Monday, October 7, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the conference keynote presentations for the
2020 Global DH Symposium! We look forward to welcoming *Carrie Heitman*
<>, whose work includes
the Chaco
Research Archive <> and work on digital
indigeneity; and *Miguel Escobar Varela* <>, whose
work includes digital theatre projects as well as biometric study of
Javanese dance <>.

Please consider applying to present at this symposium, which includes work
from across disciplines and timeframes.



*Global Digital Humanities Symposium*

March 26-27, 2020

Michigan State University

*Call for Proposals*

Deadline: November 1

Proposal form <>

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to extend its
symposium series on Global DH ( <>)
into its fifth year, on *March 26-27, 2020*. 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. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of MSU's Cultural
Heritage Informatics Program <>, we
particularly encourage proposals along that theme, but as always we strive
to showcase DH work in all its forms.

Alongside the expansion of digital humanities 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. This symposium is 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

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.

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 *Friday, November 1,
midnight in your timezone:*

   - Critical cultural studies and analytics
   - Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
   - 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
   - How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital
   humanities work
   - Global research dialogues and collaborations within the digital
   humanities community
   - 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
   - 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
   - Productive failure

*Presentation Formats:*

   - 5-minute lightning talk
   - 15-minute presentation
   - 90-minute workshop
   - 90-minute panel
   - Poster presentation
   - 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.

*Submit a proposal here <>*

*Notifications of acceptance will be given by December 9, 2019*

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

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