Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer le programme provisoire pour le colloque de la Société canadienne pour les humanités numériques qui aura lieu du 3 au 5 juin 2013 à Victoria. Nous espérons que vous serez des nôtres!
Prof. Lisa Lena Opas Hänninen passed away February 2, 2013. Lisa Lena contributed enormously to the digital humanities both as a researcher and as a leader, most recently as Chair of the ALLC: The European Association for Digital Humanities. She was a colleague and friend to many members of the CSDH/SCHN community and was a unique presence that will be greatly missed. An obituary has been posted on the ADHO website.
Great news for students, early-career professionals, and unwaged or low-waged independent scholars! You can now join CSDH/SCHN as a joint ADHO member at the extremely low cost of $25.
This annual fee entitles you to all the regular benefits of ACH (and joint ADHO) membership, including reduced registration fees at events like Digital Humanities 2013. Your fees will also contribute to a number of ACH and ADHO open access publishing ventures, including Digital Humanities Quarterly and DH Questions and Answers!
Just choose the “Student rate – Society fee” option on our OUP-managed subscription site.
A subscription to LLC: the journal of digital scholarship in the humanities is, however, not included at this level of membership. Students wishing to subscribe to the journal as part of their memberships are encouraged to do so at an annual cost of $72 (CSDH/SCHN only) or $87 (joint ADHO membership). Institutional subscriptions and individual membership support for LLC funds the good work of ADHO associations worldwide.
If financial concerns have prevented you from becoming an CSDH/SCHN member in the past, we happily and warmly invite you to join us now.
@ the Edge — 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society For Digital Humanities / Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques
The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and sessions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2013 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia from 3-5 June (http://congress2013.ca/). The society would like in particular to encourage submissions relating to the central theme of the Congress– “@ the Edge.” While this year’s Congress theme is well suited to the interests of CSDH/SCHN, we encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.
Proposals for papers (20 min.), posters, and panels or roundtables (2 -6 speakers for a 1½ hour session) will be accepted until 17 December 2012 and must be submitted at https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2013/. Abstracts should be between 200 and 400 words long, and should clearly indicate the paper’s thesis, methodology and conclusions. There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel. Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.
“On the Impact of New Technologies”
Michael E. Sinatra, Université de Montréal
This joint session of ACCUTE and CSDH/CSHN at Congress 2013 proposes to explore the impact of new technologies on teaching, researching, and publishing in the last five years. How does the advent of iPads and other tablets change the way one teaches ‘The Waste Land’ or Shakespeare’s Sonnets for instance now that there are multimedia Apps available of these texts? Should alternative forms of publishing such as blogs and tweets be more formally recognized by institutions/departments? Are science-based metrics more easily transferrable to humanities disciplines with various forms of electronic publications? Has the availability of Google’s 1,000,000 books really changed the way one does research? Delegates are invited to reflect on their own experience with new technologies in the classroom and outside. Papers can also address recent publishing experiments such as the open- review process @ Media Commons.
Please send proposals of 300 to 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with 100-word abstracts and 50-word bios. Materials should be received by November 1.
The Canadian scholarly society for digital humanities is in the process of changing its identity. A motion was proposed and passed at the Annual General Meeting in June 2012 (in Waterloo) to change the name from the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) to the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN). Part of the transition includes a move of the website, which is now in progress: http://csdh-schn.org/
The Zampolli Prize is a awarded every three years by The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) in recognition of an outstanding singular achievement in the Digital Humanities. The Prize is named in honor of Antonio Zampolli, one of the founders of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and its president when he tragically died in 2003. The first award was given to Chad Gaffield in 2011.
The next Zampolli Prize will be given at the DH conference in 2014. The Award Committee, made up of members of the constituent organizations of ADHO, now invites nominations. These may be made by anyone with an interest in humanities computing and neither nominee nor nominator need be a member of any of the ADHO constituent organizations.
2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities
The leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities has awarded a 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Ronald Teatreault of Dalhousie University.
Professor Ronald Tetreault completed his B.A. at the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. He has taught at Dalhousie University since 1975. His first book, The Poetry of Life: Shelley and Literary Form, appeared in print from the University of Toronto Press in 1987. In the late 1990s he founded with others the Electronic Text Centre at Dalhousie University.
Just before Congress 2012, on Friday, 25 May, the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs is offering two free, very introductory workshops on digital humanities. In the morning, Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo) will answer the question, “What is Digital Humanities, and how do I get started?” In the afternoon, Dan O’Donnell (U Lethbridge) will provide a gentle introduction to textual studies using TEI (the Text Encoding Initiative).
To register for one or both of these workshops email Brent Nelson at brent.nelson[at]usask.ca before 15 May 2012. Space is limited, so register early.
Both sessions will be held in B113 Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo) will answer the question, “What is Digital Humanities, and how do I get started?”
“Digital Humanities” is a term and a set of practices and projects gaining increasing currency in the humanities. Stanley Fish writes about it in the New York Times! Chronicle of Higher Education columnists name it the next big thing, two years in a row! Funders and administrators often tout digital humanities work as highly desirable: it is technical, collaborative, large-scale, and often draws large amounts of external funding from both the private sector as well as granting agencies.
However, pinning down exactly what “digital humanities” is or what kind of work it entails can be confusing to newcomers, never mind the vague or not-so-vague fear that this new field undermines traditional humanities scholarship.
This workshop will overview the history of digital humanities, the debates that currently animate the field, a variety of projects that represent its potential for continue humanistic inquiry in an increasingly digital world, and point to a wealth of further intellectual and practical resources for scholars looking to maybe join the party.
Everyone is welcome. Nothing is required but curiosity and a willingness to debate.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Dan O’Donnell (U Lethbridge). “Markup and Metadata: An introduction to the power of XML and related technologies in humanities research applications.”
This workshop introduces scholars to XML and related technologies, demonstrating the power they can offer in conducting humanities research. Some of the major initiatives in the field will be discussed, including a brief overview of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).
The workshop is intended to be introductory and will focus on the basic concepts using simple examples and demonstrations. Some elementary hands-on exercises will also be provided.
This workshop will be of interest to scholars who do not have significant digital training or experience and who want to take the first steps in learning about how digital technology can help them in their projects. By the end of the session, participants will have a basic knowledge of some of the core concepts, tools, and resources and an understanding of how they can set about acquiring more detailed training and information.
Daniel Paul O’Donnell is Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge. He is editor of Caedmon’s Hymn: A Multimedia Study, Edition, and Archive, and Principal Investigator on the Visionary Cross Project. He is a former Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative, founding director of Digital Medievalist, and co-president of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs. He is editor of Digital Studies and Associate Editor of Digital Medievalist.