21.195 events: philosophy of engineering; book history

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 09:59:38 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 195.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Natasha McCarthy" <natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk> (22)
         Subject: Philosophy of engineering: engineering and metaphysics
                 (3 Sept)

   [2] From: "Natasha McCarthy" <natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk> (31)
         Subject: Call for Papers - philosophy of engineering

   [3] From: Wim Van Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo_at_SAS.AC.UK> (34)
         Subject: CFP BHRN Study Day

         Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 08:46:00 +0100
         From: "Natasha McCarthy" <natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk>
         Subject: Philosophy of engineering: engineering and
metaphysics (3 Sept)

Dear all

The details of the next philosophy of engineering seminar, on
engineering and metaphysics, are now available on the flyer here:


The seminar will explore a number of metaphysical issues concerning
the nature of engineering, and the application of philosophical
metaphysics to engineering practice. This should be a very
interesting meeting covering highly novel topics, with plenty of time
for discussion.

If you would like to attend, please contact Sylvia Hearn using the
details on the flyer.

Kind regards,



Dr Natasha McCarthy
Policy Advisor
The Royal Academy of Engineering
29 Great Peter Street
London SW1P 3LW

Tel: 020 7227 0575
Fax: 020 7227 7620
Email: <mailto:natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk>natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk
Web: <http://www.raeng.org.uk>www.raeng.org.uk

         Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 08:50:45 +0100
         From: "Natasha McCarthy" <natasha.mccarthy_at_raeng.org.uk>
         Subject: Call for Papers - philosophy of engineering

Final Call for Papers WPE-2007

2007 Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering

Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), The Netherlands October
29-31, 2007 (Monday-Wednesday) http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/wpe

Workshop Theme: Engineering Meets Philosophy, and Philosophy Meets Engineering

On October 19, 2006 a working group on Philosophy and Engineering was
convened at MIT to discuss the need for greater interaction between
philosophers and engineers. The result was an agreement to move
forward with a workshop to encourage reflection on engineering,
engineers, and technology by philosophers and engineers.

The first Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering (WPE-2007) will be
held in the Department of Philosophy, TUDelft, 29-31 October 2007
(Monday-Wednesday). Sessions will include talks by invited and
selected speakers as well as a number of panels & special events.

Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) are invited for submission in one of
three tracks or demes:

--Philosophy (Deme chair: Carl Mitcham)

-- Philosophical Reflections of Practitioners (Deme chair: Billy V. Koen)

-- Ethics (Deme co-chairs: Michael Davis & P. Aarne Vesilind)

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Those
accepted for presentation at the workshop will be scheduled for
30-minutes talks (inclusive of Q&A) at the workshop. All accepted
abstracts will published online on the workshop website
(http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/wpe), and a printed volume will be
assembled following the workshop in conjunction with a major publisher.

Instructions: Extended abstracts should be submitted (in doc or pdf
format) by 17 August 2007 to deg_at_uiuc.edu. Use ACM style files (see
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html) in preparing
manuscripts, and indicate choice of track/deme (philosophy,
reflections, or ethics) in e-mail title line. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by 17 September 2007. Confirmed Invited
Speakers: Louis L. Bucciarelli, Jun Fudano, Alastair Gunn, Natasha McCarthy

         Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 08:53:31 +0100
         From: Wim Van Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo_at_SAS.AC.UK>
         Subject: CFP BHRN Study Day

Book History Research Network Study Day

Friday, 26th October 2007 Institute of English Studies, University of

Call for papers

Rethinking the Book: Between Text and Para-Text

In their Introduction to A Companion to the History of the Book, Simon
Eliot and Jonathan Rose write that while "literary critics and theorists
feel able to talk about a text as though it were some disembodied
entity, for the book historian the text always takes an embodied form".
The aims and objectives of criticism, exegesis and the history of ideas,
on the one hand, and book history and historical bibliography on the
other are not simply different. As tools for human communication, books
carry meaning through their "text" as much as through their physical
form, and the interaction between the two is the focus of this study. We
invite scholars working on book history to look more deeply into how
this interaction works. Topics that could be considered are physical
form (mise-en-page, typography, format, paper type) and meaning, the
relationship between history of the book and textual editing, "material"
reception/reputation history, the sociology of the text and the idea of
influence/intertextuality, para-text and the material book, the genetic
text and the "biography" of an oeuvre, illustrations and dust jackets.

Note that we welcome abstracts on any Book History related topic.

Please send your proposal (200-300 words) to Christine Lees
(Christine.Lees_at_sas.ac.uk) and Wim Van Mierlo (Wim.Van-Mierlo_at_sas.ac.uk)
before 15 September 2007.

This study day is free and open to postgraduates, academics and
independent scholars with an interest in the History of the Book.

(Dr) Wim Van Mierlo
Institute of English Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

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