Call for Proposals: International Studies/Digital Humanities Symposium at the University of North Florida

On March 9, 2018, the University of North Florida will host a one–day symposium examining intersections between international studies and the digital humanities. This event is cosponsored by the UNF International Studies Program, the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI), and the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT).
We will begin with a panel discussion (noon–1:15 PM, Building 58W/Room 3703) addressing the implications of digital tools and methodologies for how we understand problems in the world today, interact across cultural boundaries, and deal with matters of cultural heritage in a globalized world. Our panelists will be Crystal Andrea Felima, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida; Josh Gellers, assistant professor of political science, University of North Florida; Hélène Huet, European studies librarian, University of Florida, and vice–chair, Florida Digital Humanities Consortium; Barry Mauer, associate professor of English and director, Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, University of Central Florida; and Tiffany Earley–Spadoni, assistant professor of history, University of Central Florida.
This discussion will be followed by an interactive showcase of digital projects (1:30–2:45 PM, Building 58W/Rooms 3804–3806) that are international in nature or that involve methodologies that may be applicable to the interdisciplinary field of international studies.
Lastly, we will hold an open conversation about opportunities for statewide collaboration on Digital Humanities endeavors (3:00–4:00 PM, Online Learning Laboratory, Building 10/Room 1102).
As part of the 1:30–2:45 showcase, we invite students, faculty and staff from UNF and other regional institutions and universities to present on digital projects, at any stage of development. To propose a project, please send a document with the following information to Clayton McCarl (, director of the UNF International Studies Program, by February 16, 2018: 1) full title of poster/presentation; 2) names of all participants, with academic/professional titles (or major/program of study for students); 3) a description/abstract of the material to be presented (150–250 words); 4) name of faculty mentor or project leader, where applicable, and 5) an explanation of any special needs regarding technology or equipment.

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