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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 513.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Fay Sudweeks" <sudweeks@murdoch.edu.au> (40)
             Subject: CFP: CATaC'02

       [2] From: Han Baltussen <han.baltussen@kcl.ac.uk> (37)
             Subject: Philosophy, Science and Exegesis

       [3] From: Willard McCarty <w.mccarty@btinternet.com> (20)
             Subject: Colloquium on visualisation 8 March

       [4] From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley@neh.gov> (38)
             Subject: NEH Lecture w/Will Thomas & Ed Ayers

             Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:30:40 +0000
             From: "Fay Sudweeks" <sudweeks@murdoch.edu.au>
             Subject: CFP: CATaC'02


    International Conference on
    12-15 July 2002
    University of Montral, Quebec, Canada

    Conference theme: The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and

    The powers of the Nets can be construed in many ways - political,
    economic, and social. Power can also be construed in terms of
    Foucault's "positive power" and Bourdieu's notion of "cultural
    capital" - decentered forms of power that encourage "voluntary"
    submission, such as English as a _lingua franca_ on the Net.
    Similarly, Hofstede's category of "power distance" points to the role
    of status in encouraging technology diffusion, as low-status persons
    seek to emulate high-status persons. Through these diverse forms of
    power, the language(s) and media of the Net may reshape the cultural
    assumptions of its globally-distributed users - thus raising the
    dangers of "computer-mediated colonisation" ("Disneyfication" - a la
    Cees Hamelink).

    This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum
    for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how
    diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of
    information and communication technologies (ICT). "Cultural
    attitudes" here includes cultural values and communicative preferences
    that may be embedded in both the content and form of ICT - thus
    threatening to make ICT less the agent of a promised democratic global
    village and more an agent of cultural homogenisation and imperialism.
    The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe
    who provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific
    culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions, and
    in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the
    conference theme.

    The first conference in the series was held in London in 1998
    (http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/). For an overview of
    the themes and presentations of CATaC'98, see
    http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac98/01_ess.html. The second
    conference in the series was held in Perth in 2000

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             Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:33:12 +0000
             From: Han Baltussen <han.baltussen@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Philosophy, Science and Exegesis

                            CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

        "Philosophy, Science and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentaries"

            An International Conference in Honour of R.R.K. Sorabji FBA, CBE

                     Senate House, Malet Street, London
                             June 27-29 2002

    (SEE under Ancient Commentators Project)

    Sponsored by (to date): The Mind Association, British Academy Conference
    Grants, Henry Brown Trust, Institute of Classical Studies, The Wellcome
    Trust (History of Medicine Programme), King's College Philosophy
    Department, King's College Theology Department, the Ancient Commentators
    Project, School of Advanced Studies (Philosophy Programme).

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    ** THE EVENT **

    On June 27-29, 2002, London will host the first of what we hope will be a
    series of conferences on Philosophical Commentaries: Ancient and Medieval.
    The Conference is a further development of the Ancient Commentators on
    Aristotle Project (KCL Philosophy/ Gen. Editor R. Sorabji). We now are
    extending the Project to include English translations of Arabic and Latin
    commentaries, moving into the Medieval period.

    This Conference will have three important objectives: 1. capitalising on
    the work of the commentary tradition done so far, and 2. expanding the
    brief of the Project into later periods of history. 3. In addition, we hope
    to create an exciting interdisciplinary gathering with specialists who work
    in classics, philosophy, medieval studies, Arabic studies, literature, and
    the history of science and medicine.

    We hope that this unprecedented gathering of specialists (30 invited
    speakers) in the study of commentaries will lead to a deeper appreciation
    of a genre which has often been ignored or misunderstood. From the late
    ancient period, through the classical era of Arabic thought, until the
    scholastic period in medieval Europe, the commentary was the dominant
    vehicle for the development and transmission of ideas in philosophy,
    science, and even theology. The result is an enormous corpus of late
    ancient and medieval commentaries, most often on Aristotle but also on
    Plato, Galen, and other authoritative Greek figures. On the whole we hope
    to represent the full range of topics from the beginnings of exegesis until
    the medieval and Renaissance reception of the genre.

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             Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:29:17 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <w.mccarty@btinternet.com>
             Subject: Colloquium on visualisation 8 March

    Seminar in Humanities Computing
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities
    King's College London

                Friday, 8 March 2002, 9 am to 5.30 pm
                King's College London
                Council Room, Main Building, Strand Campus

    Peter Robinson, "As we may read: Presenting texts in many versions"
    Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, "Humanistic Visualization: (In)visible Ideologies
    and Algorithmic Images"
    Michael Barlow, "Visualizing Texts"
    Richard Beacham, with Hugh Denard, "Mind the Gap. The Psychology of VR
    Depictions or, 'I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls'"

    This is a public event. Individuals wishing to attend the colloquium should
    register by contacting Ms Helen Skundric via e-mail at cch@kcl.ac.uk.

    Dr Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer,
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London,
    Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.,
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784, ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/,
    willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk, w.mccarty@btinternet.com

             Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:30:04 +0000
             From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley@neh.gov>
             Subject: NEH Lecture w/Will Thomas & Ed Ayers

    The National Endowment for the Humanities
             eHumanities Lecture Series

    Please register for the next NEH eHumanities lecture here in Washington, DC.
    It will feature Will Thomas and Ed Ayers from the University of Virginia.
    These lectures bring together leading scholars from the world of technology
    and the humanities. Our last lecture on February 13, featuring Jim
    O'Donnell from the University of Pennsylvania, was a huge success and we had
    a packed house! So register soon.

    DATE: Wednesday, February 27
    TIME: 12 Noon - 1:15pm
    LOCATION: NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, RM M-09
    TITLE: The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Form

    Registration is free, just see: http://www.neh.gov/news/ehumanities.html

    DESCRIPTION: The use of online resources has exploded in recent years.
    Students and scholars routinely turn to the web for primary documents,
    reference works, and the latest reviews. But we have not yet forged a new
    form of scholarly communication and argumentation for the digital
    environment. In this talk, Ayers and Thomas present a prototype of a journal
    article designed to take advantage of the possibilities of the web while
    addressing some of the limitations of that context.

    BIO: Will Thomas is the Director of the Virginia Center for Digital History
    and Research Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
    He teaches the history of Virginia since 1865 and is the author of Lawyering
    for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South (LSU, 1999). He
    also served as the co-author and assistant producer of The Ground Beneath
    Our Feet: Virginia's History Since the Civil War, an Emmy-nominated series
    on the history of Virginia for public television.

    BIO: Edward L. Ayers is the Hugh P. Kelly professor of history at the
    University of Virginia. Ayers has written extensively on Southern history
    and race relations. His books include All Over the Map: Rethinking American
    Regions and The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction. He is
    the founder of the Valley of the Shadow project at the University of
    Virginia. Ayers has received a number of grants and fellowships, including a
    Fulbright. Ayers received a bachelor's degree from the University of
    Tennessee, and his master's and doctorate from Yale University.

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