Friday, August 2, 2019

CFP: The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A Roundtable),
ICMS Kalamazoo 2020
by Vicky McAlister
CFP The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A Roundtable), ICMS
Kalamazoo 2020, May 2020, Western Michigan University

Sponsored by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies

This session will discuss how scholars and students can use digital
technologies to achieve a more nuanced understanding of medieval culture. At
ICMS “Kalamazoo” in 2019 ASIMS sponsored the very successful Digital
Castles roundtable. Particularly enlightening discussion during this session
centered on the ways we can use the digital humanities to engage students in
our work as scholars. Consequently, we would like to broaden the scope and
appeal of a digital humanities session proposed for Kalamazoo 2020. While the
geographic focus is on Ireland, we particularly welcome proposals that
discuss medieval Ireland’s connections with the wider world. This panel
considers innovative approaches towards better understanding, through digital
means, the material culture of medieval Ireland. As so many of 2019’s
attendees (as well as the majority of ASIMS members) are based at teaching
focused institutions, we plan to particularly emphasize how digital projects
can be accomplished on a budget and at a distance from the geographic area of
study. Presentations will be of less than ten minutes’ duration, with ample
time for audience participation and discussion. Another benefit of the
session’s approach is its multidisciplinarity, reflecting approaches from
history, manuscript studies, archaeology, art history and literature. This
session will therefore provide a venue for an exciting interdisciplinary
dialogue, framed within the digital humanities.

Please send your abstract to Vicky McAlister, by *Friday, September 6th, 2019.*

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