[Humanist] 24.671 events: gravesites; cognition; diplomatics

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 671.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Oliver Streiter <ostreiter at nuk.edu.tw>                    (86)
        Subject: Call for papers: First Workshop on Documenting and
                Researching Gravesites in Taiwan

  [2]   From:    Nathaniel Bobbitt <BobbittN at cwu.EDU>                      (94)

  [3]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (33)
        Subject: CfP: Digital Diplomatics 2011

        Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:58:19 +0800
        From: Oliver Streiter <ostreiter at nuk.edu.tw>
        Subject: Call for papers: First Workshop on Documenting and Researching Gravesites in Taiwan

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Conference Title:

First Workshop on Documenting and Researching Gravesites in Taiwan:
"Gravesites in Taiwan, Keys to the Past, Endangered in the Future"

Conference Date:


Conference Site:

Taipei Medical University
(臺北醫學大學 醫學人文研究所)

Conference URL:



Conference, organized jointly by
Taipei Medical University (臺北醫學大學 醫學人文研究所) and
National University of Kaohsiung (國立高雄大學西洋語文系)

Program Committee;

Linda GAIL ARRIGO (Taipei Medical University, Taiwan),
Yoann GOUDIN (INALCO, Paris, France),
Jimmy HUANG (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan),
Ann Meifang LIN (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany),
Oliver STREITER (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Conference Description:

For thousands of years, gravesites, tombs and tombstones stand at the 
center of human communities, e.g. as a source for the formation of 
social identities, social hierarchies and myths of origin, or as a place 
to connect to the ancestors, the otherworld and the cosmos. In Taiwan, 
tombs stand also as a witness for the turbulent history and the 
reflection the history had on the social practices, changing identities 
and social, political and economic developments. Ironically, some of the 
latter developments have led to the removal of gravesites in Taiwan.

Historical gravesites are transformed, frequently without obvious 
necessity, into managed graveyards or public parks, forcing people to 
relocate the remains of their ancestors into modern bone-ash-towers. 
Urban development projects, transportation construction projects and 
water management construction projects join speculations on ground price 
and the yield of bone-ash-towers into the mantra of graveyard-clearance.

In face of the upheaval and the threat to lose a substantial part of 
Taiwan's cultural heritage, a workshop is organized with the aims to 
know about and understand better

     * the persons, organizations and institutions working in different 
frameworks on the topic of gravesites, tombs and tombstones in Taiwan,
     * the potentials of collaborations on the documentation of or 
research on Taiwan's gravesites,
     * the degree to which Taiwan's gravesites are endangered and the 
forces behind this development,
     * the relevance to maintain gravesites or at least to document them 
for social or scientific purposes,
     * research on gravesites that has been done in the past in various 
branches of social sciences,
     * potential collaboration between academia and local administration,
     * how other countries or regions which face similar developments 
try to cope with them,
     * technical equipments for and/or scientific approaches to the 
documentation of gravesites,
     * ways to exchange data on gravesites with their technical, legal 
and scientific implications.

We invite abstracts of about 500 words to be submitted before February 
15th 2011 to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=drgt2011.

Important Dates:

     * Abstract Submission: 2011-02-28
      (Poster, Short Project Presentation, Full Paper Presentation)
     * Notification of Acceptance: 2011-03-6
     * Submission of Full Paper: 2011-04-25
     * Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper: 2011-04-30
     * Conference Date: 2011-05-21

Oliver Streiter
National University of Kaohsiung
No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road
Nan-Tzu District
811 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tel: ++ 886 06 2137050
Fax: ++ 886 07 5919254

        Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:50:29 -0800
        From: Nathaniel Bobbitt <BobbittN at cwu.EDU>

Please distribute this Call For Papers to people you might be


We invite submissions to the Springer journal Cognitive Computation for
a special issue on Pointing at Boundaries: 
Integrating Computation and Cognition on Biological Grounds. The
submission deadline is March 31, 2011. 
The prospect of direct biological computing accelerated with Gibson et
al.'s (2010) synthetic incubation of a bacterial genome. Cognitive
computation practices may supply synthetic biology with a biological
symbolic system, that is, facilitate the advent of biological machines:
direct computing.  The editors of the Cognitive Computation Journal have
acknowledged the timeliness to promote interdisciplinary research within
the purview 
of living organisms and cognitive computation.  Due to the underlying
spatial and self-modulating aspects of biological substrates it makes
sense to consider the computational/cognitive capacity of living
organisms. From the manipulation of biological substrates emerges the
prospect to identify recipes for combinatorial, multidimensional, and
topological organizations with a dynamics that escape conventional
spatial or time-spatial representation.  The integration of computation
and cognition on biological grounds has the prospect of pointing at a
boundary system that is excitable, configurable, and manipulated within
the framework of living organisms and their biological substrates. The
next step in the development of direct computing hinges upon the
development of biological substrates as a computational diaphragm. 

To meet this next step in computing specialized biological research will
revisit the pioneering olfactory receptor research pioneered by Linda
Buck and Richard Axel (Nobel Prize) and the bio-luminescent in quorum
sensing by Bonnie Blassler (Princeton and Howard Hughes Institute). The
use of chemical signals or bioluminescent substrates bring further
expertise to foster synthetic biology developed at JC Venter Institute. 

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research.
Relevant areas of investigation and expertise include, but are not
limited to: 
• synthetic biology 
• membrane, natural, or evolutionary computing 
• unconventional and quantum computing 
• computational intelligence 
• bio-optics: quorum sensing, bio-markers 
• gene regulation in sensory pathways 
• protein folding/misfolding (in vivo, Alzheimer's) 
• multi-sensory processing (visuo-tactile, motor-sensory, feedback
• pharmaceutical and biomedical cellular delivery systems 
• chemical ecology, chemosensory experimentation
• membrane channels, action potentials, voltage clamps, or
• aliphatic odors, combinatorial encoding, or predictive chemosensory
• dynamic olfactory architectures (metabolism and olfaction in
• neuroanatomy or neurophysiology (glia, glomeruli, photoreceptors,
olfactory receptors, neural firing) 
• theory of mind, simulation theory experimentation, or synaptic
• theory of intelligence, consciousness 
• hierarchical temporal memory, heterogenous logic 
• combinatorial or multidimensional applications in granular/dynamic
• competitive games or visual experimentation on cognition, learning, or
• “games with purpose” or collaborative task experimentation 
• mirror neurons, body maps, or brain plasticity 
• frmi experiments (dyslexia, autism, aphasia, Alzheimer's Disease) 
• vertebrate/invertebrate sensory behavior and communication 
• evolutionary primatology color vision and olfaction (comparative
genomics or pseudogenes) 
• amphibian embryology transgenics and microsurgery 
• cladistics, phylogenetics, ontogeny, or sociobehavior across species 
• facet analysis or pixelization paradigm methods 

This call for papers will identify researchers from systematic biology,
neuroscience, symbolic systems, psychology, philosophy, linguistics,
topology, and related fields as they contribute to computer science and
the development of biological machines. Accepted research falls into one
of two categories: biological-computing or cognitive computation.
Pointing at boundaries in vivo extends in vitro research. Thus
biological substrates points 
us toward far-reaching social, medical, and communication frameworks. 

This special issue is expected to appear in MAR/JUN 2012. 

Post submissions at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/cogn/ 
Nathaniel Bobbitt Guest Editor 
bobbittn at cwu.edu 

Important Dates 
Submission of full paper (to be received by): MAR 31, 2011 
First notification of acceptance: JUL 15, 2011 
Submission of revised papers: SEP 15, 2011 
Final notification to the authors: DEC 15, 2011 
Submission of final/camera-ready papers: JAN 15, 2012

        Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:16:11 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CfP: Digital Diplomatics 2011

The study of medieval legal documents (charters, deeds, instruments ...)
makes increasingly use of digital tools. The massive growth of documents
online - as images, as calendars, as texts - and the attempts made to
analyze and discuss diplomatics in the web has motivated us to organize
a second international conference on "Digital Diplomatics". It will take
place in Naples 29.9.-1.10.2011 and we are looking for proposals. You
can find the full presentation of the conference at


We would like to encourage in particular young scholars and graduate
students to present their ideas and projects on using the new
technologies for studying old documents. Travel grants will be provided.

We are looking forward to hear from you

for the organization comitee

Georg Vogeler

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
Pembroke House
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone: +353 1 234 2440
Fax: +353 1 234 2588
Email: susan.schreibman at gmail.com


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