[Humanist] 25.937 events: mining literature; knowledge at work

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 4 06:58:59 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 937.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Stefan Sinclair, Prof" <stefan.sinclair at mcgill.ca>       (21)
        Subject: Literary Text Mining in May at McGill

  [2]   From:    Jeffrey Hughes <jeff.hughes at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>             (71)
        Subject: International Congress of HSTM 2013: call for individual

        Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:09:15 +0000
        From: "Stefan Sinclair, Prof" <stefan.sinclair at mcgill.ca>
        Subject: Literary Text Mining in May at McGill

Dear colleagues,

Anyone in Montreal May 10th with an interest in big data and literary text mining in the humanities is warmly invited to join us for the following event:

Big Data in the Humanities: Examples from Text Mining Scholars

Presentations by:

- Tanya Clement
- Matt Jockers
- Mark Algee-Hewitt
- Andrew Piper
- Stéfan Sinclair
- Ted Underwood

May 10th at 9:30am (all morning)
Leacock Building, 232, McGill University
855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest




Stéfan Sinclair, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities
Office 341, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, McGill University
688 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Tel. 514-398-4984
http://stefansinclair.name/ (Twitter: @sgsinclair)

        Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:52:53 +0000
        From: Jeffrey Hughes <jeff.hughes at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
        Subject: International Congress of HSTM 2013: call for individual papers

The 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and
Medicine now invites proposals for stand-alone (individual) paper
presentations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 30
November 2012.

General information

The International Congress is the largest event in the field, and takes
place every four years. Recent meetings have been held in Mexico City
(2001), Beijing (2005) and Budapest (2009).

In 2013, the 24th Congress will take place in Manchester, the chief city of
Northwest England, and the original "shock city" of the Industrial
Revolution. Congress facilities will be provided by The University of
Manchester, with tours and displays on local scientific, technological and
medical heritage co-ordinated by members of the University's Centre for the
History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Subject coverage

Abstract submissions should indicate how they relate to the theme of the
Congress, which is 'Knowledge at Work'. We construe this theme broadly, and
encourage studies of the creation, dissemination and deployment of knowledge
and practice across all periods, and from a variety of methodological and
historiographical approaches. Possible areas of investigation may include,
but are not limited to

* case studies of knowledge-making and knowledge-use in particular
scientific, technological and medical communities

* the use and adaptation of scientific knowledge in the workplace, the home,
and the wider world

* how facts, and other knowledge-claims, travel between disciplines,
countries and communities

* relationships between those knowledge-making enterprises which are
described as 'science' and those which are not, and the dynamics of the
boundaries between them

* definitions and meanings of 'pure', 'fundamental' and 'applied' research

* how scientists, engineers and healthcare professionals (and their
historical antecedents) work, and whom they work for

* the status relations of knowledge and work, including the roles of
'artists', 'artisans', 'professionals', 'amateurs', 'devotees',
'operatives', 'philosophers', 'adepts', 'scientists' and 'workers'

* sites and geographies of knowledge-production and knowledge-exchange:
laboratory, field, factory, hospital, ocean...

* communication about science: forms and genres, advocacy and dissent,
authorship and audience in print, manuscript, broadcasting, digital media
and performance

Presentation format

Stand-alone submissions will normally be assembled thematically into groups
of 4 presentations per 90-minute session. You should prepare a presentation
of around 15 to 17 minutes’ duration, to be followed by 5 minutes of
audience questions. Please plan carefully: the very high volume of activity
at the Congress means it will be necessary to run strictly to time.

Each stand-alone paper session will be chaired by a Congress participant
chosen by the organising committee, who will co-ordinate questions at the
end of each presentation. The stand-alone sessions will not normally feature
commentaries or group question time.

All the Congress presentation rooms are equipped as standard with a Windows
PC running Powerpoint, Media Player, etc; LCD projector (beamer); projection
screen; and audio speakers. Microphones will be available in the largest
rooms. Requests for additional equipment may be made via the abstract
submission form, but cannot be guaranteed.

Further information

Please note that we expect the Congress to be heavily subscribed, and the
Programme Committee will need to be selective.  Because of the limitations
of the timetable, offering space to discuss absent speakers’ papers would
mean denying important opportunities to others. For this reason, all
presenters are expected to deliver their papers in person.  Full details of
the Congress policy on co-presentation, attendance, multiple contributions,
and other information may be found at the Congress website:

Please submit your proposal via the online form provided at this website.
The form will be taken down at midnight (Greenwich Mean Time) on Friday 30
November 2012, and no proposals can be considered after this point.

The Programme Committee will send confirmations of all accepted proposals to
the corresponding authors, via the contact details given, in February 2013.
Registration for the Congress will then open in March.

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