[Humanist] 27.420 events: complex simulation; medieval archive; space & time; DHSI Colloquium

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 420.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Tom Brughmans" <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                 (75)
        Subject: CfP CAA2014 S25. "Agents, Networks, Equations and
                Complexity: the potential and challenges of complex systems

  [2]   From:    kcl - digitalhumanities <digitalhumanities at kcl.ac.uk>      (9)
        Subject: Digitizing the Medieval Archive CFP

  [3]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (11)
        Subject: Final programme for the Workshop, NeDiMAH Space and Time
                Working Group (November, Lisbon)

  [4]   From:    "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>               (56)
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium CFP

        Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:33:04 +0100
        From: "Tom Brughmans" <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CfP CAA2014 S25. "Agents, Networks, Equations and Complexity: the potential and challenges of complex systems simulation"

Dear all,

We would like to draw your attention to a session on complex systems
simulation in archaeology as part of the Computer Applications and
Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference in Paris, France, this
April (  http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org  http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org).

If you have created a computational model (Agent-based, mathematical,
statistical, network analysis) within the broad topic of complex systems in
archaeology, developed a new technique or particularly innovative solution
to one of the recurrent issues in modelling, if you think you might have
some new insights into the theoretical underpinnings of using simulations
and complexity science in archaeology then we would like to hear more about

We are organising a session on complex systems and computational models in
archaeology: "S25. Agents, Networks, Equations and Complexity: the potential
and challenges of complex systems simulation". We hope to bring together a
wide variety of researchers working on a diverse case studies using
techniques from all spectrum of complexity science. The goal of this session
is to showcase the best applications, discuss the potential and challenges
and sketch out the long-term outlook for applications of simulation
techniques in archaeology. For further information see the abstract below. 

The call for papers closes on the 31st of October 2013. To submit an
abstract, please, go to   http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org 
http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org, create your user account, click on
'submissions' under the heading 'My Space' in the left hand side menu and
follow the instructions on screen. Please do not forget to choose "S25.
Agents, Networks, Equations and Complexity: the potential and challenges of
complex systems simulation" from the dropdown menu "Topic".

We will also be running a workshop on computational modelling in
archaeology, which you are all welcome to join. More information about the
workshop will follow in January when the workshop registration will open.

Hope to see you in Paris.

Best wishes,

Ben, Iza, Enrico, Tom

Ben Davies (Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland)
Iza Romanowska (Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, University of
Enrico Crema (Institute of Archaeology, University College London)
Tom Brughmans (Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of



S25 Agents, Networks, Equations and Complexity: the potential and challenges
of complex systems simulation 

Chairs : Benjamin Davies 1, Iza Romanowska 2, Enrico Crema 3, Tom Brughmans

1 : The University of Auckland - Website 

2 : University of Southampton - Website 

3 : University College London - Website 

Simulation is not new in archaeology. However, the last decade knew an
increased focus among archaeologists in the use of simple computational
models used to evaluate processes which may have operated in the past.
Rather than all-encompassing reconstructions of the prehistoric world,
models have been used as 'virtual labs' or 'tools to think with', permitting
archaeologists to explore hypothetical processes that give rise to
archaeologically attested structures. Computational modelling techniques
such as equation-based, statistical, agent-based and network-based modelling
are becoming popular for quickly testing conceptual models, creating new
research questions and better understand the workings of complex systems.
Complexity science perspectives offer archaeology a wide set of modelling
and analytical approaches which recognise the actions of individual agents
on different scales who collectively and continually create new cultural

This session aims to bring together complex systems simulation applications
in archaeology. We invite innovative and critical applications in analytical
and statistical modelling, ABM, network analysis and other methods performed
under the broad umbrella of complexity science. We hope this session will
spark creative and insightful discussion on the potentials and limitations
of complexity science, its many simulation techniques and the future of
modelling in archaeology. 


        Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 09:19:46 +0000
        From: kcl - digitalhumanities <digitalhumanities at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digitizing the Medieval Archive CFP
        In-Reply-To: <50923F6F4638EA4D8C24821019D604951C6DBBE2 at BY2PRD0310MB365.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>

Digitizing the Medieval Archive 2014
April 25-26 Toronto, Ontario

Keynote Speakers:
David Greetham (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Stephen G. Nichols (Johns Hopkins University)
Caroline Macé (KU Leuven)
Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University Library)

The discussion about the digitization of the Middle Ages, by its very nature, tends to be one that takes place in an online setting. As the question of how medievalists may work within this digital environment becomes an increasingly popular topic of Internet conversation, we invite scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to come together in real time to consider and discuss the possibilities of a digitized medieval archive.

Click here<http://medieval.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Digitizing-the-Medieval-Archive.pdf> for the full call for papers and the check the conference website http://digitizingmedievalarchive.wordpress.com/  for more information. Please submit a short C.V. and abstracts of 250 words by October 1, 2013 for consideration. To contact the conference organizers write todigitizingmedievalarchive at gmail.com<mailto:digitizingmedievalarchive at gmail.com>.

        Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 19:17:15 +0100
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Final programme for the Workshop, NeDiMAH Space and Time Working Group (November, Lisbon)
        In-Reply-To: <CACOESXSUG9Se80YvQizXvp1uJJVoPAdhEYFXG6ocYa3JCcFTYg at mail.gmail.com>

Please find attached information regarding the 3rd workshop of the NeDiMAH
Space and Time Working Group which will be in Lisbon, Portugal on 8
November. This year's theme is Network Analysis.

The workshop is free to attend and there are 10 bursaries available for PhD
students and early career academics but please note the tight application
deadline (October 18th).

We hope to see some of you there!

Best wishes


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        Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:36:21 +0100
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium CFP
        In-Reply-To: <CACOESXSUG9Se80YvQizXvp1uJJVoPAdhEYFXG6ocYa3JCcFTYg at mail.gmail.com>

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI colloquium
for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2014 at the University of

Open to all DHSI attendees, the colloquium starts on the second day of the
institute and takes place during sessions that begin each day.
Presentations will be informal and will take the form of brief, high-impact
demonstrations and presentations (5 minutes). This chance in format
reflects and facilitates the divers, dynamic, and exciting research that
continues to spur the growth of the DHSI community. The colloquium welcomes
presentations by individuals and teams of two or more presenters.

We invite proposals of 200-300 words for these presentations. Successful
proposals will focus on specific applications, aspects and/or cases of
digital humanities research, as opposed to general issues pertaining to the
digital humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the
scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool
application and development, perspectives on digital humanities
implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy, etc.
Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike
(including, but not limited to, graduate students; early career scholars
and humanities scholars who are new to the digital humanities; librarians,
and those in cultural heritage; alt-academics; academic professionals; and
those in technical programs).

Submissions are welcome as either short 5-minute dynamic presentations, or
as 5-minute project demonstrations.

Please submit abstracts via
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2014. Deadline for
submissions is January 15, 2014. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with
authors being notified by late February 2014. For more information, contact
Mary Galvin (galvin.mg at gmail.com) and/or James O’Sullivan (
josullivan.c at gmail.com), or alternatively dhsi2014 at easychair.org.

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It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from different
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