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Humanist Archives: Oct. 26, 2021, 7:24 a.m. Humanist 35.321 - events: logic learning; digital literary heritage

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 321.
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    [1]    From: Ioannis Votsis <ioannis.votsis@NCHLONDON.AC.UK>
           Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT "Logic Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives" (Nov 19th) (69)

    [2]    From: Rada Varga <radavarga@GMAIL.COM>
           Subject: Digital Humanities and Materiality seminar (22)

        Date: 2021-10-26 06:09:52+00:00
        From: Ioannis Votsis <ioannis.votsis@NCHLONDON.AC.UK>
        Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT "Logic Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives" (Nov 19th)

Dear Colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce the following online conference:

Logic Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from fields like
Philosophy, Psychology, Education and Computing to share empirical and
theoretical work on logic learning in both humans and machines.
Particular emphasis is placed on reasoning with conditionals, though
other aspects of logic learning will also be addressed.

Date: Friday November 19th, 2021
Time: 13:00-18:40 (UK time)
Location: Online (link to be provided to those who register)
Conference Organiser: Ioannis Votsis (New College of the Humanities)

Speakers and Provisional Programme:

13:00-13:10 Introduction

13:10-13:50 Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck) 'Learning Conditionals from Testimony'

13:50-14:30 Igor Douven (IHPST, Pantheon-Sorbonne) 'Modelling Analogical
Reasoning in Conceptual Spaces'

14:30-14:50 Break 1

14:50-15:30 Keith Stenning (Edinburgh) 'Might two conditionals prove
easier than one?'

15:30-16:10 Sunny Khemlani (US Naval Research Laboratory) 'Reasoning and

16:10-16:30 Break 2

16:30-17:10 Ioannis Votsis (NCH) and Fintan Nagle (Imperial)
'Conditional Reasoning and Propositional Logic: Some Experimental Results'

17:10-17:50 Branden Fitelson (Northeastern) 'How (Not) to Teach Intro
Logic Students About Material Implication'

17:50-18:00 Break 3

18:00-18:40 Francesca Toni (Imperial) 'The interactionist view of
reasoning and explainable machine learning'

Attendance is open to all but spaces are limited so interested
individuals are requested to register their interest to attend by
sending an e-mail to: with the subject

Funding for the conference and the associated project 'Learning Critical
Reasoning Skills: A Machine-Learning Perspective' has been generously
provided by Northeastern University through a TIER-1 grant.

Many thanks and best wishes,
Ioannis Votsis

Ioannis Votsis

NCH Diploma Co-ordinator
Associate Professor, Philosophy Faculty
New College of the Humanities
19 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH

        Date: 2021-10-25 08:10:24+00:00
        From: Rada Varga <radavarga@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Digital Humanities and Materiality seminar

Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage, by Matthew
Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland), is the second meeting of the
Digital Humanities and Materiality seminar series (full description and

Presentation: What are the future prospects for literary knowledge now
that literary texts—and the material remains of authorship, publishing,
and reading—are reduced to bitstreams, strings of digital ones and
zeros? What are the opportunities and obligations for book history,
textual criticism, and bibliography when literary texts are distributed
across digital platforms, devices, formats, and networks? Indeed, what
is textual scholarship when the "text" of our everyday speech is a verb
as often as it is a noun? These are the topics which motivate
Bitstreams, a distillation of twenty years of thinking about the
intersection of digital media, textual studies, and literary archives.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub,
University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies,
University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

This event is free to attend, but booking is required:

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