2017 Call for Proposals

When

Thursday, September 21, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries

Call for Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2017

September 21-23, 2017 | University of North Texas

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Digital Frontiers is an annual conference that explores advances and research in humanities and cultural memory through the lenses of digital scholarship, technology, and multidisciplinary discourse. The conference recognizes creativity and collaboration across academic subjects by bringing together researchers, students, librarians, archivists, genealogists, historians, information and technology professionals, and scientists.

The theme for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference is Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries. The conference’s vision is to examine research and projects involving new or newly-applied technologies, concepts, processes, and methodologies; to highlight innovations, insights and emerging areas of research; to reach out to new audiences and communities, especially the underserved; to probe into efforts, both mainstream and on the margins, to achieve social justice via digital humanities resistance to the status quo; and to showcase practical applications of openly available tools and resources that foster investigations that may have been impossible or deemed unanswerable in the past.

The Digital Frontiers program committee invites proposals for the 2017 conference (September 21-23). The program committee encourages imagination and originality in programming proposals. Conference content may include:

  • Panel Discussions & Seminars
  • Individual Scholarly Papers (early stage research, project updates, and single-institution “case studies” should be submitted as posters)*
  • Lightning Talks, PechaKucha Sessions
  • Hands-On Workshops

*Look for a separate Call for Submissions for Posters and Infographics

Proposals will be peer reviewed, with final decisions made by the program committee. The program committee will be favorably disposed toward content that addresses the work, needs, or other aspects of:

  • Projects that exemplify ethical engagement and collaboration with colleagues and students
  • Social justice and digital humanities; DH projects as platforms for expression and resistance
  • Collaborations that reach beyond the academy
  • Projects exploring area studies and underrepresented groups (e.g. Native American and other Indigenous populations, African-American, Latinx, Asian-American; international, non-U.S. DH, including projects in languages other than English)
  • Projects exploring LGBTQIA themes, or queering DH
  • Projects from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM)
  • DH for primary and secondary education; DH for public libraries
  • Genealogical research & projects in the digital sphere
  • Critical digital pedagogy
  • Projects involving the public or outreach efforts to include a wide audience
  • Pitfalls and failures in digital humanities projects and programs

The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2017. Complete submissions via our Open Conference Systems site. Notifications will be the week of May 15th.

Please email digitalfrontiers@unt.edu if you have questions.