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Inaugural FLDH Conference, March 2019

I am very excited to announce that the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will be hosting its inaugural statewide conference at the University of North Florida (UNF) on March 29-30, 2019.

Friday, March 29, will be a formal research symposium, and Saturday, March 30, will follow a more spontaneous THATCamp format. The deadline for submissions to the Friday, March 29 portion of the conference is December 15, 2018. For more information and to submit a proposal, see https://www.unf.edu/dhi/Inaugural_FDLH_Conference.

 

CFP: 2018 IFLA International News Media Conference

2018 IFLA International News Media Conference
“When Risk becomes Real, Preserving News becomes Critical”
Organized by the IFLA News Media Section (http://www.ifla.org/news-media)
Dates
18-20 April 2018
Location:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Conference website:
URL will be posted on the IFLA News Media Section website when available
Theme & sub-themes:
As the world has seen increasing disasters that threaten entire communities, preservation of the identity of those communities as revealed through their newspapers becomes imperative. From earthquakes in Mexico to hurricanes and fires in the United States, to problems of publisher inability to manage large news archives, libraries can step in to assist communities with preservation solutions. Libraries can also save community and special-interest newspapers whose content has historically been underrepresented in mainstream circles. As news collections age, preservation solutions are increasingly pressing. Digital preservation, with infrastructure spread across multiple locations, offers many possibilities to assist communities under threat of natural disaster or to assist publishers in need of collection management solutions and to prevent loss of collection in the event of disasters.
This year, the International News Media Conference seeks proposals related to how digital preservation of news can help or has helped at-risk communities. Proposals should address the main theme and related topics, including but not limited to:
● Models of E-Deposit to Assist Publishers in Preservation
● Collecting Strategies and Legal Deposit
● Preservation/Legal Advocacy Efforts on a Local Level
● Role of Library as a News Preservation Leader
● News Preservation Practices
● Digital Preservation Infrastructure
● Relationships with Publishers
● Collecting Strategies in Local and Regional Libraries
● Disaster Preparedness in Digital News Collection Preservation
● Disaster Management Case Studies in News Preservation
● Preservation of Underrepresented Community and Special-Interest News Media
Other proposals relevant to the main conference theme will also be considered.
Submission Guidelines
Proposal abstracts must be submitted by 26 January 2018, must be in English, and should clearly include:
● Title of proposed paper
● Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
● Name(s) of presenter(s) and position(s) and/or title(s)
● Employer / affiliated institution
● Contact information including email address and telephone number
● Short biographical statement(s) of presenter(s)
Proposal abstracts should be submitted as MS Word files to all conference committee members:
● Mary Feeney (mfeeney@email.arizona.edu)
● Ana Krahmer (ana.krahmer@unt.edu)
● Kopana Terry (kopana.terry@uky.edu)
● Patrick Reakes (pjr@uflib.ufl.edu)
● Anke Winsmann (winsmann@suub.uni-bremen.de)
Selected presenters will be notified by 5 February 2018. To discuss any matter relating to this Call for Papers, please contact the conference committee members listed above.
Accepted papers
● Complete accepted papers should be 3000-6000 words in length and be an original submission not published elsewhere.
● Complete accepted papers and accompanying presentation slides must be submitted by 6 April 2018.
● Final papers should be written in English.
● The papers will be made available on the Conference Website and the News Media Section Website under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
● Approximately 15-20 minutes will be allowed for the presentation of the paper.
Registration
Registration information will be posted on the Conference Website at the beginning of 2018.
Important dates
26 January 2018 Proposal abstracts due
5 February 2018 Acceptance notices sent to authors
12 February 2018 Start of registration
6 April 2018 Completed papers and presentations submitted
18-20 April 2018 Conference
Please note
The Programme Committee regrets that it has no funding to assist prospective authors, and the submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that the costs of attending the conference including registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenters of the accepted papers, or their institutions. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

2018 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels "ImageTech"

2018 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
“ImageTech”

On April 6th-8th, 2018, UF will be hosting its 15th annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality” in Gainesville, Florida.

Call For Papers

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.
The medium of comics has always prompted comics creators to work in concert with, and push against, the technologies through which their works are produced and distributed. As print and digital technologies have become more sophisticated, accessible, and affordable, some comics creators have embraced innovative digital technologies, while others prefer pen and ink on paper. From the meticulous series of woodblock prints, to the humble black-and-white photocopied zine, to the decade-long online epic, comics are fundamentally concerned with technologically-determined formats and materiality.
The goal of this conference is to not only explore relationships among comics and various technologies, but to interrogate the digital/analog divide in comics creation and scholarship. How does form dictate content, and vice versa? How do digital platforms impact engagement and accessibility? How do changes, improvements, and advances in technologies push comics creators and scholars to reevaluate our understanding of comics as a medium? Why do some comics creators deliberately adhere, or return, to analog technologies? In short: how do we understand and approach the material considerations of comics?
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital comics (comics created and/or hosted/distributed digitally)
  • Print forms and “legitimacy” (monetization, privileged status of print)
  • Comics thematically or visually concerned with technologies (steampunk, cyberpunk)
  • Comics incorporating elements of other media (flash animation, animated gifs)
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) comics
  • Comics made using unusual/older technologies (wood-block prints, paper cut-outs, collage, found materials) and/or creators’ use of disparate technologies
  • Zines or other periodicals that incorporate comics
  • Transitions in specific comics series from print to digital or from digital to print (potential problems/losses, transitioning forms as “translation,” introduction or removal of page turns and/or gutters)
  • Impact of social media on proliferation of image-texts (reblogs, memes, remixes, fandom/fan art, fan/composer dialogues)
  • Format and accessibility (hosting platforms, open source vs. paywalls, ads, digital copying, replication/reproduction, coding, easter eggs)
  • Comics as a format for critical scholarship

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length and must be delivered in English. “ImageTech” also invites creative projects related to the conference theme. Discussion panels from multiple presenters coordinated around a central topic or theme are welcome. Proposals of 200-300 words, plus a short bio and A/V requirements, should be submitted to gco@english.ufl.edu by December 15th, 2017.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: an International Symposium

Registration is now open for “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: an International Symposium” which is being held on Oct. 13, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. This coincides with the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Registration is a mere 65 USD/60 Euros for LIS professionals and 40 USD/35 Euros for students. Besides the information-rich symposium sessions and posters through out the day, registration includes lunch and reception. I hope many of you will join us in Frankfurt.
For questions or more information, contact the Frankfurt Symposium Planning Team at: frankfurtsymposium@listserv.crl.edu

Deadline for HASTAC 2017 extended: Now April 17

Call For Proposals
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, November 2-4, 2017
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Submissions Deadline:   Monday April 17, 2017
DEADLINE EXTENSION! We recognize that this time of the year is busy with end-of-term projects and grading. We are responding to feedback about the CFP deadline, and to assist those who need a bit more time, we have extended the deadline to Monday, April 17th. This allows two more weekends to get proposals submitted.
In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to tourists worldwide for theme parks that bring to life many imagined worlds and narratives, most of which reflect back to us dominant discourses and ideologies. Likewise, digital humanities struggles with building towards a future that is more inclusive and interdisciplinary. This year, we hope to address the unsolved hard problems and explore the new opportunities of the digital humanities. We particularly welcome submissions addressing themes such as:

  • challenges of monolingualism within the digital humanities
  • indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
  • technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
  • digital cultural heritage and hegemony
  • interdisciplinary goals and conversations in digital humanities
  • digital humanities and gender, race, and other identities
  • simulation, modeling, and visualization
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture districts
  • other unsolved hard problems in digital humanities

HASTAC 2017 will include plenary panels, workshops, roundtables, short “soapbox” talks, project demos, poster sessions, and a curated media arts show exhibition. At HASTAC, we invite you to think about the format of your session as well as the content.
We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

  • 5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
  • roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
  • project demos
  • digital and/or print posters
  • maker sessions or workshops
  • Media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:
1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;
2) maximum 500-word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
3) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.
Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!
Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the appropriate box.
Maker Sessions & Workshops
We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session requires!
Media Arts Show
The Media Arts Show invites creative works that engage with the show’s theme, “Soft(ware) Solutions / Hard Problems.” Works of new media, including games, electronic literature, and installations that meld physical and digital components, are welcome. Please provide a detailed description of the work, its purpose, and all technical and physical requirements for display.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.
How to Submit
Presenters may be first author on only one submission; however, they can appear as secondary authors on other submissions.
Please select Submissions.

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

As a member of the program committee, I am very pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for next HASTAC Conference: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, taking place in Orlando, Nov.2-4, 2017.
The lead sponsor and organizing group is the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) and the deadline for your proposals is April 7.

HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

November 2-4, 2017
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
hastac2017.org
#HASTAC17
Call For Proposals
Submissions Deadline:  April 7, 2017
In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to tourists worldwide for theme parks that bring to life many imagined worlds and narratives, most of which reflect back to us dominant discourses and ideologies. Likewise, digital humanities struggles with building towards a future that is more inclusive and interdisciplinary. This year, we hope to address the unsolved hard problems and explore the new opportunities of the digital humanities. We particularly welcome submissions addressing themes such as:

  • challenges of monolingualism within the digital humanities
  • indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
  • technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education
  • communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
  • digital cultural heritage and hegemony
  • interdisciplinary goals and conversations in digital humanities
  • digital humanities and gender, race, and other identities
  • simulation, modeling, and visualization
  • games and gaming, including for learning
  • community development including the importance of art and culture districts
  • other unsolved hard problems in digital humanities

HASTAC 2017 will include plenary panels, workshops, roundtables, short “soapbox” talks, project demos, poster sessions, and a curated media arts show exhibition. At HASTAC, we invite you to think about the format of your session as well as the content.
We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

  • 5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
  • roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
  • project demos
  • digital and/or print posters
  • maker sessions or workshops
  • Media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:
1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;
2) maximum 500-word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
3) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.
Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!
Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the appropriate box.
Maker Sessions & Workshops
We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session requires!
Media Arts Show
The Media Arts Show invites creative works that engage with the show’s theme, “Soft(ware) Solutions / Hard Problems.” Works of new media, including games, electronic literature, and installations that meld physical and digital components, are welcome. Please provide a detailed description of the work, its purpose, and all technical and physical requirements for display.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.
Submit your proposal
 
 

Women's Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France: A Digital Bibliography

Hello everyone,
On May 22, Bénédicte Monicat and I gave a talk on her digital bibliography project (entitled “Women’s Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France”) at the Women’s History in the Digital World 2015 Conference.
You can now find our presentation in the Bryn Mawr College repository as well as in ScholarSphere, Penn State’s repository. Any feedback on this project is greatly appreciated so don’t hesitate to message/e-mail me if you have any questions or comments.

SHARP 2015

I will be presenting on Mapping Decadence at SHARP 2015 this July in Montréal. This is very exciting because SHARP has a Digital Project Showcase, which is where I will be talking about my very own digital mapping project. Looking forward to it and to visiting Montréal. It will also be great to have some feedback from colleagues on where to take my project next.

OpenCon 2014

This coming weekend, I will be off to Washington DC to attend the OpenCon 2014 conference.
So what is OpenCon? The full title of the conference is Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on OpenAccess, Open Education, and Open Data. Attendees are coming from all over the world: from England and South Africa to Germany and Canada. I am very lucky to have been chosen by the Dean of the Penn State libraries, Barbara I. Dewey, to receive a fellowship to attend this conference.
Open Access
The first time I heard about Open Access was when I started my position as the Digital Scholarship Services Graduate Assistant in the Penn State  Libraries, back in August 2013. For a junior scholar like me, Open Access is incredibly exciting as it offers a way for people to learn about my passion and my work. I love the idea of sharing my research and my data, because I believe that our role, as scholars, is to share our knowledge with as many people as possible. To support Open Access, I have made two documents available online — a conference paper and a poster — both of which I have uploaded on Penn State’s institutional repository ScholarSphere. Users from all over the world can download these documents and access my research. I am also the project manager of Mapping Decadence, a website I have created to show how location played a role in shaping collaborations between writers and publishers at the end of the 19th century in Paris. My goal with this website is to share my data in an effort to help other scholars answer questions that they might have on the period’s publishing world or on the four Decadent authors at the center of my work. The next step of this project will be to develop a platform so that other scholars might be able to contribute and add information on different authors/publishers of the period, in order to create an extensive map of the Parisian literary world of the Belle Epoque.