Datum: 2013-05-28 to 2013-05-31
Organisatör: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Plats: Cologne, Germany
Hemsida: IASSIST 2013
Swedish National Data Service (SND) will participate in several events during the IASSIST conference. For more detailed information, see the following links:
Datum: 2013-06-06 to 2013-06-10
Organisatör: University of Victoria
Plats: University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Hemsida: DHSI 2013
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines.
During a week of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from industry and government sectors.
Early Registration (1 April 2013)| Student: $500.00
Early Registration (1 April 2013)| Non-Student: $950.00
Datum: 2013-06-09 to 2013-06-22
Plats: Castello Brandolini Colomban, Cison di Valmarino, Treviso, Italy
The 2013 Edition of the Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology aims to provide introductory and advanced courses in medical statistics and epidemiology, and their application in etiology research and public health.
Courses last one week (except for Stata courses, held on Sunday, which last one day). Students can attend for a day, one or two weeks. Both introductory and more advanced one-day courses on Stata will be offered. All courses offered during the regular course week will be using Stata.
Teachers come from Harvard University and several European institutions, like Karolinska Institutet, Bocconi University and University of Milano-Bicocca. Funding is provided by Bocconi University and Stata. Limited student tuition scholarships are available.
Deadline for early registration is 31 March 2013.
Datum: 2013-06-24 to 2013-06-26
Organisatör: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Plats: The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hemsida: Digital Humanities Data Curation
As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science will become more vital to humanists. More fully integrating data curation into digital research involves fluency with topics such as disciplinary research cultures, publication, information sharing, and reward practices, descriptive standards, metadata formats, and the technical characteristics of digital data.
The three-day workshop will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the digital humanities. Learning will be largely case-based, supplemented by short lectures, guest presentations, and practical exercises.
Participants will learn how to:
The Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshops are aimed at humanities researchers as well as librarians, archivists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students.
Limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute and will be awarded based on need. Up to three people from a single institution may apply. The Institute will be limited to 20 participants.
To apply, please complete the application form by February 15, 2013.
Datum: 2013-07-08 to 2013-07-12
Organisatör: University of Oxford
Plats: University of Oxford
Hemsida: DHOXSS 2013
DHOXSS delegates will be introduced to a range of topics suitable for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students who are interested in the creation, management, or publication of digital data in the humanities.
Datum: 2013-07-08 to 2013-07-12
Organisatör: The University of Prince Edward Island and DiscoveryGarden
Plats: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Hemsida: OR 2013
The 7th International Conference on Open Repositories.The University of Prince Edward Island, and DiscoveryGarden
2013 year’s conference theme is Use, Reuse, Reproduce. One of the most important roles of repositories is to enable greater use and reuse of their contents— whether those contents are library collections, scholarly articles, research data, or software—and metadata.
Datum: 2013-07-15 to 2013-07-19
Organisatör: European Survey Research Association
Plats: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hemsida: Conferens web page
he fifth Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the 15th to the 19th of July, 2013. The conference will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Kardeljeva ploscad 5, 1000 Ljubljana (http://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/English/Office_IC/).
More information about Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana.
Please see details of Hotels in Ljubljana.
Here are the details of the accepted session proposals.
The call for papers has been issued and the deadline for submitting a paper is January 13, 2013. Click here to submit a paper.
Paper proposals are invited in any area of survey methodology, or in substantive applications of survey research. We particularly welcome submissions in the following areas:
The ESRA prize for the best paper submitted by an early-career researcher
Researchers within five years of the completion of their doctorate, or within five years of starting a career in survey research, will be eligible to enter their paper for the ESRA Early-Career Researcher prize. The winning paper will be awarded a prize of 500 Euros. More information about the Early-Career Researcher award will be announced on the conference website in due course.
Datum: 2013-07-16 to 2013-07-19
Organisatör: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Plats: University of Nebraska, USA
Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).
Datum: 2013-11-11 to 2013-11-13
Organisatör: Stadtarchaeologie Wien
Hemsida: CHNT:s hemsida
Documentation of archaeological and cultural heritage sites is at the heart of the archaeological process and an important component in cultural heritage research and presentation. It is an essential step without which interpretation and analysis are not possible. It is what makes archaeology and cultural heritage “scientific”.
Maybe we are storytellers. If so, the type of story we tell is heavily influenced by our way of collecting and organising our archaeological data.
But can we speak about CORRECT documentation or should we talk only about usable and non-usable documentation?
The contemporary field is plagued by the involvement of operators each with their own new tools. They propose solutions and suggest methods but are often in blissful ignorance of the past investigations of the item, site or cultural heritage they are working on. New technology, however, has to support our research. Its use still depends on what we want to know next (our research). The best solution is to have an underpinning of basic documentation that allows any new researcher to easily access the core record. Then they can then enrich the documentation with the results of their new method, analysis and ideas.
It may be possible to build the ultimate recording system, but the information we feed it is always potentially unreliable. How do we know when our record is good – has integrity? What indicates that it might be bad – lacking integrity?
Models are there to be used, not believed. Documentation is always for a certain purpose and depending on that purpose, a set of documentation may be regarded as good or bad, as “fit for purpose”. There will never be absolute “true”, “correct” or “right” documentation.
An abstract model of documentation should consist of the attributes we record of the real world traits that we observe. The set of attributes that we choose to record (out of the infinite set of possibilities) are the ones that our current state of knowledge and our research aims (and therefore designs) suggest will be the most useful to our current research aims/agenda. If we want to reuse data beyond the current research project/agenda then we must be very explicit about why, how and what we record. This is the so called “para” data and goes beyond meta data to include the “how” and “why” of data capture.
Call for papers: February 18 - June 28
Announcement of presenters: July 12