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Humanist Archives: Dec. 22, 2018, 9:07 a.m. Humanist 32.285 - events: pedagogy; text-analysis; algorithms

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 285.
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    [1]    From: Chris J. Young 
           Subject: Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality (82)

    [2]    From: Susanna Alles Torrent 
           Subject: CFP "Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures", University of Miami, April 24-25 2019 (144)

    [3]    From: Tristan Miller 
           Subject: CfP: Algorithms and Systems for Digital Humanities at Euro-Par 2019 (110)

        Date: 2018-12-22 08:53:22+00:00
        From: Chris J. Young 
        Subject: Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality

> From:   Chris J. Young 

   Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning
   with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality

Carnegie Mellon University, June 27-28, 2019
Call For Proposals

3D, augmented, and virtual reality technologies are becoming
increasingly useful for advancing humanistic inquiry and pedagogy
through immersive visualizations of spaces, artifacts, and data.
Although some academic institutions offer technical support for specific
tools,a range of obstacles still deter researchers and students from
experimenting with these emerging technologies as teaching and learning
tools. As a result, critical engagement with 3D and XR technology
remains embryonic.

Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with
3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality, hosted at Carnegie Mellon University
on June 27-28, 2019, seeks to bring together librarians, educational
technologists, students, scholars, and artists to generate accessible,
scaffolded pedagogical materials that integrate scholarly inquiry with
technical training. Alongside multiple keynote speakers, during the
day-and-a-half symposium participants will collaborate through creative
exercises and peer workshops to develop and revise pedagogical material
for immersive technology, including lesson plans, learning exercises,
course syllabi, and disciplinary curricula.

We invite proposals from scholars across the humanities focused on
pedagogically oriented projects, particularly in the fields of Latinx,
Latin American, and Caribbean Studies. Proposals should showcase how
3D/XR technologies and related digital humanities and data curation
practices intersect with methodologies derived from the following studies:

   * Community archives
   * Critical digital studies
   * Cultural heritage
   * Disability studies
   * Intersectional feminist theory
   * Immigration and migration
   * LGBTQ studies
   * Minority/underrepresented archives
   * Postcolonial/decolonial theory
   * Public humanities
   * Race and ethnicity

To apply, please submit a 500-word proposal along with a cover sheet
with your full name and contact information to
ImmersivePedagogy@gmail.com .
Applications are due byFebruary 1, 2019. Questions can be sent to the
same email address.

Submissions should engage with the pedagogy of 3D/XR technology. They
may describe 3D/XR projects for scholarly or public engagement, lesson
plans, course syllabi that use existing 3D/XR projects or resources, or
theoretical and scholarship on pedagogical practices with 3D/XR
technology, among other relevant topics. No previous experience with
immersive technology is required to apply, but applicants should specify
their level of experience and their reasons for working with the
technology from a pedagogical, humanistic, and decolonial perspective.

Participants acknowledge and accept that pedagogical materials [produced
for the conference] will be made available to the public under Creative
Commons (cc) license. Participants will be credited by name unless
otherwise requested.

This symposium is supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Chris J. Young, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow
Jackman Humanities Institute | Council on Library and Information Resources
University of Toronto

170 St. George Street, Room 1005
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Phone: (416) 978-8726

        Date: 2018-12-21 12:07:39+00:00
        From: Susanna Alles Torrent 
        Subject: CFP "Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures", University of Miami, April 24-25 2019

Dear all,

I am writing to invite you to propose abstracts for our symposium "Computer-
Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures" organized by and to be
held at the University of Miami (FL) on April 24-25 2019. The deadline for
submissions is January 15.

Best wishes,


Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for Resource-Scarce Literatures
24-25 April 2019
University of Miami, FL

Call for Papers

This two-day symposium aims to bring together scholars and researchers working
with computational approaches to texts. The event targets a broad audience
interested in the application of digital text analysis technology, as text
mining, topic modeling, authorship detection, writing style analysis, text
reuse, or more generally tasks performed through Natural Language Processing
(NLP). These techniques have significant potential not only for the study of
literature but also for the study of texts and language in general. The
symposium aims to create an open forum for showcasing these techniques.

The event is also grounded in the idea that computational text analysis should
be integrated not only in the academic research by faculty and their PhD
students, but also in a pedagogical environment. The use of computational
analysis opens up new questions in literary studies, and exposes students to
many different ways of thinking about literature today.

Computer-aided literary studies still thus tend to be focused on literatures
written in modern languages. NLP tools are quite developed for modern languages,
especially for the modern English language. For medieval and premodern
languages, due to their instability of orthographic forms, attempts to conduct
computer-aided (thus, to a degree, systematic) research face many challenges to
normalize and standardize their linguistic forms. Therefore, the symposium also
aims to explore the use and challenge of using NLP tools for studying
literatures written in underrepresented and historical languages, such as the
medieval and premodern variants and precursors of Spanish, French, Latin, and
Dutch. Therefore, a special focus will be on the preprocessing  routines
available for these texts, such as lemmatization, by which we collect inflected
forms under a single item or lemma, as well as challenges faced normalizing
orthographic variation of historical texts and other languages with unstable
orthographies. Among the international and national speakers we will have
several experts on the topic.

Our envisioned program for the symposium is as follows: On the first day, there
will be several workshops, including one devoted to integrating computer-
assisted analysis in the classroom, which will offer an introduction to
stylometry, visualization, and text-reuse. On the second day, there will be
talks (30 min) that present ongoing research projects, methodologies, and
challenges. The subject languages are preferably, but not limited to
underrepresented and historical languages.

We are specifically interested in receiving proposals for contributions on one
or more of the following topics:

  *Stylometry for authorship studies
  *Stylometry as an approach to literary study
  *Natural Language Processing and linguistic annotation
  *Lemmatizers for underrepresented modern languages and old languages
  *Text reuse detection
  *Distributional semantics
  *Network analysis
  *Text visualization

We especially welcome contributions from those working with any type of textual
corpora, preferably those conceived for a specific research and/ from a
diachronic perspective. We conceive this symposium as an opportunity to share
(best)-practices and broaden conversation, thus proposals can be on ongoing and
experimental methodologies.

Confirmed Speakers:

  *Greta Franzini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  *Francisco Gago Jover (College of the Holly Cross)
  *Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp)
  *Enrique Manjavacas  (University of Antwerp)
  *Marco Passarotti (Università  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  *Dennis Tenen (Columbia University)

Organization committee

  *Susanna Allás Torrent
  *Lindsay Thomas

Scientific committee

  *Susanna Allás Torrent
  *Alberto Cairo
  *Mitsunori Ogihara
  *Allison Schifani

Important dates

15 January 2018. Deadline for the submission of abstracts
30 January 2019. Notification of acceptance
24-25 April. Symposium

Abstract submissions and format

We invite researchers to submit 500-word proposals (including footnotes but
excluding the bibliography) in one single page related to any of the topics
mentioned above. The format of the contributions will be 20 mins presentations
followed by 10 min Q&A. Title, name(s) and affiliation should appear and the
prefered formats are .txt, .docx, .odt and pdf.

Submissions must be sent to
susanna_alles@miami.edu and they will be
reviewed by the scientific committee.


The official language of the symposium is English, but it is possible to submit
a proposal also in Spanish, French, or Italian.

The symposium will be held with support from:

  *Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami
College of Arts and Sciences
  * SEED You Choose Program
Center for the Humanities

In collaboration with:

  *University of Antwerp
  *The Digital Humanities Flanders (DHuF) research community, sponsored by the FWO


Susanna Allás Torrent
Assistant Professor
University of Miami

        Date: 2018-12-21 11:04:00+00:00
        From: Tristan Miller 
        Subject: CfP: Algorithms and Systems for Digital Humanities at Euro-Par 2019

> From: Tristan Miller 


25th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Computing (Euro-Par 2019)
Topic 14: Algorithms and Systems for Digital Humanities

August 26-30, 2019
Göttingen, Germany


The Digital Humanities aims to advance the effective and efficient use
of computational methods and digital data as tools for original research
questions in the humanities. In recent years, projects such as DARIAH,
CLARIN and CESSDA have pushed technologies and services that support the
FAIR principles of Open Science (data registries, identifier services,
metadata specifications) as well as tools that support the domain
scientists. Many of these tools and services are hosted at computing
centers, aim to address the huge heterogeneity of data and tasks, and
aim to increase access to and reuse of research data via collaboration
and crowdsourcing. Based on these experiences, the DH track at the
EuroPar-2019 casts its sights on the years to come and how the
relationship between DH and computing centers will evolve in the near
future. To this end, we solicit contributions on the following topics.


   * Applications of computing center and cloud resources in Digital
Humanities projects

   * Applications of large-scale batch computing for Digital Humanities
research questions on HPC resources

   * Applications of small-scale on-demand computational resources and
serverless computing for Digital Humanities Applications of hosting of
interactive services and tools for the Digital Humanities in the cloud
or at computing centers

   * Automatically locating and processing distributed data for Digital
Humanities use cases

   * Digital Humanities applications with special hardware requirements
that can be provided by a computing center (GPUs, server-side VR
rendering, etc.)

   * Applications of MPI clusters in the Digital Humanities

   * Growth of data in the Digital Humanities (text, images, videos, 3D
models, multi-modal data, etc.)

   * Management of heterogeneous discipline- and task-specific metadata

   * Sustainability models for research software and online services in
the Digital Humanities

   * Obstacles in the technical infrastructures that affect Digital
Humanities (may range from disk/network latency issues over memory
capacities, authentication and authorization, to accounting)


Global Chair: Iryna Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt,
Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab)

Local Chair: Marco Büchler (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz,
Digital Historical Research)

Co-Chair: Sayeed Choudhury (Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, USA)

Submission details

Initial paper submission: February 15, 2019

Author notification: May 3, 2019

Camera-ready submission: June 12, 2919

Conference: August 26-30, 2019

Submissions should be in PDF format, use Springer's LNCS style, and not
exceed 12 pages (including references).  Please refer to the Submission
Guidelines at
 for further
instructions and for a link to the online submission system.

Tristan Miller, Research Scientist
Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA)
Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Tel: +49 6151 162 5296 | Web: https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/

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