Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.

The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:

Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action
Daniel Schüller et al.
in combination with the presentation given by
Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg
from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada
on 23rd June

The prize is awarded on the basis of an evaluation of both the paper and the quality of the presentation, for which this candidate received 85/100. “It was awesome”, “Valuable for studying the meaning of gestures”, are comments accompanying the scores, which were given for content quality, significance for theory or practice, level of innovation and presentation style by the reviewers of the papers, and by the audience for the presentations.

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JDMDH Special Issue: Call for Contribution

JDMDH Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

Europe’s future is digital”. This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete. On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past. In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.

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