[Humanist] 27.956 events: methpds; learning how; heritage; performance

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 10 11:31:44 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 956.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Clare Mills <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>                   (41)
        Subject: Call for Papers - Digital Humanities Congress

  [2]   From:    Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>              (18)
        Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: The Third AIUCD Annual Conference -
                'Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem'

  [3]   From:    info_dept3 <info_dept3 at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>               (26)
        Subject: CfP: "Learning How" Workshop, 5.-6.2.15, Berlin, Germany

  [4]   From:    Gareth Beale <gareth.beale at york.ac.uk>                    (47)
        Subject: cfp: Digital Heritage 2014: University of York

  [5]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (47)
        Subject: Exploring Conceptual and Creative Practices in Theatre, Film
                and Television

        Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:09:48 +0100
        From: Clare Mills <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Papers - Digital Humanities Congress

The University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute is delighted to
announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in
Sheffield during 4th - 6th September 2014.

The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two
years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and
techniques within the digital humanities.

Keynote Speakers

. Professor Laura Mandell (Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities,
Media and Culture, Texas A & M University)

. Dr Fred Truyen (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Head of
CS/Digital Media Lab at the Institute for  Cultural Studies, KU Leuven)

. Professor Paul Arthur (Professor of Digital Humanities, The University of
Western Sydney)

The deadline for proposals is 16 May, full details can be found at

Best wishes,


Clare Mills

HRI Coordinator

Humanities Research Institute

University of Sheffield

34 Gell Street


S3 7QY

Tel: 0114 222 9890

Fax: 0114 222 9894

Email: c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri

Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011


        Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:20:01 +0200
        From: Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>
        Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: The Third AIUCD Annual Conference - 'Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem'

The Third AIUCD Annual Conference 
Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem 

Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali
Università degli studi di Bologna
via Zamboni 38 — 40126 Bologna
18-19 September 2014

AIUCD 2014, the Third AIUCD (Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) Annual Conference, is devoted to discussing the role of Digital Humanities in the current research practices of the traditional humanities disciplines.  

The introduction of computational methods prompts a new characterisation of the methodology and the theoretical foundations of the human sciences and a new conceptual understanding of the traditional disciplines. Art, archeology, philology, philosophy, linguistics, bibliography and diplomatics, history and archival sciences, as well as social and communication sciences, avail themselves of computational methods to formalise their research questions, and to innovate their practices and procedures. A profound reorganisation of disciplinary canons is therefore implied.   

New emerging notions such as Semantic web, Linked Open Data, digital libraries, digital archives, digital museum collections, information architecture, information visualisation have turned into key issues of humanities research. A close comparison of research procedures in the traditional disciplines and in the digital humanities becomes inevitable to detect concurrencies and to renew their tools and methods from a new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. 

We invite therefore submissions relating, but not confined to the following topics: 

— Digital humanities and the traditional disciplines 
— Computational concepts and methods in the humanities research practices 
— Computational methods and their impact on the traditional methodologies 
— The emergence of new disciplinary paradigms  

Accepted papers (submitted as abstracts of no more than 1000 words) shall be presented on the second conference day. Submissions have to be uploaded as PDF files on EasyChair at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2014 . 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is set at the midnight of 12 May 2014. All abstracts shall be submitted to the evaluation process organised by the AIUCD Programme Committee.  Authors shall be informed on the acceptance of their submissions within 9 June 2014.    
Further details about the conference, the members of the Programme Committee and the registration process shall be published on the conference web site at the following address:   http://aiucd2014.unibo.it/  http://aiucd2014.unibo.it/

        Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:54:20 +0200
        From: info_dept3 <info_dept3 at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: CfP: "Learning How" Workshop, 5.-6.2.15, Berlin, Germany

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce a workshop "Learning How: Training Bodies, Producing Knowledge," and attach a call for papers. We look forward to hearing from interested scholars.

 Call for papers:
Learning How: Training Bodies, Producing Knowledge, Workshop
05-06 February 2015, organizers: Nina Lerman, Stewart Allen, Research Group Histories of Planning, Dep. III, Artefacts, Action and Knowledge, Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
The focus of this workshop will be on processes of learning in relation to material production: how a less-knowing body becomes more-knowing; how mastery is understood by both "masters" and others; what provisions and resources might be available, and to whom, in a particular time and place. Finding words to analyze knowledge of material processes is often a contested project, but whatever terms scholars choose -- regenerating/ acquiring/ emulating/ developing knowledge -- we propose there is a common set of questions to explore and a rich conversation to be had.
The tools of the project "Histories of Planning" are particularly adept at opening and analyzing processes of knowledge production and regeneration: "making material things work" highlights both the intentions of actors engaged in perpetuating material techniques, and the improvisations and insights produced in artisanal encounters over generations, within communities, across boundaries, between bodies and minds. The rubric demands situating types of knowledge specifically -- in particular materialities, workplaces, workshops, kinship groups, classrooms, laboratories, markets, structures of power etc. – yet seeking methodological and comparative points of commonality and conversation.
Focal questions for this workshop will be:
·       What are the structures, from apprenticeships to classrooms, to pay scales to inheritance, within which learning is envisioned? How rigid or flexible are the rules, plans, boundaries?
·       How is "learning" understood by the people involved? Who is expected to become knowledgeable, and about which materials and processes?
·       How do we go about studying and articulating human learning processes, familiar or unfamiliar, historical or contemporary? When can we assume a common neurological being or when should we emphasize the contingent cultural constructions of knowing?
·       Similarly, when can we assume continuities of specific materialities -- "stone", "wood", "metal", etc -- and when do apparently obvious continuities turn out to be materially incommensurate?
·       How do various cultures, societies, or communities define and value modes of knowing, and how do these differences shape the questions we can ask?
Against this topical background the workshop invites discussions about how anthropologists, historians, sociologists, archaeologists, scientists and others can know, investigate, and write about the nonverbal, the veiled and the embodied. We seek to interrogate and explore the different forms of knowledge produced by different disciplinary methods (e.g. interviews, archival research, participant observation, quantitative sampling etc.) and how such data may be used to generate and inform novel understandings of the subjects under scrutiny.
Contributors are requested to send in a 250-300 word abstract with their biographical details (full name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and telephone numbers) by 16 May, 2014.
Funding will be available.
The “Histories of Planning” project is online here: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/DeptIII_SchaeferDagmar-HistoriesOfPlanning
If you have questions about the workshop contact Nina Lerman or Stewart Allen at learninghow at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

        Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:23:38 +0100
        From: Gareth Beale <gareth.beale at york.ac.uk>
        Subject: cfp: Digital Heritage 2014: University of York

Dear All

Apologies for cross posting. The call for papers for Digital Heritage 2014
is open. The deadline for submissions is the 14th April so make sure you
send your abstracts soon.

 An inclusive forum for all researchers and practitioners working in
fields related to digital technologies and heritage, the event aims to
promote discussion, collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking.

 The conference will be held on the 12th July at the University of York.
The deadline for submissions is the 14th April.
For more information please refer to the call for papers below or the
conference website:
The conference will be highly interdisciplinary and will feature
contributions from professional practitioners and academic researchers.
Please circulate to all individuals or groups you think might be

Best wishes,


Call for Papers: Digital Heritage 2014: Digital Communities in Action
The call for papers for Digital Heritage 2014 is now open. We would like
to invite proposals for 20 minute papers and we welcome submissions from
researchers in any field. This year the conference theme will be Digital
Communities in Action and so we are particularly keen to encourage
presentations which relate to the role of diverse communities in Digital
Heritage research.

Our keynote talk will be delivered by Prof. Catherine Clarke (Southampton)
and will be entitled You are here: medieval heritage and the modern

The conference will be held on the 12th July 2014 in the Berrick Saul
building at the University of York.

The Centre for Digital Heritage is an international multi-institutional
research centre focussed on innovative inter-disciplinary research in the
field of Digital Heritage. The centre includes Aarhus University, Leiden
University, Uppsala University and The University of York.

For more information please refer to the conference website:
Please send abstracts of 200 words to cdh at york.ac.uk before Monday 14th

Gareth Beale

Centre for Digital Heritage
University of York, Heslington,
 York, YO10 5DD, UK

Tel: +44 1904 328123
Email: gareth.beale at york.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:18:43 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Exploring Conceptual and Creative Practices in Theatre, Film and Television

-------- Original Message --------
> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:11:23 +0000
> From: Mariann Hardey <mariann.hardey at durham.ac.uk>

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to be able to draw your attention to a rather 
delightful event organised by Maxine Gee PhD Student, Department of 
Theatre, Film and Television, University of York - do enjoy the first 
TFTV Postgraduate Symposium open to colleagues and students at the 
University of York.

TFTV: Exploring Conceptual and Creative Practices in Theatre, Film and 
University of York
Monday 2nd June 2014

With Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Ian W. McDonald ( University of Leeds, Aalto University)

Lisa Holdsworth (Theatre and TV writer)

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, is 
currently inviting applications for papers to be given at the 5th Annual 
Postgraduate Symposium.

This event seeks to encourage a wide array of research interests in the 
theory and practice of theatre, film and television. We are interested 
in receiving submissions from postgraduate students researching any and 
all aspects of the three disciplines and are open to presentations 
incorporating less traditional research methods, including 
demonstrations of practical and creative work. The research interests of 
our own students will form the core of the day’s discussions, but we are 
happy to incorporate high quality work on any aspect of theatre, film 
and television.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to Romana Turina 
(rt748 at york.ac.uk<mailto:rt748 at york.ac.uk>). Papers should be 15 minutes 
long in order to leave time for discussion. The deadline for entry is 
Friday 25th April and we aim to respond to all submissions by 30th April 

Thank you very much


Dr Mariann Hardey, Ph.D. | @thatdrmaz
iARC<https://www.dur.ac.uk/iarc/about/> Co-Director | Lecturer | 
University of Durham
Ranked 55th in the World and top ten in the UK in the Financial Times 
Global MBA ranking
Advisory Board, Creative Futures Research Centre
Editorial Board, International Journal of Market Research
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