[globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"

Neil Fraistat nfraistat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 08:36:25 MDT 2012


Happy to see that we didn't even lose power here from the hurricane, which
was quite a surprise. Hope that Marcus and Peter fared as well as I did!

Neil

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM, O'Donnell, Dan
<daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>wrote:

> This is how I'd understood things too. To be honest, since this is our
> first project and we are also still drafting a terms of reference (and
> doing it during a hurricane, no less) this is maybe even the best way. I
> think we could probably incorporate Christian's suggestions into this kind
> of proposal.
>
> Alternatively we would need to get speakers and throw together the program
> by Thursday (assuming no hurricane- related extensions arise).
>
> While Marcus has given us a great text to start that might, be too high a
> hurdle. Though I cede to your collective knowledge of the potential pool of
> speakers.
>
> People on this list in the hurricane affected area include Neil Peter and
> Marcus.  , I hope you all weathered it!.
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Samsung tablet
>
> Neil Fraistat <nfraistat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't see how the SC could approve it by Thursday, Marcus, especially
> because we don't have any speakers lined up.
>
> To do it as part of an ADHO lunchtime business meeting, however, would
> free us from the Nov. 1 deadline and provide time to put a full potential
> program together.
>
> Best,
> Neil
>
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Marcus Bingenheimer <
> m.bingenheimer at gmail.com<mailto:m.bingenheimer at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification Neil.
> Will the SC be able to vote on this before the deadline?
> If not we can change the wording of the proposal to the DH organizers.
>
> marcus
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Neil Fraistat <nfraistat at gmail.com
> <mailto:nfraistat at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear Marcus,
>
> Just to be clear: I am happy to propose to the ADHO SC that we split the
> business meeting in order to run such a session and am hopeful that they
> will agree, but it would have to be voted on by the SC first. So it would
> be a mistake to take this as a given until the SC has agreed.
>
> Best,
> Neil
>
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Marcus Bingenheimer <
> m.bingenheimer at gmail.com<mailto:m.bingenheimer at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Below a proposal for a GO::DH session at the DH 2013.
> Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?
> The application deadline is Thursday so there is not much time left but
> there is still time for changes.
>
> greetings from Philadelphia
>
> marcus
> waiting for the hurricane
>
> =============================
> ADHO GO:DH Session on “Chinese DH”
>
> The newly founded ADHO initiative Global Outreach (GO::DH) aims to
> facilitate communication between the various ADHO committees and emergent
> DH groups and activities in countries which are not yet well represented
> within ADHO. This session proposal is one of GO::DH attempts to raise the
> visibility of underrepresented communities, in this case, of work done in
> the Chinese speaking world.
>
> Like all cultures, China is faced with the question of how to model its
> cultural heritage in a digital environment. Comparable only to India in
> historic range, geographic size, and population, there are various
> initiatives in China, Hongkong and Taiwan that work on solutions to
> digitize and distribute their shared cultural heritage. After successful
> international cooperation yielded the Unicode standard, which resolved the
> pressing issue of how to represent the logographic writing system in
> computing, continued dialog on standards and practices in DH is of mutual
> interest for both ADHO members and the emerging DH centers in China,
> Hongkong and Taiwan. In East Asia, efforts by Japanese practitioners of DH
> has already resulted in the foundation of the Japanese Association of
> Digital Humanities, which joined ADHO last year, an important development
> in the globalization of the field. In the Chinese speaking world too there
> is great potential for dialog, synergy and cooperation between DH centers
> to discuss standards and practices. Communication about shared standards
> generally improves the chances that the results are interchangeable, avoids
> duplication of efforts, and increases efficiency.
>
> As internationalization and support for developing, regional centers is
> part of ADHO’s mission, the members of the GO::DH feel it is desirable to
> organize a roundtable on “Chinese DH” with representatives from China,
> Taiwan, Hongkong and perhaps Singapore to speak about the situation of DH
> in their societies and the prospects and potential problems for further
> collaboration with both within East Asia as well as with ADHO members.
>
> Following a discussion on the globaloutlookdh list regarding the possible
> format for such a roundtable, Neil Fraistat, the current Chair of ADHO,
> offered to split the ADHO business meeting and use the second 45 min
> section to a ADHO GO::DH roundtable on “Chinese DH”.
>
> We plan to invite at least one representative from China, Hongkong and
> Taiwan to speak for 10 min to provide the audience with a quick overview of
> activities, followed by a 15 min roundtable discussion with the speakers
> and one or two GO::DH members. Possible questions to explore: What are the
> prospects for further national or regional organization in East Asia? How
> can we make better use of existing structures to further the globalization
> of Chinese DH? How viable, e.g., would be a panel in Chinese at the next DH?
>
> ADHO GO::DH Session (45 min)
>
> 1. DH in China (10min)
> 2. DH in Hongkong (10min)
> 3. DH in Taiwan (10min)
> 4. Roundtable (15min)
> ==================================
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