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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:46:46 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.692 events: law & neuroscience; books & reading


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 692.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Ray Siemens" <siemens-AT-uvic.ca>                           (46)
        Subject: CFP, Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Research
                Foundations forUnderstanding Books and Reading in the
                Digital Age (23 and 24October 2009, U Victoria)

  [2]   From:    Humanities <humanities-AT-esf.org>                           (40)
        Subject: research conference - Call for applications


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        Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:03:23 -0700
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens-AT-uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP, Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Research Foundations forUnderstanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age (23 and 24October 2009, U Victoria)


Call for Papers: INKE 2009

Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Research Foundations for
Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age

23 and 24 October 2009, University of Victoria (http://www.uvic.ca)
Proposals by 1 June 2009 to inke.conference-AT-gmail.com

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing,
reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a
gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and
writing environments and the new kinds of digital artifacts--electronic
books, being just one type of many--that must sustain those practices now
and into the future.

This conference explores research foundations pertinent to understanding
those new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work
leading toward [1] theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and
post-electronic media, [2] documenting the facets of how people experience
information as readers and writers, [3] designing new kinds of interfaces
and artifacts that afford new reading abilities, [4] conceptualizing the
issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and
communicative environments, and [5] and reflection on interdisciplinary team
research strategies pertinent to work in the area.

We invite paper and poster/demonstration proposals that address these and
other issues pertinent to research in the area to INKE 2009, to be held at
the University of Victoria, 23-24 October 2009. Proposals should contain a
title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words) plus list of works cited,
and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters; fuller papers
will be solicited after acceptance of the proposal.

Some funding is available to assist in graduate student travel to this
event; if you wish to apply for this, please indicate this when submitting
your proposal.

Please send your proposals before 1 June 2009 to inke.conference-AT-gmail.com.
Proposals will be reviewed and participants contacted by 1 July 2009, and
papers for publication in the conference volume will be due 15 August 2009.
Conference details will be posted as they are available to
http://www.inke.ca/inke2009, beginning 1 May 2009. 

Programme Committee: Ray Siemens (U Victoria), Teresa Dobson (U British
Columbia), Stan Ruecker (U Alberta), Alan Galey (U Toronto), Richard
Cunningham (Acadia U), Claire Warwick (U C London), Tassie Gniady (U
Victoria, Coordinator).

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R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC,
Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1. Ph.(250)721-7272  Fax.(250)721-6498
siemens-AT-uvic.ca http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/

____________

R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC,
Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1. Ph.(250)721-7272  Fax.(250)721-6498
siemens-AT-uvic.ca http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/



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        Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:34:41 +0100
        From: Humanities <humanities-AT-esf.org>
        Subject: research conference - Call for applications


For wide dissemination: Call for applications for two Conferences in the Humanities

ESF-COST Conference on
Law and neuroscience: our growing understanding of the human brain and its impact on our legal system
26-31 October 2009 - Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Programme and applications: accessible online at www.esf.org/conferences/09302 http://www.esf.org/conferences/09302
Deadline for applications: 16 July 2009

Chair: Nikolas Rose, London School of Economics, UK

Scope: This conference will address empirical evidence and current research on the likely impacts of neuroscience on legal practice, with a specific focus on European legal systems.
Topics will include:

 *   The legal and societal impact of recent neurobiological research on aggression, impulsivity and anti social conduct;
 *   The impact of brain imaging technologies on the criminal justice system. Impact of neuroscience on criminal responsibility, sentencing and punishment;
 *   Evidence from current cases in criminal and civil law on the impact of neuroscience on witness credibility and the rules of evidence. Problems, possibilities and perils of neuroscience based lie detection;
 *   The implications of the use of neuroscience for screening, risk prediction and preventive interventions;
 *   Challenges to law and regulation in Europe posed by the neurosciences.

Grants: available for researchers, especially young researchers, to cover the conference fee and travel costs

Further information: visit www.esf.org/conferences/09302<http://www.esf.org/conferences/09302> or contact Ms. Antje Teegler, Conference Officer (ateegler-AT-esf.org<mailto:ateegler-AT-esf.org>)

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ESF-LiU Conference on
The Changing Use and Misuse of Catha Edulis (Khat) in a Changing World: Tradition, Trade and Tragedy
5-9 October 2009 - Scandic Linköping Väst, Linköping, Sweden

Programme and applications: accessible online at www.esf.org/conferences/09274 http://www.esf.org/conferences/09274
Deadline for applications: 5 July 2009

Chair: Dr. Michael Odenwald, University of Konstanz, Germany
Vice-chairs: Dr. Nasir Warfa, Queen Mary, University of London, UK - Dr. Axel Klein, University of Kent, UK

Scope: The conference will present and discuss the current state of knowledge on the multi-faceted and swiftly changing issues related to khat (a naturally occurring stimulant plant, traditionally used in a number of African and Arab countries) at the Horn of Africa, in Europe and elsewhere. It will foster the interdisciplinary exchange and discussion among economists, social and political scientists, natural scientists, social and medical scientists, healthcare and social care professionals, health service providers, as well as policy makers, international organisations and community groups.

The programme will cover:

1. Economic, ecological and political issues of khat use

2. The changing culture of khat use

3. Pharmacological, medical and psychological issues related to khat use

4. Legislation, regulation and international schedulling

Grants: are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and travel costs

Further information: visit www.esf.org/conferences/09274<http://www.esf.org/conferences/09274> or contact Ms. Jean Kelly, ESF Conference officer (jkelly-AT-esf.org<mailto:jkelly-AT-esf.org>)

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Phone: +33 (0)388 76 21 48 | Fax: +33 (0)388 76 71 80 | Email: iangelova-AT-esf.org<mailto:iangelova-AT-esf.org> | www.esf.org http://www.esf.org/

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