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Call for Papers: 2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material

posted Mar 14, 2013, 9:27 AM by Lars Hagelin
2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material
University of Kansas
September 12-14, 2013
  • Thursday, September 12: Workshops
  • Friday, September 13: THATCamp Kansas
  • Saturday, September 14: Return to the Material conference
Recently digital humanities discussions have returned to a focus on the material in many senses. Bethany Nowviskie’s talk at MLA 2013—“Resistance in the Materials” <http://nowviskie.org/2013/resistance-in-the-materials/> —explored various facets of the material aspects of digital humanities, including the role of craft and collaboration, the “increasing casualization of academic labor," and the emergence of digital-to-physical technologies. KU’s 2013 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in our program “Return to the Material.”
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers, posters or panel sessions on topics from your own research that focus on the relationship between the digital and the material, such as:
  • How the digital deforms, reforms, and transforms the material, and vice-versa; 
  • Innovative computational approaches to the close reading of text, map, image or audio;
  • The implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy of digital-to-physical conversion tools, wearable computers, and augmented reality technologies (e.g. 3-D printing, electronic textiles, Google Glass)
  • The future of physical objects and collections in a digital world;
  • The materiality of music, art, or film in the digital age;
  • Digital humanities as a key mode of addressing technological change;
  • The recognition of craft in building, creating and accessing electronic materials;
  • How the apparent wild experimentation of DH reveals substantial and tangible insights;
  • and other related topics.
Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum at: https://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2013
Proposal Deadline: June 1
Notification: June 15
Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, idrh@ku.edu

Arienne Dwyer & Brian Rosenblum, co-directors