[Humanist] 24.922 events: exilic return; AI et al.

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 922.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    EMiC <emic at dal.ca>                                       (174)
        Subject: CFP: Exile's Return / Appel : L'exil et le retour

  [2]   From:    Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>                  (74)
        Subject: 3rd Call for Papers Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference


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        Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 02:16:33 -0300
        From: EMiC <emic at dal.ca>
        Subject: CFP: Exile's Return / Appel : L'exil et le retour


(La version française suit)

Call for Papers

Exile's Return

An EMiC Colloquium at the Sorbonne Nouvelle
Paris, France, June 28-30, 2012

Organized by Marta Dvorak (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Dean Irvine (Dalhousie), 
Kit Dobson (Mt. Royal University), and Matt Huculak (Dalhousie)

Hosted by the Sorbonne Nouvelle and Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC)

Keynote speaker: Mavis Gallant

When she moved to Paris in 1950, Mavis Gallant followed a route familiar 
to generations of modernist authors and artists from Canada and around 
the world. Many of these expatriates returned home and brought with them 
their impressions of the circles and salons, magazines and publishing 
houses, bookshops and galleries, stages and ateliers of Paris that 
facilitated the formation of modernism across the arts and around the 
globe. Conversely, they imported knowledge of cultural and aesthetic 
practices-whether from North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, 
the South Pacific, or the Pacific Rim-that in turn revolutionized 
modernism across Europe.

Among Canada's other modernists who gravitated to Paris in the first 
half of the twentieth century were writers such as Marius Barbeau, 
Morley Callaghan, Marcel Dugas, John Glassco, Alain Grandbois, Anne 
Hébert, Dorothy Livesay, Jean-Aubert Loranger, Gaston Miron, Thérèse
 Renaud, Mordecai Richler, and Sheila Watson and artists such as 
Paul-Émile Borduas, Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson, Fernand Leduc, Alfred 
Pellan, and Jean-Paul Riopelle. These expatriates gathered with others 
from around the world in what David Burke has designated as the West's 
intellectual capital of the early twentieth century, a global community 
that contributed to modernism's articulation across an array of 
cultural and artistic movements: art nouveau, cubism, Dada, 
existentialism, Fauvism, magic realism, negritude, 'pataphysics, 
psychoanalysis, surrealism, theatres of the absurd and cruelty, and so 
on. A century after the earliest of their transatlantic crossings, we 
return to commemorate the local, national, international, transnational, 
and global histories of modernism. In recognition of Paris's modernist 
legacies and their links to modernists from North America and elsewhere, 
this colloquium seeks to bring together scholars whose work investigates 
and participates in intercultural and transcultural exchanges, 
interlingual and multilingual translations, intermedial and 
interdisciplinary cross-fertilizations, as well as international and 
transnational collaborations. We welcome scholarship that addresses any 
of the multiple and intersecting modes of modernist cultural production 
in literature, theatre, the visual arts, and the performance arts.

Staged in one of the historic cities of modernism and in what geographer 
David Harvey calls one of the capitals of modernity, which facilitated 
the convergence of global communities, this colloquium also invites the 
participation of scholars whose work builds and circulates through 
global networks and digital technologies. We encourage presentations 
that address issues relevant to the global and digital turns of 
modernist studies in the twenty-first century, including the 
transformations of modernist media, the remediation of modernism in new 
media, the representation and interpretation of modernist aesthetics in 
innovative reading environments, and the implementation of web-based 
tools to represent the material conditions and geographic locations of 
modernism's production.

Subjects, or points of entry, may include, but are not limited to, the 
following: 

	-- modernisms in Paris, Parisian modernisms
	-- exile, expatriation, emigration, migrancy
	-- nationalism, internationalism, transnationalism
	-- globalism, globalization, planetarity
	-- transculturality and interculturality
	-- intermediality and interdisciplinarity
	-- languages, translation, multilingual cultures
	-- collaboration, communities, networks, commons
	-- digital humanities, new media, remediation, multimedia, 
social media
	-- digital editions, archives, libraries, repositories, 
collections, exhibitions

We welcome proposals for panel presentations. Panels will feature the 
standard sequence of 3 or 4 speakers delivering 15-20 minute talks 
followed by a question period and discussion. We also welcome proposals 
of roundtable sessions, which may consist of 5 or 6 speakers gathered 
around issues or topics of common concern in order to generate 
discussion among the participants and with the audience. Roundtable 
organizers should ask participants to deliver short position statements 
in response to material distributed in advance by the session organizer, 
and they should take turns responding to the moderator's and audience's 
questions and comments.

Selected papers by conference participants will be collected in a 
planned volume of conference proceedings.

A limited number of subventions for EMiC participants (co-applicants, 
collaborators, postdocs, and graduate fellows) will be available to 
defray travel and accommodation expenses. See the colloquium page on the 
project website for more details: 
http://editingmodernism.ca/events/sorbonne-nouvelle/

Please submit 500-word proposal, 100-word abstract, and 50-word 
biographical statement via email to emic at dal.ca by 1 September 2011.

For more information about the EMiC project, please visit our website at 
http://editingmodernism.ca or contact us at emic at dal.ca.

EMiC is funded by a Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant from the Social 
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Appel / communications

L'exil et le retour
Colloque international de Editing Modernism in Canada/L'édition du 
modernisme au Canada (EMiC/EmaC) / la Sorbonne Nouvelle
Paris, France, 28-30 juin, 2012

Organisé par Marta Dvorak (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Dean Irvine (Dalhousie 
University, Canada), Kit Dobson (Mount Royal University, Canada) et Matt 
Huculak (Dalhousie University)

Conférenciere invitée : Mavis Gallant

Pendant la première moitié du 20e siècle des générations 
successives d'écrivains et d'artistes modernistes du Canada mais 
aussi du monde entier ont gravité vers Paris, reconnue comme la 
capitale intellectuelle de l'occident. Parmi ceux venus du Canada et 
du Québec se trouvaient des écrivains tels que Marius Barbeau, 
Morley Callaghan, Marcel Dugas, Mavis Gallant, Josh Glassco, Alain 
Grandbois, Anne Hébert, Dorothy Livesay, Jean-Aubert Loranger, Gaston 
Miron, Thérèse Renaud, Mordecai Richler, et Sheila Watson, ainsi que 
des artistes comme Paul-Émile Borduas, Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson, 
Fernand Leduc, Alfred Pellan, et Jean-Paul Riopelle. Ils ont rejoint une 
communauté artistique qui déclinait le déferlement du modernisme 
dans un éventail de courants culturels, allant du cubisme et de la 
psychanalyse au surréalisme et / l'existentialisme. Un siècle 
après les tout premiers passages transatlantiques, nous célébrons 
les histoires locales, nationales, internationales, et interculturelles 
du modernisme. En hommage au patrimoine moderniste de Paris et avec le 
premier objectif d'éclairer et de commémorer ses liens aux 
modernismes de l'Amérique du Nord et d'ailleurs, ce colloque 
international rassemblera  des universitaires et des acteurs du monde de 
l'édition qui s'intéressent aux problématiques des échanges 
interculturels, de la traduction inter-langues et multi-langues, des 
influences interdisciplinaires et intermédiales, et des collaborations 
trans-nationales et interculturelles.

Les disciplines peuvent se conjuguer parmi les diverses modes de 
production culturelle qui s'entrecroisent, des arts de la page aux 
arts de la scène. Comme EMiC/EmaC a comme mandat de promouvoir la 
diffusion d'œuvres modernistes épuisées ou peu connues, nous 
appelons la participation de spécialistes de la production et de 
l'économie numérique globalisée et des technologies digitales, 
et nous accueillons des communications qui traitent les questions du 21e 
siècle concernant les transformations des médias et les 
environnements de lecture innovants, ainsi que la mise en place d'outils
 Internet susceptibles de représenter les conditions matérielles et 
les lieux géographiques de production moderniste.

Les thèmes, ou points d'entrée, peuvent inclure les rubriques 
suivantes, non exhaustives :

	-- le modernisme / Paris, les modernismes parisiens
	-- l'exil, l'expatriation, l'émigration, la migration
	-- le nationalisme, l'internationalisme, le transnationalisme
	-- le mondialisme, la globalisation, la mondialité
	-- transculturalité et l'interculturalité
	-- intermédialité et interdisciplinarité
	-- les langues, la traduction, les cultures multilingues
	-- les humanités électroniques, les nouveaux médias, 
l'atténuation, le multimédia, les   médias sociaux
	-- la collaboration, les communautés, les réseaux, les 
terrains communaux
	-- les éditions électroniques, les archives, les 
bibliothèques, les dépositoires, les collections, les expositions

Nous accueillons des propositions d'atelier. Les ateliers comprenant 3 
ou 4 interventions de 15-20 minutes suivies d'un débat. Nous 
accueillons également des propositions de rencontres-débat ou de 
table ronde pré-structuré, impliquant 5 ou 6 intervenants réunis 
pour susciter une discussion entre les participants et le public. Les 
participants auront / se positionner brièvement sur des questions 
posées préalablement par l'organisateur et auront / réagir aux 
questions et remarques du modérateur et du public.

Une sélection des textes (en français ou en anglais) paraîtront 
dans un ouvrage collectif. 

Un nombre limité de subventions sera offerts aux participants de 
EMiC/EmaC (les collaborateurs, co-applicants, postdocs et doctorants) 
pour défrayer les frais de déplacement et d'hébergement. Visitez 
le site d'EMiC/EmaC pour tout complément d'informations / propos 
du colloque  : http://editingmodernism.ca/events/sorbonne-nouvelle/

Merci de soumettre une vos propositions de 500 mots accompagnées d'un 
résumé de 100 mots, ainsi qu'une note bio-bibliographique de 50 
mots par courrier électronique / emic at dal.ca avant le 1 septembre, 
2011.

Pour plus d'information vous pouvez visiter notre site / 
http://editingmodernism.ca ou soumettre vos questions / emic at dal.ca.

EMiC/EmaC est financé par une subvention du Réseau stratégique de 
connaissances, provenant du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines 
du Canada.


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        Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 16:09:50 +1000
        From: Dianne Nguyen <dianne.nguyen at monash.edu>
        Subject: 3rd Call for Papers Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference


*3rd Call for Papers*

Apologies for cross posting

Solomonoff 85th Memorial Conference

http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.monash.edu/ http://www.solomonoff85thmemorial.monash.edu/ 

Proceedings of this multi-disciplinary conference will be published by
Springer in the prestigious LNAI (LNCS) series
********************************************************************************************

Dear Colleague

You are cordially invited to submit a paper and participate at Solomonoff
85th Memorial Conference which, will be held in Melbourne, Australia,
between 30 November - 2 December 2011 with the possibility of a
tutorial/workshop being organised on the 29th November 2011.

This multi-disciplinary Conference will be run back to back with the AI 2011
Conference in Perth, Australia.

This is a multi-disciplinary conference based on the wide range of
applications of work related to or inspired by that of Ray Solomonoff. The
contributions sought for this conference include, but are not restricted to,
the following:-

Statistical inference and prediction, Econometrics *(including time series
and panel data)*, in Principle proofs of financial market inefficiency,
Theories of (quantifying) intelligence and new forms of

*(universal)*intelligence test
*(for robotic, terrestrial and extra-terrestrial life)*, the
Singularity*(or infinity point)
*  http://world.std.com/~rjs/timesc.pdf , Philosophy of science, the Problem
of induction, Evolutionary (tree) models in biology and linguistics,
Geography, Climate modelling and bush-fire detection, Environmental science,
Image processing, Spectral analysis, Engineering, Artificial intelligence,
Machine learning, Statistics and Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics,
Computer science, Data mining, Bioinformatics, Computational intelligence,
Computational science, Life sciences, Physics, Knowledge discovery, Ethics,
Computational biology, Computational linguistics, Collective intelligence,
structure and computing connectivity of random nets, effect of Heisenberg's
principle on channel capacity, Arguments that entropy is not the arrow of
time, and etc. See also Ray Solomonoff's
Publications http://world.std.com/~rjs/pubs.html .

*General and Program Chair*
David Dowe, Monash University, Australia

*Program Committee*
Andrew Barron, Statistics, Yale University, USA
Greg Chaitin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Fouad Chedid, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Bertrand Clarke, Medical Statistics, University of Miami, USA
A. Phil Dawid, Statistics, Cambridge University, UK
Peter Gacs, Boston University, USA
Alex Gammerman, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
John Goldsmith, Linguistics, University of Chicago, USA
Marcus Hutter, Australian National University, Australia
Leonid Levin, Boston University, USA
Ming Li, Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada
John McCarthy, Stanford University, USA *(Turing Award winner)*
Marvin Minsky, MIT, USA *(Turing Award winner)*
Kee Siong Ng, ANU & EMC Corp, Australia
Juergen Schmidhuber, IDSIA, Switzerland
Farshid Vahid, Econometrics, Monash University, Australia
Paul Vitanyi, CWI, The Netherlands
Vladimir Vovk, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

*Co-ordinator*
Dianne Nguyen, Monash University, Australia

You will find more information about the Conference at the following
Website:

http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.monash.edu/ http://www.solomonoff85thmemorial.monash.edu/ 

For more details on how to submit a paper(s), please refer to the Submission
Page at:

http://www.Solomonoff85thMemorial.infotech.monash.edu/submission.html http://www.solomonoff85thmemorial.infotech.monash.edu/submission.html 

*Important Dates*

Deadline of Paper Submission: *20 May 2011*
Notification of Acceptance of Paper: *10 August 2011*
Receipt of Camera-Ready Copy: *5 September 2011*
Conference Dates: *30 Nov. - 2 Dec. 2011*

I look forward to receiving your valuable paper contribution and attendance
at the Conference.

David Dowe
General Chairman





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