[Humanist] 25.476 events: history of art; reconfiguring research; textual studies

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Tue Nov 15 06:42:32 CET 2011


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 476.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>      (19)
        Subject: CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Conference - 17th &
                18thNovember

  [2]   From:    Clotilde Prunier <clotildeprunier at wanadoo.fr>             (88)
        Subject: CFP Configuration(s)  8-9 June 2012 Université Paris Ouest

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (58)
        Subject: Conference following DHSI 2012! Textual Studies in
                the 21st Century CFP


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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:48:12 +0000
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Conference - 17th & 18thNovember

With apologies for cross-posting.

Dear Colleague,

A final reminder that CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) are holding their annual conference this week in London and it is not too late to sign up if you have not already done so. Please see details below.

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421

anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk
http://bentkowska.wordpress.com/
__________________________________________________________________________

The CHArt 2011 Conference will examine various levels of enthusiasm and concern for the way that digital technology has impacted upon our  responses to art; with specific reference to new paradigms of accessibility, immediacy, prevalence and mutability.

'The Challenge of Ubiquity in Digital Culture' takes place at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (King’s Cross, London) on the 17th and 18th November and the keynote speaker will be Mike Phillips (Plymouth University) who is one of the founding editors of a new journal called 'Ubiquity'. The programme has contributions from UK, US, Canadian and European speakers.

More details and a full programme are available at: http://www.chart.ac.uk

Payment is possible on arrival at the venue but please indicate your intention to attend as soon as possible by writing to: chart at kcl.ac.uk.

One day attendance is: £110
Two day attendance is: £160

Significant reductions are available for CHArt members and students, please enquire via email.



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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:45:37 +0100
        From: Clotilde Prunier <clotildeprunier at wanadoo.fr>
        Subject: CFP Configuration(s)  8-9 June 2012 Université Paris Ouest 


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*Colloque international organisé par le groupe R.A.O (Recherche Assistée 
par Ordinateur), au sein du CREA (EA370), Université Paris Ouest 
Nanterre La Défense,*

*8^et 9 juin 2012*

*Configuration(s)*

Dès les années 1960, littéraires, linguistes et historiens, entre 
autres, fondent de grands espoirs sur l'ordinateur, qui ouvre, selon 
eux, de nouvelles pistes de recherche, mais aussi --surtout-- une 
nouvelle manière d'aborder leurs objets d'étude. François Furet, par 
exemple, souligne que « l'utilisation de l'ordinateur par l'historien 
[...] est aussi une contrainte théorique très utile, dans la mesure où 
la formalisation d'une série documentaire destinée à être programmée 
oblige par avance l'historien à renoncer à sa naïveté épistémologique, à 
construire son objet de recherche, à réfléchir à ses hypothèses, et à 
passer de l'implicite à l'explicite[1] <#_ftn1>. »

Ce colloque a pour dessein de se pencher sur la contribution de 
l'informatique aux sciences humaines sous l'angle des configurations des 
divers éléments constitutifs de la recherche (objet, outil, production). 
On s'attachera par exemple à mettre en évidence les répercussions du 
recours à l'instrumentation électronique sur la configuration des 
savoirs (la définition des champs disciplinaires au sein des sciences 
humaines et le rapport de ces dernières aux sciences dites dures) et sur 
la configuration de la recherche individuelle dans le cadre d'une 
communicabilité toujours accrue qui facilite la participation à des 
projets collectifs d'envergure. Par ailleurs, on pourra analyser 
l'apport de l'instrumentation électronique à la mise au jour des 
configurations sous-jacentes, que ce soit d'une oeuvre artistique ou 
littéraire, d'une langue, d'un paysage ou d'une société.

Les communications (30 minutes) pourront concerner toute aire 
géographique et toute période historique, mais se feront exclusivement 
en français ou en anglais.

Les propositions (300 mots) ainsi qu'un titre et une brève note 
bio-bibliographique sont à envoyer à Clotilde Prunier 
cprunier at u-paris10.fr <mailto:cprunier at u-paris10.fr>avant le 15 décembre 
2011. Après consultation d'un comité de lecture, elles pourront faire 
l'objet d'une publication.

Comité scientifique

Anne Bandry-Scubbi (Université de Strasbourg)

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Alain Kerhervé (Université de Brest)

Clotilde Prunier (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

As far back as the 1960s, scholars working in the fields of literature, 
linguistics or history pinned their faith on computers which, they 
maintained, opened up new avenues of research. More important still, 
computers made for new ways of approaching the objects of their 
research. Louis T Milic, for example, contended that 'the manner of 
thinking of scholars who have been affected by computers has ... been 
modified. The demands of the machine have forced scholars in the 
direction of more explicit statement, because programs cannot be vague 
and tentative.'[2] <#_ftn2>

This conference proposes to investigate the contribution of computing to 
the humanities and the social sciences in terms of the configurations of 
the various components of research -- its objects, tools and 
productions. Papers may highlight the effects of the use of digital 
tools on the configuration of knowledge -- for instance, on the 
definition of academic disciplines within the humanities and the social 
sciences, but also on their relationship with the so-called hard 
sciences --, on the configuration of each scholar's research in the 
context of ever increasing data sharing, which makes it possible to set 
up large-scale collective projects. Papers may also explore the ways in 
which digital tools enable scholars to bring to light the underlying 
configurations of literary and artistic works, of languages, landscapes 
or societies.

Papers, which must not exceed 30 minutes, can deal with any historical 
period and any geographical area, but will be given either in French or 
English.

To submit a proposal, please send a title, a 300-word abstract and a 
brief C.V. to Clotilde Prunier cprunier at u-paris10.fr 
<mailto:cprunier at u-paris10.fr>by 15 December 2011. All papers will be 
reviewed by an advisory board. Selected papers will be published.

Scientific committee:

Anne Bandry-Scubbi (Université de Strasbourg)

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Alain Kerhervé (Université de Brest)

Clotilde Prunier (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

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[1] <#_ftnref1>François Furet, « Histoire quantitative et construction 
du fait historique », /Annales : économies, sociétés, civilisations/, 
26.1, 1971, p. 63-75 (p. 67).

[2] <#_ftnref2>Louis T. Milic, 'The Next Step', /Computers and the 
Humanities/ 1.1 (September 1966), p. 4.

-- 
Clotilde Prunier
Département d'études anglophones
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
200 avenue de la République
92001 Nanterre cedex



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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:27:49 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Conference following DHSI 2012! Textual Studies in the 21st Century CFP


Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge
Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond
Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century .
June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.
Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney
Shep, (Victoria University of Wellington)

At the end of the 20th century, textual studies witnessed a revolution
in accessibility to texts with the explosion of the internet.  Now we
simply take it for granted that digital processes infuse every step of
our study, editing, production, and dissemination of texts. The
Textual Studies team of INKE invites presentations that address the
questions "What is the state of textual studies in the 21st century?
What is the important work of textual studies in the 21st century?
What are the outstanding issues, challenges, concerns, emerging
trends, methods, attitudes, and exciting developments in textual
scholarship?  Papers may address such questions as

  *     What is the state of the scholarly edition after the
transition from print to print and digital?
  *     What is the impact on the material book and on book history of
the different kinds of access enabled by the digital medium?
  *     How have authorship attribution studies been transformed by
access to so many more searchable texts?
  *     How has the new age of access to materials affected the state
of textual studies in various regions of the globe?
  *     How well are scholars being served by traditional and emerging
infrastructures for the study, creation, production, and dissemination
of texts?
  *     What is the future of, for example, the study of readership
and letter writing, genetic editing, and reception history?

INKE is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary research initiative,
funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
Canada and partnering organizations, to study, develop, and implement
digital environments for reading and research (www.inke.ca).   The
Textual Studies Team of INKE is researching ways in which the age of
manuscript and print production can inform our development and
implementation of electronic reading technologies.

We invite proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations, and roundtable
discussions that address these and other issues pertinent to research
in textual studies. Proposals should contain a title, a detailed and
focussed abstract (of approximately 300 words) plus list of works
cited, and the names, affiliations, and Website URLs of presenters.
Please send proposals before 15 December 2011 to
richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca<mailto:richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>.

Potential participants in the conference, particularly those coming
from abroad, might be interested to take advantage of the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute, which will just before our conference,
from 4-8 June, also at the University of Victoria
(http://www.dhsi.org/).   A limited number of scholarships for
workshop tuition will be available for graduate students participating
in the Beyond Accessibility conference.  Also of potential interest is
the annual conference of the Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI)
at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Wilfrid
Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 28-30 May, 2012
(http://www.sdh-semi.org/).




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