Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 24.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 From: Peter Liddell <firstname.lastname@example.org> (14)
Subject: WorldCALL Call for Papers
 From: Charles Ess <email@example.com> (86)
Subject: CATaC'02 Conference - program update, registration
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 06:59:36 +0100
From: Peter Liddell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: WorldCALL Call for Papers
WorldCALL 2003 - First Call for Papers
Following the success of WorldCALL I at Melbourne in 1998, we are looking
forward to WorldCALL 2003 in Banff, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian
Rocky Mountains, May 7-10th 2003. Our Hosts are the University of Alberta
and the University of Calgary.
WorldCALL is a little different from other CALL conferences you may have
been to. How different? You can find out by going to: http://worldcall.org
The WorldCALL 2003 Conference theme is "CALL from the Margins".
Full details for submitting proposals are at:
Deadline is October 15, 2002.
Presentations will be in either of Canada's two official languages, French
Peter Liddell, Chair, Graham Davies
WorldCALL Program Committee President, WorldCALL
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 07:01:07 +0100
From: Charles Ess <email@example.com>
Subject: CATaC'02 Conference - program update, registration info
Dear sister and fellow Humanists:
I'm very pleased to pass on the program and registration information for
CATaC'02. Without wanting to speak for them, I hope that Willard and other
hardy pioneers of the 1998 CATaC conference in London will take pleasure in
seeing the third iteration of this conference - including its representation
of some 14 countries/cultures, including Francophone and Arabic-speaking
countries/cultures (unfortunately _not_ among the 9 countries/cultures
represented in 1998).
We look forward to a diverse range of perspectives and research on "The
Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology" - and warmly invite
interested Humanists who can to join us in lovely Montral this July. (BTW:
CATaC is scheduled to follow the famous Montral jazz festival: you can come
for the jazz and stay for CATaC!)
Cheers and all best wishes,
*** SAVE and Register Early by May 17 ***
International Conference on
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION (CATaC'02)
12-15 July 2002, University of Montral, Quebec, Canada
The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology
This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum for
the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse
cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and
communication technologies (ICT). "Cultural attitudes" here includes
cultural values and communicative preferences that may be embedded in both
the content and form of ICT - thus threatening to make ICT less the agent of
a promised democratic global village and more an agent of cultural
homogenisation and imperialism. The conference series brings together
scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in
terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and
discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach
the conference theme.
An exciting program has been arranged, including presenters from Australia,
Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. See the conference
website for paper details. Ample time is allowed for open discussions at the
end of each session. The conference concludes with a panel discussion. The
panel is led by session discussants and integrates the themes of the
conference, focusing on future research directions in the converging areas
of culture, technology and communication.
Susan Herring (Associate Professor of Information Science, Adjunct Associate
Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University) will be speaking on "The
language of the Internet: English dominance or heteroglossia".
Laurie Walker, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Lorna Heaton, University of Montreal, Canada
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the university residences and at the
Royal Terrasse Hotel. Be sure to make your reservation early, particularly
at the hotel where rooms are limited.
The conference dinner will be held on Sunday 14 July at Fairmont Le Chteau
Montebello, a stunning red cedar log chteau famed for its rugged luxury in
beautiful surroundings. Dinner and bus transport to Montebello are included
in the registration fee. Montebello is approximately a one-and-a-half hour
drive from Montreal.
Until 17 May, the conference registration fee is USD300 with further
discounts for authors (one author discount fee per paper) and full-time
students. After 17 May, each fee type will increase by USD40. Conference and
author registration fees include technical sessions, conference dinner and
transport, reception, proceedings, satchels, breakfasts, lunches, morning
and afternoon coffees, panel and closing cocktails. Student registration fee
excludes the conference dinner and transport. All fees include the panel on
Monday 15 July. The panel is also open to the public for a fee of USD30.
See the registration form on the conference website for more information and
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Center
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802 USA
Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435
School of Information Technology
Murdoch WA 6150 Australia
Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941
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