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Humanist Archives: June 4, 2019, 6:16 a.m. Humanist 33.65 - events: language & space; ancient routes; historical cryptology

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 65.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Salciute Civiliene, Gabriele 
           Subject: on Language & Space (93)

    [2]    From: Valeria Vitale 
           Subject: Digital Classicist Seminar: The CART-ography Project (34)

    [3]    From: Pierre Mounier-Kuhn 
           Subject: Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2019) June 23-26, Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium (39)

        Date: 2019-06-04 05:09:50+00:00
        From: Salciute Civiliene, Gabriele 
        Subject: on Language & Space

Language and Space in Public Imagination
Department of Digital Humanities (DDH),
King's College London

Tue, 11 June 2019
16:00 - 18:00 BST
Bush House SE (South East) 2.10,
London WC2R 1ES

This event introduces 2018-19 Willard McCarty Fellowship holder
Antonina Puchkovskaia (Associate Professor, ITMO University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Her lecture will explore the intersections of
language and space in the historical and cultural visualization of St
Petersburg. It will be preceded by short talks on intersecting ideas.

The event is free but please register at https://bit.ly/2MrHDp2 to
secure a place.


"Computing / Humanities: What’s the Relationship?"
Willard McCarty (Professor emeritus, King's College London)

"Territoriality in Cyberspace: Dealing with Contested Geographies in the
Age of Google Maps"
Stuart Dunn (Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities & Deputy Head, DDH)

This talk will offer a brief overview of how conflict and competing
claims on physical land are represented in the digital world. Drawing on
examples from Cyprus and Greece, it will ask the question of how “the
digital” is driving us to reconsider the idea of what a border is.

"Thinking and Modelling Spatio-Temporality across Languages"
Gabriele Salciute Civiliene (Lecturer in Digital Humanities Education, DDH)

Language helps us talk about mental representations of time and space.
The metaphors of spatializing time and temporalizing space differ,
revealing how we reason across cultures. Language use and text making,
on the other hand, are situated in and enmeshed with our being in and
experience of time and space whose intimacy, specificity, and
multiplicity are hidden underneath the conventionalized surface of
texts. In this talk, I will consider how the computing of translations
by repetemes (i.e. strings of repetitions) opens up, among other things,
a possibility for modelling spatio-temporal patterns that instantiate
Gadamer’s being-in-the-world-through-being-in-language.

"Visualizing St Petersburg Based on Russian Corpus Analysis"
Antonina Puchkovskaia (Associate Professor, ITMO University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

What is/are Digital Humanities? How to rise a research question
challenging enough for both Humanities and Computer Science fields? What
are the challenges of doing DH at the predominantly STEM-based
University? This lecture will revolve around interdisciplinary research
in progress situated at the intersection of history, librarian studies,
cultural studies, and information technologies. The aim of this research
is to create an open-source-software-based web application by using
historical and cultural heritage data on the key landmarks of St.
Petersburg. Our deliverables are an educational database and web/mobile
applications into which users will be able to tap by means of
retrospective visualization and an interactive city map that would track
nearby objects via user’s geolocation. To that end, we are analyzing
both sources and records. In our case, sources are manuscripts that
range from a single paragraph to a multi-volume book. Records are source
fragments that can range from a single record to hundreds of sections,
pages, or paragraphs in a book. Our database schema links people,
occasions, and dates based on primary sources. Finally, all objects are
being mapped onto an interactive city map of St. Petersburg, the
interface of which will facilitate easy navigation and allow filtering
by different categories such as restaurants, music salons, and apartments.

Dr Gabriele Salciute Civiliene
Lecturer in Digital Humanities Education
Departmentof Digital Humanities
King's College London
Room C0.08, Chesham Bldg,
Strand Campus, WC2B 2LS
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7848 7145
Email: gabriele.salciute-civiliene@kcl.ac.uk
DRaL (Distant Reading across Languages) Project:

        Date: 2019-06-03 21:06:18+00:00
        From: Valeria Vitale 
        Subject: Digital Classicist Seminar: The CART-ography Project

Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Friday June 7, 2019 at 16:30 in room G34

Chelsea Gardner (Hawai'i) & Rebecca Seifried (IMS-FORTH)
The CART-ography Project: Cataloguing Ancient Routes and Travels in the
Mani Peninsula

The CART-ography Project (Cataloguing Ancient Routes and Travels in the
Mani Peninsula) is a new multidisciplinary archaeological and DH
research initiative that documents and analyzes the routes of early
explorers to the Mani peninsula in southern Lakonia, Greece. The project
will assess the value of travelers' records in reconstructing
archaeological landscapes. We present our methodology and preliminary
results of the project: first, how we use GIS to reconstruct the routes
taken by early travelers throughout the Mani peninsula, including
Pausanias, Cyriacus of Ancona, Colonel Leake and Patrick Leigh Fermor;
and second, the goals for the 2019 fieldwork season.

This seminar will be live-streamed at: https://youtu.be/fFUeSnOWGuk
Full programme: http://digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2019.html


Dr Valeria Vitale
Institute of Classical Studies, Research Fellow
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
Pelagios Commons Education Director
commons.pelagios.org (http://commons.pelagios.org/)

        Date: 2019-06-03 15:12:09+00:00
        From: Pierre Mounier-Kuhn 
        Subject: Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2019) June 23-26, Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium

Dear friends and colleagues,

The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt) is an
annual conference on historical cryptology. The 2019 edition will be
held on June 23-26, 2019 in the Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium.

The program is online at :

HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptography and
cryptanalysis. The conference's subjects include, but are not limited to:

   * the use of cryptography in military, diplomacy, business, and other
   * analysis of historical ciphers with the help of modern computerized
   * unsolved historical cryptograms, including the Voynich Manuscript
   * the Enigma and other encryption machines
   * the history of modern (computer-based) cryptography
   * linguistic aspects of cryptography
   * the influence of cryptography on the course of history
   * teaching and promoting cryptography in schools, universities, and
     the public

We are looking forward to seeing you in Mons, Belgium

The Organizing Committee of HistoCrypt 2019
Contact: jjq@uclouvain.be 

Best regards,

Pierre Mounier-Kuhn
CNRS & Sorbonne Université

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