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Humanist Archives: Jan. 6, 2020, 10:01 a.m. Humanist 33.528 - events: computing in Asia cfp; project management

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 528.
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    [1]    From: Ceruzzi, Paul 
           Subject: histories of computing in Asia: first call for papers (136)

    [2]    From: Lynne Siemens 
           Subject: Deadline extended -- CFP for Project Management Conference at DHSI (65)

        Date: 2020-01-04 20:25:48+00:00
        From: Ceruzzi, Paul 
        Subject: histories of computing in Asia: first call for papers

4 TO 8 DECEMBER 2020

The next meeting of IFIP's Working Group 9.7 will be hosted by the South
China University of Technology (SCUT) in Guangzhou, China, from 4 to 8
December 2020. This workshop will bring together international and
Chinese academic researchers, public historians, and industry
professionals who are interested in the history of computing.


The theme of conference will be histories of computing in Asia, with a
particular emphasis on contextualizing China's success in computing. The
program committee will consider any paper in line with this theme, but
we are particularly interested in topics such as:

  1. China, Asia, and Beyond. The rapid rise of Chinese computing:
       * electronic computing and the three phases of
         Chinese manufacturing: introduction, digestion, re-innovation
       * computing innovations by Chinese professionals, both within the
         PRC and by overseas Chinese in other countries
       * antecedents to business models like the sharing
         economy, e-payments, and online shopping that led to success
         for Alibaba, Tencent, and others
       * computing in the Asian republics of the former USSR (such
         as Kazakhstan)
  2. Internationalism. Frameworks that foster multinational cooperation
     and innovation:
       * computing on the silk road, and along the modern belt and road
       * standards, protocols, and diplomacy
       * machine translation, global English, and language plurality
  3. Science and Technology Studies. History and philosophy
     of technology, from east to west:
       * theoretical and ideological responses to computing
       * case studies of equitable technological development
       * insights from feminist, masculinity, and gender studies
       * linguistic analysis in the history of computing,
         computing's contributions to linguistics
  4. Pedagogy. Teaching the history of computing in or about Asia to:
       * engineering students
       * business, humanities, and social science students
       * high school students
       * employees or the general public
  5. Public History and Imagination. Remembering and presenting histories
     of computing:
       * images of computing in literature, film, and television
       * computing in/with/for the arts and humanities
       * preserving and presenting the history of computing inside and
         outside of Asia


Academic and amateur historians, computing and
informatics professionals, archivists, and museum curators are welcome
to submit papers for this workshop. Following our typical practice, we
will ask for full papers for anonymous peer review by a program
committee. If you would like preliminary feedback on the suitability of
your project, you may submit an extended abstract in advance. Use the
form at http://ifipwg97.org/workshops/hca2020/ to receive additional 

Accepted papers must be revised according to the comments of the peer
reviewers. In order to provide for a lively discussion at the workshop,
we will distribute draft papers to participants in advance. After
the workshop, authors will have the chance to incorporate feedback from
the audience before submitting their final papers for consideration of
the edited volume of selected papers for the proceedings volume. The
official language of the workshop and the printed proceedings is English.


   * 22 March 2020: Deadline for optional review of extended abstracts
     (1000-2000 words and bibliography) for review by the Program Committee
   * 1 May 2020: Draft paper submissions open on workshop website
   * 1 June 2020: Deadline to submit draft papers for consideration by
     Program Committee
   * 1 September 2020: Comments from Program Committee, decisions, and
     invitations sent to authors
   * 4 November 2020: Collection of papers, revised based on
     reviewer comments using Springer template, for distribution
     to workshop participants
   * 4 December 2020: Participants arrive in Guangzhou, China
   * 13 January 2021: Revised papers due for consideration in proceedings

For instructions on how to submit your extended abstract or draft paper,
please fill out the form at http://ifipwg97.org/workshops/hca2020/

Enquires in advance of your submission may be addressed to the chair of
the working group, Christopher Leslie, at chrisleslienyc@hotmail.com.


The International Federation of Information Technology (IFIP),
established in 1960, consists of fourteen technical committees
(TCs) dedicated to information and communication technologies and
sciences. Most are technical in nature. Technical Committee 9 (TC 9),
however, is dedicated to the intersection of information communication
technology (ICT) and society. Working Group 9.7 focuses on the history
of computing and seeks to support effective teaching, academic research,
and public histories. History of computing is a broad term that can
include such topics as pre-digital (analog) computers. For more
information and a list of our previous workshops, see our website:


SCUT (https://www.scut.edu.cn/en/)
is a comprehensive research university with a specialization in
engineering. Located in China's third-largest city, the university is
easily accessible by Baiyun International Airport as well as high-speed
rail. As a major transportation hub, Guangzhou is less than two hours
away by train from Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macau. It is also less than
three hours away by airplane from many cities in the region, such as
Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hanoi, Bangkok, Taipei, Manila.

Guangzhou is capital of Guangdong province, which is famous for the
many emigrants who brought Chinese culture to the rest of the world, and
visitors can enjoy learning about 2,500 years of history here. Guangdong
province is also the tech capital of China, where many internet and new
media companies (such as Tencent) are located. In this way, Guangzhou
offers visitors a glimpse into China's future as well as its past.

Christopher Leslie
Chair, IFIP Working Group 9.7: History of Computing
Lecturer, South China University of Technology

        Date: 2020-01-04 18:56:17+00:00
        From: Lynne Siemens 
        Subject: Deadline extended -- CFP for Project Management Conference at DHSI

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 management?
  *   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 15, 2020 to siemensl@uvic.ca.

Dr. Lynne Siemens

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

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