[Humanist] 31.777 events: sustainable research; memory; JADH2018; open citations

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Apr 17 10:32:25 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 777.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marilena Daquino <marilena.daquino2 at unibo.it>             (29)
        Subject: Workshop on Open Citations

  [2]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                  (13)
        Subject: Sustainable Research E-Conference (April 30-May 4)

  [3]   From:    Kiyonori NAGASAKI <nagasaki at dhii.jp>                      (36)
        Subject: CFP for JADH2018

  [4]   From:    Laine Nooney <laine.nooney at gmail.com>                    (140)
        Subject: CFP: STORED IN MEMORY: 10th Annual SIGCIS Conference | Due
                June 30

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:38:31 +0000
        From: Marilena Daquino <marilena.daquino2 at unibo.it>
        Subject: Workshop on Open Citations

Dear all,

OpenCitations [1], the EXCITE Project [2] and Europe PubMed Central [3] are organising a Workshop on Open Citations at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy [4] on September 3-5, 2018 - https://workshop-oc.github.io<https://workshop-oc.github.io/>.

Our idea is to have:

* Day One and Day Two of the Workshop: Formal presentations and discussions on the creation, availability, uses and applications of open bibliographic citations, and of bibliometric studies based upon them. This will involve both invited and contributed presentations.
* Day Three: A Hack Day on Open Citations to see what services can be prototyped using large volumes of open citation data.

We look forward to welcoming all those interested in open citation data, including researchers, computer scientists, scholarly publishers, academic administrators, research funders and policy makers. The workshop will be organised around the following topics:

1. Opening up citations: Initiatives, collaborations, methods and approaches for the creation of open access to bibliographic citations.
2. Policies and funding: Strategies, policies and mandates for promoting open access to citations, and transparency and reproducibility of research and research evaluation.
3. Publishers and learned societies: Approaches to, benefits of, and issues surrounding the deposit, distribution, and services for open bibliographic metadata and citations.
4. Projects: Metrics, visualizations and other projects. The uses and applications of open citations, and bibliometric analyses and metrics based upon them

If you would like to participate in this event, please enter your details and a min-biography at https://bit.ly/2JEd0r9.

If additionally you would like to speak at this event, please select the session your talk would fit in, and provide a title and abstract for your talk. Selected submissions will involve either a talk of 10 minute duration, with a 5 minute discussion following, or a poster presentation.

The deadline for application and submission of these details is the 20th of May 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to you by the 1st of June. In case of oversubscriptions, the organisers will select speakers and attendees from among those have applied.

For those accepted, we request a small registration fee of EUR100 to cover expenses (EUR25 for students), which must be paid by the 15th of July 2018, but which will be waived in cases of financial hardship. Details of how to pay will be sent to those accepted. Registration for the Hack Day is free of charge.

Those attending will be expected to cover the cost of their own travel and accommodation. We will provide a list of recommended hotels and guest houses. We will provide lunches and refreshments on all days, and a free workshop dinner on Monday 3rd September.

Please circulate this invitation to any colleagues that you think might be interested in attending this workshop. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/workshop_oc).

We look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

David Shotton (OpenCitations)
Jo McEntyre (Europe PMC)
Maria Levchenko (Europe PMC)
Marilena Daquino (University of Bologna)
Philipp Mayr (EXCITE project)
Silvio Peroni (OpenCitations)
Steffen Staab (EXCITE project)

[1] OpenCitations - http://opencitations.net http://opencitations.net/
[2] EXCITE Project - http://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/research/excite
[3] Europe PMC - https://europepmc.org/About
[4] University of Bologna - http://www.unibo.it/en/homepage ?

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:58:48 -0600
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Sustainable Research E-Conference (April 30-May 4)

Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century

2018 Around the World e-Conference (April 30-May 4) http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

The Around the World Conference is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. 

This is a hybrid e-Conference event, which means it will be screened for live audiences at the University of Alberta and our other partner institutes as well as live-streamed around the world. Registration is free! During the week's events, viewers are invited to take part in the online conversation and submit questions for our guests.

Featured Speakers:
	• Peter Kalmus, NASA climate scientist
	• Andre Anders and UAlberta's Douglas Barage, leading experts on energy consumption in the digital era
	• Allison Paradise, Co-founder of My Green Labs
	• Petra Dolata, Canada's Research Chair of the History of Energy... and more!
Daily Events: April 30th - May 4th (see website for complete schedule)

Why the theme of "Sustainable Research"?

Traditional conferences have a surprisingly large CO2 footprint. According to a recent study by researchers at the UCSB nearly one-third of CO2 emissions produced by university campuses come from flying to conferences and other academic related events. This conference is an opportunity to stimulate discussion about sustainable research in its many forms as well as address the question of how we as an academic community can work together to learn how to better mobilize ideas without flying so many people.

Watch the Livestream at http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/  http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/ 

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:31:48 +0000
        From: Kiyonori NAGASAKI <nagasaki at dhii.jp>
        Subject: CFP for JADH2018

JADH (The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities) conference 2018
co-located with
TEI (Text Encoding Initiative Consortium) conference 2018


- Submission Deadline: May 8, 2018
- Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2018
- Conference date: September 9-11, 2018
- Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite
proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and
especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices
that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields,
media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to
the field of digital humanities.

Theme: "Leveraging Open Data"

Open Data has recently been a driver in various fields. The notion,
activities, and the data themselves have gradually been gaining
attention in the humanities. Large scale reusable data and greater
integration of open data provide new research opportunities with
relatively few costs. Open data has been strongly assisted by recent
developments in digital tools, guidelines and frameworks that leverage
digital cultural resources. It has become more important to share data
and tools and to discuss their use in the context of digital
humanities. This year we strongly encourage the submission of
proposals about methods, results, and problems of leveraging open data
in the humanities. With this as our suggested central focus, we
nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics.

Abstract: 500-1000 words in length in English, including title. Please
submit abstracts on the open conference system for conference below by
May 8, 2018.


Kiyonori Nagasaki, Ph.D.

Senior fellow
International Institute for Digital Humanities: http://www.dhii.jp/

        Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:12:10 +0000
        From: Laine Nooney <laine.nooney at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: STORED IN MEMORY: 10th Annual SIGCIS Conference | Due June 30

STORED IN MEMORYThe 10th Annual SIGCIS Conference

St. Louis, Missouri, USA | October 14, 2018

The Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society [SIGCIS]
welcomes submissions to their annual conference

Proposal Due Date: June 30, 2018


Eden Medina

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University


Much of a computer’s work is made possible not by users’ direct actions,
but by off-screen manipulations of its memory: storage, allocation, saving,
deletion, registration, collection, partitioning, defragmentation, and so
on. These processes have been crucial to the computer’s mass popularization
during the 20th century and into the 21st—from the first stored program
computer, to the rise of the consumer software industry, to the
unpredictable and often troubling emergence of the Internet of Things,
predictive analytics, and data harvesting. Yet encoding in computer memory
is never obvious, given, or inert; choices about how to store and structure
data inevitably inform the meaning that can be made with computing
machines. In other words, all exercises in memory are also exercises in
obfuscation, exclusion, and forgetting.

Similarly, historians, theorists, and archivists of information
technologies depend on the often imperceptible operations of memory: from
the delicacy of human past experiences taken down in oral history, to
presences and gaps “captured” in the archive. This problem of what is
remembered, and what is forgotten, is the disciplinary condition that
renders history as much art as it is science.

In honor of the 10th annual SIGCIS conference, STORED IN MEMORY invites
scholars, museum and archive professionals, IT practitioners, artists and
independent researchers across the disciplinary spectrum to submit
abstracts related to the historical conditions of computing. We are
especially interested in (but not limited to) work that relates to the
theme of “memory,” broadly and imaginatively construed. Areas of engagement
may include:

   - How have computing technologies transformed people’s engagement with
   their past, present, or future?
   - What role does computing play in the formation and development of
   political systems, governance infrastructures, and institutional memory?
   - How are people’s histories and identities—race, gender, sexuality,
   ethnicity, and so on—recorded and represented through information
   - Where do computer encodings fit in the longer history of tools and
   practices with which communities represent the world? What epistemological
   realities does computer memory afford?
   - What place does the history of memory (computer, human,
   sociopolitical, and so on) have in the history of computing?
   - How have databases served to memorialize and monumentalize certain
   formations of knowledge, and what is forgotten in these processes?
   - How has the historiography of computing and information changed over
   the years, and where could it take us next? (Retrospectives welcome)
   - What challenges and methods are emerging in the preservation of
   computing history through archives, museums, oral histories, and
   digital-born collections?

 SIGCIS is especially welcoming of new directions in scholarship. We
maintain an inclusive atmosphere for scholarly inquiry, supporting both
disciplinary interventions from beyond the traditional history of
technology, and with respect to promoting diversity in STEM. We welcome
submissions from: the histories of technology, computing, information, and
science; science and technology studies; oral history and archival studies;
digital humanities; critical studies of big data and machine learning; studies
of women, gender, and sexuality; studies of race, ethnicity, and
postcoloniality; disability studies and the medical humanities; film,
media, and game studies; software and code studies; network and internet
histories; music, sound studies, and art history; and all other applicable

The annual SIGCIS Conference takes place on the final day of the annual
meeting of our parent organization, the Society for the History of
Technology [SHOT]. Information about the annual SHOT conference can be
found at: https://bit.ly/2E6qgko


SIGCIS welcomes proposals for individual 15-20 minute papers, 3-4 paper
panel proposals, works-in-progress (see below), and non-traditional
proposals such as roundtables, software demonstrations, hands-on workshops,


The Works-in-Progress (WiP) session will be a workshop wherein participants
discuss their work in small group sessions. We invite
works-in-progress—articles, chapters, dissertation prospectuses—of 10,000
words or less (longer works must be selectively edited to meet this
length). We especially encourage submissions from graduate students, early
career scholars, and scholars who are new to SIGCIS. Authors who submit a
WiP will also commit to reading (in advance) two other WiPs, discussing
them in a small group setting, and providing written feedback on one of
those WiPs. Scholars who would like to participate in this session without
submitting their own WiP are welcome; we ask that they commit to reading
(in advance) at least two of the WiPs.

Submissions for WiP only require a 350-400 word abstract, but applicants
should plan to circulate their max-10,000-word WiPs no later than September
30, 2018. Scholars who would like to be a reader of WiPs, please email a
brief bio or 1-page CV, along with your areas of interest and expertise, to
Gerardo Con Diaz [condiaz at ucdavis.edu].

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE                                               
Submissions are due June 30, 2018. Applicants should download, fill out and
follow the instructions on the application cover sheet at
http://meetings.sigcis.org/call-for-papers.html. All submissions will

   - 350-400 word abstract (full panel proposals should additionally
   include a 250-300 word panel abstract in addition to 3-4 paper abstracts)
   - 1-page CV or resume for each presenter

Please Note: Individuals who have submitted to the main SHOT program are
welcome to submit an additional proposal to our workshop, but should make
sure that there is no overlap between the two presentations. However,
SIGCIS may choose to give higher priority to submissions from those not
already presenting at SHOT.

Questions regarding submission procedure should be sent to Kera Allen [
kera.allen at gatech.edu].


The top financial priority of SIGCIS is the support of travel expenses for
graduate students, visiting faculty without institutional travel support,
and others who would be unable to attend the meeting without travel
assistance. The submission cover sheet includes a space to note whether you
fall into one of these categories and would like to be considered for an
award. These is no separate application form, though depending on the
volume of requests and available resources we may need to contact you for
further information before making a decision.

Any award offered is contingent on registering for and attending the SIGCIS
Conference. Please note that SHOT does not classify the SIGCIS Conference
as participation in the SHOT annual meeting, therefore acceptance by SIGCIS
does not imply eligibility for the SHOT travel grant program.

Details of available awards are at http://www.sigcis.org/travelaward.


Laine Nooney  http://www.lainenooney.com/ , New York University (SIGCIS
Vice-Chair of Meetings)
Andrew Russell  http://www.arussell.org/ , SUNY Polytechnic Institute
(SIGCIS Chair)
Stephanie Dick <https://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/stephanie-dick>,
University of Pennsylvania
Gerardo Con Diaz <https://www.condiaz.com/>, University of California,
Davis (SIGCIS Treasurer)
Kera Allen
Georgia Institute of Technology (Conference Assistant)
Nabeel Siddiqui <https://nabsiddiqui.github.io/>, College of William and
Mary (Conference Assistant)

Laine Nooney  http://www.lainenooney.com/

MCC  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/mcc/  @ NYU  http://www.nyu.edu/
Assistant Professor

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