[Humanist] 27.414 events: Difference, Diversity, and the Digital

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 414.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:53:05 +0000
        From: Susan Brown <sibrown at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: CFP Congress 2015: Difference, Diversity,	and the Digital (ACCUTE and CSDH/SCHN joint session)

Joint Session ACCUTE/ Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques

Difference, Diversity, and the Digital

Organizers: Susan Brown (U of Guelph), Ruth Knechtel (U of Alberta), and John Simpson (U of Alberta)

The humanities have long worked to specify, recover, contextualize, and understand difference and diversity. We are now seeing increasing emphasis on difference -- race, gender, ability, postcoloniality, alternative academic status, and global economic disparity being the most prominent -- within digital humanities debates and practices. This panel asks how difference, diversity, marginalization, and power register within digital research and culture. To what extent and how do digital cultural products, resources, or tools enable us to interrogate difference? Are particular interfaces constitutive of new performances of difference and different forms of subjectivity? Do visualizations, animations, interactivity or immersive technologies offer particular affordances for representing diversity or experiencing difference? Is difference lost, erased, or misrepresented within digital artifacts or experiences? Does “Big Data” obscure difference or enable new means of addressing it? What are the impacts of particular methodologies or standards on the representations of difference in a digital context? Proposals are invited to address these or other aspects of the topic.

Please follow ACCUTE proposal requirements (http://accute.ca/general-sessions/).
Send submissions by 1 November 2013 to: Susan Brown (susan.brown at uoguelph.ca<mailto:susan.brown at uoguelph.ca>), University of Guelph, Ruth Knechtel (rknechte at ualberta.ca<mailto:rknechte at ualberta.ca>), University of Alberta, and John Simpson (john.simpson at ualberta.ca<mailto:john.simpson at ualberta.ca>), University of Alberta.

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