[Humanist] 22.408 events: philosophy of language; digital humanities at MLA

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 27 11:34:26 CET 2008

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 408.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Piotr Stalmaszczyk" <piotrst at uni.lodz.pl>                (48)
        Subject: PhiLang2009, 3rd circular

  [2]   From:    "Lavagnino, John" <john.lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>              (24)
        Subject: Digital humanities at the 2008 MLA Convention

        Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 16:56:21 +0100
        From: "Piotr Stalmaszczyk" <piotrst at uni.lodz.pl>
        Subject: PhiLang2009, 3rd circular

International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics
PhiLang2009, University of Łódź (Poland), 14-15 May 2009

Third Circular and Call for Papers
Extended deadline!

The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Łódź announces the first International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics. The title of the Conference is deliberately ambiguous: we wish to investigate the relation between 'philosophy of language' and 'linguistics', but we also want to focus on 'philosophy of language' as opposed to 'philosophy of linguistics'.  Are the two in opposition, or do they perhaps complement one another? We also intend to question and verify 'the myths and dogmas' current in contemporary philosophy of language.

The principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers and linguists; we would like the papers to address the following research questions:

.         What are the new problems and issues in the philosophy of language in the 21st century?
.         Have any traditional problems been successfully solved?
.         How does research in linguistics influence the philosophy of language and philosophy of linguistics?
.         How does philosophy influence modern linguistics?
.         What are the myths and dogmas of contemporary philosophy of language? 

We also invite papers investigating the following themes (the list is not exhaustive):

.         The philosophical background of the 'cognitive revolutions' in linguistics
.         Categorization in philosophy and language
.         Frege, Wittgenstein and contemporary linguistics
.         Myths of objectivism and subjectivism in philosophy and language
.         Axiology in philosophy and language
.         The concept of truth in philosophy and language 
.         Time in philosophy and language 
.         The duality of mind and body in philosophy and language 
.         Possible worlds in logic, philosophy and literature 
.         The relation between philosophy of language and literature and literary theories.

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers:

Eros Corazza & Kepa Korta (Carleton University, Ottawa & ILCLI, Donostia-San Sebastian) on Two Dogmas of Philosophical Linguistics 

Katarzyna Jaszczolt (Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge) on Time in Language and Thought

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Łódź) on Events as they are

Michael Morris (Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex) on The Myth of the Sign

Jaroslav Peregrin (Department of Logic, Charles University, Prague) on The Myth of Semantic Structure 

Abstracts of papers of  max. 500 words should be forwarded by e-mail to philang2009 at uni.lodz.pl and to piotrst at uni.lodz.pl 

New deadline for submission is 15 February 2009. Presentations should last max. 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 March 2009.

A volume of conference proceedings will be published with an international publisher.

The conference fee is 150 EUR (100 EUR for PhD students). It covers the cost of participation, conference materials and conference dinner. 

Payment of the conference fee should be made to the following bank account:
PhiLang2009, Uniwersytet Łódzki
PL14 1240 3028 1111 0010 0434 7782 

Please note that payment counts as registration.

Accommodation will be provided at the University of Łódź Conference Center (Łódź, Kopcińskiego 16/18). Single and double rooms are available. The cost of a single room per night is 140 PLN, double 210 PLN, breakfast is included in the price.

Mails and questions concerning registration and accommodation should be directed to philang2009 at uni.lodz.pl and to rasinski at uni.lodz.pl 

Further information about accommodation and social program will appear in the Fourth Circular, in March 2009, and at: http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/philang

Organizing committee: 

                prof. dr hab. Piotr Stalmaszczyk ( piotrst at uni.lodz.pl )
                prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Kosecki ( kosecki at uni.lodz.pl )               
                dr Janusz Badio ( jbadio at uni.lodz.pl )
                Jerzy Gaszewski  ( jgaszewski at op.pl )
                Ryszard Rasiński ( rasinski at uni.lodz.pl )                              



        Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 16:17:25 +0000
        From: "Lavagnino, John" <john.lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital humanities at the 2008 MLA Convention

Some Humanist readers may be attending this year's Modern Language
Association convention in San Francisco, starting on Saturday the 27th.
There's a bunch of talks on digital humanities and related subjects
at the MLA, and to help those interested in finding them, the
Association for Computers and the Humanities has compiled a guide to
these talks, based on the convention program.  It is available at:


The level of d.h. activity at the MLA has risen for the third year 
running, and as always the range of subjects these sessions touch on 
covers many languages and kinds of study.  As far as I can tell this is 
the first year in which there are MLA talks openly advertising 
themselves as being about Second Life.


Dr John Lavagnino
Senior Lecturer in Humanities Computing
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
26–29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 20 7848 2453

General Editor, The Oxford Middleton

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