CFP: The History and Future of Data Visualization (ASECS 2013)

I’m chairing a panel at ASECS 2013– that’s the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to you! The official call is posted below. Please contact me if you have any questions, or to submit a proposal.

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
April 4-7, 2013
Cleveland, OH

CFP: “The History and Future of Data Visualization” (Digital Humanities Caucus)

Panel Organizer: Lauren Klein, Georgia Tech

According to the New York Times, the “next big thing” for the humanities is data. But scholars of the eighteenth century have long recognized that era as the one in which taxonomical representation of data, and related forms of visual display, rose to the fore. This panel seeks papers that address the history and future of data visualization, broadly conceived. Topics may include: data-mining and visualization techniques applied to eighteenth-century texts; eighteenth-century ideas about and approaches to data, and related forms of display; creative uses and/or theorizations of digital tools for teaching and research.

Please send 250 word abstract and 1-page CV to Lauren Klein, before Saturday, September 15th, 2012.