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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 592.
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    [1]    From: Joel McKim 
           Subject: Pre-Histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium 28 Feb (33)

    [2]    From: Claire Clivaz 
           Subject: Conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscript in Lausanne, September 2020 (49)

    [3]    From: Andrew Prescott 
           Subject: Event (52)

    [4]    From: Arianna Ciula 
           Subject: Data for History: Modelling Time, Places, Agents - CfP (129)

    [5]    From: Marijn Koolen 
           Subject: Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2020 - 3-5 June, Leiden University (26)

        Date: 2020-02-05 10:38:52+00:00
        From: Joel McKim 
        Subject: Pre-Histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium 28 Feb

V&A Pre-histories and Futures of Machine Vision Symposium

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10.30 – 17.00

Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A Museum, South Kensington, London, UK

How do machines see? From autonomous vehicles to deep fakes, machine
vision is changing contemporary life. Join curators, artists and
scholars to discuss the impact of computer vision and AI technologies on
the past, present and future of art and design.

The symposium will explore early moments in the development of computer
art, from the mid-1960s onwards, viewing these first experiments in
transforming number-crunching computers into image generating machines
as a kind of pre-history of machine vision. It will also bring together
contemporary artists, designers and curators considering the aesthetic
and political implications of contemporary computer vision and machine
learning technologies. Their creative and critical projects are shaping
our understanding of these technologies, while highlighting the social
and ethical concerns they raise. Home to the UK’s most important
historic computer art collections and a museum undertaking
ground-breaking explorations of contemporary digital culture and design,
the V&A is an ideal place to hold this discussion. Speakers include:
digital scholars Zabet Patterson (Stony Brook) and Joel McKim
(Birkbeck), V&A curators Douglas Dodds and Natalie Kane, and
contemporary artists and designers Anna Ridler, Tobias Revell and Alan

Register at:

        Date: 2020-02-04 20:31:27+00:00
        From: Claire Clivaz 
        Subject: Conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscript in Lausanne, September 2020

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce to you the names of our speakers at the
Lausanne conference on VREs and Ancient Manuscripts, 10-11 September, a
conference supported by the SNSF MARK16 project. Attendance is free, but
registration is required by email to claire.clivaz@sib.swiss. A detailed
program can be found on the MARK16 DH+ blog:
In collaboration with Classics@journal and the H2020 project OPERAS-P; 
endorsed by EADH and Humanistica

Welcome to Lausanne, on Dorigny campus!

Claire Clivaz (SIB, DH+, Lausanne) and Garrick Allen (Dublin University,

Invited speakers: VREs projects: Garrick Allen, Owen Colan and Declan
O'Sullivan ; Patrick Andrist ; David Bouvier and Ariane Jambé ; Claire
Clivaz and Mina Monier ; Hugh Houghton and Catherine Smith ; Antonio
Loprieno ; Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello ; Greg Paulson. _Data storage,
curation and evaluation_: Ann Harding ; Lukas Rosenthaler and Vera
Chiquet ; Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra.

Selected talks: Valéry Berlincourt, Lavinia Galli Milic, Jean-Philippe
Goldman and Damien Nelis; Bronson Brown-deVost ; Thomas Köntges ; Margot
Mellet ; Peter A. Stokes, Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, Benjamin Kiessling,
Robin Tissot and El Hassane Gargem.

Selected slam session and posters: Anna Foca, Kyriaki Konstantinidou and
Elton Barker; Francesca Galli and Elena Nieddu; Kaspar Gubler, Pim van
Bree and Geert Kessels ; Moshe Lavee ; Marie-Agnés Lucas-Avenel and
Marie Bisson ; Riccardo Macchioro ; Elisa Nury and Elena Spadini ;
Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou ; Sara Schulthess ; Andrew Smith ;
Simone Zenzaro.

Claire Clivaz
Head of DH+
SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Amphipole 187 - Quartier Sorge, Dorigny – CH-1015 Lausanne
t +41 21 692 40 60

        Date: 2020-02-04 16:11:34+00:00
        From: Andrew Prescott 
        Subject: Event

On 25 February at 6pm at the British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace London
SW1 5AH we will be launching Working at the Intersections, a report on lessons
from the work of the strategic research themes funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Council (AHRC) from 2010-2019. This report makes key recommendations to
promote interdisciplinary and community-oriented research in the arts and
humanities. We hope you can join us at this event.

In 2010, in response to a consultation with its research community, the AHRC,
the leading funder of arts and humanities research in the United Kingdom,
launched four cross-cutting research themes: Translating Cultures; Science in
Culture; Digital Transformations; and Care for the Future. Nearly five hundred
projects were financed by the AHRC under these themes, including major flagship
projects on a scale not previously financed by the AHRC, and innovative work on
subjects such as big data in arts and humanities, space industries, and dark
tourism. The themes enabled the impact of individual projects to be considerably
enhanced. The four theme leader fellows have now produced a joint report
summarising the messages which emerged from a decade of exciting research.

The AHRC's strategic themes provided an environment which fostered
interdisciplinary dialogues and showed how the horizons of arts and humanities
research could be expanded. Working closely with the 'Connected Communities'
programme, the themes also explored how arts and humanities researchers can more
effectively engage with communities and develop more participative forms of

Working at the Intersections provides a template for future interdisciplinary
research in the arts and humanities and makes important recommendations at a
time when arts and humanities research in the UK is entering a new era with the
recent creation of UK Research and Innovation.

To launch this report, a panel of distinguished speakers including Professor
Thomas McLeish FRS, University of York and Chair of the Royal Society Education
Committee, Professor Karen Salt, Deputy Director, Culture and Environment, UKRI,
and Professor Sarah Churchwell, University of London, will offer their thoughts
on promoting more interdisciplinary and inclusive research in the arts and
humanities. For the AHRC theme fellows, Professor Charles Forsdick, University
of Liverpool (Translating Cultures), Professor Barry Smith, University of London
(Science in Culture), and Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow
(Digital Transformations), will present their thoughts and reflections on the
work of their respective themes.

The event will be hosted by Professor Edward Harcourt, Director of Research for
the AHRC. Reports from theTranslating Cultures and Digital Transformations
themes will also be available. The event will be followed by a wine reception.

We hope very much you will be able to join us on 25 February. Please book your
free ticket here:


        Date: 2020-02-04 09:12:26+00:00
        From: Arianna Ciula 
        Subject: Data for History: Modelling Time, Places, Agents - CfP

Data for History - Annual conference 2020 – May 28-29 - Berlin

Modelling Time, Places, Agents

Call for papers

The Data for History consortium invites proposals for its first annual
conference, which will be held May 28-29, 2020 at the Humboldt University
of Berlin.

The effects of the growing integration of digital tools and methods in
historical research make the issues of interoperability of data produced in
different projects and domains (archives, museums, etc.), and their reuse
in the context of open science and FAIR principles (data should be
findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) ever more pressing.

In fact, we are at a turning point in historical research: The change from
a primarily analogue based to a primarily digital based working context
requires a major reconsideration of the very foundations of our field.
Historians have to consciously think through how this change affects their
practices and determine the means to best form this new, digital working
environment to facilitate the ends of historical research.

This question becomes particularly clear in the context of datafication,
the conversion of analogue information into digital data. In this process,
fundamental decisions are taken whose outcomes will determine not only the
fidelity of the representation of the primary sources but the reusability
of that data into the future. Data modelling decisions taken today will
deeply shape and affect the kind of research that will or will not be
feasible tomorrow. The challenge is, thus, to make modelling choices in
such a way that the highest possible degree of data reusability and
sustainability can be guaranteed, while respecting the particular source
modelled as well as the specific nature of historical data, such as
ambiguity, uncertainty, incompleteness, and change over time.

This conference will explore the process of data modelling and its
implications for future research practices, focussing on three fundamental
categories of historical research: time, space and agents. In this context,
time can be understood as astronomical time, as socially constructed or
measured, but also as expressed in the form of temporal relations, events,
durations and rhythms, synchronous or asynchronous, etc. The category of
space may include concrete physical places, territories and their borders
as well as spatial relations and arrangements but also conceptual or
imaginary places and mental maps. The concept of agents, meanwhile, may
refer to persons, but also groups of persons like families, officeholders
or informal communities, as well as institutions and other entities that
produce changes over time by taking action.

We are looking for different approaches on how to model these historical
fundamentals. We will analyse in depth the use of more or less established
models and standards like CIDOC CRM and EDTF, but also want to explore new
models, ideas and methods. Moreover, it will be essential to include
critical accounts from concrete projects, focussing on the possibilities
and limitations of these different methods and approaches.

Overall, the conference aims to build a better insight into current ideas
and practices in modelling time, space and agents as historical data and to
assess the implications of these choices on the process of historical
research and analysis.

We invite historians, computer scientists, data and information
specialists, as well as research software engineers, designers and cultural
heritage experts working on data modelling for historical sources to
present their work at the conference. We welcome presentations regarding
theoretical considerations concerning these or related questions,
introducing methodologies or presenting case studies on the application of
those approaches to concrete research projects and sharing their
experiences and challenges.

The conference will be followed by the annual meeting of the Data for
History consortium (http://dataforhistory.org/), an international community
aiming to establish a common method for modelling, curating and managing
data in historical research.


Submissions may include:

-- Papers: 15-minute presentations followed by discussion (abstract 750-1000

-- Posters: Call with selection. Posters already submitted in other
conferences (please mention it in the summary) are admitted (abstract
250-500 words)

All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the
appropriate literature. Citations are not to be included in the word count.

Submit a Proposal: https://d4h2020.sciencesconf.org/


The conference organiser will offer a limited number of bursaries for PhD
students and early-career scholars presenting at the conference.

Scientific committee

-- Francesco Beretta (CNRS/Université de Lyon)
-- George Bruseker (Takin.solutions)
-- Arianna Ciula (King's College London)
-- Sebastiaan Derks (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands)
-- Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam)
-- Charles van den Heuvel (University of Amsterdam)
-- Solenn Huitric (Université de Lyon)
-- Georg Vogeler (Universität Graz)
-- Torsten Hiltmann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Important dates

-- Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2020
-- Notification of acceptance: 31 March
-- Camera-ready for the summary: 1 May
-- Conference: 28-29 May

Conference Venue

Humboldt University of Berlin Banquet Hall Luisenstraße 56 10115 Berlin


Torsten Hiltmann Professor of Digital History Institut für
Geschichtswissenschaften Humboldt University of Berlin Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Francesco Beretta Head of Digital History Research Team LARHRA UMR CNRS
5190 14 Avenue Berthelot 69363 LYON CEDEX 07 France

E-Mail: d4h2020@sciencesconf.org

        Date: 2020-02-04 08:51:18+00:00
        From: Marijn Koolen 
        Subject: Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2020 - 3-5 June, Leiden University

CALL FOR PAPERS: DH Benelux 2020, 3-5 June, Leiden

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Monday 2 March (23:59 CET)
Website: http://2020.dhbenelux.org/

The 7th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 3-5 June 2020 at Leiden
University in the Netherlands. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to
further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium,
the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The call is open to all colleagues working in the humanities, the (social)
sciences and heritage sectors with an interest and enthusiasm in the
application and use of digital technologies. Submissions are welcome from
researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage early stage
researchers (MA/PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) to submit
abstracts. In addition, we welcome humanities scholars, developers,
computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and
museum curators. The conference has a primary focus on recent advances
concerning research activities in the Benelux as well as data- or research
projects related to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. However,
proposals from outside the Benelux are strongly encouraged as well.

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