[globaloutlookDH-l] Global Digital Humanities Symposium (3/16-17), Call for Proposals (Deadline 12/9)

Kristen Mapes kmapes at msu.edu
Thu Nov 10 17:00:43 MST 2016

Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University

March 16-17, 2017

Call for Proposals Deadline to submit a proposal: Friday, December 9,
11:59pm EST


Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its
symposium series on Global DH into its second year. Digital humanities
scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of of a
range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and
broaden access to cultural materials. The most engaged global DH
scholarship, that which MSU champions
<http://cplong.org/2016/10/critical-diversity-in-a-digital-age/>, values
digital tools that enhance the capacity of scholarly critique to reflect a
broad range of literary, historical, new media, and cultural positions, and
diverse ways of valuing cultural production and knowledge work.
Particularly valuable are strategies in which the digital form expresses a
critique of the digital content and the position of the researcher to their

With the growth of the digital humanities, particularly in under-resourced
and underrepresented areas, a number of complex issues surface, including,
among others, questions of ownership, cultural theft, virtual exploitation,
digital rights, and the digital divide. We view the 2017 symposium as an
opportunity to broaden the conversation about these issues. Scholarship
that works across borders with foci on transnational partnerships and
globally accessible data is especially welcome.

Michigan State University has been intentionally global
<http://www.isp.msu.edu/about/about-isp/> for more than 60 years, with over
1,400 faculty involved in international research, teaching, and service.
For the past 20 years, MSU has developed a strong research area in
culturally engaged, global digital humanities. Matrix
<http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/>, a digital humanities and social science
center at MSU, has done dozens of digital projects in West and Southern
that have focused on ethical and reciprocal relationships, and capacity
building. WIDE <http://wide.msu.edu> has set best practices for doing
community engaged, international, archival work with the Samaritan
Collections, Archive 2.0
<http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/portfolio-item/samaritan-archive-2-0/>. Today
many scholars in the humanities at MSU are engaged in digital projects
relating to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

This symposium, which will include a mixture of presentation types,
welcomes 300-word proposals related to any of these issues, and
particularly on the following themes and topics by Friday, December 9,
11:59pm EST:


   Critical cultural studies and analytics

   Cultural heritage in a range of contexts

   How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital
   humanities work

   Global research dialogues and collaborations

   Indigeneity - anywhere in the world - and the digital

   Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism

   Global digital pedagogies

   Digital and global languages and literatures

   The state of global digital humanities community

   Digital humanities, the environment, and climate change

   The practice of digital humanities across textual, historical, and media

   Innovative and emergent technologies across institutions, languages, and

   Open data and open access policies in a global, postcolonial context

   Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context

Presentation Formats:


   3-5-minute lightning talks

   15-minute papers

   90-minute workshop proposals

Proposal form: https://goo.gl/forms/ClMqfXNSi9bAHURl1

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308A
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu
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