LINGUIST List 14.1062

Wed Apr 9 2003

Calls: History of Ling/Germany; Digital Resources/UK

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  1. thorsten.foegen, Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft
  2. mike.fraser, Digital Resources for the Humanities

Message 1: Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft

Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 10:13:08 +0000
From: thorsten.foegen <>
Subject: Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft

16th International Colloquium of the ''Studienkreis Geschichte der
Short Title: 16thth SGdS Colloquium

Date: 04-Mar-2004 - 06-Mar-2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Thorsten Foegen
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: History of Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:

First Circular - Call for Papers

XVIth International Colloquium of the "Studienkreis 'Geschichte der
Sprachwissenschaft' (SGdS)" 4-6 March 2004, Humboldt University

First Circular - Call for Papers

The XVIth International Colloquium of the ''Studienkreis Geschichte
der Sprachwissenschaft'' (SGdS) will be held at the Humboldt
University of Berlin from 4 to 6 March 2004. The organisers are
Dr. Thorsten Foegen (Berlin) and Professor Dr. Peter Schmitter (Seoul
& Muenster).

Information about Berlin and the Humboldt University can be found on
the Internet ( and
resp.). Participants shall receive detailed information regarding
directions to the conference site, accommodation and cultural life in
Berlin in due course.

There will be a general section on the history of linguistics and a
special section on ''Historical and cultural dimensions of technical
texts and languages for special purposes''. For the special section,
papers from classical philologists are particularly welcome, but
contributions focussing on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the
modern period are also much appreciated. Conference languages are, as
usual, German, English and French, but in exceptional cases it will
also be possible to give a paper in Italian. For the section on
technical texts and languages for special purposes, the following
aspects may serve as guidelines for choosing a topic for a paper,
although they are by no means meant to be exhaustive: 

- On the development and diversification of the genre "technical text"
- Morphological, syntactical, semantic and pragmatic characteristics
of languages for special purposes and of technical texts
- Technical texts across languages and cultures
- The role of polemics in technical texts: self-presentation and
criticism of other authors
- Oral and written technical communication
- Commenting on technical ''classics'' (e.g. Hippocrates, Vitruvius)
- Homogeneity and heterogeneity of technical literature
- Forms of citing and referring, in particular of self-reference
- Text and illustration 
- The use of formalised languages (e.g. mathematical formulae) as an
element of languages for special purposes

Participants who would like to give a paper are kindly asked to submit
title and abstract (around 250 words) via e-mail. Presentations will
last 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion.

The conference fee will be EUR 20, payable during the
conference. Deadline for registration is 31 October 2003. Please send
your registration (if applicable, together with the title of your
paper and abstract) to the following address:

Dr. Thorsten Foegen 
Humboldt-Universit�t Berlin 
Institut f�r Klassische Philologie 
Unter den Linden 6 
D-10099 Berlin 	 
Phone: +49-[0]30-2093-2507 
Fax: +49-[0]30-2093-2718 

March 2003
Thorsten Foegen & Peter Schmitter 
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Message 2: Digital Resources for the Humanities

Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 12:34:56 +0000
From: mike.fraser <>
Subject: Digital Resources for the Humanities

Digital Resources for the Humanities 
Short Title: DRH2003

Date: 31-Aug-2003 - 03-Sep-2003
Location: University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Contact: Lou Burnard
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Writing Systems, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Ling &
Literature, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2003

Meeting Description:

DRH 2003 will be held at the University of Gloucestershire, Elwes
Building, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF, England UK,
from 31st August to 3rd September 2003.

The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is the
major forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the
digitization of our cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using
an electronic resource to further research; the teacher gathering Web
resources into an online learning environment; the publisher or
broadcaster integrating print or analogue with the digital to reach
new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve
both access to and conservation of the digital information that
characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the computer or
information scientist seeking to apply new developments to the
creation, exploitation and management of humanities resources.

The academic programme of the conference will comprise academic
papers, panel discussions, and poster presentations. An exhibition of
products and services of interest to participants will form an
important part of the conference. The conference is known for its
friendly atmosphere and welcomes developers and users of digital
resources from, amongst others, universities, libraries, archives,
museums, galleries, broadcasting, publishing and community groups. The
conference social programme aims to encourage informal discussion and
provide the opportunity for members of the different groups
represented to make lasting contacts.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th April, 2003;
notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31st May
2003. Proposals should be submitted via the conference Web site at
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