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Michele Hilmes

Sound on Screens:  The Digital Soundwork Industry and the Archive as Network

Skærmbillede 2013-12-10 kl. 13.24.07

 

Karin Bijsterveld

Archived Sound and Authenticity: Reflections on the Amsterdam Soundscape Installation and Auditory History

Skærmbillede 2013-12-10 kl. 13.32.01

 

Lev Manovich

Looking at two million Instagram images:  How visualization of big cultural data helps us to question our cultural categories.

Skærmbillede 2013-12-10 kl. 13.54.19

 

David Hendy

An Archive of Emotions: the Great War, Noise, and the Origins of the BBC

Skærmbillede 2013-12-10 kl. 13.57.48

 

Call for Proposals – English

Call for Proposals DH2014 – ENGLISH

Paper/Poster/Panel deadline: 11:59pm GMT on Friday, November 1st 2013
Workshop proposal deadline:  11:59pm GMT on Friday21st February 2014

Call for Papers
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Location and Date

The Sound Studies Winter and Summer School is scheduled to take place on January 13-17, 2014 at the University of Amsterdam (NICA) and on August 18-22, 2014, at NYU Berlin and the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science.

Objectives

The two schools will focus on the notion of “sound signatures” as a way to reconsider sound as a phenomenon that is highly bound to specific media, material cultures, and related discursive systems. It invites graduate students from different disciplines to investigate the connection of sound to particular contexts and fields of action: social, scientific and artistic practices, embodied skills, objects, technologies and media, architectural and environmental designs.
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Sound Art Curating / Curating Sound – Methodologies, Histories, Theories, Archives, Interactions

The role and function of the curator is being transformed by the modus operandi and creative practices of mediated art forms, interactive art and design. One of the effects of this transformation is the creation of a new emerging field that of sound art curating.


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The CVCE, together with the Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration (University of Luxembourg, FLSHASE) and its research programme ‘Digital Humanities Luxembourg’ — DIHULUX (research unit Identités-Politiques-Sociétés-Espaces (IPSE)) — and the University of Luxembourg’s Master’s in Contemporary European History, are pleased to organise the DHLU Symposium 2013.

Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover/Germany, December 5-7, 2013

In times of digitization, internet, and mobile communication, the humanities can build on new, empirically driven methods to gain new insights. But what are the implications of this mode of knowledge production for the various disciplines subsumed under the term humanities, their methods and research objects, and for the role the humanities should and could play in society? We would be delighted if you joined the discussion please save the date and the event in your calendar.
Confirmed speakers include:

  • Gregory Ralph Crane, University Leipzig
  • Iryna Gurevych, Technical University Darmstadt
  • Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
  • Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, University of Oxford
  • Lev Manovich, City University of New York
  • Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard University
  • Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University

You can find more information on the conference in the attached flyer and under www.volkswagenstiftung.de/digitalhumanities

We cordially invite early career researchers to participate in our event. Therefore, the Volkswagen Foundation offers Travel Grants for young researchers who wish to attend the conference. The deadline for application isAugust 15, 2013. For more information on the application process, please visit www.volkswagenstiftung.de/digitalhumanities 

We would appreciate if you forwarded this Save-the-Date and the Call for Abstracts to all colleagues to whom this conference and / or the Travel Grants might be of interest.

We do look forward to welcoming you to Hanover.

Yours sincerely,

Wilhelm Krull
Secretary General
Volkswagen Foundation

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 JUNE

We are glad to see many abstracts uploaded to the LARM conference site. Due to the big interest the last couple of days we decided to extend the deadline for abstracts another two weeks. Final deadline is June 15th. 

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Call for papers – LARM Conference

Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media and Cultural Memory

Conference, The University of Copenhagen, November 14-15, 2013

Keynote speakers:

David Hendy, University of Sussex
Karin Bijsterveld, Maastricht University
Lev Manovich, City University of New York
Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We welcome abstracts for our open paper sessions and for panels taking place at the conference. Sub-calls for the panels can be found by following the links bellow.

Digitization enables us to meet cultural heritage artifacts and narratives in heretofore unimagined media and platforms. Accessibility to written, visual, auditory and audiovisual sources increase dramatically. But how do we wish to access and interact with cultural heritage sources in the 21st Century? This conference focuses on practices of cultural memory in the multiform meetings between users and cultural heritage. What interfaces are established between users, be they researchers or ‘ordinary’ citizens, and the archives of cultural heritage? What possibilities are opened for interaction with cultural heritage artifacts? And what methods and scientific paradigms are relevant to order and describe such immense archives.
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Dear ladies and gentlemen,
dear colleagues,
dear friends,

We would like to draw your attention to the 1st International Conference 
of the European Sound Studies Association ESSA with the title

FUNCTIONAL SOUNDS:
AUDITORY CULTURE & SOUND CONCEPTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

which will take place from October 4 – 6 2013 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
in cooperation with the DFG research project Sound Studies Lab: Functional Sounds.

Please find the programme and the registration form on the ESSA website:
http://www.soundstudies.eu/2013conference/

We would be very happy if you could forward this announcement
to interested people within and outside academia.

Please apologise for crossposting.

With kind regards,

Morten Michelsen // Københavns Universitet/Denmark
Founding Chair of the ESSA

Holger Schulze // Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Founding Vice-Chair of the ESSA and
Principal Investigator of the Sound Studies Lab

Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media and Cultural Memory
Conference, The University of Copenhagen, November 14-15, 2013
www.larm-archive.org/conference

Keynote speakers:
David Hendy, University of Sussex
Karin Bijsterveld, Maastricht University
Lev Manovich, City University of New York
Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We welcome abstracts for our open paper sessions and for panels taking place at the conference. Sub-calls for the panels can be found by following the links bellow.

Digitization enables us to meet cultural heritage artifacts and narratives in heretofore unimagined media and platforms. Accessibility to written, visual, auditory and audiovisual sources increase dramatically. But how do we wish to access and interact with cultural heritage sources in the 21st Century? This conference focuses on practices of cultural memory in the multiform meetings between users and cultural heritage. What interfaces are established between users, be they researchers or ‘ordinary’ citizens, and the archives of cultural heritage? What possibilities are opened for interaction with cultural heritage artifacts? And what methods and scientific paradigms are relevant to order and describe such immense archives.

One aspect, which seems still to have received too little treatment is the question of the auditory and audiovisually based cultural heritage’s role in the construction of historical narratives. Music, film, radio, and television have become ingrained in a nation’s cultural memory, and in many, not least, European countries, state-governed national broadcasting corporations have played and do still play a vital role in narrating and interpreting the past, not least by establishing institutional production archives which give producers access to historical material otherwise inaccessible. Such reuses of historical materials afford renegotiations of the historical past(s) by valuating the new historical materials as significant historical sources. Digitization means that such historical materials, be they broadcast or other cultural heritage artifacts, are to an increasing degree accessible outside the production environment, e.g. for research. One recurring problem is that the materials are still under the editorial control of the parent institution and accessible only for some uses to some users. This motivates a new look at the question of who has the right to circulate archived material in what forms, and thus who is allowed to narrate the past. The question is relevant at all levels, from the level of national cultural politics all the way down to the concrete definition of rights for individual users in the archive or on broadcaster’s websites.


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International Conference: 24-26 October, 2013, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Sapientia University deadline for applications: 20 May, 2013.
 

In the past decades “intermediality” has proved to be one of the most productive terms in the domain of humanities. Although the ideas regarding media connections may be traced back to the poetics of the Romantics or even further back in time, it was the accelerated multiplication of media themselves becoming our daily experience in the second half of the twentieth century that propelled the term to a wide attention in a great number of fields (communication and cultural studies, philosophy, theories of literature and music, art history, cinema studies, etc.) where it generated an impressive number of analyses and theoretical discussions.
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