[Humanist] 26.891 events: humanities & sciences; space, time, identity; cultural memory; Day of DH

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 19 09:26:04 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 891.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dean Rehberger <dean.rehberger at matrix.msu.edu>            (23)
        Subject: Re:  Day of DH 2013

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (18)
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship 21 March 2013

  [3]   From:    Chris.Bissell <Chris.Bissell at open.ac.uk>                  (46)
        Subject: DTMD 2013: An interdisciplinary workshop on Information:
                Space, Time, and Identity

  [4]   From:    Julie Hipperson <j.hipperson11 at IMPERIAL.AC.UK>            (20)
        Subject: HumSci Workshop

        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:23:29 -0400
        From: Dean Rehberger <dean.rehberger at matrix.msu.edu>
        Subject: Re:  Day of DH 2013
        In-Reply-To: <20130318122311.3078C2DC6 at digitalhumanities.org>

Invitation to Participate in Day of DH 2013

Hosted this year by Michigan State University’s MATRIX: The Center for the Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, a Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is an open community publication project that  brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day.  This year, Day of DH will take place on April 8th. An initiative of CenterNet, the goal of the project is to create a web site that weaves together a picture of the participant’s activities on the day which answers the question, “Just what do digital humanists really do?” Participants  document their day through photographs and text, all of which is published on a community online platform (which, for this year, lives at dayofdh2013.matrix.msu.edu). Both during and after the day, people are encouraged to read and comment on their fellow participant’s posts.  Eventually, all the data will be grouped together, undergo some light semantic editing, and released for others to study. We hope that, beyond the original online publication, the raw data will be of use to those interested in further visualization or digital community ethnographic research.

Anyone who considers themselves as being part of the Digital Humanities community (by any definition) is invited to participate, write, share, and comment.

To find out more or sign up, head on over to http://dayofdh2013.matrix.msu.edu



Dean Rehberger
Director, Matrix
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Adjunct Professor, History
Adjunct Curator, MSU Museum
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"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." Twain

        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:55:44 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship 21 March 2013
        In-Reply-To: <20130318122311.3078C2DC6 at digitalhumanities.org>

Professor Anna Reading, the new Head of the Department of Creative Media and Cultural Industries at King's College London, will be talking to the London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship in the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on Thursday 21 March at 5.30pm in Room 234, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU.

Professor Reading's title is:

From Holy Book to Face Book: the iPhone, iMemory and the Connective Text

How is the manuscript and the printed book changing through the use of the iphone, the ibook and Facebook? This seminar addresses how mobile, social  and connective media are transforming the cultural memory of the text within scholarship. The combination of globalisation and digitisation means that texts are now read, written, analysed and produced within what might be understood as ‘a globital memory field’: within this texts are mobilised and secured as dynamic assemblages rather than discrete entities. This has significant implications for scholarship in terms of the methods used to analyse texts. The seminar provides a conceptual model for how within scholarship there are now six dynamics of analysis that scholars need to be aware of in approaching the connective text.

This promises to be a fascinating talk, so I hope as many as possible will come along. Admission is free, all are welcome and there is a glass of wine afterwards. 

Andrew Prescott
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 

        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:34:58 +0000
        From: Chris.Bissell <Chris.Bissell at open.ac.uk>
        Subject: DTMD 2013: An interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity
        In-Reply-To: <60667691F130CD418BD0D4FC512EF91217A9ED527D at SALCEYCMS1.open.ac.uk>

Dear colleague,

There is just one week left to register for

DTMD 2013: An interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity

April 8th – 10th in Milton Keynes

An outline of the programme is given below*, and abstracts of all the talks are now available for download from the workshop website – see http://www.dtmd.org.uk/programme/Abstracts

* Make sure you read to the bottom of the programme: don’t miss Luciano Floridi’s keynote talk and the Panel Session on Wednesday morning.

Please register using the link at http://www.dtmd.org.uk/registration before 22nd March

Magnus Ramage and David Chapman on behalf of the Programme Committee

Outline programme

Session 1: Information and Space (Mon 8 April, 10:30-13:00)

Keynote: Holger Schnädelbach, University of Nottingham, UK: Adaptive Architecture

Ambjörn Naeve & Carl Smith, KTH, Sweden and London Metropolitan University: Spacification: How to design and construct spaces that can enhance artistic experiences
Caitlin Bentley Royal Holloway University of London: Information as evidence: The quest for development aid results
Claudia Jacques, University of Plymouth, UK: Space-Time Aesthetics in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotics Analysis
Derek Jones, The Open University, UK: Where is information?

Session 2: Information and Time (Mon 8 April, 14:00-17:30)

Keynote: John Monk, The Open University, UK: What is time for?

Gabriela Besler and Jolanta Szulc, University of Silesia, Poland: Time as a constitutive element of information expressed in signs
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland: Trying to know everything – truth as a moving target
Robin Laney, The Open University, UK: Difference as Meaning in Musical Narratives
David Chapman,The Open University, UK: Information is Provisional

Informal evening discussions (Monday evening)

Session 3: Information and Identity (Tues 9 April, 09:00-13:00)

Keynote: Liesbet van Zoonen, Loughborough University, UK and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Identification, information and narrative

Michael Thompson, University of North Texas, USA The Antinomy of Identity: Personal
Identity and Time in Modern Philosophy
Robert Hunter, Northumbria University, UK How digital discourse has affected individuals ability to mould their identity and relationship to information online.
Jan Sliwa, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland: Living in parallel worlds – two Polish nations
Paul Adams, Alcatel-Lucent, UK: Identity Shift: Where Identity Meets Technology in the Networked-Community Age
Karen Kear, Frances Chetwynd & Helen Jefferis, The Open University, UK: “To give a better understanding of who I am”: the role of personal profiles in online learning.
Robin Smith, University Hospitals of Leicester,UK: Everything Must Go: Data Brokers and the Explosion of the Information Crime Economy’

Session 4: What is information? (Tues 9 April, 14:00-17:30)

Keynote: Pedro C. Marijuán, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS), Zaragoza, Spain: On being informational: caught into the communication flows

Barbara Osimani Università degli studi di Camerino UNICAM, Italy: Code or cause? Genetic information as influence
João Alvaro Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal: Asking the right question: What is information? OR What is it that you are calling information?
Marek Hetmański, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland: Informational aspects of metaphors
Marcin J. Schroeder Akita International University, Akita, Japan Ontological Study of Information: Identity and State
Robert B. Lisek, Institute for Research in Science and Art, Poland: Presence and future of information space

Informal evening activities (Tues 9 April, 18:00-19:30)
Including a discussion of information and art through Second Life

Session 5: Synthesis and Art (Wed 10 April, 09:30-11:00)

Keynote: Carson Grubaugh Information Artist, New York, USA: The Art of Information

Session 6: Plenary and Panel (Wed 10 April, 11:30-13:00)

Keynote: Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire and St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK The Maker’s Information

Panel Discussion exploring an interdisciplinary understanding of information, with the keynote speakers and delegates.

        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:05:15 +0000
        From: Julie Hipperson <j.hipperson11 at IMPERIAL.AC.UK>
        Subject: HumSci Workshop
        In-Reply-To: <60667691F130CD418BD0D4FC512EF91217A9ED527D at SALCEYCMS1.open.ac.uk>

HumSci Workshop for PhDs and ECRs -
Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2013.

Is it possible to think about the connections between the sciences and
humanities which goes beyond science communication (ie how can the ‘soft
skills’ of the humanities be used to communicate the ‘hard results’ of
science) or the History of Science, and which doesn’t get distracted by
‘The Two Cultures' discussion?

The idea of the HumSci workshop, funded by the AHRC, is to promote genuine
reciprocity between the two disciplines by bringing together PhD students
and Early Career Researchers from both the sciences and the humanities to
think through issues of method, creativity and uncertainty in research, as
well as publishing and communication.  Led by expert panels, talking through
the similarities and differences in the disciplines will help us critically
reflect on the practices of our own discipline, as well as creating fresh
research agendas.  Have a look at the provisional programme to get more of
an idea of how this discussion will be structured, and please pass these
details on to anyone you think might be interested.

Workshop Website: http://humsciworkshop.wordpress.comQueries to:humsciworkshop at gmail.com or to Julie Hipperson  j.hipperson11 at imperial.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: (Midnight) Friday 5th April 2013

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