Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 487. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Simona Stoyanova
Subject: Digitizing and Encoding Seals: SigiDoc and RTI-Dome in action (107)  From: Rens Bod Subject: Call for Papers "How Disciplines Interact", 7-8 May 2020, Amsterdam (35) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-12-11 13:33:50+00:00 From: Simona Stoyanova Subject: Digitizing and Encoding Seals: SigiDoc and RTI-Dome in action Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH), Department of Humanities, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, January 20-21, 2020 We invite applications for a two-day workshop in digitizing and encoding ancient seals, hosted by the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) at the Department for the Humanities, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, January 20-21, 2020. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss solutions, currently under development, concerning an XML-based and TEI-compliant data model for the description of Byzantine seals - and, with minor adjustments, of other coin-like objects, such as bread stamps, Hellenistic or Western Medieval seals and sealings. For this purpose, participants will be introduced to a new encoding standard: SigiDoc, the first attempt to adapt and extend the digital approach - already applied to inscriptions, coins and papyri - to seals. SigiDoc builds on the experience of the EpiDoc encoding standard and its customisable publication platform EFES (EpiDoc Front End Services). The introduction into the methodology and functionalities of both SigiDoc and EFES will take place during the first half of the workshop, followed by hands-on training sessions on the second day. The final session of the workshop will be dedicated to discussing challenges and solutions to open issues within the development of SigiDoc, as well as the questions and suggestions arising from the participants. The workshop will also feature an introduction and a practical demonstration of Reflective Transformation Imaging (RTI), a cutting edge imaging technology especially well-suited for the digitization of seals. With RTI, an object is photographed multiple times with lightning from different angles. These images are then computationally processed and presented in a way that allows the viewer to virtually move the light source on-screen, thus making visible and discernible finest and most subtle structure of the object's surface. Legibility and analysis of visual features can be significantly improved. Participants in the RTI session will be introduced into the use of RTI technology, techniques and equipment, and their applications in sigillography. During the RTI session, seals and other objects (brought by the participants) will be digitised using a custom built RTI dome. Lessons and hands-on training will be offered by Alessio Sopracasa (Sorbonne University, Paris), Simona Stoyanova (University of Nottingham), Martina Filosa (University of Cologne), and Marcel Schaeben (CCeH, University of Cologne). To apply for a place on this workshop, please send an application to email@example.com by December 27 including a brief description of your interest in the workshop as well as your scholarly background. Basic knowledge of TEI-XML as well as of Ancient/Byzantine Greek are desirable. Programme: Monday Jan 20th 13.00 Welcome 13.15 Introducing SigiDoc - A digital standard for describing seals 14.15 Digitizing seals - A practical introduction to RTI 15.30 Coffee Break 16.00 Encoding seals - Introduction to EFES Metadata encoding Inscription tagging 19.00 End first day Tuesday Jan 21st 9.00 Indexing and authority files 10.00 Coffee Break 10.30 Faceted search and other features 12.00 Lunch Break 13.00 Hands-on training SigiDoc/EFES 14.30 Evaluation of the RTI test results 15.00 Coffee Break 15.30 Hands-on training SigiDoc/EFES 17.00 THE END! Venue: Sala Piccola, Palazzo Malcanton MarcorÃ , Dorsoduro 3484/D - 30123 Venezia Application deadline: *27 December 2019* Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org More information (soon) at: https://www.unive.it/vedph -- Simona Stoyanova Research Associate ERC project LatinNOW University of Nottingham www.latinnow.eu Research Fellow Institute of Classical Studies University of London Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8724 <+44+(0)20+7862+8724> Attachments: SigiDOC_2020-01-20.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/83220/att00/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-12-11 11:00:36+00:00 From: Rens Bod Subject: Call for Papers "How Disciplines Interact", 7-8 May 2020, Amsterdam Call for Papers "How Disciplines Interact" 7-8 May 2020, Amsterdam Invited speakers: Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University) Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich) Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame) Nancy Nersessian (Harvard University) Kärin Nickelsen (LMU Munich) Kapil Raj (EHESS Paris) Ana Simões (University of Lisbon) Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG Berlin) Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2020. See https://vossius.uva.nl/content/news/2019/11/cfp-how-disciplines-interact.html Best wishes, Rens -- Prof dr Rens Bod Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences (http://vossius.uva.nl/) P.O. Box 94242 1090 GE Amsterdam The Netherlands homepage (http://www.uva.nl/en/profile/b/o/l.w.m.bod/l.w.m.bod.html)| weblog (http://devergetenwetenschappen.blogspot.com/) | twitter (https://twitter.com/rensbod) Editor of History of Humanities (http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/hoh.html) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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