[Humanist] 25.778 events: H-Net; archaeology; Victorian books; social media
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Mar 4 09:28:20 CET 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 778.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Florin Isaila <florin at piojito.arcos.inf.uc3m.es> (52)
Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP)
-Deadline: 13th of March
 From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com> (87)
Subject: The Connected Past: registration ends 12 March
 From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com> (28)
Subject: Seminar Reminder - Tuesday 6 March, 2012 - Dan Cohen
'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'
 From: Charles Muller <cmuller-lst at jj.em-net.ne.jp> (83)
Subject: CFP: H-Net at 20
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:54:39 +0000
From: Florin Isaila <florin at piojito.arcos.inf.uc3m.es>
Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP) -Deadline: 13th of March
Second Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP)
Held in Conjunction with ACM HPDC'12, Delft, the Netherlands, June 18/19, 2012.
User-generated social media such as blogs, podcasts, shared photos and videos, wikis, online gaming communities and online social networks have grown to over half a billion users today. To exploit the massive amount of social data exposed by such systems requires not only social network analysis, but also large-scale image processing, video encoding, generic information retrieval and management, knowledge mining and discovery, building and matching user profiles for web advertising, etc. Processing information about a world-wide, loosely-connected network of social media users poses a diverse set of challenges, ranging from traditional high-performance distributed computing topics (e.g., scalability, elasticity, reliability) to domain-specific processing (e.g., methods for big data analytics and graph mining at scale.)
The First Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP'12) solicits papers that address the data management and processing challenges raised by running and mining large-scale social media platforms from a systems and infrastructure-oriented perspective. The workshop will be co-located with ACM/IEEE HPDC [ http://www.hpdc.org/2012/ ] and will take place in June 2012 in Delft, The Netherlands. SocMP'12 will bring together researchers and practitioners in discussing and creating new knowledge about the social media infrastructure and methods of the future.
Topics of Interest
The topics of interest for SocMP'12 include, but are not limited to:
* Techniques for the collection of social media data;
* System architectures for social media processing;
* Methods for Social Media pre-processing and processing;
* System architectures and methods for online or near-realtime social media processing;
* Methods for multi-source social media processing;
* Mechanisms that support specific data consistency models across multiple data centers;
* Business logic and programming models for social media processing systems;
* Autonomic management of social media processing systems;
* Green computing and sustainability in social media processing systems;
* Economic aspects of social media processing systems, in particular for third-party data processing;
* Benchmarks, workload characterization and modeling, and testbeds for designing and analyzing social media processing systems;
* Use cases, applications of social media processing (i.e., to science, engineering, and business), and experience with deployed artifacts focusing on the infrastructure;
* Mathematical and analytical tools for designing and analyzing social media processing systems;
* Simulation methods and tools for designing and analyzing social media processing systems.
* Submission deadline-March 13, 2012;
* Author notification deadline-after March 26, 2012;
* Camera-ready papers due-April 16, 2012;
* The SocMP'12 Workshop: June 18 or 19.
Organizing Committee, Program Committee Co-Chairs
* Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, Florida, USA.
Contact: anda at cse.usf.edu , http://www.cse.usf.edu/~anda/
* Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.
Contact: A.Iosup at tudelft.nl , http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/~iosup/research.html
* Pablo Cesar, CWI, the Netherlands
* Tyson Condie, Yahoo! Research, USA
* Anwitaman Datta, NTU Singapore, Singapore
* Pawel Garbacki, Google, Mountain View Campus, USA
* Florin Isaila, U. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
* Thomas Karagiannis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
* Anne Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, Rennes Campus, France
* Mayank Lahiri, Facebook, USA
* Jussara Marques de Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 6 pages in PDF format, including figures, tables, and references. Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style
[ http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates ] and submitted via the dedicated EasyChair-based web site [ http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socmp2012 ].
All papers will receive at least three reviews. Accepted workshop papers will appear in the HPDC conference proceedings and will be incorporated in the ACM Digital Library.
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or journal. For more details, see the ACM Prior Publication Policy
[ http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/sim_submissions ].
For more information, check the workshop web site:
[ http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/~iosup/socmp2012/index.html ]
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:51:11 +0000
From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
Subject: The Connected Past: registration ends 12 March
In just a few weeks 'The Connected Past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history' will take place at the University of Southampton's Faculty of Humanities (24-25 March 2012). There are still a few places available, registration will remain open until Monday 12 March (http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/registration/). The full schedule is now available online (http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/schedule/) and included below this email. We are looking forward to contributed papers and posters by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, as well as to our keynote speakers Carl Knappett, Irad Malkin and Alex Bentley.
More information on the event can be found online: http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/
Tom, Anna and Fiona
Saturday 24 March
9.15-10.00 First keynote
10.15-11.30 First session: Theoretical and methodological concerns
“Networks of networks: A critical review of formal network methods in archaeology through citation network analysis and close reading”
“Luhmann in Byzantium. A systems theory approach for historical network analysis”
“When nodes and edges dissolve. Incorporating geographic uncertainty into the analysis of settlement interactions”
11.45-1 First session: Theoretical and methodological concerns
Astrid Van Oyen
“Actors as networks? How to make Actor-Network-Theory work for archaeology: on the reality of categories in the production of Roman terra sigillata”
“Contextual network synthesis: Reading communication in archaeology”
“How reliable are centrality and clustering measures for data collected from fragmentary and heterogenuous historical sources? A case study”
1-1.45 Lunch and poster session
1.45-3 Second session: Big data and archaeology
Barbara Mills et al.
“Dynamic Network Analysis: Stability and Collapse in U.S. Southwest, A.D. 1200-1500″
Herbert Maschner et al.
“Food-webs as network tools for investigating historic and prehistoric roles of humans as consumers in marine ecosystems”
Mark Depauw and Bart Van Beek
“Authority and Social Interaction in Graeco‐Roman Egypt”
3.15-4.55 Second session: Big data and archaeology
Eivind Heldaas Seland
“Travel and religion in late antiquity”
Alessandro Quercia and Lin Foxhall
“Weaving networks in pre-Roman South Italy. Using loom weight data to understand complex relationships and social identities”
Angus Mol and Corinne Hofman
“Networks Set in Stone: Lithic production and exchange in the early prehistoric northeastern Caribbean”
“Networks and intervisibility: a study of Iron Age Valcamonica”
5.10-5.55 Second keynote (and wine reception)
7 onwards Dinner and drinks in The Crown pub
Sunday 25 March
9-9.45 Third keynote
10-11.15 Third session: Dynamic networks and modelling
“Can we always get what we want?”
Anne Kandler and Fabio Caccioli
“The effects of network structure on cultural change”
Qiming Lv et al.
“Network-based spatial-temporal modelling of the first arrival of prehistoric agriculture”
11.30-12.45 Third session: Dynamic networks and modelling
“Which Network Model Should I Use? A Quantitative Comparison of Spatial Network Models in Archaeology”
Juan A. Barceló et al.
“Simulating the Emergence of Social Networks of Restricted Cooperation in Prehistory. A Bayesian network approach”
“Generation of Text Graphs and Text Re-use Graphs from Massive Digital Data”
12.45-1.30 Lunch and poster session
1.30-2.45 Fourth session: Personal, political and migration networks
“The social marriage network of Europe’s ruling families from 1600-1900″
“Networks of state building: State collapses and aristocratic networks in the 13th century Eastern Mediterranean”
“Marrying out: a consideration of cultural exogamy and its implications on material culture”
3-4.35 Fourth session: Personal, political and migration networks
“Edging beyond the shore: Questioning Polybius’s view of Rome and Italy at the dawn of the ‘global moment’ of the 2nd century BC”
Claire Lemercier and Paul-André Rosental
“Networks in time and space. The structure and dynamics of migration in 19th-century Northern France”
“Reconstructing Networks in the History of Archaeology”
“Sign Here: Tracing Spatial and Social Networks of Hellenistic Sculptors”
4.45-5.30 Discussion (and wine reception)
5.30 onwards Dinner and drinks at The Crown pub
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 17:42:32 -0500
From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>
Subject: Seminar Reminder - Tuesday 6 March, 2012 - Dan Cohen 'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'
Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History
Time: Tuesday, 6 March, 5.15 pm GMT
Venue: ST261 (Stewart House, second floor PLEASE NOTE ROOM IS DIFFERENT
FROM LAST WEEK) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk
Dan Cohen, 'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'
On Tuesday Dan Cohen, Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and
New Media and an Associate Professor of History at George Mason University,
will be presenting on his work on text mining Victorian literature.
This live streamed seminar, however, will be different from our usual
set-up, as Dan will be presenting from Fairfax, Virginia so participants in
Senate House will therefore be joining watching Dan give his paper on a big
This is something of an experiment as we’ve never tried to stream live
online at the same time as watch remotely from Senate House, but fits with
the seminar's aim to be as innovative in presenting as the scholars are in
their work. So please do join us for a paper that promises to be highly
interesting, from one of the experts in the field, but also for something
slightly different. A paper presented in America to an audience in England
whilst streamed live to the rest of the world.
The live stream will start around 5.15pm GMT (12.15pm in Washington)
The IHR Seminar in digital history is actively engaged in presenting and
discussing new methodologies which have been made possible through the
development of computational methods for the study of history. Further
information can be found on the IHR Seminar page at
http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/321. Follow us on twitter
@IHRDigHist or join the mailing list for seminar announcements:
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:16:58 +0900
From: Charles Muller <cmuller-lst at jj.em-net.ne.jp>
Subject: CFP: H-Net at 20
In-Reply-To: <4F51BFD9.9010603 at ualberta.ca>
Subject: CFP H-Net at 20
From: Melanie Shell-Weiss <shellm at gvsu.edu>
March 2, 2012
Call for Papers: H-Net at 20
Deadline: Friday, April 6
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences
Online. In those twenty years H-Net grew from a half-dozen listservs
with a few thousand subscribers to a scholarly society with over 180,000
subscribers across 186 networks edited by over 600 scholars backed by
almost two thousand advisory board members. Founded at the University
of Illinois-Chicago in 1993, H-Net initially appealed to historians, but
soon it broke through disciplinary walls to welcome people of all ranks
and fields in the humanities and social sciences from around the world.
Now based at Michigan State University, H-Net’s discussion archive
comprises almost 2 million messages that record the profession’s first
encounters with the digital era. H-Net Reviews, still the internet’s
largest repository of scholarly reviews generated on the web, grows at
the rate of over 1,000 new reviews per year and now stands at over
30,000. H-Net’s Job Guide is the first stop for humanists and social
scientists seeking professional employment. H-Announce distributes tens
of thousands of calls for papers, publication notices, conference
announcements, and other bulletins. In the end, scholars from around
the world made their first and lasting connections to colleagues,
students, readers, and employers through H-Net.
To celebrate and reflect on H-Net’s remarkable history, we hope you will
join us at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in
New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013. Events in the planning stage include a
reception for H-Net Reviews, a reunion celebration for editors and board
members, sessions co-sponsored with the AHA, and sessions from H-Net
networks about their work, the challenges ahead, and the changes wrought
by the digital era on scholarly teaching, networking, and publishing.
A program committee comprising H-Net’s past presidents is vetting
session proposals to be submitted as an affiliate of the AHA. Please
consider submitting a session proposal; panels can be across networks,
among editors, involving board and editors, on any of the following
* H-Net as mentor: grad students and professionalization
* our network and the discipline: changes and challenges
* international perspectives on networking and H-Net
* H-Net in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Building new online
* H-Net’s affiliates: scholarly societies and networking through
* Scholarly communications and copyright
* Reconsidering the Classroom with H-Net
* From “subscriber” to “member”: the changing online habits of H-Net
* Online reviewing before and after it was de rigueur
* H-Net editing and the profession: incentives and disincentives in
* From discourse to discipline: structured discussions and a new form
Feel free to discuss proposal ideas on this list. Any proposal is
welcome, but full panels are especially helpful to the committee.
To submit, contact Douglas Priest at hnet20 at mail.h-net.msu.edu.
Proposals should be submitted to H-Net by Friday April 6, 2012 and not
directly to the AHA; prepare the proposal as a word-processed document,
in accordance with Section 4 of the AHA’s session guidelines:
H-Net is also awarding 15 scholarships worth up to $200 toward
conference costs to editors who present at the conference. Details on
applying for a scholarship will be posted here.
Melanie Shell-Weiss, Ph.D
Grand Valley State University
President-elect, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
Chair, H-Net 20th Anniversary Planning Committee:
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