[Humanist] 25.45 events: preservation; interdisciplinarity; culture; digital humanities

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Wed May 25 01:26:08 CEST 2011

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 45.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Leo Konstantelos <leo.konstantelos at sky.com>               (52)
        Subject: Preservation Of Complex Digital Objects Symposia (POCOS):
                Registrationnow open for Visualisations and Simulations

  [2]   From:    Reena Dobson <R.Dobson at uws.edu.au>                        (37)
        Subject: Reminder: Call for Papers - Knowledge/Culture/Social Change
                International Conference

  [3]   From:    Kaja Marczewska <kaja.marczewska at DURHAM.AC.UK>             (5)
        Subject: CFP: InterTexts: A conference on interdisciplinarity
                (Durham, UK,23rd September 2011)

  [4]   From:    Simon Dixon <s.dixon at QMUL.AC.UK>                          (19)
        Subject: London Digital Humanities Group: Following the Money - 2
                June 2011

        Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 16:41:25 +0100
        From: Leo Konstantelos <leo.konstantelos at sky.com>
        Subject: Preservation Of Complex Digital Objects Symposia (POCOS): Registrationnow open for Visualisations and Simulations

POCOS Symposium on Visualisations and Simulations

Date: 16-17 June 2011
Venue: Anatomy Theatre & Museum, King's College London
Cost: Free (£10 donation towards lunch and refreshments)

Dear Colleagues

you are cordially invited to attend the first in a series of three 
symposia organised by the POCOS project (http://www.pocos.org).

The popular use of three dimensional models for visually representing 
information in archaeology, historic buildings, cultural heritage 
organisations, and academic research has created new challenges for 
managing and preserving such material. Successful preservation of 3D 
models depends on a number of parameters, including identification of 
file formats, specification of technical characteristics and 
standardisation of metadata models. Furthermore, accurate interpretation 
of 3D models depends on the persistence of the software used to create, 
render and display the deriving products.

The two-day symposium on Visualisations and Simulations will provide a 
forum for participants to review and discuss the latest developments in 
the field, witness real-life case studies, and engage in networking 
activities. The symposium will  promote discussion of the following key 

    * Intellectual "Transparency" In 3D Cultural Heritage Models
    * The role of Virtual Museums
    * Preservation of Mixed Reality Representations of Heritage Sites

The symposium is organised by the King's Visualisation Lab (KVL) based 
at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London. 
Places at the symposium are limited and should be booked in advance. To 
find out more information and to register for this event, please visit:

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Kind Regards,

The POCOS Team

Website: http://www.pocos.org
General queries: info at pocos.org
Registration queries: registration at pocos.org
Symposium queries: event1 at pocos.org

Preservation Of Complex Objects Symposia (POCOS) has been funded by the 
JISC Information Environment Programme 2009-11

Dr Leo Konstantelos
Principal Investigator, POCOS
HATII Preservation Research Officer

11 University Gardens
University of Glasgow
G12 8QH

Skype: l.konstantelos
T: +44 (0)141 330 7133
E: L.Konstantelos at hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
W: http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk

        Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 10:15:50 +0000
        From: Reena Dobson <R.Dobson at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: Reminder: Call for Papers - Knowledge/Culture/Social Change International Conference

Knowledge / Culture / Social Change

Centre for Cultural Research
University of Western Sydney
7-9 November 2011

The humanities and social sciences today struggle to come to terms with the explosion of knowledge in increasingly complex, diverse and networked societies. Which forms of knowledge work best for managing, challenging or engaging with rapid social change? Do new kinds of information play an increasing role in economic and social management? Do these changes raise questions about what 'knowledge' is, or is to become? What are the new rules for engagement between academic and other knowledge practices and institutions?

This conference will bring together theorists and practitioners from a range of backgrounds and knowledge institutions to debate these questions in relation to the following themes:

Shifting knowledge maps. Discipline boundaries are increasingly permeable within the humanities and social sciences and across these and the natural and physical sciences. Yet it often proves difficult to connect these new knowledge maps both within academia and across sectors (university/government; public/private; NGO/university/government, etc.). Knowledge engagement is more problematic, just as it is becoming more important and desirable. How are these problems best addressed?

Knowledge and globalisation. Processes of globalisation undermine the relevance of purely national knowledge frameworks, while the hegemony of Western knowledge systems is challenged on many fronts: the increasing influence of Asia; the resurgent interest in indigenous and community knowledges; and the competing perspectives of multiple modernities. How can the relations between these multiple knowledge practices best be engaged with?

A (Post)humanities? The nature/culture dualism is under challenge from a diverse range of knowledges (ecological, post-rational, feminist, animal studies, etc). These interventions engage the global predicament presented by climate change, blurring the boundaries between natural and social environments, while medical and nano technologies radically restructure our sense of the boundaries and constituents of personhood. How can we now best understand our entanglements with the more-than-human?

Digital knowledge practices. New electronic and digital technologies are rapidly changing the mechanisms and speeds of knowledge flows with profound consequences for intellectual property and the practices of knowledge institutions, while also enabling new ways of knowing that significantly challenge older relations of knowledge production. How can our practices respond to these new knowledge possibilities?

Knowledge and governance. New kinds of data - quantitative and qualitative - and methods and techniques of visualisation play an increasingly important role in economic and social management, while science/arts divisions are undermined by new kinds of art/science practice. Knowledge institutions and technologies play new roles in processes of social and cultural change; e.g. archives, museums, science centres, statistical and other data banks. In what ways do these new knowledge practices actively intervene and shape social life?

Keynote Speakers

Dawn Casey, Director, Powerhouse Museum; Chair, Indigenous Business Australia.

Museums, Conflicting Cultures and the Politics of Knowing.

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago.

The Human after Climate Change.

Penny Harvey, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester; a Director in the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.

Surface Dramas, Knowledge Gaps and Scalar Shifts: Infrastructural Engineering in Sacred Spaces.

Bruno Latour, Scientific Director, Professor and Vice President for Research, Sciences-Po.

Social Theory, Tarde, and the Web [via videolink].

Nikolas Rose, James Martin White Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; Director, BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society.

The Human Sciences in the Century of Biology.

Paper and Panel Proposals

Paper and panel proposals addressing the conference themes are invited. Proposals spanning one or more themes are especially welcome.

-       Individual paper proposals (200-300 words)

-       Panel proposals (200 words for the panel concept and 200-300 words on each panel paper)

Please see https://www.conferenceonline.com/index.cfm?page=booking&object=abstract&forceHB=1&id=203 to submit your abstract, or visit the following URL: https://www.conferenceonline.com/index.cfm?page=booking&object=abstract&forceHB=1&id=203

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 3 June 2011.

Organising Committee Contacts

Tony Bennett t.bennett at uws.edu.au
Bob Hodge b.hodge at uws.edu.au
Kay Anderson k.anderson at uws.edu.au
Sonja van Wichelen s.vanwichelen at uws.edu.au

Administrative contact: Reena Dobson r.dobson at uws.edu.au

Conference Website
Please visit the conference website regularly for updates:

        Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 10:04:51 +0100
        From: Kaja Marczewska <kaja.marczewska at DURHAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: CFP: InterTexts: A conference on interdisciplinarity (Durham, UK,23rd September 2011)

Call for papers: InterTexts – a one-day conference on interdisciplinarity Durham University, Durham, UK Friday, 23rd September 2011 Abstract submission deadline: 10th June 2011 

The tradition of working across disciplinary boundaries has a long history: literature and visual arts, literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, all feature prominently in the field of literary studies. At present, when humanities face escalating funding challenges and a constant requirement to justify and validate the research carried out, literary scholars increasingly look at other disciplines, expanding their field of inquiry and contributing to a proliferation of research in areas such as literature and law, literature and science, literature and medicine, literature and ecology. This conference aims to give postgraduate and early career researchers working on interdisciplinary projects an opportunity to present their work and contribute to the discussion on the developments of interdisciplinary research within literary studies. 

Alongside traditional panels, we will be offering workshops that deal with practical issues, resources and challenges of conducting interdisciplinary research within one of the five interdisciplinary fields at the core of the conference (Literature and Law, Literature and Science, Medical Humanities, Literature and Visual Arts and Literature and Music). 

We invite papers focusing on any issue within one of the following interdisciplinary fields: Literature and Law Literature and Science Medical Humanities Literature and Visual Arts Literature and Music. We also welcome proposals discussing challenges and demands of conducting interdisciplinary research. These could include, but are not limited to: proliferation of interdisciplinary research, the value of interdisciplinarity, the future of interdisciplinarity, traditional humanities vs. interdisciplinary research, implications of interdisciplinarity for literary scholarship, traditional methodologies and interdisciplinary research, interdisciplinarity and canonisation or how, if at all, do we define canons within interdisciplinary fields. 

Authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for consideration by the editorial board of Durham’s Postgraduate English journal. The papers will be considered for publication in the special issue of the journal focusing on interdisciplinarity, celebrating ten years of the journal, and coinciding with the launch of its new website. 

Please send 250-300 word abstracts proposing 20 minute papers to Kaja Marczewska (kaja.marczewska at durham.ac.uk) by 10th June 2011. Notifications of acceptance, together with more information about Postgraduate English publication opportunities will be sent by 17th June 2011. *** Enquiries: kaja.marczewska at durham.ac.uk Website: intertexts.wordpress.com

        Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 09:42:05 +0100
        From: Simon Dixon <s.dixon at QMUL.AC.UK>
        Subject: London Digital Humanities Group: Following the Money - 2 June 2011
        In-Reply-To: <BANLkTimcEL_tVC1pRRvEY+qG=wP8gBZXmQ at mail.gmail.com>

The next meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place at Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR on Thursday 2 June at 5pm. The meeting will take the form of a panel discussion on the topic of:

'Following the Money: Funding Digital Humanities Projects in a Period of Austerity'.

Speakers will be Ann Hughes (Professor of Early Modern History at Keele and Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities), John Morrill (Professor of British and Irish History, Cambridge) and Alastair Dunning (Programme Manager, Digitisation, JISC).

All are welcome to attend.

Dr Williams's Library is located in Gordon Square a short walk from UCL and the British Library. For directions see http://www.dwlib.co.uk/dwlib/visiting.html. To confirm attendance or for further information please contact s.dixon at qmul.ac.uk<mailto:s.dixon at qmul.ac.uk>

The London Digital Humanities Group is supported by Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Simon Dixon
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dissenting Academies Project
Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies
Department of English and Drama
Queen Mary, University of London

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