[Humanist] 25.793 events: visualisation; modelling space & time

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 8 07:36:09 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 793.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Annamaria Carusi <annamaria.carusi at oerc.ox.ac.uk>         (21)
        Subject: ESF Conference on Images and Visualisation in Science

  [2]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (67)
        Subject: CFP: 2nd NeDIMAH Space & Time workshop (satellite workshop
                of DH2012, Hamburg)

        Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:36:07 +0000
        From: Annamaria Carusi <annamaria.carusi at oerc.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: ESF Conference on Images and Visualisation in Science

Images and Visualisation: Imaging Technology, Truth and Trust

17-21 September 2012
Norköping, Sweden

Deadline 6th June

Both Leonardo da Vinci and John Constable claimed that painting is a
science. This science has been explored extensively in traditional
aesthetics and art history. Given recent advances in science and visual
engineering, creating images for science, of science and for the translation
(interpretation) of science has become at one and the same time commonplace,
even easy, and even more scientific.

The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from across the
natural and social sciences, with curators, artists, producers and users of
images based on advanced visual engineering. By exploring emerging
challenges at the interface between advanced visualisation technologies,
truth and trust we want to stimulate talk, interaction and collaboration
between the arts, humanities and (natural, medical, engineering, computer)
sciences, in a context where both science and (visual) art are increasingly
converging and, at the same time, disciplinary boundaries still separate
those working across them.

To learn more about this conference, go to

        Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:12:48 +0000
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: CFP: 2nd NeDIMAH Space & Time workshop (satellite workshop of DH2012, Hamburg)

1st Call for Papers

Second Workshop of the NeDiMAH Space and Time Working Group:
Here and There, Then and Now - Modelling Space and Time in the Humanities

A Satellite Workshop of Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany.
Tuesday 17th July

Spatio-temporal concepts are so ubiquitous that it is easy for us to
forget that they are essential to everything we do. All cultural
expressions are related to the dimensions of space and time in the
manner of their production and consumption, the nature of their medium
and the way in which they express these concepts themselves. This
workshop seeks to identify innovative practices among the Digital
Humanities community that explore, critique and re-present these
spatial and temporal aspects.

Although space and time are closely related, there are significant
differences between them which may be exploited when theorizing and
researching the Humanities. Among these are the different natures of
their dimensionality (three dimensions vs. one), the seemingly static
nature of space but enforced 'flow' of time, and the different methods
we use to make the communicative leap across spatial and temporal
distance. Every medium, whether textual, tactile, illustrative or
audible (or some combination of them), exploits space and time
differently in order to convey its message. The changes required to
express the same concepts in different media (between written and
performed music, for example), are often driven by different
spatio-temporal requirements. Last of all, the impossibility (and
perhaps undesirability) of fully representing a four-dimensional
reality (whether real or fictional) mean that authors and artists must
decide how to collapse this reality into the spatio-temporal
limitations of a chosen medium. The nature of those choices can be as
interesting as the expression itself.

We invite those working with digital tools and techniques that manage,
analyse and exploit spatial and temporal concepts in the Humanities to
present a position paper at this workshop. Position papers should
discuss a generalized theme related to use of spatio-temporal methods
in the Digital Humanities with specific reference to one or more
concrete applications or examples. Position papers will be separated
into multiple panel sessions according to emergent themes. Those not
wishing to present a paper are warmly encouraged to attend the
workshop and take part in the extended discussion which will follow
the presentations. This workshop is part of the ESF-funded NEDIMAH
Network and organised by its Working Group on Space and Time (STWG).

Papers are invited on any topic that furthers these objectives. Topics
could be, but are not limited to:
∗	Spatial History
∗	Temporal analysis of ephemera
∗	Online contextualization of resources with data from related eras or regions
∗	Augmented reality applications
∗	Non-linear representations of space and time
∗	Digital analyses of fictional or mythical spaces or eras
∗	Modelling cultural dynamics and diffusion
∗	Comparisons between narrative, observer and 'real' times

Papers that are accepted will have their workshop fees covered.
Separate NeDiMAH STWG workshops cover GIS, Webmapping and ontological
approaches to representing space and time and the Humanities. While
these may naturally be an aspect of accepted submissions they should
therefore not form the main focus of the paper. Papers should be
submitted before 21st March 2012. We will endeavour to decide on the
final workshop programme by the end of March.

Please address submissions and queries to: l.isaksen at soton.ac.uk

STWG WG Committee are:
Daniel Alves
Jens Andresen
Shawn Day
Øyvind Eide
Leif Isaksen
Eetu Mäkelä
Eero Hyvönen

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