Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 567. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-01-22 00:58:02+00:00 From: Christopher Thomson
Subject: Call for papers: DHA2020, 25-28 November, Christchurch Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the call for papers for the DHA2020 conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, to be held at the University of Canterbury on 25-28th of November 2020: http://dh.canterbury.ac.nz/dha2020/ The conference theme will be "Ka Renarena Te Taukaea / Creating Communities". This theme, which invites close examination of what connects DH scholars and practitioners to each other and to communities, welcomes a strong local focus on expanding the ways to develop and interconnect research activities within and beyond the Digital Humanities in Australasia and the Pacific. However, given the extreme events our region has experienced in the last year - from terrorist hate crimes to ongoing environmental catastrophe - it also seems timely to think carefully and courageously about the role DH might play in creating communities capable of leading and contributing meaningfully to global conversations about a safe, equitable and sustainable future. We hope DHA2020 will focus on how digital technologies can not only create connections but support diversity, creativity, community building, wellbeing and resilience in a world of rapidly evolving challenges. We believe it is a strength of our evolving discipline that DH is constantly revising and renewing its connections with others, often acting as an institutional, methodological or discursive link between fields of research, professional practices and programmes within cultural heritage, and we expect many contributions will reflect this. At the same time, our location in the South Pacific creates a unique opportunity and responsibility to engage DH in rethinking the place of the humanities locally, regionally, and in relation to the major social and environmental challenges we face globally. Recent years have seen the growth of initiatives that expand DH's boundaries in areas such as computational humanities, Indigenous and postcolonial studies, spatial humanities, critical making and infrastructure studies. In short, the breadth of these research and pedagogical interests makes it timely to consider the ways 'community' shapes and is shaped by DH. We invite contributors to address the conference theme through the following sub-topics: - DH and First Nations and Indigenous communities - Diversity in DH - ensuring inclusion, promoting varied perspectives, giving marginalised communities a voice - Regional and global communities - DH scholarship across places and cultures, especially the divides of postcolonial legacies, geopolitical or environmental boundaries - Social and methodological scales of research in DH: How does DH examine social scales - the personal, the family, the institution, the city and how do these relate to methodological questions such as close vs. distant reading? - DH as public humanities - how do we communicate humanities research and seek the attention and participation of wider communities with research activities? - DH within topical issue communities, such as environmental humanities, critical race studies, or countering online extremism - Communities as objects of study, e.g. online communities, interpretive communities - DH within event communities, such as DH in post-disaster research - Collaborations across strongly 'disciplined' boundaries or research communities, such as between DH and physical or mathematical sciences - Research groups and labs as communities - DH communities within (or across) institutions and between DHers in academic, library, software development and other professional roles. - Creative and artistic communities: digital art, literature, and creative media as DH practice, and a way to interrogate shared critical and cultural concerns - Pedagogical communities - teachers + students. The real learning happens through contact with students. - Any other topic relevant to Digital Humanities in the Australasian / Indo- Pacific / Asian region. We welcome the following types of contributions: - Posters - Short papers - Long papers - Multi-paper panels - Workshops Proposals should be emailed to: email@example.com The call for papers closes on 31 May 2020, and notification of acceptance is expected in mid-July. For the full text of the call and further information, please visit the conference website: http://dh.canterbury.ac.nz/dha2020/ Thanks to the aaDH Executive Committee and organisers at the University of Canterbury, Victoria University Wellington and University of Otago for supporting this event. Best wishes, Chris Dr. Christopher Thomson Digital Humanities Programme Coordinator Co-Director, Te Pokapû Aronui â-Matihiko | UC Arts Digital Lab Te Rângai Toi Tangata | School of Humanities and Creative Arts Te Whare Wânanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury Ph. +64 3 3694646 http://dh.canterbury.ac.nz _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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