[Humanist] 23.544 events: musical, lexicographical, linguistic, archaeological & connected

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 544.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    lachance at chass.utoronto.ca                                (55)
        Subject: TCC 2010: Apr 20-22, Call for Papers & Presentation

  [2]   From:    Michael Hancher <mh at umn.edu>                              (26)
        Subject: call for proposals: The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

  [3]   From:    "Pasin, Michele" <michele.pasin at kcl.ac.uk>                (39)
        Subject: livecoding at the anatomy museum

  [4]   From:    "[IMCSIT] News Service" <chair.cla2010 at imcsit.org>        (37)
        Subject: Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10)
                Preliminary Announcement

  [5]   From:    Gisela Eberhardt <gisela.eberhardt at oleco.net>             (66)
        Subject: cfp: Workshop on Methods for the History of Archaeology

        Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:58:23 -0500 (EST)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: TCC 2010: Apr 20-22, Call for Papers & Presentation

TCC 2010  (Apr 20-22): Call for Papers & Presentations

15th Annual
April 20-22, 2010
Pre-conference dates: April 7-8, 2010

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
~ Communication, Community, Ubiquitous Learning, Mobility and Best Choices ~

Submission deadline: January 15, 2010
Homepage: http://tcc.kcc.hawaii.edu


TCC 2010 invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, student
affairs professionals, students, administrators, and educational
consultants to submit proposals for papers and general sessions.

Since the first TCC Online Conference, the Internet has evolved into a
global workspace for communication, collaboration, and community. People,
technologies, services, and perspectives have converged on a single
platform. The Internet has changed the teaching profession. How do faculty
communicate, collaborate, innovate to produce useful student learning
outcomes that differs from the past? College students place high priority
on using mobile smart phones and engaging online social communities daily.
What can we learn from our students? How do we build on our students'
expertise in digital media, personal publishing, and social networking?
Web 2.0 will continue to evolve. What effective practices have emerged in
online learning? How do we assess student learning? How will smart mobile
devices be adapted for learning? What is the institutional affect of
virtual worlds such as Second Life? TOPICS
TCC invites papers and general sessions on the continuing progress of
distance learning, virtual communities, collaborative learning, social
networking, and best choices for instructional technologies such as:

- Retrospectives and personal experiences with the evolution of learning
technologies - Perspectives and applications of Web 2.0 tools for teaching
and learning - Technology applications that facilitate communication,
collaboration, sharing, and social networking - Building and sustaining
learning communities
- Instructional applications in virtual worlds (Second Life, etc.) -
Distance learning including mobile learning
- Ubiquitous and lifelong learning
- Open content and open source
- E-portfolios and other assessment tools
- Student orientation and preparation
- Student success and assessment strategies in online learning
- Student services online (tutoring, advising, mentoring, career planning,
technology support, help desk, etc.) - Online learning resources (library,
learning centers, etc.)
- Online, hybrid, blended or other modes of technology enhanced learning -
Professional development for faculty and staff
- Accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities
- Gender equity, digital divide, intercultural understanding, and open
access - Managing information technology and change in educational
institutions - Institutional planning and pedagogy catalyzed by technology
advances - Global learning, ubiquitous learning, and intercultural
communication - The status of educational technology around the world
- Other topics related to online learning and the application of
educational technologies

        Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:48:16 -0600
        From: Michael Hancher <mh at umn.edu>
        Subject: call for proposals: The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

Call for proposals for possible Special Session at the Modern Language 
Association convention, Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011.  Benedict 
Anderson's "philological-lexicographic revolution" and after. Cultural 
standardization and fixity in the regime of print-capitalism; 
implications of fluid lexicographical practice and access online.

In _Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of 
Nationalism_ (1983) Benedict Anderson closely identified the 
standardizing effects of lexicography with what he called 
"print-capitalism," itself linked to "the origins of national 
consciousness." Anderson's schematic references to "the lexicographical 
revolution in Europe" invite exemplification and critique. Also, in 
recent decades the lexicographical revolution has moved from print to 
cyberspace and the cloud. What do projects like dictionary.com, 
Wiktionary, le-dictionnaire.com, and DWDS, as well as Google's "define:" 
function, imply about communities constructed by "the dictionary" online 
today? Abstracts of proposed 15- or 20-minute presentations on either 
topic or both are welcome by March 15; please send them to mh at umn.edu. 
In March I'll organize a panel for the MLA program committee to 
consider. The committee reports its decisions in May.

Given sufficient interest I may edit a group of such papers for 
publication; therefore I invite proposals also from people who will not 
attend the MLA convention.

Michael Hancher
Professor of English, University of Minnesota
President, Dictionary Society of North America ( 
http://www.dictionarysociety.com )

        Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:50:20 +0000
        From: "Pasin, Michele" <michele.pasin at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: livecoding at the anatomy museum


Date: Thursday January 14th 2010, 7pm to 9pm circa.
Venue: The Anatomy Museum, King's College London
Website: http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~mpasin/events/livecoding/

Performers include:
Thor Magnusson, University of Sussex, UK
Michele Pasin, Kings College, UK
Andrew Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Yee King, University of Sussex, UK
Alex McLean, Goldsmith University, UK

Why this event?

The purpose of this event is to let people know about a new and
exciting development in computer music research, livecoding. Several
London-based researchers in this area will perform a short piece using
livecoding techniques, thus helping the audience get a hang on this
new and cross-disciplinary approach to music creation.

What is Livecoding?
Algorithmic composition is the technique of using algorithms to create
Algorithms (or, at the very least, formal sets of rules) have been
used to compose music for centuries; the procedures used to plot voice-
leading in Western counterpoint, for example, can often be reduced to
algorithmic determinacy. The term is usually reserved, however, for
the use of formal procedures to make music without human intervention,
either through the introduction of chance procedures or the use of

Live coding (sometimes known as 'interactive programming', 'on-the-fly
programming', 'just in time programming') is the name given to the
process of writing software in realtime as part of a performance.
Historically, similar techniques were used to produce early computer
art, but recently it has been explored as a more rigorous alternative
to laptop DJs who, live coders often feel, lack the charisma and
pizzazz of musicians performing live.

Dr. Michele Pasin, Research Associate
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College, London

        Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 16:05:46 +0000
        From: "[IMCSIT] News Service" <chair.cla2010 at imcsit.org>
        Subject: Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10) Preliminary Announcement

Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10)
Wisła, Poland, October 18-20, 2010
If you have your account at Facebook you can also join a group: HERE<http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=212819479326>.
Workshop Goals

The Computational Linguistics - Applications Workshop was created in 2008 in response to the fast-paced progress in the area.

Traditionally, computational linguistics was limited to the scientists specialized in the processing of a natural language by computers. Scientific approaches and practical techniques come from linguistics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics. Nowadays, there is a number of practical applications available. These applications are sometimes developed by smart yet NLP-untrained developers who solve the problems using sophisticated heuristics.

Computational Linguistics needs to be applied to make the full use of the Internet. There is a definite need for software that can handle unstructured text to allow search for information on the web. According to the European Commission, Human Language Technologies are one of the key research areas for the upcoming years. The priority aim of the research in this area is to enable users to communicate with the computer in their native language.

CLA'10 Workshop is a place where the parties meet to exchange views and ideas with a benefit to all involved. The Workshop will focus on practical outcome of modeling human language use and the applications needed to improve human-machine interaction.

Paper Topics

This call is for papers that present research and developments on all aspects of Natural Language Processing used in real-life applications, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

 *   information retrieval
 *   extraction of linguistic knowledge from text corpora
 *   semantic ontologies in computer linguistics
 *   lexical resources
 *   machine translation and translation aids
 *   ambiguity resolution
 *   text classification
 *   corpus-based language modeling
 *   POS-tagging
 *   parsing issues
 *   proofing tools
 *   dialogue systems
 *   machine learning methods applied to language processing
 *   ontology and taxonomy evaluation
 *   opinion mining
 *   question answering
 *   sentiment analysis
 *   speech and audio processing
 *   text summarization
 *   use of NLP techniques in practical applications


CLA - where science meets reality !

        Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:48:34 +0000
        From: Gisela Eberhardt <gisela.eberhardt at oleco.net>
        Subject: cfp: Workshop on Methods for the History of Archaeology

Workshop: New historiographical approaches to archaeological research

Organisers: Gisela Eberhardt (Excellence Cluster Topoi, CSG V, Berlin); Fabian Link (Uni-versity of Basel, Department of History)
Place and date: 10.09.2010-11.09.2010, Free University Berlin, Topoi Building Dahlem
Deadline: 02.03.2010

Recent developments in the historiography of the sciences have led to the
call for a revised history of archaeology and a move away from hagiography
and presentations of scientific processes as an inevitable progression.
Historians of archaeology are beginning to utilize ap-proved and new
historiographical concepts and tools to trace how archaeological knowledge
has been produced and to reflect on the historical conditions and contexts
under which this knowledge has been generated (e. g. research network
“Archives of European Archaeology (AREA)”). For instance, recent studies
have questioned the continuity of scientific concepts in archaeology
(Andresen, Podgorny), discussed the influence on archaeological research of
biographical aspects and social dynamics (Kaeser, Gillberg & Jensen), and
explored strategies of visualization in archaeology (Klamm). However, a
powerful arsenal of concepts and me-thods for the study of knowledge
generation in archaeology is still lacking. 

This workshop aims at broadening the spectrum of available historiographical
frameworks, concepts, and methods for novel histories of archaeological
research. We ask for contributions that examine episodes from the history of
archaeology in light of recent historiographical ap-proaches to other
scientific fields. The aim is to adapt and modify these approaches to fit
our specific needs. 

Possible topics include: 

A) the impact on archaeological research processes of social dynamics.

Contributions may examine

- scientists’ biographies (along the line of the recent revival of
biographical research, see e. g. Söderqvist)

- scientific groups (communities, networks, institutions etc) or the
relations between science and culture (e. g. museumvisitors or readership,
see Secord, Nyhart and Yanni, among others) Authors providing fruitful
inspiration here might also be Pierre Bourdieu
(“field-and-habitus-theory”) or Ludwik Fleck. Microhistory and
prosopography might turn out to be methodolog-ically useful as well. 

B) the nature and role of archaeological practice(s), i. e. the “science
in action” (Latour). 

Contributions may examine 

- practices of surveys and excavations and the formation of rules and
standards for archaeo-logical work

- practices of inspecting, assessing and interpreting (features, artefacts

- the history of tools (in the widest sense), e.g. with regard to changes
that occurred in IT

- the coming into being and passing away of scientific objects. Ian Hacking,
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Lorraine Daston, and Peter Galison, among others,
pro-vide frameworks for the study of the development of scientific
practices, instruments, and objects. 

C) the ways in which results of archaeological research are presented and
the possible influ-ence of such presentations on archaeological knowledge as
well as on further archaeological research.

Contributions may examine and compare verbal and visual presentation- in communications to peer audiences

- in unpublished documents
- in communications to popular audiences

Again, borrowing from the historiography of the sciences is obvious, e.g. from David Good-ing’s analysis of the structure of reports of experiments or from Martin J. Rudwick’s studies of the development of a “visual language” for geology. An inspiring entry point to this area can be found in Begriffsgeschichte (history of terminology) (see e. g. the recent editions by Eggers & Rothe and Müller & Schmieder; see also recent works on discourse analysis in his-torical research by Sarasin and Landwehr).

Other themes and approaches are very welcome. The workshop especially addresses junior scientists and researchers.

Initially we request abstracts in the order of 500 words (to: fabian.link at unibas.ch or gisela.eberhardt at oleco.net). Once the abstract is accepted, contributors are requested to pro-duce a text of about five pages in length, which will be circulated to the other participants a month before the workshop is held.

Abstract Deadline: March 2nd, 2010
Conference languages: English, German


Fabian Link
Department of History, University of Basel
Hirschgässlein 21, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 61 295 96 66
E-mail: fabian.link @unibas.ch

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