7.0273 CFPs: CMC; Cantigas de Santa Maria; Data Transfer;

Mon, 1 Nov 1993 08:13:10 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0273. Monday, 1 Nov 1993.

(1) Date: Sat, 23 Oct 93 21:50:22 CDT (84 lines)
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@SMSVMA>
Subject: Call for Papers: Philosophical Perspectives on CMC

(2) Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1993 18:27:47 +0000 (45 lines)
From: srp@vax.ox.ac.uk
Subject: CFP: Cantigas de Santa Maria

(3) Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 16:01:55 +0100 (MEZ) (25 lines)
From: koehler@ldv01.Uni-Trier.DE (Prof. Dr. Koehler)
Subject: Dateitransfer

(4) Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 15:47:56 CDT (56 lines)
From: "Joan B. Fiscella" <U46028@UICVM>
Subject: Call for Papers

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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 93 21:50:22 CDT
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@SMSVMA>
Subject: Call for Papers: Philosophical Perspectives on CMC

Call for Papers:
Philosophical Perspectives on CMC

While CMC is the subject of a considerable body of literature
within the domain of communications theory proper, relatively few
theoreticians approach CMC from primarily _philosophical_
standpoints. For example, while numerous writers claim that CMC
and hypertexts will "democratize" communication and the learning
process, few have examined with care the specifically
philosophical dimensions of such a claim -- e.g., the possible
meanings of democratization, why one form of democratization
should be prefered over other forms of social organization,
whether the preference for democratization can be grounded in
anything other than individual and cultural preferences, how
democratized communication and education would fit within a
larger ethical and political framework, etc.
I am editing a collection of essays in which diverse authors
bring philosophical perspectives to bear on CMC and its attendant
issues, with the intention of providing new insight for both
theoreticians in communications and CMC, as well as for
philosophers interested in CMC, technology in general, and the
philosophical issues these implicate.
Essays already committed to the volume include the following

The role of imagination in the arts, how CMC may favor some
styles of imagination over others, and the probable social
and philosophical consequences of amplifying imagination via
The application of Habermas' theory of communicative action
to CMC design, with a view towards using CMC as a _praxis_
in which the theory may be tested.
Gender and the ethics of CMC, especially in light of
evidence that males and females tend towards different
communication styles, and that "netiquette" may serve to
reinforce male over female styles.
The structures of philosophical thought and how these may be
amplified and/or cancelled out by the interactions allowed
in CMC and hypertexts.
How CMC and electronic texts may encourage new forms of
theft and plagiarism, and thereby transform our notions of
intellectual property and texts.
How electronic texts may redefine the notions of authors,
textual authority, and textuality, especially as this
relates to the importance of sacred texts in modern
Ethical considerations in communication, as these guide the
design of a new CMC system -- and how these considerations
will be reshaped in light of the actual behavior of users on
the system.

I would be interested in receiving abstracts for additional
essays which share the same general structure -- i.e., of
approaching CMC and related issues from a perspective or
perspectives solidly grounded in one or more philosophical
disciplines and/or viewpoints, intended to provide insight for
both theoreticians in CMC and philosophers -- but which
complement the essay topics already committed for the volume.
Abstracts should describe the topic(s), philosophical and/or
theological/religious studies perspectives, and probable
positions and conclusions regarding CMC and/or one or more
philosophical/theological/ religious studies to be discussed in
the essay. As well, some indication of familiarity with the
pertinent literatures would be helpful, perhaps in the form of a
preliminary bibliography, etc.
Abstracts should reach me by December 1, 1993 (either by regular
post or e-mail -- see below). I will respond to the abstracts as
quickly as possible, but no later than by January 30, 1994.
Completed essays will be due in March/Aprin, 1994.

Anyone interested in more information regarding the volume,
possible essay topics, etc., should feel free to contact me at
the following addresses. As well, HUMANISTS are encouraged to
forward and/or post this message where it may be seen by interested
parties. Thanks in advance --

Dr. Charles Ess Internet:dru001d@vma.smsu.edu
Philosophy and Religion Department BITNET:dru001d@smsvma
Drury College Voice: 417-873-7230
Springfield, MO 65802 USA Fax: 417-873-7435
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Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1993 18:27:47 +0000
From: srp@vax.ox.ac.uk
Subject: CFP: Cantigas de Santa Maria



JULY 8-9, 1994


Organiser: Stephen Parkinson, Taylor Institution, Oxford University

Participants include:
Martha Schaffer, University of California at San Francisco,
David Wulstan, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth,
Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Lisbon,
Synfonye, directed by Stevie Wishart.

Papers are invited on all aspects of the analysis and edition of the texts
and music of the cantigas, including issues of manuscript tradition,
manuscript organisation and authorship. Purely literary, historical
or iconographical papers are excluded.

The deadline for receipt of proposals and abstracts is 28 February 1994.

All enquiries to:
Dr S. Parkinson
Cantigas Colloquium
47 Wellington Square

tel 0865-270496/7
fax 0865 270757
email stephen.parkinson@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 16:01:55 +0100 (MEZ)
From: koehler@ldv01.Uni-Trier.DE (Prof. Dr. Koehler)
Subject: Dateitransfer

1st Announcement and Call for Papers

Gesellschaft fuer Klassifikation e.V., 18th Annual Conference,
University of Olenburg, March 9-11, 1994
Section "Data analysis in linguistics and computational linguistics"

Topics of interest for papers comprise all problems of measurement,
analysis, interpretation and classification of linguistic data,
epistemological and methodological issues of defining linguistics units,
operationalizition of theoretical concepts and empirical testing of
linguistic hypotheses.

For further information please contact:

Universitaet Trier
Peter Schmidt
D-54286 Trier, Germany
Phone: +49-651-201-2252
Fax: +49-651-201-3946
e-mail: pschmidt@ldv01.Uni-Trier.de
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 15:47:56 CDT
From: "Joan B. Fiscella" <U46028@UICVM>
Subject: Call for Papers

This notice is being cross-posted to HUMANIST and to INTERDIS; please
excuse the duplication.

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