[Humanist] 25.495 events: programming; editing tools; websites

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Sat Nov 19 09:21:58 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 495.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>                      (21)
        Subject: Workshop "Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions",Cologne

  [2]   From:    Frédéric Clavert <frederic at clavert.net>                 (93)
        Subject: Websites as sources: deadline extension

  [3]   From:    Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>               (180)
        Subject: CfP History and Philosophy of Programming -- IACAP/AISB
                world congress, July 2012

        Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:46:39 +0100
        From: Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>
        Subject: Workshop "Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions",Cologne 28./29.11.2011

Dear everybody,

the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (IDE) in collaboration with 
the Cologne Center for eHumanities and the International Center for 
Archival Research (ICARus) organizes a technical workhop for developers 
of tools for digital scholarly editions. It aims at a better cooperation 
between the projects working parallely on a toolbox for the scholarly 
editor. The workshop will take place 28-29th november in Cologne 
(Germany). You can find detailed information on the workshop at


If you are interested in participating, please get in contact with us.


Georg Vogeler

Dr. Georg Vogeler
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenchaften -
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz  http://www.uni-graz.at/zim/ 
Merangasse 70 - A - 8010 Graz
Tel. +43 316 380 8033

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik  http://www.i-d-e.de 
Association Paléographique Internationale - Culture . Ecriture . Société
(APICES)  http://www.palaeographia.org/apices/apices.htm 

        Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:51:56 +0100
        From: Frédéric Clavert <frederic at clavert.net>
        Subject: Websites as sources: deadline extension

Dear All,

the deadline for the Digital Humanities Luxembourg Symposium (March 2011)
has been extended to the 30th of November.

The Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration and its Research
Programme « Digital Humanities Luxembourg » — DIHULUX (research unit
Identités-Politiques-Sociétés-Espaces [IPSE]), together with the Centre
Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), are pleased to launch the
call for papers for the DHLU Symposium 2012. This Symposium follows the
DHLU Symposium 2009, also organised in Luxembourg by these two institutions
on the topic of « Contemporary history in the digital age ». This second
edition aims to examine the use of websites as sources for research in the
humanities and social sciences, especially encouraging an analysis of this
heuristic question in the field of European integration studies. The
Symposium will address both methodological aspects and the theoretical and
institutional implications of the public dissemination of research results,
focusing on digitised and online published sources as well as on websites
themselves, which will be analysed as born digital sources. The potential
of this innovative research approach will also be explored and emphasised.

The Symposium will be structured around the following research clusters,
but may also include other related approaches:

> 1. Holding the mirror

This first cluster addresses the challenges and potentialities of online
archives offering primary sources for research purposes. It will look into
the modes of presentation and theoretical-methodological debates concerning
uses, approaches and interconnections of such sources.

> 2. The critical added value

This cluster focuses on online secondary sources and enhanced publications,
with a special emphasis in digital research corpora. It aims at examining
ongoing developments in the intertwining modes between available primary
sources and resulting secondary sources centred on the priority of
critically commenting and enriching contents as a scientific asset.

> 3. (Self-)reflections and the creative observer

This cluster will take a step beyond textual sources to examine the unique
features of audiovisual sources and hence of new forms of creation and
re-creation of historical memories. A special section within this cluster
will be dedicated to innovative digital oral history sources and projects.

> 4. Institutional and dissemination aspects: digital public history

This cluster will focus on forms of institutionalisation of digital
research practices, results and dissemination strategies by means of
collaborative projects in the humanities and social sciences targeted
towards a wide variety of audiences.

> 5. Web history and digital history methods for the use of websites as

Web history constitutes a new scientific field centred on the historical
study of websites for research purposes, thus paving the way for
increasingly interdisciplinary trends in the humanities and social
sciences. This session will offer Web historians the opportunity to share
their experiences concerning their ongoing results and chosen methods.
 >> Participation

We welcome papers focusing on digital humanities and social sciences from
researchers and scholars at all stages of their careers. Papers examining
cases related to European integration studies (EIS) are especially
encouraged. Abstracts (max. 500 words), submitted together with a short CV
(max. 250 words) and a list of publications, can be written in English or
French and should be sent to the following contact email address, which can
also be used for any enquiries: frederic [dot] clavert [at] cvce [dot] eu

> Deadline for proposals : 15 November 2011

The authors of the selected proposals will be invited to present their
contributions at the DHLU Symposium 2012, to be held in Luxembourg, and
their papers will be published in the Symposium proceedings (only English
versions of the revised full papers will be accepted for publication).
Participation costs will be covered up to a set limit.

The proposed papers will be examined and selected by a scientific committee
composed of :

   - René Leboutte (Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg),
   - Serge Noiret (European University Institute, Italy),
   - Marin Dacos (CLEO, CNRS, France)
   - Stefan Gradman (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany),
   - Vittore Casarosa (CNR, Italy),
   - Sean Takats (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George
   Mason University, USA),
   - Frédéric Clavert (CVCE, Luxembourg).

The Symposium will be followed by THATCamp Luxembourg/Trier.
The call for participation is available on Calenda:

best regards,
Frédéric Clavert

        Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:01:41 +0100
        From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
        Subject: CfP History and Philosophy of Programming -- IACAP/AISB world congress, July 2012


Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming
5-6 July 2012


as part of

AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012
2-6 July 2012



As part of the AISB/IACAP World Congress programme, the Centre for Logic 
and Philosophy of Science at Ghent University organizes a one day 
Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming.

On the Occasion of the Turing Centennial, from 2-6 July 2012, the AISB 
(The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of 
Behaviour) and the IACAP (The International Association for Computing 
and Philosophy) merge their annual symposia/conferences to the 
AISB/IACAP World Congress. The Congress serves both as the year's AISB 
Convention and the year's IACAP conference. The Congress has been 
inspired by a desire to honour Alan Turing, and by the broad and deep 
significance of Turing's work to AI, to the philosophical ramifications 
of computing, and to philosophy and computing more generally. The 
Congress is one of the events forming the Alan Turing Year


The intent of the Congress is to stimulate a particularly rich 
interchange between AI and Philosophy on any areas of mutual interest, 
whether directly addressing Turing's own research output or not.



This Symposium follows the organization of the International Conference 
on History and Philosophy of Computing, held at the University of Ghent 
from 7 to 10 November 2011


A historical awareness of the evolution of computing not only helps to 
clarify the complex structure of the computing sciences, but it also 
provides an insight in what computing was, is and maybe could be in the 
future. Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle some of the 
fundamental problems of computing. The aim of this conference is to zoom 
into one fundamental aspect of computing, namely the foundational and 
the historical problems and developments related to the science of 

Alan Turing himself was driven by the fundamental question of "what are 
the possible processes which can be carried out in computing a number" 
[Turing, 1936]. His answer today is well-known, and today we understand 
a program as a rather complex instance of what became known as the 
Turing Machine. What is less well-known, is that Turing also wrote one 
of the first programming manuals ever for the Ferranti Mark I, where one 
feels the symbolic machine hiding on the back of the Manchester 
hardware. This was only the beginning of a large research area that 
today involves logicians, programmers and engineers in the design, 
understanding and realization of programming languages.

That a logico-mathematical-physical object called `program' is so 
controversial, even though its very nature is mostly hidden away, is 
rooted in the range of problems, processes and objects that can be 
solved, simulated, approximated and generated by way of its execution. 
Given its widespread impact on our lives, it becomes a responsibility of 
the philosopher and the historian to study the science of programming.



The historical and philosophical reflection on the science of 
programming is the main topic at the core of this Symposium and we 
expect contributions about the following topics and their intersections:

1. The history of computational systems, machines and programs

2. Foundational issues and paradigms of programming (programming logics, 
semantics and proof-theories for distributed, secure, cloud, functional, 
object-oriented, etc.)

Our wish is to bring forth to the scientific community a deep 
understanding and critical view of the problems related to the 
scientific paradigm represented by the science of programming. Possible 
and in no way exclusive questions that might be of relevance to this 
Symposium are:

- What was and is the significance of hardware developments for the 
development of software (and vice versa)?
- In how far can the analogue and special-purpose machines built before 
the 40s programs and what does this mean for our conception of "program" 
- How important has been the hands-off vs. the hands-on approach for the 
development of programming?
- What is the influence of models of computability like Church's 
lambda-calculus on the development of programming languages?
- Which case studies from the history of programming can tell us today 
something about future directions?
- Is programming a science or a technology?
- In how far does it make sense to speak about programming paradigms in 
the sense of Kuhn?
- What are the novel and most interesting approaches to the design of 
- What are the most interesting formal properties of procedural 
semantics, typed systems, etc?
- What is correctness for a program? Issues in Type-checking, 
Model-checking, etc.
- What is the common structure of Proofs and Programs? Logic of Proofs 
and Curry-Howard Isomorphism.
- What are the current logical issues in programming?
- How do we understand programs as syntactical-semantical objects?
- What is the nature of the relation between algorithms and programs? - 
What is a program?
- Which problems are the most pressing ones and why are they relevant to 
more than just programmers?
- How can epistemology profit from the understanding of programs' 
behavior and structure?
- What legal and socio-economical issues are involved in the creation, 
patenting or free-distribution of programs?



The programme will consists of 2 Invited Lectures and up to 8 
Contributed Papers. It will takes place in the afternoon session of the 
5th and the morning session of the 6th of July. We cordially invite 
researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the 
conference to submit an extended abstract of minimum 2 and maximum 5 
pages to

computing.conference at ugent.be

Please mention "ABSTRACT HAPOP" in the subject line. Abstracts must be 
written in English. Please note that the format of submitted files must 
be .pdf or .rtf. Only unpublished material will be considered for 

Submissions Deadline: 1 February 2012
Acceptance/rejection Decisions: 1 March 2012
Final versions of abstracts for inclusion in proceedings: 30 March 2012.
Symposium: 5 July (afternoon) and 6 July (morning)


Gerard Alberts (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Julian Rohrhuber (Robert Schumann Hochschule Duesseldorf)


Liesbeth De Mol and Giuseppe Primiero?

S. Artemov (City Univeristy of New York)
M. Bullynck (Universite' de Paris 8)
L. de Mol (CLPS UGent)
V. de Paiva (Reardem Commerce)
H. Durnova (Masarykova Univerzita Brno)
R. Kahle (Universidade Nova de Lisbona)
B. Loewe (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
F. Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
G. Primiero (CLPS UGent)
R. Turner (University of Essex)


There will be a separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before 
the Congress. Each delegate at the Congress will receive, on arrival, a 
memory stick containing the proceedings of all symposia.


For further information please contact us at:?

computing.conference at ugent.be

or have a look at our website:



The Symposium on History and Philosophy of Programming will be followed 
by a Roundtable on topics in the Philosophy of Computer Science on the 
day after. Confirmed participants include:

Raymond Turner, University of Essex, UK (MODERATOR)
Rainhard Bengez, TU München, Germany
Manfred Broy, TU München, Germany,
Marcelo Dascal, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Ruth Hagengruber, University of Paderborn, Germany
Giovanni Sartor, EUI -- European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Dov M. Gabbay, King's College, London, UK
Jean-Gabriele Ganascia, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Gilles Dowek, l'Ècole polytechnique, Paris, France
Jan van Leeuwen, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lothar Philipps, University of Munich, Germany
Giovanni Sartor, EUI -- European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Hennry Prakken, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Yoshino Hajime, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokio, Japan
Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada

Topics include:
*Philosophical approaches to Computer Science
*Just Counting Machines? From Leibniz via Lovecraft and Babbage to 
Turing, Zuse and von Neumann.
*Which kinds of logic and mathematical concepts are suitable for 
machines and humans to understand machines?

Everyone is cordially invited

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