[Humanist] 29.590 events: DH im deutschsprachigen Raum; DH & CS; consciousness

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jan 2 12:25:17 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 590.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>               (54)
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium CFP

  [2]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>            (78)
        Subject: 2nd EADH Day 2016, 7-8 March, University of Leipzig - Call
                for Participation

  [3]   From:    The Center for Consciousness Studies                     (159)
                <center at email.arizona.edu>
        Subject: The Science of Consciousness 2016 - Final Deadline and
                Plenary Program

        Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:06:29 +0100
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium CFP

Dear all,

As a result of multiple requests from the community, there has been an
extension to the current DHSI Colloquium CFP - the new deadline is January
25th, 2016.

Anyone attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute is welcome to
present their research/projects/ideas at the Colloquium, and we facilitate
a number of formats.

Further details on the CFP can be found at the Colloquium's dedicate

I also include the CFP as follows:

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2016 at the
University of Victoria. Open to all DHSI attendees, the DHSI Colloquium
offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging,
collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants
subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an
open-access journal.

We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may
focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Topics may
include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and
institutional research projects, tool application and development,
perspectives on Digital Humanities implications for the individual’s own
research and pedagogy, reports on activities from the field, etc.
Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike,
including, but not limited to, faculty, graduate students, early career
scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities;
librarians, and those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic
professionals, and those in technical programs.

Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract,
please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to
scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:

*Paper Presentations *Contributors have 10 minutes to complete the
presentation of completed research / projects

*Short Paper Presentations *Contributors have 5 minutes to complete
high-impact presentations

*Poster Session (June 10th only) *Contributors display A1 landscape posters
at a conference reception

This year, there will also be two sessions dedicated to the following

*Gender and the Digital *(Week 1)
*Building an Inclusive DH Community *(Week 2)

If you would like to submit to one of these themed sessions, please
indicate your preference in the relevant section of the submission form.

The Colloquium will run throughout the duration of DHSI, so please indicate
which week(s) you will be in attendance. The only poster session will be
held on June 10th, and will also feature poster presenters from the ELO
2016 conference.

Please submit abstracts via http://goo.gl/forms/CqQlMoNG4Z. The submission
system will automatically close on *December 23, January 25, 2016,* *at
8:00pm PST (UTC-8). * Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being
notified by late February 2016.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact James O’Sullivan (
josullivan.c at gmail.com) and/or Mary Galvin (galvin.mg at gmail.com).

        Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 19:27:52 +0100
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: 2nd EADH Day 2016, 7-8 March, University of Leipzig - Call for Participation

2nd EADH Day 2016 - Call for Participation
7th to 8th of March 2016, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

We are happy to be able to announce just before the end of 2015, that 
the second annual European Association for the Digital Humanities 
Symposium (EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 3rd 
International Conference of the "Association Digital Humanities im 
deutschsprachigen Raum (Digital Humanities in German speaking regions)" 
which will take place at the University of Leipzig from the 7th to the 
12th of March 2016. The main theme of this conference is “Modellierung - 
Vernetzung - Visualisierung. Die Digital Humanities als 
fächerübergreifendes Forschungsparadigma” (Modelling - Networking - 
Visualisation. Digital Humanities as a transdisciplinary research 
paradigm). The 2nd EADH day will open in the evening of the 7th of March 
and continue on the 8th of March until just before the opening of DHd 2016.

The objective of EADH days is to raise awareness for DH research 
activities beyond the regional conference context. The format of EADH 
day is designed to facilitate exchange and networking initiatives among 
European DH research communities.

Participants may contribute directly to the EADH Day agenda in two ways:

* Through presentations of a 5 minute lightning talk featuring either 
recent research developments or key topics of interest to the digital 
humanities community (e.g. ‘The potential of Linked Data for annotating 
medieval music scores’). Participants wishing to present lightning talks 
should provide a two-page abstract of the presentation in English which 
will be made available online prior to the event.

* Through the proposition of a challenge for participants to address 
during the event related to the themes of:
    * Integrating research and teaching
    * Integrating different communities
    * Integrating the global and the local
    * Integrating different scholarly domains

Challenges can be presented in creative ways. Round tables with 
respondents and / or speakers / audience sharing the stage in turns, 
multimedia presentations, short sketches, students's projects, are only 
some of the formats which come to mind.

Challenges should take the form of an open question (e.g. ‘How do we 
teach Digital Humanities?’ ‘What is the social resonance of Digital 
Humanities?’, ‘What is the contribution of Digital Humanities to 
collective memory and public history?’ etc.), with one or two paragraphs 
of text justifying its significance.

* Proposals should be submitted via ConfTool 
(https://conftool.pro/dhd2016/) by the 31st of January 2016. Information 
in English about the submission process will be available soon at 
http://www.dhd2016.de/. Lightning talks and challenges will be selected 
by an EADH panel.
Presentation of a lightning talk or a challenge is not a requirement to 
particpate and anyone may register to attend the event via the 
http://www.dhd2016.de/ website.

Participation in the 2nd EADH day is free of charge for registered 
participants of DHd 2016. For people who only choose to take part in the 
2nd EADH day fees are as follows:

Members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs
* Regular members € 30,00
* Students (BA, MA), doctoral students without employment, unemployed € 

Non members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs
* Regular participants € 60,00
* Students (BA, MA), doctoral students without employment, unemployed € 

EADH Day is supported financially and administratively by the European 
Association for the Digital Humanities (EADH) in collaboration with its 
Associated Organisations.

Wishing everybody a happy and peaceful 2016 whenever it starts
Elisabeth Burr

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Lehrstuhl Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig

        Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:05:20 -0700
        From: The Center for Consciousness Studies <center at email.arizona.edu>
        Subject: The Science of Consciousness 2016 - Final Deadline and Plenary Program

Science of Consciousness- Abstracts Due Jan 4, 2016

Plenary Program Draft -
Final Abstracts Due January 4 2016

April 25-30, 2016 - Loews Ventana Canyon Resort-Tucson, AZ 
(Formerly, 'Toward a Science of Consciousness') 
Happy New Year!

Plans for the conference are moving ahead beautifully. We anticipate an
excellent program, big attendance and an entertaining, stimulating and fun
week. The abstract deadline has been extended to January 4, 2016, after which
late abstracts will be considered for poster presentation. The Plenary Program
is nearly complete, and included here. Further information follows below.

Plenary Program (Subject to Change) 

Tuesday April 26

PL 1 Five Roads to Consciousness 1
Stanislaus Dehaene, INSERM-CEA, Paris 
Anil K. Seth, University of Sussex, Brighton 
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona, CCS, Tucson   

Wednesday April 27

PL 2 Consciousness and Reality
Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center, Carlsbad; UC-San Diego

PL 3  Brain Biology
Rudolph Tanzi, Harvard, Massachusetts General, Boston
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS, Tsukuba

PL 4 Five Roads to Consciousness 2
Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Monash University, Melbourne
Richard Brown, CUNY, Laguardia College, New York
Jakob Hohwy, Monash University, Melbourne 
Thursday April 28

PL 5   NCC 1 
Aaron Schurger, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne  
Biyu Jade He, NYU Neuroscience/Radiology
Alison Gopnik, UC-Berkeley 

PL 6    AI/Machine consciousness
Hartmut Neven, Google
Christian Szegedy, Google 
 Friday April 29

PL 7    Quantum Approaches 1
Alyssa Ney, UC-Davis
Kelvin McQueen, University of Tel Aviv

PL 8   Evolution and Consciousness
Terence Deacon, UC-Berkeley
Katherine Peil, Northeastern University, Boston 

PL 9   NCC 2 - 'Pribram Session'
Anthony Hudetz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Walter J. Freeman, UC-Berkeley
Gyorgyi Buzsaki, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York   
 Saturday April 30

PL 10  Quantum Approaches 2
Henry Stapp, UC-Berkeley
Dean Radin, IONS, Petaluma
Stuart Kauffman, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle 

PL 11  Consciousness Technology
David Chalmers, ANU, NYU, New York

PL 12  NCC 3 -  Anomalous Conscious Experience
George Mashour, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jimo Borjigin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Peter Fenwick, Kings College, Southampton  

After 23 years, the seminal conference 'Toward a Science of Consciousness' is
now 'The Science of Consciousness'. But as consciousness cannot be observed,
nor commonly defined, is there now a true 'Science of Consciousness'? Are we
there yet? 

We don't have definite answers, but do have directions and essential questions.
Is the brain a computer? Does it process or generate information according to
'integrated information', 'global workspace', 'predictive coding', 'scale-
invariant dynamics', 'Bayesian probabilities', 'pre-frontal feedback' or
'synchronous oscillations'? Did consciousness emerge during biological
evolution, and if so, when, where, and how? Is consciousness causal, or are we
just 'along for the ride'? Will consciousness be reproduced through brain
mapping, transhumanism and/or artificial intelligence? 

Or does the brain 'tune into' and organize conscious precursors existing
naturally in the universe? Will understanding of consciousness come through the
quantum wavefunction, panpsychism, cosmology, or the very structure of
spacetime geometry? Has consciousness been in the universe all along, and if
so, did life and the brain evolve because of consciousness? What are the
implications of either view on the nature of existence and treatment of mental
and cognitive disorders?   

These questions and many others will be debated, discussed, celebrated and
argued during a weeklong gathering of scientists, philosophers, artists,
meditators and interested people from 70 countries at Loews Ventana Canyon
Resort, a luxurious eco-lodge in the mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. 
The pre-conference workshop program is complete, the plenary speaker list is
growing, and the social, entertainment and exhibit programs are taking shape.
The abstract submission deadline for plenary, concurrent, poster and exhibit
consideration has been extended to January 4th.  See below for themes,
confirmed Plenary speakers, pre-conference workshops, social events and other
information. Psychologist, philosopher and 'father' of the science of
consciousness William James wrote: 'to have a glimpse of what consciousness is
would be the scientific achievement before which all others would pale.'
Join us on the path to that first glimpse. 


MONDAY Morning, April 25, 2016  9am-1pm     

    * Kant and the Conscious Mind
    * Quantum Biology- Nature of Life
    * Consciousness, Memory and Music 
    * DEI East-West Forum I          
    * Consciousness Versus Attention 
    * Altered State Healing In the Amazon
    * Curriculum for Consciousness Studies 
    * Psi Research and Consciousness    
    * Yoga and the Inward Journey   
MONDAY Afternoon, April 25, 2016  2pm-6pm
    * Consciousness in Animals  
    * Naturalizing the Conscious Mind?   
    * Unity of Conscious Experience  
    * Designing a Conscious Robot  
    * Unity of Conscious Experience  
    * DEI East-West Forum, II  
    * Brain Stimulation 
    * Consciousness and the Arts I
MONDAY Evening, April 25, 2016  7pm-10pm 
    * How Your Conscious Mind Can Change Your Genes 
TUESDAY Morning, April 26, 2016  9am-1pm
    * Hot Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
    * Anesthesia Research and Consciousness
    * Quantum AI and Machine Consciousness
    * Philosophical Theories of Consciousness
    * Walter Freeman Festschrift
    * First Person - Third Person Perspectives 
    * Consciousness and the Arts II  
    * Complexity and Consciousness
TUESDAY through THURSDAY Mornings, April 26-28, 2016  7:00-8:00 AM
    * Tennis-Centrism
MONDAY through Saturday Mornings, April 25-30, 2016  6:00-7:00 AM
    * Just This - An early morning meditation 
    * Welcome Reception - Tuesday April 26, 7:00-10:00 pm
    * Club Consciousness - Wednesday and Saturday April 27, 30 - 10:00 pm-
    * Dinner Under The Stars - Thursday April 28, 7:00-10:00 pm
    * Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues/Talent Show - Friday April 29, 10:00 pm to
    * 'End of Consciousness' Party - Saturday, April 30, 8:00 pm to ?? 

Michael P and the Gully Washers - Thursday and Friday, April 28, 29 
Dorian Electra and the Electrodes - Wednesday, Saturday, April 27, 30
(See 'Forever Young' - their 'Love Parody to Ray Kurzweil')
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=837tx9UG1gQ )

Zombie Blues/Poetry Slam/Talent Show - Friday, April 29  

Conference Website 


The Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona
center at u.arizona.edu    
See you in Tucson.               

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