CfP fifth AIUCD annual conference, Venice, 7-9 September 2016

7-9 settembre 2016

Aula Magna S. Trentin, Ca’ Dolfin, Dorsoduro 3825/e – 30123 Venezia

Call for papers and posters

Il convegno AIUCD 2016 è dedicato alla rappresentazione e allo studio del testo sotto vari punti di vista (risorse, analisi, infrastrutture di pubblicazione), con lo scopo di far dialogare intorno al testo filologi, storici, umanisti digitali, linguisti computazionali, logici, informatici e ingegneri informatici.

Da un lato le Digital Humanities, oltre alla creazione e al mantenimento di risorse (digitalizzazione, annotazione, etc.), devono prendere in considerazione il modo in cui tali risorse saranno usate.

Dall’altro lato la linguistica computazionale, oltre allo sviluppo di strumenti di analisi (parser, riconoscitori di entità nominate, etc.), deve tener conto della qualità delle risorse su cui far operare tali strumenti.

Further funding for Pelagios

An international collaboration dedicated to identifying and recording geographical references in historical documents is launched 23 February 2016 at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

The Pelagios Commons initiative, led by Lancaster University, The Open University, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Catalans Studies, will involve over a hundred partners and significantly enhance access to and use of invaluable online historical resources.

The work is funded by US-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with two grants totalling $1,264,000.

Read further:

And see: Pelagios

New release: Nolli app

Just wanted to let you know that we have released an iPhone and iPad app with the “Nuova Topografia” by Giambattista Nolli.
Enjoy the Nolli Map offline in high resolution (no Internet connection required) and in mobility while walking through Rome or from the comfort of your couch. Get additional information from the original indices simply by tapping on a number on the plan.

This is our website:

See also: Nolli map

Digital Visualisation in the Humanities

Colloquium on Digital Visualisation in the Humanities, Reading, Thursday March 31st 2016

Proposals are invited for presentations at a colloquium on digital visualisation (broadly conceived) at the University of Reading, UK, on March 31st, 2016, funded by the British Academy.

Digital visualisation – including, among much else, 3D modelling, digital mapping, and the visual presentation of complex information – is making substantial contributions to research, teaching, and outreach activity in Classics and many other humanities disciplines. As digital tools become ever more affordable and accessible, there is scope for researchers and visualisation professionals from different backgrounds to learn from each other about their aims, findings, methods, and challenges.

Speakers include:

– Prof. James E. Packer (Professor emeritus, Northwestern), author (with Gil Gorski) of a recent book on the digital reconstruction of the The Roman Forum

– Tayfun Oner, creator of numerous digital reconstructions including Byzantium 1200. 

– The Altair4 studio whose reconstruction work in Rome and other sites will be familiar to many.

We are open to proposals from any humanities background, and indeed from colleagues in the museum and heritage sectors, on how digital technologies can be used to present visualisations of places, phenomena, data, or other material. The colloquium will be chaired by Dr Matthew Nicholls (Reading), who works on the 3D reconstruction of ancient Rome.

The intention is to allow people to present their own work, and to hear from a variety of disciplinary, methodological, and practical backgrounds. We hope that this will offer scope for mutual enrichment and useful discussion.

All welcome. Lunch provided. Travel expenses and accommodation can be provided for speakers.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award scheme.

For further details see here, or to reserve a place or make enquiries, contact Elisabeth Meijer (