[Humanist] 30.909 events: networks in history & archaeology; history & philosophy of computing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 20 07:57:28 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 909.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Helena_Durnová <hdurnova at ped.muni.cz>                    (23)
        Subject: CfP: 4th International Conference on the History and
                Philosophy of Computing, 4-7 October 2017, Brno, CZ
                (deadline: 15 May 2017)

  [2]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (29)
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past 2017, August 24-25th 2017,
                Bournemouth University (UK)

        Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:22:25 +0000
        From: Helena_Durnová <hdurnova at ped.muni.cz>
        Subject: CfP: 4th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, 4-7 October 2017, Brno, CZ (deadline: 15 May 2017)
        In-Reply-To: <41ca05507305423b9c0509eeffee210f at EX13-05.utu.fi>

Second Call for Papers

4th International Conference on History and Philosophy of Computing

Masaryk University Brno 4-7 October 2017

held under the auspices of the

DHST/DLMPS Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC)


In their societal impact, computers have grown way beyond their roots in mathematics and logic. Their ubiquity since the late 20th century has increased the number and impact of several of the original questions raised by early computer scientists and practitioners: questions about their expected and intended behaviour, as Alan Turing did when asking whether machines can think; questions about their ontology, as John von Neumann did when asking what the computer and the human brain have in common; questions about their role in performing human tasks, as Norbert Wiener did when asking whether automatic translation is possible. With new technologies, the need for rethinking formal and technological issues is crucial.

HaPoC conferences aim to bring together researchers exploring the various aspects of the computer from historical or philosophical standpoint. The series aims at an interdisciplinary focus on computing, rooted in historical and philosophical viewpoints. The conference brings together researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape

For HaPoC 2017 we welcome contributions from logicians, philosophers and historians of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists and mathematicians. We also invite contributions on the use of computers in art. As HaPoC conferences aim to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions among researchers, contributions stimulating such discussions are preferable. Topics include but are not limited to:

- History of computation (computational systems, machines, mechanized reasoning, algorithms and programs, communities of computing and their paradigms,...) - Foundational issues in computer science and computability (models of computability, Church-Turing thesis, formal systems for distributed, cloud and secure computing, semantic theories of programming languages, ...)

- Philosophy of computing (computer as brain / mind, epistemological issues, ...)

- Computation in the sciences (computer experiments and simulations, computer-aided systems for teaching and research, ...)

- Computer and the arts (temporality in digital art; narration in interactive art work, speculative software, programming as a deferred action, computing and affect, performativity of code, eristic of HCI, ...)

We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the conference to submit a short abstract of approximately 200 words and an extended abstract of at most a 1000 words (references included)

Submit through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapoc2017

Deadline for abstracts and extended abstracts: 15 May 2017

Notifications of acceptance: July 2016

Accepted papers will be presented in 30 minute slots including discussion. Abstracts must be written in English. Please note that the format of uploaded files must be in .pdf. Submissions without extended abstract will not be considered.

Conference fee: EUR 150, including welcome reception and conference dinner

The conference will be preceded by a special workshop on the reception of Hilbert's axiomatic method in Eastern Europe on 3 October 2017, organized by Mate Szabó (see the link in the left column for more details). Accompanying cultural programme will include: the remake of the 1968 Brno exhibition Computer Graphic (featuring Frieder Nake and others), the first computer art exhibition in Eastern Europe, preceding Cybernetic Serendipity by several months, Live coding performance (inspired by the Exhibition Computer Graphic), the concert Exposition of New Music (contemporary music), and field recordings of Brno (student project)

Jiří Raclavský - Jana Horáková - Helena Durnová
PC chairs

        Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:45:50 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past 2017, August 24-25th 2017, Bournemouth University (UK)
        In-Reply-To: <41ca05507305423b9c0509eeffee210f at EX13-05.utu.fi>

Call for papers 
The Connected Past 2017: : The Future of Past Networks? 
August 24-25th 2017, 
Bournemouth University (UK) TheConnected Past 2017

August 22-23rd 2017 Practical Networks Workshop

The Connected Past 2017 is a multi-disciplinary,international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informalplatform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the humanpast. 

It will be preceded by atwo-day practical workshop offering hands-on experience with a range of networkscience methods.

Deadline call for papers: May 21, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2017

Conference registration(includes coffee breaks and lunch): £35
Workshop registration (includes coffee breaks): £20

Keynotes: Eleftheria Paliou and discussant Chris Tilley (tbc)

Organisers: Fiona Coward, Anna Collar & Tom Brughmans

Call for Papers

Five years have passed since the first Connected Past conference (Southampton 2012) brought together scholars working in archaeology, history, physics, mathematics and computer science to discuss how network methods, models and thinking might be used to enhance our understanding of the human past. Much has happened in these intervening years: applications of network analysis have expanded rapidly; anumber of collected volumes dealing explicitly with network analysis of the past have been published (e.g. The Connected Past, OUP 2016; Special issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 2015; Network Analysis in Archaeology, OUP 2013); and several dedicated groups of scholars are thriving, including the Connected Past itself which hosted conferences in Paris and London, but also the Historical Network Research group, Res-Hist and others. The Connected Past 2017 will provide an opportunity to take stock of the developments of the past five years and to discuss the future of network research in archaeology and history. How will new network models, methods and thinking shape the ways we study the past? 

We welcome submissions of abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are notlimited to: 

●       Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks

●       Networks,space and place

●       Network change over time

●       What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?

●       Categories in the past vs categories in our analysis: etic or emic, pre-determined or emergent?

●       Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential limitations

Please submit your abstractlimited to 250 words before midnight (GMT) of May 21st 2017 to connectedpast2017 at gmail.com  

NB. If there is sufficient demand, we will endeavour to organise a crêche for delegates’ children (under 3). An extra fee may be payable for this, although fee-waivers may be available in certain circumstances. Further details would be provided in due course. In order to allow us to assess demand, please let us know in advance if this would be useful for you.  

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