[Humanist] 23.666 events: conferences & a summer school

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 666.
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  [1]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>                         (56)
        Subject: Registration now open for DHO Summer School

  [2]   From:    Humanities <humanities at esf.org>                           (36)
        Subject: European Science Foundation 2010 Calls

  [3]   From:    Shuly Wintner <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>                     (236)
        Subject: CFP (Extended) NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Statistical
                Parsing ofMorphologically Rich Languages (SPMRL 2010)

  [4]   From:    "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman at tuiu.edu>                    (37)
        Subject: Call for papers and reviewers for the "IT Culture" minitrack

  [5]   From:    James Cronin <jgrcronin at gmail.com>                        (76)
        Subject: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of

  [6]   From:    Humanities <humanities at esf.org>                           (33)
        Subject: The Making of the Humanities Conference

  [7]   From:    Richard Cunningham <ircunning at gmail.com>                  (36)
        Subject: SDH/SEMI annual conference / conférence annuelle

  [8]   From:    HSofia Pinto <sofia at ontol.inesc-id.pt>                    (56)
        Subject: EKAW: Final Call for Papers

        Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:00:08 -0500
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration now open for DHO Summer School

2010 DHO Summer School - Registration Now Open


The DHO is pleased to announce that registration for the 2010 DHO
Summer School, in conjunction with NINEs and the EpiDoc Collaborative,
is now open.

The Summer School welcomes registrants from the various fields of the
humanities, information studies, and computer science. Workshops and
lectures cover subjects as diverse as text encoding, virtual worlds,
and geospatial methods for the humanities. These are facilitated by
leading experts, with plenty of time during evening activities for
informal interaction.

This year, in addition to four-day workshop strands, the DHO is also
offering mid-week, one-day workshops. For those unable to attend the
entire Summer School, it is possible to register separately for these
mid-week workshops and lectures.

As in previous years, the Summer School brings together Irish and
International scholars undertaking digital projects in diverse areas
to explore issues and trends of common interest. The programme will
offer attendees opportunities to develop their skills, share insights,
and discover new opportunities for collaboration and research.
Activities focus on the theoretical, technical, administrative, and
institutional issues relevant to the needs of digital humanities
projects today.

The pricing for the full Summer School, as well as one-day workshops
and lectures, is available on the registration page:

A number of subsidised places are available for attendees at HSIS
institutions. For more information about these places, please contact
the DHO Consultative Committee representative at your institution.
Names of representatives can be found at: http://dho.ie/committee

Full details of the workshop strands, lectures and guest speakers can
be found on the Summer School website at: www.dho.ie/ss2010

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.

Emily Cullen, Ph.D.,
Programme Co-ordinator
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2

Tel: +353(0)1-2342442
E-mail: e.cullen at ria.ie

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager (on leave)
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Regus House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
Phone: +353 1 234 2444        Fax: +353 1 234 2400
http://dho.ie          Email: dot.porter at gmail.com

        Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:19:47 +0000
        From: Humanities <humanities at esf.org>
        Subject: European Science Foundation 2010 Calls

The European Science Foundation (ESF) has published a leaflet with information on common Calls for Proposals 2010
www.esf.org/publications.html http://www.esf.org/publications.html



ESF-LiU Conference: Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility
Linköping, Sweden, 6-10 September 2010
Closing date for applications: 1 May 2010
More information: www.esf.org/conferences/10316<http://www.esf.org/conferences/10316>

ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference: Future Internet and Society: Complex Networks Perspective
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, 2-7 October 2010
Closing date for applications: 1 June 2010
More information: www.esf.org/conferences/10341<http://www.esf.org/conferences/10341>


ESF EUROCORES European Collaborative Research Themes
Call opens: 1 March
Deadline for submitting proposals: 21 May
For further information: www.esf.org/eurocores<http://www.esf.org/eurocores>

ESF Exploratory Workshops
Call opens: 8 March
Deadline for submitting proposals: 29 April
For further information: www.esf.org/workshops<http://www.esf.org/workshops>

ESF Research Conferences
Call opens: 15 March
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 September
For further information: www.esf.org/conferences<http://www.esf.org/conferences>

ESF Research Networking Programmes
Call opens: 1 July
Deadline for submitting proposals: 14 October
For further information: www.esf.org/programmes<http://www.esf.org/programmes>

The European Science Foundation (ESF) provides a platform for its Member Organisations to advance European research and explore new directions for research at the European level.

Established in 1974 as an independent non-governmental organisation, the ESF currently serves 79 Member Organisations across 30 countries.

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        Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:05:41 +0000
        From: Shuly Wintner <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>
        Subject: CFP (Extended) NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages (SPMRL 2010)

> ************************************************************
> NAACL-HLT 2010  First Workshop on Statistical Parsing
> of Morphologically Rich Languages (SPMRL 2010)
> June 5 or 6, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
> Submission Deadline: March 12, 2010
> http://sites.google.com/site/spmrl2010/
> Sponsored by SIGPARSE
> ************************************************************
> The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested
> in parsing languages with richer morphological structures than in
> English, and to provide a forum for discussing the challenges
> associated with parsing such languages and sharing strategies towards
> their solutions. We are interested in presentations relating to
> actively studied areas of research including the adaptation of
> existing parsing techniques to new languages, the design of new models
> that take morphological information into account, the implementation
> of models that allow robust statistics to be obtained in the face of
> high word-form variation, and so on.
> Submission deadline: March 12, 2010
> Notification to authors: March 30, 2010
> Camera ready copy: April 12, 2010
> Workshop: June 5 or 6, 2010

        Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:50:21 +0000
        From: "Dr. Indira Guzman" <iguzman at tuiu.edu>
        Subject: Call for papers and reviewers for the "IT Culture" minitrack

Call for papers and reviewers AMCIS 2010, Lima, Peru.

Mini-Track: IT Culture and Values: Occupational, Organizational, and Societal (part of the "Social Issues in IS" Track)

Dear CATAC community,

We would like to invite you to participate in the IT Culture and Values Minitrack of the AMCIS 2010 conference in Lima, Peru. 

Submission due date: March 1st, 2010

You can then submit your paper and/or register as reviewer at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2010  http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2010  
Conference web site: http://www.amcis2010.org/home/ <http://www.amcis2010.org/home/>  

Description of the Minitrack:

The goal of research on culture and IT is diverse in both context and method. Our venue of Peru highlights the opportunities of cross-cultural studies, however, our mini-track, now it it's third year, addresses equally important cultural and value related aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT's). Rather than focusing on cross-cultural studies that compare IT development and use in different countries, the focus of this mini-track is to provide a forum for research that seeks to understand the values and assumptions embedded in ICT's, and the human groups served by ICT's (i.e. occupational groups, organizations, and society). 

Indira R. Guzman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Information Systems
TUI University; 5665 Plaza Dr. Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Tel: 714.816.0366 or 1.800.375.9878 Ext.2026; Fax: 714.229.8934
iguzman at tuiu.edu | http://www.indiraguzman.com

        Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:28:46 +0000
        From: James Cronin <jgrcronin at gmail.com>
        Subject: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity

Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity

DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
Sunday 5th September - Wednesday 8th September 2010
Brunel University, West London.

CONFERENCE THEME: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of
The conference’s overall theme will be the exploration of the
collaborative relationship between the body and sensual/sensing
technologies across various disciplines. In this respect it will offer
an interrogation of practices that are indebted to the innovative
exchange between the sensual, visceral and new technologies.
At the same time, the aim is to look to new approaches offered by
various emerging fields and practices that incorporate new and
existing technologies. Specific examples of areas for discussion could
• Delineation of new collaborative practices and the interchange of knowledge
• Collaborative interdisciplinary practices of embodiment and technology
• Integration/deployment of digital resources in new contexts
• Connections and tensions that exist between the Arts, Humanities and Science
• Notions of the ‘solitary’ and the ‘collaborative’ across the Arts,
Humanities, and Sciences
• eScience in the Arts and Humanities
• Use of digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching,
learning and scholarship
• Open source and second generation Web infrastructure
• Digital media in time and space
• Music and technology: composition and performance
• Dance and interactive technologies
• Taking inspiration from SET: imaging, GPS and mobile technologies
• Evaluating the experience among providers and users / performers and audiences
• Interface Design and HCI
• Performative Practices in SecondLife or other virtual platforms
• New critical paradigms for the conference’s theme

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Richard Coyne - Professor of Architectural Computing at the
University of Edinburgh.
- Christopher Pressler: Director of Research and Learning Resources
and Director of the Centre for Research Communications, University of
- Thecla Schiphorst: Media Artist/Designer and Faculty Member in the
School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver, Canada.
- STELARC, Chair in Performance Art at Brunel University and Senior
Research, Fellow in the MARCS Labs at the University of Western

The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference is
held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. This
year’s conference is hosted by Brunel University, West London. It will
take place from Sunday 5th September to Wednesday 8th September 2010.
It will be held across various innovative spaces, including the newly
expanded Boiler House laboratory facilities, housed in the Antonin
Artaud Building, and state of the art conference facilities plus high
standard accommodation.

We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances,
workshop sessions and other events that address the conference theme,
with particular attention to the ‘Sensual Technologies’ focus. We
encourage proposals for innovative and non-traditional session

DRHA 2010 will include a SecondLife roundtable/discussion event, led
by performance artist Stelarc, which will enable international
participants to present performative work via Second Life. For this
event, we particular encourage submission of Machinima works that can
be screened as part of this panel.
Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for
poster presentations.
Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should visit
http://www.drha2010.org.uk for information about the spaces and
technical equipment and support available.
All proposals - whether papers, performance or other - should reflect
the critical engagement at the heart of DRHA 2010.
The deadline for submissions will be 31 March 2010.
Abstracts should be between 600 - 1000 words.
Letters of acceptance will be sent by 15th of May 2010, when the
conference registration will be opened.

        Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:24:14 +0000
        From: Humanities <humanities at esf.org>
        Subject: The Making of the Humanities Conference

The Making of the Humanities II
 Second International Conference on the History of the Humanities
 21-23 October 2010, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Call for Abstracts

Goal of the Conference
This is the second of a biennially organized conference that brings together scholars and historians of humanities disciplines to draw the outlines for a comparative history of the humanities. Although there exist histories of single humanities disciplines, a comparative history would satisfy a long-felt need, and fill a conspicuous gap in intellectual history.

Theme of the Conference
The first highly successful conference, held in 2008, discussed the early modern period. The theme of this year’s meeting is From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, focusing on the period 1600-1900. Topics include all aspects of the history of philology, linguistics, rhetoric, musicology, literary theory, historiography, art history, archeology and other humanities disciplines, with an emphasis on their interrelations. We especially encourage submissions on:

 *   Increasing specialization and institutionalization: How did various branches of the humanities develop into modern differentiations between disciplines?
 *   Historization of the humanities: How did the historical approach become the leading method underlying the humanities -- from philology to musicology?
 *   Humanties vs sciences: How were the humanities positioned with respect to other sciences? Was there a continuing search for patterns and ‘laws’ in the humanities?
 *   Interaction between regions: What was the impact of the European humanities on the humanities in China, India and Africa, and vice versa?
 *   Rise of canonical figures and themes: How did individual scholars come to be identified with their disciplines? How did certain historical moments or works obtain canonical positions, often in relation to the ideals of cultural nationalism?
Abstract Submission
Send an abstract of maximally 400 words to: HistoryHumanities at gmail.com<mailto:HistoryHumanities at gmail.com>
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 June 2010
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/MakingHumanities/2010/

Organization: Rens Bod, Jaap Maat and Thijs Weststeijn (University of Amsterdam)

Prof dr Rens Bod, VICI Laureate
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
Visiting Address: Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, NL
Postal Address: P.O. Box 94242, 1090 GE Amsterdam, NL
phone: +31 20 5256086 or +31 20 5256051

        Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:20:22 +0000
        From: Richard Cunningham <ircunning at gmail.com>
        Subject: SDH/SEMI annual conference / conférence annuelle 

CFP SDH/SEMI 2010 (Montreal, 31 May-2 June)

[l’appel à communication en francais ci-dessous]

The Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) invites scholars and graduate students to submit proposals for posters, papers, and sessions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2010 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Concordia University (Montreal), from Monday 31 May to Wednesday 2 June. The theme of this year’s congress is ‘Connected Understanding’, with an emphasis on open access.

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information at the top of the front page: title of paper, author's name(s); e-mail address; institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of the author; statement of need for audio-visual equipment. Abstracts of papers and posters should be between 250 and 500 words long, and clearly indicate the thesis, methodology, and results.

Paper, poster and/or session proposals will be accepted until 15 March 2010 through the conference website:


(The program will be available two weeks later.)

Please note that all presenters must be members of SDH/SEMI or other groups in the Alliance for Digital Humanities at the time of the conference. There is some funding available to support graduate student participation, and in keeping with the forward-looking nature of SDH/SEMI graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit.

Information on accommodation, travel, and registration for the Congress can be found at:

(hotel and residence rooms are available at a special Congress rate until mid-April)

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in a few months!

Michael Eberle-Sinatra, President (French) of SDH/SEMI (michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca),
On behalf of the 2010 conference committee
- Susan Brown (University of Guelph)
- Richard Cunningham (Acadia University)
- Ollivier Dyens (Concordia University)
- Dominic Forest (Université de Montréal)
- Eric Moore (University of New Brunswick)

- - - - - -

La Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des medias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) invite des propositions pour sa conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au Congrès 2010 de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines à l’université Concordia (Montréal), du lundi 31 mai au mercredi 2 juin. Le thème du congrès cette année est ‘Le savoir branché’, avec une emphase mise sur l’accès libre.

Les propositions doivent comprendre en haut de la page : un titre ; le(s) nom(s) de(s) auteur(s) ; adresse courriel ; institution d'appartenance et fonction; besoin d'audio-visuel. Le résumé des propositions et posters doit être entre 250 et 500 mots, et clairement indiquer la thèse, la méthodologie et les résultats attendus.

Les propositions devront être remises avant le 15 mars 2010 sur le site de la conférence :


(Le programme sera disponible deux semaines plus tard.)

Veuillez prendre note que les conférenciers doivent être membres de SDH/SEMI ou un des groupes de ‘Alliance for Digital Humanities’ au moment de la conférence. Un support financier est disponible pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs qui sont donc fortement encouragés à soumettre leur proposition.

Des informations sur l’hébergement, le transport et l’inscription au Congrès sont en ligne à :

(Des chambres d’hôtel et résidence sont disponibles à un tarif réduit jusqu’à mi-avril.)

En espérant vous voir à Montréal dans quelques mois ! Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Président (Français) SDH/SEMI (michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca),
Au nom du comité organisateur 2010
- Susan Brown (University of Guelph)
- Richard Cunningham (Acadia University)
- Ollivier Dyens (Concordia University)
- Dominic Forest (Université de Montréal)
- Eric Moore (University of New Brunswick)

        Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:14:15 +0000
        From: HSofia Pinto <sofia at ontol.inesc-id.pt>
        Subject: EKAW: Final Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <FDAC8D49-B9EB-48AA-9A75-D896270D3D61 at meraka.org.za>

17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
EKAW 2010

Lisbon, Portugal,


2nd Call for Papers

The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, etc.

The focus of the 17th edition of EKAW will be on "Knowledge Management and Engineering by the Masses".

EKAW 2010 welcomes papers dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application aspects. 
The call for papers with detailed topics is available electronically at:


Helena Sofia Pinto                  Phone + 351 - 21 - 3100388

Instituto Superior Tecnico          Email sofia.pinto at dei.ist.utl.pt
Departamento de Eng. Informatica
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa

INESC-ID                Email sofia at inesc-id.pt
Rua Alves Redol, 9
1000-029 Lisboa

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