[Humanist] 31.337 events: HathiTrust uncamp; measurement; reading & writing in logic

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 337.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Boumans, M.J. (Marcel)" <m.j.boumans at uu.nl>              (73)
        Subject: CFP: Measurement at the Crossroads (Paris, June 27-29,

  [2]   From:    "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>                (23)
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp: registration now open

  [3]   From:    Anna-Sophie Heinemann <annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de>    (37)
        Subject: cfp: Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic - Deadline

        Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:37:38 +0000
        From: "Boumans, M.J. (Marcel)" <m.j.boumans at uu.nl>
        Subject: CFP: Measurement at the Crossroads (Paris, June 27-29,  2018)

Call for abstracts
Measurement at the Crossroads
June 27-29, 2018
University Paris Diderot, France
Laboratoire Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire (SPHERE), Paris

Deadline: January 5, 2018
Measurement at the Crossroads is the third interdisciplinary conference to explore the history and philosophy of measurement after Dimensions of Measurement in Bielefeld (2013) and The Making of Measurement in Cambridge (2015). The organizers of the third conference, which will take place on 27-29 June 2018, in Paris, invite scholars interested in the history, philosophy and sociology of science to address questions related to measurement across disciplines ranging from the natural sciences to the life and human sciences.

The recent revival of the philosophy of measurement in the early 2000s appears to be instrumental in overcoming the tensions that obstructed science studies during much of the second half of the twentieth century. The Paris conference aspires to promote the new ways of addressing issues of quantification and measurement that are now emerging and promising to bridge the various gulfs – theoretical versus practical, descriptive versus normative – that have divided the philosophical, historical and sociological approaches to science. It is now recognized that questions of quantification transcend the earlier focus on meaning and representation which formerly attracted the attention of philosophers of science, and that these questions benefit from investigation alongside the means and processes that enable scientists, and human agents in general, to agree on their measurement results and make them reliable bases for decision and action. The resulting shift of attention towards the uses of measurement results in inference and prediction places the new agenda of philosophy of measurement at the crossroads of conceptual, epistemic, historical, material, technological and institutional issues.

The 2018 conference comes at a time when the field of metrology is about to reach an important turning point with the reform of the International System of Units (SI) that is to be announced by the end of 2018. With Measurement at the Crossroads we aspire to connect the discussions developing in the emerging field of history and philosophy of measurement with some of the issues arising from this major reshaping of the field of metrology. Special attention will thus be given to issues pertaining to the formation of systems of units and standards, as well as to related institutional matters. The conference will build upon the two former ones by inscribing these issues more explicitly in a world-wide and a long-term perspective. In addition to the enquiries related to the contemporary SI reform, time will therefore be allotted for studies concerned with how measurement units have been worked out in the past, from Antiquity to today’s reform, in different regions of the world. This will offer a cultural-anthropological outlook on metrology.

Some of the questions listed below might be helpful to guide contributors without in any way constraining them:

• Quantification and measurement practices
Is it possible to devise a conception of quantity suited for all domains of science, and what are the specific difficulties raised by the definition of properties and quantities in the human sciences?
How can one deal with scientific error, especially experimental error? How can scientists evaluate uncertainty and risk relative to experimental results and their uses?
How can the study of measurement shed new light on the relations between theory, models, experiment and instrumentation?
How can philosophy of measurement contribute to classical problems of the philosophy of science? (e.g.: realism, conventionalism and operationalism in science)

• Units, standards and instruments
How did numbers, units and standards become separated in the course of history, and how did units become coordinated to one another through metrological systems of units?
How do standards contribute to the stabilization of facts? How do they affect human action and self-perception?
How do the descriptive and the normative intertwine in measurement?
What are the reasons behind the project of the new SI? What will be its conceptual, practical, technical and institutional consequences?

• Communities, institutions, normativity and trust
What social and institutional constraints are required to implement a global network of communicable, comparable and reliable measurement results?
How can decisions be taken on the basis of measurement under conditions of uncertainty?
What is the role of trust in the practice of measurement and in the assessment of scientific knowledge?
Can the philosophical, historical and sociological enquiry into measurement make us more aware of our responsibilities in the development of our technological society?

Invited speakers
Karine Chemla (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Wendy Parker (Durham University, United Kingdom)
Oliver Schlaudt (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Eran Tal (McGill University, Canada)

Programme committee
Mieke Boon (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Thomas Coudreau (University Paris Diderot, France)
Olivier Darrigol (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Marie Gaille (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Giora Hon (University of Haifa, Israel)
Matthieu Husson (CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, France)
Shaul Katzir (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Alain Leplège (University Paris Diderot, France)
Alexandre Mallard (Mines ParisTech, France)
Luca Mari (University Cattaneo, Italy)
Alfred Nordmann (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Léna Soler (University of Lorraine, France)
John Steele (Brown University, USA)
Mark Wilson (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Abstract submission:

The conference will host individual talks and symposiums (groups of 3 talks). The talks will be 40 minutes long, questions included.

Submissions should be PDF files blinded for peer review:
The individual contributors are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words.

Contributors who wish to propose a symposium should submit in the same file a 500-word synopsis that includes the title and theme of the symposium and a 500-word abstract for each talk in the symposium.

To submit abstracts go to the website of the conference: measurement2018.sciencesconf.org, click on “Submit an abstract” and follow the instructions.

The fees for the conference and dinner will be as follows:
Researchers: EUR 50
Students (masters, PhD): EUR 20
Conference dinner (researchers): EUR 40
Conference dinner (students): EUR 20
Registration will be opened in February 2018.

Dates and deadlines
Deadline for submission: January 5, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2018.
Registration: will open in February 2018.
Conference: June 27-29, 2018.

Nadine de Courtenay (University Paris Diderot, France)
Fabien Grégis (Tel Aviv University, Israel & SPHERE, France)
Christine Proust (CNRS & University Paris Diderot, SPHERE, France)

measurement2018 at sciencesconf.org<mailto:measurement2018 at sciencesconf.org>

        Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 15:45:59 +0000
        From: "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp: registration now open

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

January 25-26, 2018, University of California, Berkeley

Registration now open!

Registration is now available for the HTRC UnCamp 2018:


  *   Early registration price of $100 ends on November 29, 2017.

  *   Standard price of $150 begins on November 30, 2017.

Announcing the HTRC UnCamp 2018 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth M. Lorang, Associate Professor & Humanities Librarian, and Leen-Kiat Soh, Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering—both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln—will co-present the opening keynote for HTRC UnCamp 2018. Their keynote will focus on their IMLS funded project Aida (Image Analysis for Archival Discovery).

David Mimno, Assistant Professor in Information Science at Cornell University, will provide a keynote presentation on day two of the UnCamp discussing his text-analysis work on the HathiTrust corpus.

Lodging & Travel

HTRC UnCamp 2018 will be hosted on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The primary venue will be the newly renovated Moffitt Library (map<https://goo.gl/maps/Ay5LUSPwRjD2>), with breakout events in nearby campus locations including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Morrison Library, the campus D-Lab in Barrows Hall, and the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS).

The HTRC UnCamp website<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018_travel> features information on hotels, travel, and restaurants. The Graduate Berkeley<https://www.graduatehotels.com/> is offering a discounted rate for UnCamp attendees. Use the promo code UCBLibraries when booking <https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76645&Chain=21643&template=RBE&shell=RBE&promo=UCBLibraries>.

Calls for Proposal: Priority Deadline of October 15

HTRC continues to accept proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters. These may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at

EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp

The HTRC <https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc> is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

        Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:16:35 +0000
        From: Anna-Sophie Heinemann <annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de>
        Subject: cfp: Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic - Deadline extension

Call for Papers:
Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (Vichy, France, 23-24 June 2018)
(A workshop within UNILOG ’18, The Sixth World Congress and School on Universal Logic)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

This workshop aims at an account of logic as construed from logicians’ practices of writing and reading. This includes questions in the history and philosophy of notation and symbolic reasoning or computation. Further interests are activities of commenting or reviewing, and of publishing and collecting within the logicians' scientific community.

The proposed approach is motivated by the observations that a great deal of the working logician’s job is to write and read. First, to work a problem in logic, it is necessary to apply certain rules for transformation or deduction. In order to apply these rules correctly, you may write down the consecutive steps by symbol inscriptions and eventually read off the result. Secondly, communicating logical problems requires activities of writing for an audience, and the results to be read by others. Moreover, what there is to be read depends not only on what has been written, but also on what – and how it – has been read by others.

Topics for contributions may include, but are not restricted to the following aspects as applied to logic:

Questions of notation
Questions of literary style
Logic journals
Bibliographies and catalogues
Perusal of public or research libraries
Private libraries and collections
Bibliometrical research
Tools for collaborative research in logic

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn), Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of Logic
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlimm (McGill University Montreal / LMU Munich)
PD. Dr. Matthias Wille (University of Paderborn)

Contributed talks should not exceed 30 minutes including discussion.

To submit a contribution, please send a one-page abstract by the EXTENDED DEADLINE, October 15, 2017:
annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de<mailto:annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de>

For further information, also see the Unilog ’18 website: https://www.uni-log.org/vichy2018 and the
workshop’s website within Unilog ’18 https://www.uni-log.org/start6.html

Dr. Anna-Sophie Heinemann
Universität Paderborn
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Humanwissenschaften: Philosophie
Warburger Str. 100
D-33098 Paderborn

Raum: N2.115

Telefon: 05251/60-2313
E-Mail: annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de<mailto:annasoph at mail.uni-paderborn.de>

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