[Humanist] 28.25 pubs: book on open standards; cfp for new journal: Localities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 15 02:49:00 CEST 2014

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 25.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ezra Yoo-Hyeok Lee <hyeok25 at yahoo.com>                    (73)
        Subject: CFP for International Journal Localities

  [2]   From:    Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>                     (24)
        Subject: New book: Open Standards and the Digital Age

        Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 00:14:51 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Ezra Yoo-Hyeok Lee <hyeok25 at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP for International Journal Localities

Dear colleagues,
I want to draw your attention to our CFP attached in this email. The
Humanities Korea (HK) research team of the Korean Studies Institute (KSI) at
Pusan National University (Busan, Korea) has been undertaking a project
called "Locality and Humanities," supported by National Research Foundation
of Korea and Pusan National University since 2007. In 2011 we decided to
publish an international journal, Localities, in hopes of communicating and
exchanging prospects, theories, and methodologies of humanities-based
locality studies with domestic and foreign scholars and activists.
Localities has been serving as a forum in which scholars around the world
can share results of their humanities-based locality studies and relevant
discursive arguments. Some of the scholars who participated in this project
include Walter Mignolo, Arif Dirlik, Jeff Malpas, Fujio Mizuoka, Takahiro
Nakajima, Jacques Levy, Thierry Paquot, and Angelika Epple. Please widely
circulate the Call for Papers attached here. We hope that many of you may
join us in this exciting project by submitting your articles! Please check
the attached files that contain the detail of the Call for Papers.  
All the best to all of you. 
Ezra Yoo-Hyeok Lee. 
Call for Papers: the 4th issue of Localities

Localities is an interdisciplinary journal aimed at developing new theories
and practices in the humanities and related disciplines, with an emphasis on
local people, society, culture, and nature. It seeks to highlight various
aspects of newly emerging relations occurring on the level of the local and
the global as well as the national. People, commodities, and knowledge can
move across/beyond diverse forms of boundaries due to the rapid development
of information technology and the intensification of globalization. New
theories and practices in the humanities are required to explain such
trans-phenomena and also to suggest possible solutions to socio-economic,
cultural, political, and environmental problems resulting from the
transnational and trans-local dissemination of people, commodities,
knowledge, etc. We welcome innovative or critical articles dealing with
specific topics, including trans-locality, multiculturalism, hybridity,
“in-betweenness,”and post-humanism, and also theoretical ones on basic
theories and methodologies of locality or trans-locality.

1. Formal Articles

Focused Issues

New or Critical Theories and Practices on the Following Subjects:․Trans-locality, Liminality, “In-betweenness”
․Hybridity, Multiculturalism, Post-humanism

General Topics

Various Subjects on the Foundations and Practices of Humanities-oriented Locality
․Theories and Methodologies of HOL
․Empirical Studies on Local or Trans-local Phenomena
․Practices or Movements for Solving Various Local and/or Trans-local Problems

2. Local Stories

Local stories are about various local issues, events and ideas which are not
presented in formal papers. However, they are not limited to a particular
locality, but can be extended to include such topics as trans-localities, “in-between”
localities and nations or global societies. Any local stories are
appropriate for the 4th issue of Localities.

3. Book Reviews

Classic or new books on locality or translocality can be reviewed. Please submit your
reviews via email at hk.localities at gmail.com.

Information for authors

Academic Papers should not exceed 12,000 words including an abstract of 150 words or less and
5-6 key words. They also should be prepared according to the rules for the
manuscripts. Please refer to the Author Guidelines in the journal’s website
(www.localities.kr) for the details. The accepted papers will be guaranteed
1,000,000 KRW as an honorarium.

Local Stories should not exceed 2,000 words and could include 5 or less photos and figures.
(200,000 KRW as an honorarium)

Book Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words and there are no rules in writing a book review.
(200,000 KRW as an honorarium)


․Copyrights of all contributions will be reserved to the publishing institute of
the journal.
․All honoraria will be paid in USD and the exact payment will be subject to the current exchange rates.

For further information and manuscript submission,
email us at hk.localities at gmail.com

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2014

        Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 10:17:53 -0400
        From: Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>
        Subject: New book: Open Standards and the Digital Age

[forwarded from SIGCIS]

Hello everyone - 

I’m very happy to be spreading the word that my book, _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_, is now available from Cambridge University Press, and all the usual online bookstores.  

I’m even happier to be able to take this opportunity to thank everyone in SIGCIS for your generous and critical engagement, and for providing a rich and stimulating environment for all of us to work together.  

Some details about my book are below.  Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing many of you in Dearborn this fall! 



Andrew L. Russell
Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book formats

How did openness become a foundational value for the networks of the twenty-first century? 

Open Standards and the Digital Age answers this question through an interdisciplinary history of information networks that pays close attention to the politics of standardization. For much of the twentieth century, information networks such as the monopoly Bell System and the American military's Arpanet were closed systems subject to centralized control. In the 1970s and 1980s, however, engineers in the United States and Europe experimented with design strategies to create new digital networks. In the process, they embraced discourses of "openness" to describe their ideological commitments to entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and participatory democracy. 

The rhetoric of openness has flourished - for example, in movements for open government, open source software, and open access publishing - but such rhetoric also obscures the ways the Internet and other "open" systems still depend heavily on hierarchical forms of control.

1. Introduction
2. Ideological origins of open standards I: telegraph and engineering standards, 1860s–1900s
3. Ideological origins of open standards II: American standards, 1910s–1930s
4. Standardization and the monopoly Bell System, 1880s–1930s
5. Critiques of centralized control, 1930s–1970s
6. International standards for the convergence of computers and communications, 1960s–1970s
7. Open systems and the limits of democratic design, 1970s–1980s
8. The Internet and the advantages of autocratic design, 1970s–1990s
9. Conclusions: open standards and an open world.

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