[Humanist] 26.87 events: training opportunities; eHumanities; memory; objects

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 87.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Koen Vermeir <koenvermeir at YAHOO.FR>                       (63)
        Subject: Call for paper (modified): The digital subject: memory,
                hypermnesia

  [2]   From:    Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>               (15)
        Subject: Final Call for Abstracts - The 2012 Leipzig eHumanities
                Seminar

  [3]   From:    Klaus Staubermann <K.Staubermann at NMS.AC.UK>               (30)
        Subject: ARTEFACTS 2012 - registration now open

  [4]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (19)
        Subject: Emerging DH Training Network, Institutes (DHSI, DHWI,
                DH at Oxford,DH at Leipzig)


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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:47:21 +0200
        From: Koen Vermeir <koenvermeir at YAHOO.FR>
        Subject: Call for paper (modified): The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia

Call for paper (modified)

International symposium: “The digital subject: memory, hypermnesia”

University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, November 13-15, 2012

CONTACT:hypermnesia at univ-paris8.fr

Organizers :

Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Department of philosophy, LLCP, SPHERE, EA 4008)
Claire Larsonneur (Department of anglophone studies, Le Texte Étranger,
EA1569)
Arnaud Regnauld (Department of anglophone studies, CRLC – Research Center
on Literature and Cognition, EA1569)

Plenary lectures:
B. Croisile (Lyon), K. Hayles (Duke Univ.), L. H. Liu (Columbia), S.
Rettberg (Bergen), J.-M. Salanskis (Paris 10) and B. Stiegler
(Paris-Beaubourg)

Today’s digital technologies of inscription and preservation have
enabled the creation of substantial electronic archives and complex
databases while ushering in new ways of archiving knowledge exemplified by
collaborative encyclopedias. Such technical developments have
foreshadowed a radical reconfiguration of human relations to the world and
knowledge at large, and delineate a probable mutation in our
understanding of the human subject.

Hypermnesia, a recurrent motif in science fiction narratives, was
already prefigured in H. G. Wells’ (World Brain, 1937) or Borges’ works
(“Funes el memorioso,” 1944). From then on, the notion has migrated into
other literary genres, be they published in traditional print or in a
digital medium. Similarly, the possible externalization and extension of
memory is one of the cornerstones of contemporary philosophical theories
(such as that of the “extended mind”) on both sides of the border
separating the analytical and continental schools of philosophy.

Right after the Second World War, machine memory, the thematization of
subjective memory in reference to computer memory, the potential
alteration of the very nature of human memory due to the development of
machines were recurrent issues in discussions pertaining to cybernetics
and they are still vivid in the contemporary diagnosis of posthumanism.

Of particular interest is the scope and typology of works featuring the
theme of hypermnesia, from fantasies of omnipotence to rewritings of the
Babel myth, to political, cultural and economic policy blueprints. This
call for papers invites contributions from various fields and
disciplines (the history of science and technology, literature,
philosophy among others) which question the theme of hypermnesia and
memory through the prism of the ambiguous relationship between man and
machine, in a historical as well as in a more contemporary perspective.

At the crossroads of philosophy, literature and the history of science and
technology, this symposium is part of a broader long-term project focusing
on the digital subject, a subject whose status and attributes appear to
have been altered by the real or fictional development of digital
calculating machines from Babbage to Internet.

The working languages will be French and English.

An abstract (less than 1000 words) and short CV should be submitted before
july 1st tohypermnesia at univ-paris8.fr

We will study the proposals during the summer and answer before 15th
september.

This symposium hasreceived the support of the LABEX Arts-H2H scientific
committee.

Comité scientifique / Scientific committee :

Yves Abrioux (Université Paris 8)
Noelle Batt (Université Paris 8)
Maarten Bullynck (Université Paris 8)
Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Université Paris 8)
Claire Larsonneur (Université Paris 8)
Hélène Machinal (Université de Brest)
Arnaud Regnauld (Université Paris 8)
Mathieu Triclot (Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard)



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        Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:34:11 +0200
        From: Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>
        Subject: Final Call for Abstracts - The 2012 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar


*Please mind the changed date of submission.*

The Leipzig eHumanities Seminar establishes a new forum for the 
discussion of digital methods applied within the Humanities. Topics 
include text mining, machine learning, network analysis, time series, 
sentiment analysis, agent-based modelling, or efficient visualization of 
massive and humanities relevant data.

The seminars take place every Wednesday afternoon (16:30 - 19:00) from 
October to Novemberat the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in 
Leipzig, Germany. All accepted papers will be published in a printed 
volume. Furthermore, a small budget for travel cost reimbursements is 
available.

Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be sent by June 22nd 
*//*/(was 15th)/, 2012 to seminar at e-humanities.net. Notifications and 
program announcements will be sent by the end of July.

If you have any questions please contact at seminar at e-humanities.net.



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        Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:45:08 +0100
        From: Klaus Staubermann <K.Staubermann at NMS.AC.UK>
        Subject: ARTEFACTS 2012 - registration now open


ARTEFACTS  2012


Registration is now open

ARTEFACTS is an international network of academic and museum-based
scholars of science, technology and medicine interested in promoting the
use of objects in research. The network was established in 1996 and
since then has held annual conferences examining the role of artefacts
in the making of science and technology and related areas. 

This year's conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-9 October
2012. The conference aims to discuss the entanglement of national
identity and scientific, technical and medical artefacts in a global
context. A preliminary conference programme can be found at

http://www.artefactsconsortium.org/

ARTEFACTS conferences are friendly and informal meetings and there is
plenty of time for open discussion and networking. If you want to attend
the conference please contact Sarah Park at s.park at nms.ac.uk not later
than 31 July 2012. The conference will be held at the award-winning
refurbished National Museum of Scotland. 

For further information about travel, accommodation and holidays in
Scotland visit www.visitscotland.com  http://www.visitscotland.com/  

 

Dr Klaus Staubermann
Principal Curator of Technology
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Tel (0)131-247-4357
Fax (0)131-247-4312
e-mail k.staubermann at nms.ac.uk <blocked::mailto:k.staubermann at nms.ac.uk>
http://www.nms.ac.uk  http://www.nms.ac.uk/  



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        Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:10:55 -0700
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Emerging DH Training Network, Institutes (DHSI, DHWI, DH at Oxford,DH at Leipzig)

We're very pleased to announce that the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DH at Oxford), the Culture & Technology European Summer School in Digital Humanities (DH at Leipzig), and the Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI) are working together to establish a network of DH training institutes, with more locations to be announced soon.
 
Please see our partnered offerings!

  - DH at Oxford (next, 2-6 July 2012)
    - http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/ 
  - DH at Leipzig (next, 23-31 July 2012)
    - http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ 
  - DHWI (next, 7-11 Jan 2013)
    - http://mith.umd.edu/dhwi/ 
  - DHSI (next, 10-14 June 2013)
    - http://dhsi.org/

Elizabeth Burr, DH at Leipzig
James Cummings, DH at Oxford
Jennifer Guiliano, DHWI
Sebastian Rahtz, DH at Oxford
Ray Siemens, DHSI

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