[Air-l] Humanities/Social Science Computing Symposium, May 30th, York University (fwd)

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 19:42:01 -0400
From: John Bonnett <jbonnett at brocku.ca>
To: jbonnett at brocku.ca
Subject: Humanities/Social Science Computing Symposium, May 30th,
     York University

Symposium Announcement:

The Computer:  The Once and Future Medium for the Social Sciences and the


The computer is offering important new possibilities for scholars.
Heightened processing power, new categories of software, and, indeed, novel
conceptions of computing are offering scholars opportunities to analyze,
express and instruct in ways unimaginable even in the early 1990s.

Some human science researchers know this.  We believe more should.   For
this reason, the Canadian Committee for History and Computing and the
Society for Digital Humanities are pleased to announce their joint
sponsorship of the symposium The Computer:  The Once and Future Medium for
the Social Sciences and the Humanities.  The purpose of the symposium will
be to introduce scholars to a wide array of new technologies and approaches,
with non-technical papers on topics ranging from the use of virtual reality
to construct model sites in ancient Rome to the use of simulations to plan
for pandemics and the use of software to model the impact that emotion plays
in individual and group decision making.

The symposium will be convened 8:30 a.m. on May 30th, 2006 at York
University during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The symposium is open to all Congress delegates,
and there is no charge to attend.  The day-long proceedings will take place
at Vanier College, Room 135, with an evening reception to follow at Founders
College Assembly Hall.

To attend, you must register through the Congress of the Humanities and the
Social Sciences. When registering, the Congress requires you to do two

*	Register as a Delegate for the Congress (Fee: $150.00)
*	Register for the conference or conferences that you wish to attend
at the Congress.

To attend the symposium, you will need to select Society 910 (No Fee).

If you HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED for the Congress, you can sign-up for both
the Congress and the Symposium at the Congress website:


IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, you CANNOT amend your registration on the
Congress website.

Instead, you will need to complete the registration form and fax it to the
Congress. To access the form, go here:


At the top of the page, you will have two options:

*	One will be to download the registration guide.
*	The second will be to download the registration form.  Select this

Once you have the form, you will need to:

*        Indicate that you have already registered.

*        Indicate that you are amending your registration to include Society
910.  There is no registration fee to attend this symposium.

*        Fax the form to (613) 236-4853

For further information, please contact John Bonnett at:  jbonnett at brocku.ca

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