We are committed to bringing a wide-ranging and diverse group of participants and presenters for our conference. To further this end, there will be funds available to assist or offset the costs of travel. There is an option to request consideration for travel funds in the proposal form. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
With the growth of the digital humanities, particularly in under-resourced and underrepresented areas, a number of complex issues surface, including, among others, questions of ownership, cultural theft, virtual exploitation, digital rights, endangered data, and the digital divide. We view the 2018 symposium as an opportunity to broaden the conversation about these issues. Scholarship that works across borders with foci on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome.
Michigan State University has been intentionally global for more than 60 years, with over 1,400 faculty involved in international research, teaching, and service. For the past 20 years, MSU has developed a strong research area in culturally engaged, global digital humanities. Matrix, a digital humanities and social science center at MSU, has done dozens of digital projects in West and Southern Africa that have focused on ethical and reciprocal relationships and capacity building. WIDE has set best practices for doing community engaged, international, archival work with the Samaritan Collections, Archive 2.0. Today many scholars in the humanities at MSU are engaged in digital projects relating to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.
This symposium, which will include a mixture of presentation types, welcomes 300-word proposals related to any of these issues, and particularly on the following themes and topics by :
- Critical cultural studies and analytics
- Cultural heritage in a range of contexts
- DH as socially engaged humanities and/or as a social movement
- Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance, especially in a postcolonial context
- DH responses to crisis
- How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital humanities work
- Global research dialogues and collaborations
- Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
- Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism
- Global digital pedagogies
- Borders, migration, and/or diaspora and their connection to the digital
- Digital and global languages and literatures
- The state of global digital humanities community
- Digital humanities, the environment, and climate change
- Innovative and emergent technologies across institutions, languages, and economies
- Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context
- 3-5-minute lightning talk
- 15-minute presentation
- 90-minute workshop
- 90-minute panel