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

Neil Fraistat nfraistat at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 08:03:43 MDT 2012


All--I've copied in Mitsu Inaba, a former student of his has opened the
first dh center in mainland China. Mitsu: would you please read this email
chain and let us know what you think?--Best, Neil

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM, O'Donnell, Dan <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>wrote:

> with the extension of the deadline we have a couple of extra days if we
> want to go the full regular session root.
>
> This would involve confirming speakers, including, I think thinking of a
> name from the mainland, getting abstracts from the speakers and I believe
> coming up with a session rationale.
>
> Whether this is doable depends on how people feel about it and other time
> commitments between now and the weekend.
>
> Since I don't know anything about the subject  area I can't do much at the
> front end .I could handle copy- editing for English -- both by myself and
> using grad students who work in the journal incubator -- and if necessary
> submission admin.
>
> What do the rest of you think?
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Samsung tablet
>
> Jieh Hsiang <jieh.hsiang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I can do the Taiwanese part if no one has a better candidate.  For Hong
> Kong
> I would recommend Ping-Chen Hsiung, a Professor of History and a
> former Dean of Arts at the Chinese U. of HK.
> Don't have anyone of similar caliber in China to recommend, though.
>
> Jieh
>
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM, O'Donnell, Dan
> <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca> wrote:
> > Sorry, one last thing.
> >
> > If we do decide to go the business - meeting route,we could do probably
> much the same as for a session. while it would free us from some deadline
> pressure, I'd still propose working on it now while we are thinking about
> it and have Marcus's proposal in front of us as either a draft or a prompt.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from Samsung tablet
> >
> > "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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Neil Fraistat
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