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Call for participation in DíaHD (Día de Humanidades Digitales) to be held on 10th of June 2013. Similar to DayofDH the aim of the project is to document for one day what digital humanists do. This particular version focuses on digital humanists from Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries or researchers from other parts of the world that work primarily in these languages.
We hope to provide a forum that will help us identify digital humanists in these regions as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their work:
Se convoca por primera vez el Día de las Humanidades Digitales. Inscríbanse antes del 10 de junio los interesados en proyectos en que concurren Humanidades y Cómputo en http://dhd2013.filos.unam.mx/ y participa.
Un día en la vida de las Humanidades Digitales (Día HD) es un proyecto de publicación digital común abierta, que convoca a investigadores de todo el mundo interesados en las Humanidades Digitales (principalmente los que hablen o trabajen en español o portugués) para que documenten con texto e imagen (durante un día) las actividades que desarrollan.
El objetivo del proyecto es ofrecer en un sitio web el panorama de la actividad desarrollada por los participantes congregados en el evento, de forma que se contribuya a dar respuesta a la pregunta: ¿qué es lo que hacen realmente los humanistas digitales?
El proyecto se ha realizado en años anteriores en inglés, y este año se acomete la iniciativa en español y portugués.
¡Inscríbete en http://dhd2013.filos.unam.mx y participa!
Síguenos en Twitter #DiaHD.
DíaHD es organizado por:
- Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas. Sociedad Internacional (HDH)
- Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD)
- Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
- Humanidades Digitais, Universidade de São Paulo
Convite à participação
A todos os “humanistas digitais” ou a todos aqueles que dirigem e/ou colaboram em projectos de humanidades com uma componente digital.
Juntem-se a nós para o primeiro Dia das Humanidades Digitais (versão ES /
PT) que terá lugar no dia 10 de Junho de 2013.
Um Dia na Vida das Humanidades Digitais (Dia HD) é um projecto que pretende documentar um dia de trabalho de pessoas que estejam envolvidas em projectos que ligam as humanidades e a computação. Pretende-se reunir pessoas de todo o mundo que falem ou trabalhem primordialmente nos idiomas espanhol e português, para através de texto e imagem registar os eventos e actividades de um dia de trabalho. O objectivo do projecto é cruzar num único local os labores de todos os participantes, deste modo elaborando um recurso digital com o qual se possa responder à questão “O que é que os humanistas digitais efectivamente fazem?”
Para aceder à página do evento e registar-se:
Para seguir no Twitter: #diahd
Evento no Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/143555075828014/
O projecto realiza-se desde 2009 na sua versão inglesa e este ano acontece pela primeira vez em versão espanhola e portuguesa, sendo organizado pelas seguintes entidades:
- CenterNet http://digitalhumanities.org/centernet/
- Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas. Sociedad Internacional (HDH)http://www.humanidadesdigitales.org/
- Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México http://www.filos.unam.mx/
- Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD) http://www.humanidadesdigitales.net/
- Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/
- Humanidades Digitais, Universidade de São Paulo http://humanidadesdigitais.org/
The centerNet Executive Committee seeks nominations for Advisory Board members for its new publication, DHCommons, which will provide peer review for mid-stage digital projects. DHCommons aims to provide a truly global picture of the DH community. To that end, its leadership will be comprised of members from each of centerNet’s regions.
The Advisory Board will join Co-Lead-Editor Ryan Cordell, a Co-Lead-Editor from outside North America to be named soon, and Technical Editor Quinn Dombrowski. The Board will be drawn from centerNet’s regions and help ensure the global vision of the DHCommons journal. To nominate someone to the Advisory Board, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the nominee’s name and affiliation, as well as a brief nominating statement describing the scholar’s qualifications for the position. Self nominations are permitted.
DHCommons is intended to address the “evaluation gap” between the Digital Humanities and more traditional disciplinary scholarship. Digital projects can often stretch over many years as a continuum of work—not necessarily building to a finished project in the same way monographs do, though there are significant milestones in a project’s life. DH practitioners need concrete ways to certify the value of long-standing, influential, but unfinished projects to colleagues unfamiliar with the contours of DH work. DHCommons aims to meet these challenges, pioneering a model of peer review focused on mid-stage digital projects from around the world. With Co-Editors-in-Chief and an international advisory drawn from each of centerNet’s worldwide regions, By reviewing well-developed but unfinished projects, DHCommons aims to foster a developmental model that will help DH scholars hone their work while certifying the value of their projects to both the DH field and to their home disciplines.
The Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), is a center funded by CNRS, EHESS, Université de Provence and Université d’Avignon. It offers a full range of solutions for electronic publishing and academic communication, producing three portals : Revues.org, Calenda and Hypotheses.
Now in its initial full year as a constituent organization of ADHO, centerNet is launching its first drive for paid membership. Visit out Membership page for more information.
Prof. Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen of the University of Oulu and chair of the ALLC: The European
Association for Digital Humanities, passed away in Helsinki on Feb. 2, 2013 after a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, Prof. Heikki Hänninen of the University of Helsinki, and she will be
remembered by generations of digital humanists.
Lisa Lena was born in Helsinki in 1957. Her father, who she was always close to, was a career
diplomat, which promoted Lisa Lena’s growing up to be a polyglot. She had been raised with
Swedish and Finnish, and attended schools not only in Helsinki, but also in Cologne and Washington
before entering the University of Helsinki, where she studied English, Linguistics and Nordic
Philology. She spent a good deal of her undergraduate years with her parents who were then
working in Tokyo, leading to yet another language in which she worked comfortably. After taking her
first degrees in Helsinki, Lisa Lena moved to Oxford, where she pursued a D.Phil. in English literature,
specializing in Beckett, and defending her dissertation in 1991. It was also at Oxford where she first
became familiar with digital humanities through collaborations with the Oxford text archive and
especially inspired by Susan Hockey’s work.
It is fair to say that Lisa Lena never looked back. On the contrary, her scholarly interests in digital
humanities expanded from her original English literary focus to include other languages, stylometry,
authorship attribution, corpus linguistics, (pedagogically) applied linguistics, and dialectology, as
well as the use of annotation schemes such as SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) and
TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). She worked as lecturer in Joensuu and Oulu before receiving her
appointment as professor of English Philology in Oulu in 2011. She also held an Honorary Research
Fellowship at the University of Glasgow. At the same time Lisa Lena worked indefatigably for the
digital humanities professional organizations, serving as secretary for ten years and most recently as
chair of the European organization.
Lisa Lena loved her work and her colleagues. She traveled a great deal in order to stay in personal
contact with others in, around and beyond our disciplines. Conferences were her normal fields of
activity, where she inevitably arrived early and stayed late, engaged everyone interested in new
opportunities for international collaboration, attending innumerable meetings and talks, always
with words of encouragement to younger scholars, with witty side remarks to those sitting nearby,
and with invitations to discuss it all at more leisure over a drink later in the evening. The invitations
were delivered in a collegial, almost conspiratorial manner! Those who accepted them were always
delighted to find a good number of colleagues engaged in friendly banter and argument.
We shall miss her for her contributions, for her welcoming and encouraging way, and for the feeling
she gave us that we were together part of a large and important movement.
centerNet has recently updated its website, and we are looking for volunteers to translate the new pages. If you are interested in helping us with this important international outreach, please contact centerNet Secretary Jean Bauer at jean_bauer [at] brown [dot] edu