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Digitizing Patterns of Power – Cartographic Communication for Digital Humanities

Digitizing Patterns of Power – Cartographic Communication for Digital Humanities

Abstract: The representation of space in medieval texts, the appropriation of land and the subsequent installation of new structures of power are central research topics of the project “Digitizing Patterns of Power” (DPP). The project focuses on three regional case studies: the Eastern Alps and the Morava-Thaya region, the historical region of Macedonia, and historical Southern Armenia. DPP is a multidisciplinary project, conducted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences the Institute for Medieval Research (IMAFO) in cooperation with the University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research. It is part of an initiative to promote digital humanities research in Austria. DPP brings together expertise from historical and archaeological research as well as cartography and geocommunication to explore medieval geographies. The communication of space, time and spatial interconnectivity is an essential aspect of DPP. By incorporating digital cartographic expertise, relevant facts can be depicted in a more effective visual form. Optimal cartographic visualization of base data as well as the historical and archaeological information in an interactive map-based online platform are important features. However, the multidisciplinary of the project presents the participants with various challenges. The different involved disciplines, among them cartography, archaeology and history each have their own approaches to relevant aspects of geography and geocommunication. This paper treats geocommunication characteristics and approaches to interactive mapping in a historical and archaeological context within a multidisciplinary project environment. The fundamental challenges of cartographic communication within DPP will be presented. Furthermore, recent results on the communication of historical topographic, as well as uncertain thematic content will be demonstrated.
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COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES. COMM / : Seminar: Communication Abroad Barcelona SUMMER 2015

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES. COMM / : Seminar: Communication Abroad Barcelona SUMMER 2015

Barcelona as a case study, to assess the influence cultural values have on social behavior, and to develop strategies for effective cross-cultural interaction. Using readings, lectures, class discussions, and tours as a base, students will explore the history, architecture, contemporary culture and business practices of Barcelona to better understand the role of verbal and nonverbal symbolic message exchange within a dynamic cultural context. Beginning with ten days of foundation setting in meetings here on campus, the class will travel to Barcelona to experience cross-cultural communication first hand. Scheduled visits include trips to the History of the City and History of Catalonia museums, the National Palace, Spanish Village, Gothic Quarter, and the famous La Rambla. Of particular interest will be the role of language and cultural identification associated with the demise of Franco’s regime in the 1970’s, the impact of the 1992 Olympics, the role of television and print media, and the influence of prominent artists such as Gaudi and Picasso.
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College of Humanities

College of Humanities

The BA in Linguistics aims to develop an understanding of the way human languages are structured and educates students in the basic skills that are essential for the analysis of language. This includes knowledge of language structure, sound systems and processes, word and sentence meaning, and contextual interpretation. In addition, given the interdisciplinary nature of linguistics, students may also study language and social communication, the historical development of languages, and how language is processed in the brain. The program curriculum, in addition to the minors offered in aphasia and computational linguistics , is designed to provide training for students interested in working as assistants in communication disorder institutes, government positions, or prepare for graduate study in relevant fields.
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Journal of Arts & Humanities

Journal of Arts & Humanities

Sajen functions as a means of food for metaphysical spirits that are presented in the show, but rather on cosmic symbols (Soemardjo. 2002: 93). An offering is a religious or belief ceremony that is carried out in a symbolic way for the purpose of communicating against supernatural powers that are considered higher than humans. The process of communicating to the forces that are beyond human ability is done by giving offerings, for example in the form of food and objects that symbolize the purpose of the communication. These foods are made from rice and served in the form of tumpeng. Tumpeng looks like a cone or a mountain. In the ritual ceremony, there are various types of Suran tumpeng. Among them are tumpeng rasul, tumpeng punar, tumpeng uriping damar, tumpeng robyong, tumpeng wenang, tumpeng golong, red jenang, white jenang, sego liwet, sogo takiran and other foods such as market snacks, roasted ingkung, and 17 kinds of drinks.
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Research Infrastructures in the Digital Humanities

Research Infrastructures in the Digital Humanities

1. As a transnational research and publication structure, EGO aims to transcend disciplinary boundaries within the Humanities. While affirming the legitimacy of the perspec- tives provided by each separate discipline, the project brings them together under the overarching viewpoint of communication and transfer. Transfer processes that extend across individual, familial and local realms are at its core. EGO traces these transfer processes in and between, amongst others, the spheres of religion, law, politics, art, music, literature, economics, technology, military history, science and medicine. Thematic ‘threads’ group separate articles into a modular structure arranged thematically and methodologically. These threads are transdisciplinary, transnational and multithematic; they join, on a common (online) platform, the perspectives of different historical disciplines and their international authors. While different authors are of course guided by particular disciplinary perspectives, their combination allows the users to acquire a cross-disciplinary perspec- tive.
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Changing Publication Cultures in the Humanities

Changing Publication Cultures in the Humanities

Current and emergent scholarship is enhanced by digital mechanisms for communication, collabo- ration and documentation. Modes of asynchronous interaction with research have received considerable attention, most recently in scholarly communications and debates surrounding open publication models. Here the ability to disseminate publications and then to receive comments, and the potential of this process to form an evolving peer review, have been discussed. Blogging, wikis and micro-blogging open up new possibilities for scholarly discourses where the times between publication and response, and the characterisation of the ‘author’ can vary. Th ey facili- tate access to scholarly proceedings, and reveal and record the scholarly community at work in dynamic ways. Synchronous technologies similarly deserve increased attention, in particular the potential to capture and repeat dialogues over skype, IM (instant messenger) and specialist conferencing soft ware.
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School of Humanities and Social Science

School of Humanities and Social Science

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Claflin University offers courses in literature, (including American, British, postcolonial literatures in English from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Anglophone literary traditions), in American Studies, in English Education, in Spanish and French language and culture, in Gender Studies, in speech communication, in creative writing, and in theatre arts. Three majors are offered: English (with concentrations in literature and creative writing), English Education, and American Studies. Six minors are offered; English, American Studies, French, Spanish, Gender Studies and Theatre Arts. The Department supports the General Education Curriculum through its course offerings in composition, literature, theatre, foreign languages, and gender studies. Additionally, the Department offers a Certificate Program in Gender Studies that fully impacts the ways of knowing the world through the critical study of the roles of gender in the international society.
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Swedish Digital Humanities

Swedish Digital Humanities

Lundblad joins an emerging critical discourse against DH, e.g., Alling- ton, Brouillette and Golumbia 2016 or Brennan 2017 (cf. also Bond, Long & Underwood 2017). Unlike some proponents for this critical stance, Lundblad formulates her criticism from the vantage point of actually having performed humanities research on different forms of media, including digital media, for several years. I sympathise with much of Lundblad’s criticism, DH is indeed a cumbersome and basically illogical label. At the same time, the attention DH has received from funders and HE management has been beneficial to research in the humanities on a broad scale. It is an attention humanities research has not been witness to for a very long time. That this has been achieved by playing a joker card instead of a ‘traditional’ one is perhaps just part of the game. Further, having attended a number of DH conferences and project workshops in Sweden over the last decade, I would defend the claim that DH (stretching back to humanities computing) has indeed contributed significantly to an increase in communication and project cooperation across disciplines within the humanities in Sweden. At DHN and similar conferences, historians, literary scholars, linguists, scholarly editors and philosophers simply seem to talk to each other much more than was the case, say, a decade ago.
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School. of Humanities 2016/17

School. of Humanities 2016/17

The School of Humanities has a unique role at the heart of RCA culture. It represents a broad range of interests in teaching and research across the history, theory and interpretation of art and design, with core practices in writing, research, curating and criticism. Disciplinary interests span the fine arts, architecture, design, craft, communication, film, photography, digital media, science and technology. We train the historians, curators, writers, journalists and critics of the future, and play a vital part in the dialogue between history, theory and practice.

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Bachelor of Arts INTEGRATED STUDIES in the HUMANITIES and SOCIAL SCIENCES: Humanities, Psychology, Pueblo Indian Studies

Bachelor of Arts INTEGRATED STUDIES in the HUMANITIES and SOCIAL SCIENCES: Humanities, Psychology, Pueblo Indian Studies

This degree will prepare students for many careers that require reliable and flexible thinking and communication, such as in local and state government, public service, and managerial careers. It will also provide a solid basis for those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in various fields, including psychology, law, and cultural anthropol- ogy. This is an academic degree that seeks to provide not only the skills and knowledge promised by a liberal arts education but also the encouragement that will allow students to use the skills and knowledge to become effective and inspired leaders.
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College of Humanities

College of Humanities

The BA in Linguistics aims to develop an understanding of the way human languages are structured and educates students in the basic skills that are essential for the analysis of language. This includes knowledge of language structure, sound systems and processes, word and sentence meaning, and contextual interpretation. In addition, given the interdisciplinary nature of linguistics, students may also study language and social communication, the historical development of languages, and how language is processed in the brain. The program curriculum, in addition to the minors offered in aphasia and computational linguistics , is designed to provide training for students interested in working as assistants in communication disorder institutes, government positions, or prepare for graduate study in relevant fields.
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ESF Humanities Spring 2007

ESF Humanities Spring 2007

Senior colleagues introduced plenary debates: Professor Wim P. Blockmans (NIAS - Wassenaar/NL), Professor Jose Luis Cardoso (ISEG - Lisbon/PT), Profes- sor Peter Davidhazi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Budapest/HU, Chair), Professor Peter Golding (Lough- borough/UK), Professor Gisli Palsson ( Reykjavik/IS), Professor Nuria Sebastian Galles (Barcelona/ES), and Professor Sigrid Weigel (ZfL - Berlin/DE; apologies). A keynote lecture given at the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon allowed participants to catch a glimpse of the secular tradition of scholarly communication across scientifi c borders.
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Empiricism, Information Management, and Environmental Humanities

Empiricism, Information Management, and Environmental Humanities

I now see this emphasis on information as a broad trend in fourth-wave ecocriticism, the applied, material phase of the field that began around 2008 (“Editor’s Note” 619). Beyond personal narrative that examines lived experience, what else counts today as the empirical gathering and communication of data in the environmental humanities? The examples I provide below do not rely upon the first-person strategies I have just described, but they reveal the growing trend in ecocriticism and similar fields toward examining what counts as data and the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of various modes of communication.
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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Work ethics on the other hand is a moral value pertaining to hard work and diligence. It can be taken as a cornerstone for the success of every institution. It is a set of ethical principles and standards that guide the behavior of persons in different organizations as well as in day to day life. In a precise terms, work ethics is about what is morally correct, honorable and acceptable to the larger majority of the people of an organization, society or group” ([1]:158). Ferrell et al [2] also described it as a code of ethics and set of values that help to conduct and guide the workers’ ethical behavior and improve the development of ethical culture within the work place. It is standard against which a worker’s activities can be judged as right or wrong, correct or incorrect. It can also be termed as a set of ethical principles and standards, which include the right attitude, correct behavior, respect for others and effective communication in the workplace.
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Event Detection and Classification for the Digital Humanities

Event Detection and Classification for the Digital Humanities

By analyzing the projects described in the previous Section, and whose main approaches are summarized in Table 3.3, we observe that, unlike what happened in other domains such as the clinical one, no real attempt was made to find a domain-specific definition of event combining the his- torical perspective and ongoing research in the NLP field. Moreover, NLP techniques specifically developed for event processing have not been fully exploited and the current standardization efforts have received little at- tention in this domain. Some projects only take into consideration verbal events, as in the case of the FDR/Pearl Harbor project and NanoHistory, or prefer to identify events manually, such as in Bringing Lives to Light and NanoHistory. On the other side, in Agora and DIVE+ event extraction is assimilated to the recognition of named entities. Therefore, only named events, such as French Revolution, are taken into account. Another choice usually made in projects dealing with historical documents is narrowing the extraction of events to a limited set of types. For example, the FDR/Pearl Harbor project focused only on communication events, the National Se- mantic Biography of Finland project on creation events and Semantics of History only on conflict-related and motion actions. Another questionable point concerns the idea of a priori automatic selection of events on the basis of their historical importance as in the Semantics of History project. Indeed, in historical investigation, the distinction between an important event and one with no value is never definitive and depends on the re- search questions and on the sources to be analyzed [Marrou, 1954b].
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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Fourthly, the Industrial Revolution 4.0, especially the Internet communication, poses challenges for information security for individuals and the whole social community system; especially national economic and political security. The contingent of intellectuals is an important intellectual resource for socio-economic development for each nation as well as international community. They play a great role in creating spiritual and cultural values, bringing about important achievements in science and technology, social sciences and humanities, contributing to promoting social progress. Especially in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0, science and technology are developing like a storm, the digital age and the Internet connecting everything with artificial intelligence, the role of the intellectual team is becoming increasingly be more important than ever. The role of intellectual hierarchy in different country with variety of political regimes, civilization levels and culture diversities. This topic in the situation of Vietnam is still a gap in the literature review. This study is devoted to clarify the important role of intellectual hierarchy in the successfulness of social security, economic development and environmental protection.
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An m-leaming game for the study of humanities

An m-leaming game for the study of humanities

Nonetheless, this paper dovetails the call for multidisciplinary learning so that individuals with the IT background could be exposed to humanities, and those hailing from the humanities background could be exposed to technology. The findings suggest that game designers and educators should incorporate features of learning, motivation and usability to promote users’ intention to use educational applications. For the study of history and culture, tourism departments might explore the possibility of using m-learning games. After all, tourists might find historical and cultural information of their forthcoming tour destination interesting. Hence, they might view such applications favorably. Besides, in the context of Singapore, given the government’s emphasis on the use of information and communication technologies in pedagogy [31], it might be worthwhile to explore whether applications such as SingaRacer could stimulate the study of history, culture and other humanities-related topics among students.
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The Humanities as Heuristic: Coordinating the Sector

The Humanities as Heuristic: Coordinating the Sector

As a sector, we have not been good at, nor indeed much interested in, finding ways to present a united humanities policy face. We are most heavily committed to the internal battles within our disciplines, but also with competing formations within the humanities itself— we love to see the humanities as a field of continual contestation and clarification. It is not surprising, then, but nonetheless debilitating that, apart from the Academy, there is no peak body that can speak for the humanities. Of course, the problem with this is that the Academy is also an elite group, positioned at some distance from the coal face, and this affects their credibility in some contexts. It certainly makes it difficult to claim authority on some issues; this is not so much of an issue around research, but it is definitely an issue around teaching, the plight of casual staff and so on. 2 The role of CHASS was initially designed to fill that
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The Humanities and the Public Soul 1

The Humanities and the Public Soul 1

Applying “different values at the same time” and different kinds of knowledge in public and community settings is an art that can be taught and learned. In a report on collaborations between the timber industry, communities, and government agencies, Steven Yaffee, Julia Wondolleck, and Steven Lippman of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment ask, “What facilitates bridging?” “Bridging”, as they use the term, means collaboration among several different organizations. Their account of successful cultures of collaboration rings true for work in the public arts and humanities. They emphasize the presence of ambiguity, difficulty, complexity, and diversity—all characteristic of cultural work—in the situations that are best served by collaboration. The arts and humanities are sites of other key elements named by Yaffee and his co-authors: “a sense of place, an inclusive approach, a tolerance for small successes”. All of these elements, they note, can be “intentionally promoted through creative efforts”.
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Digital Humanities: Centres and Peripheries

Digital Humanities: Centres and Peripheries

So what exactly is that new insurgency? What rough beast has slouched into the neighborhood threatening to upset everyone’s applecart? The program’s statistics deliver a clear answer. Upward of 40 sessions are devoted to what is called the “digital humanities,” an umbrella term for new and fast-moving developments across a range of topics: the organization and administration of libraries, the rethinking of peer review, the study of social networks, the expansion of digital archives, the refining of search engines, the production of scholarly editions, the restructuring of undergraduate instruction, the transformation of scholarly publishing, the re-conception of the doctoral dissertation, the teaching of foreign languages, the proliferation of online journals, the redefinition of what it means to be a text, the changing face of tenure — in short, everything.
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