[Humanist] 25.346 events: webites as sources & THATcamp; in/visibility; e-research

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 4 07:29:12 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 346.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "catac at it.murdoch.edu.au" <catac at it.murdoch.edu.au>       (47)
        Subject: CATaC'12 - 18-20 June 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark

  [2]   From:    "Ashton, Anna" <anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk>                    (37)
        Subject: Centre for e-Research seminars

  [3]   From:    "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>                  (77)
        Subject: cfp: Digital Humanities Symposium 2012- Luxembourg - Centre
                Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE)

        Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 07:47:54 +0100
        From: "catac at it.murdoch.edu.au" <catac at it.murdoch.edu.au>
        Subject: CATaC'12 - 18-20 June 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark

Dear colleagues

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 why? 
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-a-vis the invisibility of 'others' (in Levinas' sense, in particular)?
Additional submissions are encouraged that address further conference points of emphasis: 
- Theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing 'culture' 
- 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 encouraged.
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
    Conference: 18-20 June 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, Denmark), Chair
Fay Sudweeks (Professor Emerita, Murdoch University, Australia), honorary chair
Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna, Austria)
Leah Macfadyen (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jose Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, UK)
Kenneth Reeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Ylva Hård af Segerstad (Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Michele M. Strano (Bridgewater College, Virginia, USA)
Andra Siibak (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo)

        Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 15:30:04 +0100
        From: "Ashton, Anna" <anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Centre for e-Research seminars

Please see below forthcoming seminars run by the Centre for e-Research. All take place in the Anatomy Theatre & Museum, King's College London (for directions see http://atm.kcl.ac.uk/location) and are followed by drinks. All welcome.

Wednesday 5 October 18:00
'Digital Humanities Centers and the New Humanities'
Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland 

Tuesday 11 October 18:15
'Webometric Analyses of Social Web Texts: Case Studies Twitter and YouTube'
Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton

Tuesday 25 October 18:15
'BBC Genome Project'
Andy O’Dwyer, BBC Research

Tuesday 8 November 18:15
'Watching the Detectives: Using digital forensic techniques to investigate the digital persona'
Gareth Knight, King’s College London

Tuesday 22 November 18:15
'Documenting and Exploring Material Surface Features with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)'
Kathryn Piquette, UCL

Tuesday 6 December, 18:15
'The Ocropodium Project: Evaluating open-source tools for historical OCR'
Mike Bryant, King’s College London


Anna Ashton
Communications Manager

Centre for e-Research
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL

Email: anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 2689
Fax: 020 7848 1989

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        Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:01:35 +0100
        From: "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: cfp: Digital Humanities Symposium 2012- Luxembourg - Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE)

Digital Humanities Luxembourg (DHLU) 2012 presents two interlinked events taking place in Luxembourg from 20 to 23 March:

I. DHLU Symposium 2012 ‘Websites as sources’
II. THATCamp Luxembourg/Trier

DHLU Symposium 2012


How should humanities and social sciences approach, use and diffuse publicly
available online sources?

Deadline: 15 November 2011

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 (EIS). 

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.

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

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.

— Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2011

The Symposium will be followed by THATCamp Luxembourg/Trier, closely linked
to the main themes of the Symposium and offering technology and humanities
specialists the opportunity to meet and discuss during brainstorming
sessions based on the Symposium’s liveliest debates. 

THATCamp Luxembourg/Trier will be co-organised by the Center for Digital
Humanities (Universität Trier).

The First Meeting of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH)
will take place alongside these two events.

For further information, please refer to the DHLU Symposium 2012 website:

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