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Humanist Archives: Nov. 20, 2019, 8:10 a.m. Humanist 33.424 - events: figuration; philology/palaeography; hybridity; DH2021 call

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 424.
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    [1]    From: Scott Wark 
           Subject: Registration - Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data (55)

    [2]    From: Paolo Monella 
           Subject: Seminar on Digital Philology and Palaeography at the VeDPH (37)

    [3]    From: David White 
           Subject: Hybridity and the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference. (42)

    [4]    From: Martin Grandjean 
           Subject: Call for hosts - Humanistica 2021 (27)

        Date: 2019-11-19 12:15:56+00:00
        From: Scott Wark 
        Subject: Registration - Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data

Registration is now open for 'Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data,' an
interdisciplinary conference on the empirical, conceptual, and
methodological concept of the 'figure' for thinking the person today. Though
interdisciplinary in focus, this conference includes several panels that
will be of interest to AoiR members.

*Date and location*: 
9.30am – 6pm, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December,
2019 Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, 
8 Lewisham Way SE14 6NW


Professor Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University
Professor Jane Elliot, University of Exeter
Professor John Frow, The University of Sydney
Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, The University of Sheffield

We’re drowning in an ocean of data, or so the saying goes. Data’s “big”:
there’s not only lots of it, but its volume has allowed for the development
of new, large-scale processing techniques. Our relationship with
governments, medical organisations, technology companies, the education
sector, and so on are increasingly informed by the data we overtly or
inadvertently provide when we use particular services. The proverbial data
deluge is large-scale—but it’s also personal. Data promises to personalise
services to better meet our individual needs. Data is often construed as a
threat to our person(s). Not every person predicated by data is predicted
the same. The intersection between data and person isn’t fixed: it has to be

What methodological, conceptual, and/or empirical potential do
'figurations' offer to researchers working at the intersection of the
person and data today? Over two days, more than 50 presenters and 4 keynote
speakers will address how the 'figure' and its variants—figuration,
figuring, to figure, and so on—is being developed and used in disciplines
including the medical humanities, the social sciences, media studies, art
history, literary studies, philosophy, science and technology studies,
urban studies, and geography.

Registration is free. For more information and to register, please
follow this link (https://peoplelikeyou.ac.uk/activities/figurations/).

Figurations is organised as part of the 'People Like You: Contemporary
Figures of Personalisation' Project, which is funded by a Wellcome Trust
Collaborative Award (205456/Z/16/Z). It is organised by Prof. Celia Lury
and Dr. Scott Wark from the University of Warwick's Centre for
Interdisciplinary Methodologies ,
in collaboration with PLY researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London
and Imperial College.

The full programme will be available shortly - if you have any questions in
the meantime, please email Scott Wark at S.Wark@warwick.ac.uk

        Date: 2019-11-19 11:29:21+00:00
        From: Paolo Monella 
        Subject: Seminar on Digital Philology and Palaeography at the VeDPH

Dear all,

with apologies for cross-posting, I announce my own upcoming seminar on
modelling digital philology/palaeography at the Venice Centre for
Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) of the Ca' Foscari University:

4 Dec 2019, 17:00
Seminar by Paolo Monella (Venice Centre for Digital and Public
Humanities, Ca' Foscari University - Università di Palermo): "Fuori
dalla torre di Babele: interoperabilità e sistemi grafici pre-moderni"
Sala Milone, Malcanton Marcorà Building, 3nd floor, Calle Contarini,
Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice, Italy
Details: https://www.unive.it/data/16437/2/33444


For digital philology based on pre-modern handwritten witnesses,
interoperability and reuse of textual data and software is an open
issue. This talk illustrates the ongoing work for the creation of a LOD
ontology to formalize concepts such as glyph, allograph, grapheme
(alphabetic grapheme, brevigraph, abbreviation mark, punctuation,
logograph, ideogram), alphabeme, abbreviation, word, lemma. Since TEI
aims to be theory-agnostic, it does not provide a shared model for those
entities. As a consequence, each project produces transcriptional data
following its own editorial conventions and, therefore, based on its own
data model. The goal of the proposed LOD ontology is to facilitate both
the exchange of textual data deriving from (hyper)diplomatic
transcriptions and the development and reuse of modular open source
software modules in the field.

All best,
Paolo Monella

VeDPH, Visiting scholar in Digital Textual Studies
University of Palermo, Adjunct in DH

        Date: 2019-11-19 10:17:04+00:00
        From: David White 
        Subject: Hybridity and the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference.

I'm interested in making connections between DH and Art & Design communities. As
such I would like to highlight the following free webinar on Hybridity which is
the theme for a conference I help to run:

Hybridity: a Digitally Engaged Learning webinar
2pm GMT, Friday 22nd November

Free webinar exploring Hybridity, the theme for the Digitally Engaged Learning
(DEL) conference to be held in Hong Kong in- September 16–-18, 2020.
DEL is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged
teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education.

The webinar will be in the form of an open panel discussion, facilitated by
members of the DEL conference committee. This is a good opportunity to learn
about the theme for 2020 and to find out more about the conference.

The webinar will take place at 2pm GMT (8am CST, 10pm HKT) on Friday, November
22,  2019 in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra which works in most browsers and on

Sign-up for the webinar here and we will email you a link to the session soon thereafter.

To read more about DEL and the theme for 2020, visit the DEL

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        Date: 2019-11-19 09:42:10+00:00
        From: Martin Grandjean 
        Subject: Call for hosts - Humanistica 2021

Dear colleagues,

Humanistica invites proposals to host its DH conference in 2021.

Details: http://www.humanisti.ca/appel-organisateurs-colloque-humanistica-2021/

The Humanistica 2021 conference will be held in the spring of 2021 and will be
hosted by one or more Francophone institutions.
Those interested in such an application are requested to read the protocol
detailing the practical organisation of this event.

Deadline: 31 January 2020

Best regards,
Martin Grandjean, on behalf of Humanistica

Junior Lecturer UNIL and EPFL
Spokesman of the French-speaking Digital Humanities Association (Humanistica)
Web: http://www.martingrandjean.ch 

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