16.024 WorldCALL; CATaC'02

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Fri May 17 2002 - 02:05:04 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 24.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca> (14)
             Subject: WorldCALL Call for Papers

       [2] From: Charles Ess <cmess@lib.drury.edu> (86)
             Subject: CATaC'02 Conference - program update, registration

             Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 06:59:36 +0100
             From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca>
             Subject: WorldCALL Call for Papers

         WorldCALL 2003 - First Call for Papers

    Following the success of WorldCALL I at Melbourne in 1998, we are looking
    forward to WorldCALL 2003 in Banff, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian
    Rocky Mountains, May 7-10th 2003. Our Hosts are the University of Alberta
    and the University of Calgary.

    WorldCALL is a little different from other CALL conferences you may have
    been to. How different? You can find out by going to: http://worldcall.org

    The WorldCALL 2003 Conference theme is "CALL from the Margins".
    Full details for submitting proposals are at:
    Deadline is October 15, 2002.
    Presentations will be in either of Canada's two official languages, French
    or English.

    Peter Liddell, Chair, Graham Davies
    WorldCALL Program Committee President, WorldCALL

             Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 07:01:07 +0100
             From: Charles Ess <cmess@lib.drury.edu>
             Subject: CATaC'02 Conference - program update, registration info

    Dear sister and fellow Humanists:

    I'm very pleased to pass on the program and registration information for
    CATaC'02. Without wanting to speak for them, I hope that Willard and other
    hardy pioneers of the 1998 CATaC conference in London will take pleasure in
    seeing the third iteration of this conference - including its representation
    of some 14 countries/cultures, including Francophone and Arabic-speaking
    countries/cultures (unfortunately _not_ among the 9 countries/cultures
    represented in 1998).

    We look forward to a diverse range of perspectives and research on "The
    Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology" - and warmly invite
    interested Humanists who can to join us in lovely Montral this July. (BTW:
    CATaC is scheduled to follow the famous Montral jazz festival: you can come
    for the jazz and stay for CATaC!)

    Cheers and all best wishes,

    Charles Ess


    *** SAVE and Register Early by May 17 ***

    International Conference on
    12-15 July 2002, University of Montral, Quebec, Canada

    Conference theme:
    The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology

    Website: www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/


    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 (ICT). "Cultural attitudes" here includes
    cultural values and communicative preferences that may be embedded in both
    the content and form of ICT - thus threatening to make ICT less the agent of
    a promised democratic global village and more an agent of cultural
    homogenisation and imperialism. 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.

    An exciting program has been arranged, including presenters from Australia,
    Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia,
    South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. See the conference
    website for paper details. Ample time is allowed for open discussions at the
    end of each session. The conference concludes with a panel discussion. The
    panel is led by session discussants and integrates the themes of the
    conference, focusing on future research directions in the converging areas
    of culture, technology and communication.

    Susan Herring (Associate Professor of Information Science, Adjunct Associate
    Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University) will be speaking on "The
    language of the Internet: English dominance or heteroglossia".

    Laurie Walker, University of Lethbridge, Canada

    Lorna Heaton, University of Montreal, Canada

    Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the university residences and at the
    Royal Terrasse Hotel. Be sure to make your reservation early, particularly
    at the hotel where rooms are limited.

    The conference dinner will be held on Sunday 14 July at Fairmont Le Chteau
    Montebello, a stunning red cedar log chteau famed for its rugged luxury in
    beautiful surroundings. Dinner and bus transport to Montebello are included
    in the registration fee. Montebello is approximately a one-and-a-half hour
    drive from Montreal.

    Until 17 May, the conference registration fee is USD300 with further
    discounts for authors (one author discount fee per paper) and full-time
    students. After 17 May, each fee type will increase by USD40. Conference and
    author registration fees include technical sessions, conference dinner and
    transport, reception, proceedings, satchels, breakfasts, lunches, morning
    and afternoon coffees, panel and closing cocktails. Student registration fee
    excludes the conference dinner and transport. All fees include the panel on
    Monday 15 July. The panel is also open to the public for a fee of USD30.

    See the registration form on the conference website for more information and


    Charles Ess
    Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Center
    Drury University
    900 N. Benton Ave.
    Springfield, MO 65802 USA
    Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435

    Fay Sudweeks
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Information Technology
    Murdoch University
    Murdoch WA 6150 Australia
    Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941

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