[Humanist] 31.144 events: papyrology; models & simulations

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Thu Jun 29 07:03:55 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 144.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at SAS.AC.UK>                 (48)
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Humanities and Papyrology / Linked Open
                Data and Cultural Contact

  [2]   From:    Brandon Boesch <boeschb at email.sc.edu>                     (32)
        Subject: CFP - Models and Simulations 8, March 15-17 2018, University
                of South Carolina

        Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:35:35 +0100
        From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Humanities and Papyrology / Linked Open Data and Cultural Contact

Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Friday June 30, 2017 at 16:30 in room 234

Two short presentations:

1) *The role of Digital Humanities in Papyrology: Practices and user 
needs in papyrological research*
Lucia Vannini (Institute of Classical Studies)

The development of digital tools and methods has led to significant 
changes to traditional research in the Humanities, affecting scholars’ 
ways of organising and analysing information. Also, the wish to support 
researchers’ new needs has consequently grown: examinations of their 
practices have been conducted in order to build efficient and usable 
resources. This presentation focuses on the information I have gathered, 
through interviews and user observations, on the behaviour of 
papyrologists in the digital age: on their practices involved in 
searching digital collections, in the use and management of their data, 
and in the creation of new knowledge.


2) *Cultural Contact in Early Roman Spain through Linked Open Data 
Paula Granados García (Open University)

Although the Romanisation debate seems to be settled in English-language 
scholarship, other countries, such as Spain, have only just started to 
revise traditional discourses. During the 1900s, Spanish studies on 
Romanisation focused mainly on documentation of the immense amount of 
evidence from the Imperial perspective. This work is being re-examined 
through new methodologies and perspectives. Novel initiatives are 
emerging that aim to look at this cultural encounter from the eyes of 
the colonised. My research explores the possibilities offered by Linked 
Open Data and the Semantic Web to connect, share and make available 
large amounts of data regarding the question of cultural interaction.


*Both seminars will be livecast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/-hL2bKOVeos *


Dr Gabriel BODARD
Reader in Digital Classics

Institute of Classical Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

E: gabriel.bodard at sas.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 78628752


        Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:08:06 +0000
        From: Brandon Boesch <boeschb at email.sc.edu>
        Subject: CFP - Models and Simulations 8, March 15-17 2018, University of South Carolina

Models and Simulations 8
15-17 March 2018
University of South Carolina

The Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the USC Nanocenter are hosting the 8th Models and Simulations conference (MS8) at Columbia, South Carolina. This continues a successful series of meetings focusing on the role of modeling, simulation, and computational methods in the natural and social sciences, in engineering and technology. Earlier meetings have taken place in Paris (2006), Tilburg (2007), Virginia (2009), Toronto (2010), Helsinki (2012), Notre Dame (2014), and Barcelona (2016).

Plenary speakers include:
-           Mieke Boon (University of Twente)
-           Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
-           Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania)

Papers and symposium proposals (3-4 participants) on any aspect of modeling and simulation are welcome. While our core constituency will be philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, we especially encourage submissions from practicing scientists and engineers. Interdisciplinarity both as regards topics and authors is especially encouraged when developing symposium proposals.

Possible topics related to modeling and simulation include:

-  The epistemic tools of modeling and simulation
-  The epistemic and practical strategies of modeling
-  The use of models in designing and applying technologies
-  Scientific representations and scientific fictions
-  The role of models and simulations for explanation and understanding
-  Model-based reasoning
-  Prediction, evidence and confirmation
-  Models and simulations as interdisciplinary objects and practices
-  Experimental and heuristic use of models
-  The ethical, economical, and social aspects of models and simulations.

We will also arrange special symposia dedicated to problems of models and simulation in engineering, chemistry, particle physics, and statistics, including social dimensions of using simulation models.

Abstract submission

Please submit abstracts of 100 words and extended abstracts of 800-1000 words through the EasyChair. Make sure that the abstract is prepared for blind review.

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2017, and the notification of acceptance will be in mid-November 2017.

To submit, please prepare a PDF file of your extended abstract, and follow this link:


If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you need to create one on entering the site. When logged in, click on the new submission link. Include your 100 words abstract and upload the PDF file of your extended abstract. You will be able to revise your submission any number of times before the deadline.

Registration, travel, accommodation, further information: all conference-related information will be posted on the MS8 website:


For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Brandon Boesch boeschb at gmail.com<mailto:boeschb at gmail.com>

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