Information Literacy”. You will teach courses in the bachelor and master curricula in library science; the minimum teaching obligation usually stands at 4.5 teaching hours per week (a teaching hour amounts to 45 minutes; at 60 minute hours, this amounts to 3.375 hours of teaching time a week). The language of instruction is German, English, or both.

With your research activities, you will strengthen the research profiles of both our department as well as that of ZB MED. You will also procure extramural research funding.

You will also be involved in the self-governance of the faculty and the institute.

You will head ZB MED’s “Information Services” department. ZB MED is the central national service center for specialized information and research support in the life sciences. The subjects of medicine, health care, nutritional science, environmental studies and agricultural science figure predominantly here.

Your Profile

You must hold a degree from an institution of higher learning – preferably in the area of life sciences –, have completed your Ph.D. and be able to demonstrate that you have several years of pertinent work experience in a non-academic setting within a professional or practical field related to the assignment profile as advertised.

You are expected to apply your own skills and proficiencies to cross-disciplinary teaching and research collaboration in the faculty, in the institution of higher education and in ZB MED. We also expect pertinent research that will be evidenced by way of academic publications and / or project work. Experience operating and developing search portals is desirable.

Ideally, you will already have experience in teaching and are willing to embrace interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching and research.  Applicants whose native tongue is not German and who do not have a command of German at a native speaker’s level need to be willing to continue improving his or her knowledge of German.

You have the ability to align your thinking and practice to the long-term goals of the university as well as the ability to develop solutions collaboratively and reliably.

Please send your application, stating the reference number F031701 to:
An den Präsidenten der Technischen Hochschule Köln, z. Hd. Frau Madlen Chall, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 54, 50968 Köln. Application deadline: 2017-09-07

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Simone Fühles-Ubach, via email: simone.fuehles-ubach@th-koeln.de.

For more information on your tasks, requirements for professor positions, application documents, and W2 payment, please visit
www.th-koeln.de/stellen.

https://www.th-koeln.de/hochschule/w2-professorship-in-information-literacy-jointly-with-the-the-german-national-library-of-medicine-zb-med–information-centre-for-life-sciences-according-to-the-juelicher-modell_46243.php

https://www.zbmed.de/ueber-uns/karriere/stellenangebote/

https://www.th-koeln.de/hochschule/professur-fuer-informationskompetenz-nach-dem-juelicher-modell–gemeinsam-mit-der-deutschen-zentralbibliothek-fuer-medizin-zb-med–informationszentrum-lebenswissenschaften-_46234.php


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