18.607 workshop on classification; EU call for proposals; DRH extension

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 11:05:55 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 607.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

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         Subject: CFP: Critical studies in classification and indexing

   [2] From: "Claire Rustat-Flinton" <crustat_at_esf.org> (28)
         Subject: ESF Exploratory Workshops - 2005 Call for Proposals

   [3] From: Lorna Hughes <lorna.hughes_at_nyu.edu> (82)
         Subject: DRH extension of deadline

         Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:51:59 +0000
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         Subject: CFP: Critical studies in classification and indexing


16th ASIS&T SIG-CR Classification Research Workshop, 2005
Saturday October 29, 2005

What knowledge organization does and how it does it:
Critical Studies in and of Classification and Indexing

Keynote speech:
"An Institutional Perspective on Knowledge Organization - Implications for
theoretical development"
Joacim Hansson, Associate Professor, PhD, The Swedish School of Library and
Information Studies, University College of Bor=E5s, Sweden.

Much classification research, and knowledge organization research in
general, has tended to be concerned with rules, principles, standards or
techniques; that is, with prescriptive issues. This workshop will focus on
descriptive issues. In a world where people are more in touch with systems
of organized knowledge than ever before, such systems play a vital social,
political and cultural role in our professional and everyday-life activities
as they mediate, shape and are shaped by forms of social organization.
Knowledge organization research must therefore be concerned with producing
understandings and reflections of the role of systems of organized knowledge
in human activities in order to inform research and users, perceived as
active social and cultural agents, of those systems.

This workshop will critically examine knowledge organization in action, that
is, how, why and by and for whom knowledge organization operate. It is of
critical importance that the knowledge organization research community
investigates such issues as they influence on how users employ systems of
knowledge organization, how they perceive them and what they expect of them.
Thus, the understandings and reflections produced by knowledge organization
research should be used to explain and reveal to users what systems of
knowledge organization mediate, whose discourses speak and do not.

We are in particular interested in papers that address, but are not limited
to, the following themes:
      * Historical analyses of classification & indexing systems
              o E.g. analyzing the arguments, politics &
motivation behind classification & indexing systems
              o Conditions of possibilities of knowledge
      * Theoretical & empirical studies of knowledge organization
systems in action
              o E.g. in industry, science, politics, law,
business, religion
              o But NOT papers purely reporting a research
project or an empirical study
      * How is a given subject field represented in a given
classification system
              o E.g. how is fiction described & outlined in
Dewey, Bliss or UDC
      * Classification & indexing as social action
              o E.g. how do classification & indexing act in
human activities and for whom
      * Genre theory and its connection to classification and
              o The role of document forms in classification
and indexing
              o The relationship between genre systems,
activity systems and knowledge organization
      * Critical theory and its connection to classification and
              o E.g. is knowledge organization reproducing
or opposing dominant ideologies or discourses and in what way(s)
      * Social theory and its connection to classification and
              o E.g. how do we understand and describe
knowledge organization activity in light of particular social theories
      * Activity theory and its connection to classification and
              o E.g. knowledge organization as a human
              o E.g. knowledge organization as tool
              o E.g. knowledge organization as mediation

Accepted papers are to be presented at the workshop and will be published in
Advances in Classification Research.

Important dates
Deadline full papers: May 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2005
Deadline revised paper: September 1, 2005

Send papers to Jack Andersen, jan_at_db.dk <mailto:jan_at_db.dk>

Chair: Jack Andersen, Assistant Professor, PhD, Royal School of Library and
Information Science, Denmark

         Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:52:42 +0000
         From: "Claire Rustat-Flinton" <crustat_at_esf.org>
         Subject: ESF Exploratory Workshops - 2005 Call for Proposals

ESF Exploratory Workshops - 2005 Call for Proposals

Each year, The European Science Foundation (ESF) supports approximately 50
Exploratory Workshops across all scientific domains.

The focus of the scheme is on workshops aiming to explore an emerging
and/or innovative field of research or research infrastructure. Successful
proposals will be expected to demonstrate the potential to open up new
directions in research or new domains. They should also show potential for
initiating follow-up research activities and/or developing future
collaborative actions. Interdisciplinary topics are encouraged.

ESF Exploratory Workshops awards are intended for small, interactive and
output-oriented gatherings of maximum 30 participants and up to a maximum
value of 15000 Euros. Awards are for workshops to be held in the calendar
year 2006 (1 January - 31 December).

Deadline for the receipt of proposals: 1 May 2005 (midnight)

Full details at <http://www.esf.org/workshops>http://www.esf.org/workshops.


Valerie Allspach-Kiechel
Administrator, ESF Exploratory Workshops
European Science Foundation
1, quai Lezay-Marn=E9sia
BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Tel:+33 (0)388 76 71 36
Fax:+33 (0)388 37 05 32

         Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:53:53 +0000
         From: Lorna Hughes <lorna.hughes_at_nyu.edu>
         Subject: DRH extension of deadline

**** Second Announcement and call for proposals: DRH 2005 ****
****Submission deadline extended! New Deadline: 31st March, 2005****

DRH 2005: Digital Resources for the Humanities
University of Lancaster, UK
4th - 7th September 2005


* 31st March, 2005: Deadline for submission of abstracts
* April, 2005: Notification of acceptance of papers, sessions, posters and
* April 2005: Registration opens
* May 2005: Provisional programme announced.

Conference Web Site: http://www.drh.org.uk
Proposals can be submitted via the electronic submission form at the
conference website.

The DRH conferences have established themselves firmly in the UK and
international calendar as a major forum bringing together scholars,
postgraduate students, librarians, archivists, curators, information
scientists and computing professionals in a unique and positive way, to
share ideas and information about the creation, exploitation, use,
management and preservation of digital resources in the arts and humanities.

At this, the tenth DRH conference, we plan to encourage papers and sessions
that focus on critical evaluation of the use of digital resources in the
arts and humanities. What has the impact really been? What kinds of
methodologies are being used? What are the assumptions that underlie our
work? How do we know that the work that we accomplish is truly new and
innovative? How does technology change the way that we work?

The Conference will also address some of the key emerging themes and
strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to scholarly research
in the arts and humanities, with a particular focus on advanced research
methods. The kinds of questions that we would like to see addressed might
include the following: what sort of research does ICT in the arts and
humanities enable researchers to do that could not be done before at all?
Does this enable 'old' research to be done in a significantly new way? In
what ways does the technology serve the scholarship? Similarly, what are
the key aspects of virtual research environments ("cyberinfrasture") which
can facilitate collaborative research?

Proposals for individual papers, sessions, workshops and posters are
invited, and the abstract submission system at the conference website will
be accepting proposals from January 31st, 2005.

Types of presentation for which proposals are invited:


Proposals for papers should be no less than 750 words. Papers will be
allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.


Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word statement
describing the proposed session topic, and include abstracts of no less
than 750 words for each paper. The session organizer must also indicate
that each author is willing to participate in the session;


A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit an
abstract of 750-1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be
organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that each
speaker is willing to participate in the session.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations may include computer technology and project
demonstrations. Posters presentations may be a more suitable way of
presenting late-breaking results, or significant work in progress. There
should be no difference in quality between poster presentations and papers,
and both will be submitted to the same refereeing process.

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to the
conference, the Programme Committee will once again award a prize for the
best poster presentation.

The Local Organising Committee is headed by Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie,
Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Lancaster.
Please contact the local organizers with any questions about registration
or conference arrangements at Lancaster: drhconf_at_lancaster.ac.uk

The chair of the Programme Committee is Lorna Hughes, Assistant Director
for Humanities Computing, New York University.
Please contact the Programme Chair with any questions about submitting
abstracts, or about the reviewing process: (Lorna.Hughes_at_nyu.edu).

Please visit http://www.drh.org.uk for regularly updated details about the
conference and, for information on how to submit proposals.

Lorna M. Hughes                         E-mail: Lorna.Hughes_at_NYU.EDU
Assistant Director for Humanities Computing     Phone: (212) 998 3070
Information Technology Services         Fax:    (212) 995 4120
New York University
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012-1185, USA
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