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From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 05:20:21 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.701 events: GIS in history; nano-minded work

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 701.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    renata lemos <>         (92)
        Subject: NANO at Science Gallery, call for ideas

  [2]   From:    Sara Schmidt <>                       (41)
        Subject: Re: CFP Historical GIS at ESSHC conference, Ghent, Belgium

        Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:30:55 -0300
        From: renata lemos <>
        Subject: NANO at Science Gallery, call for ideas
        In-Reply-To: <>


CALL FOR IDEAS The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin
(  ) is seeking ideas and proposals from
scientists, engineers, artists, designers and creative thinkers for a new
interdisciplinary exhibition and festival exploring nanotechnology and its
implications for our future.

Focussed on the dreams, nightmares, possibilities and achievements of this
broadly interdisciplinary field, the exhibition will explore what it means
to act in a realm we can never directly see and to consider how our emerging
science and technology is enmeshed with some of our deepest hopes and

What we are looking for:

We want your suggestions and ideas for events, speakers, debates, films,
workshops, live experiments performances, competitions, exhibits,
interactive installations and demonstrations exploring nanotechnology, its
applications and implications. Suggestions may be based on previously
existing projects or may be a new proposal specifically for NANO. We are
also very interested in hearing from you about people and projects you think
we should contact or include even if you are not directly involved. Please
send initial suggestions
>  < <
The Expression of Interest form may be downloaded

Key themes:

We are especially interested in exploring the following issues through the
exhibition and festival: Health (nanomedicine and nanofood, potential health
risks and benefits of nanotechnology), Energy and environment, Safety and
Privacy, Learning from nature’s nanotechnology and Ethics and human
enhancement. Science Gallery avails of a unique location sharing a building
with the CRANN nanoscience research laboratories ( . Proposals which avail of
the opportunity to provide a window on living research or the direct
manipulation of the nanoworld are especially welcome. We also welcome
projects that offer opportunities for direct face-to-face contact between
the public and researchers.

Target audience:

Science Gallery exhibitions and events target an audience aged 15+, so an
adult engagement with nanotechnology is essential.

When we need submissions:

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is May 15, 2009 at 12

Informal enquiries:

We welcome informal enquires to
> < prior to submission of the EOI.
Exhibition and Festival dates: 25:09:09-03:10:09: NANO Festival
25:09:09-18.12.09: NANO Exhibition

About the Science Gallery

The Science Gallery is a new space dedicated to igniting creativity and
discovery where science and art collide located in the heart of Dublin at
Trinity College. Highlights from earlier Science Gallery exhibitions can be
viewed at
> and<  .


NANO is curated by an interdisciplinary team including Victoria Vesna and
Jim Gimzewski of UCLA, and John Pethica of Trinity College Dublin and
Michael John Gorman of the Science Gallery.


Project partners include SEED magazine, UCLA’s ART/SCI Institute and
California Nanosystems Institute, the Centre for Research on Adaptive
Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin, the
Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and Intel Corp.

Critical essays

Finally we are also seeking critical writings about nanotechnology for a
special issue of the journal AI and Culture – please submit short
abstracts to Please visit
><  for further details and to download the
EOI form.

Pearse Street, Trinity College,
Dublin 2, Ireland.
T.  + 353 (0)1 896 4090
Science Gallery is an initiative of Trinity College Dublin, and is
generously supported by Ulster Bank, the Wellcome Trust, Google, Dell,
Wyeth, ICON and PACCAR in addition to government support. Our media
partner is the Irish Times.

        Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:10:21 -0500
        From: Sara Schmidt <>
        Subject: Re: CFP Historical GIS at ESSHC conference, Ghent, Belgium
        In-Reply-To: <>

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 19:08:43 +0100
>From: "Gregory, Ian" <>
>>To: <>
>   Dear All,
>   The European Social Science History Conference
>   (ESSHC) has added Historical GIS to its History and
>   Computing network to create a new network
>   provisionally called "Historical Computing and GIS."
>   It is hoped that that this new network will become a
>   focus for Historical GIS research in Europe. This
>   new network will be launched at the next ESSHC
>   conference which will take place in Ghent, Belgium
>   13-16th April 2010.
>   We welcome submissions on all aspects of using GIS
>   in historical research from database development to
>   applied research in which GIS has made a
>   contribution to understanding a historical topic.
>   Contributions from PhD students are encouraged.
>   To submit a paper for this please pre-register at:
> This requires your
>   details, a paper title, and a short abstract
>   (100-500 words).
>   To submit a full session please contact
> A session usually
>   requires four papers plus a discussant but other
>   formats are welcome.
>   Deadline for submission: 1st May 2009.
>   For informal enquiries please contact: Ian Gregory
>   (
>   Best wishes,
>   Ian Gregory

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