Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 535. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-01-07 16:27:32+00:00 From: Richard Staley
Subject: Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power Histories of AI: A Genealogy of Power A new Mellon Sawyer Seminar at the University of Cambridge (2020-21) advertises Graduate Dissertation Fellowships (2) International Research and Collaboration Awards (4) The University of Cambridge is hosting a Mellon Sawyer Seminar entitled Histories of AI: A Genealogy of Power from May 2020-April 2021, website: https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/about/research-projects/histories-of-ai. The Seminar will be co-hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and the Faculty of English. Sawyer Seminars support comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. This Seminar aims to develop an international interpretive community capable of offering a structural, historical perspective on the promises and problematics of AI and machine learning. This new community will include participants from a variety of fields and backgrounds including activists, AI practitioners, artists, citizens, critical theorists, decolonial scholars, historians of science and technology, and scholars from race, gender, and disability studies. We will engage in critical and comparative research, from antiquity to the present, on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments in AI technologies to investigate their entanglement in systems of politics, power and control. Four themes will guide our considerations: hidden labour, embodied behaviour, cognitive injustice and disingenuous rhetoric. The Seminars activities include: • A week long Summer School, hosted at the University of Cambridge from 12-18 July 2020; • A monthly Reading Group, hosted at the University of Cambridge but accessible online for international participants; • A one day Graduate Winter School, hosted at the University of Pennsylvania • Four Public Events in Spring 2021 on the Seminar themes, held in Cambridge, London, and at Columbia University • A concluding Symposium for core Seminar members, held at the University of Cambridge in April 2021 We now invite applications to join the Seminar in two capacities: We are seeking to recruit two outstanding graduate students at the University of Cambridge to join the Seminar as Graduate Dissertation Fellows and become active participants in the intellectual life of the Seminar. The Graduate Dissertation Fellows will receive an award of £4000 to support their dissertation research and their attendance at the Seminar activities. Further information and links to the application form here: https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/about/research-projects/histories-of-ai/fellowships- awards/graduate-dissertation-fellowships. International Research and Collaboration Awards, of up to £2000 per applicant. These are intended to support research and other forms of engagement with the Seminar’s themes and aims. We are particularly interested in supporting research activities located in Asia and the Global South. It is intended that these Awards extend the Seminar’s community beyond its Anglo-American-situated core participants and support work and reflection across the diverse communities engaging with AI. Further information and links to the application form here: https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/about/research-projects/histories-of-ai/fellowships- awards/research-collaboration-awards. Deadline for Applications: Friday 14 February 2020 Interviews (for the Graduate Dissertation Fellowships): Friday 28 February 2020 Dr Richard Staley Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge Free School Lane Cambridge CB2 3RH United Kingdom Tel: + 44 (0)1223 334555 Fax: + 44 (0)1223 334554 http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/ _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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