[Humanist] 26.141 cfp: Visibility Matters

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 141.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:29:19 +0200
        From: Katrin Kleemann <kkleemann at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Visibility Matters.

Call for Papers

Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and 

International Conference at the University of Lucerne, 25-27 April, 2013

Organisers: Susanne Bauer (Frankfurt), Veronika Lipphardt (Berlin), 
Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter), Marianne Sommer (Lucerne), Sandra 
Widmer (Berlin)

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 30 September 2012

Submission at officelipphardt at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

The University of Lucerne Research Groups History Within: The 
Phylogenetic Memory of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules and 
Collecting Humanity: How Human Remains are Made into Museum 
Objects and the Max Planck Research Group Historicizing 
Knowledge about Human Diversity in the Twentieth Century 
(Berlin) are jointly organising a conference Visibility 
Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time.

 The conference aims at bringing together scholars from various 
disciplines who work on the visualization of human origins and 
diversity. A particular focus will be on the diagrammatic forms of 
representation. Strategies of diagrammatic representation typically 
employ a series of textual, symbolic, and pictorial elements. Such 
strategies may include, among others, specific ways of subjectification; 
the serialization, spatialization, and temporalization of data; the 
storage of standardized data sets; and staging techniques of 
protagonists, events, and processes, notably in the architecture of 
exhibitions, parks and museums, and through the medium of film and 

Pending the outcome of funding applications, we hope to be able to cover 
costs for travel and accommodation for all speakers.

For further information see call for papers at 

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