[Humanist] 27.542 events: geography & GIS; data curation; memory; programming

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 542.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>               (124)
        Subject: 2nd cfp Second Symposium for the History and Philosophy of
                Programming

  [2]   From:    federica perazzini <f.perazzini1 at gmail.com>               (15)
        Subject: New Humanities seminar series: "Memory: mathematics,
                computer science, literature"

  [3]   From:    Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>                  (17)
        Subject: Geography & GIS this week

  [4]   From:    "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>            (17)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute: Now Accepting
                Applications


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        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

www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop2

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

www.aisb.org.uk/events/aisb14

The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial 
Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour  (AISB)

http://www.aisb.org.uk/

Overview

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 
Computing (www.hapoc.org)

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 
developments?
.    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 
programs?
.    What is correctness for a program?  Issues in Type-checking, 
Model-checking, etc.
.    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:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapop2

Text editor templates from a previous convention can be found at:
http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08/download.html

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.

Important Dates

     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)

Additional Information
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.

Symposium organisers

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
website: http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/people/giuseppe-primiero/
Department of Computer Science
Middlesex University
the Borroughs
NW4 4BT, London, UK

Symposium Website:
www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop2

Programme Committee
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)



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        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,
literature"

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



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        Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:06:57 +0000
        From: Kathy Weimer <k-weimer at library.tamu.edu>
        Subject: Geography & GIS this week


Hello all,

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!

Regards,

Kathy Weimer

Katherine H. Weimer
Professor
Map & GIS Library
Texas A & M University Libraries
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
(979) 845-6588
k-weimer at library.tamu.edu<applewebdata://1BD4BF25-A496-457B-AEFB-AA955FB0B166/k-weimer@library.tamu.edu>
twitter:@Kathy_Weimer
Co-Editor, Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
Co-Chair, ADHO GeoHumanities SIG



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        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

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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
http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/services/<http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/research/services/>





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