[Humanist] 26.242 events: linguistics; DH & CS; THATCamp & big data

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Thu Aug 23 08:35:00 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 242.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>                                 (78)
        Subject: cfp: Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference

  [2]   From:    Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>                         (41)
        Subject: THATCamp Kansas and Big Data & Uncertainty Conference

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (76)
        Subject: cfp: November Chicago DH conference

        Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:43:29 +0100
        From: kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: cfp: Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference

ILinC 2012 - Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference
Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture

November 9-10, 2012
Queen's University Belfast: Schools of Education, English and Modern

Call for Papers

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce its Interdisciplinary
Linguistics Conference 2012 (ILinC 2012), a student-led venture co-organised
by the Schools of Education, English, and Modern Languages. Given the
success of the last ILinC, this two-day conference will give researchers
studying language in all academic disciplines the opportunity to exchange
information about their research practice in the presence of distinguished
and esteemed academics in the field of linguistics. In addition, the event
aims to bring together researchers from different academic divisions
carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary

This year's conference theme is 'Exploring contexts: language at crossroads
of society and culture'. With this theme, we seek to examine the
interactional, communicative, societal and cultural functions of language.
The conference will promote internationalisation by bringing researchers
from across the globe together and by providing vital networking

Confirmed keynote speakers:
* Prof. Paul Kerswill (University of York);
* Prof. Lesley Milroy (University of Oxford);
* Prof. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University).

Possible topics of paper/poster proposals include, but are not limited to:
* Applied linguistics;
* Classroom discourse;
* Corpus linguistics;
* Critical discourse analysis;
* Discourse analysis;
* Genre analysis;
* Language change;
* Language policy;
* Language teaching/learning;
* Linguistic and cultural imperialism;
* Multimodality;
* Phonetics/phonology;
* Pragmatics;
* Semantics;
* Sociolinguistics;
* Syntax;
 * Stylistics.

Paper/poster submission:

Please submit your proposal via EasyAbs available at
http://tinyurl.com/ilinc2012 by September 15th, following the guidelines

1. Abstracts should be 300 words long (maximum) and clearly present a
research question/objective, literature review, methodological approach,
results and conclusions (without any subheadings).

2. Abstracts should be sent via the online facility in a DOC format (Word
97-2003), with a centralised title, in bold, and in capital letters. There
is no need to include full references at the end of the abstract. Please
avoid footnotes and any unusual symbols (such as phonetic transcription)
that might be changed in electronic communication.

Key dates:

* Abstract submission deadline: September 15th* Notification of reviewers' 
decision: September 30th
* Presenters' registration deadline: October 15th
* Conference: November 9th / 10th (Friday and Saturday)

For updated info about the conference, please visit:
* ILinC 2012 website: http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/ilinc2012/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QUBILinC
* Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILinC2012

ILinC 2012 Organising Committee:
Catriona Arlow
Heather Cahoon
Eleanor Collins
Fabiana Macedo Fausto
Zoe McCann
Helen Morrow
Kelly, Hsiao-Hui Wu

ILinC 2012 - Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference
*Nov 9-10, Queen's University Belfast
*Please check our website http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/ilinc2012/  and Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/QUBILinC> for updates, and follow us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/ILinC2012>.

        Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:43:33 -0500
        From: Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>
        Subject: THATCamp Kansas and Big Data & Uncertainty Conference

The schedule of speakers and workshops at the University of Kansas Digital
Humanities Forum, September 20-22, is now online. There is no registration
fee to participate; however, space is limited, especially for the Workshops
and THATCamp, and is filling up quickly.

The detailed 3-day schedule can be viewed at <

The Forum consists of three separate but related programs held over three

* Day One (Thursday, September 20): WORKSHOPS
A set of in-depth, hands on workshops on digital humanities tools and
topics including text mining, data visualization, building web exhibits,
and teaching digital humanities.

* Day Two (Friday, September 21): THATCamp KANSAS
An "unconference" for technologists and humanists, with conversations about
topics defined on-site by the participants.

* Day Three (Saturday, September 22): BIG DATA AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE
A one-day program of panels and poster sessions showcasing digital
humanities projects and research.

Plenary speakers at the Forum include

* Gregory Crane, Editor-in-Chief, Perseus Digital Library
* Kari Kraus, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies and the
Department of English at the University of Maryland
* Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at
the University of Alberta, Canada

For more information and to register see: http://kansas2012.thatcamp.org/

Brian Rosenblum
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Associate Librarian for Digital Scholarship
University of Kansas Libraries
Room 450, Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7537
Ph. (785) 864-8883
Email: brianlee at ku.edu

        Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:11:28 +0100
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: cfp: November Chicago DH conference

Call for Papers:
2012 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
November 17-19, 2012
The University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2012
http://chicagocolloquium.org http://chicagocolloquium.org/

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)
brings together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer
science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of
intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and
perspectives for future research.

Here is a brief look at the four most recent conferences
in the DHCS series, which celebrates its seventh year running in 2012:

*   DHCS 2008 (University of Chicago) focused on “Making Sense” –
an exploration of how meaning is created and apprehended at the transition
from the digital to the analog.

*   DHCS 2009 (IIT) focused on computational methods in digital humanities,
including computational stylistics, text analytics, and visualization.

*   DHCS 2010 (Northwestern) focused on “Working with Digital Data:
Collaborate, Curate, Analyze, Annotate.”

*   DHCS 2011 (Loyola University Chicago) focussed on Platform and ]Game Studies.

We invite submissions on any research broadly related to Digital
Humanities and Computer Science from scholars, researchers, librarians,
technologists, and students. We particularly encourage proposals on
visualization tools, theories, methodologies and workflows to make sense
of Big Data.

This year’s DHCS is sponsored by The University of Chicago, Loyola
University Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Illinois Institute of


The conference will be held at The University of Chicago on its Hyde Park

The University of ChicagoIda Noyes Hall http://maps.uchicago.edu/eastquad/idanoyes.html
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Colloquium Schedule

The formal DHCS colloquium program runs Sunday November 18 (all day) through
Monday, November 19 (ending mid-afternoon), preceded by optional
registration and informal meet-ups on the afternoon of Saturday November 17.
The Colloquium consists of 1.5 hour paper panels and two-hour poster
sessions, as well as keynote speeches. Generous time has been set aside for
questions and follow-up discussions after each panel and in the schedule
breaks. There are no plans for parallel sessions. For further details,
please see the conference website.

Registration Fee

Attendance for DHCS 2012 is free. All conference participants, however, will
be required to register in advance. Details to follow as the conference
program is finalized.

Submission Format

We welcome submissions for:

*   Paper presentations (15 and 30 minute presentations)*   Posters
*   Software demonstrations
*   Performances
*   Pre-conference tutorials/workshops/seminars, and
*   Pre-conference “birds of a feather” meetings

This year, we are using the EasyChair software to handle all submissions.

The instructions are simple:

1.  Register yourself (you will add co-authors later)
2.  Confirm the registration e-mail.
3.  Make sure you go back to the main link and sign in.
4.  Create a “New Submission”. Fill in all appropriate sections.
5.  Don’t forget to Upload Paper at the end of the form.

Submissions will only be accepted at the EasyChair URL above.
Should you run into problems, please contact Peter Leonard
at pleonard+dhcs at gmail.com

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions: September 15
Notification of Acceptance: October 1
Full Program Announcement: October 22
Registration: October 7-November 15
Colloquium: Sunday, November 18 – Monday, November 19, 2012
Email pleonard+dhcs at gmail.com<mailto:pleonard+dhcs at gmail.com>

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