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Humanist Archives: Jan. 18, 2022, 7:59 a.m. Humanist 35.468 - events: lecture on editorial infrastructure; spatial humanities conference cfp

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 468.
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    [1]    From: Martin Holmes <>
           Subject: Lecture by James Cummings 31 January (64)

    [2]    From: Gregory, Ian" <>
           Subject: Spatial Humanities 2022 conference, Ghent (80)

        Date: 2022-01-17 17:15:03+00:00
        From: Martin Holmes <>
        Subject: Lecture by James Cummings 31 January

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to join us on Monday January 31, 2022 at 10am Pacific
time when James Cummings (Newcastle University, UK) will deliver a
University of Victoria (BC) Lansdowne lecture sponsored by the
Humanities Computing and Media Centre  and The Endings Project.

“Here to enter a dyvel wyth thunder and fyre” – a plea for editorial
infrastructure in the digital age.

The editing of late-medieval plays involves making many individual
decisions, but rather than making the editor’s job easier, digital
technology often adds additional burdens, demanding the knowledge of
encoding formats, fighting for server space, and planning for the
long-term preservation of their cherished editions. Using the editing of
late-medieval drama as a case study, Cummings argues that the existing
infrastructure for digital textual editing fails to provide textual
editors with the appropriate tools for the job of producing scholarly
editions that are truly digital. A long-term proponent of standards such
as the Text Encoding Initiative, he does not suggest that we do away
with any of these concerns, but rather that we create standardised
hosted interfaces for editorial tasks that leverage the power and
expressivity of standards, while simultaneously assisting with long-term
preservation. There are other potential benefits: such infrastructure
could also enable data science research into editorial methods and the
decisions editors make concerning any individual task, paving the way
for more intelligent software in the future.

Link to Zoom Webinar:

Webinar ID:                 872 2521 9256

No pre-registratrion required.

We look forward to seeing you on January 31 for what promises to be a
thought-provoking talk.

Best regards from The Endings Project team:

Stewart Arneil
Claire Carlin
Emily Comeau
Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins
John Durno
Lisa Goddard
Martin Holmes
Matt Huculak
Janelle Jenstad
Greg Newton
Joey Takeda

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional
territory the University stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ
peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Martin Holmes
UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre

I acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional
territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ
peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

        Date: 2022-01-17 15:30:30+00:00
        From: Gregory, Ian" <>
        Subject: Spatial Humanities 2022 conference, Ghent

Spatial Humanities 2022 Call for Papers
(Ghent, 7-9 September 2022)

Spatial Humanities 2022
[]is coming to
Ghent and the Call for Papers has just opened! Spatial Humanities 2022
welcomes submissions on all aspects of using geospatial technologies in
humanities research, methodological innovations, and applied research
that develops our understanding of the geographies of the past.

Anyone working on computational approaches to spatial questions in the
humanities can submit proposals to Spatial Humanities 2022. Disciplines
include, but are not limited to, history, archaeology, literary studies,
classics, linguistics, art history, anthropology and religious studies,
as well as from interdisciplinary and/or technical fields including GIS,
digital humanities, computational linguistics and computer science.

Submissions are welcomed from researchers in all stages of their
careers, including early career researchers such as MA and PhD
students! Contributions can be in the formats of long papers, short
papers, round tables, posters and demos and pre-conference workshops.
You can submit your proposals  via the EasyChair conference system.Read
the complete Spatial Humanities 2022 Call for Papers here

If you are new to Spatial Humanities 2022 and would like to have an
informal chat about submitting a proposal, please do get in touch and we
can offer general advice about the conference and submissions.

Key Dates:

    Deadline for Proposals: 14th February 2022
    Notification of acceptance:  31st March 2022


Proposals are welcomed on, but not limited to, the following themes:

    Gazetteers, e.g. urban, regional, national and international
    Artificial intelligence, e.g. computer vision, NLP, deep learning, etc.
    Spatial explorations of narratives, literary and imaginary places
    GIS and spatial analysis including 3D modeling and spatial statistics
    Deep mapping, experiences of places
    Territorial representations, transgressions, subalternity and
    Mapping mobility, spatial connections and networks
    Linking the map and the text: mixed-method approaches
    Geospatial ‘collections as data’, enrichment and annotation
    Historical maps and georeferencing
    Environmental humanities: landscapes, waterscapes and the blue
    Linked Open (Geo)Data
    IIIF applications for maps and spatial data
    Labs notebooks, workflows and infrastructure
    Data mining, visualisation and the challenges of geolocation
Organisation Committee

The organisation of Spatial Humanities 2022 is made possible by the
collaboration ofGhent Centre for Digital Humanities
[], Quetelet Center for Quantitative
Historical Research
Antwerp Cultural Heritage Sciences
University Digital Humanities Centre 
[] and
Digital Humanities Lab, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
[]. Spatial Humanities 2022
is organised by CLARIAH-VL []with the
support of the DARIAH-EU GeoHumanities working group

Contact for informal enquiries:

Conference submissions will be managed in the Easy Chair
[] conference
system.If this is your first time submitting a proposal for a conference
via EasyChair, you will first need to create an account: []

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