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

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

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.

Goals

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 http://aiucd.eventbrite.it/ is mandatory.

Provisional programme

13 December
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Infrastructures
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 (http://www.umanisticadigitale.it) 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 cunsolo@rinascimento-digitale.it.

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.

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

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 (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca). 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.

 

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

Call for Participants: New Digital Paradigms in Anglo-Saxon Studies

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), July 29th-August 2, 2013, Dublin

Anglo-Saxon studies, and medieval studies more generally, has always been a pioneering discipline in the use of digital technology. From early projects like the Dictionary of Old English and Electronic Beowulf through more recent contributions such as the Anglo-Saxon Cluster and DigiPal, Anglo-Saxonists have always been ready to adopt promising new technologies and approaches when these have been able to help us in our research and teaching.

The rapid rise of the “Digital Humanities” as a major international focus of cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and scholarship presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. In addition to introducing new tools and platforms, the Digital Humanities is also introducing new ways of working and understanding scholarly research. New forms of networking, of quality assessment, and of publication are challenging our traditional ideas as to the nature of scholarly practice and communication. An emphasis on interdisciplinarity, team research, and open approaches to data and software development are challenging our traditional ideas of research specialisation and collaboration.

This roundtable seeks contributions from projects and practitioners of the Digital Humanities and Anglo-Saxon studies. The question we are asking is how these new approaches are changing the way Anglo-Saxon studies is being practiced and how traditional scholarly goals and practices can be accommodated or adapted to work with what appears to be a fundamental change in the way humanities scholarship is practiced, understood, and supported by funding agencies and the public.

The round table will follow the following format: speakers will be asked to prepare a position paper in advance of the meeting. These papers will be shared among the speakers and published informally in advance on the web. At the meeting, each speaker will have a maximum of 5 minutes and 5 slides to summarise their paper for the audience. A general discussion will take place in the remaining time. Speakers will also have the opportunity to publish longer versions of their papers in an edited collection we will be putting together of papers from the 2013 ISAS and Leeds conferences.

If you would like to be considered for this round table, please send a short abstract (approx 500 words) outlining the approach you would like to take in your paper to daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca by midnight Friday September 7. Speakers who will be included in our proposal to the conference programme committee will be notified by Tuesday, September 11. Please note: Because the roundtable itself must be adjudicated by the ISAS 2013 programme committee, acceptance for our proposed roundtable as the final decision rests with the ISAS 2013 programme committee.

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

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 http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html) to Heather Blatt (Florida International University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Columbia University) at mdvlmedia@gmail.com by September 15, 2012. Feel welcome to contact us with questions about the session. For general information about the 2013 Medieval Congress, visit: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/.

Posted by: Heather Blatt (hblatt@fiu.edu).