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Humanist Archives: March 22, 2023, 5:24 a.m. Humanist 36.471 - events: South Asia & beyond; science in humanities in science

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 471.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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    [1]    From: Verletta Kern <>
           Subject: Digital Humanities: South Asia and Beyond (49)

    [2]    From: Brigitte Van Tiggelen <vantiggelen@MEMOSCIENCES.BE>
           Subject: CfP "Science in Humanities, Humanities in Science: Embedded Connections" (73)

        Date: 2023-03-21 20:39:33+00:00
        From: Verletta Kern <>
        Subject: Digital Humanities: South Asia and Beyond

Dear Colleagues,

I’m passing along this announcement on behalf of a colleague. It looks
like a great event.



ALA/ACRL/Asian African and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group
(AAMESIG)  is organizing a virtual research forum titled
"Digital Humanities: South Asian and Beyond'.

Date:  April 25th, 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST.
Registration Link :

This research forum will feature three prominent speakers, Dibyadyuti
Roy, Deepthi Murli and Elizabeth Lhost who have worked on a variety of
digital humanities projects. They will discuss their process of engaging
with community, digital tools and methods to facilitate
interdisciplinary scholarship across or within a broad range of concepts
and the challenges of conducting a Global South focused DH project. We
will hear about India’s first Digital Humanities collective (DHARTI),
transcultural consumption of Indian and Indian-imitation textiles in the
18th and 19th century, and Indian Princely States Online Legal History
Archive (IPSOLHA). .

Resistive Ontologies of DH in/from Majority Worlds
Dibyadyuti Roy - Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Media
Studies, and Digital Humanities at the University of Leeds. 

Connecting Threads: What We Learned from the Pilot for a Global
South-to-South Connections Digital Humanities Project
Dr. Deepthi Murali Research Assistant Professor, Roy Rosenzweig Center
for History and New Media, George Mason University .

The Indian Princely States Online Legal History Archive (IPSOLHA):
Aims, Objectives, Challenges 
Dr. Elizabeth Lhost South Asia Digital Librarian, Center for Research

Hope you will be able to join. Thanks.


Verletta Kern (she/her)
Head, Open Scholarship Commons & Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Washington Libraries 

        Date: 2023-03-21 18:11:11+00:00
        From: Brigitte Van Tiggelen <vantiggelen@MEMOSCIENCES.BE>
        Subject: CfP "Science in Humanities, Humanities in Science: Embedded Connections"

Dear Colleagues,

Please find hereafter the call for papers for the

2023 Cain Conference "Science in Humanities, Humanities in Science:
Embedded Connections"

that will take place at the Science History Institute, Philadelphia, USA
October 4-6, 2023.

Typically, the relationship between STEM fields and humanities fields
gets discussed in terms of observation, exchange, and travel. From 
the outside looking in, specialists in the humanities scrutinize and 
critique the questions, methods, or conclusions of the sciences, and 
vice versa. Specialists from the sciences may borrow from, visit,
or embed themselves in the humanities, or vice versa. Interdisciplinary 
and transnational initiatives coax specialists of all sorts out of their 
disciplinary territories to examine and address complex problems together. 
This Cain Conference brings together scholars and practitioners who,
on their own and in their collaborations, have consciously developed, 
deployed, or critiqued such embedded connections, cultivating and 
interrogating the humanistic dimension of STEM and heed for the STEM 
that’s within the humanities in pursuit of scholarly, advocacy, and/or 
business goals. It also brings together historians and social scientists of
science, technology, medicine, and environment who have studied how such 
embedded thinking-otherwise has worked within different disciplinary 
(or non-disciplinary!) institutions and intellectual cultures, past and 

What can specialists in humanities fields learn from how specialists in
STEM disciplines understand and go about humanistic thinking, and 
vice-versa? What can those “moonlighting” in this fashion learn through 
putting their methods side by side with those of specialists? Are “STEM” 
and “humanities” accurate or useful shorthands for the kinds of thinking 
in question? How do practitioners in intrinsically multi-modal fields 
rework humanistic and technical thinking in bringing them together? What
makes individual and collaborative work of this sort succeed or fail – 
and what are the standards for judging? Interdisciplinarity is often 
prescribed as a therapeutic for the tunnel-vision by which disciplinary 
methods can end up working against their putative goals.

Yet thinking that follows embedded connections, too, may trip over its own 
feet. Such pairings of goals and perverse consequences (or sometimes 
consequences and perverse goals!) will serve as organizing themes for 
this workshop. 

These four themes are: 

- Care and harm 
- Immediacy and deferral 
- Recovery and waste
- Stability and crisis 

The conference will take place in person in Philadelphia at the Science
History Institute

The Call for Papers is also available in greater details here:
https: www.sciencehistory.orgsitesdefaultfilesembedded_connections_call_for

Feel free to share it widely, with anyone you think might be interested.
Note that the deadline is by April 1, 2023, and that proposals should be
submitted to, indicating which
one or two themes your presentation would align with.

For any questions, please contact Charlotte A. Abney Salomon, Ph.D.,
Associate Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry:



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