[Humanist] 28.715 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Feb 7 09:20:42 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 715.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Boris Jardine <bj210 at CAM.AC.UK>                           (89)
        Subject: Register for: The Total Archive, March 19/20, CRASSH

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (22)
        Subject: AHRC Day for Early Career Researchers

  [3]   From:    Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>                  (65)
        Subject: Digital Antiquarian Workshop Deadline Approaching /
                Conference Registration Open

  [4]   From:    "Jaskot, Paul" <P-Jaskot at NGA.GOV>                         (80)
        Subject: Digital Art History at CAA Conference Feb 12-15, 2015

  [5]   From:    "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>                  (22)
        Subject: DDH/KCL Seminar: Michael Lesk: The Convergence of Curation:
                12th Feb,  2 pm

  [6]   From:    Antonio Lieto <lieto.antonio at gmail.com>                  (121)
        Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE Sixth Workshop on Computational Models of
                Narrative (CMN'15) - Atlanta, USA

  [7]   From:    anna maria marras <am.marras at gmail.com>                   (98)
        Subject: Call for paper Alter-habilitas.

  [8]   From:    David Haeselin <david.haeselin at gmail.com>                  (4)
        Subject: CFP: MLA16 Panel on Digital Media and Canonicity

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:10:50 +0000
        From: Boris Jardine <bj210 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Register for: The Total Archive, March 19/20, CRASSH Cambridge

Dear all, 

Registration is now open for a two-day conference at CRASSH (Cambridge):
_The Total Archive: Dreams of Universal Knowledge from the Encyclopaedia
to Big Data_. The conference takes place on March 19/20, and the
programme is pasted in below. More details here:

Please circulate this information on your department mailing lists and
to any other people/lists you think may be interested. If you have any
questions please reply to me at this address, or contact CRASSH's
conference manager Marie Lemaire (ml622 at cam.ac.uk). 

Many thanks, 

Munby Fellow in Bibliography, 2014/15 
Cambridge University Library 






 	* BORIS JARDINE (University of Cambridge)



 	* JOANNA RADIN (Yale University): _Temporalizing Totality: Frozen
Blood and Latent Life_
 	* REBECCA LEMOV (Harvard University):_ Lives as Data: The Making of a
Global Archive, 1935-1965_


Tea and coffee 



 	* JENNY REARDON (UC Santa Cruz): _The Genomic Open_
 	* REUBEN BINNS (University of Southampton): _Remembering why we
forgot; Wikipedia's Biography of Living Persons Policy_





 	* CADENCE KINSEY (University College London):_ Blind Windows: Between
Order and Opacity in Camille Henrot's Grosse Fatigue_
LYNTERIS (CRASSH, University Cambridge): _A digital bilderatlas of


Tea and coffee 



 	* ALISON BASHFORD (University of Cambridge)





 	* N. KATHERINE HAYLES (Duke University Program in Literature)




 	* PIERRE CHABARD (École Speciale D'Architecture, Paris): _The
Universal and the Self: Patrick Geddes' architectural mediations of
total knowledge_
 	* JUDITH KAPLAN (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science,
Berlin): _Semantic universals from Wilkins to the GOLD ontology_


Tea and coffee 



 	* MATTHEW DRAGE (University of Cambridge): _Universal Humanity:
Mindfulness, Evidence-Based Medicine and the Mainstreaming of Buddhist
 	* BORIS JARDINE (University of Cambridge): _Mass-Observation as a
Total Science of the Self_





 	* ADRIAN JOHNS (University of Chicago): _Universal Libraries, Romantic
Readership, and the Orphaning of Books_
 	* BEN OUTHWAITE (Cambridge University Library): _The archive of a
Mediterranean Society: does the Cairo Genizah give the whole picture?_


Tea and coffee 



 	* LORRAINE DASTON (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science /
University of Chicago)


Closing remarks 


        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 14:22:17 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: AHRC Day for Early Career Researchers

Dear Colleagues,

The AHRC is holding an event in London on 18 March 2015 for postdoctoral research staff currently funded on AHRC grants. Specifically, this will be a discussion and networking event for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), focusing on the challenges facing them in a competitive academic environment. The AHRC defines ECRs as individuals who are within eight years of their PhD or equivalent professional training, excluding career breaks; or within six years of their first academic appointment. We recognise that not all researchers are ECRs, and apologise if you have been contacted in error.

The event will:

·         examine the broad issue of institutional support for ECRs post-PhD, in terms of career advice and training provision. It will also look at how the university research staff associations can provide supportive networks and help AHRC postdoctoral researchers identify appropriate support within their institutions;

·         enable AHRC postdoctoral researchers to contribute to AHRC policy formulation and wider thinking in this area;

·         provide a forum at which AHRC postdoctoral researchers can meet and exchange ideas about career support with peers.

The issues to be considered are largely those raised by the joint AHRC/British Academy-commissioned report Support for Arts and Humanities Researchers Post-PhD (Oakleigh Consulting, September 2014), a copy of which may be found here. The event will take place between 10 am and 3 pm on 18 March at Etc Venues, One Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ. Directions may be found here.

Any early career, AHRC-funded postdoctoral researcher who would like to attend should confirm by emailing Researcher.Development at AHRC.ac.uk<mailto:Researcher.Development at AHRC.ac.uk>.  If possible, they should also provide the reference of the AHRC grant they are working on, and the name of the Principal Investigator. Please be aware that spaces are limited, and will be allocated to the first postdoctoral researchers who respond. The deadline for responses is 27 February.

Expenses for participants coming from outside London will be covered provided they meet the AHRC’s policy on travel and subsistence.  A claim form will be sent to participants following the event.

Best wishes,

James Lees

Dr James Lees
Portfolio Manager (Research Careers and Training)
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Polaris House | North Star Avenue | Swindon | SN2 1FL

Tel: 01793 416118  |  Email: j.lees at ahrc.ac.uk

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:51:23 -0500
        From: Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital Antiquarian Workshop Deadline Approaching / Conference Registration Open

The American Antiquarian Society is launching a new initiative with a
conference and workshop to explore critical, historical, and practical
challenges of archival research and access, offering project-based
development and discussion focused on the AAS’s unparalleled holdings in
pre-1876 books, manuscripts, newspapers, and graphic arts.

The *conference from **May 29-30, 2015*  will open up questions related to
digitization, cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of
digital tools and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying
needs and opportunities in the development of critical bibliography
appropriate to 21st-century tools. Leaders in book history, curators and
librarians from university and independent research libraries, and
innovators in the digital humanities will convene in Worcester to exchange
ideas about the past, present, and future of historical information
literacy and the archive. The conference has been organized by Thomas Augst
and Molly O’Hagan Hardy. Kenneth Carpenter, Carl Stahmer, and Michael
Winship will give keynote talks. Papers will be presented by Blake
Bronson-Barlett, Matt Brown, Craig Carey, Dawn Childress, Matt Cohen,
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Lisa Gitelman, Jacqueline Goldsby, Leon Jackson,
Mary Kelley, Lauren Klein, Meredith Neuman, Kyle Roberts, Todd Thompson,
Jessica Showalter, and Ed Whitley. The conference will include a reception
and project showcase including A New Nation Votes
 http://elections.lib.tufts.edu/ , Cassey & Dickerson Friendship Albums
 http://lcpalbumproject.org/ , Early Caribbean Digital Archive
 http://omekasites.northeastern.edu/ECDA/ , The Occom Circle
 http://www.dartmouth.edu/~occom/ , TEI Archiving Publishing and Access
Service (TAPAS)  http://tapasproject.org/ , andWalt Whitman Archive
 http://www.whitmanarchive.org/ .

Following the conference, concepts and methods will be more deeply explored
in a *workshop from June 1-5, 2015 *dedicated to practice-based learning in
digital humanities in the AAS’s major areas of archival development and
research. The workshop will introduce students to fundamental questions
about how data is organized and used in contexts of archival development
and research. Intended for faculty and graduate students interested in
archival research, as well as students in library and information sciences,
the workshop will discuss archival practices of acquisition, preservation,
and cataloguing, survey best-practices for archival research (both at AAS
and other historical archives) and offer hands-on training in
project-development utilizing AAS holdings. Topics and exercises will focus
on how metadata for archival collections are created, organized and
remediated in digital environments, using AAS digital projects as a case
study; how special collections collection catalogs are organized based on
the specificities of the collection, standardized through authority work,
and related to and different from union catalogs; how decisions about
digitization are made, including questions around optical character
recognition, encoding (TEI), tagging, cataloguing formats, and newspapers;
and finally, how collections are developed and the ways in which
digitization impacts that process. Please submit the online application form
<https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=cBkUV1njrMLYYtzRhhRfbQ> by *March 1, 2015*
For more details and to register for the conference and apply for the
workshop, please visit:

For further information, please contact Molly Hardy at mhardy at mwa.org or
(508) 471-2134.

Thank you,
Molly O'Hagan Hardy
ACLS Public Fellow
Digital Humanities Curator
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609-1634
(508) 471-2134
AAS website/online catalog:  http://www.americanantiquarian.org

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:26:14 +0000
        From: "Jaskot, Paul" <P-Jaskot at NGA.GOV>
        Subject: Digital Art History at CAA Conference Feb 12-15, 2015


For those interested in digital humanities initiatives outside of some of the usual suspects, next week’s College Art Association (CAA) meeting in New York offers many session that may be of interest. This gives a small snapshot of some of the directions art history in the U.S. has been making. (FYI: CAA is the professional group in the U.S. for artists and art historians, with some 14,000+ members)

College Art Association Conference
New York City, Feb. 11-14, 2015


Session: Curating Virtually: New Media and Visual Arts Global Interventions

Time: 02/11/2015, 9:30 AM―12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, Mercury Ballroom

Chair: Jan Christian Bernabe, Center for Art and Thought

Designing for Virtual Engagement: Means, Modes, and Motivations
Mimi M. Young, Behavior Design

Reading Exhibitions in The Post-Internet Age
Francesca Baglietto, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Towards Parasitic Tactics: Hosting Art Intervention Online
Yunjin La-mei Woo, Indiana University

The Museum with(out) Walls: The Return of the Third Dimension in Virtual Curation
Noelle C. Paulson, Washington University in St. Louis

Discussant: Jan Christian Bernabe, Center for Art and Thought

Session: Building Scholarly Digital Archives and Exhibitions with Omeka (Workshop)

Time: 02/11/2015, 3:00 PM―5:00 PM

Presenter: Amanda French, George Mason University

Session: THATCamp CAA: What Happened and What Happens Next

Time: 02/12/2015, 9:30 AM―12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 2nd Floor, Sutton Parlor Center

Chairs: Joyce Rudinsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Victoria Szabo, Duke University
Session: CAA Publications Committee: A Digital Publications Future

Time: 02/12/2015, 12:30 PM―2:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, Trianon Ballroom

Chairs: Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University; Anne Goodyear, Bowdoin College

Emily Pugh, Getty Research Institute

Katina Rogers, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ellen McBreen, Wheaton College

Gloria Sutton, Northeastern University


Session: Art Historical Scholarship and Publishing in the Digital World

Time: 02/13/2015, 9:30 AM―12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, West Ballroom

Chairs: Emily Pugh, The Getty Research Institute; Petra T. D. Chu, Seton Hall University

The Codex Defamiliarized: Thinking of Publications as Designed Experiences
Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center

“Picasso: The Making of Cubism, 1912C1914″: The Museum of Modern Art’s First Digital-Only Publication
Anne W. Umland, Museum of Modern Art

New Questions in Digital Humanities: Virtual Tools and the Historical Exhibition
Elizabeth Buhe, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The Catalogue Raisonné in the Digital Era
David Grosz, Artifex Press

The Art of Digital Art History: The Case of “Installation Archive”
Kate Mondloch, University of Oregon
Session: Scalar (Workshop)

Time: 02/13/2015, 2:30 PM―4:30 PM

Presenter: Curtis Fletcher, University of Southern California

This workshop will serve as an introduction to Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform designed for scholars writing media-rich, long-form, born-digital scholarship.


Session: Doing Digital Art History: Reflections on the Field

Time: 02/14/2015, 10:30 AM―12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, Concourse Level, Concourse G

Chairs: Anne Goodyear, Bowdoin College; Anne L. Helmreich, Getty Foundation; Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University

Report on the Summer Institutes 2014: Anne Helmreich, Getty Foundation; Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University; and Sheila Brennan, George Mason University
* Beautiful Data: Telling Stories About Art with Open Collections, Harvard MetaLab (Getty Foundation)
* Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians, George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (Getty Foundation)
* Beyond the Digitized Library, UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program (Getty Foundation)
* Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History, Middlebury College (Kress Foundation)

Lightening Round: Participant Projects
* Collections and DH: Ellen Prokop, Frick Museum; Kelly Quinn Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Instituiton; Don Undeen and Neal Stimler, Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Research and DH: Tracy Hamilton, Sweet Briar College and Mariah Proctor-Tiffany, California State University, Long Beach; Matthew Lincoln, University of Maryland; Joan Saab, University of Rochester
* Publishing and DH: Michael Maizels, Davis Museum of Art, Wellesley College

Responses: The Big Picture: Pamela Fletcher, Bowdoin College; Anne Kelly Knowles, Middlebury College; and Diane M. Zorich, independent consultant


Paul B. Jaskot
Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 842-6643
p-jaskot at nga.gov

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:07:13 +0000
        From: "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: DDH/KCL Seminar: Michael Lesk: The Convergence of Curation: 12th Feb,  2 pm

The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, invites all to its next public seminar:

Thurs 12th February, 2 pm
King' College London,
Department Digital Humanities
Seminar Room (26-29 Drury Lane, Rm 212)

We'd be glad to see you.                    ... John Bradley and Gabriel Bodard

The Convergence of Curation
by Michael Lesk
Professor, Rutgers University, and Chair, Department of Library and Information Science

In the online future, what will be the distinctions between libraries, archives, and museums?  Remote access will be common for all, and derivatives of Dublin Core may dominate cataloging. Agreement on metadata across institutions, always important for libraries, is becoming more significant for museums and archives, and many institutions are introducing more generous access policies.

Common software platforms, such as Duraspace or Omeka, can be used very widely. The social and personal constraints are going to be harder to change than the technical details: MFA degree programs are different from LIS degree programs, funding for museums is partly collected from visitors but for libraries it is not, and the level of cataloging has been most detailed at museums and least detailed at archives.  The social differences are long-standing and likely to persist.

Michael Lesks' bio (from his website):
In the 1960's I worked for the SMART project, wrote much of their retrieval code and did many of the retrieval experiments, as well as obtaining a PhD in Chemical Physics. In the 1970's I worked in the group that built Unix and I wrote Unix tools for word processing (tbl, refer), compiling (lex), and networking (uucp). In the 1980's I worked on specific information systems applications, mostly with geography (a system for driving directions) and dictionaries (a system for disambiguating words in context), as well as running a research group at Bellcore. And in the 1990s I have worked on a large chemical information system, the CORE project, with Cornell, OCLC, ACS and CAS. From 1998-2002 I was head of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation. Currently I am on the faculty of the Library and Information Science Department, SCILS (School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies), Rutgers University. I received the ``Flame'' award for lifetime achievement from Usenix in 1994, I am a Fellow of the ACM, and in 2005 I was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
John Bradley
Senior Lecturer
Department of the Digital Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
King's College London
+44 (0)20 7848 2680

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 18:01:54 +0100
        From: Antonio Lieto <lieto.antonio at gmail.com>
        Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE Sixth Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'15) - Atlanta, USA


Sixth Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'15)
Special Focus: Cognitive Systems and Computational Narrative

in association with:
The Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS)

May 26-28, 2015
Tech Square Research Building, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,
Georgia, USA


February 20, 2015. **EXTENDED** Submission deadline.
March 6, 2015. Notification of acceptance.
March 30, 2015.  Final Versions Due.
May 26- May 28, 2015.  Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia.
May 29-31, 2015.  ACS 2015.


Narrative provides a framing structure for understanding, communicating,
influencing, and organizing human experience.  Systems for its analysis and
production are increasingly found embedded in devices and processes,
influencing decision-making in venues as diverse as politics, economics,
intelligence, and cultural production.  In order to appreciate this
influence, it is becoming increasingly clear that research must address the
technical implementation of narrative systems, the theoretical bases of
these frameworks, and our general understanding of narrative at multiple
levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of narratives to our
ability to model narrative responses computationally.

Special Focus: Cognitive Systems
This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers
addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative.  Papers
should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling and
scientific understanding of narrative. The workshop will have a special
focus on the building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus
on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured
representations, a systems-level perspective, use of heuristics to handle
complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking, meaning we
especially welcome papers relevant to the cognitive aspects of narrative.
Regardless of its topic, reported work should provide some sort of insight
of use to computational modeling of narratives. Discussing technological
applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not required. We
accept both finished research and more tentative exploratory work.


Janet H. Murray, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


- How is narrative knowledge captured and represented?
- How are narratives indexed and retrieved? Is there a universal scheme for
encoding episodic information?
- How can we study narrative from a cognitive point of view?
- Can narrative be subsumed by current models of higher-level cognition, or
does it require new approaches?
- How do narratives mediate our cognitive experiences, or affect our
cognitive abilities?
- What comprises the set of possible narrative arcs? Is there such a set?
How many possible story lines are there?
- Is narrative structure universal, or are there systematic differences in
narratives from different cultures?
- What makes narrative different from a list of events or facts?
- How do conceptions and models of spatiality or temporality influence
narrative and cognitive systems?
- What are the details of the relationship between narrative and common
- What shared resources are required for the computational study of
narrative? What should a “Story Bank” contain?
- What shared resources and tools are available, or how can already-extant
resources be adapted to the study of narrative?
- What are appropriate formal or computational representations for
- How should we evaluate computational and formal models of narrative?
- How can narrative systems be applied to problem-solving?
- What aspects of cross-linguistic work has narrative research neglected?


- Long Papers (up to 16 pages, plus up to 2 pages of references)
- Short Papers (up to 8 pages, plus up to 2 pages of references)
- Position Papers (up to 4 pages, plus up to 1 page of references)


CMN 2015 papers may be submitted in either of two formats:

- LaTeX Papers should be prepared using the standard OASIcs template, using
A4 paper: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/oasics/oasics-authors.tgz
- Word Paper should be prepared using the the CMN template:

Important: Papers may be submitted in MS Word format only for review. If
the paper is accepted, the authors will be reponsible for transferring
their content to the LaTeX format.

Papers submitted for review not in either of these two formats will be

Papers should be submitted to the CMN workshop Easychair website:

The workshop proceedings will be published as a volume in the Scholoss
Dagstuhl OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs).


- Mark A. Finlayson (Florida International University, USA)
- Antonio Lieto (University of Turin, Italy)
- Ben Miller (Georgia State University, USA)
- Remi Ronfard (Inria, LJK, University of Grenoble, France)


- Floris Bex, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Fritz Breithaupt, Indiana University, USA
- Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
- Neil Cohn, University of California, USA
- Rossana Damiano, Università di Torino, Italy
- Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- David K. Elson, Google, USA
- Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Richard Gerrig, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
- Andrew Gordon, University of Southern California, Institute for Creative
Technologies, USA
- Ken Kishida, Virginia Tech, USA
- Benedikt Löwe, University of Hamburg, Germany and University of
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Chris Meister, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Livia Polanyi, Stanford University, USA
- Marie-Laure Ryan, USA
- Erik T. Mueller, IBM, USA
- Moshe Shoshan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
- Timothy Tangherlini, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
- Mariët Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Atif Waraich, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
- Patrick Henry Winston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Antonio Lieto,
E-mail: lieto.antonio at gmail.com

        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 18:18:37 +0100
        From: anna maria marras <am.marras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for paper Alter-habilitas.

Dear all,
there is this interesting Call for paper

Alter habilitas. Perception of disability among people. 
Towards the creation of an International Network of studies

Miscellany and Round Table

Alteritas, a well-known and accredited research institution devoted to the
study of the interaction between people through time and space, is pleased
to present an international publication project dealing with Perception of
disability among people.

«Disability is an evolving concept and […] results from the interaction
between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers
that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal
basis with others» (UN, Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities, redacted 2006, in force from 2008). According to United
Nations estimates, people with disabilities are about 10% of the world’s
population. Moreover, road accidents, accidents at work, malnutrition and
congenital or acquired diseases contribute to increase the number of
impaired people in society. Furthermore, this significant percentage grows
if we include people with psychomotor limitations caused by old age.

Actually, disability is a complex phenomenon whose identification and
definition depend not only on the physical, intellectual, mental or sensory
impairment, but also on the social and cultural conditions. As recent
studies have demonstrated, ways in which a society perceives the disabled
person and how it behaves towards them come from criteria on which society
builds bonds of inclusion and exclusion and breaks them down. Moreover, the
idea of disability, because strictly connected with culture of people, is
indissolubly linked to how they represent (and see) themselves. As a
consequence, disability is physical and cultural condition that during
history has changed; indeed, it is the socio-cultural contest that
determines the spectrum of physical, sensorial, behavioural and relational
differences which are believed to be problematical and, therefore, decides
a solution in different fields (assistance, medical, social, political,
pedagogical and so on). In that sense, it is necessary to think about: who
was and who is the disabled person and how different societies have
elaborated and elaborate disability.

In this perspective, Alteritas, which promotes the research of contact
forms among people from different origin and culture, plans to study how
the disabled person is perceived in different countries, in the past as
well in the present days. Thanks to a well-known and solid method of
analysis focused on a multidisciplinary and historically open approach, it
aims to examine the definition, the language and ways of attitudes towards
the disabled person with the objective of better understanding the
phenomenon and to create an effective comparison among the various ideas of
disability and their solutions. Alteritas plans to build a wide network of
interaction among people that agree with the project, with the intent to
study the topic in detail as much as possible.

The volume we propose here will therefore be made up of contributions
dedicated to the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary world and at
the same time provides up-to-date data that can be used for the
interpretation of the current situation. We welcome contributions from
archaeologists, historians, philologists, sociologists, linguists,
demographers, anthropologists, historians of religion, art, theatre and
cinema and of other disciplines, that can provide different views and
enriching insights on the subject.

Suggested topics:

- Terminology used to define disabled people (generic and/or related to
specific disabilities)

- Representation of disabled people (from literature, mythology, religion,
iconography, theatre, cinema etc.)

- Perception and self-perception of disability among different culture and
though history

- Legislation

- Exclusion and/or inclusion policies

- Public and/or private assistance

- Technologies and biotechnologies

- Different approaches of disciplines to disabled person studies

- Causes of disability

- Real and imaginary limitations

Please send an abstract and a brief CV by 20 february 2015 to:

s.carraro at progettoalteritas.org

The acceptance of the contributions will be notified by 15 march 2015. The
deadline for the definitive submission of written contributions will be 30
September 2015 (publication criteria will be sent to authors of the
accepted contributions). A pre-print would be available to the authors by
31 March 2016. Most common languages of the European community are allowed.
Accepted contributions will be subject to a double-blind peer review. The
volume, provided with ISBN, will be published as e-book. A further
audio-book format is planned.

The volume will be presented with a round-table video conference in summer
2016. The definitive publication will be by the end of 2016 summer.

Coordination by:

Silvia Carraro (s.carraro at progettoalteritas.org), mobile +39 333 4310190

Simona Marchesini (s.marchesini at progettoalteritas.org)

All the best Anna

Dr Anna Maria Marras
am.marras at gmail.com

 http://www.ammarras.tk website:personal page
skype: annamaria.marras at tiscali.it

+393476522530 (I)

Archaeological consultant
Digital Humanities curator

P.IVA 01390710919

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        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 19:07:06 +0000
        From: David Haeselin <david.haeselin at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: MLA16 Panel on Digital Media and Canonicity

CFP: session on digital media and canonicity (MLA 2016)

Abstracts and bios by 13 March to Sheila Liming (sheila.liming at und.edu<mailto:sheila.liming at und.edu>)

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