[Humanist] 31.764 events: TEI; spatio-temporal archaeological & historical networks

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Wed Apr 11 09:59:41 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 764.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (23)
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past Oxford 2018

  [2]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>             (15)
        Subject: CFP for TEI2018 extended

        Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:20:27 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past Oxford 2018


The Connected Past Oxford 2018

What? An international conference on spatiotemporal archaeological and historical network research

When? 6-7 December 2018

Where? University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keynotes? Dr. Nathalie Riche (Microsoft Research) and Dr. Matthew Peeples (Arizona State University)

Deadline call for papers? 14 May2018

More information? http://connectedpast.net 

Organisers? Past Net https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/themes/pastnet-network

How do social networks evolve over very long time-scales? How did geography constrain or enhance the development of past social networks? These are fundamental questions in both the study of the human past and network research,yet our ability to answer them is severely hampered by the limited development of spatiotemporal network methods. Past Net is an inter-disciplinary network that aims to stimulate the development and application of such methods through networking meetings, a conference and a workshop.

Formal network methods are increasingly commonly applied in a wide range of disciplines to study phenomena as diverse as the connectivity of neurons in the human brain, terrorist networks, a billion interlinked Facebook profiles, and power grids. Despite this diversity and the decades-long tradition of using network methods in the social sciences, physics and computer science, the development of techniques for the study of spatial networks and long-term network change has so far been largely neglected. Network research is also becoming more common in disciplines concerned with the study of past human behaviour: archaeology, classics and history. These disciplines have a strong tradition in exploring long-term human behavioural change and spatial phenomena,despite being forced to use fragmentary textual and material sources as indirect evidence of such phenomena.

By bringing together network researchers from a diverse range of fields such as archaeology, computer science, history and physics, The Connected Past 2018 conference in Oxford aims to foster cross-disciplinary exchange to push network research further. The historical disciplines will contribute new spatiotemporal approaches and datasets to network research, whereas the traditional network research disciplines will further stimulate the critical application of network approaches to the study of the human past.

This event is part of The Connected Past series of conferences (http://connectedpast.net). It is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk) and is organised by the TORCH research network PastNet (https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/themes/pastnet-network).
We welcome submissions of abstracts on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches. We particularly welcome abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

- Spatial networks
- Temporal networks
- Archaeological network research
- Historical network research
- Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
- What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
- Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations

Please submit your abstract limited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 14th 2018 to pastnet.contact at torch.ox.ac.uk

        Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:07:30 +0100
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP for TEI2018 extended

The PC for TEI2018, in response to requests from the community, is 
delighted to extend the CFP through 20 April. Please consider joining us 
in Tokyo for the annual TEI Consortium conference.

The CFP is available at https://tei2018.dhii.asia/node/5

on behalf of the PC

Susan Schreibman

Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Iontas Building
Maynooth University
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman at mu.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

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