[Humanist] 23.769 events: Renaissance, text, narrative, camping

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Wed Apr 21 12:14:37 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 769.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Frédéric_Clavert <frederic at clavert.net>                 (21)
        Subject: THATCamp Paris!

  [2]   From:    Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                     (77)
        Subject: CFP: AAAI Computational Models of Narrative

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (18)
        Subject: CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (RSA 2011, 24-
                26March; Montreal)

  [4]   From:    Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>            (98)
        Subject: CFP: 2011 Society for Textual Scholarship

        Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 08:51:34 +0200
        From: Frédéric_Clavert <frederic at clavert.net>
        Subject: THATCamp Paris!

Dear Humanist members,

(sorry for crossposting)

I wish to present myself. I’m Frédéric Clavert, French historian
specialized in central banks, and working in Luxembourg at the Centre
Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (http://www.ena.lu).

I’m helping Marin Dacos (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte,
CNRS) organising THATCamp Paris (18-19 May).

If you wish more informations on THATCamp Paris, we’ve got a blog :
http://tcp.hypotheses.org/ that we’re trying to make bilingual. And
the subscription page is a wiki:
The submission deadline is May, 1st;

We opened a Twitter account that you can follow: @thatcampparis

Best regards,
Frédéric Clavert

> Docteur en Histoire contemporaine
«Hjalmar Schacht, financier et diplomate»
mailto:frederic at clavert.net
twitter: @inactinique
Google Wave: inactinique at googlewave.com

        Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:02:29 -0400
        From: Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: CFP: AAAI Computational Models of Narrative

I was asked to forward this to the ACH and other interested  
humanists:  --elli

[Elli Mylonas
Center for Digital Scholarship
  Brown University

Please feel free to forward to all interested parties.

Call for Participation:

AAAI 2010 Fall Symposium on
Computational Models of Narrative
November 11-13, 2010, Arlington, Virginia

Submissions Due:     Friday, May 14, 2010

Narratives are ubiquitous.  We use them to educate, communicate,  
convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every society has  
narratives, which suggests they are deeply rooted and serve an  
important cognitive function: that narratives do something for us. It  
is clear that, to fully explain human intelligence, beliefs, and  
behaviors, we will have to understand and explain narrative.

Despite a revival of interest in the computational understanding of  
narrative, there is still great uncertainty regarding fundamental  
questions.  What does narrative do for us?  What exactly is narrative?  
What representations are required to model narrative?  This symposium  
will address fundamental topics and questions regarding the  
computational modeling and scientific understanding of narrative.  
Immediate technological applications, while not discouraged, are not  
required. Questions include:

* What makes narrative different from a list of events or facts?  What  
is special about the discourse that makes something a narrative,  
rather than something else?

* What is the relationship between narrative and common sense?  Does  
understanding narrative first require we understand common sense  

* How are narratives indexed and retrieved?  Is there a "universal"  
scheme for encoding narratives?

* What impact does the purpose, function, and genre of a narrative  
have on its form and content?

* Are there systematic differences in the formal properties of  
narratives from different cultures?

* What comprises the set of possible narrative arcs?  Is there such a  
set?  Is there a recipe for generating narratives?

* What are the appropriate representations for the computational  
modeling of narrative?  What representations underlie the extraction  
of narrative schemas from experience?

* How can we evaluate computational models of narrative?

The symposium will bring together researchers with a wide variety of  
perspectives to share what is known about the fundamentals of the  
computational modeling of narrative and to explore the forefront of  
that knowledge.  We seek participation from as wide a variety of  
approaches as possible, including not only AI researchers and  
technologists, but also psychologists, cognitive scientists,  
linguists, philosophers, narrative theorists, anthropologists,  
educators, storytellers, and neuroscientists.

Interested parties should send either a full paper (8 pages maximum)  
or a position paper (2 pages maximum) as a AAAI-formatted PDF to narrative-fs10 at csail.mit.edu 
. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the  
symposium, which will be released as a AAAI Symposium technical  
report. For detailed formatting instructions, see the AAAI websitehttp://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php

Organizing Committee
* Mark Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL)
* Pablo Gervas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
* Erik Mueller (IBM)
* Srini Narayanan (ICSI and University of California at Berkeley)
* Patrick Winston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL)

For More Information
Web: http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/fs10
Email: narrative-fs10 at csail.mit.edu

        Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:35:53 -0700
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (RSA 2011, 24-26March; Montreal)

   [pls redistribute / pls excuse x-posting]

Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (RSA 2011, 24-26 March; Montreal)

For the past nine years, the Renaissance Society of America program has featured a number of sessions that document innovative ways in which computing technology is being incorporated into the scholarly activity of our community. At the 2011 RSA meeting (Montreal, 24-26 March 2011), several sessions will continue to follow this interest across several key projects, through a number of thematic touchstones, and in several emerging areas.

For these sessions, we seek proposals in the following general areas, and

a) new technology and research (individual or group projects)

b) new technology and teaching (individual or group projects)

c) new technology and publication (e.g. from the vantage point of authors, traditional and non-traditional publishers)

Proposals for papers, panels, demonstrations, and/or workshop presentations that focus on these issues and others are welcome.

We are pleased to be able to offer several graduate student travel subventions for presentation on these panels.  Those wishing to be considered for the subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

For details of the RSA conference see www.rsa.org http://www.rsa.org .

Please send proposals before May 15 to siemens_at_uvic.ca.

Ray Siemens
University of Victoria

William R Bowen
University of Toronto

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/

        Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 08:31:21 -0400
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: 2011 Society for Textual Scholarship

The Society for Textual Scholarship
Sixteenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference
March 16-18, 2011
Penn State University

K E Y N O T E  S P E A K E R S
MORRIS EAVES, University of Rochester
LISA GITELMAN, New York University
WILL NOEL, Walters Art Museum
DAVID STORK, Ricoh Innovations

Program Chair: Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland
Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2010

After many years of successful meetings in New York City, the Society
for Textual Scholarship is inaugurating a new venue for its biennial
conference: Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. This
new venue will accommodate the STS in a state of the art conference
center with up-to-date technology support and other amenities
 http://www.pshs.psu.edu/pennstater/pshome.asp , which will in turn
facilitate the introduction of several new session formats. The new
formats, new venue, and stellar line-up of confirmed keynote
speakers--addressing textual and media scholarship and theory,
conservation and archival practices, and relevant aspects of computer
science--promises to make the 2011 conference an especially
invigorating and important one for the STS.

Accordingly, the Program Chair invites submissions devoted to
interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular
aspects of textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description,
bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in
disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and
biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of
science and technology, computer science, library and information
science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology,
cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, linguistics,
and textual and literary theory.

As always, the conference is particularly open to considerations of
the role of digital tools and technologies in textual theory and
practice. Papers addressing newer developments such as forensic
computing, born-digital materials, stand-off markup, cloud computing,
and the sustainability of electronic scholarship are especially
encouraged. Papers addressing aspects of archival theory and practice
as they pertain to textual criticism and scholarly editing are also
especially welcome.

This year the conference is introducing several new formats.
Submissions may therefore take the following form:

1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length. They
should offer the promise of substantial original critical or
analytical insight. Papers that are primarily reports or
demonstrations of tools or projects are discouraged.

2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or
four to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of
broad interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate
between the panel and audience following brief opening remarks.

3. Seminars. Seminars should propose a specific topic, issue, or text
for intensive collective exploration. Accepted seminar proposals will
be announced on the conference Web site  http://www.textual.org  at
least two months prior to the conference and attendees will then be
required to enroll themselves with the posted seminar leader(s). The
seminar leader(s) will circulate readings and other preparatory
materials in advance of the conference. No papers shall be read at the
seminar session. Instead participants will engage with the circulated
material in a discussion under the guidance of the seminar leader(s).
All who enroll are expected to contribute to creating a mutually
enriching experience.

4. Workshops. Workshops should propose a specific problem, tool, or
skillset for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance
and instruction. Examples might be an introduction to forensic
computing or paleography. Workshop proposals that are accepted will be
announced on the conference Web site  http://www.textual.org  and
attendees will be required to enroll with the workshop leader(s).
Workshop leaders should be prepared to offer well-defined learning
outcomes for attendees.

Proposals for all four formats should include a title, abstract (one
to two pages) of the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop, as
well as the name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation for
all participants. Format should be clearly indicated. Seminar and
workshop proposals in particular should take care to articulate the
imagined audience and any expectations of prior knowledge or
preparation. ***All abstracts should indicate what if any
technological support will be required.***

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically, as plain text, to:

Professor Matthew Kirschenbaum
mkirschenbaum -at- gmail -dot- com

Additional contact information:

Department of English
2119 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20740

Phone: 301-405-8505
Fax: 301-314-7111 (marked clearly to Kirschenbaum's attention)

All participants in the STS 2011 conference must be members of STS.
For information about membership, please contact Secretary Meg Roland
at <mroland at marylhurst.edu> or visit the Indiana University Press
Journals website and follow the links to the Society for Textual
Scholarship membership page. For conference updates and information,
see the STS website at  http://www.textual.org .

Please post and recirculate this CFP as appropriate.

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