[Humanist] 27.1012 events: art at King's, digital humanities at Oxford

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 1 07:46:53 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 1012.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>      (33)
        Subject: CfP | CHArt conference @ King's College London Arts &
                Humanties Festival, 18th Oct 2014

  [2]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (51)
        Subject: DHOxSS Peer-Reviewed Poster Session: Call for Posters --
                Deadline Extended!

        Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:45:51 +0000
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP | CHArt conference @ King's College London Arts & Humanties Festival, 18th Oct 2014
        In-Reply-To: <ff80362952cd4682b3260b0e3d35d3c8 at DB3PR07MB187.eurprd07.prod.outlook.com>

Deadline: Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Conformity, Process and Deviation: Digital Arts as ‘Outsider’

CHArt 2014 conference, part of the UNDERGROUND
Arts & Humanities Festival, King’s College London, Strand
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Digital engagement with art is thriving. Much of it is actively subversive of the traditional frameworks that enable art to be created and responded to – whether casually or professionally. This subversion takes various forms, including notions of value, uniqueness, fixity and location. The CHArt 2014 Conference wishes to explore the role of digital technologies in the underground creation, display, consumption and study of art. The online ‘urban dictionary’ defines underground as follows: "A genre in music and other forms of media intended for an elite audience, that is often characterized by its high levels of originality and experimentation, and does not conform to typical standards, trends, or hypes as set by the popular mainstream media.” If emerging conformity and new processes must be disrupted; then what is mainstream; and what is not? – and who can tell?

Contributions are welcome from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, archaeologists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, philosophers, archivists, curators, conservators, educators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, content providers, technical developers, users and critics.

CHArt invites theoretical papers and demonstrations of academic and artistic work addressing – metaphorically or literally – questions of subversive content, design and communication, including:

  *   Subversive engagement with digital arts and culture;
  *   Originality and experimentation v. standards, trends and hypes;
  *   Disruptions of the commonplace or the mainstream;
  *   Visual digital subcultures;
  *   Submerged identities;
  *   Visualising the underground;
  *   Elite audiences v. multi-peer connectivity;
  *   Working in partnership with or against diverse organisations;
  *   Cross-disciplinary subversive interventions (art/science; big data/visualisation; design/interaction).

Submissions should be in the form of a 300-400 word synopsis of the proposed paper or demonstration, with brief biographical information (no more than 200 words) of presenter/s, and should be emailed to chart at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:chart at kcl.ac.uk> by Wednesday 21 May 2014.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. CHArt can offer assistance with the conference fees for up to three student delegates. Priority will be given to postgraduate students whose proposals are accepted for presentation. An application form and proof of university enrolment will be required. For further details about the Helene Roberts Bursary please email anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>.

Please note that submissions exceeding the stated word count will not be considered.

CHArt | Computers and the History of Art (www.chart.ac.uk) was established in 1985. CHArt’s mission is to examine and raise awareness of innovative digital techniques that support the study, administration, curation and display of all forms of art and design. CHArt acts as an independent international forum for new discussion. The scope of CHArt is necessarily broad to encompass all aspects of the history of art and design, but is also constrained by a focus on how technology supports engagement with this field. Membership of CHArt is open to anyone, but CHArt particularly welcomes those who devise, use, support, research or teach relevant digital processes.

CHArt is hosted by the Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College, University of London
26–29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
chart at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:chart at kcl.ac.uk>

The Arts & Humanities Festival at King’s College London is an annual event which brings together academic practices across the College with external partners. It showcases the research going on throughout the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with an emphasis on practical applications and public engagement. A range of events take place across the Festival, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, readings, roundtables, debates, film screenings, Q&A sessions and guided walks/ tours. More information at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahfest/index.aspx


21 May 2014   Submission of proposals
16 June 2014   Acceptance notification
27 June 2014  Speakers to confirm attendance, strictly with payment. All successful proposers will be eligible for the reduced registration fee of £100 (£50 for postgraduate student speakers).
18 August 2014  Paper submission. Papers submitted by this date will be considered for publication.

        Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:13:32 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: DHOxSS Peer-Reviewed Poster Session: Call for Posters -- Deadline Extended!
        In-Reply-To: <534BAC90.6070209 at it.ox.ac.uk>

Deadline extended! DHOxSS peer-reviewed poster session deadline 
extended until 12 May!


DHOxSS Peer-Reviewed Poster Session: Call for Posters
Deadline: 1 May 2014

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is one of the
leading international training events in Digital Humanities. It
is for researchers, project managers, librarians, research
assistants, students, and anyone interested in Digital
Humanities. DHOxSS delegates are introduced to a range of topics
including the creation, management, analysis, modelling,
visualization, or publication of digital data in the humanities.
Each delegate follows one of our five-day workshops and
supplements this with additional morning parallel lectures. There
will also be a peer-reviewed poster session giving delegates a
chance to present their Digital Humanities work to those at the
DHOxSS. Presenting a poster often gives delegates a chance to
receive funding to attend from their local institution.

This year's DHOxSS will be held on 14-18 July 2014 and the
five-day workshops offered are:

1. Introduction to Digital Humanities
2. Taking Control: Practical Scripting for Digital Humanities
3. Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities
4. A Humanities Web of Data: Publishing, Linking and Querying on
the Semantic Web
5. Using the Text Encoding Initiative for Digital Scholarly Editions

The Monday evening reception at the Oxford University Museum of
Natural History also will be our peer-reviewed poster session.
The poster application form asks for an abstract (max 250 words)
of what your poster is about and why it will be useful for
delegates at DHOxSS 2014 to see it. Only registered delegates of
DHOxSS, or members of the University of Oxford, may present a
research poster at DHOxSS. However, you do not need to be
registered at the time of submitting the poster application form.

The DHOxSS will offer an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge
and participate in discussions about a wide range of digital
techniques and research methods, as well as exploring key topics
in depth with leading senior researchers and technologists.

Applications are due by 1 May 2014. For more information see:
http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2014/posters.html and for
enquiries email researchsupport at it.ox.ac.uk.

DonÂ’t forget our NeDiMAH bursaries, deadline fast approaching: 22
April 2014.

James Cummings
Director of DHOxSS

Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

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