call for proposals

CFP: Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice – Due June 1, 2015

*Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice* will return Friday, September 25, 2015 to Lawrence Technological University.

*Network Detroit* showcases the best of digital humanities research in the Great Lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for papers and panels that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Michigan and Detroit.

This year our theme is *Cultural Criticism and the Digital Humanities*, and we encourage submissions on race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence. The *Detroit Historical Society*, which will host this year?s dinner and keynote address, recently launched a special project entitled “Detroit 1967.” Papers that address digital approaches to the memorialization, dissemination, and understanding of this significant year in Detroit’s history are also encouraged. If you know a student with a promising project, please encourage them to submit to our student poster competition open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

*Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015*

*Submit a Paper or Poster Proposal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nd15>*

The following topics and lines of inquiry are recommended:

  • Detroit history and culture
  • Critical race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence
  • digital art
  • humanities computing
  • digital archiving
  •  career paths for digital humanists (universities, libraries, corporate, alt?ac)
  •  text analysis
  •  digital pedagogy (methods, gamification, content management systems, online learning)
  •  history of the book
  •  design thinking
  •  simulation
  •  game studies
  •  impact of evolving communications technologies on aesthetics, consciousness

For more information, visit the conference website <http://detroitdh.org>.

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Call for Proposals: Archiving 2015 at the Getty

Archiving 2015 presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field.
Conference Dates: May 19-22, 2015 
 
Location: Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
 
Full Paper Deadline: March 31, 2015 
Early Registration Deadline is April 27, 2015
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CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities, University of Minnesota Press

We’re excited to announce that *Debates in the Digital Humanities*, a book originally published in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press in print and on an open-access interactive web platform ( http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu <http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/> ), is now a book series from Minnesota. By identifying ideas and discussions as they emerge, and by providing a platform through which conversations can unfold and be preserved, the series will highlight key tensions that are shaping the field.

The series will have two major components: the *Debates in the Digital Humanities Annual*, which will highlight conversations that have influenced the field during a given year, and books on special topics that warrant more focused and extended discussion. New pieces will be published on both the open-access web platform and in print, ebook, and serial forms.

We have recently issued CFPs for two upcoming collections that we hope you will consider:

*Debates in the Digital Humanities 2015 (Abstract Deadline: 2/2/15)*
Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors
Debates in the Digital Humanities seeks to anthologize the best new work in the digital humanities (DH) each year.
Full CFP: http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/cfps/cfp_2015_ddh <http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/cfps/cfp_2015_ddh>

*Making Humanities Matter (Abstract Deadline: 4/3/15)*
Jentery Sayers, Editor
This volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series examines the arts and humanities in an age of programmable worlds and digital/analog convergence.
Full CFP: http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/cfps/cfp_2015_mhm <http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/cfps/cfp_2015_mhm>

For more information about these volumes or the series please see this page – http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/news <http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/news>

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Where: University of San Diego

Proposals are now being accepted for the second annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on all types and platforms of institutional repositories and digital initiatives.

This year’s symposium will focus on the intersections of libraries and the broader educational community: open educational resources, library partnerships with faculty for digital initiatives, digital humanities, and other topics, in a variety of institutional contexts.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions and 90-minute panel presentations. We welcome proposals from all types of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

We are especially interested in proposals that consider:
·         roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
·         roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
·         diverse repository platforms and functions
·         open access policies
·         repositories and distance learning
·         repositories and information literacy
·         digital humanities
·         copyright
·         open educational resources
·         instruction and scholarly communication
·         archives and special collections

Submission Guidelines and Selection Criteria

Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Please plan to leave 10-15 minutes for questions.

Submissions must include:
·         Session title
·         Presenters’ names, titles, and affiliations
·         A brief abstract, no more than 300 words (If accepted, the abstract will be used as part of the program and published along with conference proceedings.)
·         A longer description of the session, approximately 500 words
·         A brief statement on learning outcomes for the session
·         Specific technology or other presentation requirements

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives and institutional repositories. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Submit proposals and questions to Kelly Riddle, Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of San Diego, at kriddle@sandiego.edu.

For more information on the day’s events, please visit http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium/.
 
Important Dates
 
December 15, 2014: Proposal submission deadline
January 23, 2015: Notification of acceptance
February 16, 2015: Selected presenters must confirm presentations
March 23, 2015: Registration deadline
 
 

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.

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

 

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