[Humanist] 29.27 events: DH2017 & 2018 call for hosts; Objects in Motion

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 27.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "A. Baker" <a_s_baker at MSN.COM>                            (49)
        Subject: Registration & program for "Objects in Motion: Material
                Culture in Transition"

  [2]   From:    Bethany Nowviskie <nowviskie at gmail.com>                   (30)
        Subject: reminder: call for hosts, DH 2017 & 2018

        Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 22:05:57 +0000
        From: "A. Baker" <a_s_baker at MSN.COM>
        Subject: Registration & program for "Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition"

Registration has opened for the conference "Objects in Motion:
Material Culture in Transition" taking place at CRASSH (University of
Cambridge) on June 18-20, 2015. Talks which may be of specific interest
to historians of science, medicine and technology include:

* Simon Schaffer (Cambridge): 'Soft matter and mobile objects' [keynote]

* Claire Sabel (Cambridge): 'Cultures of Colorimetry'

* Anita Guerrini (Oregon State University): 'The Skeleton Trade: Life, Death, and Commerce in Early Modern Europe'

* Dora Vargha (University of London): 'Traveling pathogens, flying vaccines: a story of failure in global polio vaccination'

* Paul Gooding & Stephen Bennett (University of East Anglia): '“A
Link to the Past”: Remastered Videogames and the Material Archive'

* Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (University of Manchester): 'Animal artefacts:
categorical trespassing by the curiously lifelike' [taxidermy]

Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition
Interdisciplinary conference at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 18-20 June 2015
Registration & provisional program online: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25668
Convened by Dr. Alexi Baker: ab933 at cam.ac.uk
Twitter and hashtag:   @Objects2015   #objects2015

Objects in Motion brings together scholars, curators and artists from around
the world to dialogue about material objects in transition - cultural,
temporal and geographical.

All material objects are produced within specific contexts – whether they
are ancient Greek tombstones, century-old Inuit clothing, or modern video
games. How are differences in use and meaning negotiated when these objects
transition into other contexts? What continuities remain, and what is
reinterpreted and refashioned? How does this affect the meanings and
knowledge embodied in, or found with, such objects?

The subjects discussed will range in time from antiquity to the present day,
and in geography across different continents. The individual disciplines
encompassed include history, history of science and medicine, anthropology,
social anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, art and performance, history of
art, geography, digital humanities, museums, and cultural heritage.

This breadth of speakers and topics will facilitate a fruitful exploration
of material culture dynamics which are central to the human experience even
in an era of multinational corporations, global communication, and
increasing standardisation. It will also foster discussion of the different
disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to studying and communicating
about these themes.

Twenty-one panel speakers are joined by three keynotes:

Simon Schaffer, Professor of History of Science at the University of
CambridgeNicholas Thomas, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology [MAA]Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum

There will also be a short documentary film shown, visual art by Jane Watt
and ceramic arts by Chris McHugh displayed, and Ms. Watt’s mobile art
studio onsite for the first two days. There will be a reception at the MAA
on the first evening, a reception and viewing of the superb exhibition
Treasured Possessions at the Fitzwilliam on the second evening, and optional
visits to other local museums on the final afternoon.

The registration fee is £75 or £40 for students and includes all of the
scheduled lunches, refreshments, and receptions.

        Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 12:49:07 -0400
        From: Bethany Nowviskie <nowviskie at gmail.com>
        Subject: reminder: call for hosts, DH 2017 & 2018


The ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee invites proposals to host the following two DH conferences, in 2017 and 2018: 

http://adho.org/host-dh17-dh18  http://adho.org/host-dh17-dh18

Digital Humanities (DH) is the annual international conference of ADHO, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations: http://www.adho.org  http://www.adho.org/ . ADHO's constituent societies are the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), centerNet, and the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH). Our next joint DH conference will be held at the University of Western Sydney, Australia (http://dh2015.org/  http://dh2015.org/ ), 29 June–3 July 2015, and DH 2016 will be in Kraków, Poland, hosted by the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Kraków, 10-16 July 2016.

Traditionally, the DH conference alternated only between North America and Europe, but a new protocol is meant to broaden the geographical distribution of ADHO events. DH 2015 is the first ADHO joint conference to be held in another region of the globe, and the 2016 conference will return to Europe. We therefore solicit proposals to host:

DH 2017 anywhere in the United States or Canada; and
DH 2018 anywhere in the world, but with a strong preference for sites outside Europe and the US or Canada.

We are particularly interested in proposals from areas where developed or developing digital humanities communities and organizations have not previously hosted a DH conference. But please note that the local organizers must be members of one of the ADHO constituent organizations, listed above.

The conference regularly attracts approximately 500 attendees, with 3-4 days of papers and posters. There are normally 4-6 parallel sessions per time slot, and a small number of plenary presentations and receptions. Meetings of the committees of the constituent organizations precede the conference, and lunchtime slots are normally used for member meetings of ADHO organizations.

The peer-reviewed academic program is developed by an international Program Committee appointed by ADHO constituent organizations. Local organizers at the host institution are responsible for the conference web site, provision of facilities, the production of a collection of abstracts, a conference banquet, and any other social events that the local hosts think appropriate. The conference is entirely self-financed through conference fees and any other financial contributions that the local organizer is able to arrange. ADHO expects no payment from the local host in the event that the conference makes a profit, but no financial support is provided for the conference by ADHO or its constituent organizations, except in relation to ADHO awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. ADHO does offer local organizers a modest incentive to ensure that the membership status of registrants is validated. In consultation with the ADHO Program Committee, the local organizer may suggest plenary speakers whose travel, subsistence, and registration must be funded from the conference budget.

The local organizer is expected to set (and verify) three levels of registration fees: for members of ADHO constituent organizations, for non-members, and for students. The difference between the fee levels for members and non-members should make becoming a member of one of our organizations cost-effective.

ADHO uses the conference management system Conftool, and the ADHO Infrastructure and Conference Coordinating committees provide support for this system, including access to data from previous conferences. Local organizers are required to use the Conftool system for registering participants and including them in special events such as the banquet, but actual credit card payments may be processed outside Conftool, by the local organizer.

Proposals should include:

an overview of facilities at the host institution;
a summary of local institutional engagement and support for the organizer, and contingency plans in case of problems;
possible arrangements for social events, to include the conference banquet;
options for accommodation (with provisional costs, and attention to low-cost student housing);
travel information and advice for participants;
a provisional budget, with an estimated registration fee;
options for payment (credit card, foreign currency etc) by participants; and
any other information that will help the ADHO Steering Committee make a selection.

Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to answer questions at the ADHO Steering Committee meeting at the DH2015 conference in Sydney, Australia. Both the 2017 and 2018 hosts will be selected in Sydney, and the 2019 (European) host will be selected in Kraków.

Potential organizers are invited to discuss their plans informally with the chair of the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee, Bethany Nowviskie (bethany [at] virginia [dot] edu) and with vice-chair and former local organizer Claire Clivaz (claire [dot] clivaz [at] unil [dot] ch) as soon as possible. Protocols, guidelines, information about past conferences, and a memorandum of understanding between ADHO and local organizers can be found here: http://adho.org/conference  http://adho.org/conference . Sample budgets and other information may be available for planning purposes on request.

Proposals should be submitted to Nowviskie and Clivaz in draft form by late May.

Bethany Nowviskie
Chair, ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee
Director of the Digital Library Federation at CLIR
& Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at UVa
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