[Humanist] 31.108 events: digital humanities; diversity; art & materiality; history

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Fri Jun 16 07:32:23 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 108.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    d9842003 at gms.ndhu.edu.tw                                  (62)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities Evolving

  [2]   From:    Royal Anthropological Institute <admin at therai.org.uk>     (29)
        Subject: Art, Materiality and Representation

  [3]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (10)
        Subject: The Connected Past: registration open, programmes published

  [4]   From:    "Flanders, Julia" <j.flanders at northeastern.edu>           (16)
        Subject: IMLS Forum: Design for Diversity (invitation to participate)

        Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:45:13 +0800
        From: d9842003 at gms.ndhu.edu.tw
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities Evolving

Call for Papers/Panels/Posters

The 8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

Conference Theme: Digital Humanities Evolving: Past, Present, and Future

Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei

Dates: November 29 – December 1, 2017

URL: http://www.aiecon.org/conference/DADH2017/index.htm

While the debates over the definition, landscape, and scale of digital
humanities continue, digital humanists seem to have a consensus that digital
humanities are constantly evolving and facing new challenges.  Take big data
as an example.  Technologies automatically and instantly archive what people
say, what people do, and even what people think.  The rich information
provided by big data leads humanities research to a new frontier that can
hardly be imagined by classical humanists.  However, the self-archived data
contain real, virtual, and even fake contents.  How shall digital archivists
and digital humanists embrace big data and big data analytics? 
Alternatively, will the ubiquitous digitization transform human culture and
make 'digital humanities' simply become 'humanities'?

Digitalization involves computing.  Digital humanists share the same tools
with computational social scientists to extract information, to analyze
social network, and to perform geospatial analysis.  Digital humanists have
also attempted to apply the tools of computational social sciences to model
and simulate the complex human experiences.   In the meanwhile,
computational social scientists are exploring sentiment modeling.  When the
research tools and topics of interest become common, how far can digital
humanists and social scientists collaborate to gain deeper insights into
common research problems and cope with shared challenges?

Continuing the legacy of the past 7 annual conferences of DADH, we welcome
the submissions of paper or poster abstracts and panel proposals related to,
but not limited to, the aforementioned issues, digital technologies and
applications, interdisciplinary research in humanities and social sciences
with the use of digital data, theoretical and epistemological considerations
in digital humanities, digital humanities education, digital arts and music,
digital infrastructure, cultural heritage, and internet analysis.

Submission Guidelines

-- Submission of a single paper abstract, poster abstract, or a panelproposal is welcomed.

-- All submissions are to be done online (website:

-- Submitted abstract for a single paper or poster should contain
1,000-3,000 words.

-- Submitted panel proposal should contain at least 1,500 words.  The panel
proposal should provide an overview and the abstracts of 3-4 papers.

Post-Conference Publication

All authors who attend the conference will be invited to submit revised
papers to the special issues of the following journals:

New Mathematics and Natural Computation
http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/nmnc  (World Scientific)

Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Taiwanese
Association for Digital Humanities)

Detailed information will be announced later.

Important Dates

-- 2017/07/16 Paper/Poster/Panel submission due
-- 2017/08/31 Acceptance Notification due
-- 2017/10/04 Early registrations due
-- 2017/11/04 Presenter registrations due
-- 2017/11/24 Registrations due
-- 2017/11/29-12/01 Conference Dates


AI-Econ Research Center
National Chengchi University
Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University
Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities

        Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:00:26 +0000
        From: Royal Anthropological Institute <admin at therai.org.uk>
        Subject: Art, Materiality and Representation



We are very pleased to announce the call for panel proposals for the fourth of the RAI’s recent major conferences. As before, it will be jointly organised by the RAI and the BM’s Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and held in the Clore Centre of the British Museum. We are also very pleased to be joined by the Department of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where a portion of the break-out rooms for the conference panels will be located in the newly refurbished Paul Webley Wing of Senate House.

The RAI welcomes panel proposals on any of the themes below. However, it would not wish to restrict any potential suggestion, and proposals are welcome on any aspect of the theme, whether theoretical or ethnographic. Proposals from any of the sub-fields of anthropology (social anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology or linguistics) are welcome, as are those which draw across disciplines. We would particularly welcome proposals from the museum world, especially papers that reconsider the relationship between museums and anthropology today and in the past.

Amongst the possible areas which may be considered are:
* Recent debates in materiality, representation and relationality.
* Performance and aesthetics
* Heritage, transmission and identity
* Art as ethnographic resource
* The anthropology of creativity and art
* The visual perception of art and recent developments in understanding its biological basis
* Art, craft, technology and the reinvention of tradition in tourist art.
* The changing relationship between archaeology, excavation, nationalism and identity.
* Recent developments in the anthropology of art, including ethnographic or anthropological analysis of western and non-western art traditions, whether historical or  contemporary.
* Art, materiality and material culture
* The anthropology of art in the archaeological record, including prehistory.
* The changing place of art in specific geographic locations.
* Commoditisation of non-western art traditions in the west and the place of anthropology and anthropologists within that process.
* Curating and curators, and the interface between museums and academic departments historically and today.
* Cultural property, ownership and representation of ethnographic objects
* Ethnographic museums and their futures, including the consideration of indigenous museums.
* Authenticity and the politics of representation
* Craftsmanship, apprenticeship, and learning to become an artist.
* The consideration or reconsideration of the contribution of particular scholars in the anthropology of art.

Proposals for panels should be made by 30 June 2017 on the conference web-site, which may be found http://therai.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=94e3bf4c82be9b8d19299eb8a&id=e0e9b08449&e=f418a49f00 alongside an indication of the conference fees.

Informal enquiries may be made to admin at therai.org.uk (mailto:admin at therai.org.uk)

        Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:28:34 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: The Connected Past: registration open, programmes published

The Connected Past 2017 is a multi-disciplinary, international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informal platform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the human past.

We would like to notify you that the conference and workshop programmes for The Connected Past 2017 are now available (see below), and that registration is open.

The Connected Past 2017: the future of past networks?
Bournemouth University (UK), August 24-25th 2017
Practical Networks Workshop, August 22nd-23rd 2017

Registration (£35 conference, £20 workshop): http://connectedpast.net/other-events/bournemouth-2017/registration/ Conference programme: http://connectedpast.net/other-events/bournemouth-2017/conference-programme/ Workshop programme: http://connectedpast.net/other-events/bournemouth-2017/workshop/ 

We look forward to seeing you in Bournemouth!

Tom, Anna, Fiona


        Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:13:09 +0000
        From: "Flanders, Julia" <j.flanders at northeastern.edu>
        Subject: IMLS Forum: Design for Diversity (invitation to participate)

The Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University is pleased to announce an IMLS-funded national forum on "Design for Diversity": a public conversation that focuses on constructing a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical practices in information sciences and system design. 
This IMLS grant will support a series of public events and working meetings on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, and ask how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. The end results will be a teaching and learning toolkit for cultural heritage practitioners in systems design which will better inform both future work and the education and professional development of new practitioners. 
We envision this toolkit combating problems of colonizing, appropriating, silencing, and marginalizing; we are counting on your participation and involvement. It is essential to the success of this project that we partner with participants with a broad range of experience and backgrounds, to help us think through these complex questions of design and pedagogy from many different perspectives. 
We are especially interested in partners who are practicing cultural heritage systems design, whether in a formal organization or not: we seek activists, community organizers, and other grassroots collectors of history as well as librarians, archivists, scholars, and curators. We seek to involve the many different kinds of people undertaking information systems design, from activities like cataloging, building metadata schema, and creating automated re-use policies to building databases, designing web interfaces, and more.
The first in-person event will be held October 16-17, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston. To learn about ways that you can participate and sign up for our email list, visit our website: http://dsg.neu.edu/research/design-for-diversity/participate/
Follow us on Twitter at @Des4Div or contact the grant team at DesignForDiversity at northeastern.edu.
Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders on behalf of the Design for Diversity grant team
Digital Scholarship Group
Northeastern University

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