[Humanist] 27.542 events: geography & GIS; data curation; memory; programming
Humanist Discussion Group
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Tue Nov 19 07:33:41 CET 2013
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 542.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE> (124)
Subject: 2nd cfp Second Symposium for the History and Philosophy of
 From: federica perazzini <f.perazzini1 at gmail.com> (15)
Subject: New Humanities seminar series: "Memory: mathematics,
computer science, literature"
 From: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu> (17)
Subject: Geography & GIS this week
 From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu> (17)
Subject: Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute: Now Accepting
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:11:33 +0100
From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
Subject: 2nd cfp Second Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming
Second Symposium on History and Philosophy of Programming
2nd Call for Papers
At AISB-50, Goldsmiths, London
1-4, April 2014
As part of the AISB-50 Annual Convention 2014 to be held at Goldsmiths,
University of London, on April 1st--4th 2014
The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial
Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
The history and philosophy of computing only started to develop as real
disciplines in the '80s and '90s of the previous century, with the
foundation of journals (e.g. the IEEE Annals on the History of
Computing, Minds and Machines and the like) and associations (SIGCIS,
IACAP, . . . ), and the organization of conferences and workshops on a
regular basis. A historical awareness of the evolution of computing not
only helps to clarify the complex structure of the computing sciences,
but it also provides an insight in what computing was, is and maybe
could be in the future. Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle
some of the fundamental problems of computing. The aim of this symposium
is to zoom into one fundamental aspect of computing, that is the
foundational and the historical problems and developments related to the
science of programming.
This is the Second Symposium on History and Philosophy of Programming,
following the first edition organized in 2012 at the AISB/IACAP Joint
Convention in Birmingham, UK.
It is supported by the Commission on the History and Philosophy of
A historical awareness of the evolution of computing not only helps to
clarify the complex structure of the computing sciences, but it also
provides an insight in what computing was, is and maybe could be in the
future. Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle some of the
fundamental problems of computing. The aim of this symposium is to zoom
into one fundamental aspect of computing, that is the foundational and
the historical problems and developments related to programming.
Topics of Interest
That a logico-mathematical-physical object called program is so
controversial, even though its very nature is mostly hidden away, is
rooted in the range of problems, processes and objects that can be
solved, simulated, approximated and generated by way of its execution.
Given its widespread impact on our lives, it becomes a responsibility of
the philosopher and the historian to study the science of programming.
The historical and philosophical reflection on the science of
programming is the main topic at the core of this workshop and we expect
contributions (talks) in the following aspects (and their connections):
1. The history of computational systems, machines and programs
2. Foundational issues and paradigms of programming
3. Methodology of designing, teaching and learning programming
We believe the scientific community needs a deep understanding and
critical view of the problems related to the scientific paradigm
represented by the science of programming. Possible and in no way
exclusive questions that might be of relevance to this Symposium are:
. What was and is the relation between hardware and software
. How did the notion of 'program' changed since the 40s?
. How important has been the hands-off vs. the hands-on approach for
the development of programming?
. How did models of computability like Church's lambda-calculus
influence the development of programming languages?
. Is programming a science or a technology?
. What are the novel and most interesting approaches to the design of
. What is correctness for a program? Issues in Type-checking,
. How do we understand programs as syntactical-semantical objects?
. What is the nature of the relation between algorithms and
programs? What is a program?
. How can epistemology profit from the understanding of programs'
behavior and structure?
. What legal and socio-economical issues are involved in the
creation, patenting or free-distribution of programs?
. How is programming to be taught?
Submission and Publication Details
Submissions must be full (short) papers and should be sent via EasyChair:
Text editor templates from a previous convention can be found at:
We request that submitted papers are limited to eight pages. Each paper
will receive at least two reviews. Selected papers will be published in
the general proceedings of the AISB Convention, with the proviso that at
least ONE author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and
participate in general symposium activities.
Full paper submission deadline: *3 January 2014 *
Notification of acceptance/rejections: 6 February 2014
Final version of accepted papers: 24 february 2014
Convention: 1-4 April 2014 (symposium date tbc)
Please note that there will be separate proceedings for each symposium,
produced before the convention. Each delegate will receive a memory
stick containing the proceedings of all the symposia. In previous years
there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited student
bursaries. These details will be circulated as and when they become
available. Authors of a selection of the best papers will be invited to
submit an extended version of the work to a journal special issue.
dr. Liesbeth De Mol
elizabeth.demol at ugent.be
UMR 8163 - Savoir, Textes, Languages
Université de Lille 3 Bt.B4
Rue du Barreau BP 60149
59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
dr. Giuseppe Primiero
G.Primiero at mdx.ac.uk
Department of Computer Science
NW4 4BT, London, UK
G. Alberts (Amsterdam) - TBC
M. Campbell-Kelly (Warwick)
L. Corry (Tel Aviv)
L. de Mol (Lille)
H. Durnova (Brno)
R. Kahle (Lisbon)
B. Loewe (Amsterdam)
G. Primiero (Middlesex London)
M. Tedre (Helsinki)
R. Turner (Essex)
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:38:36 +0100
From: federica perazzini <f.perazzini1 at gmail.com>
Subject: New Humanities seminar series: "Memory: mathematics, computer science, literature"
Memory is not only a fundamental faculty for the construction of knowledge
and, therefore, for the reproduction of living. It is also many other
different things as different are its meanings, places, media and practices
or the techniques to study the ways in which it manifests itself and acts
in the various areas of knowledge or political uses. It is therefore
crucial to work for a critical analysis of the interdependencies between
the various memories, especially between the external and the subjective
memory, including storage tools and techniques of self-construction,
between the multiplicity of contexts and the discovery of invariants .
Giuseppe Longo , Teresa Numerico and Francesco Fiorentino will discuss
about it in the seminar titled "Memory: mathematics, computer science,
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 10 a.m
Room " Ignazio Ambrogio" - via del Valco S.Paolo 19, University of Roma
Tre/ Department of Languages, Literatures and Foreign Cultures
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:06:57 +0000
From: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>
Subject: Geography & GIS this week
Geography Awareness week, with the theme of "The New Age of Exploration" takes place this week. Created by National Geographic, the goal is to raise awareness of geography and geo-spatial issues in our lives. On Wednesday of this week we also celebrate "GIS Day," an international celebration to showcase GIS in our communities – GIS Day events are found here http://www.gisday.com/gis-day-events-map.html
The 'Exploration' theme, and emphasis on GIS is particularly relevant to Humanists who are increasingly exploring numerous worlds, bringing context and connections between texts, ideas and place, and in a variety of ways creating geo-aware digital scholarship. To support work in this area, the ADHO SIG, GeoHumanities, was formed and now has members from around the globe. See our recently updated web page: http://www.geohumanities.org which includes membership information, pointers to GeoHumanities Resources and a discussion on building a taxonomy for this area.
On behalf of the ADHO GeoHumanities Special Interest Group, co-Chair, Karl Grossner and I congratulate all of you who bring the issues of space and place into scholarship to broaden understandings of our real and virtual environments. Happy Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, everyone!
Katherine H. Weimer
Map & GIS Library
Texas A & M University Libraries
College Station, TX 77843-5000
k-weimer at library.tamu.edu<applewebdata://1BD4BF25-A496-457B-AEFB-AA955FB0B166email@example.com>
Co-Editor, Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
Co-Chair, ADHO GeoHumanities SIG
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:33:56 +0000
From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>
Subject: Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute: Now Accepting Applications
Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of three-day workshops, will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the humanities. Workshops are aimed at humanities researchers — whether traditional faculty or alternative (alt-ac) professionals — as well as librarians, archivists, cultural heritage specialists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students.
Applications are now being accepted for the third Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop, to be held at Northeastern University, April 30-May 2, 2014. Visit the Institute Web site (http://dhcuration.org/institute) to complete an application by January 31, 2014. Workshops are limited to 20 participants, and applicants will be notified regarding acceptance in mid-February.
As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science — which come together in the research, and practice of data curation — will become more vital to humanists.
Carrying out computational research with digital materials requires that both scholars and information professionals understand how to manage and curate data over its entire lifetime of interest. At the least, individual scholars must be able to document their data curation strategies and evaluate those of collaborators and other purveyors of humanities data. More fully integrating data curation into digital research involves fluency with topics such as disciplinary research cultures, policies and plans for information sharing, metadata standards and repository systems, and the technical characteristics of digital data. An overview of the content is available by browsing the schedules of our past workshops, which can be found online at http://www.dhcuration.org/institute/schedule/.
Organized by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the Women Writers Project (WWP) at Brown University, and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS, this workshop series is generously funded by an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute and will be awarded based on need. Support may not cover all costs associated with attendance.
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu
Visit the website at http://dhcuration.org/institute
Megan Finn Senseney
Project Coordinator, Research Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu
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