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Humanist Archives: Jan. 28, 2019, 5:41 a.m. Humanist 32.392 - events: on tearing down walls

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 392.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2019-01-27 21:27:03+00:00
        From: Spencer Keralis 
        Subject: Call for Proposals: Tear Down the Walls | Digital Frontiers 2019 | Sept 26-28 UT Austin

Digital Frontiers welcomes submissions for the 2019 conference, Tear Down The
Walls (https://digital-frontiers.org/df2019/call-for-proposals-tear-down-the-
walls/), hosted by UT Austin in Austin, TX on September 26-28, 2019. The
conference features Keynote Addresses from Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University) and
Alex Gil (Columbia University).

Digital Frontiers is a conference and community that brings together the makers
and users of digital resources for the humanities. Established in 2012 to
respond to the need for an affordable, high-quality conference that addresses
the emerging field of digital humanities from a variety of perspectives, Digital
Frontiers is a truly interdisciplinary experience.

Digital Humanities scholars deal with numerous barriers and borders as they
interrogate the world around them through a digital lens. We invite participants
to think critically about the composition of these walls, of their implicit and
explicit functions, and the colonial practices by which many were and are still
being created. Some of these barriers are created by a community for self-
preservation, while others are built to perpetuate structural inequalities and
discriminatory practices. Not all walls are physical. As a community, Digital
Frontiers has interrogated the frontier and the border in digital scholarship as
scenes of both conflict and creativity. In 2019, we invite scholars, students,
librarians, archivists, gallery and museum professionals, and community
practitioners to interrogate these boundaries and amplify the weaknesses we can
use to tear down those walls that serve only those gatekeepers in power. We also
encourage reflection on the aftermath: how do we communicate, produce, and
exchange knowledge when these walls no longer block the way.

We invite deeper considerations of dismantling barriers in digital scholarship
broadly conceived, presented in any of the following formats, with proposals
consisting of a 300-500 word abstract:

  *   Preconstituted Panels Curate your own panel for a 60-minute session.
  *   Individual Scholarly Papers or Presentations Share your work in a
15-minute presentation. (Note: early stage research, project updates, and
single-institution "case studies" should be submitted as Posters or an
alternative format).
  *   Posters Share your early stage research, project updates, manifestos, or
single-institution "case studies" in a 36" h x 48" w academic poster.
  *   Exhibitions, Installations, Performances, and Alternative Formats
     *   Defined broadly to include: art installations, dance, video
demonstrations, live game exhibitions, or other embodied and participatory forms
of knowledge sharing.
     *   Please include your technical, spatial, and time requirements in your
Proposals will be double reviewed in an open process that emphasizes
conversation and community mentoring. All proposals will receive detailed
feedback, with final decisions made by the Program Committee.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  *   CFP Opens: January 15, 2019
  *   CFP Deadline: April 14, 2019
  *   Notifications: June 1, 2019

Contact conference@digital-frontiers.org with inquiries.

Spencer D. C. Keralis, Ph.D.
Department of English
University of North Texas
Pronouns: he, him, his

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