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The digital sphere encourages a redefining of the concept of the virtual, a term already employed by two traditions—philosophy and physics—that have assigned it contradictory meanings. Today, thinking about the virtual is, before all else, a political responsibility. The political sense of virtual identities, of virtual communities, of virtual reality will always be affected by a deep-rooted ambiguity: the virtual nature of these technologies will be, on one hand, an opening to new possibilities of freedom and, on the other, a cage which controls and manages individuals by centralized power.

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Digital Humanities Conference Series

November 30, 2022
Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a talk, on November 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. (EST) on Jitsi, as part of a series of conferences on digital humanities organized by the Clermont-Auvergne Institute of Technology and the Lycée Jean Monnet, titled "Pour un design contre-intuitif, moche et compliqué" (For Counter-Intuitive, Ugly and Complicated Design). Jitsi link to come!

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Invitation by the Building 21 Project of McGill University

November 7, 2022
The Building 21 Project of McGill University invites Marcello Vitali-Rosati, on November 7 at 1:30 p.m. (EST), to discuss artificial intelligence in the humanities. In person at Building 21, and online (link to come on the project's website).

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Symposium

October 27 to 29, 2022
The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities holds, from October 27 to 29, 2022 in the Lionel-Groulx building of the University of Montreal, the symposium "Anthological Navigations: The Greek Anthology in the Era of Digital Classics". Details, schedule and registration here!

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Guest Seminar by Pierre Lévy on the IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage) Project

October 24-26, 2022
The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities and the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN) invite Pierre Lévy to conduct a seminar, from October 24 to 26, 2022, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST), at the University of Montreal, accessible online here, on the interdisciplinary project IEML, that he has been developing and directing for the past twenty years.

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Fall 2022 Seminar of the Arcanes Research Group

October 7, 2022
Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Nicolas Sauret are lecturing, on October 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) on Zoom, as part of the fall 2022 seminar of the Arcanes Research Group, during the "Désinformation dans les écosystèmes socionumériques" (Disinformation in Sociodigital Ecosystems) segment. Registration at contact@arcanes.ca

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Corpus Season 2

September 5, 2022
Corpus, the livestream show hosted by Emmanuelle Lescouet on the Chair's Twitch channel, is back for a second season on September 5, 2022, live every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)!

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Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Annual Conference

July 25-29, 2022
The annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will take place from July 25 to 29, 2022 both online and in person. The Chair's team will be giving and hosting multiple talks and workshops. To obtain participation or registration links, visit the conference's Website.

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Corpus Liveshow 12-Hour Streaming: Boosting of the Repository of Digital Writings

June 24, 2022
On June 24, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST), Emmanuelle Lescouet will host a special live episode of Corpus, during which everyone is invited to submit digital texts and literary works to boost the content on the Repository of Digital Writings.

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Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Congress

June 22-23, 2022

From June 21 to 24, 2022, the annual congress of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association will take place on Zoom. The theme, this year, is "Divergence and Convergence in Comparative Literature". Antoine Fauchié, Margot Mellet and Marcello Vitali-Rosati will act as facilitators of the workshop "Inscription Practices/Play" on June 22, and the workshop "Inscription Reflections" on June 23. Information on attendance here

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Conference "La connaissance intranquille" (Intranquil Knowledge)

June 3, 2022

On June 3, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (EST), Margot Mellet gives a lecture titled "Le savoir intranquille du texte numérique : restituer une intimité avec son texte à l'écran" (The Un-Tranquil Knowledge of the Digital Text: Restituting Intimacy With One's Text on the Screen) at the conference "La connaissance intranquille" (Intranquil Knowledge) organised by l'Organon, a research and creative writing group put in place by the McConnell-Université de Montréal Chair on stories and writings surrounding care-providing and end-of-life.

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