Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 592. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com  From: Joel McKim
Subject: Pre-Histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium 28 Feb (33)  From: Claire Clivaz Subject: Conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscript in Lausanne, September 2020 (49)  From: Andrew Prescott Subject: Event (52)  From: Arianna Ciula Subject: Data for History: Modelling Time, Places, Agents - CfP (129)  From: Marijn Koolen Subject: Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2020 - 3-5 June, Leiden University (26) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-05 10:38:52+00:00 From: Joel McKim Subject: Pre-Histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium 28 Feb V&A Pre-histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium Friday, 28 February 2020, 10.30 17.00 Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A Museum, South Kensington, London, UK How do machines see? From autonomous vehicles to deep fakes, machine vision is changing contemporary life. Join curators, artists and scholars to discuss the impact of computer vision and AI technologies on the past, present and future of art and design. The symposium will explore early moments in the development of computer art, from the mid-1960s onwards, viewing these first experiments in transforming number-crunching computers into image generating machines as a kind of pre-history of machine vision. It will also bring together contemporary artists, designers and curators considering the aesthetic and political implications of contemporary computer vision and machine learning technologies. Their creative and critical projects are shaping our understanding of these technologies, while highlighting the social and ethical concerns they raise. Home to the UKs most important historic computer art collections and a museum undertaking ground-breaking explorations of contemporary digital culture and design, the V&A is an ideal place to hold this discussion. Speakers include: digital scholars Zabet Patterson (Stony Brook) and Joel McKim (Birkbeck), V&A curators Douglas Dodds and Natalie Kane, and contemporary artists and designers Anna Ridler, Tobias Revell and Alan Warburton. Register at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/15jOPmEm/pre-histories-and-futures-of-machine- vision-feb-2020 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-04 20:31:27+00:00 From: Claire Clivaz Subject: Conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscript in Lausanne, September 2020 Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce to you the names of our speakers at the Lausanne conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscripts, 10-11 September, a conference supported by the SNSF MARK16 project. Attendance is free, but registration is required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A detailed program can be found on the MARK16 DH+ blog: https://digitalhumanitiesplus.sib.swiss/#/project/mark16. In collaboration with Classics@journal and the H2020 project OPERAS-P; endorsed by EADH and Humanistica (https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/1167.classics-introduction-to- journal). Welcome to Lausanne, on Dorigny campus! Claire Clivaz (SIB, DH+, Lausanne) and Garrick Allen (Dublin University, Ireland) Invited speakers: VREs projects: Garrick Allen, Owen Colan and Declan O'Sullivan ; Patrick Andrist ; David Bouvier and Ariane Jambé ; Claire Clivaz and Mina Monier ; Hugh Houghton and Catherine Smith ; Antonio Loprieno ; Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello ; Greg Paulson. _Data storage, curation and evaluation_: Ann Harding ; Lukas Rosenthaler and Vera Chiquet ; Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra. Selected talks: Valéry Berlincourt, Lavinia Galli Milic, Jean-Philippe Goldman and Damien Nelis; Bronson Brown-deVost ; Thomas Köntges ; Margot Mellet ; Peter A. Stokes, Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, Benjamin Kiessling, Robin Tissot and El Hassane Gargem. Selected slam session and posters: Anna Foca, Kyriaki Konstantinidou and Elton Barker; Francesca Galli and Elena Nieddu; Kaspar Gubler, Pim van Bree and Geert Kessels ; Moshe Lavee ; Marie-Agnés Lucas-Avenel and Marie Bisson ; Riccardo Macchioro ; Elisa Nury and Elena Spadini ; Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou ; Sara Schulthess ; Andrew Smith ; Simone Zenzaro. -- Claire Clivaz Head of DH+ SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Amphipole 187 - Quartier Sorge, Dorigny â CH-1015 Lausanne t +41 21 692 40 60 email@example.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-04 16:11:34+00:00 From: Andrew Prescott Subject: Event On 25 February at 6pm at the British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace London SW1 5AH we will be launching Working at the Intersections, a report on lessons from the work of the strategic research themes funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) from 2010-2019. This report makes key recommendations to promote interdisciplinary and community-oriented research in the arts and humanities. We hope you can join us at this event. In 2010, in response to a consultation with its research community, the AHRC, the leading funder of arts and humanities research in the United Kingdom, launched four cross-cutting research themes: Translating Cultures; Science in Culture; Digital Transformations; and Care for the Future. Nearly five hundred projects were financed by the AHRC under these themes, including major flagship projects on a scale not previously financed by the AHRC, and innovative work on subjects such as big data in arts and humanities, space industries, and dark tourism. The themes enabled the impact of individual projects to be considerably enhanced. The four theme leader fellows have now produced a joint report summarising the messages which emerged from a decade of exciting research. The AHRC's strategic themes provided an environment which fostered interdisciplinary dialogues and showed how the horizons of arts and humanities research could be expanded. Working closely with the 'Connected Communities' programme, the themes also explored how arts and humanities researchers can more effectively engage with communities and develop more participative forms of research. Working at the Intersections provides a template for future interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities and makes important recommendations at a time when arts and humanities research in the UK is entering a new era with the recent creation of UK Research and Innovation. To launch this report, a panel of distinguished speakers including Professor Thomas McLeish FRS, University of York and Chair of the Royal Society Education Committee, Professor Karen Salt, Deputy Director, Culture and Environment, UKRI, and Professor Sarah Churchwell, University of London, will offer their thoughts on promoting more interdisciplinary and inclusive research in the arts and humanities. For the AHRC theme fellows, Professor Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool (Translating Cultures), Professor Barry Smith, University of London (Science in Culture), and Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow (Digital Transformations), will present their thoughts and reflections on the work of their respective themes. The event will be hosted by Professor Edward Harcourt, Director of Research for the AHRC. Reports from theTranslating Cultures and Digital Transformations themes will also be available. The event will be followed by a wine reception. We hope very much you will be able to join us on 25 February. Please book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-at-the-intersections-ahrc-strategic- themes-2010-2019-tickets-92741431117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-04 09:12:26+00:00 From: Arianna Ciula Subject: Data for History: Modelling Time, Places, Agents - CfP Data for History - Annual conference 2020 â May 28-29 - Berlin Modelling Time, Places, Agents Call for papers The Data for History consortium invites proposals for its first annual conference, which will be held May 28-29, 2020 at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The effects of the growing integration of digital tools and methods in historical research make the issues of interoperability of data produced in different projects and domains (archives, museums, etc.), and their reuse in the context of open science and FAIR principles (data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) ever more pressing. In fact, we are at a turning point in historical research: The change from a primarily analogue based to a primarily digital based working context requires a major reconsideration of the very foundations of our field. Historians have to consciously think through how this change affects their practices and determine the means to best form this new, digital working environment to facilitate the ends of historical research. This question becomes particularly clear in the context of datafication, the conversion of analogue information into digital data. In this process, fundamental decisions are taken whose outcomes will determine not only the fidelity of the representation of the primary sources but the reusability of that data into the future. Data modelling decisions taken today will deeply shape and affect the kind of research that will or will not be feasible tomorrow. The challenge is, thus, to make modelling choices in such a way that the highest possible degree of data reusability and sustainability can be guaranteed, while respecting the particular source modelled as well as the specific nature of historical data, such as ambiguity, uncertainty, incompleteness, and change over time. This conference will explore the process of data modelling and its implications for future research practices, focussing on three fundamental categories of historical research: time, space and agents. In this context, time can be understood as astronomical time, as socially constructed or measured, but also as expressed in the form of temporal relations, events, durations and rhythms, synchronous or asynchronous, etc. The category of space may include concrete physical places, territories and their borders as well as spatial relations and arrangements but also conceptual or imaginary places and mental maps. The concept of agents, meanwhile, may refer to persons, but also groups of persons like families, officeholders or informal communities, as well as institutions and other entities that produce changes over time by taking action. We are looking for different approaches on how to model these historical fundamentals. We will analyse in depth the use of more or less established models and standards like CIDOC CRM and EDTF, but also want to explore new models, ideas and methods. Moreover, it will be essential to include critical accounts from concrete projects, focussing on the possibilities and limitations of these different methods and approaches. Overall, the conference aims to build a better insight into current ideas and practices in modelling time, space and agents as historical data and to assess the implications of these choices on the process of historical research and analysis. We invite historians, computer scientists, data and information specialists, as well as research software engineers, designers and cultural heritage experts working on data modelling for historical sources to present their work at the conference. We welcome presentations regarding theoretical considerations concerning these or related questions, introducing methodologies or presenting case studies on the application of those approaches to concrete research projects and sharing their experiences and challenges. The conference will be followed by the annual meeting of the Data for History consortium (http://dataforhistory.org/), an international community aiming to establish a common method for modelling, curating and managing data in historical research. Submissions Submissions may include: -- Papers: 15-minute presentations followed by discussion (abstract 750-1000 words) -- Posters: Call with selection. Posters already submitted in other conferences (please mention it in the summary) are admitted (abstract 250-500 words) All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the appropriate literature. Citations are not to be included in the word count. Submit a Proposal: https://d4h2020.sciencesconf.org/ Bursaries The conference organiser will offer a limited number of bursaries for PhD students and early-career scholars presenting at the conference. Scientific committee -- Francesco Beretta (CNRS/UniversitÃ© de Lyon) -- George Bruseker (Takin.solutions) -- Arianna Ciula (King's College London) -- Sebastiaan Derks (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands) -- Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam) -- Charles van den Heuvel (University of Amsterdam) -- Solenn Huitric (UniversitÃ© de Lyon) -- Georg Vogeler (UniversitÃ¤t Graz) -- Torsten Hiltmann (Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t zu Berlin) Important dates -- Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2020 -- Notification of acceptance: 31 March -- Camera-ready for the summary: 1 May -- Conference: 28-29 May Conference Venue Humboldt University of Berlin Banquet Hall LuisenstraÃe 56 10115 Berlin Organisation Torsten Hiltmann Professor of Digital History Institut fÃ¼r Geschichtswissenschaften Humboldt University of Berlin Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Francesco Beretta Head of Digital History Research Team LARHRA UMR CNRS 5190 14 Avenue Berthelot 69363 LYON CEDEX 07 France Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-02-04 08:51:18+00:00 From: Marijn Koolen Subject: Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2020 - 3-5 June, Leiden University CALL FOR PAPERS: DH Benelux 2020, 3-5 June, Leiden Deadline for submitting abstracts: Monday 2 March (23:59 CET) Website: http://2020.dhbenelux.org/ The 7th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 3-5 June 2020 at Leiden University in the Netherlands. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The call is open to all colleagues working in the humanities, the (social) sciences and heritage sectors with an interest and enthusiasm in the application and use of digital technologies. Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage early stage researchers (MA/PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) to submit abstracts. In addition, we welcome humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and museum curators. The conference has a primary focus on recent advances concerning research activities in the Benelux as well as data- or research projects related to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. However, proposals from outside the Benelux are strongly encouraged as well. Full information at: http://2020.dhbenelux.org/2020/01/10/call-for-papers-dh-benelux-2020-3-5-june- leiden/ _______________________________________________ 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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