Digital Classicist London 2013: Call for Papers

The Digital Classicist London seminar series, which provides a forum for research into the ancient world that employs digital research methods, invites submissions for Summer 2013.

We warmly welcome contributions from students as well as established researchers and practitioners. Themes could include digital text, semantics and linguistics, imaging and visualization, linked data, open access, geographic analysis, information science and serious gaming, although this list is by no means exhaustive. While we welcome high-quality application papers discussing individual projects and their immediate context, the series also hopes to accommodate broader theoretical consideration of the use of digital technology in ancient studies. Presentations should have an academic research agenda relevant both to classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, and to information specialists or digital humanists.

The seminars will run on Friday afternoons at 16:30, from June to early August in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London. There is a budget to assist with travel to London (usually from within the UK, but please enquire if you’re coming from further afield).

To submit a paper for consideration for the Digital Classicist London seminars, please email an abstract of 300-500 words to, by midnight UTC on March 22nd, 2013.

More information will be found at

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

An Agenda for Digital Humanities and Digital Culture

First Meeting of the Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Culture
Florence, 13-14 December 2012
Via dell’Arte della Lana, 1,
50123 Florence

The Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Culture is passing through a crucial moment. After the important works and results reached by the first researchers in this field, there is now in Italy a wide and lively community who shares methods, theories and practices, both on a national and an international level. One year ago this community has organized itself and it is represented by a national Association. The aim of this first meeting is to present Digital Humanities and Digital Cultures as a fundamental component for the development of humanities research in Italy.


During the meeting the discussion will focus on some fundamental issues so to define an agenda of the priority activities.

The questions which will foster the discussion will be:

  • What are the infrastructure requirements? What are the current research centers, libraries, archives and other services supporting research and teaching in digital humanities?
  • What are the standards for the evaluation of digital publications in the humanities? And what about the evaluation of research in digital humanities?
  • How to stimulate multidisciplinary research experiences? How to create synergies with other academic communities, starting with the computer science one?

Attendance to the meeting is free, but registration by 10 December 2012 at is mandatory.

Provisional programme

13 December
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Research, evaluation and dissemination of results in digital humanities

14 December
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Italian projects and experiences of multidisciplinary convergence
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Members meeting

The definitive programme will be published on the Association website ( and on related mailing lists as soon as it will be available.

Call for Papers

The organizing committee is proposing a Call for Papers for the third session “Italian projects and experiences of multidisciplinary convergence”.

Abstract proposals (maximum of 500 words) should be sent by email by 15 November 2012 to

The authors of the selected proposals will receive the acceptance communication by the end of November 2012. Papers presentation should have a maximum length of 20 minutes, including Q&A. Papers will be published as conference proceedings.

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Call for Papers: Cultural, Textual, and Material Heritage in the Digital Age: Projects and Practices

The twentieth International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 1-4 July 2013

The rise of the Digital Humanities as an international, cross-disciplinary approach to humanistic scholarship presents exciting new challenges and opportunities.

Perhaps one of the most exciting of these is the convergence of interest among textual editors, art historians, archaeologists, museum and library curatorial staff, government agencies, and commercial entities in what can be broadly described as issues in the representation and research of Cultural, Textual, and Material Heritage.

This call is for papers addressing current and future practices and opportunities in this area. What are the interesting projects? What are the interesting technologies, methodologies, and business models? How will this convergence play out in the short and medium term?

Our hope is that there will be enough interest in this topic to allow for a combination of long-paper sessions and a concluding round table. Potential speakers are invited to submit a brief abstract outlining their approach to these questions and whether they would be interested in participating in a long-paper session and/or a short-presentation round table.

Authors accepted into these sessions will be invited to submit their papers to an edited collection of papers we are putting together based on submissions at Leeds and the New Digital Paradigms in Anglo-Saxon studies panel we are proposing for ISAS 2013 in Dublin.

To propose a paper or participation in these session(s) or the round table, please contact Daniel O’Donnell ( Paper proposals should include a short abstract (approx 500 words); expressions of interest in the round table, should be accompanied by a brief description of your interest and experience with the topic.

Submission due date: Midnight Sunday September 16, 2012.

The session(s) are being sponsored by the Visionary Cross Project, an innovative collection of 2 and 3D texts and objects concerned with the Visionary Cross cultural matrix in Anglo-Saxon England.


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CFP: K’zoo 2013

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2013

Over the past few years, medievalists’ interest in new media has overwhelmingly focused on the remediation of medieval works and data: the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, the Mapping Medieval Chester project, and animated game-like spaces such as Kapi Regnum exemplify only a few of the innovative applications of new media to our study of the medieval world. Shared amongst these projects’ use of digital tools is their emphasis on remediation: that is, they take data in one form and transform it into another form of media; the process as well as the end results of this remediation open fresh avenues through which to explore medieval cultures. Yet the digital media making these projects possible is itself subject to study, analysis, and critique, and works like Martin Foys’ Virtually Anglo-Saxon, Andrew Higl’s Playing the Canterbury Tales, and Seeta Chaganti’s analysis of danse macabre and virtual space make it clear that new media studies, criticism, and theory c
an be as provocative and productive for our understanding of the Middle Ages as the digital tools that have generated so much interest. Such is the project of this proposal, which solicits papers that explore new critical approaches to the analysis of medieval culture inspired by or based on digital media studies—critical remediation, so to speak.

Papers might address such questions as: What insights might media theory allow in our study of medieval texts, architecture, music, manuscripts, and art? How do metaphors of mediation facilitate understanding of the medieval approach to artistic, scientific, religious, or technological creation and knowledge? What kinds of multimedia objects or events existed in the medieval period, and how might we as modern scholars still have access to them? What are the consequences of considering medieval manuscripts as multimedia works? How might we understand medieval affective piety—mystic and otherwise—in terms of media?

This panel has been sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Columbia University, and we welcome one-page proposals (250-300 words) from scholars of all levels. They may be sent along with a completed participant information form (found at to Heather Blatt (Florida International University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Columbia University) at by September 15, 2012. Feel welcome to contact us with questions about the session. For general information about the 2013 Medieval Congress, visit:

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CFP Digital Classicist summer seminars

We have had a couple of requests for an extension to the CFP deadline (originally April 1st) and so we thought it only fair to extend that offer to everyone.The deadline for the submission of abstracts [1] for the Digital Classicist summer seminar series 2012 is now extended to midnight (UK time) April 8th.



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