Thursday, October 4, 2018

Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 15

Proposal form

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to extend its
symposium series on Global DH into its fourth year. Digital humanities
scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range
of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden
access to cultural materials.

Focused on these issues of social justice, we invite work at the
intersections of critical DH; race and ethnicity; feminism,
intersectionality, and gender; and anti-colonial and postcolonial
frameworks to participate.

Given the growth of these fields within 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. DH communities
have raised and responded to these issues, pushing the field forward. We
view the 2019 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. Additionally, we define the term "humanities" rather broadly to
incorporate the discussion of issues that encourage interdisciplinary
understanding of the humanities.

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 *Thursday, November 15,
11:59pm EST:*

   - 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
   - Surveillance and/or data privacy issues in a global context

*Presentation Formats:*

   - 5-minute lightning talk
   - 15-minute presentation
   - 90-minute workshop
   - 90-minute panel
   - There will be a limited number of slots available for 15-minute
   virtual presentations

Please note that we conduct a double-blind review process, so please
refrain from identifying your institution or identity in your proposal.

*Notifications of acceptance will be given by December 22, 2018*

Kristen Mapes
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities
College of Arts and Letters
Michigan State University

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