Category: CFPs & Conferences

CFP: National Culture in the Digital Age

How will national cultures survive in the digital age? Will they be subsumed in the centripetal pull of global monoculture? Or will counter-currents and hybrid combinations thrive in a transmedia world? 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of RTÉ TV – Ireland’s public television network charged with broadcasting the nation to itself: ‘a window and mirror to an evolving nation’. This year also sees the end of analogue television transmission in Ireland, marking another milestone in the nation’s switchover to digital. Beyond technological advances, this switch from existing communication models to convergent networks may well have a far-reaching impact on the idea of the nation as a finite and highly centralized construct.

Against the backdrop of this transition the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway will hold a three-day conference to explore the impact of digital technologies on national culture in Ireland and elsewhere. A central consideration of this conference will be how changes in communication and creative practices reposition national culture – in its broadest sense – in a digital age.

CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies

CFP: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies | Michael Ullyot.

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on new technologies for scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. At the 2013 meeting (San Diego, 4-6 April 2013), several panels will cover these new and emerging projects and methodologies. We seek proposals in and beyond the following areas:

  • new technology and research (individual or group projects)
  • new technology and teaching (individual or group projects)
  • new technology and publication (e.g. from the vantage point of authors, traditional and non-traditional publishers)

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, demonstrations, and/or workshop presentations that focus on these issues and others. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph CV.

 

Please send proposals before Wednesday 6 June 2012 to Michael Ullyot < ullyot {at} ucalgary.ca >

CFP: Second NeDiMAH infoviz workshop

Second NeDiMAH infoviz workshop, Call for Participation.

Visual Tools and Methods in Digital Humanities: Representing, Reading, and Thinking about Knowledge Creation…

21st of July 2012 in Hamburg alongside the DH conference.

 

Exploring the shifting intersection between more descriptive and analytical uses of visual components in digital environments and interpretative research tools – we will theorize ‘new’ readings and question shifts in representation within the digital sphere. The barriers between more descriptive and more analytical approaches are also constantly shifting as researchers become more and more acquainted with formulating research needs in a digital context, but also as a result of technologies becoming increasingly user-friendly and hence inviting collaboration between specialists and non-specialists within the same context. The workshop’s general aim will be to define critical reading principles both for research itself but also for creating digital tools for different aspects of the research process. We will aim at understanding how different research questions can arise from these methods in terms of open data, collaboration, remediation, place, space and performance, impact and outreach. We invite teams of researchers and developers where knowledge of information visualization is used as a key component of their work. We encourage participants to elaborate on the tensions and added-values when working across disciplines – both humanities and information sciences. Contributions should contain well defined technical and scholarly research considerations. The synergy effect of working together needs to be well defined. Objectives: – To create an understanding of why visualization is used, to what end? – How does the visualization relate to the theoretical orientation of the research? – To critically analyze the impact of the methods for visualization both in terms of finding new knowledge as well as better communicating the result of research.-To investigate how digital visual methods can be utilized to support unanticipated research questions. – Collaborative work for explorative methods and research with structured datasets (complex or simple, large or small)

Duration of the workshop

The workshop is intended to be for 1 day, 8.30 – 4.30 on the 21st of July 2012 in Hamburg alongside the DH conference.

Dates and submission:

Participants are expected to contribute with a short paper of max 1,000 words describing their contributions. The deadline for the submission will be the 13th of April and notification to accepted contributors will be by the 23rd April. Successful contributors will have their travel and accommodation funded by NeDiMAH .

 

CFP: Hurry–Send us Your Ideas for Digital Preservation 2012, July 24-26

Hurry–Send us Your Ideas for Digital Preservation 2012, July 24-26

For the first time we are opening the call for proposals for broad participation.  Any organization with an interest in digital preservation can propose ideas for potential inclusion in the meeting.  We are specifically seeking proposals for posters, 5-minute “lightning talks” and tool demonstrations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges, successes and lessons learned within and between stewarding institutions
  • Digital preservation tools, services and other resources
  • Best practices for digital preservation practices in smaller institutions
  • Educational needs and opportunities for emerging and practicing professionals
  • Personal digital archiving

Please send 300 words or less describing what you would like to present to ndiipp@loc.gov by April 23. Accepted proposals will be notified by May 1.

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

JITP CUNY The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy —.

 

JITP, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy,

cordially invites submissions by May 1, 2012 for our upcoming second issue.

 

What kinds of subjects are you interested in?

We welcome any work that engages an audience in critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. Submissions that focus on pedagogy directly should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in the classroom. Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis.

 

What might that look like, in terms of genre?

Send us audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, conversations, creative works, manifestos, jeremiads, even traditional long-form articles. If you have an idea for us to consider, we encourage you to send it. You may query the editors at JITP@gc.cuny.edu.

CFParticipation: Join the World Fair of DH Centres in Hamburg

centerNet is inviting submissions of short videos to introduce and showcase activities from digital humanities centres around the world. These videos will be premiered as a collection at the centerNET meeting during DH2012 in Hamburg, and compiled on the centerNet website. We hope to see your centre represented at the World Fair of DH Centres!

Basic guidelines:
• keep the video short (about 1-2 minutes – no longer)
• make the video self-contained (with narration and/or titling)
• post the video on YouTube with the tag #dhcentervideo
• let Stéfan Sinclair (stefan.sinclair@mcgill.ca) know your video is available

CFP: Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

This one-day gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, in itself and via exemplar, leading toward [1] theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media, [2] documenting the facets of how people experience information as readers and writers, [3] designing new kinds of interfaces and artifacts that afford new reading abilities, [4] conceptualizing the issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and communicative environments, [5] reflecting on interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the area, and beyond. Presentations addressing these and other issues in relation to emerging / transforming (digital) infrastructures, in regional, national, and international contexts are also most welcome. Centrally proximate to all the Americas and in the midst of a renaissance, Havana has been selected as an ideal locus for address of these issues by those across the Americas, the Caribbean and adjacent regions.

CFP: Digital Humanities Congress 2012

Digital Humanities Congress 2012 – HRI – The University of Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute with the support of the Network of Expert Centres and Centernet is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield during 6th – 8th September 2012.

Proposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word or plain text format to the following email address: dhc2012@sheffield.ac.uk

The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2012. All proposers will be notified by 11th May 2012.