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Humanist Archives: April 12, 2022, 6:22 a.m. Humanist 35.650 - events: cultural/social dynamics; computer vision; internet governance

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    [1]    From: Vojtěch Kaše <vojtech.kase@GMAIL.COM>
           Subject: "Computing the Past" workshop (Oct 6-8, Pilsen, Czechia) (95)

    [2]    From: Stuart James <>
           Subject: [CFP] ECCV 2022 workshop: VISART VI "Where Computer Vision Meets Art" (99)

    [3]    From: Simon Dumas Primbault <simon.dumasprimbault@GMAIL.COM>
           Subject: Apr. 27, 10am, Governance of and by the Infrastructure, 7th session of the GDKI seminar at EPFL (107)

        Date: 2022-04-11 10:39:13+00:00
        From: Vojtěch Kaše <vojtech.kase@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: "Computing the Past" workshop (Oct 6-8, Pilsen, Czechia)

Dear all,

On behalf of CCS-Lab <> at the University of West
Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, and the co-organizing institutions, we
would like to invite you to the workshop:

Computing the Past: Computational approaches to the dynamics of
cultures and societies to take place in Plzeň/Pilsen on October 6-8 2022,

Paper/poster abstract submission deadline:  May 15
2022 (

For more details visit
and the CfP below. Attached you will also
find the CfP in PDF (for printing) and PNG (for sharing on social
media). Announcement on Twitter:

Vojtěch Kaše
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia
Sedlackova 19, 306 14 Pilsen, Czech Republic
( <>,

Call for papers

Digitized datasets and novel computational methods open up new avenues
for the study of the human past. Over the last few decades, the ambition
to explore these new avenues became apparent in many SSH disciplines
concerned by the dynamics of human cultures and societies. We have seen
an emergence of new specialized subdisciplines, like computational
archeology, digital history, or digital literary studies, to name but a
few, with their own conferences, workshops, and publication venues.
However, with the emergence of these new subdisciplines, it appears that
disciplinary divisions still tend to hinder a better integration of
knowledge. The main ambition of this workshop is to help to overcome
this limitation by offering an opportunity for researchers from
different disciplines concerned with the human past to meet together
around one table. We believe that the shared interest in computational
methods and digital datasets is an ideal precondition for a stimulating
conversation which could lead to an interdisciplinary
cross-fertilization. The workshop pays special attention to the
historical environment of the ancient Mediterranean (AM). As a widely
studied historical environment, AM is also an area in which the
computational approaches are thriving across numerous subdisciplines.
The event will culminate in a panel discussion with several experts on
the history of AM – including the keynote speakers – with the title
“Computing the Ancient Mediterranean”. We hope that the discussion will
help us to identify the most important issues impeding the study of the
past in the digital age in general.

Keynote speakers:

   * Monica Berti <>  (Leipzig University, a
     Classicist and Digital Humanist, focusing on computational analysis
     of ancient Greek and Latin)
   * Tom Brughmans

brughmans(78c7314a-9485-4e14-b207-0e836aea5e01).html> (Aarhus
     University, Denmark; an Archeologist studying Roman economy and a
     proponent of formal network analysis and computer simulations in
   * István Czachesz
     <> (University
     of Tromsø Norway; a Biblical Scholar and a pioneer in application of
     computational, cognitive and evolutionary approaches to early

Submission formats & topics

We invite proposals for papers (20 minutes) and/or posters dealing with
any aspect of computational approaches in the study of the human past,
especially on the following topics:

   * computational text analysis and natural language processing of
     historical texts
   * formal network analysis of archeological and historical datasets
   * computer simulations (e.g. ABM) of historical phenomena
   * computer visualization techniques of historical and archeological
   * theoretical reflections on computational approaches to the past
   * reflections on collaboration between SSH and technical disciplines

Submission deadline: May 15, 2022; notification of acceptance: June
15, 2022

   * Registration & submission form:

        Date: 2022-04-11 07:47:53+00:00
        From: Stuart James <>
        Subject: [CFP] ECCV 2022 workshop: VISART VI "Where Computer Vision Meets Art"

VISART VI "Where Computer Vision Meets Art"

6th Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis
In conjunction with the 2022 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV),
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Full & Extended Abstract Paper Submission: 27th May 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 30th June 2022
Camera-Ready Paper Due:  12th July 2022
Workshop: TBA (23-27th October)


Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on Computer
VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012, `14, `16, `18 and 20 we present the
VISART VI workshop, in conjunction with the 2022 European Conference on
Computer Vision (ECCV 2022). VISART will continue its role as a forum for
the presentation, discussion and publication of Computer Vision (CV)
techniques for the analysis of art. As with the previous edition, VISART VI
offers two tracks:

  1.  Computer Vision for Art - technical work (standard ECCV submission,
14 pages excluding references)
  2.  Uses and Reflection of Computer Vision for Art (Extended abstract, 4
pages, excluding references)

The recent explosion in the digitisation of artworks highlights the
concrete importance of application in the overlap between CV and art; such
as the automatic indexing of databases of paintings and drawings, or
automatic tools for the analysis of cultural heritage. Such an encounter,
however, also opens the door both to a wider computational understanding of
the image beyond photo-geometry, and to a deeper critical engagement with
how images are mediated, understood or produced by CV techniques in the
`Age of Image-Machines' (T. J. Clark). Submissions to our first track
should primarily consist of technical papers; our second track, therefore,
encourages critical essays or extended abstracts from art historians,
artists, cultural historians, media theorists and computer scientists.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers in
the fields of computer vision and the digital humanities with art and
cultural historians and artists, to promote interdisciplinary
collaborations, and to expose the hybrid community to cutting-edge
techniques and open problems on both sides of this fascinating area of

This workshop, in conjunction with ECCV 2022, calls for high-quality,
previously unpublished, works related to Computer Vision and Cultural
History. Submissions for both tracks should conform to the ECCV 2022
proceedings style and will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least three
reviewers. However, extended abstracts will not appear in the conference
proceedings. Papers must be submitted online through the CMT submission
system at:

TOPICS include but are not limited to:
- Art History and Computer Vision
- Image and visual representation in art
- Approaches for generative art
- 3D reconstruction from visual art or historical sites
- 2D and 3D human pose and gesture estimation in art
- Multi-modal multimedia systems and human-machine interaction
- Multimedia databases and digital libraries for artistic research
- Visual Question & Answering (VQA) or Captioning for Art
- Interactive 3D media and immersive AR/VR for cultural heritage
- Computer Vision and cultural heritage
- Big-data analysis of art
- Media content analysis and search
- Security and legal issues in the digital presentation and distribution of
cultural information
- Surveillance and Behavior analysis in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and

- Prof. Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, University of Geneva
- Prof. John Collomosse, Principal Scientist, Adobe Research & Professor of
Computer Vision, CVSSP, University of Surrey
- Prof. Ohad Ben-Shahar, Ben Gurion University

- Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
- Leonardo Impett, University of Cambridge
- Peter Bell, Philipps-Universität Marburg
- Noa Garcia, IDS, Osaka University
- Stuart James, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) & UCL DH

Dr Stuart James
Researcher (Assistant Professor), Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Honorary Research Associate, University College London (UCL)
Affiliate Team member, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH)

Genova, Italy
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        Date: 2022-04-11 07:47:20+00:00
        From: Simon Dumas Primbault <simon.dumasprimbault@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Apr. 27, 10am, Governance of and by the Infrastructure, 7th session of the GDKI seminar at EPFL

The College of Humanities <> and the
Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology
<> are pleased to invite you to the
seventh session of Pierre Mounier <>’s monthly
seminar on Governing Digital Knowledge Infrastructures.

*Wed. 27 April. 2022, 10am-12pm, EPFL room INN 128 (registration
compulsory) and Online (see below)

Governance of and by the Infrastructure: The case of Internet and other
digital services

Internet governance was studied for a long time as an example of the
“global” and “multistakeholder” governance of a technical
infrastructure. The case of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN), for example, has been extensively studied from many
perspectives, among which its original dependence on the U.S. Department
of Commerce, the influence of private providers in its governance, or
the inclusion of “at large” users in its board of directors.

Consequently, scholars have frequently discussed whether the models of
Internet governance are to be situated in the continuation or as a
departure from the governance of traditional media and means of
communication. The balance between, on the one hand, the use of IP
conflict resolution models and, on the other hand, the predominance of
decision-making processes based on rough consensus at the technical
levels is punctually disturbed by the interventions of governments
pursuing a strategic agenda. This dynamic has transformed Internet
governance into a fascinating object of study at the crossroads of
private interests, the preservation of a public good, and community

More recently, however, scholars have been focusing on how the
Internet as a technical infrastructure, with its distributed
architecture, governs human interactions and the circulation of
information. Beyond the governance /of /infrastructure, this issue of
the governance /by/ infrastructure is linked with–albeit not reducible
to–the topic of algorithmic governance theorized by Rouvroy /et al/. As
explained by De Nardis and Musiani, this topic addresses three main
issues: the geopolitical balance of power between nations, the fight
against piracy, and the privacy issue. From this new perspective, the
Internet can again be taken as an example–amongst many others–of an
infrastructure governing the activities it supports through its design,
architecture, and algorithms. This case study may provide interesting
insight into the tensions at the heart of knowledge infrastructures
considered as socio-technical frameworks at large.

For this session, we invite two scholars to discuss with us:

Francesca Musiani is researcher at CNRS  and deputy director of the CNRS
Center for Internet and Society that she co-founded with Melanie Dulong
de Rosnay in 2019. A specialist of distributed technical architectures,
she co-edited with Cogburn, DeNardis and Levinson /The Turn to
Infrastructure in Internet Governance /in 2016.

Léa Stiefel is a graduate assistant at the Sciences and Technologies
Studies Laboratory (STS Lab, SSP-UNIL). Léa Stiefel works on data
sharing systems and governance by their technical architectures. She
recently published with Alain Sandoz “Une plateforme en pair-à-pair pour
l’échange de données: l’émergence d’un commun numérique” in
/Terminal/ 130. 2021; with Dominique Vinck “Rompre avec la
centralisation pour partager des données” in Vinck Dominique, Goulet
Frédéric (eds.) /Faire sans, faire avec moins. L’innovation face aux
nouveaux défis contemporains/, Presses des Mines. 2022; and soon to be
published “Les données du problème. Une plateforme numérique inadaptée à
l’agriculture suisse” in /Etudes Rurales/ 209. 2022. In March 2022, she
organized with James Besse, of the Institute for the Study of Science,
Technology and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh, a workshop at
the University of Lausanne on G/overnance by Infrastructure,
gathering a wide array of over 25 case studies that will be useful for
this session of our seminar.

Wed. 27 April. 2022, 10am-12pm
Hybrid setup: EPFL, INN 128 (registration compulsory here
and online (email to get the Zoom link)


   * DeNardis, Laura, et Francesca Musiani. « Governance by
     Infrastructure: Introduction, “The Turn to Infrastructure in
     Internet Governance ». SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social
     Science Research Network, 15 septembre 2014.
   * Nains sans géants : Architecture décentralisée et services Internet.
     Sciences sociales. Paris: Presses des Mines, 2015.
     <> .
   * Musiani, Francesca. « 14. Gouvernance ». In Abécédaire des
     architectures distribuées, édité par Cécile Méadel et Francesca
     Musiani, 101-5. i3. Paris: Presses des Mines, 2016.
   * Workshop Governance By Infrastructure 17th – 18th March 2022 –
     University of Lausanne
   * Julien Rossi, Francesca Musiani et Lucien Castex, « La gouvernance
     d’Internet, entre infrastructures et espaces socio-politiques :
     apports de la recherche », /Terminal/ [En ligne], 132-133 | 2022,
     mis en ligne le 01 février 2022, consulté le 01 avril 2022. URL :
     <> ; DOI :

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