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Humanist Archives: Oct. 21, 2019, 6:38 a.m. Humanist 33.329 - events: digital art history; diversity; gender & sexuality in information

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 329.
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    [1]    From: Francesco Borghesi 
           Subject: Digital art history at the Getty Research Institute with Emily Pugh (83)

    [2]    From: Anatoliy Gruzd 
           Subject: [CFP] 2020 SMSociety Conference in Chicago (July 22-24): Promises and Perils of Social Media For Diversity (84)

    [3]    From: Hannah Scates Kettler 
           Subject: CFP: Technologies and Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in Information Studies (39)

        Date: 2019-10-21 04:54:40+00:00
        From: Francesco Borghesi 
        Subject: Digital art history at the Getty Research Institute with Emily Pugh

The University of Sydney - Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group and
The Power Institute

Dear all,

please find below the details regarding Emily Pugh's talk about digital
art history at the Getty Research Institute this coming Friday at 3pm.

The event is also advertised on our webpage:
As it is required for this event, please register here:

All the best,

Francesco Borghesi

The University of Sydney
Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group and The Power Institute

Images of Technology, Technologies of Imaging.

Join the Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group and the Power
Institute for a talk about digital art history with 
Emily Pugh, Getty Research Institute

How has photography shaped art history? How are digital images
continuing to shape the discipline even now? Emily Pugh, Principal
Research Specialist and head of the Digital Art History department at
the Getty Research Institute, will provide an overview of the ways the
GRI's DAH team is exploring the relationships between imaging
technologies and art-historical research and scholarship as part of two
DAH projects in particular:
which uses emerging technologies such as computer vision and machine
learning to discover new research possibilities within the GRI's Photo
Archive, and Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles (https://protect-
an effort to digitize and make accessible 130,000 images of LA streets
from an archive Ruscha began compiling in 1965. She will also discuss
her own research into the use of 3D imaging of architecture and
architectural models.

Emily Pugh is the Digital Humanities Specialist at the Getty Research
Institute, where she oversees the scholarly components of GRI digital
art history projects, such as the Getty Provenance Index Remodeling
project and the Harald Szeemann Digital Seminar. Prior to her time at
the GRI, she served as the first Robert H. Smith Postdoctoral Research
Associate, with special responsibilities for digital humanities
projects, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. She has
several years of experience with digital publication in particular,
having served from 2001 to 2013 as the lead web developer for the online
peer-reviewed journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. She was also the
lead developer for NCAW's “Digital Humanities and Art History” series
and co-authored a report on this series, which was published in the
journal in Spring 2016. Emily received her PhD in Art History from the
CUNY Graduate Center in 2008, where her studies focused on modern and
contemporary architectural history. She is the author of Architecture,
Politics, & Identity in Divided Berlin (University of Pittsburgh Press,
2014), and her essays on the Cold War urban built environment have
appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,
Centropa, and Space and Culture.

Image: Cinerama movie theater, from Sunset Blvd. shoot, Ed Ruscha, 1985.
Streets of Los Angeles Archive. The Getty Research Institute 2012.M.2 ©
Ed Ruscha

25 October 2019
3:00- 4:30pm
Schaeffer Seminar Room 210
RC Mills Building A26
University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2006

        Date: 2019-10-19 11:04:36+00:00
        From: Anatoliy Gruzd 
        Subject: [CFP] 2020 SMSociety Conference in Chicago (July 22-24): Promises and Perils of Social Media For Diversity

CFP: International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety)

2020 Theme -- Diverse Voices: Promises and Perils of Social Media For

Join us on July 22-24, 2020 for the 11th annual International Conference 
on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). The conference is an 
interdisciplinary gathering of leading social media researchers, practitioners, 
and analysts from around the world. The 2020 conference is hosted by the 
College of Communication, Studio Chi and the College of Computing and Digital 
Media at DePaul University in Chicago, USA.

Until a decade and a half ago, large media companies and governments lorded over
an oligopoly controlling the means for communicating with the masses. That
oligopoly was (temporarily?) broken by the introduction of social media with its
revolutionary promise to democratize civil discourse and civil society. It has
offered diverse groups the opportunity to connect to one another and form
communities of practice that ultimately can serve to strengthen their voice.
However, in recent years, we have also discovered that connecting the world via
social media leads to new challenges. When so many diverse voices are brought
together on a massive scale, conflict is common. Interpretation of this conflict
is itself diverse: do we see a rise of incivility or freedom from moral
policing? Extremism or idealism? Distrust or critique? The very same digital
tools that amplify voices of the marginalized can also be used to silence
diverse voices online through online harassment, doxing, trolling, and other

In this context, the International Conference on Social Media & Society invites 
scholarly and original submissions that explore key questions and central 
issues related (but not limited) to the 2020 theme of "Diverse Voices: Promises 
and Perils of Social Media For Diversity". We welcome research from a wide range of
methodological perspectives employing established quantitative, qualitative, and
mixed methods as well as innovative approaches that cross disciplinary
boundaries and expand our understanding of the current and future trends in
social media research, especially research that seeks to explore questions such

* Can human society handle the connection of diverse and divergent (often
conflicting) voices on social media? Is empowering every voice via social media
a net good?

* Under what conditions can social media build bridges across difference? When
does social media reinforce division?

* What social media affordances are good or bad in terms of supporting
diversity, including but not limited to: race, class, gender, sexual, cultural,
political and linguistic diversity?

* What is the role of government regulation? Should social media be limited to
activities that help to build strong societies?

* Is it naive to think that giving everyone a voice will result in increased

* And what is the role of social media in all of these? And how can social media
platforms be used to empower marginalized voices?

* Can AI and other automated tools help social media consumers and producers to
overcome these challenges and provide online spaces for engagement with diverse
voices? If so, how?


* Full papers (6-10 pages) Due: Jan. 27, 2020
* WIP papers (1000-word extended abstract) Due: Jan. 27, 2020
* Panels, Workshops, & Posters Due: Mar. 16, 2020

Full papers presented at the Conference will be published in the conference
proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) and 
will be available in the ACM Digital Library.




        Date: 2019-10-19 08:51:50+00:00
        From: Hannah Scates Kettler 
        Subject: CFP: Technologies and Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in Information Studies

The Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium takes place
July 24th in Washington DC.

This gathering seeks to create an inclusive space for difficult,
fruitful conversations around technology, however defined, as it affects
and is affected by race, gender, sexuality, and ability. We aim to
foster conversations that consider technology as the expression of
material cultures, labor, and embodiment; as well as sites of
empowerment or oppression.

In libraries, and in the professional discourses of librarianship and
information studies, we often talk about technology as a means to an
end. Or, we speculate about technology as though it emanated from the
horizon of a futurity that appears sometimes threatening, sometimes
empowering, but always inevitable: e.g., artificial intelligence will
'revolutionize' the ways we find and use information. Both kinds of
discourse omit the ways technologies begin and end in the flesh -- how
technologies shape habits of body and mind, just as those habits
influence the design and construction of technologies.

The planning committee for the 2020 Gender and Sexuality in Information
Studies Colloquium invites you to join continue these conversations July
24, 2020 in Washington, DC at George Washington University.

We invite proposals that address the problems, power, and potential of
technologies in libraries and archives, past, present, and future, and
seek a range of interpretations of the concept of technology.

*Upcoming Deadline for this CFP is November 15th.*

More details and submission form available at:

If you have ideas for programs/sessions, please do submit them!

Best wishes,

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