19.290 knowledge festivities

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:56:41 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 290.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:51:54 +0100
         From: SDH/SEMI <sdhsemi6_at_uvic.ca>
         Subject: SDH/SEMI 2006: Call for Papers

The City: A Festival of Knowledge

2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société
pour l’étude des Médias Interactifs

The Society for Digital Humanities (SDH / SEMI) invites scholars and
graduate students to submit proposals for papers and sessions for its
annual meeting, which will be held at the 2006 Congress of the Social
Sciences and Humanities, York University, from May 29-31, 2006.

The society in particular would like to encourage submissions
relating to the central theme of the Congress: The City. Our
understanding of what the city means as a construct is broad, and we
encourage submissions that treat the city not only as an object for
analysis, or as a venue for expression, but also a frame of departure
for themes that are implied by the idea of the city, but not subsumed
by it, themes such as synergy, complexity, diversity, collaboration,
networks, the rural versus the urban, the city as both constituent
and opponent of the environment, and the interaction between the
local and the global.

SDH also encourages submissions relating to all topics relating to
the ever emerging discipline of humanities and computing. Potential
topics include, but are not limited to:

Humanities Computing as an agora for multi-disciplinary engagement
   * Scholarly electronic publishing and dissemination
   * Humanities computing and pedagogy
   * Computer supported collaboration using the web
   * Digital / Electronic copyright issues
   * The Future of Humanities Computing
   * Computing in the Fine, Performing and New Media Arts
   * e-Accesibility

Aside from presenting a stimulating array of recent work in
humanities and computing, the final day of this year’s conference
will also feature a one-day symposium titled “The Computer: The Once
and Future Medium for the Humanities and Social Sciences.” Featuring
invited speakers from the sciences, social sciences and the
humanities, the symposium, sponsored by the Federation of the Social
Sciences and Humanities, the Society for Digital Humanities, and the
Canadian Historical Association, will highlight emerging and
potential applications of the computer to support research,
representation and instruction. Invited speakers will address topics
ranging from speech synthesis and historical linguistics to computer
games and the emerging medium of augmented reality.

The conference will also see a number of joint sessions with several
Federation societies.

There is a limited amount of funding available to support a graduate
student panel. Interested applicants should inquire using the contact
information listed below.

Paper and/or session proposals will be accepted until December 15,
2005. Please note that all presenters must be members of SDH / SEMI at
the time of the conference.

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information at the
top of the front page: title of paper, author's name(s); complete
mailing address, including e-mail; institutional affiliation and
rank, if any, of the author; statement of need for audio-visual
equipment. Abstracts of papers should be between 150 and 300 words
long, and clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology and

All abstracts and questions should be sent electronically to the
addresses below:

John Bonnett, Conference Committee Chair, (Brock University) and Don
Sinclair, Local Events Coordinator (York University): sdhsemi6_at_uvic.ca.
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