[Humanist] 30.927 events: shaping data; science in public

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 27 07:10:06 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 927.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Angela Cassidy <angela.cassidy at GMAIL.COM>                 (67)
        Subject: Science in Public annual conference - final
                contribution/abstract deadline 1st May

  [2]   From:    Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>                     (24)
        Subject: CFP: Shaping Humanities Data, Pre-Conference for DH 2017

        Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:29:26 +0100
        From: Angela Cassidy <angela.cassidy at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Science in Public annual conference - final contribution/abstract deadline 1st May

Dear Colleagues,

We have extended the contribution/ abstract deadline for the Science in
Public conference until 1st May as we have secured extra space and really
hope you will think about submitting a proposal.

The meeting, to be held in Sheffield 10-12th July, will be the biggest
joint science and society/science and technology studies event in the UK in
2017 with a great line-up of keynote speakers (see below). We have already
had over 180 abstracts submitted and will be running ~50 sessions on a
really diverse set of topics. Please see
http://sipsheff17.group.shef.ac.uk/index.php?option=24 for a list of
proposed panels, or submit to Panel 88 (Open Stream).

The AsSIST and Science in Public annual meetings will be held as part of
the event with a number of related panels and discussion sessions.

To submit an abstract/ proposal please visit the conference website at:

Do come and join us for what is already going to be an excellent event!

Warren Pearce
Paul Martin
University of Sheffield

Science, Technology & Humanity

11th Annual Science in Public Conference

10th-12th July 2017, University of Sheffield. #SIPsheff17

Keynote speakers:

Sarah Whatmore (School of Geography and the Environment, University of

Steven Shapin (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University)

Dan Sarewitz (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State

Conference theme

Science and technology are essential ingredients of our humanity. The
emergence of fruitful and diverse scholarly perspectives on the history,
practice, communication, governance and impacts of scientific knowledge
reflects this fact. Yet rapid scientific and technological change has also
unsettled the idea of what it means to be human; for example, through new
frontiers in physical and cognitive enhancement, shift to knowledge
economies, and potential threats to employment from mass automation. These
changes take place in a context of broader challenges to expertise and
evidence, dramatically illustrated by the EU referendum and the election of
Donald Trump. Taking these matters seriously calls for a renewed focus on
compassion, benevolence and civilization. This year at Science in Public,
we ask:

How do science and technology affect what it means to be human?

We invite proposals for papers and other interventions from a wide range of
disciplines – including STS, history of science, science communication,
sociology, law, disability studies, geography, urban studies, development
studies – that reflect on this question across a range of topics including,
but not limited to:

Law, governance and new technologies
Responsible research and innovation
Political economy of science and technology
Gender, science and technology
Science policy
History of science and technology
The citizen in science and technology
Race and postcoloniality
Dis/ability in science and technology
Social, political and scientific imaginaries
Science and technology in science fiction
Science, art and humanity
Public involvement in science and technology
Social media as (in)humane technology
Human enhancement
Grand challenges to the future of humanity
Geographies of science and technology
Science and sustainability

For further information visit the conference website at:

        Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:58:42 +0000
        From: Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Shaping Humanities Data, Pre-Conference for DH 2017

Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference Workshop CFP

Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections

Galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) have been building digital collections for decades. Approaches developed to provide access to these collections often emulate analog research experiences that focus on supporting single object interactions and features like virtual "page" turners. While approaches of this kind have been very valuable for some kinds of scholarship, researchers and instructors seeking to leverage computation can find it difficult to work with collections developed in this vein. One barrier to developing approaches that better support these researchers is an incomplete understanding of how humanists, among others, are using and reusing cultural heritage data - and what they may need moving forward. 

Collections as Data https://collectionsasdata.github.io is one of a range of efforts encouraging cultural heritage organizations to develop collections and systems that are more amenable to emerging computational methods and tools. Beyond simply designing-to-fit, the movement towards computationally amenable collections provides an opportunity to  reframe, enrich, and/or contextualize collections in a manner that seeks to avoid replication of long standing biases inherent in cultural heritage collection practice. In this day-long Digital Humanities 2017 pre-conference workshop, we aim to engage directly with research and pedagogical practice that draws upon digital collection use. This workshop will ultimately inform the development of recommendations that aim to support cultural heritage community efforts to make collections available as data.


We seek proposals for talks, demonstrations (of projects, collections, tools, datasets, or other work), hands-on instruction, or walk-throughs that explore approaches and issues common to computational creation and/or use, and reuse, of digital collections. Proposals for talks can be brief (10 minutes) or extended (30 minutes). Similarly, proposals for demonstrations and hands-on instruction can be brief (30 minutes) or extended (60 minutes). We encourage submissions from all members of the DH community engaged with cultural heritage collection data, whether using data, preparing and stewarding data, or designing interfaces that enable discovery and access. We are invested in developing a program that reflects the international scope of DH work.

Please submit your proposal (300 words) using the online form 
by May 7, 2017 http://airmail.calendar/2017-05-07%2012:00:00%20EDT . Notification of acceptances will be sent out on or before June 1, 2017. The pre-conference workshop will take place August 7, 2017. For further information, or to check if your proposal will be appropriate, contact thomaspadilla at ucsb.edu.

Workshop Organizers

Thomas Padilla, University of California Santa Barbara
Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M University
Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop Program Committee

Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Inna Kizhner, Siberian Federal University
Alberto Martinez, Colegio de México
Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
Gimena Del Rio Riande, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)- University of Buenos Aires
Laurent Romary, DARIAH
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, University of Copenhagen
Melissa Terras, University College London

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