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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:03:43 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 532.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Anna Bentkowska" <anna.bentkowska_at_kcl.ac.uk> (54)
         Subject: 3DVisA Seminar: Turning the Pages, 20 February 2008

   [2] From: Arianna Ciula <arianna.ciula_at_KCL.AC.UK> (39)
         Subject: CFP: TEI_at_galway symposium 2 Apr 2008]

   [3] From: "cinziapux_at_tiscali.it" <cinziapux_at_tiscali.it> (158)
         Subject: International Seminar of Digital Philology:
                 announcement and cfp

   [4] From: staudek_at_fi.muni.cz (Jan Staudek) (63)
         Subject: FIDIS/IFIP Internet Security and Privacy Summer School

   [5] From: Jones Sophia <Sophia.Jones_at_NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK> (17)
         Subject: First DRIVER Summit - Presentations available on line

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:38:52 +0000
         From: "Anna Bentkowska" <anna.bentkowska_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: 3DVisA Seminar: Turning the Pages, 20 February 2008

Dear All,

Colleagues and students with interests in manuscripts, rare books, 3D
visualisation and electronic resources may be interested in attending

Turning the Pages 2.0
3D digital audio-facsimile of manuscripts and rare books

A 3DVisA seminar with Michael Stocking, Armadillo Systems
Organised by the JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network (3DVisA)

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 4pm

Seminar room, 2nd floor

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Turning the Pages is a technology for creating interactive 3D facsimile of
books. It powers an ongoing digitisation programme of the most treasured,
illuminated manuscripts and rare books in the British Library, National
Library of Ireland, USA National Library of Medicine, and other libraries
and archives. For more information and links see 3DVisA Index of 3D
Projects, http://3dvisa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/project19.html.

Introduced in 1998, the technology was originally available on local
terminals. Since 2001 it has been developed for the web by Armadillo
Systems. Michael Stocking will discuss the new version of software, TTP 2.0,
launched in 2007, which provides a more realistic 3D environment for the
books as well as new analytical tools. The partnership with Microsoft
indicates its future potential.

Some issues to be covered: 3D environment, the problem of scale, how do you
integrate 1000 books; how important is the user interface design, especially
for academic research? Features versus reach; the current use of markup
(XML) and potential for further development, open source versus proprietary,
technical standards (scanning, file formats and resolutions).

Alberto Campagniolo, an MA Digital Culture and Technology student at King's
will give an overview of the existing 3D techniques for the visualisation of

It will be helpful if you use TTP in advance of the seminar and note any
questions you may have.

Recommended reading/listening on the British Libary website
Jane Austen's history of England 'by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant
Historian', a manuscript completed in 1791, when she was just 15 years old.

Free, but registration required. To reserve a place please email

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network (3DVisA)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421


3DVisA www.viznet.ac.uk/3dvisa
The London Charter www.londoncharter.org
CHArt publications_at_chart.ac.uk
Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland www.crsbi.ac.uk

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:40:48 +0000
         From: Arianna Ciula <arianna.ciula_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: CFP: TEI_at_galway symposium 2 Apr 2008]

Call for Papers: TEI_at_galway, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, 2 April 2008

The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI
Galway will host this year's annual meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative
(TEI) Council. This meeting will be accompanied by a oneday symposium
allowing researchers to present and discuss TEI-related topics and projects
particularly in
(but not restricted to) Ireland. It is designed to create a communication
forum among scholars and the TEI Council and to strengthen the TEI community
by bringing together experts from the various initiatives and projects.

Contributions from all disciplines using the TEI are encouraged, for example

-- Scholarly editing
-- Historical editing
-- Dictionaries
-- Linguistics
-- Authoring
-- Digital Archives
-- Digital Libraries
-- Manuscripts.

Papers and presentations should not exceed 20 minutes, to be followed by a
discussion. They may describe initiatives, planned projects, work in
progress and best practices as well as highlight particular areas of
interest or features of the TEI or encoding in general. Contributions to a
poster session are also welcome.
Publication of the proceedings of the symposium is planned.


Please email an abstract of about 250-500 words to malte.rehbein_at_nuigalway.ie.


Submission of abstracts: 25 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 3 March 2008
Submission of full paper for consideration for publication: 31 July 2008


Malte Rehbein
c/o Moore Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road
Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 91 49 3903
Fax: +353 91 49 5507
Email: malte.rehbein_at_nuigalway.ie

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:43:57 +0000
         From: "cinziapux_at_tiscali.it" <cinziapux_at_tiscali.it>
         Subject: International Seminar of Digital Philology:
announcement and cfp


'The Marriage of Mercury and Philology: Problems and Outcomes in
Digital Philology'

International Seminar of Digital Philology
Edinburgh, March 25th - 27th, 2008
Venue: e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

The conference is organised and hosted by the e-Science Institute,
National e-Science Centre, and supported by the University of
Edinburgh, the Italian Institute in Edinburgh, and the French Institute
in Edinburgh.


In late Antiquity, at the beginning of a new era, Martianus Cappella
wrote his 'De nuptiis Mercurii et Philologiae' in which he proposed a
then revolutionary synthesis of technique (Mercury) and culture
(Philology). Inspired by Cappella, this conference will explore the
interaction between Information and Communication Technology systems
and the philological analysis of both ancient and modern manuscripts
and printed texts: in other words Digital Philology.

The discussions at this conference focus on both the theoretical and
practical issues encountered in the creation of digital texts and both
critical and genetic editions. The implications for research and
teaching will be examined and current projects in the field will be
presented. The aim of the conference is to approach these issues from
an international perspective, in order to establish collaboration in
research and teaching, and to provide new contributions to the field as
a result. Workshops will provide a forum for discussing experiences,
ideas, issues and new tools related to Digital Philology with students.

The conference welcomes both leading scholars and young researchers
working on the problems of textual criticism and editorial scholarship
in the electronic medium, as well as students, teachers, librarians,
archivists, and computing professionals who are interested in
representation, access, exchange, management and conservation of texts.

The conference will be webcast in order to allow wider participation.
The link to the webcast will appear on the e-Science Institute website
http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/854/index.cfm. 1 hour before the
workshop / webcast is due to be broadcast.

   The conference aims to encourage international conversations and
networking between participants in different projects and countries,
and to offer an international perspective on the issues of textual
criticism and editorial scholarship in the electronic medium. As the
conference is actively promoting a European perspective, speakers will
come from different European countries. Keynote speakers will be
academic scholars renowned in the field of Digital Philology. The
following have confirmed their participation:

Peter Robinson, University of Birmingham, UK;
Jean-Louis Lebrave, Institut des Textes et Manuscrits, CNRS / ENS, France;
Paolo D'Iorio, Institut des Textes et Manuscrits CNRS / ENS, France;
Domenico Fiormonte, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy;
Andrea Bozzi, Istituto Linguistica Computazionale, CNR, Pisa, Italy;
Edward Vanhoutte, CTB - Centrum voor Teksteditie en Bronnenstudie,
Koningstraat, Belgium;
Manfred Thaller, University of Cologne, Germany.


We welcome proposals that discuss any aspect of the interaction
between ICT and philology.
In order to provide a good overview of the current state of Digital
Philology, the conference will focus on four main topics:

1. Tools:
Pieces of software; technologies and multimedia tools employed to
create digital critical and genetic editions; multimedia archives and
collaborative publications (representation, cataloguing, collation,
comparison, textual analysis, textual genesis, interchange, management
and preservation of manuscripts and printed editions in
text/image/audio/video format).

2. Products:
Digital critical and genetic editions, multimedia archives, and
collaborative publications available on CD-ROMs and/or on the World
Wide Web (current projects, work in progress, updates on continuing
mature projects).

3. Methodologies:
Impact of ICT on philological studies
Methodological approaches used when preparing a digital edition
Accomplishment of a digital edition that is truly new and innovative
What ICT in textual criticism enables scholars to do that could not be
done before
Digital philology as 'traditional' philology in a new fashion
Digital philology as a new discipline in itself
Relation between digital and traditional philology
Collaborative publication of digital editions / Collaborative
philological research in a virtual environment.

4. Learning/Teaching:
The use of critical and genetic editions and multimedia archives in
learning/teaching languages, linguistics, literature, history,
palaeography, creative writing, textual criticism, digital philology.


Proposals for papers should be no less than 750 words. Papers will be
allocated 50 minutes for presentation, including a 10 minute question-
answer session.
Proposals for workshops should be no less than 500 words. Workshops
will be allocated 50 minutes for presentation, including 30 minutes of
collaborative work.
There should be no difference in quality between papers and workshop
presentations. The same academic standards should apply in both cases,
but workshops may be a more suitable way of presenting projects with
teaching and interactive purposes, since they provide an opportunity
for students to exchange ideas, methods and techniques with
international scholars. The choice between the two modes of
presentation should depend on the most effective and informative way of
communicating the scientific content of the proposal.

Proposals are peer-reviewed.

All proposals must be uploaded onto the Call for Papers page on the e-
Science website http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/854/proposal.cfm in
PDF, PPT format. Please pay particular attention to the format given
below. Proposals which do not conform to this format, or which arrive
after the deadline will not be considered.
The information required for all proposals includes:
Type of proposal: paper, workshop
Title: title of paper, workshop
Keywords: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
paper or workshop
Author: name of first author
Affiliation: of first author
E-Mail: of first author
Author: name of second author (repeat these three headings as
Affiliation: of second author
E-Mail: of second author

The deadline for proposals is 7th March 2008

Proposals and Presentations should be done in English.

Registration is through the e-Science Institute website: http://www.
Delegates should register before 7th March 2008 (the initial deadline
of 25th February has been extended). Afterwards, higher fees will be
For information on accommodation, please visit the Information for
Visitors page: http://wiki.esi.ac.uk/Information_for_Visitors

We invite you to visit the e-Science Institute wiki that has been set
up for the International Seminar of Digital Philology: http://wiki.esi.
This section provides space for community discussion, as well as other
useful information.
   If you are new to Wikis there is a very simple introduction to
editing them at Help:Editing on the top page, or you can use the Help
link in the sidebar

If you require any further information please contact
Cinzia Pusceddu, Conference Organiser, on 0044 (0)131 6503746 or by

Cinzia Pusceddu
Division of European Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
David Hume Tower
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Office: 34 Buccleuch Place, top floor, 4.5
Phone: 0044 (0)131 6503746
         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:45:50 +0000
         From: staudek_at_fi.muni.cz (Jan Staudek)
         Subject: FIDIS/IFIP Internet Security and Privacy Summer School 2008
Call for Contributions
The Future of Identity in the Information Society ?
- Challenges for Privacy and Security
FIDIS/IFIP Internet Security & Privacy Summer School 2008
to be held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Rep.,
1-7 September 2008
After the success of the 2007 IFIP/FIDIS Summer School, the focus of this
Summer School will be on security and privacy issues in the Internet
environment, and namely aspects of Identity Management in relation to current
and future technologies in a variety of contexts. FIDIS supports
interdisciplinary exchange and IFIP takes a holistic approach to
technology. So participants? contributions combining technical,
socio-economic, ethical, philosophical, psychological or legal perspectives on
challenges for privacy and security in relation to identity aspects are
welcome. Topics of interest include:
          identity management, security, profiling and customer
          relation management, data mining, advanced identity
          solutions, access control, ID related crime, computer
          forensics, RFID, tracking technologies, biometrics,
          privacy, anonymity and pseudonymity, identities in
          social networks, surveillance, data retention, availability,
          legal and economic aspects of security, impact on social
          exclusion / digital divide / cultural issues, case studies
          for the use of identifiers in various application areas,
          trust and accountability.
On the first five days (September 1-5), all the sessions will start with
introductory lectures by two invited speakers, followed by parallel workshops
and seminars in the afternoons. The workshops will typically consist of short
presentations based on the contributions that have been submitted by the
participating PhD students, followed by active discussion. However, the
submission of other forms of workshop proposals is welcome as well.
The weekend programme (September 6-7) will feature practical hands-on security
& privacy workshops, namely a local version of the Capture The Flag exercise
organized by Lexi Pimenidis (RWTH Aachen University).
Contributions will be selected based on an extended abstract review by the
Summer School Programme Committee. Accepted (short) papers will be made
available to all participants in the Summer School Pre-Proceedings. After the
Summer School, authors will have the opportunity to submit their final full
papers, addressing also the discussions at the Summer School, for publication
in the Summer School Proceedings published by the official IFIP publisher
Springer Science and Business Media. The papers to be included in the Final
Proceedings will again be reviewed and selected by the Summer School Programme
Students that actively participate, in particular those who present a paper,
can receive a course certificate which awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level.
Submission (2-4 pages) deadline:     April 28, 2008
Notification of acceptance:          June 10, 2008
Short paper for the pre-proceedings: August 10, 2008
Grants will be available to students from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Repub lic, Estonia, Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,
Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine - courtesy to
Microsoft Research.
More information is available at the Summer School website:
General Chair:
            Vashek Matyas (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Programme Committee Co-Chairs:
            Dan Cvrcek (University of Cambridge, UK)
            Simone Fischer-Hubner (Karlstad University, Sweden)
         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:48:08 +0000
         From: Jones Sophia <Sophia.Jones_at_NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK>
         Subject: First DRIVER Summit - Presentations available on line
On 16 and 17 January 2008, DRIVER II successfully
carried out its first Summit in G=F6ttingen,
Germany. It is considered a successful milestone
on the way to building a professional, active repository community.
The first day focused on the current repository
community in Europe and globally, the results of
the DRIVER studies and a discussion of Open
Access and repository infrastructures.
The morning of the second day focused on
disciplinary repositories and their relationship
to institutional repositories. The latter part of
the day focussed on national and international
repository networks with representatives from a number of networks speaking.
The presentations are now available on line and
can be found on the DRIVER Support website at
For more information on DRIVER please visit www.driver-community.eu
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