The 2010 Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Tec (AHLiST)

Venue: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2009
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Title: The 2010 Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology)

Location: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (National University of Madrid, Spain)

Date: June 23-25, 2010

The 2010 conference theme is “deciphering”, with all its possible referents, including: Do we decipher digits, codes, data, words, texts, images, symbols, natural phenomena, and scientific results? How do we decipher them? By using whatever available: Logic, systematic decoding, scientific knowledge, technological sophistication or anything else?
We invite panels and individual papers on these or related topics, but will give full consideration to any proposal within AHLiST’s scope.

Possible topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Convergence and divergence among literature, technology and science
i) Technology/Science and Literature
ii) Cognitive Science and Literature
iii) Ideology, Science and Technology
iv) Single/Comparative Author Studies
v) Fiction, Poetry and Science Studies
vi) Digital or Hypertext Literature
vii) Computer Mediated Communication
and Humanities Studies

2. Interdisciplinary links among history,
science and technology
i) History and Science
ii) Historic Cartography
iii) New Technologies and Archeology
iv) Restoration and conservation
v) Archive and Library Systems on line

3. Technology, texturality, and language
i) Accessible Information Technology
in Education
ii) Computational Linguistics;
Computational Lexicography
iii) Paleography and Pattern Recognition
iv) Digitalization Projects and
Document Image Analysis
v) Information Retrieval, Database
Systems and Data integration
vi) Technology and Humanities Teaching
and Research
vii) Virtual Classroom; Interactive
Technology and Language Learning
viii) Integration between Computational
Methods and Theories
with Research in Humanities

Submission Guidelines:
Please propose individual papers or panels, and indicate whether you are willing to moderate a panel. Panels of 3-4 presentations are especially welcome.

To propose a paper, please submit a cover page with your name; institutional affiliation; contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email), a 250- word abstract of the paper; a roughly 100-word bio; and a detailed request for audiovisual equipment if needed. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes (about eight double-spaced

To propose a panel, please submit a cover page including the title of the panel and the names of presenters; a panel abstract of 150-250 words; a separate page with the names of presenters, their contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email) and institutional affiliation(s), the titles of their presentations; and a 250-word abstract for each paper. Panels will be one hour and fifteen minutes long. The conference committee requests the submission of materials in the body of an email or as an attachment in Word, text, or PDF document sent to:

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2009. All presenters must be members of the Association by conference time.


Additional Information

JHLiST Only conference participants will be invited to submit an article (20-page long) for publication. The official publication of the Association is The Journal of History, Literature, Science and Technology (JHLiST), devoted to the research and investigation pertaining to the theories and practices of science, technology, medicine, history and literature. The journal explores the multidisciplinary “consilience,” the linkage of science and humanities to create insights into human endeavors. The JHLiST is a professionally produced, edited, and peer-reviewed academic journal.