[Humanist] 30.702 events: science of information 1870-1945; phraseology; HASTAC

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 702.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>                        (28)
        Subject: Conference Reminder: The Science of Information, 1870-1945,
                Feb 23-25

  [2]   From:    Katina Rogers <krogers at gc.cuny.edu>                       (89)
        Subject: CFP: HASTAC 2017 (Nov 2-4, Orlando, FL)

  [3]   From:    "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>                     (134)
        Subject: FIRST CFP: Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology

        Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:07:50 +0000
        From: "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>
        Subject: Conference Reminder: The Science of Information, 1870-1945, Feb 23-25

The Science of Information, 1870-1945: 
The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age
February 23-25, 2017
University of Pennsylvania

In partnership with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce:
The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age
February 23-25, 2017

Registration is free and open to the public but required. For more information and to register, go to http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/science_of_information.html

Between about 1870 and 1945, for visionaries and planners around the world, projects for assembling universal knowledge and projects for effecting a universal political order went hand-in-hand. This symposium will investigate the development of intertwining utopianisms in internationalist politics and in the science of information during this period. This span of years stretches from the onset of modern war, in America and Western Europe, to its most horrific climax in World War II. It is also the period during which global transportation and communications systems were constructed, the modern global economy was knit together, and both scientific and humanistic scholarship became a professional and global enterprise. Such developments made the collection and sharing of information and the establishment of accord among nation-states especially urgent, the stuff of utopian speculation, pacifist dreams, and, sometimes, pragmatic nightmares. A striking measure of this urgency was the formation in 1922 of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, the primary aim of which was to address and resolve issues at the intersection of information and diplomacy.

This period is also approximately the lifespan of one of the foremost of these dreamers: the pioneering information scientist Paul Otlet. Otlet, along with his partner, the Belgian statesman and the 1913 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Henri La Fontaine, championed internationalist ideals in their campaign to promote democratic access to universal knowledge. In light of the emergence of contemporary forms of information utopianism centered on the internet, big data, and the political possibilities of social media and other information technologies, Otlet in particular has become a figure of much interest among both historians of science and historians of libraries and information management. A principal goal of this conference is to bring these communities together to work towards a collective understanding of the hodgepodge of familiar and strange utopian projects that characterized this eventful seventy-five years. How did internationalist thought shape how information was processed and disseminated? Why did some political and information-sharing projects succeed and others founder? Did political and information universalism always go hand-in-hand? Could political universalism instead be paired with skepticism about information-gathering, or information universalism with nationalism? In answering these questions, this conference will shed new light on a pivotal aspect of the making of the modern world and generate valuable perspectives to inform conversations about political and information universalism today.

The conference will take place at the Beckman Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (map <https://goo.gl/maps/ej6HC9vGgfC2>) and the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor, map at the bottom of the page at <http://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu>)

Speakers include:

·        Alistair Black, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
·        Rachel Sagner Buurma, Swarthmore College
·        Alex Csiszar, Harvard University
·        Teresa Davis, Princeton University
·        Robert Fox, University of Oxford
·        Eva Hemmungs Wirten, Linköping University
·        Evan Hepler-Smith, Harvard University
·        Robert Kargon, The Johns Hopkins University
·        Peter Lor, University of Pretoria
·        Kathy Peiss, University of Pennsylvania
·        Lynn Ransom, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
·        W. Boyd Rayward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
·        Geert Somsen, Maastricht University
·        Steven Witt, Center for Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
·        Nader Vosougghian, New York Institute of Technology

This conference is supported by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund, the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://cgs.illinois.edu/  with the support of the US Department of Education Title VI grant, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation http://www.delmas.org .

        Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:26:23 -0500
        From: Katina Rogers <krogers at gc.cuny.edu>
        Subject: CFP: HASTAC 2017 (Nov 2-4, Orlando, FL)

Dear friends,

We hope you will consider submitting a proposal to the HASTAC 2017
Conference in Orlando, Florida! Please see details below.


HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, November 2-4, 2017

FULL DETAILS ON WEBSITE  http://hastac2017.org/index.php/cfp/ 
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Submissions Deadline:  April 7, 2017

In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to
explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to
tourists worldwide for theme parks that bring to life many imagined worlds
and narratives, most of which reflect back to us dominant discourses and
ideologies. Likewise, digital humanities struggles with building towards a
future that is more inclusive and interdisciplinary. This year, we hope to
address the unsolved hard problems and explore the new opportunities of the
digital humanities. We particularly welcome submissions addressing themes
such as:

   - challenges of monolingualism within the digital humanities
   - indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
   - technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of
   access, equity for primary and/or higher education
   - communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
   - digital cultural heritage and hegemony
   - interdisciplinary goals and conversations in digital humanities
   - digital humanities and gender, race, and other identities
   - simulation, modeling, and visualization
   - games and gaming, including for learning
   - community development including the importance of art and culture
   - other unsolved hard problems in digital humanities

HASTAC 2017 will include plenary panels, workshops, roundtables, short
“soapbox” talks, project demos, poster sessions, and a curated media arts
show exhibition. At HASTAC, we invite you to think about the format of your
session as well as the content.

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

   - 5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
   - roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
   - project demos
   - digital and/or print posters
   - maker sessions or workshops
   - media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:

1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and
institutional affiliation, if any;

2) maximum 500-word abstract of the work you would like to present that
must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;

3) any technical requirements or other support (including space
requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions
or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely
required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot
guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to
accept your proposal.

Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!

Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are
solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your
research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for
generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about
one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs,
schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission
form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the
appropriate box.

Maker Sessions & Workshops

We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create
informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange,
and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies,
open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning
devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the
standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please
also tell us how long the session requires!

Media Arts Show

The Media Arts Show invites creative works that engage with the show’s
theme, “Soft(ware) Solutions / Hard Problems.” Works of new media,
including games, electronic literature, and installations that meld
physical and digital components, are welcome. Please provide a detailed
description of the work, its purpose, and all technical and physical
requirements for display.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide
detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all
stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private
sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public
intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.


—Katina Rogers, Ph.D.
Director of Administration and Programs, The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave, Office 3315 | (212) 817-7202
krogers at gc.cuny.edu

        Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:31:48 +0200
        From: "Kiril Simov" <kivs at bultreebank.org>
        Subject: FIRST CFP: Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology (EUROPHRAS'2017)

Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology:
Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches
London, 13-14 November 2017


The forthcoming international conference "˜Computational and Corpus-based 
Phraseology:“ recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches"™ will take 
place in London on 13 and 14 November, 2017.

Conference topics

The conference will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to phraseology and 
invites submissions on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited 
to: computational, corpus-based, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches 
to the study of phraseology, and practical applications in computational 
linguistics, translation, lexicography and language learning, teaching and 

These topics cover but are not limited to the following:

Computational approaches to the study of multiword expressions, e.g. 
automatic detection, classification and extraction of multiword expressions; 
automatic translation of multiword expressions; computational treatment of 
proper names; multiword expressions in NLP tasks and applications such as 
parsing, machine translation, text summarisation, term extraction, web 

Corpus-based approaches to phraseology, e.g. corpus-based empirical studies 
of phraseology, task-orientated typologies of phraseological units (e.g. for 
annotation, lexicographic representation, etc.), annotation schemes, 
applications in applied linguistics and more specifically translation, 
interpreting, lexicography, terminology, language learning, teaching and 
assessment (see also below)

Phraseology in mono- and bilingual lexicography and terminography, e.g. new 
forms of presenting phraseological units in dictionaries and other lexical 
resources based on corpus-based and corpus-driven approaches; 
domain-specific terminology;

Phraseology in translation and cross-linguistic studies, e.g. use parallel 
and comparable corpora for translating of phraseological units; 
phraseological units in computer-aided translation; study of phraseology 
across languages;

Phraseology in specialised languages and language dialects, e.g. phraseology 
of specialised languages, study of phraseological use in different dialects 
or varieties of a specific language

Phraseology in language learning, teaching and assessment: e.g. second 
language/bilingual processing of phraseological units and formulaic 
language; phraseological units in learner language;

Theoretical and descriptive approaches to phraseology, e.g. phraseological 
units and the lexis-grammar interface, the relevance of phraseology for 
theoretical models of grammar, the representation of phraseological units in 
constituency and dependency theories, phraseology and its interaction with 

Cognitive and psycholinguistic approaches: e.g. cognitive models of 
phraseological unit comprehension and production; on-line measures of 
phraseological unit processing (e.g. eye tracking, event-related potentials, 
self-paced reading); phraseology and language disorders; phraseology and 
text readability;

As mentioned earlier, the above list is indicative and not exhaustive. Any 
submission presenting a study related to the alternative terms of 
phraseological units, multiword expressions, multiword units, formulaic 
language or polylexical expressions, will be considered.

Submissions and publication

EUROPHRAS'™2017 invites three types of submissions:

Regular papers: these papers will not be exceeding 15 pages and their 
minimum length will be 12 pages. The accepted regular papers will be 
published in a Springer LNAI volume which will be available at the time of 
the conference

Short papers: these papers will not exceed 7 pages and will be available as 
conference e-proceedings with ISBN and will be available at the time of the 

Poster presentations: these papers will not exceed 4 pages and will be 
included in the conference e-proceedings along with the short papers

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers who will be either 
members of the Programme Committee or reviewers proposed by Programme 
Committee members.

The conference will not consider the submission and evaluation of abstracts 

The second call for papers will provide details on the submission procedure.


29 May 2017 - deadline for submitting papers

17 July 2017 - all authors notified of decisions

5 September 2017 – deadline for final version of all types of papers

13-14 November 2017 - conference takes place in London

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee features experts in different aspects of 
corpus-based and computational phraseology and includes:

Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics
Ken Church, IBM Research
Jean-Pierre Colson, Université catholique de Louvain
Gloria Corpas, University of Malaga
František Čermák, Charles University
Dimitrij Dobrovolskij, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Language 
Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University
Thierry Fontenelle, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus
Patrick Hanks, University of Wolverhampton
Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim
Miloš Jakubíček, Lexical Computing and Masaryk University
Kyo Kageura, University of Tokyo
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University of Berlin
Simon Krek, University of Ljubljana
Pedro Mogorrón Huerta, University of Alicante
Johanna Monti, University of Sassari
Sara Moze, University of Wolverhampton
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton
Petya Osenova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies 
(IICT-BAS) and Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski".
Magali Paquot, Université catholique de Louvain
Carlos Ramisch, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille
Ute Römer, Georgia State University
Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva
Yvonne Skalban, University of Wolverhampton
Kathrin Steyer, Institute of German language
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Tom Wasow, Stanford University
Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva
Stefanie Wulff, University of Florida
Michael Zock, Laboratoire d'™Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille

Conference Chair

The conference Chair is Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton.

Organisation and sponsors

The forthcoming international conference "Computational and Corpus-based 
Phraseology: Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches" is jointly 
organised by the European Association for Phraseology EUROPHRAS, the 
University of Wolverhampton (Research Institute of Information and Language 
Processing) and the Association for Computational Linguistics - Bulgaria.

EUROPHRAS and Sketch Engine are the official sponsors of the conference.

Further information and contact details

The second call for papers will be distributed end of February/early March 
2017 and will also provide details on the registration which will be open as 
from April 2017.

The conference website (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk/europhras2017/) will be 
updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email 
europhras2017 at wlv.ac.uk. 

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