[Humanist] 26.296 events: Liu on digital humanities; archiving; geology

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Wed Sep 12 06:59:13 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 296.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ralph O'Connor <ralph.j.oconnor at GMAIL.COM>                (51)
        Subject: Call for papers: symposia on GEOLOGY IN ART AND LITERATURE
                and GEOLOGISTS IN THE FIELD, Manchester iCHSTM, July 2013

  [2]   From:    SMILJANA ANTONIJEVIC <sua30 at psu.edu>                      (31)
        Subject: CFP: Personal Digital Archiving 2013

  [3]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (42)
        Subject: Seminar by Alan Liu 19 Sept 2012

        Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:10:23 +0200
        From: Ralph O'Connor <ralph.j.oconnor at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Call for papers: symposia on GEOLOGY IN ART AND LITERATURE and GEOLOGISTS IN THE FIELD, Manchester iCHSTM, July 2013

Call for papers: two symposia on the history of geology, to be held at the
ICHSTM Congress in Manchester, 22-28 July 2013.

Deadline for submission of abstracts to symposia: 15 October 2012. This has
been extended from a previous deadline and is non-negotiable.

You will be informed as to whether or not your paper has been accepted by
15 November 2012 at the latest. Due to limited space and the need to ensure
a balanced programme around the themes announced, not all papers offered
will be accepted, and rejection does not imply any judgment as to quality.
Those whose papers are not accepted will still have time to submit their
abstracts separately to the general iCHSTM call for papers (deadline 23
November 2012).

*Symposium 1) S112 - Geology in Art and Literature *

Proposals for 15-minute papers are invited for a symposium on *Geology in
Art and Literature*. The symposium is convened by Ralph O’Connor (UK) and
Noah Heringman (USA).

This symposium will explore the role of art and literature in the
production and communication of geological knowledge. ‘Literature’ and
‘art’ are broadly defined: papers will explore both ‘high’ genres (such as
fine art and poetry) and genres which are conventionally associated with
science communication in which artistic form was no less important (such as
scientific treatises and printed illustrations). Papers will discuss
figures and representational traditions from around the world, although the
main focus will be on the period from the eighteenth century to the present
day (in order to achieve a sense of disciplinary focus around geology). The
papers will discuss the ways in which knowledge was shaped by the
constraints and possibilities of artistic and literary forms or aesthetic
demands, the role of art and literature in shaping wider public perceptions
of geology, and the ways in which art and literature have represented the
work of geological knowledge-production itself.

Please submit your abstract of not more than 2500 characters (including
spaces) to *Ralph O’Connor*: ralph.j.oconnor at gmail.com

*Symposium 2) S113 – Geologists in the Field *

Proposals for 15-minute papers are invited for a symposium on *Geologists
in the Field*. The symposium is convened by Leucha Veneer (UK) and Martina
Kölbl-Ebert (Germany).

This symposium will explore the history of geological and geophysical
fieldwork, examining the work of individuals, research groups and
commercial explorers in all areas of the world, from all periods of
history. Papers considering the changing nature and status of fieldwork,
innovations in the instruments, techniques and training methods of
fieldwork, and the role of fieldwork in the development of geological
knowledge and theory are welcome. Papers discussing the relation-ships
between fieldwork and collections and museums, or between fieldwork and
laboratory-based studies are also welcome, as are papers that relate to any
aspect of fieldwork not discussed above, including the importance of
geological fieldwork as it relates to any aspect of the history of science,
technology and medicine.

Please submit your abstract of not more than 2500 characters (including
spaces) to *Leucha Veneer *leucha.veneer at manchester.ac.uk


        Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:49:20 -0400 (EDT)
        From: SMILJANA ANTONIJEVIC <sua30 at psu.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Personal Digital Archiving 2013
        In-Reply-To: <555552603.15470652.1347389313873.JavaMail.root at psu.edu>

Call for Papers

Personal Digital Archiving 2013
21-22 February 2013
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Our vital personal records are becoming digital, from family photographs and personal documents to health and financial information. New capture devices and media types are reshaping our personal and collective memories, and personal collections are growing in size and complexity.

The Personal Digital Archiving 2013 Conference welcomes a broad community working to ensure long-term access for personal collections and archives. This year, the conference theme focuses on the relationships between collective and individual action around preserving personal digital content. Companies and cultural heritage institutions steward information that documents the life and times of private individuals. At the same time, individuals manage and “self-archive” content for future use by themselves and their families. Personal Digital Archiving 2013 invites proposals on the full range of topics relevant to personal digital archiving.

Presentations might address materials and format challenges including family archives of photographs and home movies, personal health and financial data, scrapbooking, social network posts, genealogy, blogs, email and other correspondence. Presentations might also address themes that unite digital archives, including interface design for archives; institutional practices; community outreach; tools; and funding models. Additionally the program committee encourages proposals exploring the following questions:

    * What new social norms are emerging around preservation, access and disclosure?
    * How should libraries, museums and archives help collect personal digital materials?
    * What are some practical strategies for helping libraries, museums and archives conduct personal archiving outreach to their  communities?
    * What are effective outreach strategies for encouraging individuals to undertake personal digital archiving?
    * How can we cope with the intersection between personal data and collective or social data that is personal?
    * What tools and services are needed to better enable self-archiving? What models for user interfaces are most appropriate?
    * What are viable existing economic models that can support personal archives? What new economic models should we evaluate?
    * What are the the key issues associated with digital estate planning and “the digital afterlife”?

The conference program will include three types of presentations: 20-minute papers, 5-minute lightning talks, and posters (including demos).

If you wish to submit an abstract for the conference, please visit:


Submissions should include:

    * The title of your project, paper or presentation
    * For 20-minute paper presentations, a 300-word abstract
    * For lightning talks and posters, a 150-300 word abstract
    * A brief biographical sketch or CV (no more than 2 pages)

Paper, poster, and lightning talk submissions are due 2 November 2012

Dr Smiljana Antonijević
Penn State University 
E: sua30 at psu.edu
C: +1 312 731 1947
W: www.smiljana.org

        Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:26:11 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar by Alan Liu 19 Sept 2012
        In-Reply-To: <504F9C2A.9060407 at kcl.ac.uk>

Professor Alan Liu of the University of California Santa Barbara will
give a talk on 'The Meaning of Digital Humanities' in the English
Department Seminar Room, King's College London Strand Campus S2.39, on 
Wednesday 19 September 2012 at 5.15pm. Anyone interested in the digital 
humanities is welcome.

Professor Liu's presentation is an essay in progress, intended to
explain the digital humanities and its significance to their larger
humanities audience. Professor Liu hopes that his presentation will
introduce a discussion on the themes he will be exploring in the
completed essay.

Alan Liu is a Professor in the English Department at the University of
California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1988. He received
his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1980 and taught in the English
Department and British Studies Program at Yale University from 1979-87.
His central interests include information culture, new media, literary
theory, cultural studies, and British Romantic literature and art. He is 
the author of Wordsworth: The Sense of History (Stanford Univ. Press, 
1989), The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information 
(Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004), and Local Transcendence: Essays on 
Postmodern Historicism and the Database (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008). 
Some of his web projects include: The Voice of the Shuttle, Palinurus: 
The Academy and the Corporation, The Romantic Chronology (co-edited with 
Laura Mandell), and The Agrippa Files. He is principal investigator of 
the University of California's Transliteracies Project, a multi-campus 
research group on online reading practices and technologies, and founder 
of the UCSB English Department's curricular and research development 
project titled Transcriptions: Literary History and the Culture of 

While he is in London, Professor Liu is also speaking at 'Showing the
Arts and Humanities Matter', a one day symposium on Tuesday 18 September 
at UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/4humanities/18thSeptember.
Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 (0)20 7848 2651

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