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Humanist Archives: Dec. 7, 2019, 8:55 a.m. Humanist 33.465 - events: history; project management; AIUCD; social robotics

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 465.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Mia Ridge 
           Subject: Don't miss the IHR Digital History Postgraduate Panel this Tuesday (53)

    [2]    From: Lynne Siemens 
           Subject: Call for Papers for Project Management Conference at DHSI, June 6, 2020 (69)

    [3]    From: Greta Franzini 
           Subject: AIUCD 2020 - registration extended until 6th JANUARY 2020 (46)

    [4]    From: Wulf Loh 
           Subject: CfA Workshop “Social Robotics and the Good Life" (67)

        Date: 2019-12-07 02:15:56+00:00
        From: Mia Ridge 
        Subject: Don't miss the IHR Digital History Postgraduate Panel this Tuesday

The conveners of the IHR Digital History Seminar are delighted to announce
that our next seminar will be a panel discussion showcasing historical
research using digital methods that is taking place in the postgraduate
community, featuring:
Roisin Astell (Kent), Lea Beierman (Maastricht), Aleks Kaye (UCL), Jack
Newman (Kent), Lena Zlock (Oxford)

A series of short papers will be followed by a question and answer session.

   - Roisin Astell, "An unknown workshop: Recontextualising the style,
   artistic transmission, and collaboration of a group of English Gothic
   - Lea Beierman, "Worlds of Wonder: crowdsourcing nineteenth-century
   - Aleks Kaye, "Social Networks of Polish Migration: exchange,
   dissemination, and scientific knowledge in nineteenth century Latin
   - Jack Newman, "Mapping Medieval Corruption"
   - Lena Zlock, "The Voltaire Library Project"

Session chair: James Baker

Please note our new, slightly later start time to allow people who work
traditional office hours to more easily attend.
Attend in-person or online

This seminar is *5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 10 December 2019*
*Online* (live or afterwards) - see the seminar blog
(http://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/) or YouTube channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLBI7fD7EQmu652Pr_oWEYw) for links

*In person* - John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor, Institute for Historical
Research. The IHR is in the North block of Senate House, University of
London (http://www.history.ac.uk/contact). Find Senate House on Malet Street
(http://www.history.ac.uk/contact), London, WC1E 7HU.

To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter (@IHRDigHist
(http://www.twitter.com/IHRDigHist)) or via the hashtag #dhist
(https://twitter.com/hashtag/dhist?src=hash). Upcoming seminars are listed
on our website (https://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/category/2019-2020/).

Please subscribe to our mailing list for email reminders about upcoming
seminars: https://eepurl.com/bYiC6n

We look forward to seeing you at a seminar soon, whether in person or

Best regards,

The IHR Digital History seminar conveners - Melodee Beals
(Loughborough), James Baker (Sussex), Tessa Hauswedell (UCL), and Richard
Deswarte (UEA), Mia Ridge (British Library), Justin Colson (Essex), Matthew
Shaw (IHR).

        Date: 2019-12-06 22:51:22+00:00
        From: Lynne Siemens 
        Subject: Call for Papers for Project Management Conference at DHSI, June 6, 2020

In cooperation with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, a conference on
Project Management will be held on June 6, 2020.

Project management is a tool that has long been associated with business.  Its
use in the academy is increasing as projects grow beyond the scope of a single
researcher.  Funding agencies are encouraging this trend by requesting detailed
and realistic work plans as part of grant applications.  However, challenges
exist for the application of project management to research projects.  For
example, research goals may be articulated but the methodology to accomplish
them is not well understood.  This is further complicated by the fact that
researchers see the application of these tools as rigid management approaches,
perhaps not suited for the academy.

Having said this, due to increasingly collaborative interdisciplinary projects,
many humanities scholars find themselves as “instant” or “accidental”
managers. They are leading teams of researchers from a variety of disciplines,
research assistants, librarians and others as well as managing financial and
other resources.  This is something for which they are often not prepared due to
a lack of training in this area.

This raises questions for exploration with regard to the application of project
management in the humanities generally and digital humanities more specifically.
These include

--What does project management look like in the humanities and digital

--What skills and knowledge are needed?

--What is the best way to engage and train researchers in the use of these
tools and skills?

--What tools are the most effective for managing projects within the
humanities and digital humanities?

--What particular challenges do academics face using the project

--What can be learned from the review of the use of project management in
other contexts, such as libraries?

--How can students be managed within a project management framework?

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues
pertinent to research in the area.  Proposals should contain a title, an
abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and names and
affiliations.  Longer papers for lightning talks will be solicited after
proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. Please send
proposals on or before January 1, 2020 to
Dr. Lynne Siemens

Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor
School of Public Administration
(250) 721-8069
@lynnelynne53, @uvicmacd, @uvicSPA 

If this concerns our graduate programs, please email me at

Information about our graduate programs can be found at

"Making Government work better with Community"

        Date: 2019-12-06 17:09:39+00:00
        From: Greta Franzini 
        Subject: AIUCD 2020 - registration extended until 6th JANUARY 2020

Dear colleagues,

The registration period for the AIUCD 2020 conference has been extended until
6th JANUARY 2020.

For more information about registration, please visit:
https://aiucd2020.unicatt.it/aiucd-registrazione-info-registrazione (English
version available in the top-right corner of the site)

Should you have any questions/doubts, please don't hesitate to contact us at:

We hope to see many of you in Milan.
Kind regards,

Greta H. Franzini, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Researcher
LiLa: Linking Latin [ERC n. 769994]: https://lila-erc.eu
+39 02 72342954 | greta.franzini@unicatt.it |
Institutional page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/eng/greta_franzini/
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1159-5575

CIRCSE Research Centre: https://centridiricerca.unicatt.it/circse_index.html
Facoltà di Scienze Linguistiche e Letterature Straniere
Franciscanum Building, 2nd Floor, room 209
Università  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli 1,
20123 Milan, Italy

Digital Medievalist Journal: https://journal.digitalmedievalist.org/
Umanistica Digitale Journal: https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it
Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale (AIUCD):

        Date: 2019-12-06 13:26:56+00:00
        From: Wulf Loh 
        Subject: CfA Workshop “Social Robotics and the Good Life"

   Call for Abstracts: Workshop “Social Robotics and the Good Life – The
   Normative Side of Forming Emotional Bonds with Robots”

Organizers: International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and
Humanities, University of Tübingen (Regina Ammicht Quinn and Wulf Loh,
both Tübingen, in cooperation with Janina Loh, Vienna, and Charles Ess,

Date: May 7-8, 2020

Venue:IZEW Tübingen, Germany

Social robotics has the strong potential of becoming more and more
prevalent in the coming years, especially in the realms of elder day
care, child rearing, and education. As human beings have the fascinating
ability to emotionally bond not exclusively with other human beings, but
also with animals, plants, and objects, it is highly likely that
human-machine-relationships will arise from these
human-robotic-interactions. While children and the elderly constitute
vulnerable groups that merit special consideration, at the heart of the
issue lie fundamental ethical questions that concern
human-robot-interactions /per se/. Do human-robot-relationships
necessarily constitute a form of manipulation, since any form of
reciprocity on the side of the robot is merely simulated? Are these
relationships then /per se/ detrimental to the good life, as they
replace “real” relationships? What constitutes such a “real”
relationship? Are more intimate relationships with robots, such as
friendship or even love, possible and ethically sound? Which design cues
does an ethical design of robots have to take into account? And: how do
we conceive and ground “good lives” as more and more of the virtues and
interactions – starting with those of friendship – of good lives will be
increasingly interwoven with social robots?

For discussing these and further questions regarding the normativity of
emotional bonds with robots, in this interdisciplinary workshop we
invite submissions with a focus on (but not restricted to) topics such as

-objectophilia or object sexuality
-feminist perspectives on relationships
-family, children, and nurture
-disappointment, anger, and hate
-morally appropriate behavior

with regard to robots.

The workshop will take place on the 7^th and 8^th of May 2020 at the
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at
the University of Tübingen. *Prof. Dr. Charles Ess*, Department of Media
and Communication, University of Oslo, will be a fellow at the Center of
Ethics at that time. He will give a keynote lecture and will be our
dialogue partner throughout the workshop.

Please submit abstracts of around 500 words to
Wulf.loh@izew.uni-tuebingen.de by January 31, 2020. Acceptance 
notifications will be sent out by the end of February 2020. An 
English-language edited volume is planned with the
publisher /transcript/. Those, who are invited to present their project
during the workshop should be prepared to send their completed paper of
about 6.000-8.000 words to Janina.loh@univie.ac.at
by August 31, 2020.

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