digital humanities asia @ stanford university http://dhasia.org Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:28:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 1 week until DHAsia 2018 http://dhasia.org/2018/04/1-week-until-dhasia-2018/ http://dhasia.org/2018/04/1-week-until-dhasia-2018/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:28:17 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=99 Digital Humanities Asia: Harnessing Digital Technologies to Advance the Study of Asia and the Non-Western World

April 27-28, 2018

Stanford Humanities Center

With support from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and multiple departments, centers, and divisions at Stanford University, the DHAsia 2018 Summit will focus on four (4) areas of research that represent both the core of DH as a whole, as well as areas in which Asian Studies scholars have been underserved and under-resourced: (1) the Spatial Analysis of Asian Human Geographies, (2) Text Mining and Computational Analysis of Asian & Non-Latin Scripts, (3) Network Analysis of Non-Western social formations, and (4) the development of Digital Humanities tools and platforms designed for the unique challenges of Asian Studies scholarship.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-humanities-asia-2018-summit-tickets-37824237312

ORGANIZER

Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University
tsmullaney@stanford.edu

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is HIGHLY appreciated. Coffee breaks will be provided for attendees, but NO meals will be provided to anyone other than conference speakers. 

PARKING INFORMATION

https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking/purchase-a-parking-permit/visitors

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DHAsia 2018 Schedule Released http://dhasia.org/2018/01/dhasia-2018-schedule-released/ http://dhasia.org/2018/01/dhasia-2018-schedule-released/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:04:17 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=96

Digital Humanities Asia: Harnessing Digital Technologies to Advance the Study of Asia and the Non-Western World

April 27-28, 2018

Stanford Humanities Center

With support from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and multiple departments, centers, and divisions at Stanford University, the DHAsia 2018 Summit will focus on four (4) areas of research that represent both the core of DH as a whole, as well as areas in which Asian Studies scholars have been underserved and under-resourced: (1) the Spatial Analysis of Asian Human Geographies, (2) Text Mining and Computational Analysis of Asian & Non-Latin Scripts, (3) Network Analysis of Non-Western social formations, and (4) the development of Digital Humanities tools and platforms designed for the unique challenges of Asian Studies scholarship.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-humanities-asia-2018-summit-tickets-37824237312

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

DAY ONE | Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00-9:30 | WELCOME

Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University)
Opening Remarks and Logistics

9:30-11:00

Michelle Damian, Monmouth College, “Recreating Medieval Japanese Shipping Routes: Merging Geospatial Analysis with Ancient Documents”

Sarah Frederick, Boston University, “Mapping Modern Japanese Literature: GIS Mapping of Natsume Soseki’s Kyoto Journeys”

Ruth Mostern, University of Pittsburgh, “Toward a World Historical Gazetteer”

Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University, “Who was Important in Chinese Buddhist History? A Social Network Analysis Approach”

11:00-11:15 | Coffee Break

11:15-12:30

Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University, “Maps, Microhistories and Macroanalysis: Digital Futures of Indian Film History”

Elias Muhanna, Brown University, “Exploring Vernacular Expression in the Digital Realm”

Xenia Zeiler, University of Helsinki, “Asian Video Games and Gaming: Methods for Researching Games and Gaming Videos (Let’s Plays)”

LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY

1:30-3:00

Chen Jing, Nanjing University & Tani Barlow, Rice University, “Advertising Chinese Modern Society: Graphesis, Concept Modeling, Historical Method”

Cécile Armand, Stanford University, “MADSpace, A Digital Platform Devoted to the Spatial History of Advertising in Modern Shanghai (1905-1949)”

Christian Henriot, Aix-Marseille University, “Exploring the Space-Time of Entertainment in Shanghai: From Newspaper Advertisements to Large-Scale Database”

Hyun-Joo Kim, Yonsei University & Jae-Yon Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, “Between ‘Society’ and ‘Literature’: The Problematic Position of ‘Culture’ in a 1920 Intellectual Magazine in Korea”

3:00-3:15 | Coffee Break

3:15-4:45

Lisa Nguyen, Stanford University & Kaoru Ueda, Stanford University, “Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection: Data Mining, Image Analysis, and Knowledge Discovery Project”

Liu Chao-Lin, National Chengchi University, “Textual Analysis and Linked Open Data for Digital Humanities”

Tom Cramer, Stanford University, “IIIF: An Emerging, Global Platform for DH”

Gil Ben-Herut, University of South Florida, “Connected Bhakti Bibliographies Database”

4:45-6:15

Javier Cha, Seoul National University, “Discovering Unnamed Entities in East Asian Sources using Computational Methods”

Táňa Dhluhošová, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences & Chang Lung-chih, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, “DH Methods and Defining the Political Capital of Ruling Elites in Taiwan (1935–1950)”

Lik Hang Tsui, Harvard University, “How Many People have Your Name? Computational Approaches to Name Disambiguation for Chinese Historical Figures”

Adam Liu, Stanford University, “A Spatial Approach to the Political Economy of Banking in China”

DAY TWO | Saturday, April 28, 2018

9:00-10:30

Tina Lu, Yale University, “Digital Infrastructure as Digitally Informed Research: The Ten Thousand Rooms Project”

Charles Chang, Purdue University, “Christian Symbols in Chinese Holidays: A Computational Analysis of Religious Practice in Rural China”

Kevin McDowell, University of Oregon, “Contested Creations: Crowdsourcing the Cataloging of Japanese Votive Slips”

Ryo Morimoto, Harvard University, “The Challenges and Possibilities of a Participatory Digital Humanities Platform: A Case Study of the Japan Disasters Digital Archive”

10:30-10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45-12:15

Michael Stanley-Baker, Nanyang Technological University, “The Opposite of Topic-Modelling? Using Docusky to Situate the Distribution of Medical Knowledge in Buddhist and Daoist Canons”

Hilde De Weerdt, Leiden University, “The History of Chinese City Walls (1000-1900): Digital Approaches to the History of Construction in Imperial China”

Ian Morley, Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Re-Evaluating Urban Space and Globalization in Manila: The Plaza de Mexico Digital History Project”

Sangyop Lee, Stanford University, “Masters (shi) versus Ascetics (kujie): The Spectrum of Religiosity in Early Chinese Buddhist Monasticism”

LUNCH PROVIDED FOR SPEAKERS & CHAIRS ONLY

1:15-2:45

Paul Vierthaler, Leiden University, “Sequence Alignment and Intertextuality Detection in Large Chinese Corpora”

Donald Sturgeon, Harvard University, “Citation Practice in Pre-modern Chinese Literature”

Jeffrey Tharsen, University of Chicago, “New Methods for Large-Scale Comparative Analyses and Visualizations of Semantic, Syntactic, and Phonetic Parallels in Asian Texts”

Anatoly Detwyler, Columbia University, “Text Mining Maospeak: A Scaled Analysis of Literary Politics in the Early People’s Republic of China, 1949-1976”

2:45-3:00 | Coffee Break

3:00-4:15

Hoyt Long, University of Chicago, “The Semantics of Race under Empire”

Matthew Thomas Miller, University of Maryland, “Distant Reading Persian Poetry: A Topic Modeling-Driven Approach to Studying Generic Categories in Medieval Persian Poetry”

A. Sean Pue, Michigan State University, “The Politics of Sound in Modern Hindi/Urdu Poetry”

4:15-4:30 | Coffee Break

4:30-6:00

Amanda Shuman, University of Freiburg, “Doing Digital History of the People’s Republic of China: The Maoist Legacy Project Database and Its Discontents”

Tu Hsieh-Chang, National Taiwan University, “DocuSky as a Platform for Processing Personal Data Sets”

Tom Derrick, British Library, “Towards a Digital Awakening of Bangla: The Challenges and Opportunities for Digitising Early Indian Print”

Chen Shih-Pei, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, “Chinese Local Gazetteers As a Database”

6:00-6:30 | Closing Discussion

ORGANIZER

Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University
tsmullaney@stanford.edu

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is HIGHLY appreciated. Coffee breaks will be provided for attendees, but NO meals will be provided to anyone other than conference speakers.

PARKING INFORMATION

https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking/purchase-a-parking-permit/visitors

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DHAsia Postdoc Application Now Open http://dhasia.org/2016/12/dhasia-postdoc-application-now-open/ http://dhasia.org/2016/12/dhasia-postdoc-application-now-open/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:47:39 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=93 Position, Digital Humanities Asia Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

The Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) program at Stanford University invites applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral position during the 2017-2018 academic year. This position is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar program, with further support provided by Stanford University. The successful applicant is expected to begin on or by October 1, 2017.

Stanford University is a globally recognized leader in the fields of Digital Humanities, GIS, text analysis, social network analysis, Text Technologies, and natural language processing. The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), the Literary Lab, and more attract scholars from around the world who are eager to learn from our experiences and implement our methods. Flagship projects, such as Mapping the Republic of Letters, the Çatalhöyük Living Archive, Kindred Britain, the ORBIS Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World have all begun to reshape not just the methods that we as Humanists bring to bear on our questions, but the very questions we ask.

At home within this rich DH ecology at Stanford, Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) seeks to advance a new era in Non-Western Digital Humanities, with a focus on East, South, Southeast, and Inner-Central Asia. We seek energetic and creative applicants who demonstrate innovative thinking and a proactive approach to the questions that digital humanities methods, approaches, tools, and theories raise in their academic disciplines.

STIPEND & BENEFITS
• Stipend & Benefits: The 12-month stipend for this position is $51,600, including full benefits
• Office Space/Workstations: The DHAsia Postdoctoral Associate will enjoy two (2) dedicated workstations, one in the History department and one in the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)
• Undergraduate RA Support: the Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in the hiring of a Stanford undergraduate Research Assistant, who will work under their research direction for up to 5 hours per week during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms; and then on a full-time basis during the Summer term
• Career Development Assistance: The Postdoctoral fellow will have access to Stanford’s extensive repertoire of career development workshops, to help assist in the candidate’s broader job search process, as relevant

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated with the Department of History, mentored by Professor Thomas S. Mullaney. Applicants need not hold a PhD in History, however. The Fellow should expect to focus on her/his own research, but also to be well-integrated into the Stanford community and engaging with interested faculty, students, archivists, librarians, and digital technologists. Responsibilities include:
• Pursuit of independent research project within Asian Digital Humanities
• Participation in the intellectual life of DHAsia@Stanford, the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, and the 2017-18 Mellon-funded Seminar Series on Asian Digital Humanities [Note: This seminar will bring to Stanford campus many of the world’s leading scholars of DH working on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.]
• Co-development of DHAsia White Paper, assessing needs, current capacity, and future uses of Asian Digital Humanities
• Interaction with visiting technologists from Silicon Valley and beyond, to help provide input on the development of next-generation DH tools tailored for the particular requirements of Asian Studies research ELIGIBILITY
• Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June 30, 2017, and may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of their PhD at the start of the fellowship. Stanford University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship
• Applicants must have experience in conducting original academic research in Digital Humanities
• Applicants must have relevant/advanced language experience in a Non-Western/Asian language
• Fellow is expected to be in residence at Stanford University during the term of their appointment

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will be asked to submit the following material electronically (faxed or emailed application materials cannot be considered):
• Cover Letter (2 pages max) describing your research interests to an interdisciplinary search committee • Dissertation Abstract (3 pages max)
• Research Plan for Fellowship Period (5 pages max)
• CV (5 pages max)
• Sample of Written Work (article length/40 pages max)
• Two Confidential Letters of Recommendation (from faculty members or other appropriate sources)

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8685 by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed. Questions about the application process should be directed to DHAsia Director, Thomas S. Mullaney (tsmullaney@stanford.edu) with the email subject line ‘DHAsia PostDoc Inquiry’.

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DHAsia @ Stanford | 2017 Schedule http://dhasia.org/2016/10/dhasia-stanford-2017-schedule/ http://dhasia.org/2016/10/dhasia-stanford-2017-schedule/#respond Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:49:46 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=88 DHAsia @ Stanford 2017

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DHAsia 2017 Residents Announced http://dhasia.org/2016/07/dhasia-2017-residents-announced/ http://dhasia.org/2016/07/dhasia-2017-residents-announced/#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:00:57 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=50 It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 DHAsia residents.

Song Chen
Anna Greenspan
Priya Kumar
Manu Sobti
Michael Stanley-Baker
Donald Sturgeon
Jeffrey Tharsen

All talks, clinics, and meetings to be held on the campus of Stanford University. Dates and further details coming soon!

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DHAsia 2017 Call for Proposals http://dhasia.org/2016/03/dhasia-2017-call-for-proposals/ http://dhasia.org/2016/03/dhasia-2017-call-for-proposals/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:52:11 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=44 DHAsia, a pioneering Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2017 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.

Directed by Tom Mullaney (Associate Professor of Chinese History and History of Technology), DHAsia is supported by the Stanford University Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), the Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) and East Asia Library, the Stanford Confucius Institute, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, among other programs and departments.

Keynote residents during our inaugural 2016 program have included:

  • Hilde De Weerdt | Professor of Chinese History, Leiden University
  • Javier Cha | Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sino-Korean Cultural Interactions, Hong Kong University
  • Kris Manjapra | Associate Professor of South Asian History, Program Director of the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies Digital Humanities Lab, Tufts University
  • Richard Jean So | Assistant Professor of English, the University of Chicago
  • Hoyt Long | Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, the University of Chicago
  • Paul Vierthaler | Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College

ELIGIBILITY

Scholars working on Asia, in all disciplines and time periods, are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to identify early-career candidates, ranging from the advanced PhD level (post-comprehensive/oral examination) through Assistant Professor rank or equivalent. All ranks are eligible and encouraged to apply, however.

SUPPORT AND TIMEFRAME

Up to five (5) applicants will be invited to Stanford campus during either Winter or Spring 2017 for an intensive 3-day residency featuring: (a) a 45-minute research talk; (b) a hands-on Digital Humanities clinic for faculty and graduate students (focused on the particular tool/technique/method/platform employed in the scholar’s research); and (c) a schedule of one-on-one meetings with interested faculty and graduate student researchers.

DHAsia will provide each invited resident an honorarium of $800, as well as all travel, lodging, and meals.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2016. Materials should be submitted via email to 2017@dhasia.org and must include:

  1. Cover letter summarizing field of study, research, and Digital Humanities experience
  2. CV
  3. Two references including contact information (please do NOT request or provide letters of recommendation – but references may be contacted as part of application review process)
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Digital Humanities Asia @ Stanford | Complete 2016 Schedule http://dhasia.org/2015/10/digital-humanities-asia-stanford-complete-2016-schedule/ http://dhasia.org/2015/10/digital-humanities-asia-stanford-complete-2016-schedule/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:40:37 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=37 DHAsia2016_Poster_FINAL

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DHAsia 2016 Residents | Mark Your Calendar http://dhasia.org/2015/09/dhasia-2016-residents-mark-your-calendar/ http://dhasia.org/2015/09/dhasia-2016-residents-mark-your-calendar/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:00:08 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=33 It is our pleasure to announce the 2016 DHAsia residents. Please mark your calendars and stand by for further details:

Paul Vierthaler | Week of February 8, 2016
Richard Jean So & Hoyt Long | Week of February 29, 2016
Hilde De Weerdt | Week of April 11, 2016
Javier Cha | Week of April 25, 2016
Kris Manjapra | Week of May 23, 2016

All talks, clinics, and meetings to be held on the campus of Stanford University.

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Paul Vierthaler joins inaugural DHAsia cohort http://dhasia.org/2015/09/paul-vierthaler-joins-inaugural-dhasia-cohort/ http://dhasia.org/2015/09/paul-vierthaler-joins-inaugural-dhasia-cohort/#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2015 15:44:24 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=29 After an intellectually stimulating and challenging process of reviewing a host of tremendously compelling applications, we are delighted to report that Paul Vierthaler has accepted our invitation to take part in DHAsia 2016 as a member of the inaugural cohort of short-term residents. Paul received his PhD in 2014 at Yale University, under the direction of Tina Lu. His dissertation, completed in East Asian Languages and Literatures, is entitled “Quasi-History and Public Knowledge: A Social History of Unofficial Historical Narratives in Late-Ming and Early-Qing China.” During the 2015-2016 year, Paul is serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston College. We are thrilled he is able to take part, and are busily preparing for his residency.

The full schedule for DHAsia 2016 will be announced soon.

Image: Data Visualization by Paul Vierthaler. “Textual Similarity Among Fourteen Chinese Texts.” Modified from Figure 4.3 in Paul Vierthaler, “Quasi-History and Public Knowledge: A Social History of Unofficial Historical Narratives in Late-Ming and Early-Qing China.” Unpublished PhD diss., Yale University, 2014, p. 216. Reproduced with permission.

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DHAsia | Call for Proposals http://dhasia.org/2015/06/dhasia-call-for-proposals/ http://dhasia.org/2015/06/dhasia-call-for-proposals/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:19:15 +0000 http://dhasia.org/?p=24 DHAsia, a new Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2016 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central Asia.

Directed by Tom Mullaney (Associate Professor of Chinese History), DHAsia is supported by the Stanford University Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), as well as other programs on campus.

Keynote residents during the 2015-16 program include:

– Hilde De Weert, Professor of Chinese History, Leiden University
– Javier Cha, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sino-Korean Cultural Interactions, Hong Kong University
– Kris Manjapra, Associate Professor of South Asian History, Program Director of the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies Digital Humanities Lab, Tufts University
– Richard Jean So, Assistant Professor of English, the University of Chicago
– Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, the the University of Chicago

ELIGIBILITY

Scholars working on Asia, in all disciplines and time periods, are welcome to apply. We are particularly eager to invite one (1) early-career candidate, ranging from the advanced PhD level (post-comprehensive/oral examination) through Assistant Professor rank or equivalent.

SUPPORT AND TIMEFRAME

One (1) applicant will be invited to Stanford campus during either Winter or Spring 2016 for an intensive 3-day residency featuring: (a) a 45-minute research talk; (b) a hands-on Digital Humanities clinic for faculty and graduate students (focused on the particular tool/technique/method/platform employed in the scholar’s research); and (c) a schedule of one-on-one meetings with interested faculty and graduate student researchers.

DHAsia will provide the invited resident an honorarium of $800, as well as all travel, lodging, and meals.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2015. Materials should be submitted via email to dhasia2016@stanford.edu and must include:

I. Cover letter summarizing field of study, research, and Digital Humanities experience

II. CV

III. Two references including contact information (please do NOT request or provide letters of recommendation – but references may be contacted as part of application review process)

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