CALL FOR PAPERS: Third AIUCD Annual Conference

The Third AIUCD Annual Conference
Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem

Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali
Università degli studi di Bologna
Via Zamboni 38 — 40126 Bologna
18-19 September 2014

AIUCD 2014, the Third AIUCD (Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) Annual Conference, is devoted to discussing the role of Digital Humanities in the current research practices of the traditional humanities disciplines.

The introduction of computational methods prompts a new characterisation of the methodology and the theoretical foundations of the human sciences and a new conceptual understanding of the traditional disciplines. Art, archeology, philology, philosophy, linguistics, bibliography and diplomatics, as well as social and communication sciences, avail themselves of computational methods to formalise their research questions, and to innovate their practices and procedures. A profound reorganisation of disciplinary canons is therefore implied.

New emerging notions such as Semantic web, Linked Open Data, digital libraries, digital archives, digital museum collections, information architecture, information visualisation have turned into key issues of humanities research. A close comparison of research procedures in the traditional disciplines and in the digital humanities becomes inevitable to detect concurrencies and to renew their tools and methods from a new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.

We invite therefore submissions relating, but not confined to the following topics:

— Digital humanities and the traditional disciplines
— Computational concepts and methods in the humanities research practices
— Computational methods and their impact on the traditional methodologies
— The emergence of new disciplinary paradigms

Accepted papers (submitted as abstracts of no more than 1000 words) shall be presented on the second conference day. Submissions have to be uploaded as PDF files on EasyChair at the following address: .

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is set at the midnight of 12 May 2014. All abstracts shall be submitted to the evaluation process organised by the AIUCD Programme Committee.  Authors shall be informed on the acceptance of their submissions within 9 June 2014.

Further details about the conference, the members of the Programme Committee and the registration process shall be published on the conference web site at the following address:

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TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013: programme

Dear all,

The programme for the “TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013” (October 2-5, Rome, Italy) is now available at

Tutorials and workshops are offered prior to the conference while Special Interest Groups activities will take place on Thursday 3 October (

Soon each session in the programme will point to relevant abstracts.

In the meantime, please take a look at the programme, plan your trip if you haven’t yet and register!

Registration ( is filling up quickly and it will be a disappointment not to see you in Rome!

For any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Best regards,
Arianna Ciula (Programme Committee Chair) and Fabio Ciotti (Local Organisation Committee Chair)

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TEI Conference 2013: online registration opened

Dear Digital Medievalist members,

we are pleased to announce that online registration for the TEI Conference and Members meeting 2013 has now opened. This year’s TEI Conference is hosted at the University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy, with the support of AIUCD (Italian Association for Humanities Computing and Digital Cultures) and will take place from from 2 to 5 October. As usual the Conference is preceded by three days of workshops and tutorials from September 29 to October 2.

This year’s theme is: The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web. The programme includes keynote lectures by Allen Renear (professor and interim Dean at GSLIS) and Marie-Luce Demonet (professor of French Renaissance literature and director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire), parallel sessions of papers, the annual TEI business meeting, a poster session/tools demonstration and slam, and special interest group (SIG) meetings. Details about the programme, as well as infos about accommodation and local attractions are available in the Conference website at

The rates and the online registration facilities are available at

We hope to meet you all in Rome!


Fabio Ciotti & Gianfranco Crupi
Local organizers TEI Conference 2013

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Biblioteca and Archivio Capitolare of Vercelli: Grant for Graduate Foreign Students 2013/2014

Guidelines for applicants

The Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare announces one short-term Library Research Grant, dedicated to The Memory of mons. Giuseppe Ferraris or to Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies, for graduate students to promote scholarly use of its important collections.

This Library Research Grant, which has a value of up to € 2.000, is meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Vercelli during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. Library Research Grant awarded in this year is tenable from June 2013 to May 2014 (except from 18th July to 4th September), and the deadline for applications is 15 May 2013. No applications will be accepted after that date.

Applicants are asked to complete an Application Form (visit the website) and submit a Word or PDF file (the latter is the preferred format) containing a Budget Form, a full Curriculum Vitae and a Research Proposal not exceeding one thousand words in length. Application should be sent by postal mail to the Library Research Grants Committee or by Email at the address given below. Applicants must also arrange for two Confidential Letters of Recommendation to be sent directly to the Library Research Grants Committee by postal mail or Email.

The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Biblioteca and Archivio Capitolare collections or in the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo collection (The Memory of mons. Giuseppe Ferraris Grant) or in the Biblioteca Capitolare collections (Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies Grant). Prospective grantees are urged to contact the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books for detailed descriptions of the collections. The Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare reserves the right to have a copy of the research that the applicant will publish at the end of her or his studies.

A committee consisting of members by University of Piemonte Orientale, Turin, Gottingen and of the Library Management will award the grant on the basis of the relevance of the proposal to unique holdings of the library and museum, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant’s scholarly qualifications.

Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare
piazza Alessandro D’Angennes, 5
13100, Vercelli – Italy

Dr Timoty Leonardi
Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books
Tel. and fax: +39 0161 51650

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Conference: First Meeting of the Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Culture

Definitive Programme of the First Italian Conference of Digital Humanities

Apologies for cross-posting, this is the definitive programme of the first Italian conference of Digital Humanities which will take place next week in Florence. Also thanks to the European Association for Digital Humanities for kindly supporting this event.

Un’agenda per l’informatica umanistica e la cultura digitale. I Convegno Annuale

13-14 dicembre 2012, Firenze Società Dantesca Italiana, Palagio dell’Arte della Lana, Via Arte della Lana 1

13 Dicembre

SESSIONE 1 – Infrastrutture e convergenza

Presiede la sessione Dino Buzzetti

9.00-9.30 Prolusione di Dino Buzzetti, La transizione al digitale: Il ruolo delle Digital Humanities
9.30-10.00 Giovanni Ragone (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), L’esperienza DIGILAB
10.00-10.30 Maristella Agosti (DEI, Università di Padova), Biblioteche digitali tramodellazione, gestione e valutazione
10.30-10.50 Joris Van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands), “It’s live Jim, but not as we know it”. Coping with Living Data

10.50-11.10 Intervallo

11.10-11-40 Henk Harmsen (Universiteit van Amsterdam – UvA), DARIAH: The strength of building together. National vs. international infrastructures. Cultural vs. research needs
11.40-12.10 Carlo Meghini (CNR Pisa), Modeling foundations for a cross-domain, cultural heritage infrastructure
12.10-12.30 Andrew Ashton (Center for Digital Scholarship – Brown University, Providence, RI), The Brown Digital Repository: A platform for digital preservation and access

12.30-13.00 Dibattito

SESSIONE 2 – La ricerca, la valutazione e la diffusione dei risultati nell’informatica umanistica

Presiede la sessione Anna Maria Tammaro
14.30-15.00 Prolusione di Tito Orlandi, Problematiche aperte
15.00-15.20 Frédéric Clavert (Centre Virtuel sur la Connaissance de l’Europe), Piattaforme e infrastrutture per la certificazione e l’accreditamento
15.20-15.40 Giovanni Solimine, Chiara Faggiolani (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), La valutazione della ricerca umanistica fra peer review e bibliometria
15.40-16.00 Gianluca Setti (Università di Ferrara), Gli indicatori bibliometrici ed il loro significato

16.00-16.30 Discussione e conclusioni

14 Dicembre

SESSIONE 3 – Progetti italiani ed esperienze di convergenza multidisciplinare

9.00-10.45 – Presiede la sessione Francesca Tomasi

Interventi di:

  • Pierluigi Feliciati, Convergere a valle. Lo studio del punto di vista degli utenti dei servizi digitali culturali nell’esperienza del progetto “Una Città per gli Archivi” (Bologna)
  • Maria Guercio, Cecilia Carloni, Livelli descrittivi, relazioni e contesti di produzione nella Sapienza Digital Library
  • Francesca Mambelli, Una risorsa online per la storia dell’ate: il database della fototeca Zeri
  • Maristella Agosti, Lucio Benfante, Nicola Ferro, Marta Manfioletti, Nicola Orio, chiara Ponchia, Gianmaria Silvello, L’apertura di uno strumento digitale per la ricerca umanistica ad un pubblico non specialista: il progetto CULTURA

10.45-11.00 Intervallo

11.00-13.00 – Presiede la sessione Fabio Ciotti

Interventi di:

  • Gioele Barabucci, Angelo Di Iorio, Fabio Vitali, Stemma codicum: analisi e generazione semi-automatica
  • Chiara Leoni, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Il progetto Visionary Cross: verso un’edizione digitale multimediale e distribuita
  • Paolo Monella, Più testimoni, più livelli: l’edizione critica digitale del Iudicium coci et pistoris iudice Vulcano di Vespa (Anth. Lat. 199 Riese)
  • Caterina Bernardini, Envisioning the Digital Future of Literary Translation. A Hands-on Experience at the Whitman Archive
  • Federico Boschetti, La localizzazione in lingua italiana dell’infrastruttura per lo studio dei classici greci e latini costituita dal Perseus Project

14.30-16.30 – Presiede la sessione Federico Meschini

Interventi di:

  • Antonella Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria Falcone, Il progetto ENARC. Attività didattiche innovative e creazione di archivi digitali
  • Maurizio Lana, digilibLT – digital library of late-latin texts / biblioteca digitale di testi latini tardoantichi
  • Michele Mauri, Paolo ciuccarelli, Ruolo dell’Information Visualization nella progettazione di interfacce per archivi digitali eterogenei
  • Marco Giunti, Giuliano Vivanet, Giuseppe Sergioli, Ontologia, semantica e rilevanza dell’informazione negli archivi della Bibliotheca Iuris Antiqui (BIA)

16.30 Trasferimento presso l’Auditorium Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Via Folco Portinari 5/r

17.00-19.00 Assemblea dei soci

Scarica il programma in formato .pdf

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