Networks and History – New class Fall 2013

Sign-up
Course information can be found at http://go.utdallas.edu/atec6389.001.13f
To sign-up please contact ATEC graduate advisor Chip Wood <chip.wood@utdallas.edu> or ATEC Ph.D. advisor Christine Messik <christine.messick@utdallas.edu>. Please cc the instructor <maximilian.schich@utdallas.edu> for speedy approval.

General course information
Semester Fall 2013
Date & Time Thursdays 4:00–6:45pm
Location Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building (TBA)
Course website http://elearning.utdallas.edu

Course summary
This research course aims for lab-style collaboration in the area of Networks and History. Students can bring in their existing expertise and build new skills by taking an iterative “small steps” approach. Retracing and extending over existing work by the instructor and his collaborators, the course aims to transcend the disciplinary boundaries of (art) history, digital humanities, information design, computer science, and physics.
We will start from and extend over a particular example: The growing interrelation of cultural centers in the Western World over two millennia, based on large datasets of noted people and artists. Intellectual challenges include the combination of the qualitative and quantitative, the integration of humanistic inquiry & data visualization & scientific modeling, apparent (super)exponential growth of knowledge, vast heterogeneity of data density, and the communication of results to different constituencies. Practical issues include acquiring data from public and proprietary sources, cleaning and geolocating data, finding a worthwhile question to answer, (dynamic) visualization of historic growth and wild spatial heterogeneity, the characterization of large complex networks, and last not least separating facts from bias.
The Networks and History course extends over two years of ArtsScience collaboration initiated by the instructor with a number of world-class physicists and information designers. The respective paper, along with extensive supporting material and video visualizations is currently in review. Results of the course can lead to further co-authored publications that students can add to their CVs.

Course requirements
The course is open as an elective with 3 hours credit to UTD grad-students in A&H, CS, EMAC, and of course ATEC. NS&M grad-students are welcome to participate without credit.
You should be interested in multidisciplinary research and collaboration.
The academic calendar, project assignments, readings, and presentation requirements
will be discussed and defined together in the first course session.

Fall 2013 A&H Deadlines

N.B.:  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline.   Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

 All proposals must be submitted as an email attachment sent to alice.salazar1@utdallas.edu .
All signature pages must be submitted in hard copy.

 

August 14
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 28 August)
(This is the last date for proposals from students expecting to graduate in the Fall semester.)

September 4
Applications for Graduation due in the Office of Records and Admissions

September 30
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee.  Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

October 2
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office   (for GSC consideration on 16 October)
(Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.)

October 14
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios, theses or casebooks to all members of the supervising committee.  Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

October 25
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, casebooks, & dissertations

November  8
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, casebooks, & dissertations

November 13
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office   (for GSC consideration on 27 November)
(Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.)

November 15
Last day for final submission of dissertations (to the Office of the Graduate Dean)

November 22
Last day for final submission of theses (to the Office of the Graduate Dean) and portfolios and casebooks (to the A & H office).

For general University deadlines, see the Academic Calendar. For deadlines pertaining to the Office of Graduate Studies, see here.

CFP – European History Section of the Southern Historical Association

European History Section of the Southern Historical Association The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for presentation at its annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, November 13-16, 2014.

Papers on any aspect of European history, covering any time period, are welcome. The program committee especially encourages proposals involving comparative history, such as Europe and the Americas, Europe and Africa, or Europe and Asia. In recognition that 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the committee also encourages proposals related to European history in the era of the Great War.

Panels should consist of two or three papers, a commentator, and a chair. Doctoral students, as well as faculty members and independent scholars are welcome to submit individual papers or panels. A panel should not consist exclusively of graduate students.

Submissions should include an abstract of approximately 250 words for each paper and a short (1-2 page) c.v. of each panelist. In the case of panels, please include the title of the panel, the name, contact information, and affiliation of the panel organizer, and a one page description of the topic and its rationale as a coherent panel.

Proposals must be received by September 15, 2013.

Panelists must be current members of the EHS at the time of the Conference of 2014.

Please submit electronically to:

Dr. David Cameron,
EHS Program Chair
jdcameron@semo.edu<mailto:jdcameron@semo.edu>

Sincerely,

The EHS Program Committee

David Cameron (Southeast Missouri State University) Alex d’Erizans (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY) Jeffrey D. Burson (Georgia Southern University)

Job – Tutors for School of Management

Please advise A&H graduate students of exciting part-time employment opportunities as writing tutors at the UTD Jindal School of Management Business Communication Center.

In a one-on-one environment, tutors will assist JSOM students with written and oral communication assignments. Tutors will also provide writing feedback and assessment support to instructors teaching communication-enhanced courses throughout the JSOM undergraduate curriculum.

These positions offer a unique, professional development opportunity for A&H grad students. Shifts are typically 10-15 hours weekly, with as many as 20 hours required during weeks when instructor demand is high. The starting wage is $11/hour.

Applicants should send (1) a cover letter in the form of an email, (2) resume or CV, and (3) a writing sample to Elizabeth Bruce, Coordinator of Jindal School of Management Business Communication Center, at ejb072000@utdallas.edu.

Sincerely,

McClain Watson, PhD
Director of Business Communication Programs
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 883 – 4875