Call for Papers: 2015 APA / AIA Session “Making Meaning from Data”

Abstracts are invited for the Digital Classics Association colloquium at SCS / AIA Annual Meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8-11, 2015. The topic is “Making Meaning from Data,” and the abstract submission deadline is February 3, 2014.

The call for papers is below and available on the SCS (APA) website.

 We are again seeking to make this a joint colloquium with AIA, and hope that the success of this year’s joint colloquium augurs well for AIA approval. Abstracts suitable to the memberships of SCS, AIA, or both are welcome. Once a panel with AIA member contributions is composed, it will be submitted to AIA for approval.

CFP: Making Meaning from Data. Proposed joint panel for AIA / APA Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8-11, 2013

Sponsored by the Digital Classics Association
Organizers: Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Gregory Crane, Tufts University; Christopher Blackwell, Furman University; Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox, University of Missouri Kansas-City

Digital techniques hold the promise of providing a consistent and comprehensive basis for the interpretation of classical culture, yet they also raise significant questions of method. Do digital approaches lead us away from certain kinds of interpretation and toward others? How does the quantitative and aggregate nature of argumentation common to digital humanities relate to other modes of understanding the ancient world? Papers are invited for this session that reflect theoretically on the study and understanding of classical antiquity in light of the growing importance of digital methods. Participants may take as their object material any aspect of classical culture, including, but not limited to: history, language, literature, material and visual culture, and philosophy.

Anonymous abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent to digitalclassicsassociation@gmail.com, with identifying information in the email. Abstracts will be refereed anonymously by three readers in accordance with APA regulations. In your email, please confirm that you are an AIA or APA member in good standing. Abstracts should follow the formatting guidelines of the instructions for individual abstracts on the APA website. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 5 p.m. Eastern Time, February 3, 2014. This panel is already approved for APA. Once a panel with AIA member contributions is composed, it will be submitted to AIA for approval.

Contact: Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY, ncoffee@buffalo.edu

NEH Senior Program Officer Available to Meet at 2014 APA / AIA

From NEH blog:

Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association (Chicago, Jan. 2-5, 2014) and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities, particularly in Preservation and Access, the Digital HumanitiesResearch, and Education.

The following grant programs may be of interest to attendees: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesDigital Humanities Implementation GrantsDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Humanities; as well as Collaborative Research,  Scholarly EditionsFellowships, Summer Stipends, and Summer Seminars and Institutes. Projects may be at any stage of development, so come with your ideas and questions!

To schedule a time to meet, please email Mary (mdowns@neh.gov) the top two or three 15- or 20-minute blocks of time that are most preferable from the following windows:

Thurs., Jan. 2: 5:30-6:30 pm

Fri., Jan. 3: 10 am- 12 noon

Sat., Jan. 4: 10 am – 12 noon

DCA at APA / AIA 2014: “Getting Started with Digital Classics”

DCA will host a joint session at the American Philological Association and American Institute of Archaeology annual meetings entitled “Getting Started with Digital Classics.” The session scheduled to take place Friday, January 3, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

There will also be an informal reception Saturday, January 4, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Columbian room. If you are attending the meetings, please join us!