[Humanist] 28.323 events: books & reading; digital economy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 10 07:31:37 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 323.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (50)
        Subject: RCUK DE/2014 Digital Conference

  [2]   From:    Willard Mccarty <W.Mccarty at uws.edu.au>                    (23)
        Subject: DHRG + INKE Event: Research Foundations for Understanding
                Books and Reading in the Digital Age

        Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:16:41 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: RCUK DE/2014 Digital Conference

Digital Economy 2014
Imperial College Business School
South Kensington, London
3-5 December 2014

As you may be aware, the All Hands Symposium is the principal annual event of the Research Councils UK Digital Economy programme. With its aim to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on the economy and other aspects of society the programme covers a broad range of technical fields. The symposium is unique in bringing together the UK’s most innovative research thinkers with key members of the industrial, entrepreneurial and finance communities. More information is available at: http://www.de2014.org/

This year’s event, DE/2014, is hosted by the Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College, at our South Kensington campus, London, and has an overarching theme of “The application of digital innovation.” The conference will explore the concepts at the heart of the global digital economy; from the cutting edge in digital economy research, technical challenges,  and user engagement, through to latest thinking on privacy and data sharing to exploring how to create value from digital data. These issues will be explored through a mixture of curated activities and open submissions, and there will be a Digital Economy Exhibition featuring posters, videos and  technical demonstrations.

DE/2014 is seeking Submissions! New Deadline - Monday 15th September 2014 midnight BST

Submissions are welcome from anyone in the research or industrial community whether funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Theme or not. We also welcome submissions from others active in or impacted by the Digital Economy.

DE/2014 submission relate to any aspect of the Digital Economy; topics may include, but are not limited to:

Innovation for the individual
•       Democratisation of IT
•       Anywhere Working
•       Personal Cloud
Innovation for society
•       Healthcare
•       Connected Home & Community
•       Digital Inclusion
•       IT as a Utility
•       Sustainable Society
•       Communities & Culture
•       Future Cities
Innovation for industry
•       E-commerce
•       New Economic Models
•       Creative Industries
•       Transport
•       Energy
Cross-cutting innovations
•       Sharing of Data
•       Visualisation
•       Trust, Security & Privacy
•       Computational Techniques
•       Evaluations of Impact

Submissions can be made via www.de2014.org http://www.de2014.org/  or can be emailed de2014 at imperial.ac.uk.

Submissions from doctoral students are particularly welcome, whether associated with one of the Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training or indeed other Digital Economy activity, and such papers will be reviewed separately to ensure representation of this body of work at the event.
For more information on submissions to DE/2014 please see www.de2014.org.

With kind regards,


Dr David Stokes
Programme Coordinator (Cross Faculty) – Digital City Exchange
Imperial College Business School
Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

T: +44 (0)20 7594 5218
W: www.imperial.ac.uk/dce http://www.imperial.ac.uk/dce
Twitter: @DCExchange<https://twitter.com/dcexchange>
Blog: http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/blog/digecon/

        Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:04:19 +0000
        From: Willard Mccarty <W.Mccarty at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: DHRG + INKE Event: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age
        In-Reply-To: <62145B3ED111B64D8C3EBFC2C90EB26B827928 at HELM.AD.UWS.EDU.AU>

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices

8 December 2014| State Library of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia
Call for Proposals closes 15 September 2014

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artefacts – electronic books being just one type of many – that must sustain those practices now and into the future.

This gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, leading toward:

  *   theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media;
  *   documenting the facets of how people experience information as readers and writers;
  *   designing new kinds of interfaces and artefacts that afford new reading abilities;
  *   conceptualizing the issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and communicative environments;
  *   reflecting on interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the area;
  *   and much more.
Sponsors of the gathering include the University of Western Sydney (Digital Humanities Research Group), the State Library of New South Wales, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) is a collaborative group of researchers and graduate research assistants working with other organizations and partners to explore the digital humanities, electronic scholarly communication, and the affordances of electronic text.


Conference Director, Digital Humanities 2015 (Sydney)
Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities
The University of Western Sydney
School of Humanities & Communication Arts
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2571
T + 61 2 9685 9891 | F + 61 2 9685 9075
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