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Humanist Archives: Jan. 11, 2023, 7:01 a.m. Humanist 36.336 - events cfp: project preservation; women in science

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 336.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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    [1]    From: Luis Meneses <>
           Subject: CFP: Open, Digital, Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities (53)

    [2]    From: Adrianna Link <>
           Subject: CFP: Women in Science: Achievements and Barriers + 2023-2024 Fellowships at the American Philosophical Society (100)

        Date: 2023-01-11 06:39:41+00:00
        From: Luis Meneses <>
        Subject: CFP: Open, Digital, Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities

Open digital collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities is
significant for facilitating public access to and engagement with
research, and as a mechanism of growing the digital scholarly
infrastructure. But the path to adopting open, collaborative, digital
scholarship has been challenging, not least of all due to questions of
economic stability, infrastructure, access, understanding,
implementation, and engagement.

The advent of online technologies has provided Arts and Humanities
researchers with greater opportunities to collaborate and create
different projects. These projects are computationally robust and
require a significant amount of collaboration, which brings together
different types of expertise to collaborate on equal terms rather than a
model where some sets of expertise are in service to others.

The convenience and familiarity of computational methods can make us
forget (or overlook) that there is a certain fragility associated with
our online tools. Kathleen Fitzpatrick has argued that many online
projects in the digital humanities have an implied planned
obsolesce—which means that they will degrade over time once they cease
to receive updates in their content and software libraries (Planned
Obsolescence, NYU Press, 2011). In turn, this planned obsolescence
threatens the completeness and the sustainability of our research
outputs in the Arts and Humanities over time, presenting a complex
problem made more complex when environments are not static objects but
rather dynamic collaborative spaces.

This virtual conference aims to address the following research questions:

- How can we create viable, sustainable pathways for open, digital

- How can we design, implement, and document the best practices for the
development of open, social, digital projects in the Arts and Humanities?

- How can we amplify the positive aspects of collaboration to magnify
the contribution and streamline the development of digital projects?

- How can we preserve these environments in ways that speak to the needs
of our communities, and are open, collaborative, effective, and sustainable?

Submissions should be sent via email to and are due
by 10 February 2023. They should include the title of the submission,
the name(s) and affiliation(s) of contributor(s), and a 300-word abstract.

Further details can be found here:

Luis Meneses, PhD, (he, him)
Professor, Computer Science
Vancouver Island University
Ph: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2363

        Date: 2023-01-10 22:14:49+00:00
        From: Adrianna Link <>
        Subject: CFP: Women in Science: Achievements and Barriers + 2023-2024 Fellowships at the American Philosophical Society

Dear all --

A reminder that the American Philosophical Society's Library & Museum is
now accepting proposals for our June 2023 symposium on "Women in Science:
Achievements and Barriers." A full CFP is included below; the deadline for
proposals is *January 16, 2023*. Please share with your students,
colleagues, networks, etc.

Additionally, the Society is currently accepting applications for 2023-2024
research fellowships. *The deadline for our sabbatical, predoctoral, and
postdoctoral fellowship opportunities is January 20, 2023*.  Full details
and information on how to apply may be found on the APS website:

Happy to answer any questions about fellowships, programming, and other
upcoming events.

With all best wishes,


Women in Science: Achievements and Barriers

June 8-9, 2023

Inspired by its 2023 exhibition *Women in Science, *the American
Philosophical Society is organizing two international conferences that will
explore the history of women in science, the present state of science and
society, and the opportunities to create a more inclusive and diverse
practice of science. The Society’s first gathering will focus on the themes
“achievements and barriers,” while the second will focus on
“opportunities.” Both conferences aim to examine these themes from
historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The program committee is now accepting proposals for the first conference
on “Women in Science: Achievements and Barriers.” The conference will be
held in-person at the Society in Philadelphia on June 8-9, 2023. The
conference will also be livestreamed.

The program committee invites paper proposals from scholars in all fields,
and especially historians, practitioners, policymakers, educators, and
others whose work bears upon this theme.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

   - The contributions women have made to the advancement of scientific
   knowledge throughout time, and the varied forms these accomplishments have
   - The barriers that women have faced and continue to face in accessing
   scientific knowledge, education, and professional training
   - The challenges women have faced and continue to face in achieving full
   and equal participation and recognition in scientific endeavors and
   research opportunities
   - The impact of differences across scientific disciplines on the
   experiences of women in science
   - The impact of race, disability, class, and other identities on the
   experiences of women in science
   - The historical efforts taken by individuals, groups, policymakers,
   educators, and institutions to reduce barriers, their successes and
   failures, and how they continue to influence scientific education and
   practice today
   - Studies of scientists, cohorts, and intellectual networks that have
   affected women’s access to and participation in science
   - The ways in which the labor, politics, and economics of scientific
   research practices impact women’s roles in science
   - The ways in which gendered social roles affect the careers of women in

Applicants should submit a title and a 250-word proposal along with a C.V.
by *January 16, 2023* via Interfolio:

All presenters will receive travel subsidies and hotel accommodations.
Accepted papers will be due a month before the conference and
pre-circulated to registered attendees. Papers should be no longer than
15-double spaced pages. Presenters may also have the opportunity to publish
revised papers in the APS’s *Transactions*, one of the longest running
scholarly journals in America.

For more information, visit,
or contact Adrianna Link, Head of Scholarly Programs, at

The APS has updated its COVID-responses
<>. APS
buildings are open to staff and visitors, and it has expanded access to its
Reading Room services. Please read our updated Reading Room policies on our
website <>.

Adrianna Link, Ph.D.
Head of Scholarly Programs
Library & Museum
American Philosophical Society
105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386

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