Meetings

 

 

Upcoming

WG Agenda Assessment and Strategy Meeting

 

Oxford, UK  (2- 3 November 2017).

Work on the strategy for pursuing Action activities beyond the end of the Action.

 

Agenda will be available soon

 

 

Malta Planning Meeting

 

 

Budapest, HU  (22- 23 June 2017).

Circulate and discuss a draft version of the Action publication “Reassembling the Republic of Letters: Systems, Standards, Scholarship” (and its parts).

 

Agenda will be available soon

Past

Working Groups 1 & 2

Chester, UK (16- 17 February 2017).

Work on prosopographical and geospatial data in their respective relation, and in their historical dimension. Coordination of standardization efforts and grant application activities.

This meeting was coordinated by Patricia Murrieta-Flores.

 

Download the minutes of the meeting

 

Working Group 5

DATA EXCHANGE & STRATEGIC PLANNING

 

Wolfenbüttel, DE (9- 10 February 2016).

Work on structure and content of a publication on Digital Humanities as related to the Republic of Letters. Coordination of standardization efforts and grant application activities.

This meeting was coordinated by Thomas Stäcker.

 

Download the minutes of the meeting

Historiographical Meeting

Lisbon, PT (17- 18 November 2016).

Work on structure and content of a publication on the Republic of Letters as seen from the perspective of Digital Humanities. Coordination of grant application activities.

This meeting was coordinated by Vanda Anastácio.

 

Minutes of the meeting will be available shortly

Working Group 4

DOCUMENTS & COLLECTIONS

The Hague, NL (12- 14 September 2016).

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The aim of the meeting is to reach agreement on norms for the collection level description, dating systems and genres of letters.

This meeting was coordinated by Elizabethanne Boran.

 

Download the minutes/agenda

Working Group 1

SPACE & TIME

Lancaster, UK (18 -22 April 2016).

The meeting was coordinated by Ian Gregory.

 

Minutes of the meeting will be available shortly

Working Groups 3 & 6

VISUALISATION MEETING

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Como, IT (4-8 April 2016).

The goal of this meeting was to bring together humanists and designers and to see them working on a common task: a case study-based exploration into visualising structured or unstructured data drawn from the Republic of Letters.

The meeting  was coordinated by Paolo Ciuccarelli (WG6 leader) and Charles van den Heuvel (WG3 leader).

 

Download the minutes of the meeting

 

Working Group 4

DOCUMENTS &
COLLECTIONS

Dublin, IE (4 March 2016).

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This meeting discussed crowdsourcing manuscript letter descriptions both at the collection level and item level. The meeting was coordinated by Elizabethanne Boran.

 

Download the WG4 meeting minutes

Working Group 5

DATA EXCHANGE &
STRATEGIC PLANNING

Zagreb, HR (16-17 February 2016).wg5s

This meeting is scheduled to take place in Zagreb on 11-12 February 2016. The meeting was coordinated by Neven Jovanovic.

 

Download the WG5 meeting minutes

Working Group 2

PEOPLE  & NETWORKS

Oxford, UK (22 January 2016).

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This meeting took place in Oxford on 22 January 2016. The focus of this meeting was on modelling biographical data and using it for prosopographical research. The meeting was coordinated by Eero Hyvönen.

 

Download the WG2 meeting notes

Working Group 1

SPACE & TIME

Lancaster, UK (4 December 2015).

The meeting addressed gazetteers, data models for time (including uncertainty) and requirements for geo-parsing early modern letters. The meeting was coordinated by Ian Gregory.

 

Download the WG1 meeting minutes

Historiographical Meeting

Vienna, AT (5-6 November 2015)

A conference planning meeting to survey ongoing activity related to the historiographical agenda of the Action and contribute to the planning of the Warsaw conference (see below). The meeting was coordinated by Thomas Wallnig.

 

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Working Group 5

DATA EXCHANGE & STRATEGIC PLANNING

Oxford, UK (2 September 2015)

This meeting focused on preparatory discussions in advance of a possible Horizon 2020 ‘Starting Communities’ infrastructure application. The three main points of discussion were: I. Identifying Problems: what difficulties is our new infrastructure designed to overcome? II. Technical means: what kind of infrastructure can achieve these aims? III. What sources of funding are available in general, and how do we pursue them?

 

Download the WG5 meeting minutes

Working Group meetings

Oxford, UK (22-25 March 2015)

The purpose of the Working Group meetings was for WG members to choose the individual agenda items to which they would like actively to contribute. WGs also began determining which concrete steps will be taken to advance these agenda items, and who will be responsible for what, in the interval between face-to-face meetings. It is only by dividing up the tasks in this way, and assigning to each person the tasks which relate most directly to their own aspirations and expertise, that the agenda as a whole can be pursued without overburdening a small number of individuals.

 

The sessions were attended by Working Group Members only. A small number of Action affiliates were allowed to audit these meetings.

 

Three pairs of Working Group meetings ran in parallel, for approximately 2 hours each. Time was allowed for Working Group leaders to have final discussions and formalise plans after the meetings.

 

Download the detailed WG Schedule

Steering Group and Management Committee

Prague, CZ (6-7 October, 2014)

In response to an invitation from the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, members of the COST Action met in Prague in October, 2014. Inspired by the atmosphere of the neo-renaissance Villa Lanna, the Steering Group met one day ahead of the main session,  discussing for the first time in a face-to-face setting the structure and agendas of the future Working Groups, thus setting the stage for the Management Committee meeting on the following day (read more).

Management Committee

Brussels, BE (24 April, 2014)

The first official gathering of the COST Action’s Management Committee took place in Brussels  by invitation of the COST office. The primary aim was to make all participants familiar with the rules and procedures of the COST framework, and to define the first steps towards successful collaboration in the Action (read more).