[Humanist] 25.457 events: Australian fiction; models & simulations

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 457.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Michele Pasin <michele.pasin at kcl.ac.uk>                   (14)
        Subject: DDH Research Seminar - Novel knowledge: Australian
                fiction,AustLit and digital humanities

  [2]   From:    Uskali Mäki <uskali.maki at HELSINKI.FI>                    (51)
        Subject: cfp: Models and Simulations 5 (Helsinki, 14-16 June

        Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 11:35:42 +0000
        From: Michele Pasin <michele.pasin at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: DDH Research Seminar - Novel knowledge: Australian fiction, AustLit and digital humanities

Dear Colleagues and Students,

You are invited to our departmental research seminar this Thursday 10 November 2011, in DDH seminar room, Drury Lane, Strand Campus, King's College London, at 1pm. 

Out speaker this month is Dr. Katherine Bode, from the Australian National University. The title of her talk is "Novel knowledge: Australian fiction, AustLit and digital humanities". 

SUMMARY: Australia is leading the world in the scope and comprehensiveness of its online bibliographical archive, AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. My research draws on this database to explore the critical potential of data-mining, modeling and visualization as methods for investigating and analyzing literary and book history. This paper discusses the possibilities and limitations of this data-rich, digital humanities approach, and offers a case study of the findings it enables. By analyzing patterns in the production, circulation and reception of nineteenth-century Australian novels, I present new insights into the operations of publishing and print culture in Australia, the relationship between British and colonial book markets and readerships, as well as shifts in British publishing at the end of the nineteenth century.

Katherine Bode is Senior Lecturer in literary and textual studies in the Digital Humanities Hub at the Australian National University. She has published widely on gender in contemporary fiction and on quantitative and digital approaches to literary history. Her latest monograph, Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field, will be published by Anthem Press in March 2012.  She was Co-Editor of Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture, Sydney University Press, 2006.

I hope that you can join us.

Best wishes,
Michele Pasin

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Department of Digital Humanities:

        Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 19:53:06 +0000
        From: Uskali Mäki <uskali.maki at HELSINKI.FI>
        Subject: cfp: Models and Simulations 5 (Helsinki, 14-16 June 2012)

Call for papers


Helsinki, 14-16 June 2012

The Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social  
Sciences is delighted to host the 5th Models and Simulations (MS5)  
conference in Helsinki.

Conference website: http://www.helsinki.fi/ms5

The previous MS meetings have taken place in Paris, Tilburg,  
Charlottesville, and Toronto. As before, the overall theme of the  
conference will be the philosophical and methodological issues of  
simulations and models, broadly construed.

Papers on any aspect of this theme are welcome from both philosophers  
and practicing scientists. One focus of the 5th meeting will be on  
models and simulations within and across the social sciences. Of  
course, submissions of papers related to the natural sciences in  
particular and modeling and simulating in general are also welcome.  
Possible topics include the following: Models, simulations, and  
scientific representation. Models, simulations, and scientific  
explanation. Fictions vs. idealizations. The role of simplicity,  
generality, robustness, unifying power, and other non-empirical  
epistemic virtues in modeling. Styles and conventions of modeling in  
different disciplines. Transfer of model templates and modelling  
methods across disciplinary boundaries. What kinds of inherent biases  
do model-based research heuristics involve? What standards should be  
used in assessing model-based expertise in policy applications? How to  
combine different sources of evidence within a model? How to render  
model-based evidence commensurable with other evidence?

Keynote speakers

•        Rosaria Conte (ISTC-CNR, Rome)
•        Mary Morgan (LSE)
•        Tim Benton (Leeds)


Abstracts of 100 words and extended abstracts of 800-1000 words

The deadline for submission is 5 February 2012

Abstract submission is electronic. To submit, please prepare a PDF  
file of your extended abstract. Make sure that the extended abstract  
is prepared for blind review. Then follow this link:


If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you first need to  
create one when you enter the site. When logged in, click on the new  
submission link. Include your 100 words abstract and upload the PDF  
file of your extended abstract. You will be able to revise your  
submission any number of times before the deadline.

For further information and inquiries, please contact  
jaakko.kuorikoski at helsinki.fi

Uskali Mäki
University of Helsinki

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