[Humanist] 29.468 events: Canadian Society conference; Huxley Memorial Lecture

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 468.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Royal Anthropological Institute <admin at therai.org.uk>     (24)
        Subject: Huxley Lecture

  [2]   From:    Stéfan Sinclair <sgsinclair at gmail.com>                   (18)
        Subject: Conference CFP:  CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016

        Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:01:21 +0000
        From: Royal Anthropological Institute <admin at therai.org.uk>
        Subject: Huxley Lecture

Royal Anthropological Institute 
2015 Huxley Memorial Lecture

Professor Robin Dunbar, 
Department of Experimental Psychology, 
University of Oxford

"Dunbar’s Number: How Constrained Is Your Social World?"

Friday 4 December 2015 at 5.30pm, 
the BP Lecture Theatre, 
Clore Education Centre, 
the British Museum, 
Great Russell Street, 
London WC1B 3DG.
4 December 2015.

The Social Brain Hypothesis, first proposed in the 1980s, predicted a natural grouping size for modern humans of about 150, now known as Dunbar’s Number. Since then, a plethora of comparative and neuroimaging research has confirmed both the Social Brain Hypothesis and the predicted size of human social groups, and shown that Dunbar’s Number applies also to personal social networks. More importantly, we have in the process learned a great deal more about the nature of the social relationships that underpin the Social Brain Hypothesis. I will explore the cognitive and ecological reasons why social groups are limited in size, why they have the peculiar layered structure that they do, and how modern humans have broken through the constraints on social group size that these impose.

The event is free, but places must be booked. Please book your place at http://therai.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=94e3bf4c82be9b8d19299eb8a&id=ae5d39deeb&e=f418a49f00

Enquiries to: RAI, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5 BT; tel 020 7387 0455; email (mailto:admin at therai.org.uk)

Location : The British Museum's Clore Centre
Great Russell Street
United Kingdom

        Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:09:58 -0500
        From: Stéfan Sinclair <sgsinclair at gmail.com>
        Subject: Conference CFP:  CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016

Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016
Calgary (Canada), May 29-June 1,  2016

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calgary, from May 30th to June 1 (http://congress2016.ca/).  We encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

Proposals for papers (20 min.), digital demonstrations,, and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until 10 December 2015 and must be submitted to https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/. Paper abstracts should be 500 words, and should specify your  thesis, methodology and conclusions.  We also welcome proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools. Demonstrations will be given table space and a backdrop so they can set up a poster and a computer for a 2-hour session. We encourage projects with software to show to apply for this venue.

CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals for joint panels with The Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA), and we encourage presenters to note if they are open to a joint panel. Submit your panel proposal or individual paper proposal to either association. You and your panelists need to be members of either association, but not necessarily both.

CSDH/SCHN and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS/SCER) are organizing a panel on (Pre)Digital Models for Networks and Communities. Proposals should be submitted through the CSRS as outlined in their call for papers: http://csrs-scer.ca/documents/2016%20Calgary%20CFP.pdf . Partial travel funding for graduate student presenting in this session will be provided by Iter. Presenters need to be members of either association, but not necessarily both.

Please see also the CFP for our joint session with ACCUTE on Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy at http://csdh-schn.org/2015/09/16/distance-technologies-distant-reading-and-literary-pedagogy/.

There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel. Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.

Scholars in the digital humanities are engaged in diverse digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Métis people, people of color, LGBTQ, or other underrepresented groups.

Selected papers from the conference will appear in special collections published in the CSDH/SCHN society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org).

2016 Program committee: Jon Bath (program chair), Michael Ullyot (local organizer), Jason Boyd,  Susan Brown, Constance Crompton, Lai-Tze Fan, Dominic Forest, Dean Irvine, and Stéfan Sinclair.

L'appel à communications est aussi disponible en français http://csdh-schn.org/2015/11/10/cfp-csdhschn-2016/  http://csdh-schn.org/2015/11/10/cfp-csdhschn-2016/


Prof. Stéfan Sinclair, Digital Humanities, McGill University
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Office 341, 688 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Tel. (1) 514-398-4400 x094950
@sgsinclair http://stefansinclair.name/

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