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        Date: 2019-03-12 07:14:22+00:00
        From: Joly MacFie 
        Subject: CFP: History of AI 2019 @ Columbia U // Abstracts Due March 18

     Towards a History of Artificial Intelligence
      Workshop at Columbia University

May 24, 2019

Due date/ for abstracts: March 18, 2019, 5pm EST.

No thorough professional history of artificial intelligence and machine
learning from World War II to the present exists, despite the
longstanding importance of the field to intellectual history, the
history of science and technology, and its spectacular and explosive
rise in quotidian systems worldwide in the last decade, for good, for
evil and, well, for the jury's still out. Numerous participant
histories, written by former researchers, provide a rich if largely
internalist view of the field's development.

No one scholar could write such a broad ranging history with authority.
We seek to scaffold one by bringing together a broad community of
scholars. In May 2019, with support from Center for Science and Society
at Columbia University and the Leverhulme Center for the Future of
Intelligence (CFI) at the University of Cambridge, a group of historians
will gather to share their current research and plan a short volume on
the major stages of AI's development since the Second World War.

While seeking to revisit major narratives centered on the UK and US, we
plan as much as possible to incorporate a global story of AI, which has
often been told predominantly in an Anglo-American framework, and to
draw together a capacious range of methodological approaches, kinds of
histories, and historians.

Each participant will provide a draft work in progress, a chapter or
paper from their current research project, for circulation around three
weeks before the first workshop. We will come together at Columbia this
spring to discuss all the papers. The subsequent year, pending funding,
we hope for each participant to return with a shorter, highly
accessible, chapter, connected to their research, for a collectively
authored volume.

At the meeting we will first workshop the works in progress together.
Second, we will plan together a collectively authored volume of short
chapters (c. 10pp) providing a legible and brief introduction to the
history of artificial intelligence, ideally to be published by a major
press for a wide audience. Contributions from grad students and early
career researchers are especially welcome, particularly from
underrepresented communities.

We have limited funds for travel and housing for some participants,
which we plan to allocate primarily to early career scholars.

We invite you to apply to join the workshop by filling out this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/ddMQE36kWievsmG92 , including a title and abstract.
Please direct questions to Matt Jones (mjones@columbia.edu) and/or
Jonnie Penn (jnp28@cam.ac.uk. The hard deadline is March 18, 2019, at 5pm.

Join a new list serve on the History of AI here:
https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/ucam-cfi-aihistoriansnetwork .


   * Stephanie Dick, History and Sociology of Science and Medicine,

   * Matthew L. Jones, History, Columbia; Big Data and Science Studies
     Cluster, Center for Science and Society

   * Jonnie Penn, HPS, Cambridge, Harvard Berkman-Klein, and Leverhulme
     Centre for History of the Future of Intelligence

   * Aaron Plasek, Columbia

Current Funders:

   * Center for Science and Society, Columbia University

   * Division of Social Science, Columbia University

   * Leibniz Fund

   * Leverhulme Centre for History of the Future of Intelligence

Joly MacFie 218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast

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