[Humanist] 25.695 events: women in the lab; archaeological archives; performance; preservation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Feb 4 09:09:49 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 695.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Center for Comparative Studies"                          (34)
                <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: LIBER international workshop

  [2]   From:    Brigitte Van Tiggelen <vantiggelen at MEMOSCIENCES.BE>       (44)
        Subject: CfP Women in the Laboratory - Athens nov. 2012

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (35)
        Subject: Conference: Archaeological Archives as a Resource:
                Creation,Curation and Access

  [4]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (91)

        Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:43:16 +0100
        From: "Center for Comparative Studies" <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: LIBER international workshop 

2nd LIBER international workshop on digital preservation
Partnerships in curating European digital resources
Florence, Italy 7-8 May 2012

The LIBER Steering Committee for Heritage Collections and Preservation and
the National Library of the Netherlands, in collaboration with the
Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, is pleased to announce the 2nd LIBER
international workshop on digital preservation, Partnerships in curating
European digital resources, that will be held in Florence on 7 - 8 May 2012.

Do not go at this game alone, was the unmistakable advice given to LIBER
libraries at the end of the first LIBER workshop on digital preservation in
The Hague in 2010. Since then, the euro crisis and budget cuts have only
exacerbated the need to seek partnerships in securing long-term access to
your digital collections. But with whom can you partner? How does it work?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of partnering?
And how much of the responsibility will always be yours, no matter how much
of the actual work you outsource to others?

This workshop will provide an overview of the best-known collaborative
initiatives: the stakeholders involved, the basic set-ups, the legal
foundations, the business models - and help you analyse which alternatives
are best suited for your organisation, your type of collection and your
national culture. We will deal with organisational issues, legal issues,
financial issues and technical issues that will influence your choices.
Critical questions will be asked by experts in the field, and there will be
plenty of time to ask your own questions.

Lastly, the workshop will showcase a number of best practices.

You will go home with a keen understanding of the types of collaborative
practices available which will enable you to start discussing long-term
preservation policies with your management team.

Auditorium - Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Via Folco Portinari 5/red
Florence, Italy

Details of the programme and registration:

        Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:26:50 +0100
        From: Brigitte Van Tiggelen <vantiggelen at MEMOSCIENCES.BE>
        Subject: CfP Women in the Laboratory - Athens nov. 2012

Dear colleagues,

We want to call your attention to the session "Women in the Laboratory 
from early modern times to the 20th century" during the 5th 
International Conference of the European Society of History of Science 
is organized in Athens, 1-3 November 2012 (seehttp://5eshs.hpdst.gr/). 
This is one out of the 2 symposia organized by the Commission on Women 
and Gender Studies of the DHST  (see 

We invite you to submit an abstract through the conference website: 
The deadline for abstract submission has been set for February 24, 
2012 (Notification of acceptance by 2 April 2012)

Women in the Laboratory from early modern times to the 20th century

The laboratory is one of the fundamental spaces for teaching and 
research in science and technology. Being a space of knowledge transfer 
and development, it is not only modelled by physical settings, materials 
and the uses of instruments, but also by disciplinary traditions, social 
hierarchies and divisions of labour. The exclusive presence of men in 
laboratories compared to other science spaces like the salon, the field 
or the home shaped the science practiced in that space as well. What 
happened when women entered the laboratory space?

Gendered practices in e.g. radioactivity and genetics laboratories have 
already been subject to in-depth analyses, and more studies from these 
and especially from other fields and other time periods are 
needed/encouraged in order to shed light on the many facets of women’s 
presence in laboratories. Through comparative and contextual approaches 
we want to explore the laboratory space from a gender perspective, in 
the timespan that runs from early modern times to the 20th century. How 
did women conform to local laboratory cultures and how did their 
presence in turn reshape these cultures?

We are interested in studying laboratories which attracted a large 
number of female researchers as well as individual women working in 
laboratory environments dominated by men. Questions we would like to 
discuss in the session include: What characterized the laboratories 
which attracted many women? What roles did the women play in the 
laboratories? How did these roles affect the credibility of women in 
exchanges and discussions in the scientific community? To which extent 
and in what ways were these gendered practices disseminated from one 
place to another? And what did the presence of women in the laboratory 
add to the practice of science?

To find the symposium on the website of the conference, click here 
 http://5eshs.hpdst.gr/symposia/50 .

Feel free to contact us for any questions

The organizers, Annette Lykknes and Brigitte Van Tiggelen

        Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:04:57 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Conference: Archaeological Archives as a Resource: Creation,Curation and Access

Archaeological Archives as a Resource: Creation,Curation and Access

Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin
Date: Thursday 23 February,  9.30 am - 6 pm

It is recognised that the process of excavation is destructive and described as the ‘preservation by record’ of our national heritage. Excavation records are critical to the continuing knowledge of Ireland’s past and may comprise paper records, surveys, photos, drawings, ecofacts, artefacts and reports. Current legislation requires that artefacts are deposited with the National Museum of Ireland. What happens to the remainder of the archive? This one-day conference explores this important question. Focusing on the paper archive, it proposes that archaeological archives are a crucial national heritage resource, worthy of continued curation, which should be accessible to all researchers of Ireland’s rich past. One of the outcomes of the conference will be the first policy document on best practice in archaeological archives in Ireland.

9.30am	Registration

10.00am	Welcome and Introduction by Dr Tracy Collins (Secretary, Academy Committee for Archaeology)
10.10am	Dr Andy Halpin (National Museum of Ireland): The National Museum of Ireland Perspective
10.30am	Mr Edward Bourke (National Monuments Service): The National Monuments Service Perspective
10.50am	Questions and Answers
11.00am	Coffee Break

11.30am	Mr Anthony Corns (Discovery Programme): Digital Archives in Archaeology in Ireland & Elsewhere
12.00pm	Dr Phil MacDonald (QUB): Northern Ireland Experience of Archaeological Archiving
12.30pm	Dr Stuart Jeffrey (University of York): Surviving the Digital Dark Ages: Fifteen Years of Digital Archiving at the ADS
1.00pm	Questions and Answers
1.30pm	Lunch

3.00pm	Dr Ruth Johnson (Dublin City Council) An Archaeological Archive in Ireland: The Experience of Dublin City Council
3.30pm	Facilitated Discussion on Best Practice, (Facilitated by Dr Finola O’Carroll, Chair of the Institute of Archaeologists in Ireland) 
4.15pm	Professor William O’Brien (Chair, Academy Committee for Archaeology): Future Possibilities, Summation & Closing Comments
5.00pm	Conference Close

6.00pm	Reception hosted by Lord Mayor of Dublin and Tour of Dublin City Council Archive

For more information and to register:  http://www.ria.ie/events/events-listing/archaelogy-conference.aspx

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House,
--- 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper
--- Dublin 2  IRELAND
--- about.me/shawnday
--- Tel:   +353 (0) 1 2342441
--- Mob: +353 (0) 83 0024264
--- s.day at ria.ie
--- http://dho.ie

        Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 17:04:12 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>



Venue: Arts and Technology Research Lab (ATRL), Trinity College, Dublin.
Date: Wednesday 23 May 2012
Time: 10h00 to 18h00

Presented by the ATRL, School of Drama, Film and Music (Trinity College
Dublin) in association with Dublin Dance Festival (11 — 26 May 2012).

Call for projects, presentations and papers considering (but not limited to):

●      dance/theatre/performance and new technologies,
●      augmented reality,
●      site-specific projects
●      live streams & networked performances,
●      dramaturgy & technology,
●      politics of access,
●      bio-politics.


The Arts and Technology Research Lab and the Digital Arts and Humanities
Programme have come together with Dublin Dance Festival to explore the
vibrant confluence of ideas generated by making performing arts in a digitally
enabled world.

This symposium is intended to prompt questions and to promote dialogue
between artists, dance and performing arts makers and academics in the field
of performance research. It is inspired, in part, by the Historical Avant-Garde,
whose artists pushed the limits of collaborative processes between music,
theatre, dance, poetry, visual art, and architecture. Artists of that time
experimented with and adopted the newest technologies of the day thereby
reconfiguring our perception of objects and environment. Current creative
projects, particularly in the performing arts, continue to push the boundaries
of recent advances in communications, audio-visual and digital technology.

Our symposium is motivated by the desire to explore the ideas that will shape
performance in the 21st century. What aesthetic avenues can be usefully
opened up in an era of digitally enabled art practices? What are the politics,
ideological concerns and social conditions that shape performance-making
where technologies play active partners in creation and performance? How
does our ability to augment our reality using electronic means create a new
dialogue between real and performed lives, between place and time?

Now, more than ever before, the collaborative nature of the performing arts
demands professional cooperation from the diverse areas of science and
engineering. Inspired by the power, creativity and community exemplified in
projects which bring together artistic and technological invention, this
symposium will provoke a multifaceted conversation aimed at increasing critical
reflection on where the performing arts can take us in a technologically
connected, globally engaged culture.

Proposals for presentations, performance demonstrations, panels and
discussions should be emailed only (in .doc/.pdf/.rtf/.odt format) to
dancingwithfire2012 at gmail.com<mailto:dancingwithfire2012 at gmail.com> on or before 1 March 2012.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words (1 page) and should include (or
have links to) photographs and videos of your work.

Please also enclose a short biography/biographies of the main people involved.

Event Outline:

Main Theatre Space:
Capacity: 80 persons
Stage Dimensions: 9.7m (wide) X 5.5m (deep)

Presentations & Performances:
The Main Theatre Space at the ATRL (Art and Technology Research Lab,
Trinity College) will play host to a series of presentations of and about
performances that seek to push the envelope of live arts in Ireland and
abroad. Practitioners of an experimental nature, professionals, graduates and
students — both domestic and international — will be given the opportunity to
present and discuss their work in the intimate setting of the ATRL.

Presentations of work should not last more than 20 minutes allowing ample
time for question and answer sessions and feedback. There is no set formula
as to how work should be presented, therefore video documentation and
photographic slide shows accompanied by discussion are welcomed.

Candidates should consider that talks (max duration 30mins) will take place
back-to-back. Due to the tight scheduling there will be very little time for
setting up and striking the work. Therefore complicated / technically difficult
projects should focus on video and photo documentation.

The focus of the symposium is to generate interdisciplinary collaboration,
audience feedback and discussions.

Enquiries to: dancingwithfire2012 at gmail.com<mailto:dancingwithfire2012 at gmail.com>

The Digital Arts and Humanities structured PhD Programme is funded under the
Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co-
funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Presented in
association with Dublin Dance Festival.

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House,
--- 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper
--- Dublin 2  IRELAND
--- about.me/shawnday
--- Tel:   +353 (0) 1 2342441
--- Mob: +353 (0) 83 0024264
--- s.day at ria.ie<mailto:s.day at ria.ie>
--- http://dho.ie

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