[Humanist] 26.535 events: seminar at Maynooth; digital at the Folger; computation in Milan; chemistry in London

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Fri Nov 30 08:00:32 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 535.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Anna Marie Roos <anna.roos at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>              (25)
        Subject: Meeting Reminder:   "What's the Matter? The Material Culture
                of Chemistry", 8 December 2012, Science Museum, London

  [2]   From:    Jennifer Kelly <Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>                   (29)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Research Seminar at NUI Maynooth

  [3]   From:    Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>                       (2)
        Subject: Early Modern Digital Agendas at the Folger Institute

  [4]   From:    S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>                   (138)
        Subject: CiE 2013: The Nature of Computation, Milan, Italy, July 1-5,

        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:58:05 +0000
        From: Anna Marie Roos <anna.roos at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Meeting Reminder:   "What's the Matter? The Material Culture of Chemistry", 8 December 2012, Science Museum, London

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry presents its 2012  
Autumn Meeting:

"What's the Matter? The Material Culture of Chemistry"

Saturday 8 December

Science Museum, London

A day of talks, tours and discussion, exploring the rich material  
culture of alchemy, chemistry and the chemical sciences, hosted by the  
Science Museum of London. From gold to gunpowder, books to crucibles,  
we'll explore what objects can teach us about chemistry's past.

Events include:

*Guided tours of "James Watt and our World" (including Watt's  
workshop), and "Signs, Symbols, Secrets: An Illustrated Guide to  

*Talks by guest speakers and guides

Registration is £15 (£10 for students and SHAC members).  Please  
register at:


The programme may be downloaded at http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/7561

Questions? Please contact the SHAC Hon. Secretary, Dr Anna Marie Roos: anna.roos at history.ox.ac.uk

Anna Marie Roos, Ph.D., F.L.S.
The Lister Research Fellow
Honorary Secretary, The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
History Faculty, University of Oxford
Old Boys' High School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL
Email: anna.roos at history.ox.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:16:18 +0000
        From: Jennifer Kelly <Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Research Seminar at NUI Maynooth

Dear Humanists,

The final AFF Digital Humanities Research Seminar for this semester will be delivered by Dr Justin Tonra, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, The Moore Institute, NUI Galway on Wednesday 05 December 2012. The title of the seminar is 'Forcing serendipity: computing and literary criticism' and it will be held at the usual time of 3pm in the Seminar Room at An Foras Feasa. All are very welcome to attend.

'Forcing serendipity: computing and literary criticism.'
Literary criticism has often used serendipitous discovery as the basis
from which to make a critical judgment or argument. Do the digital tools
that are now available for text analysis provide a means of generating
such serendipity? Does this circumstance necessitate a re-thinking of
the scope and responsibilities of literary hermeneutics? How does it
influence the relationship of textual part to textual whole, and how
both are interpreted? Ultimately, can computing and literary criticism
complement one another in the task of articulating the meaning in a
text, or are the two practices irreconcilable? This seminar will address
these topics as they arise in a particular study of the roles of
influence and imitation in poetry of the Romantic period.

Justin Tonra is an Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Fellow in
English at NUI Galway. His research interests are in Book History,
Textual Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. Within the Digital
Humanities field, he is interested in encoding literary texts, scholarly
editions for the web, and algorithmic criticism. Justin has previously
held research positions at University College London and the University
of Virginia.

All best wishes,

Dr Jennifer Kelly
Project Officer
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
NUI Maynooth
353 (0)1 4747105
Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie

        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:36:53 +0000
        From: Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>
        Subject: Early Modern Digital Agendas at the Folger Institute

In July 2013, the Folger Institute will offer "Early Modern Digital Agendas" under the direction of Jonathan Hope<http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/english/staff/hopejonathanprof/>, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. It is an NEH-funded, three-week institute that will explore the robust set of digital tools with period-specific challenges and limitations that literary scholars of early modern English now have at hand. "Early Modern Digital Agendas" will create a forum in which twenty faculty participants can historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital approaches to early modern literary studies-from Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) to advanced corpus linguistics, semantic searching, and visualization theory-with discussion growing out of, and feeding back into, their own projects (current and envisaged). With the guidance of expert visiting faculty<http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/2012/10/15/visiting-faculty-for-early-modern-digital-agendas/>, attention will be paid to the ways new technologies are shaping the very nature of early modern research and the means by which scholars interpret texts, teach their students, and present their findings to other scholars.

This institute is supported by an Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities<http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/announcing-5-new-institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities-july> grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities. Please visit http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/ for more details.

        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:29:19 +0000
        From: S B Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>
        Subject: CiE 2013: The Nature of Computation, Milan, Italy, July 1-5, 2013


                  CiE 2013: The Nature of Computation
                    Logic, Algorithms, Applications

                             Milan, Italy
                           July  1 - 5, 2013



Submission Deadline for LNCS:                   20 January 2013
Notification of authors:                        4 March 2013
Deadline for final revisions:                   1 April 2013

CiE 2013 is the ninth conference organised by CiE (Computability in
Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer
scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new
developments in computability and their underlying significance for the
real world. Previous meetings have taken place in Amsterdam (2005),
Swansea (2006), Siena (2007), Athens (2008), Heidelberg (2009), Ponte
Dalgada (2010), Sofia (2011) and Cambridge (2012).

The Nature of Computation is meant to emphasize the special focus of
CIE13 on the unexpected and strong changes that studies on Nature have
brought in several areas of mathematics, physics, and computer science.
Starting from Alan Turing, research on Nature with a computational
perspective has produced novel contributions, giving rise even to new

Two complementary research perspectives pervade the Nature of
Computation theme. One is focused on the understanding of new
computational paradigms inspired by the processes occurring in the
biological world, while focusing on a deeper and modern understanding of
the theory of computation. The other perspective is on our understanding
of how computations really occur in Nature, on how we can interact with
those computations, and on their applications.

CiE 2013 conference topics include, but not exclusively:

* Admissible sets
* Algorithms
* Analog computation
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata theory
* Bioinformatics
* Classical computability and degree structures
* Cognitive science and modelling
* Complexity classes
* Computability theoretic aspects of programs
* Computable analysis and real computation
* Computable structures and models
* Computational and proof complexity
* Computational biology
* Computational creativity
* Computational learning and complexity
* Computational linguistics
* Concurrency and distributed computation
* Constructive mathematics
* Cryptographic complexity
* Decidability of theories
* Derandomization
* DNA computing
* Domain theory and computability
* Dynamical systems and computational models
* Effective descriptive set theory
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Finite model theory
* Formal aspects of program analysis
* Formal methods
* Foundations of computer science
* Games
* Generalized recursion theory
* History of computation
* Hybrid systems
* Higher type computability
* Hypercomputational models
* Infinite time Turing machines
* Kolmogorov complexity
* Lambda and combinatory calculi
* L-systems and membrane computation
* Machine learning
* Mathematical models of emergence
* Molecular computation
* Morphogenesis and developmental biology
* Multi-agent systems
* Natural Computation
* Neural nets and connectionist models
* Philosophy of science and computation
* Physics and computability
* Probabilistic systems
* Process algebras and concurrent systems
* Programming language semantics
* Proof mining and applications
* Proof theory and computability
* Proof complexity
* Quantum computing and complexity
* Randomness
* Reducibilities and relative computation
* Relativistic computation
* Reverse mathematics
* Semantics and logic of computation
* Swarm intelligence and self-organisation
* Type systems and type theory
* Uncertain Reasoning
* Weak systems of arithmetic and applications

We particularly welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as
bioinformatics and natural computation, where they have a basic
connection with computability.

Contributed papers will be selected from submissions received by the
PROGRAM COMMITTEE consisting of:

* Gerard Alberts (Amsterdam)          * Luis Antunes (Porto)
* Arnold Beckmann (Swansea)           * Laurent Bienvenu (Paris)
* Paola Bonizzoni (Milan, co-chair)   * Vasco Brattka (Munich and Cape 
                                        Town, co-chair)
* Cameron Buckner (Houston TX)        * Bruno Codenotti (Pisa)
* Stephen Cook (Toronto ON)           * Barry Cooper (Leeds)
* Ann Copestake (Cambridge)	      * Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Budapest)
* Anuj Dawar (Cambridge)              * Gianluca Della Vedova (Milan)
* Liesbeth De Mol (Gent)              * Jerome Durand-Lose (Orleans)
* Viv Kendon (Leeds)                  * Bjoern Kjos-Hanssen (Honolulu, HI)
* Antonina Kolokolova (St. John's NF) * Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam)
* Giancarlo Mauri (Milan)             * Rolf Niedermeier (Berlin)
* Geoffrey Pullum (Edinburgh)	      * Nicole Schweikardt (Frankfurt)
* Sonja Smets (Amsterdam)             * Susan Stepney (York)
* S. P. Suresh (Chennai)              * Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam)

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers (European and
non-European) in computability related areas to submit their papers (in
PDF format, max 10 pages using the LNCS style) for presentation at CiE 2013.
The submission site https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cie2013 is open.
We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different
parts of the research community.

The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by LNCS, Springer Verlag.

Contact: Paola Bonizzoni - bonizzoni at disco.unimib.it
Website: http://cie2013.disco.unimib.it

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