Call for Proposals
The Nebraska Digital Workshop
October 5 & 6, 2007
The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraskaâ€“Lincoln (UNL) will host the second annual Nebraska Digital Workshop on October 5 & 6, 2007 and seeks proposals for digital presentations by pre-tenure faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students working in the digital humanities. The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early career scholars in the field of digital humanities to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased. Under the auspices of the Center, the Workshop will bring nationally recognized senior scholars in digital humanities to UNL to participate and work with the selected scholars. Selected scholars will receive full travel reimbursement and an honorarium for presenting their work at the Nebraska Digital Workshop.
Selection criteria include: significance in primary disciplinary field, technical innovation, theoretical and methodological sophistication, and creativity of approach.
Please send proposed workshop abstract, curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of digital work via a URL or disk on or before May 1, 2007 to: Katherine L. Walter, Co-Director, UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, at email@example.com or 319 Love Library, UNL, Lincoln, NE 68588-4100. For further details, please see the Center’s website.
Call for Proposals
May 31, 2006 in Calls
The call for papers for perthDAC 2007 is out. The theme of the 2007 Digital Arts and Culture Conference will be “The Future of Digital Media Culture.” The conference will be held from 15 – 18th September 2007, during the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. There will be a double blind peer review process for papers. The deadline for 500 word abstracts is 14th August 2006, and the deadline for full papers is 4th December 2006.
May 15, 2006 in Calls
From A to <A>Keywords in HTML and Writing, a proposed collection edited by Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice, seeks essays that consider the cultural, ideological, and rhetorical forces shaping the relationships between writing and the mark-up and scripting languages that make up the web, such as HTML and CSS.
Markup tags will be used as keywords. Following the keywords genre, essays should focus on a single tag or unit of markup, and break down that tag’s etymological, historical, social, and cultural meanings.
For further details on the kinds of essays sought, as well as submission instructions, contact
Deadline for abstracts is August 1, 2006.
CFP: IDMAa Journal Issue on History and Changing Paradigms: The Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View Our World
May 15, 2006 in Calls
The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association (IDMAa) seeks submissions for a special issue on history and digital media. The journal is looking for “work that considers how digital media and arts have been contributing to changes in the ways that people see their world, both literally, and conceptually, with a particular emphasis on the ‘idea’ of History.”
The journal is published online as a PDF document, with an annual print version. Contributors are encouraged to consider formats that best suit the author’s goals:
–traditional peer-reviewed research article;
–commentary and criticism, including interviews, opinion pieces, editorials; reviews of books, articles and digital media artworks, etc.; as well as shorter academic and scholarly articles.
Jointly-authored submissions will be considered.
May 15, 2006 in Calls
Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular seeks “richly multimedia submissions” on the themes of perception, difference, and memory. Accepted projects will be published over the next several years, depending on the topic. See Vectors for details and specifics on deadlines.
Also, Vectors Spring 2006, Ephemera, is now online. This issue features “a range of projects related to the theme of ephemera, from the perspectives of history, anthropology, cultural geography, film, media studies, video games, tourism, politics, art and literature. Contributors include Rick Prelinger, Judith Jackson Fossett, Amelie Hastie, Melanie Swalwell, Jeffrey Schnapp, Kim Christen, Chris Cooney, the Center for History and New Media and the Transcriptions Project at UC Santa Barbara.
The newly-built new forms review, a net art and digital literature portal/future peer-reviewed journal founded by Jason Nelson, invites submissions to its first major initiative, the Where we Create Project.
The Where We Create Project “is designed,” says Nelson, “to connect digital artists and writers (and analog creators as well) through a website featuring photos and descriptions of where artists/writers create. Our geographies and external landscapes are instrumental in altering and forming the creatures we create.”
To contribute to the project, send the following to Where We Create:
1. An image or two, 300 pixels X 300 pixels jpg, of where you create. This could be your office, your backyard, some coffee shop–whatever image depicts the physical space(s) where you work;
2. Some text about the place and its meaning to you, your work, your life, or whatever you feel represents the world in which you create; five to seven sentences maximum;
3. Your name, any other brief biographical information, and where the places you are talking about are geographically located;
4. A few urls so people can see the work you create in that place.
April 7, 2006 in Calls
The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites pre-tenure faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students to submit proposals on digital humanities work at the first Nebraska Digital Workshop. The workshop, “a forum where the best new digital humanities work will be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased,” will take place at UNL September 22-23, 2006. Selected scholars will receive full travel reimbursements and honorariums. Visit the Center for Digital Research for information regarding proposal submission and selection criteria, or contact William G. Thomas, III, chair of the workshop. Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2006.
February 9, 2006 in Calls
Turbulence announces a call for proposals for Turbulence New England Initiative II: Net Art and Hybrid Networked Art Competition. Three commissions of $3,500 each will be awarded by jurists Julian Bleeker, Michele Thursz, and Helen Thorington. Commissioned works will be exhibited on Turbulence.org and at Art Interactive. For more information, visit Turbulence.org. Proposal deadline is February 28, 2006.
November 18, 2005 in Calls
Make a contribution to decade,an online writing project being launched this week to celebrate ten years of innovative digital activity at trAce Online Writing Centre at Nottingham Trent University, UK. The completed project will take the shape of a writing ‘quilt’ of many different responses to technology and change.
The introduction to the project notes:
“In the last ten years there has been an explosion of new technology, especially related to computers and the internet, and for some of us it has changed forever the way we live and write. As the trAce Online Writing Centre reaches its tenth anniversary, we invite you to reflect on your own personal decade of living and writing with technology.”
trAce Artistic Director Gaven Stewart invites contributions of brief statements of 100 words to the project about the technology you love, hate or anticipate; and the ways in which technology has changed your life.