[Humanist] 31.265 events: On Growth and Form; open tools

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Tue Aug 29 07:52:23 CEST 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 265.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Isobel Falconer <ijf3 at ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>                   (16)
        Subject: On Growth And Form 100 - registration open

  [2]   From:    "Mari Sarv" <mari at haldjas.folklore.ee>                    (32)
        Subject: CFP: Conference and graduate school "Open licences, open
                content, open data: tools for developing digital humanities"
                on November 1-3, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia


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        Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:03:26 +0100
        From: Isobel Falconer <ijf3 at ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>
        Subject: On Growth And Form 100 - registration open

Conference: On Growth And Form 100 + public lectures by Evelyn Fox Keller and Lars Spuybroek
Date: 13-15 October 2017
Place: Dundee & St Andrews

The full programme, and registration are now open: https://www.ongrowthandform.org/conference/
Early-bird registration closes 31 August.

2017 marks 100 years since the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s landmark book On Growth and Form – “the greatest work of prose in twentieth century science” (Stephen Jay Gould), written by the man that Richard Dawkins recently nominated as possibly “the most learned polymath of all time”.

To mark the occasion, a three-day interdisciplinary conference is being organised at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, where D’Arcy spent most of his career and where his surviving collections are held. It will feature a range of presentations covering every aspect of D’Arcy’s own work and the various fields that it has influenced. 

We are also delighted to welcome two outstanding speakers to give the keynote lectures at the conference. These will be free and open to the public to attend:

Friday 13 October - Lars Spuybroek (NOX / Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
 
Lars Spuybroek is an internationally acclaimed Dutch architect whose practice, NOX, has become renowned for organically inspired projects. Having taught in the University of Kassel and Columbia University, he is now Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. His lecture will discuss the implications of D’Arcy’s ideas for architecture, drawing on experiments with both analogue as well as digital computing techniques for design.
 
Saturday 14 October - Evelyn Fox Keller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
(The Fauvel Lecture, supported by the British Society for the History of Mathematics)
 
Evelyn Fox Keller is one of the most internationally respected historians of science. A physicist, author and feminist, she is currently Professor Emerita of the History & Philosophy of Science at MIT. Beginning her career in theoretical physics, she moved on to work in molecular biology before becoming renowned for her work as a feminist critic of science. Her books include Keywords in Evolutionary Biology (1998), The Century of the Gene (2000) and Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines (2002). The latter has a particular focus on mathematical biology and in her lecture she will discuss the legacy of D’Arcy Thompson’s work.



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        Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:27:03 +0300
        From: "Mari Sarv" <mari at haldjas.folklore.ee>
        Subject: CFP: Conference and graduate school "Open licences, open content, open data: tools for developing digital humanities" on November 1-3, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia


Dear all,

 
You are welcome to participate in the conference and graduate school 
"Open licences, open content, open data: tools for developing digital humanities", November 1–3, 2017, Estonian National Museum (http://dh.org.ee/category/events/dhe2017/) in
Tartu, Estonia.

Sessions on:

*        visual data
*        openGLAM
*        open data
*        wiki platforms
*        open licences across Europe
*        goals and results of dh in higher education

Submit a proposal that contains your full name, institutional and
disciplinary affiliation, the title of your paper and an abstract of 200-250
words by September 15 to: conference at dh.org.ee

The language of the conference is English.
 
Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission by
September 30, 2017.

Conference consists of two days of presentations followed by one day of
workshops targeted mainly for graduate students but open for all the
participants of the conference.

Plenary speeches and workshops are combined together to complement each
other forming together a session of graduate school.

Participation fee of the conference and graduate school is 19 EUR. 

First 100 registrants will get free accommodation.

More information and registration:   http://dh.org.ee  http://dh.org.ee 


Best greetings

Mari Sarv
mari at haldjas.folklore.ee
Estonian Literary Museum





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