[Humanist] 28.364 events: many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Oct 2 07:06:25 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 364.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    James Stark <J.F.Stark at LEEDS.AC.UK>                       (40)
        Subject: CFP: ICOHTEC Symposium 2015, Tel Aviv

  [2]   From:    Maura Giles-Watson <mgileswatson at sandiego.edu>            (17)
        Subject: THATCamp DHSoCal at San Diego State University October 24-25

  [3]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (57)
        Subject: Programme of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15

  [4]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (37)
        Subject: save the date - first joint IACAP-CEPE conference - June
                22nd-25th, 2015

  [5]   From:    "Padilla, Thomas" <tpadilla at mail.lib.msu.edu>             (95)
        Subject: HASTAC 2015 CFP

  [6]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (29)
        Subject: Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

  [7]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (17)
        Subject: QMUL Digital Humanities Seminar

  [8]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (45)
        Subject: Transforming Wagner

        Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:18:48 +0100
        From: James Stark <J.F.Stark at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: CFP: ICOHTEC Symposium 2015, Tel Aviv

History of High-Technologies and Their Socio-Cultural Contexts

The International Committee for the History of Technology's
42nd Symposium in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16-21 August 2015

The 42nd ICOHTEC Symposium will be held together with IEEE Histelcon in Tel Aviv from 16 to 21 August 2015. The main theme of the meeting will be History of High-Technologies and Their Socio-Cultural Contexts. The aim is to analyse the social, cultural, political, economic, scientific as well as military impact of high-technologies, ranging from recent and contemporary developments in computer technology through to innovations that were state-of-the-art in their own time, such as the telegraph, radar, and the jet engine. The conference will explore this complex process from national as well as international perspectives. It will trace both developers and users of high-technologies and their appropriation strategies. It addresses scholars from various backgrounds such as historians, sociologists, practicing engineers, and scientists.

The symposium covers all periods and areas of the globe. We invite submissions of new, original and unpublished work that offers fresh perspectives for the history of technology as well as exploring sources and methods.

The programme committee suggests the following non-exhaustive subthemes for the consideration of session organisers and contributors of individual papers, and posters:

 *   High Technology as a Time- and Place-Bound Concept
 *   Relationships of between High-Technologies, Science, Economics, Consumption, Politics, and Environment
 *   Cross-Country Transfer of High Technology
 *   From "Start-Up" Companies to Big Business? The History of Telecommunication, Information Technology, and Biotechnology
 *   Inner Momentum of Technological and Scientific Developments vs. the Impact of Social and Cultural Forces
 *   Age, Gender, and Ethnicity: their Historical Roles in Developing and Using High-Technologies
 *   Contributions of Users and their Relationship to Developers of High-Technologies
 *   Cultural and Social Effects of High-Technologies and the Development of High-Tech Communities
 *   Resistance to the Development and Use of High-Technologies: Ethical, Cultural, Economic and Social Aspects
 *   "Failure" and "Success" of Particular Technologies and Companies
 *   The Impact of Political, Scientific, Economic, and Technological Framework Conditions on High-Technologies
 *   Influence of High-Tech on Arts such as Music and Video
 *   The Role of High-Tech Products and their Social and Cultural Impact in East-West-Relations during the Cold War and in the Post-Cold War Era
 *   High-Tech and Utopia such as "the Atomic Age", "the Electrical Age", and "the Steam Age"
 *   High-Tech in Science Fiction

ICOHTEC welcomes proposals for individual papers and posters, but preference will be given to organised sessions of three or more papers. The Programme Committee will also consider submissions not directly related to the symposium theme providing that they relate to the history of technology broadly defined.

All proposals should be submitted electronically by 2 February 2015 via our website: http://www.icohtec.org/annual-meeting-2015.html

In addition to the scientific programme, the symposium will include plenary sessions, business meetings, special sessions for the prize winning book and article, the general assembly of ICOHTEC as well as social events such as excursions, receptions, and a banquet. The campus of Tel Aviv University and the surrounding areas, with their intensive high-tech activities, offer an excellent venue for this meeting.

For suggestions about preparing your submission and the conference presentation, please consult the guidelines: http://www.icohtec.org/proposal-guidelines.html

If you have any questions related to the scientific programme, paper, poster or session proposals, please, do not hesitate to contact Christopher Neumaier, the chair of the programme committee, via email neumaier at zzf-pdm.de<mailto:neumaier at zzf-pdm.de>.

This CfP in PDF (670 kB)<http://www.icohtec.org/2015-meeting/CfP_ICOHTEC-2015.pdf>
Dr James F. Stark
Member of the Scientific Committee, ICHOTEC Symposium 2015
Research Fellow, University of Leeds

"Rethinking Patent Cultures", an AHRC Research Network, www.rethinkingpatentcultures.com http://www.rethinkingpatentcultures.com/
"Experiencing the Digital World", an AHRC Critical Review, www.digitalheritage.leeds.ac.uk http://www.digitalheritage.leeds.ac.uk/
The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920, www.pickeringchatto.com/anthrax<http://www.pickeringchatto.com/anthrax>

Leeds Humanities Research Institute
University of Leeds

Profile: www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/40006/46/james_f._stark<http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/40006/46/james_f._stark>
Twitter: @KingTekkers http://www.twitter.com/KingTekkers  | @ArtsEngaged<http://www.twitter.com/artsengaged>
Phone: +44 (0)113 3432021

        Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:52:21 +0000
        From: Maura Giles-Watson <mgileswatson at sandiego.edu>
        Subject: THATCamp DHSoCal at San Diego State University October 24-25

San Diego's four universities (University of California-San Diego, San Diego State University, California State University-San Marcos, and the University of San Diego are collaborating with DHSoCal to sponsor a THATCamp on October 24-25 at San Diego State University (in the new Student Union, right next to the SDSU trolley stop). The theme if this THATCamp is 'Diving into Digital Humanities'. We hope to appeal to a range of participants, from expert practitioners to novices who are just beginning to contemplate undertaking DH projects. The website is now open for participants to register (free of charge) and to propose sessions. http://dhsocal2014.thatcamp.org/

Please spread the word to colleagues and students in San Diego and southern California.

Many thanks,
Dr Maura Giles-Watson
Assistant Professor of English/Digital Humanities
Director, Tudor Plays Project
Department of English
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego CA 92110 USA
Office: 1 619 260-4286
Mobile: 1 619 855-3760
mgileswatson at gmail.com
Skype: mgileswatson

        Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:30:09 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: Programme of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the final programme for this year's
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin is now online. You can find it at 
<http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/seminar2014> and at the bottom of
this email.

Prof. Charlotte Roueché (King's College London) will be kicking off the new
series with a keynote lecture entitled "Digital Classics: Back to the
Future?" on Oct. 14 in the TOPOI building Dahlem (Hittorfstraße 18).

Seminars take place on Tuesdays (starting at 17:00 c.t.) on a fortnightly
basis at the TOPOI building Dahlem or at the DAI.

We would also like to draw your attention to the possibility for students
to attend the seminar as part of their curriculum. The seminar is now part
of the academic programme of the Freie Universität under the name “Digitale
Methoden in den Altertumswissenschaften” (see the FU’s course catalog <

The seminar is recognised with 5 credit points (ECTS): this requires the
attendance of the seminars and a 15 minute poster presentation on one of
the topics covered by the seminar series. The poster presentations can be
either in English or German and will take place after the end of the
seminars on 14.04.2015 in the TOPOI building dahlem.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Matteo Romanello
on behalf of the organising committee

### Programme ###

14.10.2014, TOPOI Dahlem
Charlotte Roueché (KCL)
"Digital Classics: Back to the Future?"

28.10.2014, DAI Wiegandhaus
Markus Schnöpf (BBAW/IDE)
"Reviewing digital editions: The Codex Sinaiticus"

11.11.2014, TOPOI Dahlem
Yannick Anné and Toon Van Hal (U of Leuven)
"Creating a Dynamic Grammar of Ancient Greek"

25.11.2014, DAI Wiegandhaus
Tom Brughmans (U of Konstanz)
"Roman bazaar or market economy? Explaining tableware distribution
processes in the Roman East through computational modelling"

09.12.2014, TOPOI Dahlem
Faith Lawrence (KCL), Gabriel Bodard (KCL) and Sebastian Rahtz
(Oxford) "Standards
for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relation in Greco-Roman

06.01.2015, DAI Wiegandhaus
Rada Varga (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
"Towards a population database for the Roman Empire. Why, how, and where to
start from?"

20.01.2015, TOPOI Dahlem
Frederik Elwert, Simone Gerhards and Sven Sellmer (Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Gods, graves and graphs - social and semantic network analysis based on
Ancient Egyptian and Indian corpora"

03.02.2015, DAI Wiegandhaus
Kathryn Piquette (U of Cologne)
"The Herculaneum Papyri and Greek Magical Texts: Elucidating ancient
writings with Reflectance Transformation Imaging"

17.02.2015, TOPOI Dahlem
Raffaella Da Vela (U of Bonn) "The Romanization of Northern Etruria as a
breakdown of the social network of the minor settlements"

        Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:40:16 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: save the date - first joint IACAP-CEPE conference - June 22nd-25th, 2015

Dear Humanists,

Please pass along to those you know of who would also be interested.

Many thanks in advance,

- charles ess
President, INSEIT
Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
University of Oslo 
P.O. Box 1093 Blindern
Oslo Norway
email: charles.ess at media.uio.no

This coming year, the Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE),
sponsored by the International Society for Ethics and Information
Technology (INSEIT: http://goo.gl/8WI1I3) and the International
Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP: http://www.iacap.org)
will run their first joint international conference.

The meeting will be held on June 22nd-25th 2015 at the University of
Delaware, and hosted by Professor Tom Powers at Department of Philosophy,
School of Public Policy and Administration and Delaware Biotechnology
Institute, and Director of the Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy.

The conference will gather philosophers, ethicists, computer scientists,
and colleagues from affiliated disciplines who share interests in
philosophy and ethics of computing, philosophy of AI, machine ethics,
moral computing, cognitive philosophy, and applied information and
computer ethics.

On behalf of IACAP, INSEIT, and our hosts at the University of Delaware,
we invite you to save the date and to consider submitting a paper and
participating in the conference. A call for papers with submissions
guidelines and more details on key themes will soon be issued.

Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo
Research Fellow in Cyber Security and Ethics, PAIS, University of Warwick
Research Associate - Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of
President, International Association for Computing and Philosophy
http://rosariataddeo.net  http://rosariataddeo.net/

        Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:30:48 +0000
        From: "Padilla, Thomas" <tpadilla at mail.lib.msu.edu>
        Subject: HASTAC 2015 CFP

Dear Colleagues,

HASTAC 2015 will be hosted by Michigan State University - I highly
encourage submissions from this group. Proposals are due October 15.

If any questions feel free to reach out.



Thomas G. Padilla
Digital Humanities, Linguistics, and Philosophy Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, E308
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-8024
tpadilla at msu.edu

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities
May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Submissions Deadline: October 15, 2014, 5:00pm EST (Proposals are now
welcomed) <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hastac2015>

Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and
explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and
Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and
interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015
challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science,
technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new
forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying
power relationships, among other possibilities.  Themes addressed by the
 conference include:

­ - the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship
­ - indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
­ - technology and education, ­open learning, peer learning, and issues of
access, equity for primary and/or higher education
­ - communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
­ - digital cultural heritage and hegemony
­ - crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media
­ - technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other
­ - digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
­ - games and gaming, including for learning
­ - community development including the importance of art and culture
­ - mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design
­ - cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and scholarship

HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations
(variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions,
performances and tech demos.

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following

* 5-8 minute lightning talks
* 15-20 minute talks
* curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation)
* project demos
* digital and/or print posters
* creative performances or exhibitions
* maker sessions or workshops

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:
1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and
institutional affiliation, if any;
2) brief (150 word) bio;
3) 500 word abstract of the work you would like to present that must
discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
4) any technical requirements or other support (including space
requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For
exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is
 absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event
that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may
not be able to accept your proposal.

Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!

Print posters (4 x 3¹) and electronic posters (to be projected) are
solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your
 research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for
 generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about
one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs,
schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission
form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the
appropriate box.

Maker Sessions & Workshops
We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to
create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share,
exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication
technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other
creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or
 workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that
yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session

All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot
provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from
scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields,
 from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from
artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.

Submit your proposal here.

**Submissions will be processed using EasyChair. If you do not
already have an EasyChair account, you will need to sign up for one in
order to submit a proposal.**
If you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail us at
hastac2015 at gmail.com

        Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:34:02 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
25-26 June

Computational tools and media, like computers, programs, wearable 
artifacts, sensors, haptic interfaces and more, have dramatically 
transformed the landscape of arts, design, and several other cultural forms.

xCoAx is an exploration of this environment in the form of a 
multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and 
the elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is meant as a hub for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of 
interdisciplinary and international synergies, with the participation of 
a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and 
theoreticians working on the frontiers of digital arts and culture.

Our focus has always been on critical and stimulating intersections: 
between the computable and the uncomputable, the communicable and the 
incommunicable, the chaos of creativity and the rules of algorithms, the 
human and the machine, in a constant search for new directions in 

The trail-blazing first edition of xCoAx took place in Bergamo, Italy in 
2013 and was followed by an even richer 2014 edition in Porto, Portugal. 
They say “third time’s the charm”, and with such a past we could not be 
more excited for what’s to come.

See http://xcoax.org/ for more, including important dates.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

        Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:32:04 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: QMUL Digital Humanities Seminar
        In-Reply-To: <e6ab8370111e488dbadcfe8e9dd0d512 at DBXPR03MB620.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com>

Mapping the Humanities: innovations in presenting historic content spatially and digitally

Date: Monday 6th October, 2014

Time: 5.30 – 7pm

Place: ArtsTwo SCR

In our first Digital Humanities seminar of the 2013/14 academic year, Martha Fogg will present the collaborative work of Adam Matthew Digital and Axis Maps, both award-winning publishers of interactive digital resources in the humanities. The presentation will demonstrate the added value technology can bring to humanities research, by discussing ground-breaking interactive maps published as part of Adam Matthew’s primary source collections. The speakers will explore the way in which interactive maps can be used to facilitate the interpretation of primary sources in new and exciting ways that are only possible within the sphere of digital humanities. The talk will demonstrate how mapping has been used in different ways to support different types of primary sources, from Blitz diaries (Mass Observation Online) to Victorian cartography (London Low Life) and logbooks of sea voyages (China, America and the Pacific).

About the speakers
Martha Fogg is Publishing Director of Adam Matthew<http://www.amdigital.co.uk/>, a publisher of digital resources supporting research and teaching in the humanities. Adam Matthew’s primary source collections cover a multitude of topics from Medieval social history to 20th century consumer culture, and feature a broad range of sources including manuscripts, rare books, artworks, objects and film. Martha joined Adam Matthew in 2005 and has degrees from UCL and Royal Holloway, University of London.

David Heyman is Managing Director and founder of Axis Maps. Originally formed out of the graduate program in Cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, Axis Maps http://www.axismaps.co.uk/index.php  designs and builds award-winning custom maps and visualization tools for a diverse range of clients including Emirates Airlines, The New York Times, Harvard University, and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

More information and instructions on where to find us on our website at http://projects.history.qmul.ac.uk/digital/events/seminars .

Dr Chris Sparks
E-Strategy Manager
School of History
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

020 7882 6019

        Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:56:42 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Transforming Wagner
        In-Reply-To: <e6ab8370111e488dbadcfe8e9dd0d512 at DBXPR03MB620.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com>

> From:  Tim Crawford
> Subject:  T-Mus (B'ham Hippodrome) Being Human event blog post now live

Dear All,

As many of you will know, Transforming Musicology will be taking part in 
a high-profile public event called 'Hearing Wagner' on 22 November - 
which is, coincidentally St Cecilia's Day (it's also the birthday of 
Benjamin Britten, though he may have been less approving than the patron 
saint of music herself).

This is part of the national Being Human Festival funded by the AHRC and 
British Academy, and organised by the School of Advanced Studies 
(London). We're going to be showing first results from an experiment in 
which we take bio-response measurements from student members of a live 
audience at performances of Richard Wagner's complete Ring Cycle (5-9 
Nov) at the Birmingham Hippodrome given by the Mariinsky Theatre under 
their charismatic conductor, Valery Gergiev.

The blog I wrote (a few weeks ago) about this for the Being Human 
Festival went live this morning:

Please can you spread this news around as widely as you know how! We 
shall be mounting a campaign to create social media 'buzz' around both 
the opera performances and our Being Human event, and showing some 
analyses and visualisations of this traffic as part of the event on the 
22nd November. The more (and the more lively) discussion about what 
we're trying to do, about Gergiev (a somewhat controversial kind of 
Wagnerian!) and about Wagner (the very epitome of a controversial 
figure) and his music drama, the better.

We hope that this will be a way to involve anyone interested from 
anywhere in the world, and to show that international aspect - so please 
don't hold back because you are far from Birmingham (UK)! It would be 
helpful (though not obligatory) if you could let us know where you've 
posted (though not obligatory).

Best wishes,


Professor Tim Crawford
Principal Investigator, Transforming Musicology
Department of Computing
Goldsmiths College
University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

web: www.transforming-musicology.org 
twitter: @TMusicology


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