Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections 2018 – Tally

Election can be accessed on heliosvoting.org (accessible to the voters):

Tally

Question #1
Who would you like to elect as members of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist? (choose up to 5 candidates)

ALBERTO CAMPAGNOLO, Library of Congress –Standing for re-election– 61
JEAN-BAPTISTE CAMPS, PSL Research University 31
ROBERTO DEL MONTE, NUME International Research Group 12
FRANZ FISCHER, University of Cologne –Standing for re-election– 65
MIKE KESTEMONT, University of Antwerp –Standing for re-election– 50
LYNN RANSOM, University of Pennsylvania Libraries –Standing for re-election– 69
ERIN SEBO, Flinders University 30
ENGIN CIHAD TEKEN, Hacettepe University Technopolis 24
GEORG VOGELER, University of Graz –Standing for re-election– 52
HEATHER WACHA, University of Wisconsin, Madison 38

 

Elections 2018

Election to the DM board 2018-2020, 25th June until Sunday 6th July 2018, 23:59 GMT.

To vote in the election you must be one of the subscribers to the Digital Medievalist mailing list, . To vote, use the link and the voting token that have been sent to the email address that you have used to register to DM.
Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be re-elected. Members of the board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation. This is a working board and candidates should be willing and able to commit time to Digital Medievalist.
For more information about the election procedure, board roles and bylaws, see:

https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/about/
https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/about/board-roles/
https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/about/election-procedures/
https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/about/bylaws/

Election results

2018-2020 CANDIDATES:

Alberto Campagnolo

Alberto Campagnolo trained as a book conservator (in Spoleto, Italy) and has worked in that capacity in various institutions, e.g. London Metropolitan Archives, St. Catherine’s Monastery (Egypt), and the Vatican Library. He studied Conservation of Library Materials at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, and holds an MA in Digital Culture and Technology from King’s College London. He pursued a PhD on an automated visualization of historical bookbinding structures at the Ligatus Research Centre (University of the Arts, London). He is now finishing a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC). Alberto, in collaboration with Dot Porter (SIMS, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA), has been involved from the onset in the development of VisColl, a model and tool for the recording and visualization of the gathering structure of books in codex format. Alberto has served on the Digital Medievalist board since 2014, first as Deputy Director, and as Director since 2015.

Jean-Baptiste Camps

I started my training in digital medieval scholarship by a MA ‘Digital Technologies applied to History’ at the École des chartes in 2006-2008, with a thesis on the quantitative study of troubadour manuscripts. After working as a library curator, I did my PhD (Univ. Paris-Sorbonne) on the edition of the `Chanson d’Otinel’, with the aim to develop models to closely integrate ecdotics with digital methods (modelling, statistics, algorithmics and artificial intelligence), both for data production and analysis. I have been course leader for the master’s degree `Digital Technologies applied to History’ in 2013-2017, and now supervise the new research MA ‘Digital & Computational Humanities’ (PSL University). I teach computational philology, digital scholarly editing and  quantitative methods in the historical sciences. My main research interests are in stemmatology, stylometry, quantitative palaeography and codicology, as well as ecdotics, for Old French and Old Occitan texts and manuscripts.

Roberto Del Monte

I have a Master’s degree in History of Medieval Art, achieved in 2013 at the University of Florence, Italy (final marks 110/110 with distinction). For three years I have been leading the NUME International Research Group, developing a digital network of scholars around the world, coordinating the organization of conferences on medieval studies, the publication of specialist studies, the creation of interdisciplinary events and digital projects (e.g. the 3D reconstruction of some italian churches hit by earthquake in 2016). I’ve published articles on History of Medieval Art in Italy and France, worked with scientific journals and attended international conferences. I have experience in networking management, editing and managing digital contents: I would like to run for Journal Associate Editor, News Feed Administrator or Facebook Administrator position.

Franz Fischer

Franz Fischer has been serving on the Digital Medievalist Executive Board since 2014 and is editor-in-chief of the Digital Medievalist Journal. He is coordinator and researcher at the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH), University of Cologne. He studied History, Latin and Italian in Cologne and Rome and has been awarded a doctoral degree in Medieval Latin for his digital edition of William of Auxerre’s treatise on liturgy. From 2008-2011 he created a digital edition of Saint Patrick’s Confessio at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Dublin. From 2013-2017 he coordinated the EU funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Digital Scholarly Editions DiXiT. Franz Fischer is a founding member of the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE), teaching at summer schools and publishing SIDE, a series on digital editions, palaeography & codicology, and RIDE, a review journal on digital editions and resources.

Mike Kestemont

I enjoy research in computational text and image analysis for the Humanities, in particular for medieval European literature. Authorship attribution and stylistics are my main areas of expertise: in stylometry, we try to design intelligent algorithms which can automatically identify the authors of anonymous texts through the quantitative analysis of individual writing styles. I warmly recommend the documentary about this topic and which we published in the public domain: “Authorship and Stylometry: Hildegard of Bingen” (vimeo.com/70881172). I am an assistant professor (department of literature) at the University of Antwerp and regularly teach workshops on Digital Text Analysis and Programming for the Humanities. Currently, I am co-authoring a monograph on data science for humanists (with Princeton UP) and was involved in co-editing a recent special supplement of Speculum on digital medieval studies. I live in Brussels, code in Python (github.com/mikekestemont), and tweet in English (@Mike_Kestemont).

Lynn Ransom

Lynn Ransom is the Curator of Programs at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscripts Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Since 2008 she has directed the Schoenberg Database for Manuscripts, an online, user-driven, community-maintained tool and database for the study of the movement of manuscripts across time and geography. She has also been the primary organizer for the Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age since 2008. Prior to coming to Penn, Dr. Ransom has held curatorial and research positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and at the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in 13th-century French manuscript illumination in 2001. She has published on the role of imagery in devotional practice from the 13th to the 16th century.

Erin Sebo

Erin is a specialist on Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry and historical linguistics. She has taught at Monash University (Melbourne), University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon Literature at Flinders University (Adelaide). She is a collaborator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the study of the History of Emotion and winner of the Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Her first monograph, In Enigmate: the history of a riddle from 400-1500, is forthcoming from Four Courts Press.

Engin Cihad Tegin

He is now working on building a new digital library project called “readment.com”. Readment is unique and comprehensive multi lingual encyclopedic digital library project. Previously, he has worked as an academic advisor to the Executive Board of Hacettepe University Technopolis for electronic documents and archival sources. He completed his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. His studies focus on European and Ottoman book history between 1450-1700. His dissertation discussed Ottoman Book Culture from the perspective of European Travellers between 1453-1699 with 122 European travellers. Engin has also built and managed Turkey’s first Digital Library Project ( pecya.com ) between 2006-2010. Pecya was funded by Turkey’s scientific state funds and it has a full text search cloud based library system with a digital copyright agreement of 220 foundations, archives and publishers in Turkey, as well as 3.5 million pages of copyrighted materials, manuscripts and rare books. Engin studies book history, digital history, digital humanities, search engine technologies and digital technologies for text mining and new text technologies. He also focuses on rare books, Ottoman manuscripts, as well as book history and prohibited books of Europe. He is a member of the Islamic manuscript Association in Cambridge and he served as the Turkish representative for the Azerbaijani Institute of Manuscripts between 2010-2013. He is also looking for a academic position outside Turkey.

Georg Vogeler

I’m a trained medievalist with a specialisation in historical auxiliary sciences. I did my PhD on late medieval tax administration records and my habilitation on the use of the charters of Emperor Frederic II in Italy. Meanwhile I got intrigued with digital methods, started the Charters Encoding Initiative (http://www.cei.lmu.de), contributed to the technical development of largest charter portal monasterium.net (http://www.monasterium.net, http://github.com/icaruseu/mom-ca), became member of the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (http://www.i-d-e.de) and engaged in other fields of digital methods in medieval studies. Finally I ended up as chair for Digital Humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at Graz University, member of the board of the digital medievalist, and member of the board of directors of the TEI. In the DM board I try to support those in the front line from the background. If reelected this would not change. But I would hope and try to put effort into, that the DM community can broaden its self perception from people being subscribed to a mailing list to enthusiasts of digital tools applied to medieval studies who are engaged in lots of activities: social media, scholarly publications, conferences, research projects.

Heather Wacha

As a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies, I would be delighted to serve on the Digital Medievalist Executive Board. My interest and passion for the digital humanities began while I was working on my doctorate, when a GIS class showed me how to ask new research questions of my 13th-century sources. I was also interested in disseminating public history projects via digital media and decided to create a set of educational videos about medieval manuscripts.  Since then I have taken on the digital edition of a 13th-century cartulary from northern France using TEI encoding, the editing of ten mappaemundi in Digital Mappa, a software environment developed by Martin Foys, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, the use of social network analysis for visualizing the relationships between mappaemundi and their textual sources, and the multispectral imaging of stains (#StainAlive). For medievalists, it is crucial we continue to recognize the benefits of using digital technologies to advance scholarship in our discipline and I see my present and future careers continuing to inform myself and helping others put these technologies into practice.

 

CfP: Fifth Cycle of Medieval Studies

Fifth Cycle of Medieval Studies
June 3-4, 2019
Nume Research Group on Latin Middle Ages
Florence, Italy

 

1. NUME Research Group on Latin Middle Ages organizes the 5th Cycle of Medieval Studies, June 2019.

2. The goal is to offer a broad overview of the current situation of Italian and international medievalist studies. Issues which are related to many different aspects of the medieval period (V-XV century) can be addressed: history, philosophy, politics, literature, art, archeology, material culture, new technologies applied to medieval studies and so on;

2.1. Contributions with two or more speakers are accepted;
2.2. Contributions already structured in panels and leaded by 1 coordinator are accepted;
2.3. All contributions will be structured in specific panels.

3. The conference will be held from 3rd to 4th June 2019 at the ex Convento Il Fuligno, Florence, via Faenza 48n.

4. Participation proposals must have abstract format, written on a single PDF file in English, not exceeding 300 words. Furthermore, 5 keywords identifying the topic will have to be reported in the same file. Proposals must be accompanied by a short CV (no more than 1000 words), and sent by October 1st, 2018 to the e-mail address: info@nuovomedioevo.it

4.1. In the case of panels, the proposal must include a general title with a general presentation not exceeding 300 words, followed by abstracts of all the interventions (presented as in point 4.)

5. Proposals will be evaluated by the Review Board on the basis of quality, interest and originality. The judgment of the Commission will be unquestionable.

6. The Commission will notify the convocation for the speakers considered suitable by November 15th, 2018. The previous membership of the NUME Association does not necessarily imply the convocation.

7. The selected speakers will be asked to prepare an oral intervention, accompanied by any images or videos, not exceeding 15 minutes (+5’ discussion time). Contextually, they will be asked to send a paper of their contribution for the Conference Proceedings by February 1st, 2019.

8. The selected speakers will be required a registration fee as follows:

– NUME members (enrolled before June 29th, 2018): 80 EURO each
– Other speakers: 100 EURO (+20 EURO of membership) each

The participation will entitle to 1 free copy of the Conference Proceedings.

9. The Conference program will be published by April 30th, 2019.

10. The deadlines set out in this call must be strictly observed, otherwise the contribution will be excluded from the call.

Textual Heritage and Information Technologies – El’Manuscript 2018

International conference
Textual Heritage and Information Technologies – El’Manuscript 2018
Vienna and Krems, Austria
14-18 September 2018

http://textualheritage.org/elmanuscript2018

The Textual Heritage community and Vienna University are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2018 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, description, processing, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern handwritten and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or application of these resources—including researchers; instructors; staff of libraries, museums, and archives; programmers, and undergraduate and graduate students—is welcome to participate.

El’Manuscript-2018 is the seventh in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” that brings together linguists, specialists in historical source criticism, IT specialists, and others involved in studying and publishing our textual heritage. Along with the lectures, a summer school will be part of the conference, which will allow practitioners to become familiar with various systems and methods for working with manuscripts and texts.
The working language of the 2018 conference is English. In the philological sections talks in Russian are welcome, but should be accompanied by Powerpoint slides in English. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the textualheritage.org website.

Conference topics
1. The physical document – Material and technology

  • Codicology
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Visual observation of documents
  • Recognition of relevant features of historic book binding techniques
  • Water mark data base
  • DNA analysis
  • Isotope analysis

2. The script and writing system

  • Photographing
  • Visualization
  • Digitisation
  • Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
  • Digital Palaeography
  • Digital Graphemics

3. The text, Its processing and presentation

  • Textology and textual criticism
  • Digital editions
  • Digital publishing
  • Text mark-up formats
  • Lemmatisation and morphological mark-up

4. Beyond document, script, and text – Analytics and interpretation

  • Digital libraries and databases
  • Corpora
  • Storage formats
  • Long term storage
  • Lexicography
  • Data mining
  • Quantitative and statistical analysis
  • Navigation and access
  • Web technologies
  • Open science

General Information
Conference dates: 14-18 September 2018
Venue: Department of Slavonic Studies, Vienna University; European Research
Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Centre for Cultural Property

Protection, Department for Building and Environment, University for Continuing Education, Krems

Postal Address: Institut für Slawistik der Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3, A-
1090 Vienna; Dr. Karl Dorrekstrasse 30, A-3500 Krems

Organization Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Baranov, Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, Dr. Patricia Engel, Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer
Contact person: Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer, phone +43 664 39 13 812
E-mail (Organization Committee): elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at
Conference Website: http://textualheritage.org/elmanuscript2018

Abstract submission
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be sent in both .DOC/.DOCX/.ODT and PDF formats to elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at. The following information has to be included:

– Paper title;
– 5-10 keywords;
– Author’s (authors’) first and last names;
– Affiliation (institution);

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2018.
Reviewing: The abstracts submitted to the conference will be peer-reviewed. The Programme Committee will reject papers not meeting the conference themes or quality requirements. The reviewers’ comments will be transmitted to the authors.

Notifications of acceptance by the Program Committee will be sent by email before 15 March 2018. The accepted abstracts will be published before the conference.

Registration opens 15 May and ends 31 August 2018.

The Itinerary of King John & the Rotuli Litterarum Patentium

The Itinerary of King John project was originally designed to be simply a more convenient way to access the scanned pages and indexes of the Rotuli Litterarum Patentium on the internet. The project soon incorporated a dynamic timeline using software from the “Simile” project at MIT. This chronological visualization drew its data from Thomas D. Hardy’s “Itinerary of John” which appeared along with his “Introduction to the Patent Rolls” in the 1835 edition of the Rot. Lit. Pat. The timeline links each stop on John’s itinerary with the relevant pages of the Patent Rolls.

The original geographical component for this online resource was crude because the itinerary locations were automatically geocoded using Google’s API which knew nothing of medieval British place names or sources. As a result, only about 60% of the sites listed in Hardy’s itinerary were plotted on the map, and a goodly proportion of them were wildly inaccurate. This resource has now been updated. Thanks to Janet Gillespie’s generous gift of data, geographical coordinates and reference data for all of the sites appearing in Hardy’s “Itinerary” are now accessible from the dynamic timeline and map.

The project is available at: http://neolography.com/timelines/JohnItinerary.html