In the Frictions: Fragments of Care, Health and Wellbeing in the Balkans

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April 27-30,  2023

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in care, health, and wellbeing resurged across various disciplines. We are interested in how anthropology has responded to new care realities in the Balkans. These follow both the pandemic and the neoliberal restructuring of the last decades. By looking at the resulting fragmentation of care in the Balkans, this conference aims to move away from the dichotomous frameworks of Balkanism (Todorova, 2009) to rethink the Balkans as a site of knowledge production that has more to offer than just “catching up” with the West. What theoretical and methodological issues do anthropologists face in their research in the Balkans? How do people in the Balkans relate to one another within caring relationships themselves? What does care look like in practice and what does it entail? How are caring relationships shaped and changed? How do these experiences and relationships inform or challenge broader theoretical concerns?

Video Games as a Common Ground

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September 2 – 3 , 2022

By engaging all forms of video game research, Video Games as a Common Ground aims to address various topics, issues, and challenges related to video games and gaming  in order to understand not only their impact, but also their potential. The conference aims at a cross-disciplinary dialogue that will  hopefully  lead to  new experiences and the expansion of the academic discourse relating to this subject, together with possible  (unexpected) future  collaborations.

NooJ Workshop Zadar 2022

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October 26 – 28, 2022

NooJ offers formal tools to create, test, fix and share linguistic resources with broad coverage, for many languages. NooJ is used as a corpus linguistics tool to analyze text corpuses by linguists, and in Digital Humanities to carry out historical, literary, psychological or sociological analyses of corpora.
NooJ has also been integrated into many NLP applications: recognition of named entities, automatic text generation, natural language interface, conceptual search engine, automatic paraphrase production, semantic web, machine translation.
NooJ is supported by the European Community’s Metashare programme, is free and open source and runs under Windows, Mac OSX, LINUX and Unix. There are language resource modules in NooJ format for more than 20 languages, including Croatian.


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September 15 – 16, 2022

We welcome you to take part in the PUBMET2022 conference, which strives to present and discuss the plurality of approaches to scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and assessment (metrics). The conference will be held from 15 to 16 September 2022 with a pre-conference day on 14 September 2022 scheduled for workshops. The conference will present innovative approaches, best practice discussions and take on future challenges. The organizers aim to maintain lively discussion among experts from various fields involved in scholarly publishing and dissemination of knowledge. The field of scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and research assessment includes all disciplines and a variety of skills: researchers from different disciplines, information specialists and librarians, editors, publishers, teachers, students, policy makers, communication specialists, repository managers and university administrators.