[Humanist] 24.893 events: books & mss; experimental critical theory

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Apr 19 07:28:52 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 893.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Michael Ullyot <ullyot at ucalgary.ca>                       (41)
        Subject: Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2012

  [2]   From:    UC Humanities Research Institute <maritess at hri.uci.edu>   (30)
        Subject: Science and Technology Studies seminar

        Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:29:20 -0600
        From: Michael Ullyot <ullyot at ucalgary.ca>
        Subject: Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2012

NB: Topic #3, below, will be of interest to digital humanists.]

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) 
will sponsor four panels at the Renaissance Society of America's annual 
meeting in Washington, D.C., 22-24 March 2012.

Organized by Steven W. May, Anne Lake Prescott and Michael Ullyot, SHARP 
@ RSA links the RSA with scholars studying the creation, dissemination, 
and reception of script and print.

We invite submissions that consider English and Continental books and 
manuscripts from 1350 to 1700, within one or more of these four topics:

1. WHEN READERS WRITE: What led manuscript anthologists to copy the 
texts they did? An enormous volume of transcribed works in prose and 
verse circulated widely in early modern England and the Continent. What 
can we learn about contemporary interests and taste from the choices 
reflected in a given document or documents?

2. DRESSING GENDER IN PRINT: How did printers or editors exploit the 
gender of an author on their title pages or paratexts? Did they often 
(or ever) in fact treat male and female writers differently?

3. MANICULES AND THE 'DIGITAL' HUMANITIES: What are digital humanists 
doing now with early modern books and manuscripts? Ann M Blair recently 
argued that medieval and early modern systems of "managing textual 
information in an era of exploding publications" are precedents for 
modern information management systems. Do early reference books, 
annotations and compilations inform, anticipate, or otherwise influence 
our computer-assisted thinking?

4. THE INTERSECTION OF MANUSCRIPT AND PRINT: It has become increasingly 
clear that scribal and print culture were complexly intertwined during 
the Renaissance. What do we learn about the transmission of texts and 
contemporary regard for both media from works that appeared in both and 
authors who published in script and print?

Please send paper titles and abstracts (150 words) and one-paragraph CVs 
to *each* of the three organizers: < ullyot at ucalgary.ca > and 
<aprescot at barnard.edu > and < steven_may at georgetowncollege.edu > by 
*Friday, 6 May 2011* (this is earlier than RSA's own deadline).

For more information on SHARP, see < http://www.sharpweb.org/ >.

For more information on the Renaissance Society of America, see < 
http://rsa.org/ >. All participants must be members of the RSA by August 
2012 or they cannot be included in the programme.

Michael Ullyot, Assistant Professor 
Department of English, University of Calgary
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~ullyot/  |  @ullyot  |  403.220.4656

        Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:08:15 +0100
        From: UC Humanities Research Institute <maritess at hri.uci.edu>
        Subject: Science and Technology Studies seminar

The University of California Humanities Research Institute presents
in conjunction with the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


Asian/TechnoScience/Area Studies
August 1-10, 2011 at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

SECT VII: ReWired is concerned with the large questions of infrastructure and information, social technology and technoscience, institutions of knowledge making and learning. It will be of particular interest to those concerned with Science and Technology Studies, Asian Studies, Global Studies, Critical Theory, Digital Media, and their interface. And it will appeal to those drawn to theoretical modesty, tinkering and improvisation, appropriation and recombinatorial experimentation, to relationalities and rearticulations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 22, 2011 by 5:00 PM
Dates: August 1-10, 2011
Location: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Instructional faculty:

Itty Abraham, Director of the South Asia Institute and Associate Professor of government and Asian studies, University of Texas
Ivan da Costa Marques, Professor of the Mathematics Institute, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Wendy Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Joe Dumit, Director of the program in Science and Technology Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Davis
Roger Hart, Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies, University of Texas
Cori Hayden, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, UC Berkeley
Tim Lenoir, Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies and Society, Duke University
Kavita Philip, Director of the Critical Theory Institute and Associate Professor of Women's Studies, UC Irvine
Achal Prabhala, writer, researcher, and Advisory Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation
Sha Xin Wei, Canada Research Chair in New Media Arts and Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal
Nishant Shah, Director of Research, Center for Internet and Society
Lucy Suchman, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Science Studies, Lancaster University
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
Kath Weston, Professor & Director of Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia

Application Fee: $20
Registration Fee: $1250
Registration fee includes shared housing, instruction, and some meals.

Applicants are urged to seek funding from their home institutions. A limited number of scholarships may be available to full time registered students.

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