[Humanist] 27.292 events: many and various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 27 08:57:44 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 292.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Shi-hwa Chen <andrewsw at gmail.com>                 (106)
        Subject: CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 19-22,

  [2]   From:    Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>                       (85)
        Subject: Conference programme: The Future of Historical Network
                Research 13-15 Sept, Hamburg, GER

  [3]   From:    Mark Hedges <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>                        (7)
        Subject: CfP: SSH and big data workshop/EUDAT conference 2013

  [4]   From:    Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>                   (17)
        Subject: Early registration to TEI Conference 2013 to close on 31

  [5]   From:    "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>              (13)
        Subject: Digital Frontiers 2013 Conference & THATCamp, September 19-
                21, Denton, TX

  [6]   From:    Albert Lloret <albert.lloret at HOTMAIL.COM>                 (20)
        Subject: CFP - Manuscript Studies Across the Disciplines

  [7]   From:    Ken Goldberg <goldberg at berkeley.edu>                      (45)
        Subject: * Nov 6: The Uncanny Valley Revisited: A Tribute to Masahiro

  [8]   From:    Gaël_Dias <gael.dias at unicaen.fr>                         (98)
        Subject: 1st Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)

        Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:10:21 -0500
        From: Andrew Shi-hwa Chen <andrewsw at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 19-22, 2014)

Computer Culture area

35th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference

February 19-22, 2014

Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

www.southwestpca.org  http://www.swtxpca.org

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer
Culture, as one of the many areas within the 35th annual conference of the
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA).

The conference was formerly named the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture
Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

Computer is broadly defined as any computational device, whether smartphone
or abacus, and any form of information technology, including the origins of
concepts of interactive text which may predate computational devices as
traditionally conceived.

Culture is rooted in the concept of cultural meaning. We ask not just
operational questions such as, "How do people communicate using computers?"
but questions of meaning such as, "What does it mean when people
communicate using computers instead of using pre-computer approaches to

"Computer Culture" can be understood in a variety of ways:


   the culture of the computer, that is, as computers interact with each
   other, what culture do they have of their own?

   the culture around the computer, that is, (sub)cultures associated with
   the production, maintenance, use, and destruction of computers

   the culture through the computer, that is, explicit treatment of how
   computer mediation influences cultural phenomena that exist or has existed
   in forms that did not involve computer mediation, and what these influences

   the culture by the computer, that is, the ways in which new
   (sub)cultures or (sub)cultural phenomena have arisen because of computers
   and understandings of these given awareness of the nature and/or workings
   of computers

Example questions associated with Computer Culture would include, but not
be limited to:


   What implications are there because of the powerfulness of
   (computer/information) technology ___ and are these implications
   beneficial, detrimental, inevitable, or avoidable?

   What are the cultural origins of computers, computer/information
   technologies, and practices (such as ____) associated with them? What is
   the descriptive and prescriptive outlook for the conditions of those
   cultural forces associated with those cultural origins?

   How do cultural forces (such as changes from one generation to the next,
   trends in education or society, or other cultural phenomena) impact (and
   are impacted by) computer/information technologies/market-forces, and what
   do these impacts (in either direction or both) mean?

Paper topics might include (but are not limited to) those that address:


   issues of (re)presentation through computers (Web site analysis and

   methods of discourse involving computers (blogging, Twitter, social
   networks, viral video, live feeds),

   theories focused on the relationship between computers and culture,

   uses of computers in particular contexts and the impacts thereof
   (computers and pedagogy, online literary journals),

   the relationship between computers and cultural forces (such as news,
   politics, and terrorism),

   security/privacy/fraud and computers (online security issues, spam,
   scams, and hoaxes),

   and others.

While we will consider any relevant paper, we have a preference for those
that involve transferable methodological approaches. This is an
interdisciplinary conference, and other conference attendees would benefit
from being able to adapt your research methods to their future research.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, artists, and others interested in
computer culture are encouraged to participate.

Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities
for the best graduate papers. More information about awards can be found at
Specifically, we would like to highlight the following award opportunities:


   The "Computer Culture and Game Studies Award"

   The "Heldrich-Dvorak Travel Fellowships"

Given how papers may often fall into multiple categories, there may be
other award opportunities listed at
http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/ which would be
appropriate for your paper.  (However, each presenter may only apply for
one – not including the Travel Fellowships, which can be in addition.)

If you wish to form your own panel, we would be glad to facilitate your

This conference is a presentation opportunity. For a publication
opportunity, we encourage you to consider submitting your paper to the
Southwest PCA/ACA’s new journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of
Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at


Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues.

For consideration, submit 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels

Friday, November 1, 2013

to the conference’s electronic submission system which can be found at:

If you have any questions, contact the Computer Culture area co-chairs,
Andrew Chen (andrewsw at gmail.com) and Joseph Chaney (jchaney at iusb.edu).

        Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:12:28 +0200
        From: Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>
        Subject: Conference programme: The Future of Historical Network Research 13-15 Sept, Hamburg, GER

Dear all,

pasted below you will find the programme for this year's Historical Network Research conference, 13-15 September at Hamburg University.


The concepts and methods of social network analysis in historical research are no longer merely used as metaphors but are increasingly applied in practice. In the last decades several studies proved that formal methods derived from social network analysis can be fruitfully applied to selected bodies of historical data as well. This relational perspective on historical sources has helped historical research to gain an entirely new methodological vantage point. Historical Network Research today is a research method as well as an online and offline training framework and quickly growing research community.

When we began to apply network analysis to history, there were no suitable points of reference and hardly any previous work which successfully combined Social Network Analysis methods and source-criticism. Over the years we have developed an infrastructure for historians to engage in research on networks, to exchange ideas and to receive training. 

After eight workshops on Historical Network Research at locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland it is time to look back at what has been achieved in the last years and to explore what might be next. For this first conference we have therefore invited papers which integrate social network analysis methods and theories with historical research interests. 

Friday, 13.9.2013

16:30: Arrival and Welcome
The Future of Historical Network Research
Keynote Session
17:00-17:20: Jana Diesner (USA): 
Of microscopes and telescopes in the humanities and social sciences

17:20-17:40: Charles van den Heuvel (Netherlands): 
The "Circulation of Knowledge and learned Practices" project
17:40-18:00: Robert Gramsch (Germany): 
The empire as a network of princes. Network analytical modeling of political action in the Middle Ages (presentation in German)
18:00-19:00: Discussion: Jana Diesner, Charles van den Heuvel, Robert Gramsch and Lothar Krempel
Saturday, 14.9.2013

Section I: Case Studies “Information Conceptualisation and Visualisation”
9:00-9:30: Christophe Verbruggen/ Hans Blomme (Netherlands): Plotting the dynamics of collective action and social reform, 1855-1865
9:30-10:00: Sebastian Giessmann (Germany): 
Network Paradigms: From Textile Objects to Complex Networks
10:00-10:30: Yanan Sun (USA): 
Conceptualize History into “Dots and Lines:” Dynamic Network Analysis of the History of Chinoiserie-Architecture in Germany
10:30-11:00: Kimmo Elo (Finland): 
Network analysis and the intelligence cycle
11:00-11:30: Coffee Break
Section II: Case Studies “Space and Time”
11:30-12:00 Martin Rheinheimer (Denmark): 
Regional networks of Northfrisian sailors at Amsterdam, Hamburg and Copenhagen 1750-1840
12:00-12:30 Anna Mitschele (Germany): 
Time and Space in Scottish Witch-hunting 1563-1736
12:30-13:00 Eberhard Crailsheim (Austria): 
European Merchant Networks in Seville (1580-1640)
13:00-14:30: Lunch
14:30-15:00 Wim Broekaert (Belgium): 
Recycling networks. The structure of the Italian business community on Delos
15:00-15:30 Christian Rollinger (Germany): 
Judicial networks in the later Roman republic
15:30-16:00 break
Section III: Case Studies “Linked Data and Ontological Methods”
16:00-16:30 Pim van Bree/Geert Kessels (Netherlands): 
Trailblazing Meta Data: a diachronic and spatial research platform for object oriented analysis and visualisations
16:30-17:00 Matthis Krischel/Heiner Fangerau (Germany): 
A Social and Intellectual Network of 19th-century Scientists
17:00-17:30 Christine Fertig (Germany): 
Kinship networks and class building in rural Westphalia
19:00: Dinner
Sunday, 15.9.2013

Section IV: Overlaps between Network Analysis in the Digital Humanities
9:30-10:00 Michael Kronenwett (Germany)
Using different methods of collecting and analyzing social network data with a single software tool
10:00-10:30 Frederik Elwert (Germany): 
Social and semantic network analysis – examples from the history of religions
10:30-11:00 Julia Damerow/Erik Peirson (USA): 
A research system for network-based digital history of science
11:00-11:30 Maria Bostenaru Dan (Rumania): 
Spatial street network and urban traces around the Modernist boulevard in Bucharest
11:30-12:00: Final Discussion

Please do not hesitate to contact us at conference at historicalnetworkresearch.org for additional information.

Linda von Keyserlingk, Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr
Florian Kerschbaumer, University of Klagenfurt
Martin Stark, University of Hamburg
Ulrich Eumann, NS Dokumentationszentrum Köln
Marten Düring, Centre virutel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE)

We are grateful for generous support from:

NeDiMAH – Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities
ESF – European Science Foundation
CGG – Centrum for Globalisation and Governance at the University of Hamburg

Dr. Marten Düring
Digital Humanities Researcher
Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) 
www.cvce.eu / www.cubrikproject.eu

Personal website, Historical Network Research

        Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:42:24 +0100
        From: Mark Hedges <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: SSH and big data workshop/EUDAT conference 2013

The EUDAT Conference in Rome in October 2013 has an associated workshop

The workshop will take place on 28 October 2013.

The workshop description may be found at

The workshop call for papers may be found at:

        Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:51:38 +0200
        From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>
        Subject: Early registration to TEI Conference 2013 to close on 31 August

Dear Humanists,

early registration to TEI Conference 2013 in Roma
(http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/) is going to close on 31

After that date the registration fees will be as follows:

- TEI subscribers and representatives of TEI member institutions and
AIUCD members : €100
- Regular conference attendees (academic): € 150
- Non-academic / Commercial: € 250
- Currently enrolled students at institutions of higher education (ID
required): € 20

The online registration facilities are available at


So hurry up and register!

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

        Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:35:41 +0000
        From: "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>
        Subject: Digital Frontiers 2013 Conference & THATCamp, September 19-21, Denton, TX

Dear Colleagues:

The University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Scholarship Co-Operative, The Portal to Texas History, and the Texas State Historical Association invite you to join us in Denton, Texas September 19-21, 2013 for the second annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp!

This conference brings together the makers and users of digital resources for research and education for a unique conference experience. This year's conference features a Keynote Address by Trevor Muñoz (MITH, University of Maryland Libraries) and a Closing Address by Jeffrey Stoffer (Ak-Chin Indian Community Library), along with panels and paper sessions with scholars, students, archivists, librarians, community historians and genealogists, and a graduate student-organized THATCamp. Browse the complete conference schedule http://disco.unt.edu/df13_schedule .

We understand that budgets are tight, so we're offering a tiered registration so you can pay what you're able to help support the conference. Registration http://disco.unt.edu/df13_registration  for the conference is free for undergraduate and graduate students, and is open until September 13. THATCamp registration is separate, and is only $15, so feel free to register for both or either events.

For more information on the conference, registration, lodging, and other logistics, please visit the Website http://disco.unt.edu/digitalfrontiers . Follow us on Twitter @DigiFront<https://twitter.com/DigiFront>, or join our Facebook Group<https://www.facebook.com/groups/digitalfrontiers/> for updates and conversations. We hope to see you in Texas in September!

Best Regards,

Spencer D. C. Keralis
Director for Digital Scholarship, Research Associate Professor
UNT Digital Scholarship Co-Operative
Sycamore Hall Suite 119/Office 121
spencer.keralis at unt.edu<mailto:spencer.keralis at unt.edu>
(940) 369-6884
DiSCo http://disco.unt.edu/  | @UNTDiSCo http://twitter.com/UNTDisco

        Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:36:36 +0000
        From: Albert Lloret <albert.lloret at HOTMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CFP - Manuscript Studies Across the Disciplines

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are enjoying what’s left of the summer. Apologies for cross-posting; below I’m re-sending as a reminder the CFP for the panel sponsored by Digital Philology that Jeanette Patterson and I are organizing for the next International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. Our deadline for receiving proposals is September 10. Please feel free to circulate it. Thank you.



CALL FOR PAPERS - Manuscript Studies Across the Disciplines

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University; May 8-11, 2014

Sponsored by Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

Organized by Albert Lloret (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Jeanette Patterson (Princeton University)

In line with one of the editorial mandates of Digital Philology, in this session, we seek to promote discussion around how manuscript research may be predicated upon effective cross-disciplinary work. We invite submissions that not only bring to light new discoveries about a particular manuscript, but also reach across disciplinary boundaries by asking broader methodological or theoretical questions, including but not limited to:

•             the materiality of the codex
•             the sociopolitical lives of books
•             border crossings: a manuscript that travels across geographical space, across social milieux or, more abstractly, across languages, genres, media or other categories
•             our digital engagement with medieval books

Please send a 100-word abstract and Participant Information Form to Albert Lloret at lloret at spanport.umass.edu<mailto:lloret at spanport.umass.edu> by September 10.

Albert Lloret, PhD
Managing Editor, Digital Philology<http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/digital_philology/>
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Catalan
University of Massachusetts Amherst

        Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:40:02 +0000
        From: Ken Goldberg <goldberg at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: * Nov 6: The Uncanny Valley Revisited: A Tribute to Masahiro Mori

Special Event:

The Uncanny Valley Revisited: A Tribute to Masahiro Mori


IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Intelligent Systems (IROS)
Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Nov 6, 1:30-3pm

Masahiro Mori's influential 1970 article, Bukimi no Tani Gensho, describes a phenomenon where the appeal of animated beings undergoes a steep non-linearity as they become increasingly similar to humans. Subsequently labeled the "Uncanny Valley" as a reference to Sigmund Freud's 1916 essay on the Uncanny, the Uncanny Valley continues to have widespread influence in the fields of robotics, design, gaming, computer animation, art, and plastic surgery. For this special event, Emeritus Professor Mori will address an audience of international researchers in Robotics to comment on the thinking behind his article and how it has evolved over the past 40 years, followed by responses from a panel of roboticists and media theorists.

Featured Speaker:
Masahiro Mori, Prof. Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(simultaneous translation by Ms. Norri Kageki)

Masaki Fujihata, Tokyo U. of the Arts
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka U.
David Hanson, Hanson Robotics
Elizabeth Jochum, Aalborg U.
Oussama Khatib, Stanford U.
Peter Lunenfeld, UCLA
Todd Murphey, Northwestern U.
Daniela Rus, MIT

Minoru Asada, Osaka U
Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

Special thanks to Hirochika Inoue and Shigeki Sugano and Erico Guizzo
for help in organizing.


This event was motivated in part by the prior workshop:

Art and Robots: Freud's Unheimlich and the Uncanny Valley

An International Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and 
Automation, Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 10, 2013.
Organized by Ken Goldberg, Heather Knight, and Pericle Salvini.


This one-day workshop at the premier conference for robotics
researchers brought together technologists, artists, and theorists to
explore past and future relationships between art and
robotics. Artworks involving robots have a rich and extensive history
dating back to the ancient Greeks, through da Vinci, Jean Tinguely,
Nam June Paik, Survival Research Labs, Jonathon Borofsky, and
Stelarc. The workshop references Freud's 1919 aesthetic essay on
E.T.A. Hoffman's 1816 horror tale The Sandman (which includes an
automaton as a central character).  Freud's term "Der Unheimliche" is
usually translated as "The Uncanny".  Freud's concept of the Uncanny
is familiar in art history and has been applied to many novels,
paintings, sculptures, and films. The term was later applied to a
phenomenon noted by Masahiro Mori in 1970 where the human
psychological experience of being unnerved by robots that are highly
similar to humans.

        Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 10:05:05 +0000
        From: Gaël_Dias <gael.dias at unicaen.fr>
        Subject: 1st Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)

1st Workshop on Histoinformatics (Histoinformatics 2013)

                  Held in conjunction with
5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013)
               25 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan


Paper submission deadline October 6, 2013

The 1st International Workshop on Histoinformatics aims at fostering the 
interaction between Computer Science and Historical Science towards 
"Computational History". This interdisciplinary initiative is a response 
to the growing popularity of Digital Humanities and an increased 
tendency to apply computer techniques for supporting and facilitating 
research in Humanities. Nowadays, due to the increasing activities in 
digitizing and opening historical sources, the Science of History can 
greatly benefit from the advances of Computer and Information sciences 
which consist of processing, organizing and making sense of data and 
information. As such, new Computer Science techniques can be applied to 
verify and validate historical assumptions based on text reasoning, 
image interpretation or memory understanding. Our objective is to 
provide for the two different research communities a place to meet and 
exchange ideas and to facilitate discussion. We hope the workshop will 
result in a survey of current problems and potential solutions, with 
particular focus on exploring opportunities for collaboration and 
interaction of researchers working on various subareas within Computer 
Science and History Sciences. The main topics of the workshop are that 
of supporting historical research and analysis through the application 
of Computer Science theories or technologies, analyzing and making use 
of historical texts, recreating past course of actions, analyzing 
collective memories, visualizing historical data, providing efficient 
access to large wealth of accumulated historical knowledge and so on. 

The detailed topics of expected paper submissions are (but not limited to):

- Processing and text mining of historical documents
- Analysis of longitudinal document collections
- Search models in document archives and historical collections, 
associative search
- Causal relationship discovery based on historical resources
- Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical 
references in text
- Computational linguistics for old texts
- Digitizing and archiving
- Modeling evolution of entities and relationships over time
- Automatic multimedia document dating
- Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to history
- Simulating and recreating the past course of actions, social 
relations, motivations, figurations
- Analysis of language change over time
- Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data
- Finding analogical entities
- Entity linking in historical collections
- Named entity detection in historical texts
- Automatic biography generation
- Mining Wikipedia for historical data
- OCR and transcription of old texts
- Effective interfaces for searching, browsing or visualizing historical 
data collections
- Collective memory analysis
- Studying and modeling forgetting and remembering processes
- Vulgarization of History through new media
- Probing the limits of Histoinformatics
- Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science

Full paper submissions are limited to 14 pages, while short paper 
submissions should be less than 6 pages. Submissions should be sent in 
English in PDF via the submission website (see the website for link). 
They should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting 
guidelines. They must be original and have not been submitted for 
publication elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated by at least three 
different reviewers from both computer and history science areas. The 
accepted papers will be published by Springer as post proceedings volume 
(to appear after the workshop).

---Important Dates---

- Paper submission deadline: October 6, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2013
- Camera ready copy deadline: November 5, 2013
- Workshop date: Nov 25, 2013

---Organizing Committee---

- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Gael Dias (Normandie University, France)
- Agostini-Ouafi Viviana (Normandie University, France)
- Christian Gudehus (University of Flensburg, Germany)
- Gunter Muhlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

---Scientific Committee---

- Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield, UK)
- Antoine Doucet (Normandie University, France)
- Marten During (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Nattiya Kanhabua (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- Tom Kenter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Denis Peschanski (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Nina Tahmasebi (LS3 Research Center, Germany)
- William Turkel (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
- To be extended.

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