[Humanist] 30.445 events: EADH Day (Rome); Dean Irvine (Agile); edges, surfaces, materialities (UCLA)

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Fri Oct 28 10:40:14 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 445.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>                     (52)
        Subject: UCLA Symposium: Composition Across/Between Edges, Surfaces
                and Materialities Dec. 8, 2016

  [2]   From:    Anna Jordanous <A.K.Jordanous at kent.ac.uk>                 (62)
        Subject: A week of DH events at the University of Kent (UK) with DH
                Visiting Fellow Dean Irvine (Agile Humanities Agency,

  [3]   From:    Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>                   (95)
        Subject: CfP: 3rd EADH DAY, in conjunction with AIUCD 2017, Sapienza
                Un. Roma,  Jan 25, 2017

        Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:03:52 -0400
        From: Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>
        Subject: UCLA Symposium: Composition Across/Between Edges, Surfaces and Materialities Dec. 8, 2016

Dear all,

I am happy to announce (if you have not seen this elsewhere) two events at
UCLA in early December (Dec 8-9) co-organized by Miriam Posner, Patrik
Svensson and myself.

All best,

Composition Across/Between Edges, Surfaces and Materialities
Symposium, Dec 8, 2016

This symposium explores compositions that happen, emerge, or are partly
enacted at edges, between surfaces and across materialities, scales and
modalities. These kinds of compositions–narrative, artistic, scholarly,
political, infrastructural, etc.–demand a reorientation of established
knowledge models, critical stances, vocabularies and infrastructures. They
shift our attention to their architecture – conceptual and material – and
the very process of composition as argumentative, narrative, and strategic
media ideations. The symposium aims to develop further understandings of
these compositions and partake in the imagining of new practices based on
prolonged conversations, a range of concrete examples and thematic

Questions addressed include: What compositions might be possible (and not
possible) in contemporary – complex and multimodal – information ecologies?
What tools and narrative/material strategies would be necessary to enact
them? How can we go beyond “edged” thinking and practice (and contemporary
compositional regimes)? How can we learn from earlier and contemporary work
on materially complex compositions? What is the compositional significance
of the edges? How do they affect material relations of power? How can they
be used to enact social and cultural shifts? Participants bring expertise
from a range of fields and practices including literary studies, design,
scientific visualization, digital humanities, media studies, art history,
classics, media arts, and information studies.

Among invited and confirmed participants (so far) are: Rita Raley, Ricardo
Domínguez, Mark Marino, Anne Balsamo, Zach Horton, Carter Emmart, Johanna
Drucker, Erkki Huhtamo and Jeremy Douglass.

More information and registration here:

Please register and join us in Southern California/at UCLA in December (and
also take the opportunity to attend the event described below)! Registered
participants may be asked to be invited participants.

Encoding Diversity
Seminar, Dec 9, 2016, 10 am-12
Room 111, Information Studies Building.

This UCLA Digital Humanities Seminar engages with critical themes inside
and outside the field. The format is meant to be inviting, generous, sharp,
dialogic and experimental. The theme for the December 9 seminar - "Encoding
Diversity" - invites critical-material engagement with the encoding of
library systems, biodiversity databases, public systems, (digital
humanities) institutions and organizations, visual archives, digital
humanities "data" and more. The use of "encoding" is also meant to indicate
an interest in the active engagement with making, challenging and changing
such structures. The conversation will include Ursula Heise, Geoffrey
Bowker,  Safiya Umoja Noble, Élika Ortega and Todd Presner. No registration

        Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:00:55 -0500
        From: Anna Jordanous <A.K.Jordanous at kent.ac.uk>
        Subject: A week of DH events at the University of Kent (UK) with DH Visiting Fellow Dean Irvine (Agile Humanities Agency, Canada)

Dear all, please see the following DH events at the University of Kent (Canterbury / Medway, UK) between 8th-10th November, which we would like to invite you to. 

Tuesday’s event is especially for postgraduate students, Wednesday’s event is especially for those planning digital humanities grants applications (and we’d love to discuss new collaborations!) Thursday’s event is a discussion for all interested in digital humanities. 

We are very pleased to be hosting Dean Irvine for the week, who is visiting us from Agile Humanities Agency / Dalhousie University, Toronto, Canada.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-irvine-8b30a093 <https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-irvine-8b30a093>
http://agilehumanities.ca/  http://agilehumanities.ca/

Hope you can join us during these events?

Anna Jordanous

PS Different events will be held at different campuses, please do take careful note of which campus to come to as we wouldn’t want you to be put out by going to the wrong town!
Canterbury campus: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury/canterbury-campus 
Medway campus: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/medway 

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Helen Brooks <H.E.M.Brooks at kent.ac.uk>
> Reply-To: Helen Brooks <H.E.M.Brooks at kent.ac.uk>
> Dear All, 
> I’m delighted to formally announce our programme for the Visiting Digital Humanities Fellow, Dean Irvine (Agile Humanities Agency) in November.
> We’ve lined up a great series of events and it would be good to see as many of you coming as possible - please do also circulate to PGs and colleagues who may be interested. Tickets for all events (except the DH Forum need to be booked) and please confirm with me if you’ll be at the DH Forum so I can do catering. 
> Tuesday 8 November, 3-6pm: Studio 7, Jarman Building, Canterbury
> Using Digital Methodologies as a PG Researcher 
> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-digital-methodologies-as-a-pg-researcher-tickets-28737406356 <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-digital-methodologies-as-a-pg-researcher-tickets-28737406356>
> Wednesday 9 November, 10-4pm: Intellectual Hub, Computing, Medway
> Project/Grant Development Workshop: Making Digital Humanities work for you
> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/projectgrant-development-workshop-making-digital-humanities-work-for-you-tickets-28738907847 <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/projectgrant-development-workshop-making-digital-humanities-work-for-you-tickets-28738907847>
> Thursday 10 November: 5-7pm, Studio 6, Jarman Building, Canterbury 
> Digital Humanities Forum: a panel discussion on the landscape of Digital Humanities
> please confirm attendance by email reply to Helen Brooks <H.E.M.Brooks at kent.ac.uk> 
> Best wishes
> Helen 
> Dr Helen E. M. Brooks | Senior Lecturer in Drama | School of Arts, University of Kent
> Deputy Director of Research with responsibility for Impact and Public Engagement
> Chair - Digital Humanities Forum
> Add: 2-35 Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG
> Tel: +44 (0)1227 82 7142 | Web: www.kent.ac.uk/arts/staff-profiles/profiles/drama/brooks  http://www.kent.ac.uk/artts/staff-profiles/profiles/drama/brooks.html  | Twitter: @drhelenbrooks|
> Co-Investigator: Gateways to the First World War (an AHRC consortium for public engagement with WW1)
> Web: www.gatewaysfww.org.uk  http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/  | Follow us online: @gatewaysfww | www.facebook.com/gatewaysfww  http://www.facebook.com/gatewaysfww
> This email is confidential to the intended recipient. If you have received it in error please notify the sender and delete it from your computer.

Dr Anna Jordanous
Lecturer & School Representative for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)
School of Computing
Medway Building - NEW OFFICE: M3-32
Medway campus
University of Kent
Chatham Maritime
Kent ME4 4AG
Tel: +44 (0)1634 202990
Email: a.k.jordanous at kent.ac.uk <mailto:a.k.jordanous at kent.ac.uk>
Web: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/akj22/  http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/akj22/

        Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:50:02 +0200
        From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>
        Subject: CfP: 3rd EADH DAY, in conjunction with AIUCD 2017, Sapienza Un. Roma,  Jan 25, 2017

CfP: 3rd EADH DAY, 
Sapienza University Roma
January 25, 2017

The third annual European Association for the Digital Humanities Symposium
(EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Conference of
the Associazione Informatica Umanistica e Culture Digitali (AIUCD,
Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Cultures) which will take
place at the University Sapienza of Roma from the 24th to the 28th of
January 2017 (http://aiucd2017.aiucd.it/). The 3rd EADH day will take place
on Wednesday January 25, 2017.

The objective of EADH days is to raise awareness for DH research activities
beyond the regional conference context. The format of EADH day is designed
to facilitate exchange and networking initiatives among European DH
research communities and in particular to foster the participation of early
career scholars to local DH conferences around Europe.

The 3rd EADH Day will be articulated in two main sessions. The morning
session is theme oriented; it will be opened by a keynote speech given by
an affirmed scholar in the EADH community and will hopefully be closed by a
lively and open debate to which all the delegates can participate. This
year theme is:

“Diversity, multiculturalism and theoretical foundations of DH: how big can
the tent be?”

The 3rd EADH day will be opened by a keynote speech by *Barbara Bordalejo*,
Assistant Professor at Leuven University and member of EADH executive board.

The afternoon session is open to any relevant subject in DH such as recent
research developments, key topics of interest to the digital humanities
community, project or tool presentations.

Participants may contribute directly to the EADH Day in both sessions:

   1.    Through presentations of a 10 minute lightning talk

   2.    Through the proposal of a challenge for participants to address during
   the event. Challenges can be presented in creative ways: round tables with
   respondents and / or speakers / audience sharing the stage in turns,
   multimedia presentations, short sketches, students' projects, are only some
   of the formats which come to mind.

Participants wishing to present lightning talks should provide a 500 words
abstract of the presentation in English which will be made available online
prior to the event. Challenges should take the form of an open question
(e.g. ‘How do we teach Digital Humanities?’ ‘What is the social resonance
of Digital Humanities?’, ‘What is the contribution of Digital Humanities to
collective memory and public history?’ etc.), with one or two paragraphs of
text justifying its significance.

Proposals must be submitted via AIUCD 2017 ConfTool 
by the 5th of December 2016. Lightning talks and challenges will be
selected by an EADH panel.

Presentation of a lightning talk or a challenge is not a requirement to
participate and anyone may register to attend the event via the AIUCD
Conftool website website.

Participation in the 3rd EADH Day is free of charge for registered
participants of AIUCD 2017. For people who only choose to take part in the
3rd EADH Day fees are as follows:

   -    Members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs € 10
   -    Non members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs € 30

Information on how to become a member of EADH are available at
https://eadh.org/about/membership. Information on membership for COs and
AOs can be found on their respective web sites.
EADH-day bursaries

In order to facilitate the participation of early career scholars to the
EADH Day, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH), *offers 5
bursaries of 300 EUR* for young scholars presenting a talk at the 3rd EADH
Day, which will take place at the Sapienza University of Roma on Wednesday
25 January, 2017.

Conditions of eligibility

As the objective of EADH days is to raise awareness for DH research
activities beyond the regional conference context and to facilitate
exchange and networking initiatives among European DH research
communities, participants
from countries other than Italy will have priority in the allocation of the
bursaries. Participants whose journey is supported by their department /
institution should not apply.

Applications can be submitted via ConfTool together with the abstract of
proposals for the EADH Day, uploading a PDF file including: (1) a max
one-page CV, (2) a short motivation letter which explains benefits from
attending and individual contribution to the EADH Day.

Selection of the bursary winner and award of the bursary

The bursary winners will be chosen among the participants whose
contribution to the EADH Day was accepted and who have registered for the
EADH day or the EADH Day and the AIUCD 2017 conference. Selection criteria
are (a) the quality of the abstract, especially its originality and
innovation potential (scholarly, technical or methodological), and (b) the
evidence of need for support provided in the motivation letter. Preference
is given to members of EADH, of an EADH Associate Organisation or of an
EADH Partner Organisation.

Awardees are expected to deliver a report (in the form of a blog post) at
the latest two weeks after the 3rd EADH Day.

Bursary winners will be notified on the 10th of January 2017. They will be
awarded the bursary during a prize allocation ceremony that will take place
at the end of the EADH Day on Wednesday January 24. Questions regarding the
bursary can be addressed in French Italian or English to: aiucd2017 at aiucd.it

Fabio Ciotti
Dept. Studi letterari, Filosofici e Storia dell’arte
University of Roma Tor Vergata
President "Associazione Informatica Umanistica e Cultura Digitale" (AIUCD)

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