From: Arienne Dwyer <idrhku.edu>
Subject: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
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Full Title: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
Date: 22-Sep-2011 - 24-Sep-2011
Location: Lawrence, KS, USA
Contact Person: Arienne Dwyer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://idrh.ku.edu/2011conference/
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-May-2011
Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities
The University of Kansas Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Keynote Speaker: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
Scholars utilize computationally-assisted methods to view, analyze, classify, and comment on sources of knowledge, and to illustrate the dynamics between these sources and their commentaries, both current and prior. Knowledge representation – the theory and methodology of modeling knowledge using computer technology – is becoming a key dimension of Digital Humanities (DH).
Many scholars are adapting long-established conventions from the print realm for representing knowledge in digital contexts, to view, analyze, classify, and comment on sources of knowledge, and to illustrate the dynamics between these sources and their commentaries, both current and prior. Many disciplines are adapting long-established conventions from the print realm for representing knowledge in digital contexts, or they are developing new ones altogether; these involve visual and textual epistemological models, information design, bibliographic tools, and visual representations. For example, there are established and emerging conventions for the description and display of textual evidence. When only part of a musical, visual, or written text is preserved, conventions exist to supply missing evidence and express levels of (un)certainty, and there are emerging tools and methods to enable and describe the citation of intellectual contributions to electronic texts by authors, annotators, translators, and analyzers. In general, humanists are increasingly evaluating and making use of DH methodologies and projects, as well as evaluating the impact of technology on research in the humanities.
The 24 September Knowledge Representation conference is preceded by a 22 September BootCamp (a hands-on digital tools workshop), and a THATCamp (a digital humanities unconference) on 23 September, all at the University of Kansas. Deadlines for BootCamp and THATCamp registrations are on 22 July 2011. Please see THATCamp Kansas website http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org for more information. (Participants are welcome to attend both the Representing Knowledge conference and THATCamp Kansas, but should register for each separately.)
Call for Papers:
Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities is a one-day conference, allowing KU and non-KU faculty and graduate students to explore the theory and practice of knowledge representation, broadly conceived, and to showcase their digital humanities projects and methodologies. Whether you are a new or old-hand digital humanist, we welcome your participation. We welcome proposals for papers, demonstrations, or posters on topics such as (but not limited to):
- Knowledge representation in virtual worlds
- Data modeling and visualization tools
- Social media, crowdsourcing, & collaboration in the humanities
- Network visualizations
- Models of digital history
- Annotation of text, images or data
- Scholarly integrity and the Internet
- Digital curation (amateur and professional)
- Rhetoric of aesthetics in visualizations
Presentations may be one of two types: (1) 20 minute paper or demonstration; (2) poster. For all presentations, a 500 word abstract (with ranked presentation type format) is required. Interested participants should submit their abstract in .pdf or .txt format by 31 May 2011 using the submission form at our EasyAbs site. Participants will be notified by 30 June of acceptance.
Conference registration: Registration to attend this conference will open during June. There will be no registration fee to attend this conference, but space will be limited.
For additional questions and information please visit the IDRH website (http://idrh.ku.edu/) or contact us at idrhku.edu.
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