[Humanist] 26.45 events: Wikipedia; visual culture; complex networks; high-performance computing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 25 22:53:26 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 45.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Horrocks, Sally M. (Dr.)" <smh4 at LEICESTER.AC.UK>         (20)
        Subject: Symposia at University of Leicester, 15th and 16th June
                2012: 'Visual Culture Research: Access All Areas?' &
                'British Society on the Small Screen? The Historian,
                Television, and History'

  [2]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>                (46)
        Subject: Call for participation: Wikipedia Academy 2012

  [3]   From:    Maximilian Schich <maximilian at SCHICH.INFO>                (42)
        Subject: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks @ NetSci2012

  [4]   From:    I-CHASS <uiucichass at gmail.com>                            (50)
        Subject: Extending High-Performance Computing Beyond its Traditional

        Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 15:25:40 +0100
        From: "Horrocks, Sally M. (Dr.)" <smh4 at LEICESTER.AC.UK>
        Subject: Symposia at University of Leicester, 15th and 16th June 2012: 'Visual Culture Research: Access All Areas?' & 'British Society on the Small Screen? The Historian, Television, and History'

Two upcoming events at Leicester that might interest some list members

The Salon and IDeoGRAMS in association with the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester present a symposium on:
Visual Culture Research: Access All Areas?
10am-5pm, Friday 15th June 2012
Attenborough Building, Basement Seminar Block, Lecture Theatre LT1 & Seminar Room LG03, University of Leicester
Confirmed Speakers:

*         Tim Padfield, Copyright Officer for The National Archives

*         Garry Campbell, Head of Archive Services at the BBC

With the advent and proliferation of digital culture, humanities research has changed forever. In an age when the internet allows access to more and more visual material, much of which has been previously unavailable, academics have an increasingly rich seam of sources to tap into but, inevitably, questions must be asked about the ethics of using sources and research which fall outside the bounds of archives and institutions. At a time when such archives and institutions are also at risk of marginalisation and cuts in funding, should academics use material accessed outside these repositories without questioning its provenance? How may academics and curators negotiate this tension between utopian academic and cultural impulses and the ethical, financial and political constraints around visual culture research, copyright and access?

This one-day symposium will explore the use of visual material in academic research and some of the ethical issues that this raises in the digital age. To open up the dialogue beyond academia, speakers from a number of national repositories and archives have been invited to contribute their thoughts on how to improve shared knowledge and enable wider access to visual media through a variety of channels.

This event is free to attend, but requires registration (now open) with Dr Anna Claydon at eac14 at le.ac.uk<mailto:eac14 at le.ac.uk>.

University of Leicester's School of Historical Studies will also be running a twinned event the following day:

British Society on the Small Screen? The Historian, Television and History
10am-5pm, Saturday 16th June 2012

1 Salisbury Road, University of Leicester

An innovative one-day workshop exploring the value of television material as a social and cultural record for historical research.

Further information is available at http://britishsocietyonthesmallscreen.blogspot.co.uk or by email from Gillian Murray: gem10 at le.ac.uk<mailto:gem10 at le.ac.uk>

This workshop is funded by the Economic History Society and is free to attend, however places are limited. Please email Gillian Murray, gem10 at le.ac.uk<mailto:gem10 at le.ac.uk>, for more information and to reserve a place.

        Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 08:22:25 +0200
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>
        Subject: Call for participation: Wikipedia Academy 2012

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free
June 29 - July 1, 2012 | Berlin, Germany

The free online Encyclopedia Wikipedia answers questions of millions of
users every day. The “Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge”
provides a platform for the research community and the Wikipedia community
to connect, present, discuss and advance research on Wikipedia in
particular and on free knowledge in general. More information on:

== Topics and programme ==
A preliminary programme schedule can be found on the WPAC2012 website:
A programme preview was published here:

== Registration ==
The online registration is open now. The participation fee is 60 Euro
(reduced price: 30 Euro): http://wikipedia-academy.de/2012/wiki/Registration

We are looking forward to your participation!
In case of further questions, contact us at academy-oc at wikimedia.de

Best regards,
The WPAC2012 Organising Committee

Angelika Adam

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Obentrautstraße 72 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 260


Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch freien Zugang zu der
Gesamtheit des Wissens der Menschheit hat. Helfen Sie uns dabei!

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.

----- End forwarded message -----

Dr. des. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities / Thomas-Institut
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 - (0)221 - 470 - 6883/1750
Email: franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de


        Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:37:17 +0200
        From: Maximilian Schich <maximilian at SCHICH.INFO>
        Subject: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks @ NetSci2012

Dear friends,

We have a number of exciting news, regarding
the registration and program for our satellite at NetSci2012,
our dedicated Special Section in Leonardo Journal,
and our brand new eBook from MIT-Press.

http://ahcn2012.eventbrite.com/ for

*Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
-- 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012*

on *Tuesday, June 19, 2012*
at *Kellogg School of Management* on *Northwestern University* campus
in Evanston/IL, near Chicago/IL on the shores of Lake Michigan.

featuring keynotes Burak Arikan (NYC/Istanbul), Pedro Cano (bmat.com), 
and Miriah Meyer (Utah); contributors Marco Büchler (Leipzig), Nan Cao 
(Hong Kong), Greg Crane (Tufts), James G. Ennis (Tufts), Gerhard Heyer 
(Leipzig), Yu-Ru Lin (Northeastern/Harvard), Hoyt Long (Chicago), Eliah 
Meeks (Stanford), Richard Jean So (Chicago), and Katharina Anna Zweig 
(Heidelberg). In addition Maximilian Schich (ETH Zurich) will moderate a 
panel discussion featuring Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern), Petter 
Holme (Umeå), Cristián Huepe (Northwestern), Isabel Meirelles 
(Northeastern), as well as Dean Julio M. Ottino (Northwestern).

Attending the symposium is free of charge, but requires registration. 
Tickets are given out in a first come, first serve basis, to both 
NetSci2012 and WebSci2012 main conference attendees as well as external 
guests. Please be aware that registration MAY FILL UP FAST.

FOR THE FULL PROGRAMM and more information please go to


http://ahcncompanion.info/ or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S0UA9Q

We are enthusiastically looking forward to meet you at Lake Michigan,

The Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks organizers,
Maximilian Schich, Roger Malina, Isabel Meirelles, and Cristián Huepe
artshumanities.netsci at gmail.com

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        Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 20:15:24 +0100
        From: I-CHASS <uiucichass at gmail.com>
        Subject: Extending High-Performance Computing Beyond its Traditional UserCommunities

Extending High-Performance Computing Beyond its Traditional User Communities

Co-located with the 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience,
Chicago, USA
October 8, 2012

Call for Papers:

Historically, high-performance computing (HPC) has enabled computationally intensive simulations performed in batch mode on a small number of standalone supercomputers, shared among users selected for their computing skills as much as for expertise in their own disciplines. There has been a sustained effort over the past decade to broaden this model by deploying a wider variety of HPC systems tied into emerging national and global cyber-infrastructure (CI), yet only a small fraction of the resources fielded by HPC-based CI programs such as the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is currently used by people who are not members of communities that have used supercomputing centers since the 1980’s.

Given the digital instruments and methods that are revolutionizing biological, environmental, and physical sciences, as well as the promise of important benefits to social sciences and the arts and humanities, XSEDE is undertaking a proactive effort to work with members of these communities to identify barriers and to develop projects that show how to effectively overcome them.

In this context, the goal of the proposed workshop is to discuss examples of successful projects as well as barriers and practical approaches to overcoming them. After the presentation of selected papers, there will be a discussion among all the participants. The desired outcome is an improved understanding of actions that should be taken by the various stakeholders in order to enable a wide spectrum of practitioners to use HPC resources as part of their work and data flows, and to establish an informal network of people and communities interested in this outcome.

We invite papers that describe projects that have already used HPC systems, or whose requirements analysis indicates a need for HPC systems as part of the infrastructure for their implementation – if specific topics of concern are satisfactorily addressed.

Disciplines of study include, but are not limited to:

 *   Genomics and bioinformatics
 *   Social, behavioral and economic sciences
 *   Digital humanities
 *   Public Health
 *   Citizen science
 *   Computational linguistics
 *   Machine learning
 *   Digital arts

Topics of concern include, but are not limited to:

 *   Campus, Cloud and HPC resources: tradeoffs and interoperation
 *   Security and privacy of HPC environments
 *   Data management, integration and visualization from Lab to HPC and back
 *   Parallelization of compute- or data-intensive tasks
 *   Programming paradigms, tools and programming environments
 *   Access to and scheduling of HPC environments
 *   Community portals and gateways
 *   Workflow management and remote collaboration
 *   System level support for workflows that include HPC
 *   Fault-tolerance of distributed applications
 *   Scalability of infrastructures and applications
 *   Training and education of current and future practitioners


Ralph Roskies, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, USA
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Sergiu Sanielevici, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, USA
Philip Blood, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, USA

Program Committee

Kevin Franklin, University of Illinois, USA
Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
James Taylor, Emory University, USA
Kenneth Judd, Stanford University, USA
John Grefenstette, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois, USA
Robert Sinkovits, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Jeffrey Gardner, University of Washington, USA
Thomas Uram,Argonne National Laboratory, USA

* * *


Founded in 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I-CHASS charts new ground in high-performance computing and the humanities, arts, and social sciences by creating both learning environments and spaces for digital discovery. I-CHASS presents path-breaking research, computational resources, collaborative tools, and educational programming to showcase the future of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

For more information on I-CHASS, please visit: http://www.ichass.illinois.edu

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