Category: CFPs & Conferences

CFProjects: Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana: “Obsolete Technologies of the Future”

Ljudmila, Digital Medialab of Ljubjliana, in collaboration with SGMK of Zurich and Medialab-Prado are seeking for proposals for an upcoming workshops in collaborative prototyping which will be hold in Ljubljana (September 5 – 15, 2012) with the participation of advisors, technical assistants.

We are seeking proposals for:

* Installations (interactive, responsive, generative)
* Performances (participatory, gesticular, dance)
* Visualisations (moving images, generative, projections, holograms)
* Free Software (FLOSS) / Open Hardware / Open Design / Services / Start-ups / Apps / Devices

CFP: 2012 Digital Library Federation Forum

The 2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum is seeking proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, research updates, and hands-on, problem-solving sessions. The Forum is a working meeting where DLF members come together to discover better methods of working through sharing and collaboration. Participation is open to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services and collections.

CFP: Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University

The University of Kentucky’s Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program invites proposals for a two day symposium devoted to discussion of the implications of a networked digital humanities. The symposium will bring together academic and professional audiences in order to rethink the taxonomy of humanities so that we emerge with a network of people and ideas beyond the traditional taxonomy of “humanities” work. Thus, talks will not be limited to traditional humanities areas of study.

CFP: “Knowing your Public(s)—The Significance of Audiences in Public History”

In 2013 the National Council on Public History will meet at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada. We welcome submissions from all areas of the field, including teaching, museums, archives, heritage management, tourism, consulting, litigation-based research, and public service… The committee encourages a wide variety of forms of conversation, such as working groups, roundtables, panel sessions, and professional development workshops, and urges participants to dispense with the reading of papers. Participants may be members of only one panel, but may also engage in working groups, introducing sessions and leading discussions.

CFP: Big Data and Uncertainty in the Humanities

This conference seeks to address the opportunities and challenges humanistic scholars face with the ubiquity and exponential growth of new web-based data sources (e.g. electronic texts, social media, and audiovisual materials) and digital methods (e.g. information visualization, text markup, crowdsourcing metadata).

Call For Participation: Who We Are: #alt-academy

Who We Are | #alt-academy: Alternative Academic Careers.

In preparation for a formal, confidential survey of career preparation in humanities graduate programs, the Scholarly Communication Institute is conducting an informal census of alternative academics. By “alternative academics,” we refer to people with graduate training in the humanities who apply their skills to a wide spectrum of positions beyond the tenure track. #Alt-academics embark on a variety of careers in areas like libraries, museums, archives, higher education and humanities administration, publishing, research and technology, and more.

If your work represents the diversity of the broad #alt-ac community, please tell us about yourself! 

Our hope is that gathering this information will make it possible to clarify the breadth of the field, and to foster community among a diverse group. Here’s what others have said so far.

In addition to compiling this directory, we’ll be reaching out to people in alternative academic roles in the not-too-distant future with a request to complete a survey about humanities graduate programs and career preparation. The data from the survey results will in turn help us to make curriculum recommendations so that these programs may better serve future graduate students. The survey, report, and data will all be made available on this page at a later date.

Have you added your info to the directory, and now want to contribute more substantively? Here are other ways to get involved.

The directory and survey are being administered by Dr. Katina Rogers as part of the Scholarly Communication Institute’s current phase of work; please contact her if you’d like to know more.

CFP: Open Agenda-Setting 2012, Association for Computers and the Humanities

Open Agenda-Setting 2012 | Association for Computers and the Humanities.

This year, the ACH is working toward more open and transparent agenda-setting as a professional society. We look to you to help us better serve our diverse, international digital humanities community — by generating new ideas for us to explore, and helping to prioritize items that are already on our Executive Council‘s agenda.

To that end, we are launching an “idea marketplace” using a transparent, grassroots, pairwise voting system called “All Our Ideas.” Below, you’ll find two ideas chosen at random from our community-generated pool, and will be asked to click on the one you find more important for ACH in 2012. You can also decline to decide between the two ideas, or add a suggestion of your own. A “view results” tab reveals the whole set of contributed ideas (helpful to read before suggesting a new one!) as ranked by the community.

ACH can’t undertake every project you suggest, but we do promise to take our members’ and community’s views very seriously and to address as many of them as we can, in open dialogue.

Both association members and non-members are welcome to contribute to this process, and we are only moderating new submissions to prevent unproductive overlap or to clarify language.

Please take a moment to share your views

CFParticipation: Bamboo DiRT seeks curatorial/steering committee

Project Bamboo is seeking applications for a curatorial and steering committee for Bamboo DiRT, a directory of tools and collections to support digital research. The responsibilities of this committee will include:

1) Adding resources to Bamboo DiRT based on up-to-date knowledge of digital research tools
2) Expanding existing resource entries with additional information, reviews, etc.
3) Managing site folksonomies and metadata
4) Engaging in outreach to, and soliciting feedback from, local campus and broader disciplinary communities
5) Attending monthly steering committee meetings (virtually) to share feedback and prioritize site improvements

We anticipate that this work will involve a commitment of 5-7 hours/month.

CFP: New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge

New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge.

The MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare is sponsoring a digital challenge and is seeking the most innovative and compelling uses of the data contained within its recently published volume, The Comedy of Errors.

The MLA has released the XML files and schema for The Comedy of Errors under a Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 license. Scholars may freely download these files from GitHub and use this material in their research.

We are seeking innovative new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data and are thus holding a competition to find the most exciting API, interface, visualization, data-mining project, or other use of The Comedy of Errors XML.

Entries will be judged by the committee, working with the office of scholarly communication. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston. Other entries may be displayed at the convention as well.

URLs for all entries must be submitted by e-mail to and must be received no later than Friday, 31 August 2012, at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time.