CFP: Cultural Heritage, Creative Tools and Archives Workshop

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 10:07

DIGHUMLAB DK and the DIGITAL CURATION UNIT Athens are pleased to invite you to submit to a DARIAH associated 2 day workshop on CULTURAL HERITAGE, CREATIVE TOOLS AND ARCHIVES.
The workshop is open to all but we in particular invite participants drawn in the first instance from the DARIAH, ARIADNE, CENDARI and NeDiMAH and other EU cultural heritage networks. We envisage it will foster the growth of a community of practice in the field of digital heritage and digital humanities, leading to closer cooperation between participants and helping attendees develop tools and methods that can be used by the wider community.

Central topics:

  •     Presentation of digital heritage tools and infrastructures (database, knowledge representation, analysis).
  •     GIS, 3D graphic reconstruction, high end imaging.
  •     Ontology related to archives and database storage for material and visual culture, etc. and how best to share data and tools across European countries and partners.
  •     Database and infrastructure support for fieldwork (cf. issues of data collecting and representation, excavation and survey data management, recording "information at the trowel's edge" to coin Ian Hodder, how to best process survey and long series datasets etc.).
  •     Discussion on further collaboration and how to influence EU policy in digital heritage-cultural heritage matters.
Presentation formats:
  •     Project presentation 20 minutes.
  •     Demonstration 20 minutes of tool or method or project.
  •     Paper presentation 20 minutes presentation. Final papers may be published in a journal (to be advised).
  •     Panel 40-60 minutes involving 3-5 speakers.

Hack4LT, 4 - 5 April 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:12

Hack4LT: The first cultural heritage and digital humanities orientated hackathon in Lithuania will take place on 04 - 05 April 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Inspired by: EUROPEANA and DARIAH
Organisators: Vilnius University Faculty of Communication (VUFC) (http://www.kf.vu.lt/en) and Vilnius University Library (VUL) (http://www.mb.vu.lt/en/titulinis)
Partners: M. Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (NLL) (http://www.lnb.lt/en/) and „Dizi“ (http://www.dizi.lt/heritage/index_en.php)
Sponsors: Vilnius University (VU) (http://www.vu.lt/en) and "Asseco Lietuva" (http://www.sintagma.lt/sintagma/selectLanguage.do?language=en).
Venue: National Open Access Scholarly Communication and Information Center (http://www.mkic.mb.vu.lt/en/), Address: Saulėtekio av. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania (https://foursquare.com/v/mkic--vilniaus-universiteto-biblioteka/5110af35e4b00d9b65a437c1

Hack4LT is a two-day event intended to stimulate the collaboration between Humanities' scholars and software developers. Its aim is targeted towards the technology driven experimentation with an existing EUROPEANA data sets connecting various kinds of digitized cultural heritage resources from the European museums, libraries, archives, etc. Free access to these resources stimulates a broad public interest in the European culture and challenges cultural institutions to seek new ways of engaging people, as well as to develops tools in this space. Furthermore, because of the richness of EUROPEANA collection and the nature of a preserved digital content it is considered to be a valuable data source for the researchers of the Digital Humanities and enhances digitally-enabled research in this area.

Italy signed Memorandum of Understanding

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 13:01

We are delighted to announce that Italy has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formally expressing their interest in participating in DARIAH.

DARIAH-IT activities will be coordinated by the the National Research Council.

Bamboo DiRT and DH Commons looking for DARIAH representatives

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 07:31

Bamboo DiRT and DH Commons are looking for DARIAH representatives.

1. A DARIAH representative on the board of Bamboo DiRT

Quinn Dombroski from Bamboo DiRT would be happy to add contents from DARIAH directory of tools (including DARIAH seal), and to welcome a DARIAH member in her editorial board.

2. A DARIAH representative as co-editor for DHCommons

The role of the co-editor coming from a non US and preferably non English speaking country would be to work on a weekly basis on collecting reviews and suggesting new projects in the database. DHCommons is seeking a co-editor with a different speciality than co-editor Ryan Cordell who is active in the literature, geolocalisation in texts, social networks areas.

If you are interested, please contact  Marin Dacos (marin.dacos at openedition.org) or Erik Champion (echa at adm.au.dk)

THATCamp London, registration now open

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 07:20

THAT Camp London is now open for registration. This one-day unconference will take place on 14 April 2013 at the British Library. This event coincides with the GLAM-WIKI conference, which runs on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April 2013.

For further information please visit this page: http://london2013.thatcamp.org/

Further upcoming THATCamps can be found here: http://thatcamp.org/en/

First CENDARI Summer School, 22 - 26 July 2013

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:12
The CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) project, in collaboration with the COST Action: IS 1005, 'Medioevo Europeo: Medieval Studies and Technological Resources', will host the first of three annual CENDARI Summer Schools, 22 - 26 July 2013 in Florence, Italy. The Summer School, entitled Historical Sources & Transnational Approaches to European History, will invite participants to address specifically how CENDARI aims to resolve the difficulties of historical research through the application of digital technologies and methods. For more information and to apply before the 15th April 2013, please visit http://www.cendari.eu/news-events/summer-school-2013/.

Sessions will apply the concept of 'transnational moments' to examine ways in which historical research is complicated by the nature of material records of the past. The Summer School will provide a context for the various collections-level challenges to transnational history, such as how to identify sources that have become 'hidden' or lost through accidents of history. Researchers will examine the linguistic, quantitative and methodological challenges facing them today.

OpenEdition Books! Now open

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:16
After Revues.org (1999), Calenda (2000) and Hypothèses (2008), OpenEdition’s fourth platform appeared Wednesday 20th February 2013. OpenEdition Books is the final addition to our comprehensive series of publishing platforms for the humanities and social sciences. The new service is the book distribution platform on the OpenEdition portal, a non-profit-making initiative whose aim is to develop Open Access to research results in the humanities, social sciences and beyond. The service is not an ideological gesture. It is a genuine academic program, in which ideas are seen as seeds that require constant cross-fertilisation to attain their full potential. OpenEdition is run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, the Université d’Aix-Marseille, the EHESS and the Université d’Avignon, and financed by the French national research agency within the framework of their Facilities of Excellence program.

PhD scholarship in Digital Heritage and Virtual Culture by DIGHUMLAB and Aarhus University

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 07:29
The Graduate School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Digital Heritage and Virtual Culture. This scholarship is available as of 1 September 2013 for a period of up to three years (5+3) or of up to four years (4+4). Candidates who are awarded the scholarship must commence their PhD programme on1 September 2013.

Digitized and digital resources with archival institutions such as museums, libraries and research institutions are increasingly being made accessible for research, educational and public use and interaction. Digital resources and data may be both cultural heritage and everyday culture resources, and making such resources accessible and enriching them for innovative research, educational and public use and interaction are central tasks of the digital humanities.

The Danish Digital Humanities Lab (DIGHUMLAB DK), anchored at Aarhus University, is a national consortium engaged in digital humanities projects and in developing digital research infrastructures for the humanities and social sciences. With interdisciplinarity and collaborative research at the core of our vision, DIGHUMLAB can offer the PhD scholar collaborative networks with AU research centres (e.g. Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, Centre for Participatory IT) and with interdisciplinary research environments including Smart Aarhus and the university’s research programmes in digital design, information science, media studies, archaeology, museology, anthropology and experience economy, as well as with international research networks and projects.

PhD studentships in Digital Humanities at The Open University

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:21
The Open University, The British Library, The National Library of Scotland and The National Library of Wales are offering two PhD studentships, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), for research based on the collections of one or more of the library partners.
For further particulars, application forms and terms and conditions, please follow the links above.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2013.

Job offer: Two professorships in Digital Philologies, TU Darmstadt Germany

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 07:20

In the past ten years, the Department has established the Digital Humanities with foci in English Corpus and Computational Linguistics as well as German Computer Philology. Throughout this period, the Department has consolidated its position in the digital humanities through internationally networked research activities and the installation of a bilingual Master of Arts program Linguistic and Literary Computing. The specific profile of Digital Humanities as Digital Philologies is going receive further impetus by the installation of a cluster of three professorships representing this discipline. Together with the already existing professorship for German Computational Philology (Andrea Rapp), the two new professorships will form a philology-based cluster of Digital Humanities at TU Darmstadt:

  • W3 Linguistics with a focus on corpus and computational linguistics, and
  • W2 Literary Studies and Cultural Studies with a focus on Digital Literary Studies / Digital Cultural Studies.

DARIAH seminar session at EHESS

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 09:34
On 13 February 2013, Sophie David, French DARIAH coordinator, and Marin Dacos, DARIAH VCC task leader, have been invited by L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales to present and discuss about DARIAH with European students during the seminar "Digital Humanities. Les transformations numériques du rapport aux savoirs".

ARIADNE project launched

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 23:00

On 9 February 2013 ARIADNE was launched!

ARIADNE brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.  There is now a large availablity of archaeological digital datasets that all together span different periods, domains and regions; more are continuously created as a result of the increasing use of IT. The are the accumulated outcome of the research of individuals, teams and institutions, but form a vast and fragmented corpus and their potential has been constrained by difficult access and non-homogenous perspectives.

ARIADN will enable trans-national access of researchers to data centres, tools and guidance, and the creation of new Web-based services based on common interfaces to data repositories, availability of reference datasets and usage of innovative technologies.  It will stimulate new research avenues in the field of archaeology, relying on the comparison, re-use and integration into current research of the outcomes of past and on-going field and laboratory activity. Such data are scattered amongst diverse collections, datasets, unpublished fieldwork reports (grey literature), and in publications.  The latter still being the main source of knowledge sharing. Ariadne will contribute to the creation of a new community of researchers ready to exploit the contribution of Information Technology and to incorporate it in the body of established archaeological research methodology.

To achieve this result the project will use a number of integrating technologies that build on common features of the currently available datasets, and on integrating actions that will build a vibrant community of use.

Several DARIAH partner institutions are partners in the ARIADNE project: Data Archiving and Networked Services, Austrian Academy of Science, German Archaeological Institute, Archaeology Data Service and Athena Research Centre.

If you want to know more about ARIADNE please visit the project website.


22 PhD studentships at the Centre for Next Generation Localisation Laboratories, Trinity College Dublin

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 23:00
CNGL is internationally renown for its strong, strategic mix of leading researchers in language, adaptive content, interaction and knowledge engineering technologies and its tight engagement with innovation-driven companies that work with content at a global level. CNGL has recently received further multi-million funding from Science Foundation Ireland. As a result Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is now offering 22 new PhD studentships in the areas of:
  • Text Analytics for managing large scale multilingual corpora.
  • Content-aware multilingual Search and Discovery technologies
  • Adaptive context-aware search
  • Intelligent slicing and adaptation of content
  • Social-aware, affective content adaptation
  • Constructing affective dialogue solutions
  • Interoperability and analytics for intelligent content processing chains

Application deadline is 28 February 2013.Please visit this page for further information.

Job offer: CLARIN ERIC part-time director

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 09:58

The CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CLARIN ERIC) has an opening for the part-time position (20% fte) of CLARIN ERIC Director for User Involvement. The chief responsibility of this position is to stimulate, facilitate and coordinate the use of the CLARIN infrastructure, its language resources, and its language services by scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences on a European scale. For further details please read this document. The application deadline is 01 March 2013.

1st Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland

Sun, 03/02/2013 - 23:00
On 26 - 29 June 2013, the First Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland, organised by infoclio.ch, will take place in Bern. Registration for the first edition of the Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland is now open! The DH Summer school is organised in three types of modules: courses, workshops, and unconference. In addition, there will be a participant project slam, a social evening and an optional excursion.Each course is 90 minutes long and is completed by a hands-on training workshop or tutorial of 90 min. Course Lecturers are senior scholars of their respective domain. In addition to the plenary courses, the Summer School offers a selection of 90 min. workshops on various DH topics and tools. Those workshop will take place in parallel sessions.
Please visit the event website for further information. Registration deadline in 15 April 2013

Job offer: Research Developer at King's College London

Sun, 20/01/2013 - 23:00
The Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London is looking for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to join the research and development team. The position will involve data modelling and analysis, plus the design and development of both editorial and administrative tools and public facing web applications, for the second phase of the Gascon Rolls (1317-1468) project, currently being carried out in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux in France. The focus of the work will be on the exploration of historical/technical issues in adapting historical data to wider digital frameworks, the application of geospatial and data mining approaches, new modes of visualisation and multi-device publishing, and the development of a French interface for the project.

Closing date for applications is 12 February 2013.

For vacancy details please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12763

DARIAH-ERIC application: positive evaluation

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:49
We are very pleased to announce that France, as host country of the future European organisation, has received the formal evaluation from the European Commission on the first stage of our application to become a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, the DARIAH ERIC.

The evaluation is positive, requiring some amendments to the application documents.  The DARIAH-EU Board of Directors, together with the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office (DCO), are already reviewing the recommendations to assess the modifications required.  They are confident that the required changes are relatively minor.
Following the successful revision of the documents, DARIAH will be invited to submit a formal request, the 'Step 2 application', to establish the European organisation.  

This is a first great achievement for 2013!

Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:52

The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invite applications for a special post-doctoral fellowship for a recent Ph.D. in any field of East Asian studies. This will be a 24-month fellowship (2013-2015), commencing on July 1, 2013, and the annual fellowship stipend will be $60,000. Application deadline: February 15th, 2013.

The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University announces a special post-doctoral fellowship for the 2013-2015 academic years, for a recent Ph.D. in any field of East Asian studies, with extensive expertise in the digital humanities or qualitative digital data management in the social sciences. The fellow will be expected to assist faculty, students, and research affiliates, as described below, and assist specific digital projects, including the Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 disasters http://www.jdarchive.org/ja/home.

For further information please visit http://blog.lib.umn.edu/amstdy/main/2013/01/2013-15-harvard-postdoctoral-f.html

CfP: APEx Conference "Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world"

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:20

The consortium of the EU-funded project APEx – Archives Portal Europe Network of Excellence – consisting of 28 national archives and ICARUS, is organising a conference to discuss the major challenges archives face on their path into the digital world. It aims at debating the major questions in respective professional fields by evaluating the broad scope of methods and approaches and by gathering experiences and perspectives from related projects conducive to obtaining new insights and visions regarding the further development of the Archives Portal Europe. Additionally, a series of workshops will provide practical knowledge in order to fulfill the preconditions of becoming participants of online platforms and portals.

Potential speakers are invited to present a paper (15 min.) within one of the following panels and are asked to send a proposal of their presentation (about 1000 characters) by completing this online form.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 17 February 2013

The submission of a proposal does not imply a guarantee of acceptance. We will inform you about our decision by 15 March 2013 at the latest.
The consent of the speakers/authors provided, papers might be published on the Archives Portal Europe or within an anthology accompanying the conference.
Conference language: English

For further information, please visit the conferece website http://www.apex-project.eu/index.php/dublin-conference