“Rethinking Research in the Age of Digital Humanities”

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Call for Papers
September 15, 2019
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Literature, Library and Information Science

     We seek proposals for a roundtable discussion about “Rethinking Research in the Age of Digital Humanities.” The session, part of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference, will discuss how researchers use new forms of digital culture and virtual technologies to engage productively with the past. In hopes of having a broad, interdisciplinary discussion, we welcome scholars of Art History, Economics, History, (including Historians of the Book, Historians of Science), Library Science, Literature (English and non-English), Musicology, Philosophy, and other disciplines. 

     The conference, which revolves around the theme of “Radicalism and Reform,” takes place in Rochester, NY on 18-22 March 2020.  The panel, organized by the NCSA Graduate Student Caucus, seeks speakers who can address topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Digital cultural studies

- Use of digital research infrastructures (virtual research environments, media archaeology, etc.)

- Emerging technologies applied to historical/media research

- Studying and/or communicating materiality through digital means

- Digital and computational analysis and interpretation, including mapping programs, recognition software, 3D modeling, digital reconstruction/restoration

- Intersection of digital and public humanities (institutional considerations for digital humanities, interdisciplinary potential, social engagement and digital humanities)

- Grant writing and opportunities to support digital humanities projects. 

- The role of digital humanities in the RPT process

- Strategies for digital humanities training in graduate degree programs

Participants will make five-minute presentations, then join in a panel discussion and respond to audience questions.  Please submit 250-word abstracts and 1-page CVs to ncsagraduatecaucus@gmail.com by September 15. 

Contact Info: 

Arnold Anthony Schmidt