[Humanist] 26.614 events: Rare Book School; Onlife Manifesto; infrastructures

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 614.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>                       (50)
        Subject: Invitation to Onlife Manifesto event - February 8, 2013 -

  [2]   From:    "Sy, Donna (das3yp)" <das3yp at virginia.edu>                (70)
        Subject: Rare Book School announces Summer 2013 course schedule

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (11)
        Subject: CFP: Building infrastructures for archives in a digital
                world, Dublin, 26-28 June 2013

        Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:06:55 +0100
        From: Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>
        Subject: Invitation to Onlife Manifesto event - February 8, 2013 - Brussels

Dear Humanists,

Especially those of you somewhat in the neighborhood might be interested in
this event. 

The "Onlife Manifesto": Being human in a hyperconnected era, February 8,
2013 | 25, avenue de Beaulieu | Brussels

What does it mean to be human in the computational era? How can we
experience freedom and plurality in a hyperconnected reality? Is the
public/private distinction still relevant? How can we endorse and attribute
responsibilities in a world where artefacts become agents?

It is often thought that philosophy is a luxury for persons who enjoy the
beauty of the world of ideas, only.

However, answers to philosophical questions such as the ones above, have
concrete and direct implications on the design of policy frameworks. The
deployment and uptake of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
has a radical impact on the human condition, insofar as they modify
relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world.

In order to explore the policy-relevant consequences of the changes brought
about by hyperconnectivity, a group of scholars in anthropology, cognitive
science, computer science, engineering, law, neuroscience, philosophy,
political science, psychology and sociology initiated a collective thought
exercise, the Onlife Initiative.

The group, chaired by Prof Luciano Floridi - Professor of Philosophy, UNESCO
Chair in Information and Computer Ethics at the University of Hertfordshire
and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford- has chosen to publish the Onlife
Manifesto, which reviews the referential frameworks on which policies are
built. This document will be released on the 8th of February so as to
contribute to the debate on the impacts of the hyperconnected era on public
spaces, politics and societal expectations. This one-day event will be
moderated in the morning by Mr Robert Madelin, Director General of DG
CONNECT, and in the afternoon by Mr Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Deputy
Head of Cabinet of EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, in presence of very
distinguished speakers from the academic, non-governmental, business and
policy-making worlds.

Come, discover and react to the Onlife Manifesto Engage and discuss societal
expectations for policy-making in a hyperconnected world! More information
on the programme soon | Free registration - Webstreaming foreseen | 120
places available: first come first serve!

To register and for information : nicole.dewandre at ec.europa.eu

With all best wishes,charles ess

Associate Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication

Director, Centre for Research on Media Innovations

University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1093 Blindern
Oslo Norway
email: charles.ess at media.uio.no

        Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:23:48 +0000
        From: "Sy, Donna (das3yp)" <das3yp at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Rare Book School announces Summer 2013 course schedule

Rare Book School announces its 2013 course schedule. Join us this summer as we celebrate 20 years at the University of Virginia, and 30 years in operation!
In 2013, RBS will offer courses at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June–August), the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven (June), the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (July) and at the Smithsonian Institution and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC (October–November).
This year RBS adds seven new courses, highlighted with an asterisk below, to our programming. Additionally, RBS is pleased to offer several courses of interest to digital humanists, including “XML in Action: Creating TEI Texts,” taught by David Seaman and “Digitizing the Historical Record,” taught by Andrew Stauffer & Bethany Nowviskie. Other courses, such as “Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice,” taught by David Vander Meulen, offer traditional bibliographic skills that are highly translatable to digital environments.
The online application for Summer courses will be available on the RBS website beginning in January 2013. Detailed course descriptions and advance reading lists are available at http://rarebookschool.org/
Summer 2013
10–14 June in Charlottesville, VA
H-30: The Printed Book in the West to 1800, Martin Antonetti
L-95: Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice, Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson
*T-60: The History of 19th- & 20th-Century Typography & Printing, John Kristensen & Katherine McCanless Ruffin
H-90: Teaching the History of the Book, Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-55: Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice, David Vander Meulen
17–21 June in Charlottesville, VA
I-10: History of Printed Book Illustration in the West, Erin C. Blake
M-20: Introduction to Western Codicology, Albert Derolez
*C-60: Examining the Medical Book: History & Connoisseurship, Stephen Greenberg
L-65: Digitizing the Historical Record, Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer
L-70: XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts, David Seaman
17–21 June in New Haven, CT
B-40: Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding Structures, Christopher Clarkson
L-60: Introduction to Archives for Special Collections Librarians, Jackie Dooley & Bill Landis
*M-90: Advanced Seminar: Medieval Manuscript Studies, Barbara A. Shailor
C-85: Law Books: History & Connoisseurship, Mike Widener
8–12 July in Charlottesville, VA
*C-30: Developing Collections: Donors, Libraries & Booksellers, Tom Congalton, Johan Kugelberg & Katherine Reagan
B-10: Introduction to the History of Bookbinding, Jan Storm van Leeuwen
H-15: The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830, James N. Green
G-20: Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis, David Whitesell
M-70: The Handwriting & Culture of Early Modern English Manuscripts, Heather Wolfe
22–26 July in Charlottesville, VA
I-20: Book Illustration Processes to 1900, Terry Belanger
M-10: Introduction to Paleography, 800–1500, Consuelo Dutschke
H-40: The Printed Book in the West Since 1800, Eric Holzenberg
L-30: Rare Book Cataloging, Deborah J. Leslie
L-25: Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books, Joel Silver
B-50: Advanced Seminar in the History of Bookbinding, Jan Storm van Leeuwen
22–26 July in Philadelphia, PA
H-25: 15th-Century Books in Print & Manuscript, Paul Needham & Will Noel
29 July–2 August in Charlottesville, VA
H-10: History of the Book, 200–2000, John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
*I-40: The Illustrated Scientific Book to 1800, Roger Gaskell
C-90: Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections, David Pearson
G-10: Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description, David Whitesell
H-50: The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820–1940, Michael Winship
Fall 2013
28 October–1 November in Washington, DC
*L-35: Advanced Rare Book Cataloging, Deborah J. Leslie
*I-95: Hokusai & Book Illustration, 1800–1879, Ellis Tinios
Donna A. C. Sy
Mellon Fellowship Program Director
Rare Book School
donna.sy at virginia.edu

Rare Book School 2013 course schedule:

Rare Book School on YouTube:

        Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:43:57 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CFP: Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world, Dublin, 26-28 June 2013

Call for Papers

'Building infrastructures for archives in a digital world'

Conference Dublin, 26. – 28. June 2013

The consortium of the EU-funded project APEx – Archives Portal Europe Network of Excellence – consisting of 28 national archives and ICARUS, is organising a conference to discuss the major challenges archives face on their path into the digital world. It aims at debating the major questions in respective professional fields by evaluating the broad scope of methods and approaches and by gathering experiences and perspectives from related projects conducive to obtaining new insights and visions regarding the further development of the Archives Portal Europe. Additionally, a series of workshops will provide practical knowledge in order to fulfill the preconditions of becoming participants of online platforms and portals.

Potential speakers are invited to present a paper (15 min.) within one of the following panels and are asked to send a proposal of their presentation (about 1000 characters) by completing an online form on the APEx website: http://www.apex-project.eu/index.php/component/proforms/paper-submission

The deadline for submitting proposals is:

17 February 2013

The submission of a proposal does not imply a guarantee of acceptance. We will inform you about our decision by 15 March 2013 at the latest.

The consent of the speakers/authors provided, papers might be published on the Archives Portal Europe or within an anthology accompanying the conference.

More information about the conference can be found at: http://www.apex-project.eu/index.php/dublin-conference

For further information refer to editor at apex-project.eu

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