Category: CFPs & Conferences

CFP: HACK(ing) SCHOOL(ing): One Week, One “Book”

Using and building upon the successes of Hacking the AcademyHack(ing) School(ing) will be a curated, multimedia “book” or “volume” or “collection.”  We specifically invite you to submit posts, articles, artifacts, etc. that you believe would be relevant to a collection on Hack(ing) School(ing).  What this book/volume/collection ultimately looks like is still to-be-determined; maybe it’s more than one “thing.” We will ultimately let the content of the submissions dictate the structure of the collection(s). Consider, though, just the following short list of possible topic areas:

  • Hacking learning spaces (where learning happens)
  • Hacking learning time (the school day, year, etc.)
  • Hacking the curriculum
  • Hacking credentialing/assessment
  • Hacking professional development

So, if you have something you’d like to submit to Hack(ing) School(ing), please click on the link below and fill out the form. [NOTE: We are mostly looking for content you’ve already created. If you want to compose something new, OK. But, there’s tons of great content already out there that needs good curation…].

We will close submissions on Tuesday, July 17.

Conference: The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada, to explore the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage, in order to develop strategies that will contribute to greater protection of digital assets and help to define an implementation methodology that is appropriate for developing countries, in particular.

Call for participants: SCMS workshop on digital humanities and film/media studies | Miriam Posner’s Blog

Call for participants: SCMS workshop on digital humanities and film/media studies | Miriam Posner’s Blog.

Among those who care about such things, it’s become clear that there’s a bit of a divide between film and media studies, often thought to be primarily theoretical or historical, and digital humanities, which often emphasizes the importance of hacking or making. Is such a divide irresolvable? Let’s find out! Jason Mittell and I have put together this call for participants for a workshop at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies‘ 2013 conference in Chicago. Please do apply, and email me if you have any questions!

Call for Responses: 2012 Flow Conference

Flow | Call for Responses.

The 2012 Flow Conference will resemble traditional academic meetings in name only: there will be no panels, no papers, and no plenary sessions. Instead, the event will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television/media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief abstract addressing one of the roundtable questions listed below. We especially encourage responses that address issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability, as well as international perspectives.

To submit a response send a 150-word abstract to by July 13, 2012. In the subject line of the email, please put the title of the roundtable to which you are responding. Be sure to also include your full name, e-mail address, and affiliation in the body of the e-mail.

Please submit a response to only one roundtable topic. However, we imagine that some individuals will have interest in several roundtable discussions and thus difficulty choosing between them. We want to accommodate as many people and their preferences as possible. Therefore, it would be helpful for us to know about those individuals who are willing to participate in another roundtable if too many responses are submitted for their original question.

If this applies to you, please submit one response to one roundtable question AND let us know two other roundtable questions in which you’re interested. If the original question to which you respond produces too many responses, we will invite you to submit a response to one of the other questions.

We will inform participants of acceptance via e-mail by early August. Upon acceptance, respondents will be asked to expand their abstract to a 600-800 word position paper, due in October 2012.

CFParticipation: Hacking the Marriage of Teaching and Technology: a #digped Discussion

This Friday, June 22 from 1:00 – 2:00pm EST (10:00 – 11:00am PST), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion group under the hashtag #digped on the relationship between pedagogy and technology. Functionality is increasingly important in an educational world that includes hybrid classes, MOOCs, and more; but is functionality pedagogy? Is pedagogy driving functionality, or is it the other way around? The discussion will circulate around ideas raised in the Hybrid Pedagogyarticle, “Hacking the Screwdriver: Instructure’s Canvas and the Future of the LMS”, as well as ideas posed by the articles cited below.

CFParticipation: Shakespeare Quarterly Open Review

Welcome to the open peer review of Shakespeare Quarterly’s new experimental feature, “After SAA.” Papers grouped under “Shakespeare and Philosophy,” “Shakespeare and Language,” and “Shakespeare and Skepticism” were first presented at the 2012 meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America. They appear here because they offer particular opportunities for further discussion within, and across, the boundaries of their hosting seminars. A fourth group of papers, under “Non-Shakespearean Drama and Performance,” marks SQ’s initiative of encouraging more work on drama other than Shakespeare’s. This open peer review and our subsequent “After SAA” issue of Shakespeare Quarterly will provide a place to continue the critical discussion that is the hallmark of the SAA seminar system, and to make the results of those conversations, and the communities that have formed around them, more freely and permanently available.

CFParticipation: Open Review: A Study of Contexts and Practices

In April 2011, MediaCommons and NYU Press jointly received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a year-long study of open review practices and possibilities. The document that follows is a draft of the white paper that will serve as the grant’s primary outcome. We are happy to post this draft for open peer review.

The questions raised here affect a wide range of scholarly processes. They impact publishing, of course, but also the ways scholarly work is assessed beyond the moment of publication, from hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions to funding applications, and the development of a scholarly reputation. The issues we discuss affect scholars at every stage in their careers, as well as publishers of journals and books of every sort, and administrators at many different kinds of institutions.

We therefore welcome the broadest possible feedback here, both on the white paper’s details as well as on the larger questions that it raises. Please see our Request for Feedback for details, and How to Comment for instructions.

Call for Papers: Special issue of Philosophy & Technology

game_philosophy@unimore: Call for Papers: Special issue of Philosophy & Technology’.



Patrick Coppock, Olli Leino, Anita Leirfall
Following the Sixth International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games in Madrid, Spain from 29th to 31st January 2012 (, organized by ArsGames (, a special issue of Springer’s Philosophy & Technology journal ( is now being planned. It will contain a selection of recently revised, peer reviewed articles from the Philosophy of Computer Games international conference series. Previous conferences in the series have been held in Copenhagen, Reggio Emilia, Potsdam, Oslo & Athens.

• Authors who have presented a paper at a Philosophy of Computer Games conference are invited to submit an original, recently revised, version of their paper.
• Other interested authors are invited to submit original papers related to the topics mentioned below.
• All submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed according to usual standards.
• Papers submitted for this Call must not have been published previously in academic journals or article collections, including proceedings of the 2008 and 2009 Philosophy of Computer Games conferences online or in print with ISSN/ISBN codes. However, submissions may be new elaborations of ideas previously developed in such publications, as long as they represent new, original papers.

Computer games and conceptions of reality; ontological status of game objects and events; computer game entities, metaphysical issues; epistemological foundations of game studies; player identity, perceptual experience; ethical and political issues in game design and consumption; experiential, interactional, cognitive dimensions of gameplay; ethical responsibilities of game-makers; ethical norms in gaming contexts; the “magic circle” of games and actions/interactions transcending it; fictionality and interaction; defining computer games; player-avatar identity; player identity and conceptions of self; identity and immersion; imagination and interpretation; world, space and experience; technology, process, experience; time experience in gameplay; embodiment, emotion and player experience; aesthetics, ethics and player experience, “gamification”.

September 15th 2012: Deadline papers submissions
December 15th  2012: Deadline reviews papers
February 15th 2013: Deadline revised papers
Summer 2013: Publication of the special issue

Call for Participation: Announcing the US Children’s Bureau Papers Project

Announcing the US Children’s Bureau Papers Project | cliotropic.

When I’ve visited College Park to work in this collection, I’ve brought back gigabytes of images which I don’t want any future researcher to have to duplicate in her own research. So why not start a collaborative project where we can work together to build a virtual collection of these materials? It won’t be complete or perfect, but it’ll be a way to expose these amazing sources for use in teaching and research about US women’s history. And some of the technology already exists for transcribing the manuscript letters in the collection: Scripto, the NEH-funded crowdsourced-transcription tool built at the Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Launching today is the website for the United States Children’s Bureau Papers Project, which aims to create a crowdsourced version of NARA Record Group 103, 1912-1947. At the first blog post there, I’ve posted a short PDF description of the project and the slides from my Radcliffe talk.

Suffice to say that this isn’t a project I can do alone, especially in my first year of a faculty job. Accordingly, I’m looking for collaborators from the worlds of open-source software, archives, and/or historical scholarship. If you’re interested in participating, please drop me email or comment below. I’ll post more in the future about what might be useful, but in the meantime, I just wanted to get this news out there.