[Humanist] 31.174 events: collaborative editorship; DH evolving

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 174.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>                  (22)
        Subject: CFP For Digital Poster Session at Editorship as
                Collaboration: Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic

  [2]   From:    AI-ECON RESEARCH CENTER <aiecon.center at gmail.com>         (35)
        Subject: DADH 2017 submission extended to July 31, 2017

        Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:23:58 +0000
        From: Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP For Digital Poster Session at Editorship as Collaboration: Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals

Editorship as Collaboration: 
Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals

April 27-28, 2018 at the American Antiquarian Society

Worcester, MA

While scholars increasingly recognize the impact of periodicals on social, political, and aesthetic histories, few have explored the range of editorial and collaborative practices that animate their creation and circulation. Invoking editorship as a conceptual model and an area of inquiry, this symposium will support critical conversations about method, affiliation, and the historical arcs of diverse communities as they are developed and addressed through a range of periodical forms. An emphasis on multi-ethnic perspectives responds to important recent work on immigrant, Latin@, and African American print cultures that intersect in their attention to periodicals. Beginning with theories of archival attention, such as Eric Gardner’s “unexpected places,” Rodrigo Lazo’s “migrant archives,” and Kirsten Silva-Gruesz’s “ambassadorship,” invited panelists will participate in larger discussions structured around what Sianne Ngai has defined as “vernacular aesthetics,” those that, like the rhythms of editorship, “operate across much longer spans of time and across much larger swaths of culture” (Aesthetic Categories, 16). We anticipate that a focus on vernacular aesthetics and cultural producers beyond the author will generate alternative theories of editorial practice and historical forms.

We seek proposals for nineteenth-century newspaper and periodical-based digitization projects to be displayed at the American Antiquarian Society’s Spring Symposium 2018. In the digital poster session, we aim to support scholars from early stages of their careers or lower-resourced institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to select small runs of or selections from important serials in the AAS collections to digitize. Scholars will exhibit these materials at a digital poster session, exploring the promises and challenges of digitizing serial  texts into appropriate electronic forms. This session will enable participants to share work around these questions with one another, thus encouraging direct, concrete cross-pollination of expertise and scholarly experience.

To be considered, please submit a short proposal (300-500 words) identifying a serial publication from the American Antiquarian Society collection for digitization. The scope of the digitized materials may be chosen in concert with symposium organizers and AAS staff. Any serial publication held by the American Antiquarian Society is eligible. The presence of your publication in another digital database will not exclude it from consideration. All materials digitized by AAS will be available in their digital asset management system GIGI (http://gigi.mwa.org/), and available for use as stipulated on their website under  “Freely Available Images Online”: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/reproductions.htm.

Proposals should include:

  1.  The title, print run (or selection) and a permanent link to the serial from the AAS Catalog.

  2.  A brief summary of the publication’s relevance to our focus on multiethnic editorship and collaboration. Proposals might address questions like: How are processes of collaboration illustrated or dramatized in this example? How does this publication focus on external or internal communities, and how does the paper, and its editors, understand the exchanges between such communities? What historical or archival contexts/difficulties/conditions structure your example?

  3.  A brief description of the purpose of this publication in this context. Why this publication? Why now? What makes this a productive example for a range of users from introductory students to archivists and scholars?

Follow this link to access the AAS digital catalogue: http://catalog.mwa.org


Submissions should be received by Monday, Oct 2. Selected participants will be notified via email by the end of October. Final acceptance will be conditional on membership in the Research Society for American Periodicals.

Molly O'Hagan Hardy, PhD
Director for Digital and Book History Initiatives
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609-1634
(508) 471-2134
AAS website/online catalog:  http://www.americanantiquarian.org

        Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:51:37 +0000
        From: AI-ECON RESEARCH CENTER <aiecon.center at gmail.com>
        Subject: DADH 2017 submission extended to July 31, 2017

8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities
Submission Deadline Extended to: 
July 31, 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in

The 8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

Conference Theme: Digital Humanities Evolving: Past, Present, and Future

Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei
Dates: November 29 – December 1, 2017

URL: http://www.aiecon.org/conference/DADH2017/index.htm

While the debates over the definition, landscape, and scale of digital humanities continue, digital humanists seem to have a consensus that digital humanities are constantly evolving and facing new challenges.  Take big data as an example.  Technologies automatically and instantly archive what people say, what people do, and even what people think.  The rich information provided by big data leads humanities research to a new frontier that can hardly be imagined by classical humanists.  However, the self-archived data contain real, virtual, and even fake contents.  How shall digital archivists and digital humanists embrace big data and big data analytics?  Alternatively, will the ubiquitous digitization transform human culture and make “digital humanities” simply become “humanities”?

Digitalization involves computing.  Digital humanists share the same tools with computational social scientists to extract information, to analyze social network, and to perform geospatial analysis.  Digital humanists have also attempted to apply the tools of computational social sciences to model and simulate the complex human experiences.   In the meanwhile, computational social scientists are exploring sentiment modeling.  When the research tools and topics of interest become common, how far can digital humanists and social scientists collaborate to gain deeper insights into common research problems and cope with shared challenges?

Continuing the legacy of the past 7 annual conferences of DADH, we welcome the submissions of paper or poster abstracts and panel proposals related to, but not limited to, the aforementioned issues, digital technologies and applications, interdisciplinary research in humanities and social sciences with the use of digital data, theoretical and epistemological considerations in digital humanities, digital humanities education, digital arts and music, digital infrastructure, cultural heritage, and internet analysis.

Submission Guidelines
•  Submission of a single paper abstract, poster abstract, or a panel proposal is welcomed.

  *   All submissions are to be done online (website:  http://www.aiecon.org/conference/DADH2017/submission.htm).
•  Submitted abstract for a single paper or poster should contain 1,000-3,000 words.
•  Submitted panel proposal should contain at least 1,500 words.  The panel proposal should provide an overview and the abstracts of 3-4 papers.

Post-Conference Publication
All authors who attend the conference will be invited to submit revised papers to the special issues of the following journals:
New Mathematics and Natural Computation (World Scientific)
Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities)

Detailed information will be announced later.

Important Dates
•  2017/07/31:Paper/Poster/Panel submission due
•  2017/08/31:Acceptance Notification due
•  2017/10/04:Early registrations due
•  2017/11/04:Presenter registrations due
•  2017/11/24:Registrations due
•  2017/11/29-12/01:Conference Dates

AI-Econ Research Center
National Chengchi University
Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University
Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities

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