Nouvelle revue en Humanités numériques

La revue « Analyses et méthodes formelles pour les humanités numériques » (MODOC), souhaite offrir aux scientifiques une tribune pluridisciplinaire et interdisciplinaire autour des Humanités Numériques, destinée à faire connaître des travaux concernant l’étude des documents numériques et de leurs contenus, ceci indépendamment du canal de communication utilisé : écrit, parole, langue des signes, ou du support : texte, image ou vidéo.
MODOC sollicite des contributions portant sur des travaux d’analyse ou des états de l’art en relation avec l’impact qu’a la dimension numérique sur la création, la dissémination et l’utilisation des documents, aussi bien que des articles sur les modèles développés autour des documents numériques.

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AAC Reset : Formes et mouvements politiques à l’ère du numérique

Le comité de rédaction de la revue RESET et les coordinateurs du numéro, Célya Gruson-Daniel et Clément Mabi, ont le plaisir d’annoncer l’appel à propositions pour le numéro 7, Formes et mouvements politiques à l’ère du numérique.

L’appel en français et en anglais est disponible à https://reset.revues.org/860 et https://reset.revues.org/861. La date limite d’envoi des propositions (résumés de 500 mots) est fixée au 28 février.

AAC: Software Conference (SIGCIS) at the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Dzou, 2005 CC BY-SA 3.0

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Dzou, 2005
CC BY-SA 3.0

The Computer History Museum is hosting and co-organizing a special conference of SIGCIS the weekend of March 17-18; this group has become a major forum in the US for historians of computing. In that same week we will also host several private meetings (ACM history committee, IEEE editorial board, etc.), so a lot of key folks in the field will be around and also attend some or all SIGCIS events.

The conference welcomes papers around Web, net, and online history
The deadline is December 30, 2016.

AAC : Le pouvoir des liens faibles, colloque de Cerisy

Cerisy jeudi 28 septembre (19h) – lundi 2 octobre 2017 (18h) – « Le pouvoir des liens faibles », Alexandre Gefen et Sandra Laugier

CC BY 2.0 File:NodeXL Twitter Network Graphs - Occupywallstreet (mentions and replies) (BY).png 17 Novembre 2011

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File:NodeXL Twitter Network Graphs – Occupywallstreet (mentions and replies) (BY).png
17 Novembre 2011

La thèse centrale de l’article désormais classique de Mark Granovetter, « La force des liens faibles » (1973) tient à l’opposition entre des « liens forts » (amitié, famille, mariage) et des liens sociaux, à faible charge affective ou officielle, quoique essentiels dans le fonctionnement des structures relationnelles.Écartés de la théorie de l’art, de l’éthique comme des philosophies traditionnelles du sujet, ces liens faibles sont pourtant au cœur des formes contemporaines d’attachement et d’attention : dans l’espace démocratique du commun réouvert par le champ numérique des réseaux sociaux, dans la sphère de la vie culturelle, dans les formes de présence à l’autre (visages, objets, musiques, personnages, improvisations « d’un soir »). Lieux et situations ordinaires mais irremplaçables dans leurs singularités, ils déterminent notre relation aux autres, nos engagements quotidiens comme le flux de nos identités et les inflexions de nos vies – et ce tout autant que les passions de l’âme, les attachements de longue durée, les identifications directes et les affects massifs.Le concept est opératoire du côté de l’anthropologie (Victor W. Turner suggérait de repenser ce qu’il nommait le « pouvoir des faibles ») comme de la politique (lorsqu’elle s’intéresse aux liens sociaux dans l’espace public ou au souci des autres lointains), du côté de l’écologie (si l’on essaie de penser notre lien à l’environnement ou aux animaux), du côté des arts et de la fiction (si l’on pense à l’attachement aux objets et personnages). Il offre des outils nouveaux pour analyser notre relation de projection ou d’affection envers des modèles originaux, et convient à merveille pour décrire bien des aspects et rapports de la vie numérique contemporaine.

Les propositions de contributions (30 lignes accompagnées d’une bio-bibliographie de 5 lignes) sont à faire parvenir à Alexandre Gefen (alexandre.gefen@paris-sorbonne.fr) et Sandra Laugier (sandra.laugier@gmail.com) d’ici le 30 décembre 2016 impérativement.

 

AAC « Retours critiques sur les sociologies numériques »

logo-sociologieetsociete-inv-rougebleuLa revue Sociologie et sociétés lance un appel à contributions pour un dossier qu’elle consacrera aux « Retours critiques sur les sociologies numériques ». Un numéro dont l’objectif général est de réfléchir aux répercussions concrètes des transformations numériques dans l’approche de la sociologie et, partant, des rapports de la sociologie avec ses objets, ses méthodes et ses outils.

CALENDRIER

  • Remise des propositions d’article pour le 9 janvier 2017
  • Réponse aux auteurs avant le 1er février 2017
  • Remise des articles définitifs (70,000 signes, approximativement 11,000 mots) pour le 12 juin 2017.

Les propositions sont à envoyer aux coordinateurs du numéro :Nicolas Baya-Laffite (Université de Lausanne, STS-Lab), Bilel Benbouzid (Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, LISIS) 

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Cfp – Computer Networks Histories : local, national and transnational perspectives

International Conference – Call for papers
14-15 December 2017 – Lugano Switzerland

Aims and scope
Recently several works in the fields of Internet Studies, Science and Technology Studies and Media Studies have stressed the importance of early local, national and transnational computer networks histories for a deeper understanding of technological and social change in contemporary societies.
This 2-days conference has a triple aim.
First, gathering scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines working on theoretical and empirical analysis of computer networks histories.
Second, providing a wide perspective on these histories, including case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania and including international organizations dealing with the control and management of networks: this interdisciplinary and international debate could be useful to compare worldwide experiences and to provide new frames on this topic.
Third, the conference aims to develop new frameworks and a space of discussion on the historical role of computer networks, representing the starting point of an international community of scholars.

Potential topics may include, but are in no way limited to, the following:
The origins and development of computer networks under a local, national, international or transnational perspective;
Political, economic and cultural representations of computer networks in Western or/and Eastern cultures;
Comparative analysis of early and late networks;
Physical infrastructures and materiality of computer networks;
The political economy of national digital infrastructures;
Histories of the digitalization of analogic networks;
The history of failed and forgotten computer networks projects;
The influence of early computer networks on the development of the Internet and of the World Wide Web;
The cultural and social history of computer networks communities (e.g. communitarian networks, academic networks, professional networks, civic networks).

All the authors are invited to send an abstract of a max 500 words and a short bio by February 28, 2017 to nethistories@gmail.com
All invited speakers interested in publish their papers in the journal revue Histoire et Informatique will be asked to send a paper of max 5000 words by October 31 2017.

Conference and venue
The 2-days conference will take place in Lugano, Switzerland, hosted by the Faculty of Communication Sciences of USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (http://www.usi.ch/). The organizing committee comes from a collaboration between the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG) of USI and the Association Histoire & Informatique Suisse of Bern (https://www.infoclio.ch/en).Travel grants will be available for participants without access to other financial resources (please attach the motivation and an estimate of the needed budget to your proposal).

Keynote speakers
Prof. Hu Yong (Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication)Prof. Benjamin Peters (University of Tulsa, Department of Communication and affiliated fellow at the information Society  Project at Yale Law School)unknown

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AAC Le télescope à l’envers. Big data et distant reading pour les sciences humaines

Teleskopy polskiego projektu "All Sky Automated Survey". Krzysztof Ulaczyk GFDL

Teleskopy polskiego projektu « All Sky Automated Survey ».
Krzysztof Ulaczyk
GFDL

L’Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) est heureuse d’annoncer l’édition 2017 de son colloque annuel et invite tous les spécialistes intéressés à envoyer des propositions de communications.
Le colloque AIUCD 2017 aura lieu du 26 à 28 janvier 2017 à Rome, en Italie, et sera organisé par le Digilab (université Sapienza) avec la coopération du réseau Marie-Curie DiXiT (Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network). Avant le colloque auront lieu des ateliers DiXiT. AIUCD 2017 accueillera également la troisième édition de l’ EADH Day, le 25 janvier 2017.
Le colloque aura lieu à l’université Sapienza, Palazzo delle ex Vetrerie Sciarra, 122 via dei Volsci, Rome.
Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page ou envoyez vos questions à aiucd2017@aiucd.com.

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Cfp Journal Internet histories : submissions open

capture-decran-2016-10-04-a-17-30-56Find out how to submit to the journal at www.tandfonline.com/rint

The title of the journal, Internet Histories , suggests there is not one single and fixed Internet history going straight from Arpanet to the Internet as we know it today, from United States to a world-wide network. Rather, there are multiple local, regional and national paths and a variety of ways that the internet has been imagined, designed, used, shaped, and regulated around the world. Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society aims to publish a range of scholarship that examines the global and internetworked nature of the digital world as well as situated histories that account for diverse local contexts.

CFP : The Digital Public Sphere in Question: From Counter- to Crypto-Publics.

Fengersfors (Gothenburg area), Sweden, 3-5 mars 2017.

Democracy presupposes a public sphere where citizens can debate their differences and reach mutually binding agreements. The emergence of the public sphere has often been linked to the surge of books and newspapers. Today, however, printed media is in crisis. The advertising revenues of publishing houses are siphoned off by Google and Facebook, while the habit of reading printed media is in steady decline. As a consequence, the journalistic profession is withering away too. It is much disputed whether this counts as a threat to free speech and public debate, or, on the contrary, is a promise to set them free. In different words, can digital media shoulder the same civic responsibilities as conventional media is said to have done in the past? Many are alarmed by a rise in uncivility in public debates, often linked to the anonymity of the computer screen. The graphic interface is said to invite trolling. A related concern is that the search engines are programmed to reinforce pre-existing search patterns. Algorithms create « filter bubbles » that undermine the possibility of developing an informed opinion. Others stress the upside. From the lukewarm promises about e-governance in the 1990s to the pie-in-the-sky visions of liquid democracy today, proposals are not lacking for how citizenship could be reinvigorated thanks to digital media. Other examples are of a more confrontational nature, such as the possibility of anonymous leaks and the surge of crypto-publics in the darknet. The ambiguity of the role of new media reflects a deeper ambiguity in the word ”people” itself. Since 1789, the p-word has interchangeably stood for, on the one hand, equality and democracy, and, on the other, for passion, violence and irrationality.

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AAC : Retours critiques sur les sociologies numériques

La revue Sociologie et sociétés consacrera un dossier aux « Retours critiques sur les sociologies numériques ».

CALENDRIER

  • Remise des propositions d’article pour le 7 janvier 2017
  • Réponse aux auteur.e.s avant le 1er février 2017
  • Remise des articles définitifs (70,000 signes, approximativement 11,000 mots) pour le 12 juin 2017.

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Les propositions sont à envoyer aux coordinateurs du numéro:

Nicolas Baya-Laffite : nicolas.bayalaffite@unil.ch

Bilel Benbouzid : bilel.benbouzid@u-pem.fr

CFP: Special Issue on Technological Expertise and Publics for Communication and The Public (SAGE)

Co-editors:
Andrew R. Schrock
Samantha Close

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016

Communication has a long and rich history of debating the relationship between publics and expertise. James Carey (1989) famously critiqued Walter Lippmann (1922) for an elitist reliance on expertise in the formation of public opinion. Carey preferred Dewey’s (1927) notion of “public,” deeming Lippmann’s stance elitist. Habermas’ public sphere similarly does not favor experts, and communication as a discipline has largely favored publics over expertise. However, Michael Schudson (2008) suggested that Carey’s framing of the Dewey-Lippmann “debate” favoring publics missed important reasons why expertise is vital to democracy. He argued that Lippman’s intent was that “experts were not to replace the public… rather experts were to provide an alternative source of knowledge and policy” (p. 10).

Technology imposes another level of complexity to this debate. By some readings, a need for technological literacies presents a challenge to public communication. Meritocratic or generation-based theories of “digital natives” and “geeks” seem to preclude the formation of broad-based publics (Prensky, 2001). Early concern about a divide of technological access has moved to focus on the unequal distribution of expertise and opportunities to gain it through acquisition of technical skills and media literacies (Jenkins et al., 2009). New forms of experts and expertise have emerged as particularly important to publics, even vital for their existence. Technological intermediaries, such as hackers, are increasingly important to translate and publicize technological issues of public importance (e.g. open data, digital privacy, surveillance). Networked publics on online platforms require expert maintenance work to exist, even when all members of the public need not be experts. The “horizontalist” movement Occupy developed and appropriated technologies to assist the public in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Expertise played a vital role that did not preclude a public, but helped it flourish.

We suggest that expertise and publics have always been productively entangled rather than on opposing sides of a binary. This special issue examines the role of technological expertise in constituting publics, maintaining publics, increasing publics’ communicative capacities, influencing existing structures of cultural and governmental power, and connecting with issues of public concern. We ask a set of related questions: how does expertise contribute to the formation of publics and enabling of collective action? Conversely, when does the unequal distribution of expertise inhibit the constitution of publics? How does expertise create public goods? How does it mediate the societal distribution of power? What are the diverse ways expertise can be conceptualized? What is the relationship between technological expertise and other kinds of expertise, such as communicative or social? How does the line between “the public” and “expert” become crossed or blurred?

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SAGE Handbook of Web History

Simon Gee Giraudot Geektionnerd CC By-Sa

Simon Gee Giraudot
Geektionnerd
CC By-Sa

The web has now been with us for almost 25 years: new media is simply not that new anymore. It has developed to become an inherent part of our social, cultural, political, and social lives, and is accordingly leaving behind a detailed documentary record of society and events since the advent of widespread web archiving in 1996. These two key points lie at the heart of our in-preparation Handbook of Web History: that the history of the web itself needs to be studied, but also that its value as an incomparable historical record needs to be inquired as well. Within the last decade, considerable interest in the history of the Web has emerged. However, there is no comprehensive review of the field. Accordingly, our SAGE Handbook of Web History will provide an overview and point to future research directions.

The editors, Niels Brügger, Megan Sapnar Ankerson, and Ian Milligan, have over twenty-five chapters in preparation. However, there are a few areas where we are soliciting additional chapters to round out our handbook. The focus of the chapters needs to be on the subject of Web history.
* Business histories of the Web;
* Web governance;
* E-Literature or Web Art;
* History of online social media;
* Dot-com Start-ups
* Memes
* Hacking and Activism
* Video on the Web
* Asia and the Web
If you are interested, they are soliciting 300 – 500 word abstracts by 10 October 2016. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss a potential submission, please e-mail us via Ian Milligan at i2millig@uwaterloo.ca. Final chapters will be a maximum of 7,000 words and would be due by 1 March 2017.