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Humanist Archives: Oct. 1, 2019, 8:32 a.m. Humanist 33.287 - pubs: Debates in the Digital Humanities

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 287.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2019-10-01 07:16:17+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: Debates in the Digital Humanities CFP (due 10/8/19)

CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2021
Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors
Deadline for Abstracts: October 8th, 2019

/Debates in the Digital Humanities
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press
Matthew K. Gold, Series Editor
Lauren F. Klein, Associate Editor/

Debates in the Digital Humanities seeks to publish the best new
work in the digital humanities (DH). Possible topics for the 2021
biannual volume include but are not limited to:

       -- DH in the present geopolitical moment. What is the role of the
    field in combating the racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other
    injustices promoted by the current US administration and other
    nationalist political movements around the globe?
       -- What is the role of DH in a future in which neither basic
    human rights nor environmental sustainability can be assumed?
       -- Taking stock of the field to date, what has been its impact,
    either positive or negative? What opportunities and/or
    challenges remain unaddressed?
       -- What is the state of the field today? What are the topics,
    methods, and other approaches that define the digital humanities?
       -- DH and the world. What are the issues involved in the
    continued Anglocentrism of the field, as well as its focus on
    the Global North? What does DH look like in other locales?
       -- Infrastructures of DH. How do uneven distributions of
    resources--on national, institutional, organizational, and
    cultural levels--impact and shape the field?
       -- DH and indigeneity. How can indigenous perspectives inform the
    technological and social practices of DH? What additional
    ideas, approaches, and concerns are raised when considering
    DH, and data more generally, in indigenous contexts?
       -- DH and the academy. What is the relationship of the field to
    the academy, either politically or institutionally? How can DH
    intervene in the systematic dismantling of higher education
    currently taking place?
       -- DH, the disciplines, and allied fields. How should DH be
    framed in relation to other humanities disciplines and
    departments? How do (or might) allied fields such as STS,
    design, data science, media studies, computational social
    science, and the history of computing inform or be informed by
    the debates in the digital humanities?
       -- The development of DH as a field. How do various sub-fields of
    DH relate to each other? What role does specialization play
    within in the field of DH and to what extent are specialized
    publication and presentation venues needed? How might DHers
    communicate across sub-fields and move beyond them?
       -- How can concerns about the nature, provenance, meaning, and
    cultural significance of data that have been explored in DH
    work to date be applied to broader critiques of data,
    artificial intelligence, and machine learning? How might this
    work engage with broader concerns about surveillance, privacy,
    and profit in governmental and corporate “big data” initiatives?
       -- Who does DH labor? How can the increasingly nuanced
    conversation surrounding digital labor inform our
    understanding of the labor involved in doing DH? How might it
    facilitate the reformation of older practices or the creation
    of new ones? How might this work inform discussions of data
    work, as suggested in the point above?
       -- DH Pedagogy. How should the digital humanities be taught? When
    should or shouldn’t DH be taught? What role does DH have to
    play in various curricula and disciplines? What does DH look
    like at different educational levels and in institutional types?
       -- DH and its publics. How is DH practiced (or how should it be)
    when focused on publics outside the academy? What does DH look
    like when focused on civic advocacy and action?

In addressing these and other debates, submissions should take an
argumentative stance, advocating clearly and explicitly from a
particular point of view. DDH does not publish case studies.
Scholars and practitioners from across the disciplines (regardless
of rank, position, or institutional affiliation) are invited to
submit 300-word abstracts on these or other topics by October
1st, 2019, to the series editor, Matthew K. Gold
(mgold@gc.cuny.edu) and associate editor, Lauren Klein 
(lauren.klein@emory.edu). Collaboratively authored submissions 
are welcome.

The Debates in the Digital Humanities editorial team will review
all abstracts, and authors of selected abstracts will be invited
to submit full essays by January 31st, 2020. The team will consult
with the authors of selected abstracts about the length of their
contributions, which will range from 2000 to 8000 words.

We also welcome nominations of blog posts or other short-form
pieces that address the above and related issues.

As the series aims to introduce fully conceived scholarship on
issues of pressing importance to the field, this volume will
operate on a compressed production schedule. Contributors will be
expected to participate in peer-to-peer and editorial review in
late Spring 2020; revised essays will be due in Summer 2020. The
volume will be published in print and online in an open-access
edition through the Manifold platform in 2021.

Debates in the Digital Humanities is a hybrid print/digital
publication stream that explores new debates in the field as they
emerge. The most recent book in this series is Debates in the
Digital Humanities 2019.

For future announcements, please follow @dhdebates on twitter and
see the twitter hashtag #dhdebates.
Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, M.A. Program in Digital Humanities
(http://www.gc.cuny.edu/dh) & M.S. Program in Data Analysis and
Visualization (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/datavis) /
Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities /
Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center
President, Association for Computers and the Humanities
President of the Constituent Organization Board, Association of
Digital Humanities Organizations
http://mkgold.net | @mkgold

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