[Humanist] 29.103 events: archives; the nature of experience

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jun 16 22:13:35 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 103.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    朱逸群 <simonycchu at gmail.com>                          (90)
        Subject: CFP: 6th International Conference of Digital Archives and
                Digital Humanities 2015- submission open until 15 July 2015

  [2]   From:    Michael Lissack <michael.lissack at gmail.com>               (21)
        Subject: Invitation to participate -- The Nature of Experience Salem
                Mass August 10-14, 2015

        Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:05:49 +0800
        From: 朱逸群 <simonycchu at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: 6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2015- submission open until 15 July 2015

Call for Papers

Focusing on East Asia:The 6th International Conference of Digital Archives
and Digital Humanities 2015


December 1-2, 2015

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Digital Humanities is the child born out of employing rapidly advanced
information technologies to systematically manage and explore the enormous
amount of data accumulated from various research fields. In general,
Digital Humanities refers to the application of information techniques and
the data manage system that comes with it, to investigate issues in
humanities, in particularly those that are considered difficult, or even
next to impossible to observe, describe, or analyze without the aid of
information techniques. For example, digital technology can deal with the
cross-area studies of broader geographical areas, or the diachronic and
comparative researches in longitudinal dimension.

Through constant exchange of ideas between scholars of both humanities and
information technologies, the development of Digital Humanities has now
gone beyond simple data mining and exploring new research themes within
one’s own research field. It is aimed to become an interdisciplinary
approach that will intertwine knowledge from various research fields, and
integrate different types of data and analytical techniques, in order to
develop new research topics and methodologies, and to motivate both
reflections on and paradigm shift of humanities.

Looking from a broader sense, information technologies and digital data
have already had very profound impacts on contemporary culture and in our
daily lives. Therefore, issues such as how exactly the application of
information techniques and digital data have impacted which aspect of
contemporary lives; how they have inspired creativities in societal
movements, cultural forms, and artistic expressions; and what will our
lives will be like living in a digital world in the future, have become
important research themes in Digital Humanities.

The theme of this year's conference, “Focusing on East Asia,” is founded on
this area’s specific languages, histories, social lives, and cultures
different from the Western and shape the unique DH research concerns and
topics in East Asia. We welcome submissions on featured topics and
researches based on the particularities of languages, texts, and
social-historical contexts in East Asia. The aims of this conference are:
to engage more researchers to participate in the ongoing dialogs that will
eventually lead to the integration of expertise from various disciplines,
to stimulate more new research themes, and ultimately to contribute to the
growth and flourishing of the East Asia’s research community of Digital

Topics of interest

We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the
following aspects of digital humanities, especially encourage papers
dealing with texts or data from East Asia (including Taiwan, Japan, Korea,
China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Southeast Asia):

Development of digital technologies and their applications to help
advancing humanities studies (including digital media, data mining,
software design, and modeling, etc.).

Interdisciplinary research and humanistic research in literature studies,
linguistics, culture, and history that are conducted with the use of
digital data or digital technology.

Research related to the impact of digital technologies on social,
institutional, and cultural aspects, as well as its impact on globalization
and multiculturalism.

Innovative forms of digital arts such as music, film and theatre; and
digital applications such as digital design and new media.

Other DH-related topics.

Submission Guidelines

The call for papers is open for all who are interested.

All submissions are to be done online (website:

Submitted abstracts should include title, an abstract of 1,000-3,000 words,
3-5 keywords, as well as the author’s name, affiliation & position, contact
number, and email. The papers will be reviewed. Authors of accepted
abstracts will be required to submit the full papers by October 1, 2015.

Publications: A Conference Proceeding will be distributed during the
conference. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit a
revised version after the conference. If accepted, it will be included in
the Series on Digital Humanities v. 7 published by the National Taiwan
University Press.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Midnight Taiwan time, July 15, 2015.

Notification of Acceptance: August 14, 2015.


Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Co-organizers (In Alphabetical Order)

College of Liberal Arts, National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan

Department of Computer Science, College of Science, National Cheng- chi
University, Taiwan

Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan

The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Conference Secretariat

Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Tel: 886-2-33669846

Email: dadhic at gmail.com

Address:No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan

        Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:09:47 +0000
        From: Michael Lissack <michael.lissack at gmail.com>
        Subject: Invitation to participate -- The Nature of Experience Salem Mass August 10-14, 2015

The Nature of Experience
Salem, Massachusetts
10-14 August 2015

This event has NO COST: please see http://isce.evolero.com/the-nature-of-experience

We have room for a dozen more participants

What distinguishes particular aspects of our flow of experience such that we label them as “an experience.”?  This labelling is a consistent part of our dialogue, but what is meant by it?    Some of these “experiences” play transformative roles in our life stories – how can they be distinguished?  Some of these “experiences” are spiritual and religious – do they have a special quality?  Some of these experiences center on action – how do they differ in terms of being “an experience” from those which are more cerebral and contemplative?

The well worn expression that “the unexamined life is not worth living” is often countered with “but the unlived life is not worth examining.”  Experience involves both living and examining.  The Nature of Experience is designed to question and explore perspectives on how we do both.  Invitees are drawn from philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, the arts, dance, music, drama, journalism, medicine and neuro-science ensuring a rich multi-disciplinary exchange of viewpoints and ideas.

The purpose of “The Nature of Experience” is to gather 25-30 scholars from many disciplines to focus on these questions from the perspective of a participant/observer. One cybernetic observation regarding experience is that quite often "change" happens not directly through some linear cause, but indirectly in that the cognized view of a situation shifts and that shift changes the affordance set which then leads to new actions. This event is designed to encourage such shifts in cognized views.

During the week, 12-15 scholars will give presentations but the bulk of the effort will be directed to discussion.  Participants will self organize into teams which will meet around the scheduled presentations for the purpose of discussion. Lunch will be organized such that there is cross-fertilization amongst the teams.  The setting has been chosen to further encourage continued discussion.

Our goal will be the production of a book.  Presenters and discussion participants will be encouraged to post preparatory materials on line for the use of the group. The entire week will be both recorded and transcribed and made available to the group for further reflection.  Both presentations and discussion materials will then be converted into book chapters.  It is our hope that presenters will team up with participant/observers to collaborate on individual book chapters. The presentations themselves will be videoed and will be made available as an on-line seminar.

Please join us.


Michael Lissack
14 Stratford Rd Marblehead MA 01945 
phone 617-710-9565

Michael is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, President of the American Society for Cybernetics, ISCE Professor of Meaning in Organizations, Visiting Fellow at Hull University Business School, and an Affiliate Member of the Center for Philosophy & History of Science at Boston University.

Modes of Explanation <http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/modes-of-explanation-michael-lissack/?isb=9781137406453> is now available.

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 (Winston Churchill)

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