13.0107 conferences: cultural attitudes, cultural informatics

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 25 Jul 1999 21:11:17 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 107.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@vma.smsu.edu> (71)
Subject: Conference, call for papers

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (35)
Subject: ichim99 Registration Deadline July 30

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 21:09:05 +0100
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@vma.smsu.edu>
Subject: Conference, call for papers

(Please cross-post as appropriate)
International Conference on CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS
Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village
6-8 July 2000 Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac00/ Mirror site:

Communication-mediated communication networks, such as the Internet
and the World Wide Web, promise to realise the utopian vision of an
electronic global village. But efforts to diffuse CMC technologies globally,
especially in Asia and among indigenous peoples in Africa, Australia and
the United States, have demonstrated that CMC technologies are neither
culturally neutral nor communicatively transparent. Rather, diverse cultural
attitudes towards technology and communication - those embedded in
current CMC technologies, and those shaping the beliefs and behaviours of
potential users - often collide.

This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum for
the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse
cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and
communication technologies. The conference series brings together scholars
from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of
the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions,
and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the
conference theme. The first conference in the series was held in London in
1998 (see http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/). For an
overview of the themes and presentations of CATaC'98, see

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical frameworks
with specific examples of cultural values, practices, etc.) and short papers
(e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary results) are
invited. Papers should articulate the connections between specific cultural
values as well as current and/or possible future communicative practices
involving information and communication technologies. We seek papers
which, taken together, will help readers, researchers, and practitioners of
computer-mediated communication - especially in the service of "electronic
democracy" - better understand the role of diverse cultural attitudes as
hindering and/or furthering the implementation of global computer
communications systems.

Topics of particular interested include but are not limited to:
- Communicative attitudes and practices in diverse industrialised countries.
- Communicative attitudes and practices in industrialising countries and
marginalised communities.
- Impact of information and communication technologies on local and
indigenous languages and cultures.
- Politics of the electronic global village in democratising or preserving
- East/West cultural attitudes and communicative practices.
- Role of gender in cultural expectations regarding appropriate
communicative behaviours.
- Ethical issues related to information and communication technologies, and
the impact on culture and communication behaviours.
- Legal implications of communication and technology.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of scholars
and researchers. There will be the opportunity for selected papers to
appear in special issues of journals and a book. CATaC'98 papers, for
example, appeared in the Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue
Electronique de Communication (Vol.8, Nos.3-4, 1998) and will appear in
the AI and Society Journal (Vol.14, No.1, 2000).

Initial submissions are to be emailed to catac@it.murdoch.edu.au as an
attachment (Word, HTML, PDF). Submission of a paper implies that it has
not been submitted or published elsewhere. At least one author of each
accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.
Important Dates
* Full papers 31 January 2000
* Short papers 28 February 2000
* Notification of acceptance 21 March 2000
* Final formatted papers 24 April 2000

For additional details regarding conference venue, organizing personnel,
editorial board, etc., please see the conference web sites as identified

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 21:11:26 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ichim99 Registration Deadline July 30

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We'd like to remind you that regular registration for the fifth ICHIM
meeting closes *July 30, 1999*. Plan to attend this international
conference, exploring the best of museum multimedia.

The full program, including workshop outlines, speaker biographies and
paper abstracts is available online at http://www.archimuse.com/ichim99/
You can also register online, to guarantee your regular registration rate.

At ichim99, staff of museums, archives, universities, hardware and software
vendors and network developers will meet to share ideas and learn from each
others' experiences. ichim99 features a full range of sessions exploring:

* New Users and Uses of Cultural Multimedia
* Public Policy and International Issues
* New Institutional Models
* Economic, Political and Legal Challenges
* Collaborations, Partnerships and Producing Income

Pre-Conference Workshops also offer a range of in depth training
opportunities for Educators, Curators, Exhibit Designers, Librarians
Archivists, Software and Hardware Developers, or Cultural and Educational

Plan to join your colleagues to discuss theory, see the latest in practice,
and explore the intersection between culture and technology.

See you in Washington!

David and jennifer
J. Trant & D. Bearman ichim99@archimuse.com
Co-Chairs, ichim99 Washington, DC
Archives & Museum Informatics September 23-26, 1999
2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/ichim99/

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