[Humanist] 29.675 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 2 09:21:53 CET 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 675.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Greta Franzini <gfranzini at gcdh.de>                        (47)
        Subject: Second CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2016

  [2]   From:    Sally Chambers <Sally.Chambers at UGent.be>                  (27)
        Subject: DH Benelux: Deadline Extended: Friday 12 February @ 12:30
                CET lunchtime

  [3]   From:    Cornelius Puschmann <cornelius.puschmann at hiig.de>        (197)
        Subject: AoIR 2016 Berlin: Internet Rules! now accepting submissions

  [4]   From:    Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>                       (11)
        Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscripts in the Digital Age (MMSDA)
                2016

  [5]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>                (16)
        Subject: CfP: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces, Graz, 23-24
                Sept. 2016

  [6]   From:    Matthew Nicholls <m.c.nicholls at READING.AC.UK>             (12)
        Subject: Colloquium on digital visualisation in the humanities:
                Reading, 31st March, 2016

  [7]   From:    "Rivero, Alicia" <arivero at unc.edu>                        (16)
        Subject: Extended CFP to Feb. 26, 2016--Ometeca Conference on
                Relations between Humanities and Science in Hispanic World
                (April 6-9, 2016), UNC-CH

  [8]   From:    Neil Coffee <ncoffee at BUFFALO.EDU>                         (35)
        Subject: SCS 2017 Call for Papers: "Digital Classics and the Changing
                Profession"


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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:45:39 +0100
        From: Greta Franzini <gfranzini at gcdh.de>
        Subject: Second CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2016


Second Call for Papers: 2016 Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities

The Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities has established a forum for 
the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of the Humanities 
and Social Sciences, including Classics, Philosophy, History, 
Literature, Law, Languages, Archaeology and more. The initiative is 
organized by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

The dialogs will take place every Monday from April 11th until early 
July 2016 in the form of 90-minute seminars. Seminar content should be 
of interest to humanists, digital humanists, librarians and computer 
scientists. Furthermore, we proudly announce that Prof. Dr. Stefan 
Gradmann (KU Leuven) will be giving the opening keynote on April 11th.

We invite submissions of abstracts describing research which employs 
digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order 
to enable a better or new understanding of the humanities, both in the 
past and present. We also encourage contributions describing 
"work-in-progress".

Abstracts should be written in English only. The authors of the 
successful abstracts will be asked to contribute a paper to a Digital 
Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) special issue. Furthermore, the author(s) of 
the best paper and talk will receive a prize of €500, which will be 
awarded on the basis of both the quality of the paper (50% weight) and 
the presentation of the research (50% weight).

Abstracts should be sent by *February 15th* at midnight CET to 
*gddh at gcdh.de* in Word.docx format only and should be a maximum of 3 
pages in length.

For more information, please visit: 
http://etrap.gcdh.de/call-for-papers-2016-gottingen-dialog-in-digital-humanities/

-- 
Greta Franzini
Postdoctoral Researcher
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Papendiek 16 (Heynehaus)
37073 Göttingen
Germany

Web: http://etrap.gcdh.de (eTRAP Research Group)
Web: www.gretafranzini.com (Personal website)
Email: gfranzini at gcdh.de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GretaFranzini
Linkedin: https://de.linkedin.com/in/gretafranzini

You can reply to me in: English, Italiano, Español, Deutsch, Français, [?].

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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:06:14 +0100
        From: Sally Chambers <Sally.Chambers at UGent.be>
        Subject: DH Benelux: Deadline Extended: Friday 12 February @ 12:30 CET lunchtime


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of DH Benelux Programme Committee we are happy to report that we have extended the deadline for proposals until Friday 12 February @ 12:30 CET (lunchtime). 
Further details about the conference and the call for proposals is available on the DH Benelux website (http://www.dhbenelux.org/) and below. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals! 

With best wishes,
Sally Chambers and Catherine Jones
On Behalf of the DH Benelux Programme Committee

Call for Proposals: DH Benelux 2016

The 3rd DH Benelux conference (http://www.dhbenelux.org/) will take place on 9-10 June 2016, at the City-of-Science-Belval, Luxembourg organised by the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) and the University of Luxembourg. This year we will be welcoming Stephen Ramsay and Arianna Betti as our keynote speakers. Previous conferences were held in The Hague, The Netherlands (2014) and Antwerp, Belgium (2015).

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities: practical experimentation, through theorising, cross- and multidisciplinary work, new and relevant developments. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

*Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects
*Software studies, data modeling, information design and tool criticism.
*Text mining and data mining
*Applications of Linked Open Data
*Design and application of algorithms for analysis and visualisation methods
*Critical study and digital hermeneutics of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and cyberculture
*Social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities
*Stylometry, topic modeling, sentiment mining and other digital technologies
*Pedagogy, teaching, and dissemination of digital humanities
*Human factors in DH technology: user research, crowd-sourcing, citizen science and public humanities
*Geo-humanities, spatial analysis and applications of GIS for Humanities research
*Digital scholarly editing and ePublications
*Virtual Research Environments / Research Infrastructures

The call is open to all colleagues with an interest and enthusiasm for the humanities or digital technology (and ideally both). Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage PhD students and junior researchers to submit abstracts. We welcome humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and museum curators. While the conference has a focus on recent advances in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg, we warmly welcome contributions from outside the Benelux.

For DH Benelux 2016 we welcome 4 types of proposals: (a) posters (b) application / tool demonstrations (c) short papers and (d) long papers. Depending on the type of proposal you would like to submit, abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. The language of the conference is English.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 12 February 2016 @ 12:30 (CET) - lunchtime  

Full details about the Call for Proposal and the conference are available on the DH Benelux website: http://www.dhbenelux.org/



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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:45:36 +0100
        From: Cornelius Puschmann <cornelius.puschmann at hiig.de>
        Subject: AoIR 2016 Berlin: Internet Rules! now accepting submissions


2nd Call for Proposals
================================

AoIR 2016: INTERNET RULES!

Workshops: 5 October 2016
Main Conference: 6-8 October 2016

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

CfP, deadlines and submissions: http://aoir.org/aoir2016

AoIR 2016 is the 17th annual conference of the Association of Internet
Researchers, a transdisciplinary gathering of scholars interested in the
place of networked technologies in social processes.

AoIR 2016 will emphasize the relevance of the Internet in today’s culture
and politics. The conference theme addresses the significance of the codes
and rules that frame the Internet, as well as their playful circumvention,
from technical protocols and popular platforms to the emerging,
established, and contested conventions of online communities. Who are the
actors both in practices of rule-making and rule-breaking, what are their
motivations and resources, and how can their power relations and
communicative figurations be described? How does the Internet influence the
proliferation of the values that its platforms, services and
infrastructures embody, and what spaces of creative resistance persist? How
do various forms of technical, social, and cultural hacking subvert these
orders?

The committee calls for proposals for papers, panels, workshops,
roundtables, and other events that engage with the conference theme or the
field more generally. Topics could include (but are not limited to):

- coordination and rule-making online
- media, culture and identity
- (h)activism and social justice
- critical approaches to algorithms, platform studies
- codes and practices of internet culture
- connected devices and the internet of things
- big data and predictive analytics
- techno-social interfaces
- digital labor, crowdsourcing and co-creation
- internet governance and regulation
- (global) social media
- communication, participation and polarization online
- philosophy of information and knowledge

We particularly invite submissions that engage with or challenge the
conference theme in new and exciting ways, are innovative, or present a
novel approach to the topic. We encourage “experimental sessions” that
extend research in unusual directions (via method, topic or presentation
structure). We also welcome submissions on topics that address social,
cultural, political, legal, aesthetic, economic, and/or philosophical
aspects of the internet beyond the conference theme. The committee extends
a special invitation to students, researchers, and practitioners who have
previously not participated in an Internet Research event to submit
proposals.

*PROPOSALS*

We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions to encompass
the breadth of relevant research. We welcome proposals for traditional
academic conference PAPERS, organized PANELS, ROUNDTABLES, FISHBOWLS,
EXPERIMENTAL SESSIONS, and PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS. We invite proposals
that will focus on discussion and interaction among conference delegates.
Finally, doctoral students are invited to participate in the DOCTORAL
COLLOQUIUM preceding the main conference.

*IMPORTANT DATES*

15 January 2016
Submission site opens for AoIR 2016 in Berlin

1 March 2016
Submissions due for PAPERS, PANELS, ROUNDTABLES and FISHBOWLS, EXPERIMENTAL
SESSIONS, and PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

15 March 2016
Nominations for Nancy Baym Book award and Best Dissertation Award due

5 May 2016
Notification of acceptances for presenters

7 June 2016
Applications due for conference travel SCHOLARSHIPS and for DOCTORAL
COLLOQUIUM

1 August 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline for all presenters

For further information and updates, please visit the conference website at
 aoir.org/aoir2016  http://aoir.org/aoir2016 .

*SUBMISSION TYPES*

Traditional papers: Paper submissions should articulate the issue or
research question to be discussed, the methodological or critical framework
used, and indicate the findings or conclusions to be presented and/or the
relevance to wider conference themes. Papers can present any kind of
research or analysis, but should be written so that the importance of the
work can be understood by reviewers working in different disciplines or
using different approaches. Cross- or trans-disciplinary work is especially
encouraged. Paper submissions should be approximately 1200 words long,
including references. Please note that paper submissions need not adhere to
a pre-formatted template, but should give an indication as to the
consistency, rigor and relevance of the work. Presentations at the IR
conference are generally intended to be dynamic, and provide a broad
overview of the scholarship being engaged, with the hope of generating
useful conversation.

Preconstituted panels: Panels should present a coherent group of papers on
a single theme. Panel proposals should include 1200-word abstracts as above
for each of the constituent papers, as well as a brief statement
articulating the papers’ relationship to each other. It is recommended that
panels include four papers, although submissions of three to five papers
will also be considered. The organizer is responsible for compiling the
proposal into a single document for submission.

Preconference workshops: Workshops may be either half or full-day events
that occur on the first day of the conference and focus on a particular
topic. They may be a workshop of some kind (e.g., a publishing workshop), a
methodological “bootcamp” (e.g., on ethnography or statistical analysis),
an exploration of a theoretical tradition or topical area (e.g., symbolic
interaction, political economy, or GIS) or anything else that may be of
interest to conference delegates. Proposals for workshops should explain
for a general scholarly audience the goals of the workshop, the way it will
operate, and an indication of potential audience or attendees who may be
interested in attending (such as “early career scholars” or “researchers
using statistical analysis”). Proposals for workshops should be
approximately 600-800 words in length, and should name the workshop
facilitators.

Roundtable Sessions: Roundtables encourage discussion and interaction among
delegates. They may involve brief introductory presentations by organizers.
Proposals should include details on the theme or topic of discussion and
its relevance, along with names of the organizers/initial participants.
Roundtables can include no more than 5 initial participants. Roundtable
submissions should be between 250-300 words long (to be included as the
“abstract” in the submissions process–no separate document need be
uploaded).

Open Fishbowls: Fishbowl sessions should cover broad topics of interest to
a wide segment of the AoIR community, and create a space for dialogue
across different types of research. Submitted proposals should include a
brief statement as to the core idea or theme for the fishbowl, emphasizing
its relation to conference themes or relevance to the IR community.
Fishbowls can include no more than 5 initial participants (named fish).

Experimental Sessions: Experimental sessions are those that, while of
interest to members or engaging with conference themes, meaningfully “push
the envelope” beyond more traditional forms of conference engagement and
participation and as such do not fit into any of the other proposal
formats. Examples may include Ignite or pecha-kucha presentations,
demonstrations, performances, installations, short-form workshops,
unsessions, maker or code-based projects, or interactive experiences.
Proposals for experimental sessions should describe for a general scholarly
audience the goal or idea of the session and how it will operate, and
discuss why the proposed format will be of interest to AoIR delegates.
Organizers of experimental sessions will be responsible for supplying any
necessary equipment beyond that usually provided for conference
presentations, and should be prepared to coordinate closely with the
conference committee as necessary to enable a successful presentation of
the alternative format. To encourage this kind of submission, we are again
offering the “Halavais Prize for Weirdness” this year for the most
interesting and successful submission in a non-traditional format.

Doctoral Colloquium: The Association of Internet Researchers believes that
its emerging researchers are the best in its disparate constituent fields.
In keeping with its commitment to students’ scholarship, we continue the
tradition of bringing emerging and established scholars together through
the AoIR 2016 Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium offers PhD students
working in internet research or a related field a special, day-long forum,
to be convened on 5 October 2016. For many years, this pre-conference event
has provided students with the opportunity to a concentrated amount of time
with senior scholars to share research projects, address methodological and
theoretical challenges, and exchange informal advice on juggling the
multiple pressures associated with job searching, publishing, and finishing
the dissertation
Interested students should prepare a) a two-page summary of your research.
This should provide a context for the research, describe the methods being
used, the progress to date, and primary concerns and issues; and b) A brief
statement indicating why you want to participate in this doctoral
colloquium and what you hope to get out of it. These are due on or before
15 June 2016.

*CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS*

In order to increase the diversity of participation in the AoIR
conferences, the Association of Internet Researchers makes available
conference fee waivers and partial travel stipends ($500) per year. The
number of fee waivers and travel stipends will depend first of all upon the
ability of the conference budget to sustain such waivers (a judgment to be
made by the AoIR Executive Committee upon the advice of the AoIR Treasurer
and the local organizing committee) as well as upon the quality of the
applications for fee waivers. Conference scholarships are made available
only to participants who have had papers accepted via the peer review
process, and applications are due on 1 June 2016, after acceptances have
been announced.

More information will be made available regarding the scholarship
application process at the conference website: aoir.org/aoir2016.

*CONTACT INFORMATION*

Please address any questions to the conference chair, Cornelius Puschmann,
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, aoir2016 [at]
aoir [dot] org.

================================

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann
Postdoctoral Researcher (DFG)
Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dorotheenstraße 26
10117 Berlin, Germany
www.ibi.hu-berlin.de

Research Associate
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Oberwallstraße 9
10117 Berlin, Germany
www.hiig.de

Faculty Associate
Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
23 Everett Street, Second Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
cyber.law.harvard.edu

p: +49 7541 6009-1321
e: cornelius.puschmann at hiig.de
e: cpuschmann at cyber.law.harvard.edu
w: cbpuschmann.net



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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:09:26 +0100
        From: Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>
        Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscripts in the Digital Age (MMSDA) 2016


Dear all,

We're delighted to announce that application for MMSDA are open.

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA)

2 – 6 May 2016, Cambridge and London

We are very pleased to announce the sixth year of this course, funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by King’s College London with the University of Cambridge and the Warburg Institute. The course will run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.

The course is open to any doctoral students working with manuscripts. It involves five days of intensive training on the analysis, description and editing of medieval or modern manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first half of the course involves morning classes and then afternoon visits to libraries in Cambridge and London. Participants will view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include supervised work on computers.

The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students (PhD or equivalent). It is aimed at those writing dissertations relating to medieval or modern manuscripts, especially those working on literature, art or history. Eight bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation. There are thirty vacancies across the medieval and modern strands, and preference will be given to those considered by the selection panel likely to benefit most from the course. Applications close at 5pm GMT on 22 February 2016 but early registration is strongly recommended.

For further details see http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/mmsda/ or contact dixit-mmsda at uni-koeln.de.

Best wishes
Elena


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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:09:12 +0000
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>
        Subject: CfP: Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces, Graz, 23-24 Sept. 2016


Call for papers:
Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces

International symposium, 23.-24.9.2016, Graz (Austria)

Scholarly editions intermediate between the texts and their readers, which does not change with their transfer to digital media. Over the past two decades, research on digital scholarly editions (DSE) was deeply engaged with the impacts of the digital medium on the critical representation of texts and the changing conditions for the editor. However, less research has been done on the roles of the readers, or - as they are called in the digital environment - the users. A critical examination of the topic has already been demanded by Jerome McGann in 2001, it was repeated by Hans Walter Gabler in 2010, and was taken up more recently by Patrick Sahle (2013) and Elena Pierazzo (2015). User studies are rare, and systematic considerations of principles of Human Computer Interaction are still marginal in theory and practice of DSE. In addition, the conceptualization of the DSEs as interfaces between machines could be intensified. However, the discourse on DSEs benefits from considering paradigms of interface design, from reflecting on the cultural and historical context of the visual appearance of scholarly editions and their affordances, as well as from examining the interactions between user and resource.

The symposium will discuss the relationship between digital scholarly editing and interfaces by bringing together experts of DSEs and Interface Design, editors and users of editions, web designers and developers. It will include the discussion of (graphical/user) interfaces of DSEs as much as conceptualizing the digital edition itself as an interface. In this context, we are interested in contributions to the following questions and beyond:

  *   How can DSEs take full advantage of their digital environment without losing the traditional affordances that makes an edition ‘scholarly’? What is the role of skeuomorphic tropes and metaphors like footnotes, page turn and index in the design of DSEs and concerning the user interaction?
  *   Do interfaces of DSEs succeed in transferring the complexity of the underlying data models?
  *   Plurality in representation is a core feature of DSE. How do interfaces realize this plurality? Do we need different interfaces for different target audiences (i.e. scholars, digital humanists, students, public)?
  *   How can user interfaces of DSEs succeed in transmitting Human Computer Interaction design principles like ‘aesthetics’, ‘trust’, and ‘satisfaction’?
  *   Citability and reliability are core requirements of scholarly work. Which user interface elements support them? How can we encourage the user to critically engage with the DSE?
  *   What are the users of a DSE actually doing: are they reading the text or searching and analyzing the data?
  *   Can we conceptualize machines as users? How can we include application programming interfaces (APIs) in the discussion on DSEs as interfaces?
  *   Does the development of user interfaces for DSEs keep up with the rising distribution of small handheld devices? Will interfaces on tablets greatly differ from those on computer screens and perhaps encourage a larger readership?

Please submit your proposal for a talk at the symposium until April 17, 2016 to dixit at uni-graz.at<mailto:dixit at uni-graz.at>. The proposal should not exceed 700 words.
There are funds to reimburse travel and accommodation costs. Please indicate with your submission if you need financial support.

For further information see: http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/aktuelles/digital-scholarly-editions-as-interfaces/



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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:27:24 +0000
        From: Matthew Nicholls <m.c.nicholls at READING.AC.UK>
        Subject: Colloquium on digital visualisation in the humanities: Reading, 31st March, 2016


Colloquium on Digital Visualisation in the Humanities, Reading, Thursday March 31st 2016

Proposals are invited for presentations at a colloquium <http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/virtual-rome/2016/01/15/digital-visualisation-colloquium/> on digital visualisation (broadly conceived) at the University of Reading, UK, on March 31st, 2016, funded by the British Academy. 
Digital visualisation - including, among much else, 3D modelling, digital mapping, and the visual presentation of complex information - is making substantial contributions to research, teaching, and outreach activity in Classics and many other humanities disciplines. As digital tools become ever more affordable and accessible, there is scope for researchers and visualisation professionals from different backgrounds to learn from each other about their aims, findings, methods, and challenges.

Speakers include:
- Prof. James E. Packer (Professor emeritus, Northwestern), author (with Gil Gorski) of a recent book on the digital reconstruction of the The Roman Forum <http://www.cambridge.org/cr/academic/subjects/archaeology/classical-archaeology/roman-forum-reconstruction-and-architectural-guide>
- Tayfun Oner, creator of numerous digital reconstructions including Byzantium 1200.   http://www.byzantium1200.com/
- The Altair4  http://www.altair4.com/  studio whose reconstruction work in Rome and other sites will be familiar to many. 

We are open to proposals from any humanities background, and indeed from colleagues in the museum and heritage sectors, on how digital technologies can be used to present visualisations of places, phenomena, data, or other material. The colloquium will be chaired by Dr Matthew Nicholls (Reading), who works on the 3D reconstruction of ancient Rome.  http://www.reading.ac.uk/classics/research/Virtual-Rome.aspx  
The intention is to allow people to present their own work, and to hear from a variety of disciplinary, methodological, and practical backgrounds. We hope that this will offer scope for mutual enrichment and useful discussion. 

All welcome. Lunch provided. Travel expenses and accommodation can be provided for speakers. 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award  http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/1247  scheme. 

For further details see here <http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/virtual-rome/2016/01/15/digital-visualisation-colloquium/>, or to reserve a place or make enquiries, contact Elisabeth Meijer (e.h.meijer at pgr.reading.ac.uk <mailto:e.h.meijer at pgr.reading.ac.uk>).



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        Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 02:18:56 +0000
        From: "Rivero, Alicia" <arivero at unc.edu>
        Subject: Extended CFP to Feb. 26, 2016--Ometeca Conference on Relations between Humanities and Science in Hispanic World (April 6-9, 2016), UNC-CH


Dear Colleagues,

Please find the extended Call for Papers for the XIV Ometeca Conference-State of the Art/Working Session on the Relations between the Humanities and Science in the Hispanic World (April 6-9, 2016) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

The Call for Papers, Registration Form, and Lodging information for the conference are available at the Ometeca Institute's new website: http://ometeca.org (under those tabs).   The extended deadlines for receipt of e-mailed abstracts or panel suggestions is Feb. 26, 2016; for the mailed Registration Form and fee, after notification of acceptance, it is Mar. 7, 2016 (postmarked).

Keynote speakers -- N. Katherine Hayles (James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke U; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Loss Pequeño Glazier (Media Studies Professor; Director, Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY-Buffalo).   Prof. Hayles, who has received numerous, prestigious accolades, has authored many books and other works: Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era (2013, co-authored); How We Think (2012); Electronic Literature (2008); My Mother Was a Computer (2005); Nanoculture (2004); Writing Machines (2002); How We Became Posthuman (1999); Chaos and Order (1991); Chaos Bound (1990); The Cosmic Web (1984).  An oft cited, award winning tome of literary theory and criticism is Digital Poetics (2002) by Prof. Glazier.   A couple of his more recent poetic texts are Anatman Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm: Poems (2003) and White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares: An Iteration (2001).  He has over 100 e-works and print poetry published in book form, in literary journals and other periodicals (2012 and earlier).  See their brief cvs at http://ometeca.org.

Ometeca's website lists suggested paper topics.  It contains information about submitting abstracts and panels, as well as the publication of selected papers in the peer-reviewed Ometeca journal.

Please direct questions to me as the conference's organizer,  arivero at unc.edu<mailto:arivero at unc.edu>.  We hope to see you at the conference!

Cordially,
Alicia Rivero

Alicia Rivero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Adjunct in Comparative Literature
Affiliated Faculty: Institute for the Study of the Americas, Global Studies
Department of Romance Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB#3170, 230 Dey Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170 (USA)
arivero at unc.edu<mailto:arivero at unc.edu>



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        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:41:32 -0500
        From: Neil Coffee <ncoffee at BUFFALO.EDU>
        Subject: SCS 2017 Call for Papers: "Digital Classics and the Changing Profession"


Call for Papers for the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting,
Toronto, January 5-8, 2017

"Digital Classics and the Changing Profession"

Sponsored by the Digital Classics Association

Organized by Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The growth of the digital humanities is increasingly affecting the
professional life of classicists. Job ads have begun to ask for digital
humanities experience. Job seekers who have digital skills face an expanded
employment landscape, including not only to academic teaching positions, but
also post-docs on funded research projects, work at NGOs, and jobs at
private technology firms. Graduate students and graduate programs must
decide what sort of digital training is necessary for a career. Tenure and
promotion evaluators face the challenge of accounting for digital
scholarship. Abstracts are invited for presentations addressing how digital
methods are changing the shape of the profession in these and other ways,
and how students and faculty can respond.

Anonymous abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent to
digitalclassicsassociation at gmail.com, with identifying information in the
email. Abstracts will be refereed anonymously in accordance with SCS
regulations. Submitters should confirm in their emails that they are SCS
members in good standing. Abstracts should follow the formatting guidelines
of the instructions for individual abstracts on the SCS website. The
deadline for the submission of abstracts is **March 9, 2016**.

Note: All past DCA sessions have been joint colloquia of the Society for
Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America. This panel
has been approved by SCS, with the application for a joint AIA colloquium
pending. AIA members are encouraged to submit, though there is no guarantee
at this point that the panel will be approved by AIA.

Links to this announcement on the DCA  http://dca.drupalgardens.com/   and
SCS
<https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/2017/148/digital-classics-and-c
hanging-profession-afg-2017https:/classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/2017/1
48/digital-classics-and-changing-profession-afg-2017%23sthash.c7mE0LSJ.dpuf>
websites.

 




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