[Humanist] 29.787 events: borders and collaboration

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 17 07:36:48 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 787.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:23:22 -0400
        From: Diane Jakacki <diane.jakacki at gmail.com>
        Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: #BUDSC16: Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration (abstracts due May 31, 2016)

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
will host its third annual digital scholarship conference on October 28-30,
2016. The theme of the conference is “Negotiating Borders through Digital

This conference will bring together a broad community of
practitioners--faculty, researchers, librarians, educational technologists,
and students--who are using technology to rethink seemingly intractable
borders within and outside of the university. We define “borders” as
boundaries that limit access; conditions that differentiate insiders from
outsiders; or any obstacle that impairs open communication and

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly,
cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be
given to proposals that demonstrate how crossing institutional boundaries,
whether within or beyond the university, can facilitate the expansion of
borders, broadly conceived.

Some topics may include:

   - Digital tools that bridge the gap between scholarship and teaching
   - Computational methods that explore intersections of identity, power,
   and social justice
   - Global and multilingual aspects of digital scholarship
   - The role of technology in creating communities of practice that bridge
   cultural, racial, and economic divides
   - Digital technologies that facilitate equitable collaborations between
   faculty and students, or that bridge the town/gown divide
   - New modes of inquiry that negotiate and rethink normative ideas of
   gender and sexuality
   - Forms of digital scholarship that allow for increased accessibility

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project
demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions,
workshops, or lightning talks.

We look forward to building on the success of the last two years, in which
instructional technologists, librarians, archivists, faculty, students, and
community members came together to discuss challenges, share working
models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including
students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view
our video <https://youtu.be/KZgCaUB34Cw> from the 2015 meeting and visit
the conference website  http://budsc16.scholar.bucknell.edu/ .

Proposals due May 31, 2016 via the online application form

Diane Jakacki, Ph.D.
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities
Bucknell University
diane.jakacki at bucknell.edu

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