[Humanist] 24.913 events: philosophy; demography

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 28 07:22:42 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 913.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (82)
        Subject: IACAP'11 - early-bird registration now available

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (56)
        Subject: ICPSR's Summer 2011 Workshop Longitudinal Analysis of
                Historical Demographic Data

        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:49:45 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: IACAP'11 - early-bird registration now available

Dear Humanists,
with apologies for cross-postings and duplications -
still, will appreciate your passing on to potentially interested colleagues.
- charles
Early-bird registration (available until 15. May) is now open for the 25th
anniversary conference of the International Association for Computing and
Philosophy (IACAP) - July 4-6, 2011, on the campus of Aarhus University,
Aarhus, Denmark. 
IACAP¹11 is the first international conference of IACAP ­ one celebrating 25
years of Computing and Philosophy (CAP) conferences around the globe that
explore the extensive range of fruitful intersections between philosophy and
computing.  IACAP¹11 continues this exploration with a program of ten tracks
(see  http://www.ia-cap.org/IACAP_2011_CFP.pdf  for full track descriptions)
as well as five plenary addresses: 
Presidential address: Tony Beavers, "Is Ethics Computable, or What Other
than Can Does Ought Imply?"

Preston Covey Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Research in
Computing and Philosophy: Terrell (Terry) Ward Bynum, Professor of
Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University; Director of the
Research Center on Computing & Society.  Lecture title: "Information and
Deep Metaphysics"

Herbert Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy:
John P. Sullins, Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, California. 
Lecture title: "The Next Steps in RoboEthics"

Brian Michael Goldberg Memorial Award (for Outstanding Graduate Research in
Computing and Philosophy, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University): Cameron
Buckner (Indiana University), "Computational Methods for the 21st-Century
Philosopher: Recent Advances and Challenges in Cognitive Science &

Surveillance and Security: "(In)secure identities: ICTs, trust and
Œbio-political tattoos", Katja Franko Aas, Institute of Criminology and
Sociology of Law, University of Oslo.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for IACAP participants
in three Aarhus locales, including the University Guesthouse.  July is a
busy conference and tourist month, however, and so participants are urged to
book their rooms as early as possible. Please see
 http://www.iacap.org/conferences/iacap11/  for more details, including
travel and registration information.

Our host department ­ the Department of Information- and Media Studies,
Aarhus University ­ will sponsor our opening reception on Monday evening,
July 4, 2011, as well as provide logistical support throughout the

Our conference dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, July 5, 2011, in
Nordens Folkekøkken, one of the best restaurants in Aarhus, especially for
introducing newcomers to the delights of "new Scandinavian" cuisine.
(Attending the conference dinner requires an additional fee, as noted on the
registration website.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITY is ranked among the top 100 best universities in the
world, and is noted for its fostering a wide range of interdisciplinary
centres, institutes, and collaborative projects.  It is thus an especially
fitting venue for the first international IACAP conference as we celebrate
our silver anniversary of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.
Finally, Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, enjoys the reputation
of being the happiest city in the happiest country in the world.  And for
good reasons.  Among them: there are many excellent opportunities for lovers
of art (Aros Art Museum, "Sculptures by the Sea," etc.), Viking and Danish
history (including  Den Gamle By (the old village) and Moesgaard Museum),
open-air markets (Ingerslev), fine food and drink, and nature (including
extensive woods, parks, and swimming in Aarhus harbor and neighboring
beaches).  Additional tourist information can be found at

We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus in July!
- charles ess
Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
Helsingforsgade 14
8200 Århus N.
mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
tel: (+45) 8942 9250

Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA

Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

        Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:34:12 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: ICPSR's Summer 2011 Workshop Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data

*********DEADLINE MAY 2, 2011******************

ICPSR's Summer 2011 Workshop
Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data

July 18-August 12, 2011
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Historical demography is an interdisciplinary field with a long history of
important contributions to population studies and to the understanding of
the past.  This research has revealed a great deal about fundamental
demographic processes such as household and family dynamics, the transition
to smaller family units, pre- and post-industrial population dynamics, the
demographic transition, migration patterns, and demographic responses to
economic stress.  This 4-week course will emphasize the use of event history
analysis and data management of historical databases drawn from European,
North American, and Asian populations.  Longitudinal data will be employed
to construct time-varying covariates and contextual variables for
individuals, families, and households. Methodological issues such as
censoring and incomplete information will also be addressed.  Read more
information about the course at

Application deadline: May 2, 2011

Applications are competitive. Participants will be selected on the basis of
their interest in the topical areas, prior methodological training, and
potential for research contributions that promote longitudinal analysis.
Participants should be familiar with quantitative methods, including
regression analysis. Applications must include a vita, and cover letter
summarizing research interest, course objectives, and experience. Students
also need to include a letter of reference from their advisor and a
transcript of grades. Those who need preparation in statistics are advised
to attend quantitative courses during the June-July session of the ICPSR
Summer Program. A limited number of travel grants (between $500 and $2,000
US) will be awarded. For those admitted to the workshop, no fee will be
charged to attend the Longitudinal Analysis course.  On-line applications at

Support provided by the National Institutes of Health and the ICPSR Summer

George Alter, University of Michigan
Glenn Deane, State University of New York at Albany
Myron P. Gutmann, University of Michigan and National Science Foundation
J. David Hacker, Binghamton University, SUNY
Satomi Kurosu, Reitaku University
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, University of Michigan
Katherine A. Lynch, Carnegie Mellon University
Ken R. Smith, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah

For a copy of our flyer:

Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1248
Phone:  734-615-7848
Fax:  734-647-8700
email:  hautanie at umich.edu<mailto:hautanie at umich.edu>

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