[Humanist] 30.815 events: spatial humanities; digital society; becoming postdisciplinary

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 8 07:28:47 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 815.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>              (86)
        Subject: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS; 3rd International Conference on
                Postdisciplinary Approaches 2018

  [2]   From:    Martin Schmitt <schmitt at zzf-potsdam.de>                   (20)
        Subject: Conference announcement: "Paths into Digital Society" and
                "Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet

  [3]   From:    Karl Grossner <karl.geog at gmail.com>                       (94)
        Subject: Workshop CFP: Spatial Humanities Meets Spatial Information

        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:13:13 +0000
        From: Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>
        Subject: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS; 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches 2018
        In-Reply-To: <0846E5E5D0C2F84495B5C23565193C150107197AFB at Dempsey.autuni.aut.ac.nz>

The 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches 2018:
Knowledge as Disobedience, Expression and Creativity


     “None but ourselves can free our minds”
         Bob Marley

The aim of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches
is to extend the boundaries of what constitutes ‘legitimate’ knowledge. The
conference is open to academics from all walks of life, regardless of
disciplinary background or affiliation. We welcome presentations dealing
with postdisciplinarity approaches to knowledge as disobedience,
expression and creativity.

Researchers are invited to present their knowledge production and passion
in the form of research papers, movies or audio-visual material,
exhibitions, performances, music, literary writings, such as poetry or
short stories and other creative contributions. A combination of these
forms of expression is much welcomed. We recognise that there are a number
of different ways in which research can be communicated, and we are
committed to accommodating the needs of individual and group expressions.

Important dates and information

Abstract submission opens 30 April, 2017 and closes 15 October, 2017

Registration opens 1 May, 2017 with the following options:

·        The “I am keen & I am IN!” registration opens 1 May and closes
31 July, 2017

Price: NZD$ 850.00 [Student: NZD$700.00]

·        The “I am definitely COMING” registration opens 1 August and
closes 30 November, 2017

Price: NZD$ 950.00 [Student: NZD$ 800.00]

·        The “I will be LATE” registration opens 1 December, 2017 and
will remain open until 2 February, 2018

Price: NZD$ 1,050.00 [Student: NZD$ 900.00].

Please note that this conference will be limited to 120 participants. The
review process will take approximately 4 weeks – the sooner we receive
your proposal, the sooner we can get back to you regarding the acceptance
of your presentation so that you can make most of the discounted

Submissions of presentations

Submissions and registrations will be processed via our website

The submission system will be up and running by 30 April, 2017.

 Instructions for presentations

All presentations should address/reflect postdisciplinarity and the theme
of knowledge as disobedience, expression and creativity. Send us a
brief explanation of how your ideas link to the themes of this conference
and an example of what & how you would like to present. This will enable
the members of the Scientific Committee to assess the relevance and quality
of your work, and plan the logistics for the event.

·         For research papers: submit an abstract between 200-300 words
including references.

·         For audio-visual presentations or similar: submit a summary
between 150-200 words describing the aims and/or the conceptual basis of
your work. An example/trailer of any audio-visual material may be useful
(e.g. 3-5 min visual summary).

·         For exhibitions and performances: submit a summary between
150-200 words describing the aims and/or the conceptual basis of your work.
A visual example (e.g., a photo/drawing) may be required.

·         For music, literary writings such as poetry or short stories:
submit a brief text (150-200 words) explaining the connection of your work
to the themes of the conference. A sample of your work may be required.

More information regarding submissions will be available online in April.

There will be a prize for the most creative and disobedient presentation!

Publication opportunities

Aside from the Conference Proceedings, we will work towards producing a
special issue based on selected presentations at the Postdisciplinarity
Conference 2018. The details of specific publications will be announced at
a later stage. Please check our website for regular updates.

We are working hard on making this a fun, inclusive and empowering event.
Forget PowerPoints and endless streams of talks… You will be immersed in
flows of inspiration, sparked by vibrant conversations and stimulating
ideas. Liberate your mind!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in 2018!

Nga mihi

The Auckland postdisciplinary team

(Tomas Pernecky, Heike Schänzel, Shelagh Mooney, Keri-Anne Wikitera, Nancy
McIntyre, AUT, New Zealand) ​

Dr Shelagh Mooney

Senior Lecturer
Auckland University of Technology

P 09 921 9999 ext 5835    E shelagh.mooney at aut.ac.nz

Recent publications:

Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2017). The intersections of gender with
age and ethnicity in hotel careers: still the same old privileges? Gender,
Work & Organization. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwao.12169/


        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:21:02 +0100
        From: Martin Schmitt <schmitt at zzf-potsdam.de>
        Subject: Conference announcement: "Paths into Digital Society" and "Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age"
        In-Reply-To: <0846E5E5D0C2F84495B5C23565193C150107197AFB at Dempsey.autuni.aut.ac.nz>

[Forwarded from SIGCIS]


I’m proud to announce two wonderful conferences organized by our research project on the Computerization of Germany, located at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam: 
"Wege in die Digitale Gesellschaft“ (30./31.03.2017, Potsdam, German only) and „Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age“ (24./25.03.2017, Zurich, English).

The first conference "Paths into Digital Society / Wege in die Digitale Gesellschaft“ is the final conference of our research project that began in May 2014. The aim of our research project is to analyze in a comparative perspective the impact information technology had within different sectors of society, politics and economy in East and West Germany within the last 50 years. The conference will not only be a forum for the discussion of our results, but also a attempt to connect the broader scene of contemporary history with the insights history of computing provides. Please find more information on our Blog http://www.computerisierung.com/?p=751  http://www.computerisierung.com/?p=751  and at http://zzf-pdm.de/site/316/default.aspx#DIGITALISIERUNG 
It takes place from the 30.-31.03.2017 at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam, Germany close to Berlin. Please note that the conference language will be German. 

The aim of the International Exploratory Workshop “Home Computer Subcultures and Society Before the Internet Age” is to bring together current research on computer subcultures at the dawn of home computing, to analyse their role in the computerisation of (post-)industrial societies, and to look at how these often marginalised user groups interacted with the state and the public. It will be held in Zürich, Switzerland at the Collegium Helveticum, Semper-Sternwarte, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8006 Zürich from the 24.03.2017 - 25.03.2017. It’s a joint conference organized by the Department of History, University of Zurich/Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens, the Centre for Contemporary Studies Potsdam and Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam the Department of Media, Aalto University, Helsinki. You’ll find more information at http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-33330?title=home-computer-subcultures-and-society-before-the-internet-age&recno=3&q=&sort=&fq=&total=838 <http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-33330?title=home-computer-subcultures-and-society-before-the-internet-age&recno=3&q=&sort=&fq=&total=838>

Please feel free to contact me in case you’ve got questions on the conferences or our research project in general.

Best wishes,

Research Fellow | Ph.D. Candidate | digital enthusiast

Mail: schmitt at zzf-pdm.de <mailto:schmitt at zzf-pdm.de>
Tel: +49 331 - 74510-119
http://www.zzf-pdm.de/site/991/Default.aspx  http://www.zzf-pdm.de/site/991/Default.aspx
BLOG - www.computerisierung.com  http://www.computerisierung.com/

Vice Chair of IFIP WG 9.7 „History of computing"

Neu erschienen: Martin Schmitt - Internet im Kalten Krieg.
http://www.transcript-verlag.de/detail/index/sArticle/3569  http://www.transcript-verlag.de/detail/index/sArticle/3569

        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:45:23 -0700
        From: Karl Grossner <karl.geog at gmail.com>
        Subject: Workshop CFP: Spatial Humanities Meets Spatial Information Theory
        In-Reply-To: <0846E5E5D0C2F84495B5C23565193C150107197AFB at Dempsey.autuni.aut.ac.nz>



SPHINx 2017: 
SPatial Humanities meets Spatial INformation Theory:
Space, Place, and Time in Humanities Research

A pre-conference workshop at COSIT 2017  http://www.cosit2017.org/
September 4, 2017
L'Aquila, Italy




Humanities disciplines such as history, classical studies, literary
studies, and philology have in recent years experienced a “spatial turn
 http://spatial.scholarslab.org/spatial-turn ” similar to that begun in
prior decades within the social sciences and archaeology. Many researchers
in these fields are now explicitly recording the spatial and temporal
attributes of their data and mapping them for visual analysis and
argumentation. In many cases they are also performing spatial or
spatial-temporal computations, including but not limited to viewshed,
network, and cluster analyses, and agent-based and other models and
simulations are increasingly common. The software used for this work is the
same as that used for the environmental and social sciences: desktop GIS
and specialized spatial and natural language processing libraries for the
Python and R languages. These new spatial researchers are experiencing the
same representational and analytic challenges in studying geographical
dynamics that are well known to other disciplines, but they also face
distinctive issues related to the nature of historical humanities data.
Furthermore, epistemologies associated with new quantitative approaches
must be reconciled with their traditional methodological practices.

Spatial information theorists and geographic information scientists have
not normally drawn from humanities research cases for their development of
theoretical models or the specific software and systems built upon such
models. It is our belief the time is ripe for fruitful dialog between these

To further and encourage such dialog, we invite papers that explicitly
address one or more of these distinctive issues, particularly in the
context of active or recent humanities research:

   - computing over sparse and uncertain data, e.g., the life courses of
   historical individuals
   - comparing and conflating conflicting assertions about the same
   phenomena from multiple sources
   - representing and analyzing place as experienced space
   - theorizing historical events and processes and their formal
   representation as spatial-temporal data, in simple, useful indexing and
   reasoning systems
   - building digital historical gazetteers, challenges for which include:
      - automated and machine-assisted discovery of place references in
      historical texts
      - place and place-name disambiguation
      - representing not only real‑world places but fictional or
      speculative ones
   - formalizing complex spatio-temporal relations (e.g., topological) in
   texts; modeling entities with evidence of multi-space, multi-time properties
   - integrated methods for performing textual analysis with spatial
   - scaling of discovery methods for aggregate analyses on very large
   - place sentiment analysis
   - computational narrative analysis as it relates to space and place
   - cartographic representations of historical textual information


We are accepting short paper submissions (6-8 pages, including tables,
figures, and references) on the topics of interest described above. We
encourage paper submissions from researchers working on these issues from
any disciplinary perspective. All articles must be prepared using either
the Springer Word Document Template or the Springer Latex Document Template
(contributed books): https://www.springer.com/gp/
authors-editors/book-authors-editors/manuscript-preparation/5636. More
general information for your camera-ready manuscript preparation can be
found in the Manuscript Guidelines and Key Style Points and on the website
of Springer.

The workshop proceedings will be published in a combined volume with the
other COSIT workshop proceedings. It will be published by Springer, in the
series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography (
http://www.springer.com/series/7418 ).

Submissions should be made through the EasyChair website at the following
link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sphinx2017.


Papers due: May 12
Notification of acceptance: June 16
Camera-ready papers due: June 28
Workshop date: September 4


Please feel free to contact the workshop co-organizers. We are:

Ben Adams
University of Canterbury
benjamin.adams at canterbury.ac.nz

Karl Grossner
World Heritage Web
karlg at worldheritageweb.org

Olga Chesnokova
University of Zurich
olga.chesnokova at geo.uzh.ch

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