[Humanist] 31.276 events: Early Modern knowing; ephemera

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 276.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Raiswell <rraiswell at UPEI.CA>                      (52)
        Subject: CFP: Scientiae 2018

  [2]   From:    Grant Wythoff <grant.wythoff at gmail.com>                   (26)
        Subject: 2018 R-CADE Symposium

        Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:04:01 -0300
        From: Richard Raiswell <rraiswell at UPEI.CA>
        Subject: CFP: Scientiae 2018

Call for Papers

Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World

16-19 May 2018

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, USA

The Programme Committee  for the 7th Annual Scientiae Conference invites
submissions for individual papers or special panels on the disciplines of
knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800), to be held at the
University of Minnesota, 16-19 May 2018.

The major premise of the Scientiae Conference series is that knowledge
during the early modern period was pre-disciplinary, involving complex
mixtures of theories, practices and objects, which had yet to be separated
into their modern ‘scientific’ configurations. Although centred on attempts
to understand and control the natural world, Scientiae addresses natural
philosophy, natural history, and the *scientiae mixtae* within a wide range
of related fields, including but not restricted to Biblical exegesis,
medicine, artisan practice and theory, logic, humanism, alchemy, magic,
witchcraft, demonology, divinatory practices, astronomy, astrology, music,
antiquarianism, experimentation and commerce. The conference and the
sessions are interdisciplinary and intended to foster debate, one of
Scientiae’s defining values.

While the Programme Committee welcomes proposals for 20-25 minute papers
from any disciplinary perspective, we would like to encourage submissions
that seek to examine modes of early modern knowledge formation and
application that cross traditional national, geographic, linguistic or
intellectual borders.

For 2018, we would also like to invite proposals for a series of special
2-hour interdisciplinary panels. These should be organised by theme and
include three speakers and a commentator who treat the issue from different
disciplinary perspectives.

The Program Committee welcomes sessions that present the scholarship of
members at various stages of their careers. However, graduate student
speakers must be advanced students who have completed coursework,
examinations, and much of their dissertation research, and expect to defend
their dissertations in the next two years.

Individual papers should include a 250-word abstract and a 1-page CV. Panel
proposals should consists of a single 250-word description of the theme
under discussion, and three 100-word outlines of how each paper will
contribute to this theme, and from what discipline/angle.

Email proposals to: scientiaeminnesota [at] gmail.com

Deadline: 25 November 2017.

We will notify all contributors by 5 January.

For more information about Scientiae, see: www.scientiae.co.uk

Richard Raiswell

Dept. of History,
Univ. of PEI
550 University Ave.,
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 4P3

Fellow, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies,
Victoria University in the Univ. of Toronto.

        Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:44:06 -0400
        From: Grant Wythoff <grant.wythoff at gmail.com>
        Subject: 2018 R-CADE Symposium

The Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center welcomes panel proposals for the
2018 R-CADE Symposium, April 20, 2018. The Rutgers-Camden Archive of
Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) provides scholars and artists the opportunity to
do hands-on work with digital ephemera.

Panels are provided with funds (up to $1,000) to purchase hardware,
software, or any other resources necessary to complete research or creative


Grant Wythoff, the 2018 R-CADE Curator and Keynote Speaker, invites panel
proposals that take up the idea of technique. While many of us increasingly
use the same devices, designed and manufactured by the same companies, we
all have distinctly unique routines or rituals when it comes to using them.
How do we analyze, write about, or celebrate the performance of an
individual user? What do these techniques reveal about the values of a
digital culture, or its beliefs about how complex technologies actually

*Panel proposals are due November 10, 2017*


Please direct any questions to: grant.wythoff at gmail.com

Grant Wythoff
Visiting Fellow
Center for Humanities and Information
Pennsylvania State University

@gwijthoff <https://twitter.com/gwijthoff>

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