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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 615.
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    [1]    From: Daniel Riaño 
           Subject: Seminar on Digital Humanities at the CCHS, CSIC, Madrid (15)

    [2]    From: Daniel Wilson 
           Subject: Jo Guldi / London 18th March / Living with Machines (55)

    [3]    From: Sharon Healy 
           Subject: Engaging with Web Archives 2020 (48)

    [4]    From: Susan Schreibman 
           Subject: Registration now open for Design Thinking, Maker Culture & Sticky Learning in DH and Heritage, 24-25 March 2020, Vienna Austria (39)

        Date: 2020-02-19 21:11:30+00:00
        From: Daniel Riaño 
        Subject: Seminar on Digital Humanities at the CCHS, CSIC, Madrid

Dear all,

Next Thursday Federico Boschetti will take part in the First ILC
Seminar on Digital Humanities at the CCHS (Madrid) with the talk:
“Plans and actions to fill the gap between Digital and Non-Digital
Humanities in the next decade”.

The seminar will take place at the Sala Manuel de Terán 3F8 of the ILC.
This event is free and open, until all seats are filled.

Date: Thursday 20 February
Time: 11:00
Location: ILC, CCHS, CSIC
Calle Albasanz 26, 28037 Madrid
How to get there: Metro Suanzes & Ciudad Lineal

        Date: 2020-02-19 14:43:22+00:00
        From: Daniel Wilson 
        Subject: Jo Guldi / London 18th March / Living with Machines

Data-Driven History: Text Mining the History of Property Law 
in the Debates of Britain's Parliament, 1806-1911

Alan Turing Institute
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB


This talk offers a case-study of a multi-level, AI-driven research on a major
problem in history: the story of property law in the modern world. It applies
topic modeling, n-gram analysis, skip grams, phrase detection, sentiment
analysis, guided vocabularies, geoparsing, and dynamic topic models to
understand the changing valences of how contemporaries discussed the ownership
and inhabitation of property over time. On the basis of these quantitative
approaches, the project derives a new history of property, challenging
conservative accounts of the history of property law that describe a set of
principles unchanged since Locke, much like Newton's discovery of gravity.

Please note that refreshments will not be served, however there is a cafe within
the British Library where beverages can be purchased ahead of the talk.

About the speaker

Jo Guldi (https://www.joguldi.com/) is one of the foremost practitioners of
digital history. In 2014, she co-authored The History Manifesto, an open-access
pamphlet on using text-mining to look at history over long time periods. She is
also PI of The Unaffordable World, a $1 million NSF grant to apply NLP to
investigate long-term questions of property in the parliamentary debates of
Great Britain. Most recently, she has authored several papers on the measurement
of time, identifying discontinuities in the historical record, nesting topic
models, and the principle of "Critical Search," a model of humanities-style
critical thinking applied to questions of big data.


3pm Presentation

4pm Q&A

4.20pm Coffee/Tea & Networking

5pm End

This event is part of The Alan Turing Institute's Living With Machines project
(funded by AHRC)

Tweet us @LivingwMachines

        Date: 2020-02-18 20:21:20+00:00
        From: Sharon Healy 
        Subject: Engaging with Web Archives 2020

For your interest,

Find out how and why the World Wide Web is being archived, and how scholars are
using web archives for research at the first international "Engaging with Web
Archives" conference.

"Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web,
preserving the collections in an archival format, and then serving the archives
for access and use" (IIPC, http://netpreserve.org/web-archiving/). Due to
serious concerns about the loss of web-born heritage, there has been a
continuous growth of web archiving initiatives across the globe.
Engaging with Web Archives: Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities"

15-16 April 2020, Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, Co.
Kildare, Ireland.

Early Bird Registration is now open: https://ewaconference.com/registration/

The EWA20 conference programme brings together historians, digital humanists,
media scholars, social scientists, information and IT professionals, computer
scientists, data consultants, librarians and archivists from Ireland, United
Kingdom, Europe, Canada and the United States.


There are also several pre-conference workshops (15 April) being organised for
students/scholars, many of which are designed for beginners.


We are also excited to announce the following keynote speakers for EWA20:

Professor Niels Brügger:  Professor in Media Studies, and head of the Centre for
Internet Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Professor Jane Winters: Professor of Digital Humanities and Pro-Dean for
Libraries in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.

If you require more information or have any questions, please feel free to email
us: ewaconference@gmail.com.

Follow us on Twitter @EWAConf

Sharon Healy and Michael Kurzmeier
EWA Co-Chairs


        Date: 2020-02-18 15:13:31+00:00
        From: Susan Schreibman 
        Subject: Registration now open for Design Thinking, Maker Culture & Sticky Learning in DH and Heritage, 24-25 March 2020, Vienna Austria

Join us for this exciting conference in Vienna on 24-25 March 2020 to
explore how we can leverage digital technologies and new methods of
teaching to promote "sticky learning" -- learning that is retained well
after it is taught. How can humanities knowledge take on and create
solutions for global challenges while facilitating the digital
transition of society? This conference, sponsored by the IGNITE project,
explores the potentials of humanities and heritage education for the
21st century by means of strategic/creative processes (i.e. Design
Thinking and Maker Culture), new methods and technologies: from digital
storytelling to the creation of 3D narratives, to using game design for
problem solving, to employing augmented reality to resituate history and
heritage for a contemporary audience.

If you are an educator or professional in Digital Humanities, Digital
Cultures or Cultural Heritage, or have a professional development role
for these sectors, join us in thinking through these ideas with
educators/professionals/researchers from some 20 countries around the world.

Date:25-26th March 2020 - Conference
Venue: University of Applied Arts, die Angewandte, Vienna, Austria

Register for the conference via:

There is no registration feefor the conference.

Best regards,

Prof. dr. Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Art and Culture
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Email: s.schreibman@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Phone: +31 (0)43 388 32 82

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