Apr
12
Mon
Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics Tickets
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce that it will be hosting ICE-5: the Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics, in Liverpool, from the 17th to the 20th August 2020. The theme of the conference is Ecolinguistics in action: tackling real-world issues. The conference aims to create a dynamic and stimulating space for discussions and sharing of knowledge from across all relevant disciplines in an attempt to engage academics with different perspectives and ideas on how to use ecolinguistic research to bring about change. Ecolinguistics explores the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment.

One aim of ecolinguistics is to develop linguistic theories which see humans not only as part of society, but also as part of the larger ecosystems that life depends on. Another aim is to show how linguistics can be used to address key ecological issues, from climate change and biodiversity loss to environmental justice.

ICE-5 will focus particularly on this second aim, and build on the themes of previous ICE conferences (held in Denmark and China) which explored how linguistics can contribute to the creation of ecological civilisations. ICE-5 will place a particular emphasis on practically resisting the hegemonic narratives of industrial civilisations and working towards concrete changes which can help more ecologically beneficial forms of society emerge.

Accordingly, we aim to create a multidisciplinary context where researchers in any discipline who are interested in both language and ecological issues can meet. This includes not only linguists but researchers from areas such as a) environmental communication and ecomedia, b) environmental science and ecology, c) ecological humanities such as ecological anthropology, ecocriticism or ecopsychology, d) business subjects such as environmental economics or ethical marketing, d) ecological social and political sciences.  Potential topics and themes include but are not limited to:

  • Using ecolinguistics to resist consumerism and hegemonic economic discourses.
  • Working to improve communication in ecological campaigns and movements.
  • Exploring, preserving and promoting ecological discourses from traditional and indigenous cultures across the world.
  • The application of ecological philosophies such as buen vivir in law-making.
  • Using cognitive approaches to opinion-formation to contribute to policy change.
  • Critiquing discourses of environmental responsibility and justice to highlight who is to blame and who has a duty to act.
  • Eco-anxiety and how the language of ecopsychology can promote environmental action.
  • The search for ecosomatic discourses to promote reconnection with the body and nature.
  • Using ecolinguistics to resist discourses which exploit animals and promote plant-based living.
  • Critiquing discourses of sustainable living, including zero-waste living.
  • Exploring ecological identity formation on social media and promoting ecologically beneficial identities.
  • Using ecolinguistics to embed ecological education across the curriculum.

One of the aims of ecolinguistics is to challenge conventional forms of language and social organisation and to contribute to emerging new forms. In line with this, ICE5 will include not only conventional paper presentations but also a variety of more interactive sessions including round table discussions, outdoor sessions, interactive workshops, poetry and storytelling events, mindfulness activities, and public engagement.

Apr
15
Thu
First GSFL Regulars’ Table Tickets
Apr 15 all-day

Dear GSFL Members,

In an effort to strengthen the bond between all members, I am starting a GSFL Regulars’ Table. Once
a month, we can all meet virtually in a relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other and chat a bit.
To be fair to all our members across the world, I will try to serve all relevant time zones and alternate
in the scheduling. Also, the contents or activities for each Regular’s Table will vary. The details for
each meeting will be announced via our different member channels.

The first GSFL Regulars’ Table will take place on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 19:00 CEST (Central
European Time). You are all invited. Our first meeting will involve a “speed friending” exercise to give
us a chance to get to know one another better by talking about relaxed topics of interest in a
changing set of small groups. With every new group, a new discussion question will be introduced.

To take part in our Regular’s Table, please write a short message to:

virtualconfcoordinator.gsfl@gmail.com. In your message, please be sure to include your time zone.
All registrants will be sent the all necessary log in information before our first meeting. All GSFL
members are eligible to take part.

Do you have great ideas for activities for the Regular’s Table? Do you have technical or organisational
questions about the Regulars’ Table you would like to ask? Would you like to have a chat about
options for virtual meetings? Just send me an email to the above address.

I’d be more than happy to help you!

Hope to see you soon!

Ulrike Lohner
your GSFL Virtual Conference Coordinator

Apr
18
Sun
Beyond Crime Scenes and Autopsies Tickets
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Virtual Speaker Webinar Series is a global event that educates communities about forensic science and related topics.

About this Event

Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) presents BEYOND CRIME SCENES AND AUTOPSIES: Live Speaker Webinar Series, which has moved online due to the pandemic. This monthly speaker series is open to all ages. Join us for conversations and interactive presentations with experts who will discuss forensic science, violence, trauma, emergency services, and other related topics.

PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS MAY CONTAIN SENSITIVE CONTENT AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

REPLAYS ARE NOT AVAILABLE

NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE

Become a member of the “Beyond Crime Scenes and Autopsies” Patreon community and continue to enjoy the speaker series for free along with other exclusive benefits that also include my slack channel only for Patreon members for as low as $10.00 per month.

BECOME A BEYOND CRIME SCENES AND AUTOPSIES PATRON

About the Speaker:

Alexandra Victoria Elizabeth Kingsley started in Art and then moved into Science which followed her back to Art. After winning several art awards, Alexendra started studying Forensic Anthropology at the Ohio State University. She is a Forensic Facial Reconstruction Artist and studied personally with the world renowned Betty Pat. Gattliff, the inventor of the American Method, of Forensic Facial Reconstruction. Kingsley has constructed the face of a 2,700 year old Egyptian Mummy named Amunet, which is viewable at the Ohio History Connection Museum. She is affiliated with team F.A.C.T. (Forensic Anthropology Case Team) which are a team of experts called out to active cold cases to help work the crime scenes and consulted on a Federal level with BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation). Alexandra has also been published as an anatomical illustrator as well as guest lecturing and teaching 3d workshops at numerous collages as an expert in the field of Forensic Art.

TOPIC OF DICUSSION:

  • History overview of how Forensic Art came about. What is Forensic Art & What it’s not!
  • Anatomy, Art, & Law, three major things that one must know in order to do forensic art
  • Background & understanding the methods;The Daubart Standards.
  • Record keeping and the forensic chain of custody.
  • Getting into the field and what to be apart of
  • Examples and Links for further connection & extended learning
  • Ending with discussions and lots of question time!
Apr
19
Mon
11th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA2021) Tickets
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Date: 19-Apr-2021 – 20-Apr-2021
Location: Online, Ukraine
Contact Person: Orphée De Clercq

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jan-2021

Building on previous editions, the aim of WASSA 2021 is to bring together researchers working on Subjectivity, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Detection and Classification and their applications to other NLP or real-world tasks (e.g. public health messaging, fake news, media impact analysis) and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text.

Call for Papers:

We strongly encourage submissions that tackle sentiment or emotion detection and classification in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this edition, we encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics:

– Public sentiments and communication patterns of public health emergencies, e.g. COVID-19
– Resources for subjectivity, sentiment, emotion and social media analysis
– Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
– Trend detection in social media using subjectivity, sentiment and emotion analysis
– Humor, Irony and Sarcasm detection
– The role of emotion and affective phenomena in dis/misinformation
– Online reputation management
– Aspect and topic-based sentiment analysis
– Transfer learning for domain, language and genre portability of sentiment analysis
– Modelling commonsense knowledge for subjectivity, sentiment or emotion analysis
– Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Detecting and quantifying the emotional effect of factual arguments
– Application of theories from other related fields to subjectivity and sentiment analysis
– Implicit sentiment and bias analysis in newswire text
– Multimodal emotion detection and classification

At WASSA 2021, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short papers.

The link for submission of papers will be available soon; please check our website for updates.

Important dates:
– Submission deadline: January 18, 2021
– Notification: February 18, 2021
– Camera-ready deadline: March 1, 2021
– Workshop date: To be confirmed (April 19 or 20, 2021)

For more information, please refer to the workshop website: https://wt-public.emm4u.eu/wassa2021/

Apr
20
Tue
Wildlife Cybercrime Investigations Using Open Source Data Tickets
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
BCS Cybercrime Forensics specialist group

About this Event

SPEAKER

Stuart Clarke – Regional Director & Cyber CTO at Nuix

AGENDA

17:30 – Webinar starts

19:00 – Close

SYNOPSIS

Wildlife Cybercrime Investigations

 

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the largest forms of transnational organized crime, earning tens of billions of dollars per year. Fraud, money-laundering, violence, trafficking, and corruption often come hand-in-hand with wildlife crime. The challenges for law enforcement agencies are like those investigators face every day—although often in more exotic locations.

Many criminal networks use mobile devices, social media platforms, the dark web, e-commerce, and instant messaging to coordinate their activities, find buyers, and sell their illicit product. Investigators must take a multifaceted approach that bridges real-world and digital activity, exposing hidden connections across people, objects, locations, and events. This session will explore digital forensic techniques that enable all kinds of investigators to understand criminal networks and reveal insights that help disrupt future illegal activities.

In the session you will learn:

● The key drivers behind one of the largest organized global crimes

● How Nuix can connect POLE objects across intelligence, mobile & IoT devices and social media to reveal hidden connections

● Techniques for developing intelligence to disrupt all forms of organized crime.

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Stuart is an internationally respected information security expert who is responsible for the overall security and intelligence strategy and delivery at Nuix.

During his time at the company, Stuart has advised the United Nations’ peak cybersecurity body ITU and provided cybersecurity training for over 60 computer emergency response teams. He led the development of Nuix Investigation & Response, an innovative investigative tool used to delve into the causes and scope of data breaches. He also currently leads the development of Nuix Insight Analytics & Intelligence, a powerful security intelligence platform.

Stuart has a deep understanding of the Nuix technology and capabilities. Prior to joining Nuix, he used Nuix offerings extensively in breach response. He brings that understanding together with a vision for the cybersecurity needs of Nuix’s current and prospective clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Computer Forensics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has developed and delivered training for a Master of Science program in Computer Security and Forensics, has contributed to a book covering evidence preservation as well as published several industry-recognized white papers.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

 

THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Cybercrime Forensics specialist group

https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/cybercrime-forensics-specialist-group/

Apr
21
Wed
Forensic Graphology (21 April 2021) Tickets
Apr 21 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am

International Podcast hosted by HRCitizen.com and SOMEGRAF.

About this Event

Hello! This is your host Josue Briseno CEO of HRCitizen.com, don’t miss my conversation with Sheila Lowe on Forensic Graphology.

We will stream live on April 21, 2021 at 2pm PST https://www.facebook.com/HRCitizen/.

Sheila is a Professional Handwriting Examiner (certified forensic document examiner and certified graphologist), with a fifty-year background in handwriting analysis.

Sheila is the author of six internationally acclaimed books on handwriting psychology, and handwriting analyzer software, including many other writes on mystery fiction.

Apr
23
Fri
17th Linguistic Conference for PhD Students: 17. Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (STaPs Freiburg) Tickets
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day

On April 23 and 24, 2021, the PhD students at the Department of General Linguistics will host the 17th Linguistics Conference for PhD Students.

You can register for the conference via this form until April 18, 2021.

The conference will be held online.

STaPs is a conference by doctoral students for doctoral students. Unlike most scientific conferences, STaPs is centred on exploring methodological challenges encountered in the ‘before’ and ‘during’ of the PhD, rather than the content and preliminary results of PhD research. As such, STaPs is particularly suited to graduate students in the initial phase of their PhD programme.

We welcome presentations on empirically oriented projects from all areas of linguistics (theoretical and descriptive linguistics; psycholinguistics; neurolinguistics; sociolinguistics; computational linguistics; historical linguistics).

Junior Professor Dr. Adriana Hanulíková (University of Freiburg) will give a keynote on “Language diversity and great expectations: Insights from psycho- and neurolinguistics” and Dr. Lauren Gawne (La Trobe University) will give a keynote on “Data and Audiences: A big picture approach to your research”.

This year, we will also organise a publishing panel on how to publish your thesis with representatives from Brill, Language Science Press, DGfS and Freiburg’s university library.

Your organizing team

Maria, Kirsten, Constantin, and Naomi

Contact: staps17(at)linguistik.uni-freiburg.de

Linguistics and Life Conference Tickets
Apr 23 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call

CONFERENCE DATES: 23 April 2021

LOCATION: Online (host organization located in Philadelphia), USA

THEME: Open

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 January 2021

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: https://easychair.org/cfp/7thLLLC

WEBSITE: https://gsolt9.wixsite.com/gsoltconference2021

CONTACT PERSON: Sarah Rawls gsolt@temple.edu

 

This annual conference is hosted by the student organization, Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT). It is a student-run forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research in a supportive environment conducive to professional and scholarly development. Our theme this year is Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Foreign/Second Language Education. This year’s theme explores language use across social and technological contexts. As an interdisciplinary organization, we will consider any language-related topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

 

  • ​Analysis of Discourse and Interaction (DIS)
  • Multilingualism, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education (MIH)
  • Language Cognition and Brain Research (COG)
  • Language Planning and Policy (LPP)
  • Language and Ideology (LAI)
  • Reading, Writing, and Literacy (RWL)
  • Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA)
  • Sociolinguistics (SOC)
  • Teacher Education, Beliefs, and Identities (TED)
  • Linguistics (Semantics, Syntax, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics, etc. ) (LIG) ​
  • Language Teaching and Technology in the Time of COVID (LTTC)

 

Please submit a 250 to 300-word abstract by Sunday, January 31st, 2021. Abstracts should be written in English and include a connection to the conference theme. On your form, please be sure to specify the strand(s) your proposal best fits. For conference related inquiries, contact the GSOLT Conference Committee at the email above or use the messenger function on the website.

Advanced Topics in Homicide: Famous Cases Revisited Tickets
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About this Event

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven presents via webinar this year the

Annual Spring Seminar – Advanced Homicide Topics – Famous Cases Revisited – April 23, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)

The webinar will feature Dr. Henry C. Lee, Attorney Linda Kenney Baden, and Attorney Elaine Pagliaro of the Henry C. Lee Institute who will be speaking on a famous case from California – the mysterious death of Actress Lana Clarkson , who was shot inside a mansion in Alhambra, California. In the case, Attorney Linda Kenney Baden represented Phil Spector and forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee consulted on the investigation.

Apr
25
Sun
When Words Solve Crimes Tickets
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Think Forensic would like to invite you to another intriguing and unique virtual workshop. This time along with our linguistics expert, we will be exploring the subject of Forensic Linguistics. How do audio transcripts assist in criminal cases? Can the written word help build a profile of an offender? Can text in documents prove authorship? Reference will be made to examples and real crimes and there will be plenty of time to ask your own questions on this intriguing subject.

Please note: The session will be hosted on Zoom on Sunday 25th April at 7pm. A link to the event will be sent to you sign up email a few days before ready for you to join on the evening.

Cost £10 per household.