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3rd Workshop on Computer Vision for Art Analysis.

3rd Workshop on Computer Vision for Art Analysis October 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012 and 2014, we present the VISART III workshop, in conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Vision 2016.  There is no doubt that Computer Vision benefits from analysis of Art, not only for applications such as indexing into databases of paintings and drawings but also to move towards a deeper understanding of images in general. Historians of art and culture benefit from Computer Vision and related technologies via the automatic tools for assisting in the analysis of artefacts of all kinds. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading researches in the fields of computer vision and art & cultural history to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and expose the audience to current results and open problems on both sides o…

Jobs:Instructor in Russian language and culture, Dalhousie University.

Instructor in Russian language and culture, Dalhousie University The Dalhousie University Department of Russian Studies seeks applications for a ten-month 100% full-time limited term appointment (August 1 – May 31) at the Instructor level in Russian language and culture, effective August 1, 2016.
The position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should preferably have a Ph.D. in Russian linguistics/literature. Applicants with an MA degree will be considered on the individual basis as well. Native or native-equivalent command of Russian and English, as well as experience in teaching the Russian language at an undergraduate level, are required.
The instructor will teach language and introductory Russian culture courses for the equivalent of four full-credit (eight half-credit) classes during the ten-month period. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills. An up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and…

Call for Papers: Trajectories of October 1917: Origins, Reverberations and Models of Revolution Paris, 19-21 October 2017.

Call for Papers
Trajectories of October 1917: Origins, Reverberations and Models of Revolution
Paris, 19-21 October 2017

Description and Aim

In the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, to say that October 1917 was a foundational event is to state the obvious. The Russian Revolutions of February and especially October introduced new frameworks for political thought, an unprecedented conception of society, and a radical overhaul of the economic system. October 1917 was the incarnation of the revolution, both for those who supported it and for those who were hostile to it. In Russia, it was the moment that crystallised the mounting tensions between late but spectacular industrialisation and a dominant rural world, exacerbated by the First World War. But October 1917 was at once a foundational event and the consequence of the reformulations of political, economic and social processes that had begun in the late eighteenth century and developed over the course of the ninetee…

IFLA Webiniar: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”.

IFLA's continuing professional development and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest group is proud to present the next session of the 2016 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”. For the fifth consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. The webinars are a great opportunity for membership participation via a worldwide online programming. The topic of the next webinar will be “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians”. There is constant buzz about data science, data management, data analysis, data visualizations. How are librarians taking advantage of their skills and learning new one…


AATT GRADUATE STUDENT PRE-CONFERENCE FIRST CIRCULAR The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the twelfth annual “Graduate Student Pre-Conference" for graduate students in a range of disciplines enrolled at institutions in North America. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The Pre- Conference is co-sponsored by the Institute for Turkish Studies and AATT. The twelfth annual Pre-Conference will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016, to be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, taking place in Boston, November 17-29, 2016. Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the MESA conference, too. The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in a range of disciplines enrolled at institut…


Международная конференция НАЦИОНАЛИЗМЫ НА ПОСТСОВЕТСКОМ ПРОСТРАНСТВЕ: ЛОГИКИ, ЭТИКИ, ПРАКТИКИ Москва 31 октября – 2 ноября 2016 года Интернет-журнал «Гефтер», Центр франко-российских исследований, Фонд Егора Гайдара
Национализм в последние десятилетия становится все более и более актуальной проблемой на международной повестке дня. Возникнув в последней трети XVIII века как радикальное ответвление европейских концепций национального освобождения, он сравнительно быстро развился в сеть разнородных идеологий, распространенных по всему миру. Общим основанием для них стало доминирование концепта (единой) нации в политике, социальных отношениях и интеллектуальной сфере общества. Сам концепт часто бывает не отрефлексирован, отчего значения термина «нация» множатся, пересекаются с другими понятиями и категориями политического поля, начинают противоречить друг другу; подчас приходится прилагать немало усилий, чтобы понять, в каком именно значении употребляет слова «нация» и «национально…

Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital Humanities

***New deadline: 19 of June 2016***

"Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU DH C & T) 19th to 29th of July, University of Leipzig*

As we have still a few of the very prestigous and generous DAAD scholarships and quite a number of the generous bursaries for members of  Eastern European partner universities of the University of Leipzig left and would like to give people who are interested to delve into Digital Humanities the chance to profit from such support, we have decided to extend the application phase for a place at the 7th European Summer University in Digital Humanities (see to the 19 of June 2016. Please take note that we do not know yet whether next year the Summer University can happen. We have to find new funding first.

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the Interna…