CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  for the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference (DI4R 2017; 

The Digital Infrastructures for Research conference (DI4R 2017, 30 Nov - 1 Dec, Brussels) will build on the success of the first DI4R event last year in Krakow to showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that are the building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud and European Data Infrastructure. The overarching goal is to demonstrate how open science, higher education and innovators can benefit from these building blocks, and ultimately to advance integration and cooperation between initiatives.

The Programme Committee welcomes abstracts for:

  • posters
  • demos
  • 5-minute lightning talks
  • 15-minute presentations
  • 90-minute interactive sessions:

Submission deadline: *13 October*.

To register for the conference, fill the online form: https://www.digitalinfrastructures.eu/register_and_plan

DI4R 2017 is a joint initiative of EGI, EUDAT, GEANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE, and RDA Europe.

January 11, 2018, Singapore

organized as part of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference, Singapore, hosted by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Conference venue: the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University.

Workshop Organizers: Francis Bond, Christiane Fellbaum, Erhard Hinrichs, and Mikhail Khodak

Conference website: http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/events/2018-gwc/

For this workshop, we invite papers addressing the topics listed, but not limited to, the ones below: 

  • the use of word embeddings for semi-automatic induction of semantic relations for wordnets
  • the use of wordnet senses for refining word embeddings
  • the use of wordnet data for evaluating word embedding algorithms and word embedding data
  • enriching word synsets with word embedding information
  • the use of semantic vectors for modifying sense representations, such as synset membership

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

  • long papers (30 mins)
  • short papers (15 mins)

Submissions should be anonymous and will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long paper submission may be accepted as a short paper. All contributions accepted for the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference.

Authors are asked to submit extended abstracts of their paper of no less than 3000 words (references excluded). Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website for the workshop:

Easy Chair site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wwwe2018

The format of the abstract and of the final paper is in ACL format (PDF):

ACL 2010 paper formats: http://acl2010.org/authors_final.html

The deadline for submissions of extended abstracts is October 15, 2017. Decisions regarding acceptance will be announced to the authors by end of October. Final papers are due on November 30, 2017.

Important note: Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author's registration for the 9th Global Wordnet Conference. Late registration and on site registration for participants is possible without inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Important dates:

  1. October 15, 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
  2. October 31, 2017 Notification of acceptance
  3. November 30, 2017 Final papers due
  4. October 15, 2017 Registration for GWC 2018 opens
  5. November 25, 2017 Registration closes for author(s) of papers to be included in the proceedings
  6. January 8-12, 2018 GWA 2018 Conference 
  7. January 11  Workshop on Wordnets and Word Embeddings as part of the GWC 2018 conference program

cfp dh eeSessions on:

  • visual data
  • openGLAM
  • open data
  • wiki platforms
  • open licences across Europe
  • goals and results of dh in higher education

Submit a proposal that contains your full name, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, the title of your paper and an abstract of 200-250 words.

Participation fee of the conference is 19 EUR.

The language of the conference is English.

Graduate school programme with workshops will take place on November 3.

First 100 registrants will get the free accommodation!

Send your proposals by September 15 to:

Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission by September 30, 2017.

clarin logoSTSeveral European organisations (APEF, CLARIN, DARIAH, Europeana, E-RIHS) and European projects (Iperion-CH, PARTHENOS) involved in the cultural heritage domain are working together to set up principles and mechanisms for improving the use and re-use of cultural heritage data issued by cultural heritage institutions and studied and enriched by researchers.
The first step in this endeavour is the definition of generic principles that CHIs and researchers could both adhere to.

In order to find out, a survey was set-up. This survey aims at gathering feedback from the various communities of interest as to the relevance of the proposal made by the engaged institutions and projects.


So please: go to the survey!!

PhD Studentship in Digital History, Loughborough University


Qualification type: PhD     


Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £14,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time  
Placed on: 15th June 2017  
Closes: 19th July 2017  
Reference: CAL17-SPGSS-MB  
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Application details:
Start date: 1 October 2017

Primary supervisor: Dr Melodee Beals
Secondary supervisor: Dr Peter Yeandle

Intro (standard):
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project Detail:
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, newspapers and magazines played an important role in the creation and shattering of identities within the English-speaking world. The development of these information networks was essential for the economic success of settlement communities as well as their ability to maintain or cast off cultural ties. Yet, these networks were fundamentally shaped by the practicalities of trans-oceanic communication and changing interpersonal connections between receiving and sending communities.

The successful candidate will work with specialists in 19th-century media history to develop a project that integrates physical and digitised periodical collections, alongside personal manuscripts, ephemera and other artefacts of cultural identity, to better understand transoceanic communication and culture, including perceptions of class, gender, race, religion, ethnicity or imperial identity or the practicalities of migration and trade. Proposals engaging with the digital humanities are particularly encouraged and full support and training in digital methods will be provided.

If appropriate to the project, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the T-AP funded project Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing global information networks in historical newspaper repositories, 1840-1914, working with digital humanities scholars from Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Mexico and the United States to illustrate the global connectedness of nineteenth-century newspapers.

As part of your application you will be required to submit a detailed research proposal (approximately 2,000 words).

Find out morehttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/phir/pg-study/apply/

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in history or a related subject and a relevant Master’s degree. Experience or interest in the digital humanities is an advantage.

Funding information:
The studentship is for three years and provides a tax free stipend of £14,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.  International (non-EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

Contact details:
Name: Dr Melodee Beals
Email address: 
Telephone number:  +44 (0) 1509 228 378

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select ‘Politics, History and International Relations’.

Please quote reference number: CAL17-SPGSS-MB