[Humanist] 28.775 events: Susan Hockey Lecture; culture & computing; cultural literacy

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Sat Feb 28 08:06:33 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 775.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Julianne Nyhan <j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk>                        (41)
        Subject: UCLDH: The Susan Hockey Lecture in Digital Humanities

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (47)
        Subject: Call for Papers: International Conference on Culture and

  [3]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>                    (34)
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe 2015 - programme out

        Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:32:44 +0000
        From: Julianne Nyhan <j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: UCLDH: The Susan Hockey Lecture in Digital Humanities

The Susan Hockey Lecture in Digital Humanities  

The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities was founded in 2010, and to
celebrate the achievements of the centre over the last five years we are
launching a named lecture series, The Susan Hockey Lecture in Digital
Humanities.  We are
delighted to invite you to the inaugural lecture on 27 May 2015 and are
especially pleased to announce that Professor Susan Hockey will be the

Digital Humanities: Perspectives on Past, Present and Future
Professor Susan Hockey
Wednesday 27 May, 6pm
Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theare, Roberts Building, UCL

In our first installment of The Susan Hockey Lecture series, Professor
Susan Hockey discusses the trajectory of digital humanities from its many
years on the fringes to its current position at the centre of the
humanities scholarly arena, and its future challenges. Today, conferences,
courses and publications in digital humanities abound, and jobs are
advertised almost every week. The advent of the World Wide Web shifted
emphasis from analytical software to communication and publication tools
bringing humanities resources to a much wider audience in classrooms and in
the home. The groundwork for many of these new ways of working is in place
now. Some time in the future, humanities information sources will be mainly
digital. What are the implications of a much broader user community for
these resources, and for libraries and archives, the traditional custodians
of humanities information sources? How can research in digital humanities
contribute to future developments? And what should our students learn in
order to build successfully on what has already been achieved?

All are welcome and the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in
the Roberts Foyer.

Please note that registration is required:

Dr Julianne Nyhan
Lecturer in Digital Information Studies
University College London

020 7679 2476 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 2476) Office: G42, Foster Court
Email: j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/julianne-nyhan/

        Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:14:18 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Papers: International Conference on Culture and Computing

The International Conference on Culture and Computing will be held at Kyoto University from 17-19 October, 2015.

Culture and Computing is a new research area which aims to overcome different cultural issues in international communities using information and communication technologies (ICT). There are various research directions in the relations between culture and computing: to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital archives), to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital humanities), to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art), to realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent), to support multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT (cf. intercultural collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and Web (cf. net culture).

The International Conference on Culture and Computing provides an opportunity to share research issues and discuss the future of culture and computing, which was established in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan in 2010, and has been held once every two years in Kyoto, Japan since 2011. The conference is also held in even years when there is a voluntary host city (e.g., Culture and Computing 2012 in Hangzhou, China). 

Culture and Computing 2015 will also be organized with an exhibition on the integration of state of the art cultural computing technologies and Japanese traditional culture, along with a number of organized sessions. To understand the proceedings at the previous conferences, please visit below. http://www.astem.or.jp/virtual-lab/culture/conference.

We invite submission to a wide range of venues including papers, posters, and demos. Submissions are solicited on any aspect on the intersection of culture and computing, but are expected to be suitable for a multidisciplinary audience. In Culture and Computing 2015, we especially encourage submissions on three topics below:

	• Culture and computing for Tokyo Olympics
	• Open data for culture and computing
	• Culture in social network
Other examples of suitable submission topics include:

	• Archiving cultural heritages
	• Information environments for humanity studies
	• Art and design by information technologies
	• Digital storytelling
	• Intercultural communication and collaboration
	• Culturally situated agents and simulations
	• Game and culture
	• Analysis of new culture in the Internet and Web
	• Culture and brain science
	• VR (virtual reality) application for culture
	• Digital libraries for cultural materials
	• Sound archiving of intangible cultural properties
	• Digital humanities
	• Culture based media art & music

All submissions must report original work that has not been previously published. There are three types of presentations: papers, posters and demos. For oral presentation, a full paper with the length of 6-8 pages should be submitted. For poster presentation, a poster paper with a limit of two pages should be submitted. For demonstration, an extended summary of the demo system should be submitted with a limit of two pages. All submissions will be reviewed by three distinguished researchers in the area of culture and computing. Accepted papers/posters/demos will appear in the conference proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services. 

All submissions should be submitted electronically in English with an abstract (150 words) via EasyChair at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=culture2015. 

The submissions should follow the formatting instructions for publishing with Conference Publishing Services:http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. (Please choose the US letter type for the paper template) 

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 4th, 2015
Full Paper submission: May 11, 2015
Acceptance notification: June 29, 2015
Camera ready: July 20, 2015

Poster submission: May 25, 2015
Acceptance notification: June 29, 2015
Camera ready: July 20, 2015

Demo submission: May 25, 2015
Acceptance notification: June 29, 2015
Camera ready: July 20, 2015


Please direct any inquiries about the conference to culture2015 [AT] ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp. 

        Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:40:44 +0000
        From: Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe 2015 - programme out

Cultural Literacy in Europe

Full information is on the project website: http://cleurope.eu To book your
place: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/bih/cle/


This international conference brings together academics interested in the
development of Literary and Cultural Studies in Europe and beyond with
European policymakers. The language of the conference will be English.
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London: Gordon Square WC1H 0PD and Malet
Street (Torrington Place) WC1E 7HX. The conference includes five keynote
talks, 36 short papers, a policymaker panel, an art installation, a film
showing, a book-launch, a poster session and a practical workshop.

Researchers practising literary-and-cultural studies [LCS] examine a vast
range of social and cultural objects through the lens of literary thinking
– analysing textuality, fictionality, rhetoricity and historicity, and
developing ‘cultural literacy’. How can LCS research and cultural literacy
contribute to solving the major challenges of Europe today?

Academic fields:

Cultural memory, Translation & migration, Digital textuality, Biopolitics &
the body.

Keynote speakers:

Prof Aleida Assmann, Prof Michael Cronin, Prof Lars Elleström, Prof Sir
David King & Prof Alexandre Quintanilha


Dr Monica Dietl, Prof Maureen Freely, Dr Philippe Keraudren, Prof Svend
Erik Larsen, Prof Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Angela Schindler-Daniels, Prof
Milena Žic Fuchs

Queries to http://cleurope.eu/contact/

Dr Arianna Ciula
Department of Humanities
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH arianna.ciula at roehampton.ac.uk
| www.roehampton.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 5763
Follow us on Twitter @UORHumanities @ariciula

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