[Humanist] 27.271 events: TEI; Leipzig eHumanities; ethics; code-speak

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Fri Aug 9 00:53:44 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 271.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at UNIROMA2.IT>                   (17)
        Subject: TEI Conference 2013 programme on-line

  [2]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (64)
        Subject: Deadline approaching: interdisciplinary faculty and PhD
                workshops - University of Oslo

  [3]   From:    "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)"                              (11)
                <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: "Speaking in Code" summit, UVa Library Scholars' Lab

  [4]   From:    Marco Büchler <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>               (43)
        Subject: [Final Call for Abstracts: 2013 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar-
                deadline Aug 15th]

        Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 00:10:07 +0200
        From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at UNIROMA2.IT>
        Subject: TEI Conference 2013 programme on-line

Dear all,

The programme for the "TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013
(October 2-5, Rome, Italy) is now available at

Tutorials and workshops are offered prior to the conference while
Special Interest Groups activities will take place on Thursday 3
October (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/program/sigactivity/).

Soon each session in the programme will point to relevant abstracts.

In the meantime, please take a look at the programme, plan your trip
if you haven't yet and register!

Registration (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/registration/)
is filling up quickly and it will be a disappointment not to see you
in Rome!

For any queries, don't hesitate to contact us at meeting at tei-c.org

Best regards,
Arianna Ciula (Programme Committee Chair) and Fabio Ciotti (Local
Organisation Committee Chair)

        Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:34:42 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: Deadline approaching: interdisciplinary faculty and PhD workshops - University of Oslo

Dear Humanists,

Please cross-post and distribute as appropriate - with the note that the
deadline for applications for participation in either the faculty and/or the
PhD workshops is coming up: August 15, 2013.  (Please see the website for
further details.) 

        Faculty workshop ­ PhD workshop ­ Public Debate
Whom ­ and what ­ can you trust in online / mediated environments?
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Philosophy, Computer Science, Media
September 26-27, 2013: Department of Media and Communication, University of

Lecturers / mentors:
Dag Elgesem, University of Bergen
James Moor, Dartmouth College
Judith Simon, University of Vienna &, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Elisabeth Staksrud, University of Oslo
Mariarosaria Taddeo, University of Warwick
Herman Tavani, Rivier University, New Hampshire
John Weckert, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Background / description:
James Moor¹s seminal paper, "What is Computer Ethics?" (1985), inaugurated a
new generation of interdisciplinary reflection on how computing technologies
evoked distinctive new ethical challenges.  These challenges are often quite
novel ­ and their roots in specific technologies thus require equally novel
and collaborative reflection across the otherwise diverse disciplines of
philosophy, applied ethics, computer science, social science, and so on.

Especially over the past decade, increasing attention has been given to
questions of trust and privacy in online and mediated environments.  These
questions are complicated by important differences between face-to-face and
online/mediated experiences of trust and privacy - and further complicated
by the increasingly important roles of Artificial Agents (AAs) and
Multi-Agent Systems (MASs) such as those at work in ³recommendations for
you² on commercial websites, web-page ranking algorithms used in popular
search engines, and so on. At the same time, AAs and MASs are becoming
increasingly autonomous ­ capable of making decisions independently of human
control. Such autonomy raises centrally philosophical questions:  Are such
AAs and MASs further capable of making autonomous ethical judgments ­
including the specific sort of judgment denoted by phronesis or ³practical
wisdom²?  And: how would we know if we can or should trust these agents ­
precisely as they become increasingly indispensible to our lives?

Our lecturers / mentors have each undertaken leading work in these domains,
both within philosophically-grounded and -oriented reflection (J. Moor, J.
Simon, M. Taddeo, H. Tavani) and within the contexts of online and mediated
communication environments (D. Elgesem, E. Staksrud, C.Ess).
Our faculty and PhD workshops are designed to further important dialogue and
debate, and foster current doctoral research in these domains.  The public
debate will offer highlights of current insights and findings, along with
critical discussion of our defining themes and questions.

For more details, including registration procedures, please see the
workshops / lecture website.


Looking forward to welcoming many of you to Oslo!

Best in the meantime,

Charles Ess
Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
Director, Centre for Research on Media Innovations
University of Oslo 
P.O. Box 1093 Blindern
Oslo Norway
email: charles.ess at media.uio.no

        Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 20:05:26 +0000
        From: "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)" <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: "Speaking in Code" summit, UVa Library Scholars' Lab

(Please excuse cross-posting, and help us get the word out about this opportunity for digital humanities software developers!)

We’re pleased to announce that applications are open for "Speaking in Code," a 2-day, NEH-funded symposium and summit to be held at the UVa Library Scholars’ Lab in Charlottesville, Virginia this November 4th and 5th.


"Speaking in Code" will bring together a small cohort of intermediate to advanced digital humanities software developers for two days of conversation and agenda-setting. Our goal will be to give voice to what is almost always tacitly expressed in DH development work: expert knowledge about the intellectual and interpretive dimensions of code-craft, and unspoken understandings about the relation of our labor and its products to ethics, scholarly method, and humanities theory.

Over the course of two days, participants will:

* reflect on and express, from developers’ own points of view, what is particular to the humanities and of scholarly significance in DH software development products and practices;

* and collaboratively devise an action-oriented agenda to bridge the gaps in critical vocabulary and discourse norms that can frequently distance creators of humanities platforms or tools from the scholars who use and critique them.

In addition to Scholars’ Lab staff (Jeremy Boggs, Wayne Graham, Eric Rochester, and Bethany Nowviskie), facilitators include Stephen Ramsay, William J. Turkel, Stéfan Sinclair, Hugh Cayless, and Tim Sherratt. A limited number of need-based travel bursaries are available to participants. The SLab particularly encourages and will prioritize participation of developers who are women, people of color, LGBTQ, or from other under-represented groups. See "You Are Welcome Here" for more info: http://codespeak.scholarslab.org/#inclusivity

This will be the first focused meeting to address the implications of tacit knowledge exchange in digital humanities software development. Visit the Speaking in Code website to register your interest! Apply by September 12th for best consideration.

Bethany Nowviskie
nowviskie.org | scholarslab.org | uvasci.org | ach.org

        Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:56:45 +0200
        From: Marco Büchler <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>
        Subject: [Final Call for Abstracts: 2013 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar- deadline Aug 15th]

The /Leipzig eHumanities Seminar/ established a forum for the discussion 
of digital methods applied within the Humanities. Topics include text 
mining, machine learning, network analysis, time series, sentiment 
analysis, agent-based modelling, or efficient visualization of massive 
and humanities relevant data.

The seminars take place every *Wednesday afternoon (3:15 PM - 4:45 PM)* 
from *October until end of January* at the Faculty of Mathematics and 
Computer Science in Leipzig, Germany. All accepted papers will be 
published in an online volume. Furthermore, a small budget for travel 
cost reimbursements is available.

Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be sent by *August, 15th, 
2013* to seminar at e-humanities.net <mailto:seminar at e-humanities.net>. 
Notifications and program announcements will be sent by the *end of August*.

If you have any questions please contact at seminar at e-humanities.net 
<mailto:seminar at e-humanities.net>.


Seminar board (in alphabetical order):*

  * Marco Büchler (Natural Language Processing Group),
  * Elisabeth Burr (Digital Romance Linguistics),
  * Gregory Crane (Digital Classics, Digital Libraries),
  * Klaus-Peter Fähnrich (Super Computing Centre),
  * Christian Fandrych (German as a Foreign Language Group),
  * Sabine Griese (Medieval German Studies);
  * Gerhard Heyer (Natural Language Processing),
  * Gerik Scheuermann (Visualisation Group),
  * Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Cultural Studies, University Library).

Marco Büchler
Natural Language Processing Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Leipzig
Augustusplatz 10/11
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Room     : P(aulinum)818
Phone    : 0341 / 97-32257

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