[Humanist] 27.530 events: silence of science; virtual heritage

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Wed Nov 13 07:09:42 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 530.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (17)
        Subject: V-MUST.NET International Virtual Heritage School 2013

  [2]   From:    "Mellor, Felicity" <f.mellor at IMPERIAL.AC.UK>               (8)
        Subject: silence of science conference

        Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:05:13 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: V-MUST.NET International Virtual Heritage School 2013

International Virtual Heritage School 2013
2nd International Virtual Heritage School
9th – 13th December 2013
@ AIR Studio, Falmouth University, Falmouth, Cornwall. UK

V-MUST.NET http://v-must.net/  and King's College London in collaboration with AIR Studio, Falmouth University, announce the 2nd International Virtual Heritage School

Designed for early career professionals and researchers with a strong interest in cultural heritage and/or virtual museum digitisation and communication The school presents and exciting programme of lectures and hands-on sessions by leading experts in the filed of cultural heritage and virtual museums, combined with field trips and participant led case study development

Spaces are limited to 20 participants selected by the V-MUST.NET<http://v-must.net/> committee base on CV and relevant interest to the programme. Accommodation for the duration of the school will be provided and leading candidates will be offered travel grants of up to €1,000.

Application is now open. Please go to the online registration form at the application-form.


Submission deadline Friday 20th November 2013

Best wishes


Drew Baker. Research Fellow
Digital Humanities, King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane. London. UK. WC2B 5RL
Telephone +44 (0)20 7848 2780

        Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:25:03 +0000
        From: "Mellor, Felicity" <f.mellor at IMPERIAL.AC.UK>
        Subject: silence of science conference

The Silences of Science: Silences in the History and Communication of Science

Registration is now open for this one day conference to be held at Imperial College London on Tuesday 17th December 2013.

The programme and registration form can be found here: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroup/research/silencesofscience

The registration from should be completed and returned to f.mellor at imperial.ac.uk<mailto:f.mellor at imperial.ac.uk> by 30th November.

Silence is often construed negatively, as a lack, an absence. Yet silences carry meaning. They can be strategic and directed at particular audiences; they can be fiercely contested or completely overlooked. Silence is not only oppressive but also generative, playing a key role in creative and intellectual processes. Conversely, speech, whilst seeming to facilitate open communication, can serve to mask important silences or can replace the quietude necessary for insightful thought with thoughtless babble.

Despite a currently dominant rhetoric that assumes that openness in science is an inherent good, science - and its communication - depends as much on discontinuities, on barriers and lacunae, as it does on the free flow of information. This conference will bring together STS scholars and Science Communication Studies scholars to explore both the positive and negative features of silence in scientific practice and the communication of science.

Keynote: 'The Sounds of Silencing' by Professor Brian Rappert, Exeter University, author of Experimental Secrets.

There is no conference fee.

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