Attempts in exploring the sciences from a humanist's viewpoint is not new, and was probably what instigated to writing of C.P. Snow's famed Two Cultures. It has not always been the case that the sciences are thoroughly separated from the humanities, as its earlier incarnation as natural philosophy obviously suggests. Now, science as we know it, are separated from its histories and philosophies which exist as academic disciplines in separate departments. If we were to venture further back in time to the Medieval and Renaissance period, we will encounter exploration of the sciences done through both simultaneously mechanical and artistic experimentations, as many fascinating critique and exploration into the work and life of Leonardo Da Vinci indicate.
The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the 3rd annual University of Louisville Conference in Humanities, March 23, 2012.
Call for Papers
International Conference « Les narrateurs fous /Mad narrators ».
University of Bordeaux 3, 18- 20 octobre 2012.
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2012
Continuous E-Learning for Pharmaceutical Professionals
A book edited by Dr. Torsten Reiners, Kirsten M. Reiners and Dr. Terry T. Kidd
Curtin University, Australia, and University of Houston-Downtown, U.S.
To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/yXV35W
Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (Texas Southern University)
"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
--James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room
"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
--Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist
"I couldn't find myself in my own life—there was no memory of me that I could grasp. There was no place outside of me where I belonged."
–Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 13-14, 2012 in New York City.
The Media Studies Department at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In the spirit of this tradition, we would like to encourage the submission of traditional scholarly papers as well as multimodal research projects.
As literature, composition, and creative writing shifts towards digital platforms, tensions are rising between the organic and inorganic. Eco-speak influences our consumption, creation, and perceptions of place and purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. Digital immigrants find themselves adapting to a culture of digital nativism, the debate over e-books and antiquated paper-based texts continues to rage, and authors have taken their work to the world wide web to explore and continue to develop stories that have been or still are yet to be told. Media forms blend art, text, and imagined audiences to shift perceptions in all facets of our daily lives. How organic are these changes? What influence does the past have on
Now accepting abstracts for the SCMLA Christianity and Literature panel. The focus of the SCMLA conference is "Death and Eros," so papers that consider this topic from a Christian perspective will be given preference. However, all topics exploring Christianity and literature will be considered.
Abstracts should be 300 words long and are due by March 1, 2012.
The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.
The deadline for our edited collection on Smallville has been extended to January 31, 2012. Please take this additional time to submit an abstract!
Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/31/12, 06/01/12)
Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013
Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (firstname.lastname@example.org). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.
With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012
With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.
Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems
King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference
What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?
We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.
Book Cultures, Book Events Conference
23-24 March 2012
University of Stirling, UK
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Experimental Algorithms (IJEA) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.