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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 106.
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    [1]    From: Matteo Romanello 
           Subject: Texts and APIs workshop (Hamburg, 15-16 July 2019) (48)

    [2]    From: samantha@zooniverse.org
           Subject: Crowdsourcing at Oxford DH Summer School (27)

    [3]    From: Justin Tonra 
           Subject: *CORRECTION* Call for Applications: Third Distant Reading Training School: Budapest, 23-25 September 2019 (41)

    [4]    From: Miguel Escobar 
           Subject: PNC Conference 2019: Regionality and Digital Humanities, South-South Connections (97)

    [5]    From: Berenike Herrmann 
           Subject: ADHO-SIG Digital Literary Stylistics Workshop (22)

    [6]    From: O'Donnell, Dan 
           Subject: Attend FSCI 2019 scholarly communications institute- Early bird rate ending this Friday! (205)

        Date: 2019-06-25 14:35:18+00:00
        From: Matteo Romanello 
        Subject: Texts and APIs workshop (Hamburg, 15-16 July 2019)

Dear Members of the Humanist List,

We are glad to announce the workshop Texts and APIs: the Distributed Text
Services to be held in Hamburg 15-16 July 2019, funded by the Procope
Programme of the French Embassies in Germany and Switzerland.

The Distributed Text Services (DTS, w3id.org/dts ) specification, defines
an API for working with collections of texts as machine-actionable data.

The workshop will have three parts :

   1. Presentations of the Distributed Text Services and its applicability to
   2. A round-table and discussion about what could be done to improve DTS or
   to support it more
   3. A hands-on workshop for participants to start building services around
   their data

The Program can be found here:

The Workshop will take place at the University of Hamburg, Überseering 35,
22297, Room 01021 (Ground Floor).

Participation is open and free, but you will need to register here:
https://forms.gle/89wbTBuZnLk5ecFz9 (registration closes July 7).

We are also pleased to be able to host 6 lightning talks (5 minutes apiece)
that deal with DTS and how  you might use it with your own data. We can
allocate a travel bursary of a fixed amount of 300 Euros to those
participants who give such talks and might need such a bursary. Please
register at the registration link above by 1 July if you would like to give
a Lightning Talk, tick the relevant box if you would need a bursary and we
will let you know as soon as possible thereafter if your Lightning Talk has
been accepted and if you have been awarded a bursary.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might have interest in
this workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Thibault Clárice
Vincent Jolivet
Pietro Liuzzo
Matthew Munson
Matteo Romanello

        Date: 2019-06-24 15:30:54+00:00
        From: samantha@zooniverse.org
        Subject: Crowdsourcing at Oxford DH Summer School

Hello list members!

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (22-26th July) again
features a 'Crowdsourcing Research' workshop. This workshop has been a
great success over the years, with the participants learning to use the
Zooniverse project builder (https://www.zooniverse.org/lab), launching
their projects and reporting back all in the space of a week.

We have a few places left on this year's workshop, and registration closes
on 4 July. The workshop is called "Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities
(Theory and Practice)", and the Summer School website is

Please feel free to pass this information along to colleagues who may be
interested or who might know others who are. For those who've not come
across the DH Oxford Summer School before, let me just add that it's the
biggest event like this in Europe, with over 200 participants, and has been
running for several years now. Participants sign up to one of the workshops
which run through the week, and in addition there are a whole range of
plenaries, social events, a poster session, &c. - it's a fantastic week.

Happy to answer any questions you might have via email. Thanks!

Samantha Blickhan, Ph.D.
IMLS Postdoctoral Fellow
Humanities Lead for Zooniverse

        Date: 2019-06-24 10:55:51+00:00
        From: Justin Tonra 
        Subject: *CORRECTION* Call for Applications: Third Distant Reading Training School: Budapest, 23-25 September 2019

The COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History is issuing a Call
for Applications for its third Training School, hosted by the Centre for Digital
Humanities - Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest from September 23 to 25, and
co-located with the DH_Budapest 2019 conference http://elte-dh.hu/conf2019/.

Note that participation is free of charge! Applicants may apply for one of the
grants for participation in one of the 3 parallel tracks:
TRACK 1: Corpus design and text contribution for ELTeC
TRACK 2: Natural Language Processing for Distant Reading
TRACK 3: Canonization in Distant Reading Research

To apply, please see the information and instructions in the full Call for
Applications. Applications
will be sent to Roxana Patras
(roxanapatras82@gmail.com) and Christof Schöch
(schoech@uni-trier.de) before 15 July 2019. In case
you have questions regarding the call, the application process or the Training
School, please contact Roxana Patras, the Action's Training School Coordinator

Beside the participation in one of the 3 parallel tracks, there are also
opportunities for all Training School participants to register for and
participate in the DH_BUDAPEST 2019 conference, held in Budapest and directly
following the Training School, from September 25 to 27, 2019! Information will
be available on the conference page http://elte-dh.hu/conf2019/ca_ts/.

More details regarding the programme of the Training School are forthcoming.
Please watch the page dedicated to the Training School on the Action's website
at: https://www.distant-reading.net/events/budapest-training/.

Please feel free to disseminate this message within your own research
communities. Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Inclusiveness Target
Countries (ITC) (http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/strategy/excellence-
inclusiveness) are strongly encouraged to apply!

Dr Justin Tonra
Lecturer in English, School of Humanities
National University of Ireland Galway

        Date: 2019-06-23 12:55:58+00:00
        From: Miguel Escobar 
        Subject: PNC Conference 2019: Regionality and Digital Humanities, South-South Connections

Dear All,

The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium conference will be held in Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore from October 15th-18th, 2019. The main theme
of the PNC 2019 is "Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South
Connections". More information is available at

The PNC 2019 serves as an opportunity for researchers and developers to
facilitate information exchanges among institutions of higher education in the
Pacific Rim through computing and communications technology. PNC explores issues
of information and technology exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the
development of the cultural knowledge contents. The technical program of PNC
2019 will include invited keynote, paper presentations, workshops and poster

Due to numerous requests received, the submission deadline is extended to June
30th and the author notification will be sent on July 31st. Authors are invited
to submit an anonymous 6-8 pages technical paper manuscript in double-column
IEEE format. (The style guide is included in the downloadable templates.) The
proceedings of the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library
for indexing.

Full Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers through by June 30, 2019. The final
manuscript (camera ready) should be ready by August 31, 2019. Submissions must
be original and should not have been published previously while being evaluated
for this conference. The paper length is 6-8 pages, including figures and tables
but not including references. All submitted papers must conform to the IEEE
Xplore Format for conference proceedings.

Artwork, Poster and Vendor Submission

Artists, designers and practice-based researchers engaging in computational and
communications media and technology are invited to submit proposals for
exhibiting work that responds to this year's conference themes of “Regionality,
Digital Humanities and South-South Connections”. Authors are invited to submit
abstracts (max. 500 words) by June 30, 2019. For the poster competition,
participants are required to give an oral orientation. The best poster award
will be selected after evaluation by the Grading Committee. Vendors or
Institutions are welcome to take this opportunity to show research results that
are related to the conference main theme.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
June 30th, 2019

Author Notification
July 31st, 2019

Final Manuscript (Camera Ready)
August 31st, 2019


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)

Co-hosts and Sponsors

Academia Sinica
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI)
Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Technical Sponsor
IEEE Singapore Section

About Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)
Since 1993, the PNC has been committed to enhancing digital research and
interaction among researchers, educators, and professionals around the Pacific
Rim nations. The importance and contribution of the PNC has been widely
recognized by the digital and information technology community. For more
information, please refer to the PNC Homepage at https://www.pnclink.org/.

PNC Secretariat
P.O. Box 1-76 Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-27898894
Website: https://www.pnclink.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pnclink.org/

Miguel ESCOBAR VARELA, PhD :: Assistant Professor :: National University of
Singapore :: Academic Advisor on Digital Scholarship, NUS Libraries ::
m.escobar@nus.edu.sg ::

        Date: 2019-06-21 14:03:44+00:00
        From: Berenike Herrmann 
        Subject: ADHO-SIG Digital Literary Stylistics Workshop

Dear all,

On Tue, 9 July the ADHO-SIG "Digital Literary Stylistics" is organizing
a half-day pre-conference workshop (9-13hs).

We have tailored it to a timely theme - the theory-method fit of our
tools, in a maturing field that is now ripe for some benevolent peer

In our 'anatomy', taking a constructive-critical look, Mike Kestemont
(Stylometry), Clémence Jacquot (Textométrie), and Steffen Pielström
(Semantic Text Mining) will each 'dissect' one of our typical methods
with regard to theoretical modelling and research questions. The
workshop will also address the future shape of tool inventory (DLS-TI),
one of our initiatives

We are looking forward to conversing with you!

Berenike Herrmann & the SIG-DLS Steering Committee

        Date: 2019-06-21 14:02:59+00:00
        From: O'Donnell, Dan 
        Subject: Attend FSCI 2019 scholarly communications institute- Early bird rate ending this Friday!


The FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) will take
place at UCLA August 5 - 9, 2019.

Be sure to take advantage of the early-bird discounts

which end this Friday, June 21.

This recent post on Scholarly Kitchen
places FSCI in the context of the existing training opportunities
within Scholarly Communication, showing that FSCI enables and
serves those that are done asking /why/, and are now asking
/how/ we move towards an Open Knowledge culture together.


offers participants 5 immersive days of training and skills
development in new modes of research communication. All levels
of participants, from beginners to advanced, will find courses
of interest. There are 27 Courses to choose from:


Check out the Course Abstracts:

with topics designed to appeal across disciplines.  We also have
an exciting agenda of plenary events:
See list below.

Speakers and Instructors are coming from 6 continents, including experts 
in scholarly communication from many communities of practice:


The diversity
of perspectives provided by the instructors and attendees is one
of FSCI's key strengths, allowing for comprehensive exploration
of the issues in class and beyond. We hope you’ll add your voice
to the conversation, and broaden your perspective on the
evolving world of scholarly communication!


Monday, August 5
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Welcome Introduction - Palisades Ballroom
Welcome Speakers:

    Ginny Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
    Joe Bristow, Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the
     Academic Senate, UCLA

First thing on Monday morning we will all meet to kick off the
Institute. Expect a short introduction, basic logistics information, run
over the week's schedule and a brief overview of the courses.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Lightning Talks - Palisades Ballroom
Chair/Moderator: Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific
Software and Applications NCSA, University of Illinois

This session will consist of reviewed 5-minute talks by
FSCI participants.  These short talks are meant to present something the
speaker is passionate about, related to scholarly communications.  Talks
may be about new technology that might change our lives or vanish
without a trace, tell us about a policy that has made a difference
somewhere, rants about how the scholarly communications world should be,
and other topics.  The talks will inspire us to think and to discuss
things that make an impact on scholarly communications.

Tuesday, August 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmDo-a-Thon - Palisades Ballroom
Chair/Moderator: Steve Diggs, Technical Director, Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, UCSD
Building off the concept of a hackathon, a do-a-thon is a work-sprint
where people from different skill sets work together and collaborate on
different challenges and projects. Sign up forms will be posted on the
website in early July.

Wednesday, August 7
8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Plenary Session Panel - What if Philosophical
Transactions of the Royal Society had never existed? Learning from the
successes beyond the North Atlantic - Palisades Ballroom

    Gimena Del Rio Riande (Moderator), Researcher, Investigadora Adjunta
     CONICET in Argentina
    Dan O’Donnell, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge

/Speakers from around the globe will be presenting in this centerpiece
plenary session/
Much of today's debate around open access and scholarly communication in
Northern America and Europe centers around how well plans developed in
one part of this North Atlantic region might work in another, or,
usually as an afterthought, in the Global South. In this session we
want to turn this on its head. What would scholarly communication be
like if our origin myth did not start in the UK's Royal Society in
London in 1665? Let's imagine a world where Phil Trans never existed and
we instead had developed our systems from the ideas underpinning the
success stories of scholarly communications infrastructures and systems
from Latin America, Asia and Africa, from beyond the English-speaking
world, and from communities not traditionally considered as scholarly.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Moving the Needle Roundtable - Palisades Ballroom

    Ginny Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
    Alison Scott, Associate University Librarian for Collections and
     Scholarly Communication, UCLA
    Tom Olijhoek, Molecular Biology Researcher, Directory of Open Access
     Journals (DOAJ)
    Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communication, Curtin University

Engage in a discussion with a panel pulled together to discuss some of
the highest-level recent developments to move the needle towards open
research and publishing.  Virginia Steel, The UCLA Norman and Armena
Powell University Librarian, and Alison Scott, the Associate University
Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication, will discuss the
University of California's negotiations with Elsevier to secure a read
and publish contract; Tom Olijhoek will discuss the European Union’s
Plan S which requires state-funded research output to be Open by 2020;
and Cameron Neylon will discuss recent results evaluating how
universities are implementing Open Access globally. Who is doing this
well? What is driving change, and in what direction? What will these
changes mean for the scholarly communication ecosystem?  Come with
questions and opinions, and join the discussion.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Battledecks: PowerPoint Karaoke - Palisades Ballroom
Chair/Moderator - Nicky Agate, Assistant Director of Scholarly
Communication and Digital Projects, Columbia University
You will not want to miss this night!!  Everyone is invited to take part
in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke). How are your improv skills?
Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be
given 3-5 minutes to present ten slides on a surprise topic, with the
goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and
(b) keeping a straight face. Link to upload your slide decks will be
posted in May.

Friday, August 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Birds of Feather Topic tables - DeNeve Cafeteria
Private Room

    Anna Oates, Scholarly Communication and Discovery Services
     Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Dan O’Donnell, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge

Join your colleagues in the De Neve cafeteria to discuss School Comm
topics in an informal setting. You'll be able to network and exchange
ideas, insights, and experiences. If you are interested in leading a BOF
table or have ideas of topics you wish to contribute, please send an
email to FSCI-INFO@force11.org (mailto:FSCI-INFO@force11.org).  Or you
may add to the list that will be posted here June 17.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Keynote: Would including open scholarship in tenure
guidelines move the needle?
Speaker: Juan Pablo Alperin
Assistant Professor in Publishing and Co-Director of the Scholarly
Communications Lab

Despite all the arguments and evidence in favor of open scholarship,
years of advocacy, tool building, mandates, and policies, less than half
of the research that is published is publicly available. But what if we
could magically add open scholarship practices as a valued activity in
every salary review and tenure guideline document? Would such an
explicit valuation of open scholarship for academic career advancement
serve to move the needle? This presentation will challenge commonly held
notions of the barriers to change through evidence from the analysis of
hundreds of salary review and tenure guideline documents from
universities in the United States and Canada, and from results of a
survey of faculty from the same universities. This empirical exploration
of what we say we value in academic careers, how we say it, and what we
think our peers value may confirm your belief that review, promotion,
and tenure processes affect the adoption of open scholarship
practices—but it just won't be in the way you think they do.

Visit the FSCI 2019
6ea3cb2415&e=2e694a8dc5) website
for more information.

Convinced? Then register here
3e4d0b85b6&e=2e694a8dc5) and take advantage of the early-bird discount that ends on June 21st. We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

All the Best,

The FSCI Team at FORCE11


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