[Humanist] 31.431 events: summer workshops; Canadian congress; networked influence; social networks

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 431.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Anatoliy Gruzd <agruzd at gmail.com>                        (142)
        Subject: 2018 #SMSociety CFP: Networked Influence and Virality —

  [2]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (27)
        Subject: DH at Guelph Summer Workshops: Call for Proposals

  [3]   From:    LH Conference <soumission at colloquelehavre.fr>             (19)
        Subject: Int. Conference "Social Networks, Digital Traces &
                Electronic Communication", Le Havre, june 6-8, 2018

  [4]   From:    Laura Gerlitz <gerlitz at ualberta.ca>                       (28)
        Subject: CSDH/SCHN Call for papers for Congress 2018

        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:12:53 -0500
        From: Anatoliy Gruzd <agruzd at gmail.com>
        Subject: 2018 #SMSociety CFP: Networked Influence and Virality — REVISITED

(JULY 18–20, 2018)


   - Full & WIP Papers Due: Jan. 29, 2018
   - Panels, Workshops, & Posters Due: Mar. 19, 2018


See online at http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/

THEME: Networked Influence and Virality — REVISITED

Join us on July 18–20, 2018 for the 9th annual International Conference on
Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). The conference is an
interdisciplinary gathering of social media researchers, practitioners, and
analysts from around the world. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre
for Business Data Analytics at the Copenhagen Business School.

In 2012, in the wake of Occupy and the Arab Spring, the #SMSociety
community explored networked influence and virality, and saw social media
and viral events as a democratizing force. Fast forward five years and we
find ourselves in quite a different, some would argue, darker social media
landscape where those same democratizing forces are now being exploited in
ways we could not foresee. With the rapid change on social media platforms
and their affordances, the heightened emphasis on mobile and visual
communication, the rise of bots, and the increased participation of state
actors, we believe it is time to revisit the ideas of Networked Influence
and Virality once more!

Powered by networked influence and made possible by privately owned social
media platforms, we are said to be in a sharing economy. We are now owning
less and sharing more, giving and receiving crowdsourced content, adapting,
innovating, remaking, and re-sharing original and remixed materials. New
attitudes, practices, and legal precedents about ownership, rights, and
information evaluation are emerging with the growing use of social media.
The joys of sharing and connecting through social media—as amateur music
videos inspire responses and the sharing of cute animal videos brings joy
to millions—are tempered with concerns about the manipulation and
exploitation of social media platforms. Hateful, anti-social speech,
coordinated misinformation campaigns (i.e. “fake news”) and “false flag”
operation by actors unknown now dominate the news cycle and compete for an
opportunity to “go viral.”

Considering the rapid changes in social media environments, use, and users,
the conference organizers invite scholarly and original submissions that
relate to the 2018 theme of “Networked Influence and Virality.” We welcome
both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary
boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends
in social media research, especially those that explore some of the
questions and issues raised below:

   - How do ideas spread online? What are the outcomes of the viral spread
   of news, memes, content, and creative production?
   - Who are the new influencers and power players in the information
   landscape of social media?
   - How important are bots in this landscape? How do bots act as social
   actors? In what ways are they transforming social media?
   - Algorithmic filtering is now the norm on all major social media
   platforms; how has their implementation changed the user experience?
   - What are the impacts of misinformation and propaganda on elections,
   commerce, and the attention economy?
   - Is faster, frictionless communication still an ideal to strive for or
   have we gone too far? Do we need to reintroduce some frictions back to
   social media platforms?
   - How do corporate interests, activities, sales, and profit motivations
   drive or otherwise affect sharing practices?
   - What are the characteristics of contemporary social media practices
   that drive the need for new laws, sharing conventions, censorship, rights
   to be heard and to be forgotten?
   - Do social media users understand, or are they even aware of, the
   ethical considerations related to sharing, and re-mixing content on social
   - How do users evaluate information received through social media?
   - How does viral culture affect policy, power dynamics, corporations,
   activists, and personal interests?
   - What new methodologies, tools, and frameworks can researchers bring to
   bear in studying the flow of information on social media?
   - How do sharing, memes, and viral events contribute to theory-building
   about our society?


From its inception, the International Conference on Social Media & Society
Conference (#SMSociety) has focused on the best practices for studying the
impact and implications of social media on society. Our invited academic
and industry keynotes have highlighted the shifting questions and concerns
for the social media research community. From introducing media
multiplexity and networked individualism with Caroline Haythornthwaite and
Barry Wellman in 2010 and 2011, to measuring influence with Gilad Lotan and
Sharad Goel in 2012 and 2013, to defining social media research as a field
with Keith Hampton in 2014, to identifying our commitments as social media
researchers in policy making with Bill Dutton in 2015, to exploring the
future of social media technologies with John Weigelt in 2015, to
highlighting the challenges of social media data mining in the context of
big data with Susan Halford and Helen Kennedy in 2016; and more recently
discussing the dark side of social media with Lee Rainie and Ron Deibert in

Organized by the Social Media Lab  http://socialmedialab.ca/  at Ted
Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides
participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original
research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.
The conference’s intensive three-day program features workshops, full
papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging
topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many
fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism,
Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work,

 http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/ PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES:

Full and WIP (short) papers presented at the Conference will be published
in the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding
Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All
conference presenters will be invited to submit their work as a full paper
to the special issue of the Social Media + Society journal (published by


Social Media Impact on Society
• Political Mobilization & Engagement
• Extremism & Terrorism
• Politics of Hate and Oppression
• Social Media & Health

Social Media & the News
Social Media & Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
• Social Media & Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
• Social Media & Public Administration

Online/Offline Communities
• Trust & Credibility in Social Media
• Online Community Detection
• Influential User Detection
• Identity

Theories & Methods
• Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches
• Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
• Social Network Analysis
• Theoretical Models for Studying, Analysing and Understanding Social Media

Social Media & Small Data
• Case Studies of Online Communities Formed on Social Media
• Case Studies of Offline Communities that Rely on Social Media
• Sampling Issues
• Value of Small Data

Social Media & Big Data
• Social Media Data Mining
• Social Media Analytics
• Visualization of Social Media Data
• Scalability Issues & Social Media Data
• Ethics of Big Data/Algorithms

Social Media & Mobile
• App-ification of Society
• Privacy & Security Issues in the Mobile World
• Apps for the Social Good
• Networking Apps


        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:27:46 -0500
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: DH at Guelph Summer Workshops: Call for Proposals
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfGDmkgZ7HT0MUcaT9CCP14Lo43YMakxggJ1tnVcOxrrCEiRQ at mail.gmail.com>

DH at Guelph Summer Workshops: Call for Proposals

After three successful years of summer workshops at the University of
Guelph, we are excited to announce that we are holding an open call for
course proposals for May 2018. Workshops on any aspect of digital
humanities work will be considered and the proposals will be selected by
the local organizing committee.

The Summer Workshops run over four days, May 14th-17th, 2018. DHatGuelph covers
the cost of travel, residence accommodation, and a modest honorarium for
visiting instructors.

To propose a course, please fill in the following form

Applications are due *December 8th*. Please note that we plan to offer a
maximum of 12 courses in 2018, so adhering to the deadline is necessary for
consideration. You will be notified before Jan 1, 2018 if your proposal was

If you'd like to see what courses were offered last year, please take a
look at the 2017 DH at Guelph Summer Workshops

Kim Martin
Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Co-Founder, The MakerBus Collaborative
College of Arts
University of Guelph
MacKinnon Building Rm 1001
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ex. 58245
Twitter: @antimony27

        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:46:00 +0000
        From: LH Conference <soumission at colloquelehavre.fr>
        Subject: Int. Conference "Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication", Le Havre, june 6-8, 2018
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfGDmkgZ7HT0MUcaT9CCP14Lo43YMakxggJ1tnVcOxrrCEiRQ at mail.gmail.com>

International Conference
Social Networks,
Digital Traces &
Electronic Communication

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Information-Communication – IUT/University of Le Havre (France) is organizing a fifth international conference focusing on digital communication.

Click the link below to download the call for papers of the international conference “Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication”, which will take place in Le Havre (France), June 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018.

Proposals (3500 characters) must be submitted before February 2nd, 2018 at the following address: soumission at colloquelehavre.fr
Further information is available at: www.colloquelehavre.fr

Please act on or circulate as widely as possible this call for papers – Thank you.

Best Regards,

Organisation Committee.

Le Havre
June 2018


Further information is available at: www.colloquelehavre.fr

        Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:39:00 +0000
        From: Laura Gerlitz <gerlitz at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: CSDH/SCHN Call for papers for Congress 2018
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfGDmkgZ7HT0MUcaT9CCP14Lo43YMakxggJ1tnVcOxrrCEiRQ at mail.gmail.com>

Hello all,

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, posters, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2018 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Regina, from May 26th to 28th (https://www.congress2018.ca/). The theme of this year’s Congress is “Gathering Diversities.” The Program Committee encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  *   Application of Diverse Digital Methodologies, Tools, and Approaches in the Humanities
  *   Learning, Teaching, and Sharing Knowledge in Digital Humanities
  *   Translation Across Contexts in the Digital Humanities
  *   Access and Challenges to Accessibility
  *   Global and Local Knowledge Stakeholders
  *   Project Management, including Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
  *   Public Engagement

Proposals for papers (20 minutes), digital demonstrations and posters, and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until January 15th 2018 and must be submitted via https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2018.

Paper abstracts should be 500 words and should specify the thesis, methodology, and conclusions. We also welcome proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools. Demonstrations will be given table space and a backdrop so they can set up a poster and a computer for a 2-hour session. We encourage projects with software to show to apply for this venue.

There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel through CSDH/SCHN. In addition, The University of Regina is offering Graduate Student Travel Awards of up to $500: see (https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding) for further information. Interested graduate students should make sure to answer the relevant question on the submission page in ConfTool. Students will then receive a follow-up survey about funding needs upon acceptance of their paper/poster. Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.

Scholars in the digital humanities are engaged in diverse digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines, and encourages applications from women, Indigenous and Métis people, people of colour, LGBTQ people, or those belonging to other underrepresented groups.

Selected papers from the conference will appear in special collections published in the CSDH/SCHN society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org).


La Société canadienne des humanités numériques (http://csdh-schn.org/) invite les chercheurs, les praticiens ainsi que les étudiants des cycles supérieurs à soumettre leur proposition de communication, de poster ou de démonstration numérique pour la conférence annuelle qui aura lieu lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Regina du 26 au 28 mai 2018 (https://www.congress2018.ca/). Cette année, le congrès a pour thème les “Diversités convergentes”. Le comité encourage encourage les propositions portant sur tous les thèmes qui touchent la théorie et la pratique dans le domaine des humanités numériques. Les propositions pourront notamment porter (mais sans s’y limiter) sur les sujets suivants :

  *   Application de différentes méthodologies, outils et approches numériques dans les humanités
  *   Apprentissage, enseignement et partage les connaissances en humanités numériques
  *   Traduction à travers différents contextes en humanités numériques
  *   Accès et défis de l’accessibilité
  *   Acteurs locaux et internationaux de la production du savoir
  *   Gestion de projet (dont le développement et la maintenance des infrastructures)
  *   Engagement public

Les propositions de communication (20 minutes), de démonstration numérique, de posters ou de panels (2 à 6 panélistes pour une séance de 90 minutes) seront acceptées jusqu’au 15 janvier 2018 et doivent être soumises via https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2018/

Les résumés de communication doivent comporter environ 500 mots et énoncer clairement les thèses avancées, la méthodologie et les conclusions. La CSDH/SCHN accepte également les propositions de démonstration de projets ou d’outils numériques. Lors de ces démonstrations, une table pour installer un ordinateur et un endroit pour poser une affiche seront à la disposition du (de la) présentateur(trice) pour une séance de deux heures. Il est suggéré de présenter les logiciels dans la section de démonstration numérique de la conférence.

Des fonds sont disponibles pour financer le déplacement des étudiant(e)s aux cycles supérieurs. De plus, l’Université de Regina offre aux étudiants des bourses de voyage à hauteur de 500$ : pour plus d’information, consultez https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding . Les étudiant(e)s qui souhaitent obtenir une aide financière pour leur déplacement doivent l’indiquer lors de la soumission de leur proposition dans ConfTool. Ils doivent aussi répondre au sondage qu’ils recevront après l’acceptation de leur proposition, le cas échéant. Notez que les étudiant(e)s doivent être membres de la CSDH/SCHN au moment de la conférence.

Les chercheurs(euses) en humanités numériques s’investissent dans diverses activités de recherche, d’enseignement et de création numérique ou assistée par ordinateur. La CSDH/SCHN accueille les propositions en provenance de toutes les disciplines et encourage les femmes, les personnes autochtones, les membres de minorités visibles, les personnes LGBTQ ou d’autres groupes sous-représentés à présenter lors de la Conférence.

Certaines communications présentées lors de la conférence seront publiées dans un numéro spécial de la revue de la CSDH/SCHN Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org).

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