Thursday, September 25, 2008

Digitizing the Senses

Call for Papers: *Digitizing the Senses*
a panel for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
conference in Tempe, AZ, 12-14 February 2009

While digital media have enabled new and innovative access to
medieval and Renaissance texts, these same media hold perhaps even
more potential for investigating and representing the material
cultures of these periods. This panel of papers will build on recent
scholarship on materiality by bringing together innovative research
on the theory and praxis of digitizing medieval and Renaissance
material culture. especially as it relates to the senses. Topics may
address theory and/or practice in the application of digital
technology to the study of material culture, including but not
limited to art, architecture, cartography, the anatomical and
cultural body, collections, antiquarianism and early archeology,
dramaturgy, arts and crafts, printed and manuscript materials.
Accepted papers may also be considered for a collection of essays on
"Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture" to be edited
by Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan) and Melissa Terras
(University College London) for the New Technologies in Medieval and
Renaissance Studies series edited by Ray Siemens and Bill Bowen.

Please submit title, brief abstract, and statement of affiliation to by October 14, 2008.

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