[Humanist] 28.938 events: TEI Simple; simulation; space & landscape; HASTAC

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Wed May 6 07:48:51 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 938.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Alexandra Franklin                                        (19)
                <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Oxford: Space, place and landscape in the history of
                communications, 16 June

  [2]   From:    "Charles M. Ess" <c.m.ess at media.uio.no>                   (84)
        Subject: CfP - TRANSOR workshop: The Significance of Simulation -
                June 18-19,  2015

  [3]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (43)
        Subject: HASTAC 2015, May 28-29, East Lansing, Michigan -
                Registration Closes 5/13

  [4]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (51)
        Subject: Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

        Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 08:51:12 +0000
        From: Alexandra Franklin <alexandra.franklin at BODLEIAN.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Oxford: Space, place and landscape in the history of communications, 16 June

Space, place and landscape in the history of communications
16 June 2015 9.30am - 4.30pm
Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford


This symposium considers the impact of space, place, and landscape upon communications systems and their heritage from 1700 to the present day.

The symposium is convened by Professor Robert Fox, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, University of Oxford and Professor Graeme Gooday, Head of School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science and Professor of History of Science and Technology, University of Leeds. The organizer is Elizabeth Bruton.

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

*         Book free tickets <http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/whats-on/booking?eid=186314&ename=Space%2C+place+and+landscape+in+the+history+of+communications&edate=16+June+2015&etime=09%3A30&evenue=Lecture+Theatre%2C+Weston+Library&emap=176679&referer=%2Fbodley%2Fwhats-on%2Fupcoming-events%2F2015%2Fjun%2Fspace%2C-place-and-landscape-in-the-history-of-communications>

Dr Alexandra Franklin
Co-ordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library
Oxford OX1 3BG
Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 277160 (Mon-Wed)
Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 277006 (Thu-Fri)
e-mail: alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk<mailto:alexandra.franklin at bodleian.ox.ac.uk>
website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb

        Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 11:13:33 +0200
        From: "Charles M. Ess" <c.m.ess at media.uio.no>
        Subject: CfP - TRANSOR workshop: The Significance of Simulation - June 18-19,  2015


Please distribute the following call to potentially interested participants.

Many thanks in advance,
- charles ess
Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
University of Oslo

Call for Papers: TRANSOR workshop, "The Significance of Simulation"
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding Campus.  June 18-19, 2015.
Sponsored by the Research Network TRANSOR (Transdisciplinary Studies in 
Social Robotics - <www.transor.org>).

Keynote Address: John Sullins (Sonoma State University, California), 
"Building Artificial Phronesis: A New Approach?" (provisional title)

Background / rationale

As social robots continue their rapid development and deployment, 
“simulation” has emerged as a key focus in a number of ways.  For 
example, robots are currently incapable of experiencing emotions as 
conscious and embodied beings: in many examples, however, “artificial 
emotions” can be emulated and expressed by social robots in diverse ways 
that suffice to persuade their human interactors that the robot in fact 
feels a basic emotion such as care.  Building in artificial emotions is 
critical for, e.g., the therapeutic roles of carebots such as Paro; at 
the same time, however, there are important ethical considerations as to 
whether or not artificial emotions thereby qualify as an unethical form 
of simulation or trickery.

We invite papers and presentations from any relevant discipline, 
including philosophy, anthropology, education, linguistics, cognitive 
science, computer science, and so on that address the workshop theme of 
“simulation” in conjunction with the design, development, and deployment 
of social robots.

Papers and presentations will be organized as follows:
Phronesis and stimulation.  Virtue ethics foregrounds phronesis as a 
reflective form of judgment critical to both ethical decision-making and 
the larger pursuit of good lives marked by love, friendship, and 
flourishing.  Phronesis, along with analogical reasoning, is argued to 
be computationally intractable (e.g., Gerdes 2014; Ess 2015).  Insofar 
as this might be true, what strategies might be developed for 
"œartificial phronesis" (Sullins 2014) and what are broader implications 
of these for social robots and their interactions with human beings?
Kick-off paper/presentation: Charles Ess, â"What'™s Love Got to Do with 
It? Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human".

"'As-ifâ' and simulation. The Kantian 'as-if' has come to the foreground 
more and more in recent approaches to social robotics; e.g., Seibt 2014: 
 "œVarieties of the 'œAs if': Five Ways to Simulate an Action". Several 
studies highlight ways in which humans bond with social robots (Turkle 
2010; Dautenhahn 2007; Schärfe et al 2011; Carpenter 2013; Bartneck, 
2007). Moreover, In trying to clarify our interactions with social 
robots, some (e.g. Gunkel 2012; Coeckelbergh 2012) suggests we need to 
address what is at stake in the relation, per se, rather than framing 
the discussion around a basic distinction between a person versus a 
machine. Consequently, it makes good sense to explore, whether, and 
under which circumstances, human-robot interactions can qualify as 
instances of social interactions.

Kick-off paper/presentation: Anne Gerdes, "Robot Unicorn Attack --“ Does 
it Make Sense to Ascribe Morality to Robots?"

Works in Progress.  This will be an open session in which participants 
will offer relatively brief overviews of their current work, including 
key difficulties, challenges, and (hoped-for) developments and 

Roundtable discussion: Pressing Directions for Research, Current and Future?

Submission requirements, deadlines
Abstract of 200-500 words must be received by the workshop co-organizers –
Charles Ess, University of Oslo: c.m.ess at media.uio.no
Anne Gerdes, University of Southern Denmark:
- no later than Monday, May 18, 2015.
In your abstract, be sure to indicate which section the proposed 
presentation will contribute to.

Abstract authors will be notified of acceptance / rejection no later 
than Friday, May 22, 2015.

Conference fees will be announced soon, and will be primarily to cover 
catering costs.

Workshop location
University of Southern Denmark, Campus Kolding, Universitetsparken 1, 
6000 Kolding in room 31.43

Travel information

The workshop hotel is First Hotel Kolding

BOOKING SHOULD BE DONE BY EMAIL.  Please use/refer to the University of 
Southern Denmark discount code: 16SYDD180615

email: kolding at firsthotels.dk 


        Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 09:49:06 -0400
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: HASTAC 2015, May 28-29, East Lansing, Michigan - Registration Closes 5/13

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities

May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore
a range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! The
conference features 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

We are delighted to feature the following speakers:


   Cezanne Charles & John Marshall, rootoftwo, “Whithervanes: a neurotic,
   early worrying system THR_33 (Tea House for Robots) (

   Roopika Risam, Salem State University, “Across Two (Imperial) Cultures:
   A Ballad of Digital Humanities and the Global South” (

   Scott B. Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University, “Connecting the Dots” (

The full conference schedule may be found at hastac2015.org/schedule
 http://www.hastac2015.org/schedule/ .

Pre-conference activity: HASTAC Scholars Unconference, May 27

Post-conference activities: Workshop on Text Mining with the HathiTrust
Research Center, May 30; Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops,
May 30-31

Registration will close on Wednesday, May 13 at the rate of $200 ($100
students). Find more information about registration at
hastac2015.org/registration  http://www.hastac2015.org/registration/ . Onsite
registration will be available at a higher rate.

Please email hastac2015 at gmail.com with any questions about the conference
and join the Facebook group to network with participants in advance of the
conference (facebook.com/groups/HASTAC2015)

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Specialist, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 304
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

        Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 15:54:53 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015
        In-Reply-To: <CAOxh6NCxSH2T03ZVbFMEdhTm2D+CSRUnGRATDzU0u2t743uw0Q at mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

I'm happy to inform you that Wolfgang Meier (creator of eXist-db)
and Joe Wicentowski (US Department of State) will be joining us
as tutors of TEI Simple workshop coming up in Oxford on 27th of May.

Thanks for reading and sharing with interested parties. I'll be
happy to answer any questions. Best regards,

Magdalena Turska

Please forward!


Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015


IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford

Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed
material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle
with transformations from TEI to publication formats?

Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your
documents and document your publishing choices?

Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to
your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you
can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.

We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI
Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the
rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts
from TEI Simple reference corpora.

The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on
real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only
whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it
is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.


Sebastian Rahtz, Magdalena Turska, IT Services, University of Oxford

Wolfgang Meier, eXist

Joe Wicentowski, U.S. Department of State

Pip Willcox, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Mathias Göbel, Universität Göttingen

For more information on TEI Simple project see:


There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop.

This unconference-style workshop is open to editors and
developers. You will be expected to bring your own material and
have certain vision how you’d imagine it published.

We ask each participant to investigate local funding sources to
help cover the costs of travel and accommodation, but if all else
fails, do contact workshop organizers
(magdalena.turska at it.ox.ac.uk)
and we'™ll try to find a solution.

To register for the workshop you must first submit a brief
application through http://goo.gl/0inlRT. You'll be notified by
May 10 (if not before) of your acceptance for the workshop. Late
applications will be considered if there is space.

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