[Humanist] 31.93 events: Coetzee & the Archive; geospatial humanities

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Fri Jun 9 07:46:46 CEST 2017

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 93.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    The Institute of English Studies                          (12)
        Subject: CFP Coetzee & the Archive Conference

  [2]   From:    karen.morrell at dhchester.org                               (56)
        Subject: Call for Papers :: ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial

        Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:02:12 +0000
        From: The Institute of English Studies
        Subject: CFP Coetzee & the Archive Conference

 CFP: Coetzee and the Archive Conference 

5 October 2017, Beveridge Hall, Senate House
J. M. Coetzee (a reading)
Kathryn Mosley (guest pianist)

Confirmed speakers:
Jennifer Rutherford, Kai Easton, Marc Farrant, Jan Wilm, Peter McDonald, Hermann Wittenberg, Carrol Clarkson, Richard Barney, Derek Attridge (in absentia), David Atwell (in absentia)

This inaugural conference on Coetzee’s archive invites speakers to engage with both the general topic of the archive in Coetzee Studies and with the specific and voluminous materials that have travelled to the HRC to date. What might be considered their ‘origins’, their ‘original homes’? Where were they written, drafted, published, otherwise housed? Where, in other words, do archives ‘begin’, and where might they take us? Can we pinpoint such formations, and what are the implications of such geographies and materialities, theoretically and/or empirically, for the story of a writing life?

Touching upon disciplines as varied as the life sciences, theology and philosophy, South African history and politics, canonical literary intertexts, translation, and engagements with other artistic forms (visual; filmic; sound), Coetzee’s richly curated archive serves as a springboard for further investigations into his published writing and collaborative work. With its numerous multi-lingual and multi-modal resources, it invites a significant expansion of critical scholarship, and asks us to consider questions of wider artistic practices, approach and methodology, genre, theory and creativity.

We warmly welcome contributions from emerging and established scholars seeking to take imaginative and discursive leaps into new territories.

Abstracts (250-300 words) for 20-minute papers should be sent by 15 JUNE 2017 to: coetzeeandthearchive at gmail.com. Please include details of your level of study/position, and institutional affiliation.

        Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:16:46 +0100
        From: karen.morrell at dhchester.org
        Subject: Call for Papers :: ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities
        In-Reply-To: <c194ff3392334c908e051e0194a8d02a at MWEX2013-03.Chester.lan>


In conjunction with the 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017)_



The ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities is concerned with
the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies
in humanities research. We aim to bring together researchers and
practitioners from different sub-fields of computer science and the
geographical information sciences, interested in the application of
spatial methods and technology to the humanities. Participants will
explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that modern GIS
technologies can enable within and beyond the digital humanities.

The workshop invites contributions on the following topics, as well as
other research related to the Spatial Humanities:

+ Gazetteer development (e.g., models, data conflation, semantic
technologies, etc.)

+ Historical geographical information systems
+ Spatio-temporal network analysis in the humanities
+ Text geo-parsing and other NLP techniques for geographical text
+ Spatial simulation in the humanities (e.g., cellular automata and
agent-based models)
+ Spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of humanities data
+ Visualization and cartographic representations for humanities data
+ Handling vague and imprecise historical spatio-temporal data
+ Applications of the aforementioned techniques


Contributions should be submitted in the form of long papers (i.e., up
to 8 pages in PDF, according to the ACM formatting guidelines):


Contributions should report on relatively mature research results, or
alternatively on more specliative and early stage research that may
nonetheless stimulate discussion at the workshop.

Paper submissions should be made through the EasyChair system:



+ Paper Submission Deadline: September 9, 2017
+ Notification of Acceptance: September 23, 2017
+ Camera-Ready Submissions: October 7, 2017
+ Workshop Date: November 7, 2017


+ Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon 
(bruno.g.martins at tecnico.ulisboa.pt)

+ Patricia Murrieta-Flores, University of Chester 
(p.murrietaflores at chester.ac.uk)


Many thanks!


Dr. Patricia Murrieta-Flores| Director DHRC| http://www.dhchester.org
[1] |Parkgate Road, Binks Building, Room cbk224  | University of Chester
| Chester | CH1 4BJ, UK |01244 511256|Email:
p.murrietaflores at chester.ac.uk|PatriciaMurrieta-Academia [2]| Twitter:
@patymurrieta @UoCDH

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