2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Call for Papers

2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material
University of Kansas
September 12-14, 2013

* Thursday, September 12: Workshops
* Friday, September 13: THATCamp Kansas
* Saturday, September 14: Return to the Material conference

Recently digital humanities discussions have returned to a focus on the material in many senses. Bethany Nowviskie’s talk at MLA 2013—“Resistance in the Materials” —explored various facets of the material aspects of digital humanities, including the role of craft and collaboration, the “increasing casualization of academic labor," and the emergence of digital-to-physical technologies. KU’s 2013 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in our program “Return to the Material.”

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers, posters or panel sessions on topics from your own research that focus on the relationship between the digital and the material, such as:

* How the digital deforms, reforms, and transforms the material, and vice-versa;
* Innovative computational approaches to the close reading of text, map, image or audio;
* The implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy of digital-to-physical conversion tools, wearable computers, and augmented reality technologies (e.g. 3-D printing, electronic textiles, Google Glass)
* The future of physical objects and collections in a digital world;
* The materiality of music, art, or film in the digital age;
* Digital humanities as a key mode of addressing technological change;
* The recognition of craft in building, creating and accessing electronic materials;
* How the apparent wild experimentation of DH reveals substantial and tangible insights;
* and other related topics.

Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum at: https://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2013

Proposal Deadline: June 1
Notification: June 15

Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, idrh@ku.edu

Arienne Dwyer & Brian Rosenblum, co-directors