Manipulus florum Colloquium / Colloque Manipulus florum: 16-17 May/mai 2014

“New Perspectives on Thomas of Ireland’s Manipulus florum / Nouvelles Perspectives sur le Manipulus florum de Thomas d’Irlande” is a two-day colloquium that will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University on May 16-17, 2014, with funding support from SSHRC and the WLU Office of Research Services. The sessions will be provided live online as a webcast and virtual participants will be able to offer comments and ask questions via Twitter, Facebook and a dedicated email address. Further information, including social media links and the list of speakers and paper titles, as well as abstracts in both English and French, is provided on the colloquium webpages: http://web.wlu.ca/history/cnighman/page15.html.

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: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2014 .

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: http://aiucd2014.unibo.it/.

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (roberto rossellidelturco at gmail com)

CFP El’Manuscript: Textual Heritage and Information Technologies (Varna, Bulgaria, 15-20 Sept. 2014)

[Apologies for cross-posting!]

Conference website: http://textualheritage.org/en/2014.html

Submission deadline : 1 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2014
Conference dates: 15-20 September 2014
Venue: Varna, Bulgaria

Call for papers :

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2014 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, processing, description, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern hand-written and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or analysis of these resources is welcome to participate.

El’Manucsript-2014 is the fifth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” (http://textualheritage.org). The programme of the conference traditionally includes tutorials, lectures, and computer classes for young scholars and students. The working languages of the 2014 conference are English, Bulgarian and Russian, and papers presented at the Conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the http://textualheritage.org website. Selected papers in English will be published in a special issue of the Digital Medievalist Journal (http://digitalmedievalist.org/journal/) and, if written in Bulgarian, English or Russian, Palaeobulgarica.

The fifth conference is a joint event of the Textual Heritage and Digital Medievalist scholarly communities. It is co-organized by Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia) and the Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and supported by the Sustainable Development of Bulgaria Foundation.

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://textualheritage.org/en/2014.html.

Posted by: Alexey LAVRENTEV (alexei.lavrentev@ens-lyon.fr).

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 http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/program/.

Tutorials and workshops are offered prior to the conference while Special Interest Groups activities will take place on Thursday 3 October (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/program/sigactivity/).

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 (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/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 meeting@tei-c.org.

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

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (roberto.rossellidelturco@gmail.com)

Toronto 2014 – Digitizing the Medieval Archive

Digitizing the Medieval Archive
An International Conference
Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto March 27–29, 2014

Keynote speakers:
David Greetham (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Stephen G. Nichols (Johns Hopkins University)
Caroline Macé (KU Leuven)
Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University Library)

As the question of how medievalists may work within a digital environment becomes an increasingly more widely discussed topic, we invite scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to convene in Toronto to consider and discuss the possibilities of the digitized medieval archive. This conference sets out to explore ways in which medievalists might harness the vast, digital possibilities for a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary medieval archive. Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Implications of digital archives for the editing of medieval texts Methodologies and/or ideologies behind digital archivization The archivization of already existing digital databases
Digitized archives/collections as enabling or limiting research The digital (re)construction of medieval collections
Compilation and order of medieval texts
Textual forms / reading methods
Fluidity of the medieval text and the Internet
The digital conglomeration of visual and narrative data
Digital visualization of medieval documents, art and literature

Please submit a short C.V. and abstracts of 250 words to digitizingmedievalarchive@gmail.com by October 1, 2013 for consideration.

Website:
http://digitizingmedievalarchive.wordpress.com

Posted by: Leah Faibisoff (leah.faibisoff@utoronto.ca).