[Humanist] 30.914 events: materiality & embodiment; corpus-building; pedagogy

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Sat Apr 22 08:53:25 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 914.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    James Poskett <jdgp2 at CAM.AC.UK>                           (26)
        Subject: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia CFP

  [2]   From:    Molly Des Jardin <mdesjardin at gmail.com>                   (39)
        Subject: Event Update: East Asian DH at Penn May 2

  [3]   From:    Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>                            (26)
        Subject: DPI 2017: Digital Pedagogy Institute 4th Annual Conference -

        Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:06:07 +0100
        From: James Poskett <jdgp2 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia CFP

Call for Papers
South-South II: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia and Africa
October 27-28, 2017
Columbia University, New York
The incorporation of non-humans as active participants in knowledge production has prepared the way for interrogations of the nature of “objects”, “bodies”, and their relationship to one another throughout history. Transregional studies of objects and bodies have often focused on narratives of circulation and migration. But how does an inclusion of an object or body’s embeddedness in certain geographies and temporal contexts enable new possibilities for research? Does a study of material culture, theorized through conceptions of objects and bodies, confound or confirm regional geographies? This conference seeks to give voice to histories of materiality and embodiment in the Global South, in particular in Africa and Greater Asia broadly defined.
This conference thus poses two primary questions. First, how can African and Asian concepts and archives be used to reframe discourses on materiality and embodiment in the Global South? Second, what new optics of research do historical and historiographical questions about materiality and embodiment within the geographies of Greater Asia and Africa enable? Between these framing questions, many more emerge: how does the study of material culture intersect with processes of both circulation and embeddedness? How do materials themselves structure political economies? What are the ways, if any, of recovering histories of materials without the histories of humans? What purposes do materials serve in therapeutics, and how do they shape wellbeing - whether biomedical, physiological, psychological, political, religious, or otherwise? Where does the line between human and material blur, and in what ways can materiality be understood as an extension of embodiment or personhood?
The conference aims to facilitate historical and theoretical discussions around these questions. Themes of interest include but are not limited to:
“Materiality” and “embodiment” as categories of research
Object and body histories: biographies, agencies, genealogies, and ontologies
Objects and bodies and the transmission of skills or experience
Humans as objects/materials and vice-versa
Objects in and as archives
Economic and legal histories of commoditization and object-regulation
Refuse and garbage
Rituals, politics, and economies of artifacts, comestibles, etc.
Medical, chemical, biological, botanical, and textual objects and bodies
This two-day conference will take place on October 27th and 28th at Columbia University in New York. We invite graduate students, recent graduates, non-tenure-track faculty across disciplines such as Anthropology, Art History, History, History of Science, Philosophy, African, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Studies, Religion, and others to submit abstracts (300 words or less) along with a CV by June 1, 2017 to southsouthconference at gmail.com <mailto:southsouthconference at gmail.com>. We especially seek papers from colleagues in Greater Asia and Africa and hope to have limited travel bursaries and accommodation for them.
Contact email: southsouthconference at gmail.com 
Look for updates on: http://cih.columbia.edu/south-south-ii/ 
Click here  http://cih.columbia.edu/events/south-south/  for information about last year’s South-South conference, “Intellectual History across Middle East and South Asia, 1857-1948”.

        Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:13:30 -0400
        From: Molly Des Jardin <mdesjardin at gmail.com>
        Subject: Event Update: East Asian DH at Penn May 2

Dear colleagues,

Please join me for a set of fantastic invited speakers and engaging
discussion on the afternoon of May 2 in Philadelphia. Although the
focus of this event is East Asian corpus-building, it is conducted
entirely in English and should be interesting for those from a variety
of regions and disciplines. Hope to see you there at Van Pelt Library
on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Please register at the link


Building a Corpus and Making It Work!

In conjunction with the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, the Penn
Libraries will be hosting a series of presentations titled, "Building
a Corpus and Making it Work!" on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 2. This
event focuses on building as well as using corpora in non-Western
languages and covers existing and proposed digital corpora, and
potential applications. Seven invited speakers will discuss their
projects related to East Asian text digitization, manipulation, and
analysis. All are welcome and the presentations will appeal to those
in the humanities, computer science, data visualization, and more;
there will be plenty of time for discussion among the disciplines. The
language of the event is English although the content covered will
necessarily involve resources in Japanese and Chinese.

Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier (University of Pennsylvania)
Hideki Mima (University of Tokyo)
Kevin Bullaughey (University of Pennsylvania)
Mark Ravina (Emory University)
Donald Sturgeon (Harvard University)
Aswin Mannepalli (University of Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kislak Center Seminar Room 626, 6th Floor
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Warm regards,

Molly C. Des Jardin, PhD

        Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:40:55 +0000
        From: Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>
        Subject: DPI 2017: Digital Pedagogy Institute 4th Annual Conference - CFP

DPI 2017: Digital Pedagogy Institute 4th Annual Conference
The 4th Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute conference will be held this August at Brock University in the beautiful Niagara Peninsula:

Dates: Wednesday August 16 – Thursday August 17, 2017
Location: Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario)
Website: brocku.ca/dpi2017<http://brocku.ca/dpi2017>
Twitter: @DPI2017

Proposal Deadline: June 1
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 22

The two-day conference will include keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, and digital tool training that focus on the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Plenary Speakers:

•          Dr. Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
"Learning to Collaborate (or Why You Should Hang Out with Librarians)"

•          Dr. Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island
"The State of Digital Pedagogy: Where Networks and Institutions Intersect"

•          Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, Georgia Tech
"The Hip Hop Archive as Pedagogical Design Issue: Speculating Across the Digital to the Physical "

[Call for Proposals, Call for Papers, CFP]
Online Proposal Submissions at: brocku.ca/dpi2017<http://brocku.ca/dpi2017>
You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, workshop, or poster:

•      digital pedagogy best practices in the Humanities or Social Sciences;
•      digital pedagogy collaborations between faculty, educational developers, librarians, and/or graduate/undergraduate students;
•      digital pedagogy collaborations with organizations outside the academy;
•      the state of digital pedagogy education in higher education;
•      digital pedagogy case studies, including course and assignment innovations;
•      innovative new uses for traditional digital pedagogy tools.

The Digital Pedagogy Institute is a partnership between Brock University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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