[Humanist] 23.406 events: media theory; DH2010 extension & plenary

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Sat Oct 31 09:42:06 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 406.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>                      (116)
        Subject: Re: DH2010 extension of deadline and announcement of a
                plenary speaker

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (33)
        Subject: cfp: Media Transatlantic: Media Theory in North America and
                German-Speaking Europe

        Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:29:46 -0500
        From: Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: DH2010 extension of deadline and announcement of a plenary speaker

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Digital Humanities 2010
Conference.  Due to many requests, we are also extending the submissions
deadline to Nov. 15, 2009

New! Melissa Terras will address the conference in a plenary invited talk.

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Digital Humanities 2010
Call for Papers
!Revised! Abstract Deadline: Nov. 15, 2009

Proposals must be submitted electronically using the system which will be
available at the conference web site from October 8th. Presentations may be
any of the following:

* Single papers (abstract max of 1500 words)
* Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words)
* Posters (abstract max of 1500 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

The International Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts of
between 750 and 1500 words on any aspect of humanities computing, broadly
defined to encompass the common ground between information technology and
problems in humanities research and teaching.  We welcome submissions in all
areas of the humanities, particularly interdisciplinary work. We especially
encourage submissions on the current state of the art in humanities computing,
and on recent developments.

Suitable subjects for proposals include, for example,

* text analysis, corpora, language processing, language learning
* IT in librarianship and documentation
* computer-based research in cultural and historical studies
* computing applications for the arts, architecture and music
* research issues such as: information design and modelling; the cultural
impact of the new media
* the role of digital humanities in academic curricula

The special theme of the 2010 conference is cultural heritage old and new.

The range of topics covered is reflected in the journals of the associations:
Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford University Press, and the
Digital Humanities Quarterly, http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/

The deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the
Programme Committee is Nov. 15th, 2009. All submissions will be refereed.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance February 24, 2010. The electronic
submission form will be available at the conference site from October 8th,
2009 (which will be linked from

Anyone who has previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposals or
reviews or to register for a Digital Humanities conference should use their
existing account rather than setting up a new one.

If anyone has forgotten their user name and/or password please contact dh2010
at digitalhumanities.org.

See below for full details on submitting proposals.

Proposals for (non-refereed, or vendor) demos and for pre-conference tutorials
and workshops should be made to the local conference organizer as early as

For more information on the conference in general please visit the DH2010 web
site.  http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/dh2010/

Types of Proposals

Proposals to the Programme Committee may be of three types: (1) papers, (2)
poster presentations and/or software demonstrations, and (3) sessions (either
three-paper or panel sessions). The type of submission must be specified in
the proposal.

Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian or

1) Papers
Proposals for papers (750-1500 words) should describe original, unpublished
work: preferably completed research with substantial results, but also the
development of significant new methodologies, or rigorous theoretical or
critical discussions. Individual papers have 20 min. for presentation and 10
for questions.

Proposals concerning new computing methodologies should show how the
methodologies are applied to humanities research, and should critically assess
the application. Those concerning a particular application should compare
earlier traditional and computational approaches and should also assess the
new methodologies. References are naturally required. Those describing the
creation or use of digital resources should follow these guidelines as far as

2) Poster Presentations and Software Demonstrations
Poster sessions showcase some of the most important and innovative work being
done in humanities computing. Poster presentations may include technology and
project demonstrations. Hence the term poster/demo to refer to different
possible combinations of printed and computer based presentations. There
should be no difference in quality between poster/demo presentations and
papers, and the format for proposals is the same for both. The same academic
standards also apply, but posters/demos may be more suitable way for
late-breaking work, or work in progress. Both will be submitted to the same
refereeing process. The choice between the two modes of presentation
(poster/demo or paper) should depend on the most effective and informative way
of communicating the scientific content of the proposal.

Poster presentations are less formal and more interactive than talks. Poster
presenters can present their work and exchange ideas one-on-one and in detail
with those most deeply interested. Presenters will have about two square
meters of board space for display and may also wish to provide handouts.
Posters remain on display throughout the conference, and are the sole focus of
separate dedicated poster sessions. Additional times may be available for
software or project demonstrations.

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to the
conference, the Programme Committee will award a prize for the best poster.

3) Sessions
Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

Three papers. The proposal should include a 500-word statement describing the
session topic, include abstracts of 750-1500 words for each paper, and
indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session.  All
speakers are required to register for the conference and to participate in the
session.  Focused sessions should have added value when compared to the set of
the individual papers.


A panel of four to six speakers. The proposal is an abstract of 750-1500 words
describing the panel topic, how discussion will be organized, the names and
affiliations of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is
willing to participate in the session.  All speakers are required to register
for the conference and to participate in the session.

International Programme Committee

Elisabeth Burr
Richard Cunningham
Jan-Christoph Meister
Elli Mylonas
Brent Nelson
John Nerbonne (Chair)
Bethany Noviskie
Jan Rybicki
John Walsh

        Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 01:19:17 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: cfp: Media Transatlantic: Media Theory in North America and German-Speaking Europe

Announcement - Media Transatlantic: Media Theory in North America and German-Speaking Europe

(Please feel free to post elsewhere as appropriate; apologies in advance for cross-postings)

April 8-10, 2010; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Proposals due: Nov. 27, 2010

Website: http://www.mediatrans.ca

Ubiquitous and indispensible, media technologies have taken on an epistemological or even ontological significance: we learn what we know, and we become what we are, through print, TV, digital, mobile and other communications. “No part of the world, no human activity,” as Sonia Livingstone says, “is untouched…. Societies worldwide are being reshaped, for better or for worse, by changes in the global media and information environment.” Seeing media as a lens or even as an a priori condition for understanding historical, social and cultural change has become increasingly prevalent and urgent on both sides of the Atlantic. However, with some notable exceptions, this work has been developing independently, producing a wide-ranging if fruitful heterogeneity. On the one side are the interdisciplinary and theoretically-engaged Medienwissenschaften (media studies), and on the other, work developing out of the Toronto school and a variety of theoretical and disciplinary traditions. The purpose of this conference is to deepen and expand transatlantic dialogue between North America and German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) in the area of media theory -- and to provide an opportunity for developing connections to other contexts as well. Areas of research and scholarship relevant to this dialogue include communication, philosophy, media literacy, and literary and cultural studies.

Confirmed Keynotes:
- Kim Sawchuk (Concordia)
- Katherine Hayles (Chicago)
- Sybille Krämer (Berlin)
- Dieter Mersch (Potsdam)
- Hartmut Winkler (Paderborn)
- Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (Vancouver)

This conference invites papers, in English, focusing on such issues as:
 - Recent developments in media theory in North America and central Europe, for example:
          -   Media and materiality
          -   The construction of “mediality” in theory and practice
          -   Media and the (post)human
          -   The “mediatic turn” as milestone or misnomer
 - The foundational contributions of McLuhan, Innis and the Toronto School, of Flusser, Luhmann, and others
 - Media as means of socialization and education
 - Towards a philosophy of media
 - (Inter)disciplinary implications of media-theoretical developments

Abstracts should be submitted using the form provided on the conference Website: http://www.mediatrans.ca/submit.html


Norm Friesen
Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices
Thompson Rivers University
+1 250 852 6256
New Book - Re-Thinking E-Learning Research (http://elearn.tru.ca)

R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1. Ph.(250)721-7272  Fax.(250)721-6498 siemens at uvic.ca<mailto:siemens at uvic.ca> http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/

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