12.0171 seminar, workshop, conference

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 16:06:35 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 171.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Domenico Fiormonte <itadfp@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk> (71)
Subject: Edinburgh Seminar Programme

[2] From: "Fiona J. Tweedie" <fiona@stats.gla.ac.uk> (58)
Subject: WORKSHOP: Computationally-Intensive Methods in
Quantitative Linguistics

[3] From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (59)
Subject: Digital Resources in the Humanities '98

Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 15:19:33 +0000
From: Domenico Fiormonte <itadfp@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Edinburgh Seminar Programme

Apologies for cross-posting
An international seminar=20

University of Edinburgh
School of European Languages and Cultures (Italian) =20
7-9 September 1998 =20

The seminar is running back-to-back with DRH98 in Glasgow=20
(http://drh98.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/), and offers an excellent=20
opportunity to flavour the best of the European school of=20
Humanities Computing (see programme below) combined with a visit to
Scotland's historic capital city. =20

Conference fees: =A335 per person (academic) / =A325 (associated
institutions) / =A315 (post-graduate). This includes a buffet lunch on 8

Venue: Edinburgh University, Adam Ferguson Building, George Square.=20

For further details please contact either Domenico Fiormonte at
Domenico.Fiormonte@ed.ac.uk. or Dr Anna Middleton at

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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 12:45:55 +0100 (BST)
From: "Fiona J. Tweedie" <fiona@stats.gla.ac.uk>
Subject: WORKSHOP: Computationally-Intensive Methods in Quantitativ=
e Linguistics

Apologies for cross-posting - There are still some places left for
this workshop, please see contact details at the end of this message.


Department of Statistics =20
University of Glasgow, UK
7-9 September 1998

Final Call for Registration

In recent years techniques from disciplines such as computer science,
articficial intelligence and statistics have found their way into the
pages of journals such as the Journal of Quantitative Linguistics,
Literary and Linguistic Computing and Computers and the
Humanities. While this influx may bring more advanced methods of
analysis to the fields of quantitative linguistics, stylometry and
stylistics, the demands upon researchers to understand and use these
new techniques are great. Familiarity with the appropriate software
and the ear of a sympathetic expert are pre-requisites without which
the technique may seem out of reach to the average researcher. The
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute and the
Department of Statistics of the University of Glasgow are hence
supporting this practical workshop in Computationally-Intensive
Methods in Quantitative Linguistics.

The workshop is designed to introduce the participants to four such
techniques in a practical environment. Each half-day session will be
divided into an introductory session in a lecture theatre and a longer
period spent working with software and practical examples. All of the
speakers have published papers using the analyses they will present
and their aim in this workshop is to enable the participants to return
to their home institutions able to carry out these techniques in the
course of their own research.

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For more information about the workshop and to register, please
consult the web site at http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~cimql, or contact
the Conference and Vacation Office (tel: +44 141 330 5385, fax:+44 141
334 5465).

Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 12:20:56 +0100 (BST)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Digital Resources in the Humanities '98

Apologies for cross-posting.=20

Digital Resources in the Humanities 1998=20

University of Glasgow, 9-12 September 1998

Conference Website: http://drh98.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/

** The full programme is on the web and it's not too late to register **

** Keynote speakers include Paul Langford (Chairman, AHRB); Jon
Tolansky (MPRC); Charles Henry (Fondren Library, Rice University) **

** CIMQL-II (Second Workshop in Computationally-Intensive Methods
in Quantitative Linguistics, 7 - 9 September 1998, is being run=20
as a pre-conference workshop for DRH98. There is a discount=20
in the registration fee if you register for both DRH98 and=20
CIMQL-II. There are still some places left at the workshop.=20
http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/~cimql/ **

Registration & accommodation enquiries for both DRH98 and CIMQL-II
should be addressed to:=20
Conference and Vacation Office, University of Glasgow, 81 Great=20
George Street, GLASGOW G12 8RR, UK. Tel: +44 141 330 5385.
Email: conf@gla.ac.uk

General DRH98 enquiries should be addressed to:


The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at
the University of Glasgow

Preliminary Information

The Third International Conference brings together the creators,
users, distributors, and curators of Digital Resources in the
Humanities will be held in Glasgow in 1998.=20

DRH98 is the internationally recognised forum for all those
involved in and benefiting from the digitisation of our common
cultural heritage: the scholar producing or using an electronic
edition; the teacher using digital media in the seminar room; the
publisher finding ways to reach new markets; the librarian,
curator, art historian, or archivist wishing to improve both
access to and conservation of the digital information that
characterises contemporary culture and scholarship.=20

Conference Themes

Creation and management of digital resources (e.g. textual,
visual, and time-based). Integration of digital resources as
multimedia. Policies and strategies for electronic delivery, both
commercial and non-commercial. Cataloguing and metadata aspects
of resource discovery. Implications of digital resources and
electronic delivery for teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Encoding standards. Rights management (e.g. intellectual property
rights). Funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms.
Digitisation techniques and problems.

Conference format

The conference will take up three intensive days of papers, panel
discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations,
between the evening of 9th September 1998 and lunchtime on the
12th September 1998.

The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage a lot of energetic
discussion, both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of
the application of digital techniques and resources in the
humanities, from the worlds of scholarship, librarianship, and
publishing will be there, exchanging expertise, experience, and

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