[Humanist] 31.453 events: science & literature; measurement; social networks

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 453.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    LH Conference <soumission at colloquelehavre.fr>             (20)
        Subject: Int. Conference "Social Networks, Digital Traces &
                Electronic Communication", Le Havre, june 6-8, 2018

  [2]   From:    George Vlahakis <000004bf727a80f0-dmarc-                  (23)
                request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: 3rd International Conference on Science and Literature- 1st
                Call for papers

  [3]   From:    Hasok Chang <hc372 at CAM.AC.UK>                             (81)
        Subject: Measurement at the Crossroads (Paris, 27-29 June 2018)

        Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:33:27 +0000
        From: LH Conference <soumission at colloquelehavre.fr>
        Subject: Int. Conference "Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication", Le Havre, june 6-8, 2018

International Conference
Social Networks,
Digital Traces &
Electronic Communication


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Information-Communication – IUT/University of Le Havre (France) is organizing a fifth international conference focusing on digital communication.

Click the link below to download the call for papers of the international conference “Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication”, which will take place in Le Havre (France), June 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018.

Proposals (3500 characters) must be submitted before February 2nd, 2018 at the following address: soumission at colloquelehavre.fr
Further information is available at: www.colloquelehavre.fr

Please act on or circulate as widely as possible this call for papers – Thank you.

Best Regards,

Organisation Committee.

Le Havre
June 2018


Further information is available at: www.colloquelehavre.fr

        Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:40:04 +0000
        From: George Vlahakis <000004bf727a80f0-dmarc-request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: 3rd International Conference on Science and Literature- 1st Call for papers



Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6(UPMC)
Hellenic Open University


2-4 July 2018
Paris, France 
First call for papers

Following the successful two International Conferences on Science and Literature which took place in Athens and Poellau this Conference is the third to be organized under the aegis of the Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST. The third International Conference will be co-organized by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UPMC) with the technical support of the Hellenic Open University. As it was the case with the first two Conferences, the third one does not have a specific theme, as its intent continues to be the creation of an open forum for all scholars interested in Science and Literature, thus bringing into the dialogue multiple perspectives. Nevertheless, the Conference will be organized along thematic sessions, according to the papers which will be accepted by the Scientific Committee.

Proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four papers should be submitted  from 1st December until the 29th of February 2018. They must include the title of the paper (or the theme of the panel), name and affiliation of the author(s), an abstract of no more than 350 words and a short CV of  up to five lines.

Proposals and inquiries about practical matters may be sent to gvlahakis at yahoo.com and konstantinos.tampakis at gmail.com 

An international scientific committee will review the submissions and notice ofacceptance will be sent within the first two weeks of March 2018.

Prof.Pauline Lescar will be the chair of the Local Organizing Committee and member of the Scientific Committee. 


Registration:  1st  February 2018 to May 30th 2018

Registration fees (include coffee, tea, refreshments and Conference material): 100 Euros

Fees for students and early career scholars: 50 Euros

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their accommodation in Paris, but the Conference organizers will be happy to give any necessary assistance.

Further information will be included in the second CfP which will be circulated on 5th January 2016. 

        Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:07:30 +0000
        From: Hasok Chang <hc372 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Measurement at the Crossroads (Paris, 27-29 June 2018)

Call for abstracts

Measurement at the Crossroads

June 27-29, 2018 

University Paris Diderot, France
Laboratoire Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire (SPHERE), Paris

Deadline: January 5, 2018

Measurement at the Crossroads is the third interdisciplinary conference to explore the history and philosophy of measurement after Dimensions of Measurement in Bielefeld (2013) and The Making of Measurement in Cambridge (2015). The organizers of the third conference, which will take place on 27-29 June 2018, in Paris, invite scholars interested in the history, philosophy and sociology of science to address questions related to measurement across disciplines ranging from the natural sciences to the life and human sciences.

The recent revival of the philosophy of measurement in the early 2000s appears to be instrumental in overcoming the tensions that obstructed science studies during much of the second half of the twentieth century. The Paris conference aspires to promote the new ways of addressing issues of quantification and measurement that are now emerging and promising to bridge the various gulfs – theoretical versus practical, descriptive versus normative – that have divided the philosophical, historical and sociological approaches to science. It is now recognized that questions of quantification transcend the earlier focus on meaning and representation which formerly attracted the attention of philosophers of science, and that these questions benefit from investigation alongside the means and processes that enable scientists, and human agents in general, to agree on their measurement results and make them reliable bases for decision and action. The resulting shift of attention towards the uses of measurement results in inference and prediction places the new agenda of philosophy of measurement at the crossroads of conceptual, epistemic, historical, material, technological and institutional issues.

The 2018 conference comes at a time when the field of metrology is about to reach an important turning point with the reform of the International System of Units (SI) that is to be announced by the end of 2018. With Measurement at the Crossroads we aspire to connect the discussions developing in the emerging field of history and philosophy of measurement with some of the issues arising from this major reshaping of the field of metrology. Special attention will thus be given to issues pertaining to the formation of systems of units and standards, as well as to related institutional matters. The conference will build upon the two former ones by inscribing these issues more explicitly in a world-wide and a long-term perspective. In addition to the enquiries related to the contemporary SI reform, time will therefore be allotted for studies concerned with how measurement units have been worked out in the past, from Antiquity to today’s reform, in different regions of the world. This will offer a cultural-anthropological outlook on metrology.
Some of the questions listed below might be helpful to guide contributors without in any way constraining them:

• Quantification and measurement practices 

Is it possible to devise a conception of quantity suited for all domains of science, and what are the specific difficulties raised by the definition of properties and quantities in the human sciences?

How can one deal with scientific error, especially experimental error? How can scientists evaluate uncertainty and risk relative to experimental results and their uses?

How can the study of measurement shed new light on the relations between theory, models, experiment and instrumentation?

How can philosophy of measurement contribute to classical problems of the philosophy of science? (e.g.: realism, conventionalism and operationalism in science)

• Units, standards and instruments

How did numbers, units and standards become separated in the course of history, and how did units become coordinated to one another through metrological systems of units?

How do standards contribute to the stabilization of facts? How do they affect human action and self-perception?

How do the descriptive and the normative intertwine in measurement?
What are the reasons behind the project of the new SI? What will be its conceptual, practical, technical and institutional consequences?

• Communities, institutions, normativity and trust

What social and institutional constraints are required to implement a global network of communicable, comparable and reliable measurement results?
How can decisions be taken on the basis of measurement under conditions of uncertainty?

What is the role of trust in the practice of measurement and in the assessment of scientific knowledge?

Can the philosophical, historical and sociological enquiry into measurement make us more aware of our responsibilities in the development of our technological society? 


Invited speakers

Karine Chemla (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Wendy Parker (Durham University, United Kingdom)
Oliver Schlaudt (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Eran Tal (McGill University, Canada)

Programme committee

Mieke Boon (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Thomas Coudreau (University Paris Diderot, France)
Olivier Darrigol (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Noël Dimarcq (CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, France)
Marie Gaille (CNRS, SPHERE, France)
Giora Hon (University of Haifa, Israel)
Matthieu Husson (CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, France)
Shaul Katzir (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Alain Leplège (University Paris Diderot, France)
Alexandre Mallard (Mines ParisTech, France)
Luca Mari (University Cattaneo, Italy)
Alfred Nordmann (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Léna Soler (University of Lorraine, France)
John Steele (Brown University, USA)
Mark Wilson (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Language of the conference
Abstract submission

The conference will host individual talks and symposiums (groups of 3 talks). The talks will be 40 minutes long, questions included.

Submissions should be PDF files blinded for peer review:

The individual contributors are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words.
Contributors who wish to propose a symposium should submit in the same file a 500-word synopsis that includes the title and theme of the symposium and a 500-word abstract for each talk in the symposium.

To submit abstracts go to the website of the conference: measurement2018 at sciencesconf.org, click on “Submit an abstract” and follow the instructions.


The fees for the conference and dinner will be as follows:
Researchers: EUR 50

Students (masters, PhD): EUR 20

Conference dinner (researchers): EUR 40

Conference dinner (students): EUR 20
Registration will be opened in February 2018.

Dates and deadlines

Deadline for submission: January 5, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2018.
Registration: will open in February 2018.
Conference: June 27-29, 2018.


Nadine de Courtenay (University Paris Diderot, France)
Fabien Grégis (Tel Aviv University, Israel & SPHERE, France)
Christine Proust (CNRS & University Paris Diderot, SPHERE, France)

measurement2018 at sciencesconf.org

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