[Humanist] 28.765 events: an UnCamp, ICTs & society; motion

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 24 07:17:33 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 765.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Greta Franzini <gfranzini at gcdh.de>                        (63)
        Subject: CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015

  [2]   From:    Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>                  (75)
        Subject: 5th ICTs and Society Conference 2015: The Internet and
                Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism?
                Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical

  [3]   From:    Alexi Baker <A_S_Baker at MSN.COM>                           (24)
        Subject: CFP Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition,
                Cambridge, 18-20 June 2015

  [4]   From:    "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>                (12)
        Subject: Register Now for HTRC UnCamp - March 30-31, 2015

        Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:09 +0100
        From: Greta Franzini <gfranzini at gcdh.de>
        Subject: CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015

Call for Papers: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities

The /Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities/ (GDDH) has established a 
new forum for the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of 
the Humanities, including Classics, Philosophy, History, Literature, 
Law, Languages, Social Science, Archaeology and more. The initiative is 
organized by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

The dialogs will take place every Tuesday at 5pm from late April until 
early July 2015 in the form of 90 minute seminars. Presentations will 
be 45 minutes long and delivered in English, followed by 45 minutes of 
discussion and student participation. Seminar content should be of 
interest to humanists, digital humanists, librarians and computer 

We invite submissions of complete papers describing research which 
employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way 
in order to enable a better or new understanding of the Humanities, both 
in the past and present. Themes may include text mining, machine 
learning, network analysis, time series, sentiment analysis, agent-based 
modelling, or efficient visualization of big and humanities-relevant 
data. Papers should be written in English. Successful papers will be 
submitted for publication as a special issue of /Digital Humanities 
Quarterly/ (DHQ). Furthermore, the author(s) of the best paper will 
receive a prize of €500, which will be awarded on the basis of both 
the quality and the delivery of the paper.

A small budget for travel cost reimbursements is available.

Full papers should be sent by March 20th to gkraft at gcdh.de in Word 
.docx format. There is no limitation in length but the suggested 
minimum is 5000 words. The full programme, including the venue of the 
dialogs, will be sent to you by April 1st.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact gkraft at gcdh.de
For further information and updates, visit 

GDDH Board (in alphabetical order):

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Georg August University Göttingen)
Marco Büchler (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jens Dierkes (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
Emily Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Greta Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Angelo Mario Del Grosso (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Berenike Herrmann (Georg August University Göttingen)
Péter Király (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH 
Gabriele Kraft (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Bärbel Kröger  (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Maria Moritz (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London, UK)
Oliver Schmitt (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH 
Sree Ganesh Thotempudi (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities & Göttingen 
Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Ulrike Wuttke (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

This event is financially supported by the /German Ministry of Education 
and Research/ (No. 01UG1509).

Greta Franzini
Postdoctoral Researcher
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Papendiek 16
D-37073 Göttingen, Germany
W: www.gretafranzini.com
E: gfranzini at gcdh.de
T: @GretaFranzini

        Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:07 +0000
        From: Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>
        Subject: 5th ICTs and Society Conference 2015: The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory

The 5th ICTs and Society-Conference: The Internet and Social Media at a 
Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political 
Economy and Critical Theory.
Vienna University of Technology.
Vienna, Austria
June 3-7, 2015.


Organised by the The ICTs and Society Network - an international 
research network that aims to bring together critical Internet/digital 
media/social media-researchers.

Submission deadline:
February 27, 2015

Part of the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015: Information Society at the 
Crossroads: Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information.
Keynote speakers: http://summit.is4is.org/programme/speakers

Given that the information society and the study of information face a 
world of crisis today and are at a crossroads, also the future of the 
Internet and social media are in question. The 5th ICTs and Society 
Conference therefore wants to focus on the questions: What are the main 
challenges that the Internet and social media are facing in capitalism 
today? What potentials for an alternative, commonist Internet are there? 
What are existing hindrances for such an Internet? What is the 
relationship of power structures, protest movements, societal 
developments, struggles, radical reforms, etc. to the Internet? How can 
critical political economy and critical theory best study the Internet 
and social media today?

Presentations and submissions are organised in the form of 23 panel 
topics (ICT&S1-ICT&S23; please indicate the panel identification number 
to which you submit in your submisison/abstract):

* ICT&S1 The Internet and Critical Theory:
* ICT&S2 The Internet, Karl Marx, and Marxist Theory:
* ICT&S3 The Internet, Commodities and Capitalism:
* ICT&S4 The Political Economy of Online Advertising
* ICT&S5 The Internet and Power:
* ICT&S6 Raymond Williams’ Cultural Materialism and the Internet:
* ICT&S7 Dallas Smythe and the Internet:
* ICT&S8 Critical Cultural Studies Today: Stuart Hall, Richard Hoggart
* ICT&S9 The Frankfurt School and the Internet:
* ICT&S10 Marxist Semiotics, Marxist Linguistics, Critical Psychology, 
Marxism and the Internet
* ICT&S11 The Internet and Global Capitalism
* ICT&S12 The Internet and Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics
* ICT&S13 The Political Economy of Digital Labour
* ICT&S14 The Political Economy of the Internet and the Capitalist State 
* ICT&S15 Ideology Critique 2.0: Ideologies of and on the Internet
* ICT&S16 Hegel 2.0: Dialectical Philosophy and the Internet
* ICT&S17 Capitalism and Open Access Publishing
* ICT&S18 Class Struggles, Social Struggles and the Internet
* ICT&S19 Critical/Radical Internet Studies, the University and Academia 
* ICT&S20 The Internet and the Left
* ICT&S21 Anti-Capitalist Feminism and the Internet Today
* ICT&S22 The Internet, Right-Wing Extremism and Fascism Today
* ICT&S23 An Alternative Internet

Please submit an extended abstract of 750-2000 words:
First register and then select the conference “ISIS Summit Vienna 2015” 
and the conference stream “ICTS 2015”
Only one submission per person will be considered
Please indicate the number/ID of the panel to which you are submitting 
at the start of your abstract (ICTSxx). Submissions without panel 
identifier or that fall outside the topics covered by the 23 panels will 
not be further considered.

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        Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:23:50 +0000
        From: Alexi Baker <A_S_Baker at MSN.COM>
        Subject: CFP Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition, Cambridge, 18-20 June 2015

Call for Papers and Art 

Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition
18 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
CRASSH, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Bldg, 7 West Rd, CB3 9DT  

Proposals for papers and for visual and performing art are welcome for the three-day interdisciplinary conference 'Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition'. The conference is supported by and will be held at the Centre for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge on 18-20 June 2015. The deadline for all proposals is 15 March 2015, and registration is expected to open in April 2015 (http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25668). There will be a history of science presence at the conference, including Professor Simon Schaffer among the invited speakers.

'Objects in Motion' will bring together diverse scholars, curators, writers, and artists to discuss material culture in transition. Material objects are produced within specific contexts - geographical, cultural, and temporal. This is true for things as diverse as the Great Sphinx built in Egypt at least 4500 years ago, the Lindisfarne Gospels illuminated in 8th-century Northumbria, a wooden ceremonial mask carved in 19th-century Nigeria, or a mobile phone made in 21st-century China.  

What happens when objects such as these transition into other contexts? How are differences in use and meaning negotiated? Sometimes later reinterpretations and reincarnations (including ‘fakes’ and reproductions) incorporate elements of the objects’ original use and meaning, and other times they diverge entirely. This can affect not only the objects themselves but also the knowledge and experiences embedded within or produced by them – as with books, musical recordings, and technologies. 

Scholars, curators, writers, and artists from all disciplines are welcome to propose relevant talks. Visual artists (including photographers) are also welcome to propose artwork on the theme to be displayed in the Alison Richard Building. Proposals for performing arts may be made as well, within the constraints of space and time stated below. The papers and art, selected by both CFP and invitation, will be complemented by events at local museums. 

These diverse contributions will help to shed light on material culture dynamics which remain highly relevant even today despite the growth of multinational corporations, global communication, and increasing standardisation. They will also foster productive dialogue on different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to studying and responding to these dynamics. 

Guidelines for proposing a paper 

Proposals for talks should be emailed to the convenor Dr. Alexi Baker (ab933 at cam.ac.uk) by 15 March 2015. They should include a title, an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief biography, contact information, and any institutional affiliations. Scholars at all stages of their careers including independent scholars are encouraged to apply, as are artists and writers who would like offer talks reflecting on the conference theme. 

Guidelines for proposing visual or performing arts 

Proposals for visual or performing arts which reflect upon the conference theme should be emailed to the convenor Dr. Alexi Baker (ab933 at cam.ac.uk) by 15 March 2015. The visual artwork will hang in the ground floor seminar rooms of the Alison Richard Building from the time of the conference until at least October 2015, and must be fitted to the available space and hanging facilities. 

The artist(s) must be able to transport their works to the Alison Richard Building themselves and to install them with limited assistance from staff. Each piece will need to come fitted with string or hooks on the back so that they can be attached to the hanging rails in the seminar rooms with nylon string. (The type of rails in use can be seen here: https://arbpublicart.wordpress.com/exhibiting-at-the-arb) Small labels may also be affixed near the artworks using white-tack. 

Proposals for performing arts will be considered as well as long as they can be staged within the limited space of a seminar room, and have a running time of less than one hour. Possibilities could include for example recitations, musical performances, or self-contained dramatic performances.  Proposals for visual or performing arts should consist of: 

•    Contact information and any institutional affiliations
•    Title of the installation or performance
•    Description of up to 250 words
•    CV and (if available) website of the artist
•    Examples of the work of the artist
•    Detailed installation or staging requirements

Call for Papers and Art online: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/assets/general/Objects_in_Motion_CFPA.pdf

        Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:12:48 +0000
        From: "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Register Now for HTRC UnCamp - March 30-31, 2015

Registration Now for HTRC UnCamp, March 30-31, 2015

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
March 30-31, 2015

University of Michigan
Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218

2015 UnCamp:
This year’s HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp will be held March 30-31, 2015 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This is the third iteration of the UnCamp—an event that is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Michelle Alexopoulos, of the University of Toronto Department of Economics and Professor Erez Lieberman Aiden of the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Read more about Michelle and Erez on the HTRC website.

Registration now at https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1011462
There are a limited number of spots, and some sessions will be participant driven, so plan to register in advance of the deadline (March 16, 2015)

Additional information, including detailed bios for speakers, introductions for keynotes and the full UnCamp program, will be posted at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2015 as it becomes available. The 2012 and 2013 UnCamp programs and presentations are also still available online.

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