20.544 events: Summit meeting; Markup as Theory of Text

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:28:14 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 544.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com> (60)
         Subject: Press Release: Directors of National Digital
                 Humanities Centers to hold Summit Meeting at NEH

   [2] From: "Dan O'Donnell" <daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca> (27)
         Subject: Conference Session Call for Papers: Markup as Theory
                 of the Text (Final Call)

         Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:22:16 +0100
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Press Release: Directors of National Digital
Humanities Centers to hold Summit Meeting at NEH

Announcing a Summit Meeting of Directors of National Digital Humanities=

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2007)=ADThe National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
(MITH) at the University of Maryland are pleased to announce a summit
meeting to plan a national coalition of digital humanities centers.

The meeting will take place at NEH headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
on April 12-13, 2007. The meeting is part of NEH's Digital Humanities
Initiative, which supports projects that use or study the impact of
digital technology on the humanities. Digital technology offers
humanists new ways to conduct research, conceptualize relationships,
and present scholarship to a wider audience.

At digital humanities centers around the country, historians,
archaeologists, and other humanities scholars have been working with
computer scientists and engineers to develop innovative ways of
applying emerging digital technologies to the humanities. These
collaborations have created new methods of conducting research,
interpreting archival data, and teaching the humanities.

In order to take the digital humanities, and humanities scholarship,
to the next level, national collaboration needs to be encouraged
between digital humanities centers and funding organizations.

"Digital humanities centers serve as the technological backbone for
the future of humanities scholarship," said Dr. Bruce Cole, Chairman
of the National Endowment for the Humanities. "Encouraging
collaboration among the centers will serve to speed innovation and
replicate success throughout the nation."

Collaborative work done by the nation's network of science labs has
produced major breakthroughs, such as the human genome project and the
creation of the Internet. As with the science labs, this new network
of digital humanities centers will promote the national exchange of
ideas and research necessary to generate revolutionary innovations in
the humanities.

The centerpiece of the conference is a day-long discussion of key
issues involved in fostering collaboration, developing funding
resources, and creating blueprints for future projects. The discussion
will be chaired by Neil Fraistat, Director of the Maryland Institute
for Technology in the Humanities.

"We hope that by the end of the meeting, a framework will be in place
for a national coalition of digital humanities centers that can start
functioning immediately," says Fraistat.

Along with the directors of major digital humanities centers,
representatives from government, industry, and the private sector will
be in attendance, including those from the Mellon Foundation, Google,
Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation,
American Council of Learned Societies, the J. Paul Getty Trust, John
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,
Henry Luce Foundation, Internet2, and Library of Congress.

The conference begins at 4:00 p.m. on April 12, with a welcome address
by NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. John Unsworth will then deliver a plenary
address on "Digital Humanities Centers as Cyberinfrastructure."
Unsworth is the director of the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vint Cerf, the Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, will also provide
some remarks. A reception follows hosted by the University of
Maryland's Dean of Arts and Humanities James Harris, and Dean of the
Libraries Charles Lowry.

On April 13, the conference attendees will spend the day discussing
how to create a framework for a permanent coalition of digital
humanities centers.

NEH media contact: Elissa Pruett at (202) 606-8446
MITH media contact: Neil Fraistat at (301) 405-8596

         Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:23:20 +0100
         From: "Dan O'Donnell" <daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca>
         Subject: Conference Session Call for Papers: Markup as
Theory of the Text (Final Call)

Call for papers, Markup as theory of text.
TEI Members Meeting, 1-3 November, 2007, University of Maryland.

This session will look at digital markup from the point of view of its
underlying theoretical assumptions and implications. Some questions we
are interested in considering:

1) What are the theoretical implications of digital markup for editors,
paleographers, book historians, literary critics, linguists, etc. Are
they different from, similar to, or of a completely different order from
previous print practice?

2) Are markup schemas theories of the structure of a text in the way
that linguistic theories are theories of language or literary theories
are theories about literature? Do they/should they have theoretical
lives of their own?

3) Does electronic markup change the way we look at text?

We are open to other understandings of the topic and papers do
not need to concentrate specifically, exclusively, or at all on the TEI.
They can be broad ranging or concentrate on specific smaller issues.

Please email abstracts to daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca by March 30th.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
Chair, Text Encoding Initiative <http://www.tei-c.org/>
Director, Digital Medievalist Project <http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/>
Associate Professor and Chair of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
Vox: +1 403 329 2378
Fax: +1 403 382-7191
Homepage: http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell/
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