Exploring Image Analyses

On behalf of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, I'd like to invite HASTAC and its members to consider joining the Digital Humanities Winter Institute (mith.umd.edu/dhwi), a week long training institute that offers a mixture of courses, lectures, and social events at the intersection of technology and humanities.

We have opportunities to participate remaining in:

Exploring Image Analyses

Instructor: Michael Meredith, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

Exploring Image Analysis will engage participants in image analysis techniques for use within their digital research agendas. Participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts in image identification, manipulation, and assessment as well as be given the opportunity for hands on exploration of historical images within digital tools. Participants will be offered the chance to explore their own image dataset, identify existing image algorithms and tools for their use (and/or potential directions to take to build nonexistent tools), and examine what questions can be answered through image analysis.

Publishing and Using Linked Open Data

Instructor: Richard Urban, Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida State University

The publication of structured knowledge representations and open data on the Web opens new possibilities for collaboration among humanities researchers and cultural heritage organizations. This course will introduce participants to the core principles of Linked Open Data (LOD), techniques for building and understanding LOD models, how to locate LOD sources for research, tools for manipulating, visualizing, and integrating available data, and best practice methodologies for publicizing and sharing datasets.

Digital Editions

Dean Irvine, Associate Professor, Department of English, Dalhousie University

This course is designed for individuals and groups who are interested in creating scholarly digital editions. Topics covered will include an overview of planning and project management, workflow and labour issues, and tools available for edition production. We will be working with the Modernist Commons (http://modernistcommons.ca), a collaborative digital editing environment and repository designed by the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project in collaboration with Islandora and its software-services company DiscoveryGarden. We will work on both text- and image-based editions, following a modularized edition-production workflow--from ingesting images, processing texts with optical-character-recognition software, uploading born-digital content, performing markup on transcriptions and images, collating variant texts, and displaying text and apparatus in different viewers. By the end of the course, participants will have worked through the practical implementation of a modular, small-scale edition prototype. Basic knowledge of TEI and some familiarity with RDF (specifically the standards of the Open Annotation Collaboration) is strongly recommended but not required. The seminar is open to everyone, although it is specifically tailored to participants of the EMiC project. Participants need not be modernists or Canadianists to take advantage of using open-source software and learning best practices for scholarly editing in digital media.


DHWI will be held January 7-11, 2013 at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.mith.umd.edu/dhwi/


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