Tecnofobia Tecnofilia

Call for papers

Tecnofobia e Tecnofilia nelle pratiche artistiche e mediali contemporanee

3-4 Maggio 2018, Università degli Studi di Genova

Convegno organizzato e promosso dal Dottorato in

Digital Humanities dell’Università degli Studi di Genova

Il dibattito contemporaneo sulla presenza e sul ruolo della tecnologia nelle diverse sfere della vita quotidiana e delle pratiche artistiche si è rapidamente allargato alla riflessione critica sull’uomo del XXI secolo. A partire da una decisa contrapposizione fra atteggiamenti tecnofiliaci e tecnofobici, pratiche sociali di comunicazione, produzione e realizzazione dell’opera d’arte sono state spesso ricondotte a un uso consapevole e corretto della tecnologia oppure a un suo impiego distorto e incontrollabile. Da questa immediata distinzione sono stati rilanciati discorsi teorici che affrontano la fine del mondo tradizionalmente inteso, sconfinando in un immaginario apocalittico di distruzione e ricostruzione dell’ambiente abitato fisicamente e creativamente dall’uomo. L’impatto delle tecnologie digitali si riverbera infatti anche sui processi immaginativi e in generale sulla sensibilità dell’uomo (Montani 2010, 2014), producendo una serie di riflessioni che si declinano a partire dal “tecno-digital post-human” (Žižek 2011) o dalla possibile supremazia della “agency” della macchina.

Secondo questa prospettiva, le proposte potranno seguire una delle seguenti declinazioni:

Modelli di rappresentazione della tecnologia

Il dispositivo cinema e le “immagini tecniche”

La tecnofobia come visione apocalittica

Limiti e possibilità della Wearable Technology

Tecnologia come realizzazione di una nuova Utopia

Tecnologia come distopia del linguaggio artistico

Antropocene, media e tecnologia

Tecnologia e Media Archaeology

Keynote Speakers: Michele Cometa (Università degli Studi di Palermo), Ruggero Eugeni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano)

Le proposte di intervento, in italiano o inglese, dovranno essere inviate entro il 28 Febbraio 2018 a tecnofobiatecnofilia@gmail.com e dovranno contenere: titolo e abstract (max 200 parole) del contributo, short bio.

La conferma dell’accettazione sarà comunicata entro il 12 Marzo 2018.

E’ prevista la pubblicazione degli atti.

Lingue del convegno: italiano, inglese.

Comitato Scientifico: Elisa Bricco (Università degli Studi di Genova), Michele Cometa (Università degli Studi di Palermo), Luca Malavasi (Università degli Studi di Genova), Federica Villa (Università di Pavia).

A cura di Sara Tongiani (Università degli Studi di Genova) e Giacomo Calorio (Università degli Studi di Genova).

CFP DH Conference: Resources, Methods, and Research (Scadenza 1 aprile)

Place: Perm, Russia
Dates: 16-18 May 2017

Deadline for proposal and visa invitation documents: 9 March 2017
Deadline for papers: 1 April 2017

Website: dh.psu.ru/conf/eng
Facebook: facebook.com/dhpsuru
Twitter: @DH_PSU
Contact email: histlab@gmail.com

General Information

From 16 to 18 May 2017 Perm State University in cooperation with the Russian Association “History and Computing” holds the International scientific conference “Digital humanities: resources, methods, and research”.

The conference will be held as a part of the Perm Natural Science forum.

The theme of the International Conference “Digital Humanities: Resources, Methods, and Research” is dedicated to the Digital Humanities, modern interdisciplinary direction, which is connected with both the use of information technology in specific areas of the humanities and the development of common approaches and methods.

Perm State University and the Russian Association “History and Computing» invite submissions on any aspect of digital humanities. These include, but is not limited to:

  • Social, institutional, global, multicultural and linguistic aspects of digital humanities.
  • Information technologies in historical research, historical information science, and digital history.
  • Computational linguistics, textology and textometry.
  • Digital technology in sociocultural practices.
  • Digital technologies in the preservation, study and visualization of historical and cultural heritage. Digital archives, museums, libraries.
  • Digital art, architecture, music, cinema, theater, electronic literature, art practices.
  • Presentation of projects and resources.

The conference is supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant 17-06-20071 G).

Proposals and papers

The theme of your proposal and personal information (position, institution, degree) should be sent to the organizing committee e-mail: histlab@gmail.com till 9 of March 2017. 

Papers in English or Russian (5000 characters including spaces, preferably without tables, diagrams or illustrations), the annotation (100-200 words) and keywords should be sent to histlab@gmail.com till 1 of April 2017. Recommended template is given here (only in Russian, not mandatory).

Visa Information

If you need a visa to visit Russia, please fill and sign the application form, assure the signature by a stamp of the organization where you work. Send the digital copy of this form (scan) and the digital copy of the first page of your passport to histlab@gmail.com till 9 of March 2017. These documents are required for registration of a formal invitation, which is necessary for visa to Russia.

The application form must be completed in English. Translation of the application form points see below:

  1. Full name (as in passport)
  2. Date and place of birth (country, exact place of birth)
  3. Series and number of passport of a foreign citizen
  4. Date of issue and expiry date of passport
  5. Full home address
  6. Place of work / study – full name and exact address
  7. Position
  8. Travel dates (to the Russian Federation)
  9. Place of obtaining a Russian visa – country, city (where there is a Russian consulate)
  10. Cities to visit in Russia

If you have any difficulties in filling out the application form or its translation, please write to histlab@gmail.com.

CFP Studia UBB Digitalia (Scadenza 15 maggio)

First call for papers – Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia

The Studia UBB Digitalia is the official journal of the Transylvania Digital Humanities Center – DigiHUBB. It publishes papers on digital humanities current research topics, and will have a special section dedicated to South Eastern Europe related to the history of computing, digital art, linguistic analysis, corpora creation and other topics related to digital humanities.
Studia UBB Digitalia is a double-blind peer reviewed journal devoted to promote a high level of academic research on innovative subjects and emergent topics at the crossroads of digital humanities, linguistics, history, art and various professional practices, striving to foster a strong collaboration among researchers from Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and from abroad.

For the first issue we welcome papers on general topics related to digital humanities. This is an exploratory issue, trying to gather papers on current trends, debates, paradigms and theories in digital humanities. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, from networks and individuals. Studia UBB Digitalia is a multilingual journal and accepts papers in English, French, German, Romanian. All articles should be submitted with an abstract and keywords in English. Please use the MLA Style in redacting your paper. The length of submitted texts should be between 5000 and 8000.

Important dates
Deadline for submission: 15th of May 2017.
The first Issue will be published in late June 2017.
The papers will be submited trough the journal platform:
http://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/journ…/index.php/digitalia
Further information
Corina Moldovan, editor in chief
Mail: corina.moldovan@lett.ubbcluj.ro

Call for Papers – 6th International Conference on Language, Literature and Technology

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Sixth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 19-20 May, 2017.

For the sixth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Within the scope of this topic and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives issues such as:

  • Impact of technology on changes in communication paradigms
  • Importance and impact of technology in corpus and cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics and other areas of the science of language
  • Application of digital technologies in teaching language and literature
  • Technology and literature
  • Development of new technologies in the field of translation and publishing
  • Application of new technologies in scientific research practice

Your proposals for a fifteen-minute presentation (followed by a short discussion) should be sent by e-mail to fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs,  by 1 April 2017. The proposals should contain your name, affiliation and e-mail address, title of the presentation and an abstract of 200 to 250 words, together with up to 10 keywords. Proposals should be submitted in the language in which the presentation will be delivered: English or Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/S erbian.

Conference fee is 50 EUR

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you at the conference,

Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University

Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017 Toronto (Canada), May 29-31, 2017

Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017
Toronto (Canada), May 29-31, 2017

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, from May 29th to 31st (http://congress2017.ca/). The theme of this year’s Congress is “From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150”, and is aimed at encouraging diversity, an awareness of our past, and a critical look at where we are headed. The Program Committee encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

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