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The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network is pleased to present the next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series.
Tim Hutchings, Durham University
19 September 2013, 12.00-2.00
Arts Music Studio, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (directions)
In recent years, one of the most dramatic areas of growth in the e-reading marketplace has been the Christian Bible, with more than 100 million copies installed. These digital Bibles are designed and promoted as tools for personal and societal transformation, using techniques of persuasive computing to encourage changes in reading behaviour. This paper will analyse the ways in which these new Bibles perpetuate and destabilize traditional Christian theologies, and consider some of the responses I have observed among users.
A sandwich lunch will be served to registered participants. Please email Heather Scott firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 September to book a place.
Mia Ridge, PhD student in Digital Humanities at The Open University, has successfully led the development team on the annual One Week | One Tool Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The result is the free, open-source tool Serendip-o-matic.
From the press release:
After five days and nights of intense collaboration, the One Week | One Tool digital humanities team has unveiled its web application: Serendip-o-matic <http://serendipomatic.org>. Unlike conventional search tools, this “serendipity engine” takes in any text, such as an article, song lyrics, or a bibliography. It then extracts key terms, delivering similar results from the vast online collections of the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, and Flickr Commons…
A team of twelve dynamic scholars, librarians, and students conceived and built Serendip-o-matic during the One Week | One Tool Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities… Twelve strangers worked toward a common goal and stepped into unfamiliar roles. “The intense process isn’t just about rapid prototyping — it’s about building rapid trust,” reflected Mia Ridge, the lead of the design/development team. The group members learned new skills that they will take home and share with their colleagues around the world.
To learn more about Serendip-o-matic, visit, <http://serendiptomatic.org>. For more information about the process and the team, see <http://www.oneweekonetool.org/>, or follow #owot on Twitter.
RDMF10: Research data management in the Arts and Humanities
3 – 4 September 2013
St Annes College, University of Oxford
In recent times the principal focus for research data management protagonists has been upon scientific data.
That is not to say that developments in the management of Arts and Humanities data have been absent, merely occluded. The RDFM10 event will examine what it is about Arts and Humanities data that may require a different kind of handling to that given to other disciplines, how the needs for support, advocacy, training and infrastructure are being supplied and, consequently, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements for data curation and sharing.
This event, which will take place at St Annes College, Oxford, will commence at 13:00 on Tuesday 3rd September and conclude by 13:30 on Wednesday 4th September. The broad aims of the event will be:
To examine aspects of Arts and Humanities data that may require a different kind of handling to that given to other disciplines;
To discuss how needs for support, advocacy, training and infrastructure are being described and met;
And consequently, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements for Arts and Humanities data curation and sharing, and brainstorm ways forward
Download the event programme in PDF format.
Costs and Registration
The delegate price of £100 includes lunch on 3rd September, plus dinner and overnight accommodation. Registration is open at http://asp.artegis.com/rdmf10.
via RDMF10: Research data management in the Arts and Humanities | Digital Curation Centre.
There are still places available for “HESTIA2: Exploring spatial
networks through ancient sources”, a one-day seminar on spatial network
analysis and linked data in Classical studies, archaeology and cultural
To register, go to: http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/hestia-2013/
The seminar will be held at The University of Southampton on
18 July. Registration for this event is free, but we do recommend registering
as early as possible since the number of available places is limited. More
information, including abstracts and registration, can be found via the
following link: http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/hestia-2013/
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Southampton!
Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Leif Isaksen and Tom
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