Call For Papers

Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5, 2013
Deadline to apply: Call Closed

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The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, and transformational in intent, digital humanists “imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies” (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

The goal of this conference is to highlight the variety of digital approaches, both creative and critical, praxis and theory-based, that scholars are bringing to bear on traditional concerns across the humanities. In addition to traditional conference presentations, organizers are planning a number of workshops on game development and digital tool exploration. A selection of papers may be published in an edited collection following the conference.

Possible topics may include:

- Game studies
– Digital pedagogies
– Collaborative scholarship
– Archive meets the database
– Digital circulation, content curation, and the “long tail”
– Translation and remediation
– Tool or project development
– Hypertextuality and digital narratives
– Social media
– Hacktivism
– Surveillance and privacy
– Software and platform studies
– The spatial turn
– Critically engaged artistic work

Submission Instructions:

Please email a title and 250-300-word abstract to interfaceconference2013@gmail.com with the subject “Interface 2013 proposal submission.” Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich text (.rtf) formats. Conference presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes in length.

Please ensure that the following information is included in your proposal.

Page 1:

  • Name, status, institutional affiliation, and email address
  • Paper title
  • Biography suitable for publication (100 words)
  • Brief description of technology requirements

Page 2:

  • Paper title
  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Up to six relevant keywords
  • **Please ensure all identifying information is removed from page 2**

DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO MARCH 11