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HASTAC 2015 RFP extended to Oct. 31, 2014

HASTAC 2015 CONFERENCE RFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCT 31:   “ARTS AND SCIENCE OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES”
We’re pleased to inform you that the deadline has been extended for proposals to the HASTAC 2015 Conference.   Proposals will be accepted  until October 31.  Please see the full announcement of the conference and the extended deadline, with links, below.  Thank you for passing on to your networks and constituents:
 HASTAC 2015 conference will be held May 27-30, 2015 at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Connecting with HASTAC’s interdisciplinary mission, the conference will center on the theme of the “Art and Science of Digital Humanities.” Conference tracks will range in focus from current  digital humanities work to featuring groundbreakingnew work at the intersection of the arts and sciences. The conference will feature a mini-conference for HASTAC Scholars followed by two full days of conference activities and opportunities for collaboration.
For more information about the conference, please see www.hastac2015.org.
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The Call for Proposals for HASTAC 2015: The Arts and Science of Digital Humanities is now available! The full CFP can be found hereThe deadline for proposals is October 31, 2014.
Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015 challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science, technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying power relationships, among other possibilities.  Themes addressed by the conference include:
  • the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship
  • indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
  • technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
  • digital cultural heritage and hegemony
  • crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media
  • technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities
  • digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture districts
  • mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design
  • cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and scholarship
HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations (variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances and tech demos.
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CFP for Keystone Digital Humanities conference due January 2, 2015

See call for presentations below for the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference. The name of the conference is taken from Pennsylvania’s official nickname “The Keystone State,” and although they encourage proposals from within the state they welcome proposals from anywhere, and from any area of the digital humanities.

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Keystone Digital Humanities, a conference at the University of Pennsylvania with the KeystoneDH Initiative

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Keystone Digital Humanities conference will be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015. Proposals are now invited for long presentations (20 minutes), short presentations (7 minutes), and project showcases (10 minutes) in all areas of digital humanities. Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, or panel discussions. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars. For more information, visit our conference website.

The community will be invited to vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The 10 proposals with the highest scores are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Please send your name, email address, and a proposal of 200-300 words to keystonedh.conference@gmail.com. The proposal deadline is January 2, 2015, and community peer review will run from January 15-February 15. Proposers will be notified by March 1.

We anticipate that we will have a small number of travel bursaries for graduate and undergraduate students.

Thanks from the Conference Organizing Committee

Dawn Childress, Penn State University
Molly Des Jardin, University of Pennsylvania
Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Hswe, Penn State University
Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University
David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania
Dennis Mullen, University of Pennsylvania
William Noel, University of Pennsylvania
James O’Sullivan, Penn State University
Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Katie Rawson, University of Pennsylvania
Matt Shoemaker, Temple University
Stefan Sinclair, McGill University
Rebecca Stuhr, University of Pennsylvania


Dawn Childress
Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovation in the Humanities
Humanities Librarian for French & Francophone studies, German and
Slavic languages and literatures, Philosophy, and Comparative literature
Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Arts & Humanitiesdawn@psu.edu  |  814.865.0660  |  @kirschbombe  |  W319 Pattee LibraryHumanities@Penn State Libraries blog
@arthumslibThe Humanities {Lab}
@HumanitiesLab

 

Job posting: Experimental Humanities Digital Projects Coordinator at Bard College

Bard College, Faculty Searches, Division of Languages and Literature

Experimental Humanities Digital Projects Coordinator

Bard College’s Experimental Humanities Initiative seeks a Digital Projects Coordinator to help faculty and students develop scholarly, pedagogical, and artistic projects using a variety of platforms and oversee the administrative work of the Experimental Humanities Initiative. The successful candidate will bring her/his research interests into dialogue with other EH projects, and will teach one “practice-rich” course per year. More information about the position.

CFP due Sept 15, 2014 for Intertia Conference

The Inertia Conference will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, from April 30 – May 2, 2015.

Co-hosted by Echo: A Music-Centered Journal and The Digital Humanities Working Group at UCLA, the event gathers scholars from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics related to sound, media, and the Digital Humanities.As both material artifacts and cultural processes, sound objects and musical media invoke the Einsteinian mantra, “nothing happens until something moves.” Music studies have dealt with this concept through the veins of teleology, codification, and rupture, while the Digital Humanities extends this challenge to forms of inertia old and new. This conference appeals to the curator who recognizes the creator in herself; the writer who transitions from word processor to image processing; the composer as user-experience designer; the archaeologist turned 3D installation artist; the scholar as performer.

Grown from a tree with many branches, the landscape of the Digital Humanities has evolved into a transdisciplinary network that has tackled topics ranging from the curation of “radiant” texts and the interrogation of multimedia modes of argumentation, to the 3D modeling of historical space and the large-scale mapping of cultural data. Yet the soundscape of the Digital Humanities remains rather quiet, as scholar-practitioners and digital pedagogues have yet to embrace fully the ways in which sound and music can enhance the multimodal forms of teaching and research that the field has championed thus far.

This conference welcomes submissions on a broad range of topics related to sound, music, and multimedia. We are particularly interested in alternative format presentations, including workshops, lecture-demonstrations, roundtable discussions, performances, and other collaborative activities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

•        Sounding texts and the textuality of sound: manuscripts, notation, software, and code for sound design, curation, and production
•        Soundscapes and virtual worlds in architecture, archaeology, and beyond
•        Open source, copyright, and the politics of information architecture
•        Digital pedagogy: technology in the classroom; problems and approaches
•        Analog(ue): histories of sound and music within and without the digital
•        Theory and practice in production cultures, from musical performance to multimedia composition and editing
•        Visualization and sonification: listening through “big data”
•        Sonic warfare and digital ethics: surveillance, torture, noise, and silence
•        Musical networks, old and new
•        Sound play, games, and the ludohumanities
•        GIS, locative media, and musical geographies

Please send 300-word proposals via Word document [last name_first name.docx] to inertiaconference@gmail.com by 15 September 2014. Along with your name, affiliation, and email address, indicate any audio, visual, or other needs for the presentation.

CFP: Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference due Aug 1, 2014

Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: 14-16 November 2014

Call for Proposals

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

This conference will bring together a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. We encourage presentations that emphasize forms of collaboration: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. We welcome contributions from scholars, educators, technologists, librarians, administrators, and students who use digital tools and methods, and encourage submissions from emerging and established scholar-practitioners alike, including those who are new to digital collaboration.

Submission topics may include but are not limited to: engaging with space and place; creating innovative teaching and learning environments; perspectives on implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy within the institutional landscape, etc.  Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, or lightning talks.

If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please submit a 250 word abstract including the title of your presentation, the name of your institution as well as those of presenters here.

The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2014.

If you have questions or would like more information about the submission process, please email conference coordinator Diane Jakacki: diane.jakacki@bucknell.edu.

CFP call due October 15, 2014: Michigan State University to host HASTAC 2015

Call For Proposals

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities

May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Submissions Deadline: October 15, 2014, 5:00pm EST (The system for submitting proposals will become available in August 2014.)

Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015 challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science, technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying power relationships, among other possibilities.  Themes addressed by the conference include:

– the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship

– indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology

– technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education

– communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property

– digital cultural heritage and hegemony

– crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media

– technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities

– digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences

– games and gaming, including for learning

– community development including the importance of art and culture districts

– mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design

– cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and scholarship

HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations (variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances and tech demos.

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

  • 5-8 minute lightning talks
  • 15-20 minute talks
  • curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation)
  • project demos
  • digital and/or print posters
  • creative performances or exhibitions
  • maker sessions or workshops

The submission system will be open soon.

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:

1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;

2) brief (150 word) bio;

3) 500 word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;

4) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.

Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!

Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the appropriate box.

Maker Sessions & Workshops

We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session requires!

All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.

If you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail us at conference-team@hastac.org

HILT Summer Institute: August 4-8, 2014

HILT summer institute at the University of Maryland is still open but that courses are starting to fill up.
The Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT) Institute will be
held August 4-8, 2014 on the campus of the University of Maryland. We’ve
got an exciting slate of classes taught by incredible instructors. Courses
for 2014 include:
The costs to attend HILT are:
Non-student/Regular: $950
Student: $500Sponsored student scholarship: $250

Group discounts are available by contacting dhinstitute@umd.edu

 

2014 Digital Frontiers Conference – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals:
 
The University of North Texas Libraries and Digital Scholarship Co-Operative seek submissions of conference presentations based on the use of digital archives, social media, and digital tools for humanities research for the third annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 18-20, 2014 at UNT. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, audio-visual/multimedia, or posters.
 
We encourage contributions from anyone who creates or uses digital collections, including scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. We welcome submissions from local and regional historical and genealogical societies, and anyone working in the public humanities. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work across disciplinary and administrative boundaries, and to explore the value and impact that digital resources have on education and research.
 
Possible Topics
 
  • Specific ways digital libraries have changed the state of research
  • Digital tools and methods for conducting research
  • Using digital collections in the classroom
  • Using digital libraries for research on any humanities topic
 
Proposal Types
 
Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:
 
  • Individual papers/presentations
  • Panels or Roundtables
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions
  • Hands-on Tutorials & Workshops
  • Posters (36” x 48”)
 
Individual Papers/Presentations
 
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.
 
Panels
 
Toward achieving the conference goals, we encourage panels to be organized to represent a range of professional backgrounds and experience.  Proposals that include diverse perspectives (i.e. faculty, students, community members, and/or archivists) will be given preference over homogenous panels. We also encourage alternative panel formats (pecha kucha, lightning talks followed by small group discussions, or others) that will facilitate dialogue and enlarge participation.
Please submit one 100-word abstract for the overarching panel theme, along with 250-word abstracts for each paper.
 
Posters
Project updates, single-institution case studies, and preliminary research can be presented as an academic poster. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be presented. Please do not submit the final poster! Further guidelines and specifications will be provided upon acceptance.
 
Birds-of-a-Feather Briefs
 
Birds-of-a-feather sessions are networking opportunities in which presenters will lead an informal discussion about a chosen topic for fellow practitioners. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be discussed.
 
Hands-On Tutorials
 
Share your knowledge about a research tool, software, or methodology. In 250 words, explain what kind of tutorial you plan to provide and how this tutorial is intended to benefit the audience. 
 
Digital Frontiers is growing and we are excited to work with individuals to ensure that you are able to participate. Due to anticipated number of submissions, the program planning committee may request that an individual’s contribution be presented in an alternate format such as a Birds of a Feather Brief. 
 
Peer Review
 
A panel of scholars will review proposals and make recommendations to the Program Committee.
 
Deadline
 
 April 15, 2014
 
Submissions
 
  • Submit proposals online.
  • With all submissions, please include a brief professional bio (100 words or less – do not send CVs) and specify any A/V or other technical needs with your proposal.
 
Conference Timeline
 
  • April 15, 2014: proposals due
  • May 2, 2014: notification of acceptance
  • September 18-19, 2014: Conference
  • September 20, 2014: THATCamp
 
 
Jennifer Rowe, MLS
Liaison Librarian to the College of Public Affairs
& Community Service
Research & Instructional Services
University of North Texas Libraries
940-565-3980

Whittier College Digital Scholar – job posting

Whittier College
Digital Scholar – Position Announcement
Whittier College, a 4-year liberal arts college in Southern California seeks to hire its first digital scholar. This dynamic and enthusiastic candidate will help create and manage a newly remodeled collaborative digital workspace to be housed in the campus Library. The digital scholar will guide a team of faculty, students and technology specialists to support individual and campus-wide digital initiatives. We are particularly interested in a scholar who can inspire and implement the College’s commitment to innovative pedagogies associated with digital technologies. A generous Andrew Mellon Foundation grant of $750,000 provides bridge funding to create this permanent position.
Major Responsibilities:
• Promote the innovative and evolving use of technology to advance the liberal arts curriculum at Whittier College
• Research and lead development initiatives to identify emerging technologies, industry trends and best practices that are appropriate to the College’s environment
• Promote and support the use of digital technologies to enhance hybrid learning, the use of web-based collaboration tools, mobile learning technologies and games and simulations in multi-user virtual environments
• Serve as a liaison to faculty, informing them about options to integrate technology into their pedagogies
• Promote the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of scholarly digital projects
• Coordinate training opportunities for faculty to increase their understanding and awareness of established and emerging technologies
• Engage faculty and students in collaborative scholarship and the creation of knowledge using emerging digital technologies
• Advance collaboration with other other colleges, including efforts to expand undergraduate research
• Be knowledgeable in the production of audio and video content in support of teaching and learning, and digital media, electronic media presentation, production, and distribution tools
• Teach an annual course in your area of specialization, after year one
• Participate in campus governance committee work, after year one

Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in a Humanities field (PhD preferred)
• Evidence of successfully created and managed digital projects
• Successful work experience with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of technical expertise.
• Relevant experience working in higher education
• Active involvement in academic communities related to digital scholarship (NITLE, EDUCAUSE, HASTAC)
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a teaching environment
• Sophisticated understanding of digital projects and publishing
• Familiar with digital repositories
• Conversant with digital methodologies, geographic information systems, data visualization and other modes of digital scholarship
• Exceptional organizational, presentation, project management, interpersonal and communication skills
• Works effectively across disciplines
• Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems (Moodle preferred)

To be considered for this position, please email your CV with cover letter, three references and salary history in a single PDF file to: lcrump@whittier.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 10th, and will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is open for negotiation, but preferably will begin by Spring, 2014.

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1600 undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region. We are an official Hispanic-Serving Institution and have had two Title V grants. Our faculty, committed teacher-scholars, weave issues of diversity into their work with students. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty (AA/EO).