[Humanist] 30.495 events: British Academy; diagrams; King's Digital Lab; the symbolic mind

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 495.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Lukas Engelmann <lukas.engelmann at GMAIL.COM>               (76)
        Subject: Conference 'Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription?' December 2-3,
                CRASSH

  [2]   From:    "Clark, Stephen" <srlclark at LIVERPOOL.AC.UK>               (13)
        Subject: Call for Proposals: British Academy Conferences

  [3]   From:    "Smithies, James" <james.smithies at kcl.ac.uk>              (10)
        Subject: King's Digital Lab launch, November 17th

  [4]   From:    Michael Kirchhoff <kirchhof at UOW.EDU.AU>                   (22)
        Subject: UOW Workshop "On the Origins of the Symbolic Mind"


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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:13:41 +0000
        From: Lukas Engelmann <lukas.engelmann at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Conference 'Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription?' December 2-3, CRASSH
        In-Reply-To: <CAEz8X=kL=yM4AOVvDFuDJQ3sEANT84S7cKkq0AHUsknkTTALAw at mail.gmail.com>


Dear all,

I'd like to draw your attention to our upcoming conference, organized by
Caroline Humphrey, Christos Lynteris and me, Lukas Engelmann at CRASSH. The
program comprises an exciting range of disciplinary perspective on diagrams
in the production of knowledge and we are very happy to welcome Anthony
Vidler from the School of Architecture, The Cooper Union in New York to
present a public keynote on "How to do Things with Diagrams" on Friday,
December 2 at 16:30.

The keynote is as usual open to everyone, registration for the conference
is now open and we can offer a highly reduced rate for students (5 £
compensation for lunch and tea/coffee).

For Registration:: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26782

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Best wishes,

Lukas

*Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription?*
2 December 2016 - 3 December 2016
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Program:

14.00 - 14.15  Registration

14.15 - 14.30 Welcome & Introduction

14.30 - 16.00  Panel 1: Science Diagrams

Nick Hopwood (University of Cambridge): Haeckel’s “So-Called Diagrams or
Schematic Figures”

Rebecca Whiteley (University College London): Diagrams in Early Modern
Midwifery: Problems in the Construction and Communication of New Kinds of
Body Knowledge

Lukas Engelmann (University of Cambridge): Diagrams in Epidemic Modeling

16.00 - 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 - 18.00 Keynote

Anthony Vidler (Cooper Union / Yale University): How to Do Things with
Diagrams

Day 2: Saturday 3 December​9.00 - 10.30

Panel 2: Anthropology & Diagrams

Nurit Bird-David (University of Haifa): Diagrammatics in Anthropology: How
Kinship Diagrams and Maps Conceal Hunter-Gatherers’ Experiential Worlds

Caroline Humphrey (University of Cambridge): Epigenetic Landscape:
Cross-Disciplinary Adventures of a Diagram

Christos Lynteris (University of Cambridge): Zoonosis as a Diagram: An
Anthropological Approach10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 - 13.00  Panel 3: Spatial Diagrams

Ro Spankie (University of Westminster): Revisiting Sigmund Freud’s Diagrams
of the Mind

Philip Steadman (University College London): Abstraction and Schematisation
in the Repeated Copying of Designs

Christoph Lueder (Kingston University London): Gestures and Diagrams,
Corporeality and Choreography

Alan Blackwell (University of Cambridge): The Diagrammatic Imagination of
Computer Graphics13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.00

Final Discussion

-- 

Lukas Engelmann
Post-Doc Research Associate

CRASSH, University of Cambridge
7 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

p: +44 (0)1223 760475 <01223%20760475>
m: lme35 at cam.ac.uk
t: @engelmal81w: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/people/profile/LukasEngelmann
-- 
-- 
Lukas Engelmann
Post-Doc Research Associate

CRASSH, University of Cambridge
7 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

p: +44 (0)1223 760475 <01223%20760475>
m: lme35 at cam.ac.uk
t: @engelmal81
w: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/people/profile/LukasEngelmann



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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:29:19 +0000
        From: "Clark, Stephen" <srlclark at LIVERPOOL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Call for Proposals: British Academy Conferences
        In-Reply-To: <CAEz8X=kL=yM4AOVvDFuDJQ3sEANT84S7cKkq0AHUsknkTTALAw at mail.gmail.com>



British Academy Conferences: submission of proposals
http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-conferences-submission-proposals

The British Academy is inviting outstanding proposals for our 2018 conference programme. This is an exceptional opportunity for UK scholars, who can demonstrate academic  leadership and vision, to run a landmark conference featuring leading-edge research as part of the Academy's events programme. 

Any UK-based scholar is eligible to submit a proposal. If successful, you will be the academic convenor of the conference, and the British Academy's staff will handle the  administration of the conference, so that you can focus on ensuring the quality of the scholarship presented is of the highest possible calibre.

British Academy Conferences:

are held at the British Academy's premises at Carlton House Terrace (in central London close to Westminster and Piccadilly Circus, and easily accessible by train from  each of London's five airports)  

are ideal for up to 100 participants

offer the opportunity to bring together a large number of academics from different subject areas

include the possibility that a themed volume of essays arising from the conference would be published in the Proceedings of the British Academy series.

​Deadline for proposal submissions (including references): 24 February 2017.
Selection of the successful academic conferences: April 2017.

Applicants notified by 5 May 2017.


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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:06:49 +0000
        From: "Smithies, James" <james.smithies at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: King's Digital Lab launch, November 17th
        In-Reply-To: <CAEz8X=kL=yM4AOVvDFuDJQ3sEANT84S7cKkq0AHUsknkTTALAw at mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

I’d like to bring your attention to the establishment of King’s Digital Lab, which we are formally launching on November 17th at the Great Hall, King’s College London. I have produced a blog post describing the background and focus of the lab here: https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/blog/kdl-launch/.

We invite anyone who has not already registered for the launch to RSVP using our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kings-digital-lab-launch-tickets-28859465438.

Our team are very happy to be joining the international digital humanities community, and look forward to collaborating with you.

Kind regards,

Dr. James Smithies
Director | King’s Digital Lab
Virginia Woolf Building Room 2.50 | King's College London
DDI +44 (0) 207 848 7552 | MOB +44 7543 632076
james.smithies at kcl.ac.uk | jamessmithies.org | @jamessmithies



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        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:11:43 +0000
        From: Michael Kirchhoff <kirchhof at UOW.EDU.AU>
        Subject: UOW Workshop "On the Origins of the Symbolic Mind"
        In-Reply-To: <CAEz8X=kL=yM4AOVvDFuDJQ3sEANT84S7cKkq0AHUsknkTTALAw at mail.gmail.com>


Workshop on the origins of the symbolic mind
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Northfield's Campus, University of Wollongong
14:00-16:00, Research Hub (19.2072), Building 19

Dates for the first appearances of crucial technological innovations and symbolic material culture are continually being pushed back in time. This trend contradicts the theory that a mutation related to brain function caused a sudden and relatively recent cognitive revolution in our lineage. However, the alternative theory of gradual biological evolution may not fit the archaeological record, either. Traditions within populations are discontinuous in time and space, while independent populations can converge on common practices. Accordingly, there is a growing consensus that changes in the archaeological record of human behavior are better explained by changes in local conditions, such as ecology, demography, and culture.

What does this consensus tell us about the origins of symbolic cognition? Given increasingly older dates for key innovations and the shift in explanatory focus from internal biology to external factors, the mainstream argument is that cognitive modernity must be much older than previously thought. The workshop will critically evaluate the assumed identification of biological continuity with cognitive continuity. It will also consider to what extent cognitive capacities are innate and context independent, and will explore the tensions between such a nativist theory of cognition and recent developments in cognitive science, which emphasize that cognition is scaffolded, extended, and even constituted by behavioral practices. Contributions to this workshop will consider possible explanations of distinctive features of symbolic minds - explanations that may depend not only or mainly on having the right kind of biological capacities but more pivotally on transforming them via interaction with the appropriate culturally created local conditions.

This workshop brings together archaeologists and philosophers working at the University of Wollongong (UOW) to explore the implications of these developments for cognitive archaeology and for cognitive science more generally.

Speakers:
Alex Mackay, Senior Lecturer, ARC DECRA Fellow, Centre for Archaeological Science, UOW
Sam Lin, Lecturer, Centre for Archaeological Science, UOW
Zenobia Jacobs (TBC), Professor, ARC QEII Research Fellow, Centre for Archaeological Science, UOW
Tom Froese, Vice Chancellor's International Scholar, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW
Daniel D. Hutto, Professor of Philosophical Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW

All welcome.?

Best wishes

Michael

Dr. Michael D. Kirchhoff
Lecturer in Philosophy
School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
University of Wollongong NSW 2522
Australia




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