19.476 conferences; school; seminar

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 06:54:34 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 476.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: catac_at_wirth.murdoch.edu.au (87)
         Subject: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and
                 Communication (CATaC'06)

   [2] From: sudweeks_at_murdoch.edu.au (126)
         Subject: Internet Research 7.0, Brisbane 28-30 September 2006

   [3] From: "Rare Book School" <oldbooks_at_virginia.edu> (92)
         Subject: Rare Book School 2006

   [4] From: "UCHRI Communications" <sect_at_uci.edu> (1853)
         Subject: UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory

   [5] From: Katina Michael <katina_at_uow.edu.au> (33)
         Subject: Final Call For Papers "Social Implications of Security

         Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 06:39:48 +0000
         From: catac_at_wirth.murdoch.edu.au
         Subject: Cultural Attitudes towards
Technology and Communication (CATaC'06)


International Conference on

28 June - 1 July 2006
University of Tartu, Estonia

Conference theme:
Neither Global Village nor Homogenizing Commodification:
Diverse Cultural, Ethnic, Gender and Economic Environments

The biennial CATaC conference series continues to provide an
international forum for the presentation and discussion of current
research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation
and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). 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 1990s' hopes for an "electronic global village" have largely been
shunted aside by the Internet's explosive diffusion. This diffusion
was well described by Marx - all that is solid melts into air - and
was predicted by
postmodernists. The diffusion of CMC technologies quickly led to many
and diverse internets. A single "Internet", whose identity and
characteristics might be examined as a single unity, has not
materialised. An initially culturally and gender homogenous Internet
came more and more to resemble an urban metropolis. Along the way, in
the commercialization of the Internet and the Web, "cultural
diversity" gets watered down and exchanges strong diversity for a
homogenous interchangeability. Such diversity thereby becomes
commodified and serves a global capitalism that tends to foster
cultural homogenization.

CATaC'06 continues our focus on the intersections of culture,
technology, and communication, beginning with an emphasis on
continued critique of the assumptions, categories, methodologies, and
theories frequently used to analyse these. At the same time, CATaC'06
takes up our characteristic focus on ethics and justice in the design
and deployment of CMC technologies. We particularly focus on
developing countries facilitated by "on the ground" approaches in the
work of NGOs, governmental agencies, etc., in ways that preserve and
foster cultural identity and diversity. By simultaneously critiquing
and perhaps complexifying our theories and assumptions, on the one
hand, and featuring "best practices" approaches to CMC in development
work, on the other hand, CATaC'06 aims towards a middle ground
between a putative "global village" and homogenizing commodification.
Such middle ground fosters cultural diversity, economic and social
development, and more successful cross-cultural co!
   mmunication online.

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical
frameworks with specific examples of cultural values, practices,
etc.: 10-20 pages) and short papers (e.g. describing current research
projects and preliminary results: 3-5 pages) are invited.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
- Culture isn't 'culture' anymore
- The Internet isn't the 'Internet' anymore
- Gender, culture, empowerment and CMC
- CMC and cultural diversity
- Ethics and justice
- Free/Open technology and communication
- Internet research ethics
- Cultural diversity and e-learning

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of
scholars and researchers and accepted papers will appear in the
conference proceedings. 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.

Full papers (10-20 formatted pages) - 13 February 2006
Short papers (3-5 formatted pages) - 20 February 2006
Workshop submissions - 20 February 2006
Notification of acceptance - mid March 2006
Final formatted papers - 29 March 2006

There will be the opportunity for selected papers from this 2006
conference to appear in special issues of journals. Papers in
previous conferences have appeared in journals (Journal of Computer
Mediated Communication, Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue
Electronique de Communication, AI and Society, Javnost- The Public,
and New Media and Society) and a book (Culture, Technology,
Communication: towards an Intercultural Global Village, 2001, edited
by Charles Ess with Fay Sudweeks, SUNY Press, New York). You may
purchase the conference proceedings from the 2002 and 2004 conference
from www.it.murdoch.edu.au/catac.

    Charles Ess, Drury University, USA, catac_at_it.murdoch.edu.au
    Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia, catac_at_it.murdoch.edu.au
    Herbert Hrachovec, University of Vienna, Austria
    Pille Runnel, Tartu University, Estonia

         Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 06:40:17 +0000
         From: sudweeks_at_murdoch.edu.au
         Subject: Internet Research 7.0, Brisbane 28-30 September 2006


International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers

Brisbane, Australia
28-30 September 2006

Pre-Conference Workshops: 27 September 2006


The Internet works as an arena of convergence. Physically dispersed
and marginalized people (re)find themselves online for the sake of
sustaining and extending community. International and
interdisciplinary teams now collaborate in new ways. Diverse cultures
engage one another via CMC. These technologies relocate and refocus
capital, labor and immigration, and they open up new possibilities
for political, potentially democratizing, forms of discourse.
Moreover, these technologies themselves converge in multiple ways,
e.g. in Internet-enabled mobile phones, in Internet-based telephony,
and in computers themselves as "digital appliances" that conjoin
communication and multiple media forms. These technologies also
facilitate fragmentations with greater disparities between the
information-haves and have-nots, between winners and losers in the
shifting labor and capital markets, and between individuals and
communities. Additionally these technologies facilitate information filter!
   ing that reinforces, rather than dialogically challenges, narrow
and extreme views.


Our conference theme invites papers and presentations based on
empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between
that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging
and fragmenting ways - physical, cultural, technological, political,
social - on local, regional, and global scales.

Without limiting possible proposals, topics of interest include:

- Theoretical and practical models of the Internet
- Internet convergence, divergence and fragmentation
- Networked flows of information, capital, labor, etc.
- Migrations and diasporas online
- Identity, community and global communication
- Regulation and control (national and global)
- Internet-based development and other economic issues
- Digital art and aesthetics
- Games and gaming on the Internet
- The Net generation
- E-Sectors, e.g. e-health, e-education, e-business

We call for papers, panel proposals, and presentations from any
discipline, methodology, and community that address the theme of
Internet Convergence. We particularly call for innovative, exciting,
and unexpected takes on and interrogations of the conference theme.
However, we always welcome submissions on any topics that address
social, cultural, political, economic, and/or aesthetic aspects of
the Internet and related Internet technologies. We are equally
interested in interdisciplinary proposals as well as proposals from
within specific disciplines.


We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions. We
welcome proposals for traditional academic conference papers, but we
also encourage proposals for creative or aesthetic presentations that
are distinct from a traditional written 'paper'. We welcome proposals
for roundtable sessions that will focus on discussion and interaction
among conference delegates, and we also welcome organized panel
proposals that present a coherent group of papers on a single theme.

This year AoIR will also be using an alternative presentation format
in which a dozen or so participants who wish to present a very short
overview of their work to stimulate debate will gather together in a
plenary session involving short presentations (no more than 5
minutes) and extended discussion. All papers and presentations in
this session will be reviewed in the normal manner. Further
information will be available via the conference submission website.

- PAPERS (individual or multi-author) - submit abstract of 500-750 words

- SHORT PRESENTATIONS - submit abstract of 500-700 words

- CREATIVE OR AESTHETIC PRESENTATIONS - submit abstract of 500-700 words

- PANELS - submit a 250-500 word description of the panel theme and
abstracts of the distinct papers or presentations

- ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS - submit a statement indicating the nature of
the roundtable discussion and interaction.

Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted
proposals on the basis of multiple blind peer review, coordinated and
overseen by the Program Chair. Each person is invited to submit a
proposal for 1 paper or 1 presentation. People may also propose a
panel of papers or presentations, of which their personal paper or
presentation must be a part. You may submit an additional
paper/presentation of which you are the co-author as long as you are
not presenting twice. You may submit a roundtable proposal as well.

Detailed information about submission and review is available at the
conference submission website http://conferences.aoir.org. All
proposals must be submitted electronically through this site.


All papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication
in the Internet Research Annual, on the basis of competitive
selection and review of full papers. Additionally, several publishing
opportunities are expected to be available through journals, again
based on peer-review of full papers. Details on the website.


Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Any
student paper is eligible for consideration for the AoIR graduate
student award. Students wishing to be a candidate for the Student
Award must also send a final paper by 31 July 2006.


Prior to the conference, there will be a limited number of
pre-conference workshops which will provide participants with
in-depth, hands-on and/or creative opportunities. We invite proposals
for these pre-conference workshops. Local presenters are encouraged
to propose workshops that will invite visiting researchers into their
labs or studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000
words, and should clearly outline the purpose, methodology,
structure, costs, equipment and minimal attendance required, as well
as explaining its relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals
will be accepted if they demonstrate that the workshop will add
significantly to the overall program in terms of thematic depth,
hands on experience, or local opportunities for scholarly or artistic
connections. These proposals and all inquires regarding
pre-conference proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to
the Conference Chair and no later than 31 March 2006.


Final date for proposal submission: 7 February 2006

Presenter notification: 21 March 2006

Final workshop submission deadline: 31 March 2006

Submission for publication/student award: 31 July 2006

Submission for conference archive: 30 September 2006


Program Chair: Dr Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University, Australia,

Conference Chair: Dr Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology,
Australia, a.bruns_at_qut.edu.au

President of AoIR: Dr Matthew Allen, Curtin University of Technology,
Australia m.allen_at_curtin.edu.au

Association Website: http://www.aoir.org

Conference Website: http://conferences.aoir.org

         Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 06:42:14 +0000
         From: "Rare Book School" <oldbooks_at_virginia.edu>
         Subject: Rare Book School 2006

RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Spring and Summer Sessions
2006, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning rare
books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and special
collections. In 2006, RBS courses will be held at the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville, VA; at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore; and at the
Freer/Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC.

For an application form and electronic copies of the complete brochure and
the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions, providing additional details about the
courses offered and other information about RBS, visit our web site at:


Subscribers to the list may find the following courses to be of particular

(L-70) Electronic Texts and Images, David Seaman :: 6-10 March, University
of Virginia

A practical exploration of the research, preservation, editing, and
pedagogical uses of electronic texts and images in the humanities. The
course will center around the creation of a set of archival-quality etexts
and digital images, for which we shall also create an Encoded Archival
Description guide. Topics include: SGML tagging and conversion; using the
Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines; the form and implications of XML;
publishing on the World Wide Web; and the management and use of online
texts. Details about previous versions of this course are available online.
Some experience with HTML is a prerequisite for admission to the course.

This course will provide a wide-ranging and practical exploration of
electronic texts and related technologies. It is aimed primarily (although
not exclusively) at librarians and scholars keen to develop, use, publish,
and control electronic texts for library, research, or teaching purposes.
Drawing on the experience and resources available at the University of
Virginia's Electronic Text Center, the course will cover the following
areas: how to create archival-quality etexts, including digital image
facsimiles; the necessity of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) for
etext development and use; the implications of XML; text analysis software;
and the management and use of Web-based SGML text databases. As a focus for
our study of etexts, the class will create an electronic version of an
archival document, mark its structure with SGML ("TEI") tagging, create
digital images of sample pages and illustrations, produce a hypertext
version, and make the results available on the Internet.

(L-80) Implementing Encoded Archival Description, Daniel Pitti :: 6-10
March, University of Virginia

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) provides standardized machine-readable
descriptive access to primary resource materials. This course is aimed at
archivists, librarians, and museum personnel who would like an introduction
to EAD that includes an extensive supervised hands-on component. Students
will learn XML encoding techniques in part using examples selected from
among their own institutions' finding aids. Other topics covered include:
the context out of which EAD emerged; introduction to the use of XML
authoring tools; the conversion of existing finding aids; publishing finding
aids; funding sources for EAD projects; and integration of EAD into existing
archival processing.

This course will introduce the application of Encoded Archival Description
(EAD), Version 2002, to the encoding of archive and manuscript library
finding aids. Though aimed primarily at archivists who process and describe
collections in finding aids, it will also be useful to repository
administrators contemplating the implementation of EAD, and to technologists
working in repositories. Topics include: the history of EAD and its
theoretical and technological foundations; an introduction to Extensible
Markup Language (XML), including authoring and network publishing tools; the
structure and semantics of EAD; use of software tools to create and publish
finding aids; conversion techniques and methodologies, and templates for the
creation of new finding aids; and the integration and management of EAD in
an archive or library.

(L-85) Publishing EAD Finding Aids, Daniel Pitti :: 12-16 June, University
of Virginia

This course will introduce students to standards and software used for
publishing Extensible Markup Language (XML) encoded documents, with a focus
on EAD encoded finding aids. It is aimed at systems support personnel in
archives, libraries, and museums, or self-supporting archivists, librarians,
and museum staff who would like an introduction to EAD publishing technology
and methods. The course will focus on writing stylesheets using Extensible
Stylesheet Language-Transformation (XSLT), but will also cover Web server
technology, available software for indexing and searching XML encoded
information, and use of Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Formatting
Objects to produce printed finding aids. Topics include: in-depth
introduction to the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL); authoring of
stylesheets using the XSLT language, focusing on XML to XML, and XML to HTML
transformations; use of multiple stylesheets and frames; survery and
functional evaluation of available indexing and searching software; use of
XSL Transformation and Formatting Objects to produce PostScript, PDF, RTF,
and other printable encodings; survey and functional evaluation of XSL and
XSLT software. The course will conclude with a discussion of management and
administrative issues presented by Web publishing.

Posted on behalf of Rare Book School

Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
Phone: 434-924-8851
Fax: 434-924-8824
Email: oldbooks_at_virginia.edu

         Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 06:43:23 +0000
         From: "UCHRI Communications" <sect_at_uci.edu>
         Subject: UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory

UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory
August 14-25, 2006; UC Irvine Campus

   technoSpheres: FutureS of Thinking

The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI)
invites applications from scholars =96 faculty of
all ranks and students =96 wishing to participate
in the third annual Seminar in Experimental
Critical Theory (SECT). Applications must be
submitted online via the UCHRI's FASTAPPS system.

Deadline: Applications are due, along with a
$20.00 application fee, by February 15, 2006.

Program Overview

SECT is an intensive two-week summer program for
graduate students and faculty from the UC system
and elsewhere, as well as other scholars,
professionals and public intellectuals. The
Seminar brings together distinguished instructors
and a group of 50-60 students to study a pressing
issue or theme in contemporary critical theory,
in both its "pure" and "applied" modes. SECT is
neither exclusively an introductory survey course
nor an advanced research seminar. Rather, it is
an academy or "laboratory" where students and
faculty at all levels of previous experience can
study with scholars involved in important and
creative theoretical thought. Truly innovative
work is of necessity both fundamental and
advanced, hence needs to be presented in ways
that are simultaneously accessible and
challenging for the widest range of scholars.
Participants are encouraged to think
experimentally and critically, reflecting on
prevailing structures of thought while
dynamically engaging intellectual inheritances
and pushing for theoretical innovations.

Participants in the 2006 Seminar will explore new
ways of thinking about and with technology. The
two-week Seminar will include paired
conversations between technological innovators
and experimental humanists, around the many
issues that engage the human and the
technological. The two-week Seminar will also
include demonstrations of new technological
devices, classroom applications and scholarly
practices. Participants will have opportunities
to engage with new digital applications in the
context of small-group workshops, large-group
social networking exercises and art/technology
installations. The objective for SECT III is to
broaden the participation of humanists in the
transformation of spheres of technological
experience. SECT III is being convened by
Anne Balsamo in partnership with David
Theo Goldberg.

Conversations with: Julian Bleecker; John Seely
Brown; Craig Calhoun; Lisa Cartwright; Cathy N.
Davidson; Scott Fisher; Tracy Fullerton;
Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Katherine Hayles; Lynn
Hershman; Norman Klein; Geert Lovink; Tara
McPherson; Michael Naimark; Saskia Sassen; Larry Smarr

Workshop Topics: Wikis; Blogging; Google
Jockeying; Creative Commons; New Genres of
Digital Scholarship; History of Electronic
Literature; Database Narrative; Multimedia
Documentary; Distributed Collaboration in the
Humanities; Creation of Digital Archives

Performances & Presentations: Beatriz da Costa;
René Garcia, Jr.; Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Lynn Hershman;
Perry Hoberman; George Lewis; Michael Naimark; Simon Penny

Application fee: $20.00 (non-refundable) is due
at the time of the online application submission.
Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is received.

Registration fee: $1,750 for the SECT series. The
fee includes tuition for the two-week Seminar and
daily refreshments. It does not include the cost of housing or meals.

Scholarships: The UCHRI will make available up to
10 scholarships for full-time registered students
covering the full SECT fee. Scholarship awards
will be announced by April 15, 2006. Applicants
are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

One-page statement covering education, relevant
publications (if any), background in an area of
study relating to the current SECT topic, and
reasons for requesting course of study; and
abbreviated curriculum vitae (two pages maximum).

To submit an online application, you must be
registered with the FASTAPPS system.

If you are not yet registered, go to
www.uchri.org/main.phpxyqyxpage_idxyeyx32. If you
are already registered, log in here:

For further information, contact the SECT
coordinator at sect_at_uci.edu> or (949) 824-8900.

Program subject to change.

[Slight modifications made to this message to accommodate redistribution. --WM]

         Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 06:44:15 +0000
         From: Katina Michael <katina_at_uow.edu.au>
         Subject: Final Call For Papers "Social
Implications of Security Measures"

Dear Invited Participant,


I am writing to invite you to submit a short paper to the
forthcoming RNSA Workshop titled: "The Social Implications
of Information Security Measures upon Citizens and Business".

Please take a moment to visit the call for papers brochure at
http://www.uow.edu.au/~katina/workshop.pdf The initial
synopsis is due on the 15 December 2005, with no extensions

The workshop is to be held on the 29th of May 2006, at the
University of Wollongong, Australia. The workshop will
encompass all aspects of national security issues, the
diverse range of information and communication technology
responses and their respective legal and social
implications. Cross-disciplinary perspectives are welcome.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in a DEST-
compatible hardcopy publication. Other RNSA events can be
found at http://www.secureaustralia.org/

I look forward to your submission/ participation and would
very much appreciate it if you could forward this message
onto your colleagues. Virtual registrations for this
workshop are supported.

Best wishes,

Program Chair,
Dr Katina Michael

School of Information Technology and Computer Science
Faculty of Informatics
University of Wollongong
Received on Tue Dec 06 2005 - 02:16:50 EST

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