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    Matthew K. Gold
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    ———- Forwarded message ———
    From: Michael J Pidd <m.pidd@sheffield.ac.uk>
    Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 9:36 AM
    Subject: Data Modelling in the Humanities — Call for Papers

    Dear colleague,

    I would be grateful if you could circulate this Call for Papers around your
    networks.

    The Call is also available at:

    Data Modelling in the Humanities

    Best wishes
    Mike

    Director
    The Digital Humanities Institute

    —–

    *Data Modelling in the Humanities*

    *CALL FOR PAPERS*

    The AHRC-funded project, *Beyond the Multiplex: Audiences for Specialised
    Film in English Regions* <http://www.beyondthemultiplex.net/&gt;, and The
    Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.dhi.ac.uk/&gt; invite papers for a
    methodology workshop on the topic *Data Modelling in the Humanities* to be
    held at the *University of Sheffield* on *Friday 29th November 2019*.

    The aim of this workshop is to explore new approaches to structuring,
    organising and analysing Humanities data in order to better represent the
    subject domain in question, and leverage new forms of inquiry.

    A data model is an abstract representation of a knowledge domain, such as
    film, nineteenth-century crime and justice, or the lineages and networks of
    monastic orders. Data models can use a variety of approaches to describing,
    structuring and storing data such as ontologies, UML, relational databases,
    graph databases, RDF/triplestores, XML schemas etc. Data models also
    determine what types of data analysis are possible, in terms of querying,
    visualisation, and natural language understanding. They might be used in
    research concerned with, for example, historical inquiry, scholarly
    editing, prosopography, discourse analysis, manuscript studies, or virtual
    reconstruction.

    This is a fact-finding workshop, to discover what work is currently being
    undertaken in the Digital Humanities, and share insights and best practice.
    Practitioners working on projects or in research areas that use approaches
    more complex or experimental than conventional relational databases or TEI
    XML are particularly encouraged (although the former are not to be
    discouraged!)

    Registration is free. Domestic (UK) travel costs will be reimbursed.

    Interested speakers are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 800 words)
    for a presentation lasting 20 minutes by *30th September* to
    m.pidd@sheffield.ac.uk.

    Speakers will be expected to contribute their paper to an online edited
    volume called Data Modelling in the Humanities, to be published by The
    Digital Humanities Institute (see
    https://www.dhi.ac.uk/openbook/series/studies-in-the-digital-humanities)

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