Monthly Archives: October 2013

Upcoming DSO events!

Hello, Draper students, and welcome to our list of Draper Student Organization Upcoming Events! We know it can be tempting to stay inside and hit the books as the fall weather takes a chill and final projects begin to loom. However, we’re inviting you to take a break from studying to get out, meet people in your program, and enjoy free food and drinks at two awesome fall events sponsored by the DSO!

 

-Have a happy fall semester from

Amanda, Naomi, Caitlin, Hope, Kamsen, Camille and Madeleine!

 

 

Draper Halloween Party!

Stop by the Draper Map Room between 12:30 and 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 31st to join the party! See you there!

 

 

 

Come celebrate Halloween with your fellow Draper students and enjoy some free pizza, candy and snacks courtesy of the DSO! Whether it’s your first semester or last, it’s a great chance to meet new people, get into the Halloween spirit, and talk about how everyone’s semester is going so far. Also did we mention free pizza??

 

 

Draper Happy Hour!
 
 

The Draper Student Organization is holding a Happy Hour on  Thursday, November 7th starting at 9:00pm at the Four Faced Liar (165 West 4th Street).

 

Come by to meet and get to know some of your fellow Draperites outside of the classroom!

Best of all, ***FREE Beer*** the DSO will pay for your first beer!

See you there,

The DSO

 

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CFP – BREVITY: Graduate Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 – 8, 2014

“I will be brief: your noble son is mad” – Graduate Student Conference on Brevity, Canada

 

BREVITY

16th Annual Graduate Student Conference 

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 

Western University, Canada

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí” [When (s)he woke up, the dinosaur was still there]. This is the entirety of a 1959 short story by Augusto Monterroso. It could easily fit in a Twitter status update almost three times over.

Brevity can be interpreted in many different ways – from a sense of briefness and urgency to an economization of words. At times, brevity may be perceived as superficial or frivolous, except to those of Spartan sensibilities. To others, such as Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (II, ii).

Brevity can also allow us to linger on thought. In his memo on quickness, Italo Calvino interpreted it as festina lente (“make haste, slowly”). Rapidity (and brevity) are seen to alter time, so that we can thoroughly reflect on concepts.

And so we welcome you to the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. This year we will focus on brevity: its possibilities, its requirements, and its ramifications. From the concise forms of the Antiquity to digital forms of the 21st century; from carpe diem to YOLO; from haiku to Twitter; from the wise aphorisms of Seneca to Oscar Wilde’s witty quips and today’s Internet memes.

The Conference will take place on March 6 – 8, 2014. The conference organizers particularly welcome papers that are interdisciplinary, including but not limited to literature, theory and criticism, cultural studies, film studies, visual arts, music, theatre and popular culture. Suggested paper topics may include, but are certainly not limited, to the following:

• Narratives of brevity: short stories, novelle, fabliaux, fairy tales, short novels, entremeses.

• Brevity in poetry: haiku, labor limae, modernist poetry, Ermetismo, Symbolism, fragment(ation)s.

• Brevity of thought: aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, manifestos.

• Thoughts on brevity: epitaphs, elegies.

• Brevity in the arts: short films, music videos, advertisements, miniseries, photography.

• Brevity in linguistics: brevity in translation, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics; economy of language, elisions,

abbreviations, pronouns, parataxis, nicknames, endangered languages.

• Brevity as a good thing: brevity vs. nonsense; simplicity and clarity.

• Brevity in new media: communications in instant messaging, Twitter, chats, hashtags.

• Brevity as transience: impermanence in works of art, temporary exhibitions, happenings, trends, fads, movements,

waves (both in commerce and literature), ruins.

• Brevity in cultural studies and folk culture: proverbs, idioms, patronymic, epithets, disappearance of oral memory. 

• Visual arts: minimalism, conceptual art.

Those interested in presenting 20-minute papers are asked to submit a 300-word abstract to brevitywestern@gmail.com by December 1st, 2013. We ask participants to please include name, affiliation, technical requirements and a 50-word bio, with their abstract. As this is a conference organized by two programs, we will accept abstracts and papers in both English and Spanish. For further information, please check out our Blog and Facebook page.

Selected papers will be published.

tl;dr: conference on brevity. Send us 300 words max by December 1st. go!

The organizers:

Natalia Caldas and Andrea Privitera

________

  

BREVITY

16th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Western University, Canada

Ponentes plenarios: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí”. Esto es el cuento completo de Agusto Monterroso publicado en 1959. Posiblemente el cuento mas corto de todos. Se podría poner en un status de Twitter. Técnicamente se puede meter en el status casi tres veces.

‘Brevedad’ se puede interpretar en diferentes maneras – desde la urgencia, la sensación de brevedad temporal hasta la economización de palabras. Para unos, lo breve se puede entender como algo superficial y frívolo, si no eres un espartano. Para otros, como Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (Hamlet, II, ii).

Brevedad también nos permite reflexionar sobre una idea. En su memorándum, Calvino interpreto velocidad como festina lente (“apresúrate lentamente”). Rapidez (y brevedad) pueden alterar el tiempo, para mejor pensar y reflexionar sobre un concepto.

Las y los invitamos a la Decimosexta Conferencia Anual de Estudios de Posgrado en Literatura Comparada y Estudios Hispánicos en Universidad de Western. Este evento tendrá lugar del 6 al 8 de marzo de 2014. Los organizadores de la conferencia acogen particularmente ensayos interdisciplinarios, incluyendo pero sin limitarse a la literatura, teoría, estudios culturales, estudios fílmicos, artes visuales, música, teatro, lingüística y cultura popular.

Temas sugeridos para ensayos incluyen pero no se limitan a los siguientes:
• Narrativos de brevedad: cuentos, novelle, fabliaux, cuentos de hadas, novelas cortas, entremeses.
• Brevedad en poesía: haiku, labor limae, poesía moderna, Ermetismo, Symbolismo, fragmentation(es).
• Brevedad de pensamientos: aforismos, máximas, proverbios, manifiestos.
• Brevedad en pensamientos: epitafios, elegías.
• Brevedad en las artes: cortometrajes, videoclip, publicidad, miniserie, fotografía.
• Brevedad en lingüística: traducción y brevedad, análisis de discurso y sociolingüística, economía de lenguaje, elisión, abreviación, pronombre, parataxis, apodos, idiomas amenazados.
• Brevedad positiva: brevedad vs. Bullshit; simplicidad y claridad
• Brevedad en medios de comunicación: comunicación en mensajería instantánea, Twitter, chat, hashtag.
• Brevedad en transitorio: la impermanencia de ciertas obras de arte, exhibiciones temporarias, happening, modas, movimientos (literatura, economía, etc.), ruinas.
• Brevedad en estudios de cultura y cultura popular: proverbios, modismos, patronímico, epíteto, la desaparición de la memoria oral.
• Artes visuales: minimalismo, arte conceptual.

Aquellos interesados en presentar un ensayo de 20 minutos deben enviar un resumen de 300 palabras a brevitywestern@gmail.com. La fecha tope es el primero de diciembre de 2013. Por favor incluir nombre, afiliación, requisitos técnicos y una autobiografía breve (no más de 50 palabras). Debido a que esta conferencia está siendo organizada por dos programas académicos, aceptaremos resúmenes y ensayos en inglés y español (con paneles exclusivamente en español). Para más información, por favor chequeen nuestra página de Facebook y Blog.

Ensayos elegidos serán publicados.

Tl;dr: conferencia sobre brevedad. Envíanos 300 palabras máximas para el 1er de diciembre.

Los organizadores:
Natalia Caldas y Andrea Privitera 

 

CFP – BREVITY: Graduate Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 – 8, 2014

“I will be brief: your noble son is mad” – Graduate Student Conference on Brevity, Canada

 

BREVITY

16th Annual Graduate Student Conference 

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 

Western University, Canada

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí” [When (s)he woke up, the dinosaur was still there]. This is the entirety of a 1959 short story by Augusto Monterroso. It could easily fit in a Twitter status update almost three times over.

Brevity can be interpreted in many different ways – from a sense of briefness and urgency to an economization of words. At times, brevity may be perceived as superficial or frivolous, except to those of Spartan sensibilities. To others, such as Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (II, ii).

Brevity can also allow us to linger on thought. In his memo on quickness, Italo Calvino interpreted it as festina lente (“make haste, slowly”). Rapidity (and brevity) are seen to alter time, so that we can thoroughly reflect on concepts.

And so we welcome you to the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. This year we will focus on brevity: its possibilities, its requirements, and its ramifications. From the concise forms of the Antiquity to digital forms of the 21st century; from carpe diem to YOLO; from haiku to Twitter; from the wise aphorisms of Seneca to Oscar Wilde’s witty quips and today’s Internet memes.

The Conference will take place on March 6 – 8, 2014. The conference organizers particularly welcome papers that are interdisciplinary, including but not limited to literature, theory and criticism, cultural studies, film studies, visual arts, music, theatre and popular culture. Suggested paper topics may include, but are certainly not limited, to the following:

• Narratives of brevity: short stories, novelle, fabliaux, fairy tales, short novels, entremeses.

• Brevity in poetry: haiku, labor limae, modernist poetry, Ermetismo, Symbolism, fragment(ation)s.

• Brevity of thought: aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, manifestos.

• Thoughts on brevity: epitaphs, elegies.

• Brevity in the arts: short films, music videos, advertisements, miniseries, photography.

• Brevity in linguistics: brevity in translation, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics; economy of language, elisions,

abbreviations, pronouns, parataxis, nicknames, endangered languages.

• Brevity as a good thing: brevity vs. nonsense; simplicity and clarity.

• Brevity in new media: communications in instant messaging, Twitter, chats, hashtags.

• Brevity as transience: impermanence in works of art, temporary exhibitions, happenings, trends, fads, movements,

waves (both in commerce and literature), ruins.

• Brevity in cultural studies and folk culture: proverbs, idioms, patronymic, epithets, disappearance of oral memory. 

• Visual arts: minimalism, conceptual art.

Those interested in presenting 20-minute papers are asked to submit a 300-word abstract to brevitywestern@gmail.com by December 1st, 2013. We ask participants to please include name, affiliation, technical requirements and a 50-word bio, with their abstract. As this is a conference organized by two programs, we will accept abstracts and papers in both English and Spanish. For further information, please check out our Blog and Facebook page.

Selected papers will be published.

tl;dr: conference on brevity. Send us 300 words max by December 1st. go!

The organizers:

Natalia Caldas and Andrea Privitera

________

  

BREVITY

16th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Western University, Canada

Ponentes plenarios: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí”. Esto es el cuento completo de Agusto Monterroso publicado en 1959. Posiblemente el cuento mas corto de todos. Se podría poner en un status de Twitter. Técnicamente se puede meter en el status casi tres veces.

‘Brevedad’ se puede interpretar en diferentes maneras – desde la urgencia, la sensación de brevedad temporal hasta la economización de palabras. Para unos, lo breve se puede entender como algo superficial y frívolo, si no eres un espartano. Para otros, como Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (Hamlet, II, ii).

Brevedad también nos permite reflexionar sobre una idea. En su memorándum, Calvino interpreto velocidad como festina lente (“apresúrate lentamente”). Rapidez (y brevedad) pueden alterar el tiempo, para mejor pensar y reflexionar sobre un concepto.

Las y los invitamos a la Decimosexta Conferencia Anual de Estudios de Posgrado en Literatura Comparada y Estudios Hispánicos en Universidad de Western. Este evento tendrá lugar del 6 al 8 de marzo de 2014. Los organizadores de la conferencia acogen particularmente ensayos interdisciplinarios, incluyendo pero sin limitarse a la literatura, teoría, estudios culturales, estudios fílmicos, artes visuales, música, teatro, lingüística y cultura popular.

Temas sugeridos para ensayos incluyen pero no se limitan a los siguientes:
• Narrativos de brevedad: cuentos, novelle, fabliaux, cuentos de hadas, novelas cortas, entremeses.
• Brevedad en poesía: haiku, labor limae, poesía moderna, Ermetismo, Symbolismo, fragmentation(es).
• Brevedad de pensamientos: aforismos, máximas, proverbios, manifiestos.
• Brevedad en pensamientos: epitafios, elegías.
• Brevedad en las artes: cortometrajes, videoclip, publicidad, miniserie, fotografía.
• Brevedad en lingüística: traducción y brevedad, análisis de discurso y sociolingüística, economía de lenguaje, elisión, abreviación, pronombre, parataxis, apodos, idiomas amenazados.
• Brevedad positiva: brevedad vs. Bullshit; simplicidad y claridad
• Brevedad en medios de comunicación: comunicación en mensajería instantánea, Twitter, chat, hashtag.
• Brevedad en transitorio: la impermanencia de ciertas obras de arte, exhibiciones temporarias, happening, modas, movimientos (literatura, economía, etc.), ruinas.
• Brevedad en estudios de cultura y cultura popular: proverbios, modismos, patronímico, epíteto, la desaparición de la memoria oral.
• Artes visuales: minimalismo, arte conceptual.

Aquellos interesados en presentar un ensayo de 20 minutos deben enviar un resumen de 300 palabras a brevitywestern@gmail.com. La fecha tope es el primero de diciembre de 2013. Por favor incluir nombre, afiliación, requisitos técnicos y una autobiografía breve (no más de 50 palabras). Debido a que esta conferencia está siendo organizada por dos programas académicos, aceptaremos resúmenes y ensayos en inglés y español (con paneles exclusivamente en español). Para más información, por favor chequeen nuestra página de Facebook y Blog.

Ensayos elegidos serán publicados.

Tl;dr: conferencia sobre brevedad. Envíanos 300 palabras máximas para el 1er de diciembre.

Los organizadores:
Natalia Caldas y Andrea Privitera 

DSO Halloween Party, this Thursday 10/31

Draper Halloween Party!

 

Come celebrate Halloween with your fellow Draper students and enjoy some free pizza, candy and snacks courtesy of the DSO! Whether it’s your first semester or last, it’s a great chance to meet new people, get into the Halloween spirit, and talk about how everyone’s semester is going so far. Also did we mention free pizza??

 

 

Stop by the Draper Conference Room between 2:00 and 4:00 on Thursday, October 31st to join the party!

 

See you there!

The Draper Student Organization

Call for Papers – 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science – Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014

Call for Papers (Second Call)

6th International Conference of the

European Society for the History of Science

Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014

 

Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine

 

The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science will be held in Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014 and is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology(CIUHCT),a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.

The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.

Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, practices of science, technology and medicine appear as involving in an essential way forms of communication, to such an extent that the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine is ultimately blurred.

The 6th ESHS aims at stimulating historical and historiographical studies and debates on the communication of science, technology and medicine along the following sub-thematic clusters.

1)  Human and non-human agents: experts, amateurs, and institutions;

2)  Networks of circulation and communication of knowledge;

3)  Means of communication: correspondence, papers, books, textbooks, popularization outlets, newspapers, radio, theatre, films, cartoons and internet;

4)  Spaces and modes of communication: conferences, classrooms, public demonstrations, exhibitions, instruments, collections and museums;

5)  Audiences: lay and specialized audiences, consumers;

6)  Rhetorical devices;

7)  Communication in the European Periphery;

8)  Communication in a globalized world: challenges and constraints; ideology of communication, hegemonic values and commercialized science, technology and medicine

 

 

Deadlines  NEW

Symposia Submission (theme and rationale of symposium and abstract of papers) – 10 Jan 2014

Decision regarding accepted symposia – 10 February 2014

Abstract Submission for stand-alone papers)– 10 March 2014

Decision regarding accepted papers – 10 April 2014

 

Language

Abstracts, presentations and proceedings should be in English, preferably.

 

Fees

 

 

 

ESHS member

 

Non ESHS member

 

Non  ESHS member who joins ESHS (*)

 

deadlines

 

Early registration fee

 

Euro 150

 

Euro 170

 

Euro 180

 

30 April 2014

 

Standard registration fee

 

Euro 200

 

Euro 240

 

Euro 250

 

30 June 2014

 

Late and onsite registration fee

 

Euro 220

 

Euro 260

 

Euro 270

 

After 1 July 2014

 

(*) Non ESHS members who want to join ESHS benefit from a special offer of one year membership including the online ESHS journal, CENTAURUS.

 

 

Website address  http://www.eshs.org/ and http://eshs2014.ciuhct.com/

 

 

 

For any other information please contact the local secretariat Fátima de Haan (occoe@occoe.pt)

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon

 

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Ana Simões

Maria Paula Diogo