[Humanist] 28.306 events: pictures & proofs; visualising communities

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 306.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Alfred Nordmann <nordmann at PHIL.TU-DARMSTADT.DE>           (37)
        Subject: Call for Papers "Pictures and Proofs" (Columbia SC - March
                19 to 21 2015)

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (11)
        Subject: NEMLA CFP: Visualizing Communities through the Digital
                Humanities -- Textual and Historical


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        Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:32:48 +0200
        From: Alfred Nordmann <nordmann at PHIL.TU-DARMSTADT.DE>
        Subject: Call for Papers "Pictures and Proofs" (Columbia SC - March 19 to 21 2015)
        In-Reply-To: <54050139.5010708 at phil.tu-darmstadt.de>

Pictures and Proofs

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Three Rivers Philosophy Conference at the University of South Carolina
in cooperation with the BiCoDa Alliance (Bielefeld, Columbia, Darmstadt)

March 19 to 21, 2015 – Columbia, South Carolina

- What are the roles of pictures and diagrams in mathematical proofs, in formal reasoning, and in epistemic justification more broadly?
- Can pictures by themselves serve as arguments insofar as they can be persuasive and even convey a sense of demonstrative certainty?

For the most part, these two questions have been discussed separately.
We seek to bring them together and thereby take them in new directions.
These are philosophical questions that are addressed by many different disciplines: STS, history of science, mathematics, engineering, media
studies, and the visual arts. They draw attention to technologies of picturing, the contexts of practice in which proofs and procedures of
formal reasoning are employed, and problems and methods of teaching and communication.

Presently confirmed plenary speakers:
- James Robert Brown (Toronto)
- Gila Hanna (Toronto)
- Kenneth Manders (Pittsburgh)
- Laura Perini (Pomona)

We invite submissions on any aspect of the relation between pictures and proofs, and especially on these three thematic areas:
1)    The role of pictures in logical or mathematical reasoning: What is the role of diagrams as objects of reasoning or as parts of the language
of reasoning?
2)    Compelling imagery and the power of visual evidence: Do pictures afford evidence and certainty such that they can serve as proofs?
3)    Handling proofs and putting them to work: How have mechanical models, graphic procedures, visual and haptic manipulation contributed
to mathematical reasoning in a wide variety of disciplines and applications?

Please submit by November 3, 2014, a 400 to 600 word abstract (no manuscript required) via EasyChair at
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pandp2015 – The conference organizers are Tom Burke (burke at sc.edu), Alfred Nordmann
(nordmann at phil.tu-darmstadt.de), Heike Sefrin-Weis (sefrinwe at mailbox.sc.edu). Further information will be posted at the
conference website http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/phil/content/trip2015

-- 
Alfred Nordmann
* Professor am Institut für Philosophie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schloss, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany, +49(0)6151/162995
* Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, USA
* Book series www.pickeringchatto.com/technoscience
* Genesis and Ontology of Technoscientific Objects www.goto-objects.eu
* Interdisziplinärer Studienschwerpunkt www.cisp.tu-darmstadt.de/nag
Homepage www.philosophie.tu-darmstadt.de/nordmann
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        Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:17:38 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: NEMLA CFP: Visualizing Communities through the Digital Humanities -- Textual and Historical
        In-Reply-To: <A57736CA96D99646A5080F230E278E04F46D1CFB at mail1.arts.ryerson.ca>


> From: Dennis Denisoff <denisoff at english.ryerson.ca>

I and others are organizing panels on the digital humanities for the Northeast Modern Language Association to be hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto on April 30-May 3, 2015. The various cfps can be accessed at this link: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15016. My own panel cfp reads:

Visualizing Communities through the Digital Humanities -- Textual and Historical

From early-modern theatre troupes, to local LGBTQ networks, to the characters populating Dickens¹s London, communities vary in their formal qualities and the cultural or affective Œglue¹ that sustains them. Focusing on the digital humanities¹ visualization of communities, this session seeks papers addressing the current, critical crossroads of digital technology and humanities-based modes of inquiry. Presenters may theorize dh visualization methods, address technical research issues, or demonstrate challenges faced in actual projects.

Thanks, Dennis

Dennis Denisoff
Professor, Department of English, Ryerson University
Co-Editor, Nineteenth Century Studies
Co-Director, Centre for Digital Humanities (www.ryerson.ca/cdh<http://www.ryerson.ca/cdh>)
Co-Director, The Yellow Nineties Online (www.1890s.ca http://www.1890s.ca )
Co-Investigator, The Children's Literature Archive (http://childrenslit.library.ryerson.ca http://childrenslit.library.ryerson.ca/ )





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