[Humanist] 25.342 events: in/visibility; inauguration of Australasian DH; centres

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Oct 1 06:46:31 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 342.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>                     (109)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities Australasia, 28-30 March 2012

  [2]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (87)
        Subject: save the date: CATaC'12 - June 18-20, 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark

  [3]   From:    Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>                       (62)
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Humanities Centers and the New Humanities

        Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:44:09 +1000
        From: Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities Australasia, 28-30 March 2012

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting

The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital 
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012

Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of 
Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://aa-dh.org/conference
REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to 
announce its inaugural conference, to be held at the Australian National 
University, Canberra, 28-30 March, 2012. The conference will feature 
papers, panels, posters and associated workshops. We invite proposals on 
all aspects of digital humanities in Australia, New Zealand and 
internationally, and especially encourage papers showcasing new research 
and developments in the field and/or responding to the conference theme 
of ‘Building, Mapping, Connecting’.

Proposals may focus on, but need not be limited to:

- Institutionalisation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration
- Measuring and valuing digital research
- Publication and dissemination
- Research applications and interfaces for digital collections
- Designing and curating online resources
- Digital textuality and literacy
- Curriculum and pedagogy
- Culture, creativity, arts, music, performance
- Electronic critical editions
- Digitisation, text encoding and analysis
- Communities and crowdsourcing
- Infrastructure, virtual research environments, workflows
- Information mining, modelling, GIS and visualisation
- Critical reflections on digital humanities futures


Julia Flanders (Brown University, USA)
Alan Liu (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Harold Short (King’s College London, UK and University of Western 
Sydney, Australia)
John Unsworth (University of Illinois, USA)


Abstracts of no more than 300 words, together with a biography of no 
more than 100 words, should be submitted to the Program Committee by 11 
November, 2011. All proposals will be fully refereed. Proposals should 
be submitted via the online form at http://conference.aa-dh.org. Please 
indicate whether you are proposing a poster, a short paper (10 mins), a 
long paper (20 mins) or a panel. Presenters will be notified of 
acceptance of their proposal on 30 November, 2011.


The Australian Academy of the Humanities has provided funding for travel 
bursaries. These will be available on a competitive basis for 
postgraduate students and early career researchers from Australia and 
New Zealand to present at the conference and participate in associated 
workshops. Staff from cultural institutions are also encouraged to 
apply. When submitting your proposal please indicate if you wish to be 
considered for a bursary.


1. Poster presentations

Poster presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics 
described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, 
software and digital projects. A separate poster session will open the 
conference, during which time presenters will need to be available to 
explain their work, share their ideas with other delegates, and answer 
questions. Posters will also be on display at various times during the 
conference, and presenters are encouraged to provide material and 
handouts with more detailed information and URLs.

2. Short papers

Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and 
are suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter 
experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.

3. Long papers

Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions) and 
are intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and 
reporting on significant new digital resources or methodologies.

4. Panels

Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either:

(a) Three long papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be 
submitted together with a statement, of no more than 300 words, 
outlining the session topic and its relevance to current directions in 
the digital humanities; or

(b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organiser should submit a 
300-word outline of the topic session and its relevance to current 
directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication from all 
speakers of their willingness to participate.


Dr Paul Arthur, Australian National University
Dr Katherine Bode, Australian National University


Dr Paul Arthur, Australian National University
Dr Craig Bellamy, VeRSI, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Katherine Bode, Australian National University
Prof Hugh Craig, University of Newcastle, Australia
Prof Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Sydney Shep, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

        Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 08:54:40 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: save the date: CATaC'12 - June 18-20, 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark

Dear Humanists,
with the usual apologies for cross-posting:

On behalf of the CATaC (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and
Communication) Organizing Committee, I am very pleased to pass on to you the
first CFP for CATaC‘12: Beyond the digital/cultural divide: in/visibility
and new media.
The biennial CATaC conference series, begun in 1998, has become a premier
international forum for current research on the complex interactions between
culturally-variable norms, practices, and communication preferences, and
interaction with the design, implementation and use of information and
communication technologies (ICTs).
Our 2012 conference, as the title suggests, begins with the recognition that
the ongoing issues and challenges clustering around digital divides ­ often
involving mutually reinforcing cultural divides ­extends beyond classic and
stubborn problems of access to new media and communication technologies.
For example, matters of representation come into play, issuing in a cluster
of questions: 
-- Whose images and words are seen/presented/promoted and whose aren't? And
If activists are using new media to represent realities of, say, oppressed
indigenous people in a given country, is this better than no visibility at
all, even if the people in question do not have access or skills to present
themselves as subjects?
-- In particular:
Local and indigenous HCI/ID is about making visible the semiotic scripts and
political processes of meaning construction that shape the process of
technology design and knowledge representation from a sociotechnical
perspective. Making visible these scripts enables the assessment of the
value of these tools and frameworks from indigenous and/or local
perspectives. Key concerns here are (1) to examine the meaning and validity
of democratic values that drive participatory design as a discipline, and
(2) to question 'exported' representations of what constitutes good
usability and user experience.
-- How do new practices of cloaking messages in otherwise public or
semi-public media; for example, the strategies of online steganography work
to create intentional invisibility in otherwise visible spaces? Are there
important culturally-variable elements in these practices that, when brought
to the foreground, help illuminate and clarify them in new ways?
-- What are the role(s) of (culturally) diverse understandings and
representations of gender in structuring the frameworks and practices of
design and implementation. How do these roles foster the visibility of some
vis-à-vis the invisibility of ³others² (in Levinas¹ sense, in particular)?
Additional submissions are encouraged that address further conference points
of emphasis:
-- Theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing ³culture²
-- New layers of imaging and texting interactions fostering and/or
threatening cultural diversity
-- Impact of mobile technologies on privacy and surveillance
-- Gender, sexuality and identity issues in social networks
-- Cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning
-- Culturally-variable approaches to online identity management/creation,
privacy, trust Copyright and intellectual property rights ­ recent
developments, culturally-variable future directions?
-- Culturally-variable responses to commodification in online environments
Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought for
presentation.  Panel proposals addressing a specific theme or topic are also
Our provisional schedule:
    Submission of papers (short or full), panel proposals: 17. February 2012
    Notification of acceptance: 16. March, 2012
    Final formatted papers (for conference proceedings): 19. April 2012
Further details regarding program (including keynote speakers and
pre-conference activities), registration fees, travel and accommodations
will be available soon on the conference website,
 http://www.catacconference.org/ .
We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus next June!
Charles Ess (IMV, Aarhus University), Chair
Fay Sudweeks (Professor Emerita, Murdoch University, Perth, Western
Australia) ­ honorary chair
Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)
Leah Macfadyen (University of British Columbia)
José Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, UK)
Kenneth Reeder (University of British Columbia)
Ylva Hård af Segerstad (Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, SE)
Michele M. Strano (Bridgewater College, Virginia, USA)
Andra Siibak (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo)

        Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:59:03 +0100
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Digital Humanities Centers and the New Humanities

With apologies for cross-postings.

Digital Humanities Centers and the New Humanities

Wednesday 5 October 2011, 18:00

Anatomy Theatre & Museum
(for directions see http://atm.kcl.ac.uk/location)

Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland

In association with arts-humanities.net

What is the function of the digital humanities center within a rapidly 
changing humanities landscape? Although they have a great capacity for 
focusing, maximizing, and networking local knowledge, local resources, 
and local communities of practice, digital humanities centers are also 
at risk of being silos, overly focused on their home institutions, 
rarely collaborating with other centers, and unable to address by 
themselves the larger problems of the field. They also siphon off grant 
funding from schools unable to afford a digital humanities center of 
their own and can make it harder for scholars at such places to 
participate in the larger projects that help to shape the possibilities 
and future of the field. Are digital humanties centers crucial to the 
future of the field, or deleterious to it? Or to point the question more 
finely: in what ways and under what circumstances might digital 
humanities centers be seen as more crucial to the field than 
deleterious? I'll be discussing these issues especially in terms of the 
centerNet initiative, which seeks to create a truly global network of 
local digital humanities centers.

About the speaker

Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of the Maryland 
Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of 
Maryland. He is a founder and general editor of the Romantic Circles 
Website, the Co-Chair of centerNet (an international network of digital 
humanities centers), and he has published widely on the subjects of 
Romanticism, Textual Studies, and Digital Humanities in various articles 
and in the eight books he has authored or edited. Fraistat has engaged 
in projects involving the preservation of virtual worlds and born 
digital creative works; the development of the Open Annotation 
Collaboration framework for sharing annotations of digital content 
across the World Wide Web; and the building of international 
cyberinfrastructure. He currently serves on the advisory boards of 
Project Bamboo, CLARIN, D-SPIN, NINES, INKE, Project MUSE, and CHAIN, a 
coalition of humanities and arts infrastructures and networks that 
includes DARIAH, Project Bamboo, CLARIN, ADHO, and centerNet. Fraistat 
has been awarded the Society for Textual Scholarship's biennial Fredson 
Bowers Memorial Prize, the Keats-Shelley Association Prize, honorable 
mention for the Modern Language Association's biennial Distinguished 
Scholarly Edition Prize, and the Keats-Shelly Association's 
Distinguished Scholar Award.

For more information, 

Dr Stuart Dunn
Research Fellow
Centre for e-Research
King's College London


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