[Humanist] 31.74 pubs: Arpanet; institutional capacity

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 74.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Niels Brügger <nb at cc.au.dk>                              (81)
        Subject: CFP: ARPANET (1969-2019)

  [2]   From:    Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>                    (16)
        Subject: White paper on building institutional DH capacity


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        Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:05:32 +0000
        From: Niels Brügger <nb at cc.au.dk>
        Subject: CFP: ARPANET (1969-2019)


CFP: ARPANET (1969-2019)

Special issue of Internet Histories. Digital Technology, Culture and Society (Camille Paloque-Berges & Valérie Schafer (eds.)). Read more here https://web90.hypotheses.org/3755


This call for papers aims at revisiting the history of ARPANET, its genesis, development, heritage, memories and the writing of its history 50 years after the first four nodes came into service.

ARPANET’s story is today part of the Internet’s official heritage, as a first crucial step in its development. Seminal research, such as Janet Abbate’s Inventing the Internet (1999) or Alexandre Serres’ Aux sources d’Internet: l’émergence d’ARPANET (2000) has extensively covered its history. However, the 50th anniversary of ARPANET provides an occasion to reflect on existing histories, to open the debate to new perspectives and approaches.

What have these pioneering researchers provided and what lessons have they taught us in terms of studying the history of computer networks? When considering ARPANET as a first step towards the Internet: how did this determine – and is still determining – our current understanding of the Internet and of the ARPANET? What other chronologies and territories involving the ARPANET can be advanced? What is left to explore and discover in the ARPANET’s history? If the ARPANET is dead today, are its heritage and spirit still alive and if so, how?

Suggested topics:

  *   The ARPANET’s inspirations: previous concepts, models, theories, technologies
  *   Development of computer networks from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s: society, culture, politics and economics in the ARPANET’s times (from a local, national and international perspective)
  *   The place of ARPANET in the history of ARPA/DARPA or funding agencies more generally
  *   The place of ARPANET within the history of military networks
  *   Trajectories of ARPANET’s developments: from experiments to achievements, through mistakes and failures
  *   ARPANET’s communities: from developers to users
  *   ARPANET’s hardware and software within the history of computers and computing
  *   Famous and less-known protagonists or witnesses of ARPANET
  *   Spaces, places, maps, territories, geographies, and geopolitics of ARPANET
  *   Communicating with, through, and about ARPANET
  *   ARPANET as a model: reception and influence on other networks and/or in other countries
  *   ARPANET’s governance and architecture
  *   ARPANET and infrastructures for digital information
  *   ARPANET’s cultures: perimeters, specificities, limits …
  *   The history of networks shaping collaborative work
  *   Writing ARPANET’s history: critical historiography, methodology, epistemological issues
  *   New discoveries in the history of ARPANET
  *   ARPANET’s heritage in the present Internet and digital cultures

Of course, we encourage and welcome other topics and perspectives on ARPANET’s history too.

The proposals are to be submitted to

camillepaloqueberges at gmail.com<mailto:camillepaloqueberges at gmail.com>

valerieschafer at wanadoo.fr<mailto:valerieschafer at wanadoo.fr>

explicitly mentioning CFP ARPANET.

They need to fit in one page, detail an explicit angle of analysis and outline, and integrate a short bibliography.

Successful authors will be invited to submit then a full paper through the editorial system, which will undergo full peer review and will determine acceptance of papers for publication.

Deadline for the submission of proposals: October 15th 2017

Notification of proposal acceptance: November 15th 2017

Submissions of the full paper (6000-8000 words): April 15th 2018

Feedback based on reviews: June 30th 2018

Deadline for Revisions: October 15th 2018

Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal concerned with research on the cultural, social, political and technological histories of the internet and associated digital cultures. More information on the journal can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rint20

Instructions for Authors are available at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rint20#Word_limits

Should you have any questions regarding this CfP, please feel free to contact us:

camillepaloqueberges at gmail.com<mailto:camillepaloqueberges at gmail.com>

valerieschafer at wanadoo.fr<mailto:valerie.schafer at cnrs.fr>




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NIELS BRÜGGER, Professor (MSO, with special responsibilities), PhD
Head of the Centre for Internet Studies, and of NetLab
School of Communication and Culture
Aarhus University
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        Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 10:59:26 -0700
        From: Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: White paper on building institutional DH capacity


Dear colleagues,

I'm happy to share a new white paper from ECAR
(https://www.educause.edu/ecar) and CNI (https://www.cni.org/) on developing
institutional capacity for digital humanities, "Building Capacity for
Digital Humanities: A Framework for Institutional Planning":
https://library.educause.edu/resources/2017/5/building-capacity-for-digital-humanities-a-framework-for-institutional-planning

The paper is the result of a year-long ECAR working group that brought
together a group of library and technical staff from a diverse group of
institutions in the US and Canada. If you're interested in engaging with
your campus IT staff or rallying support for institution-level investment in
digital humanities, the paper might be worth reading and sharing. We look
forward to presenting it at DH 2017, and I'm happy to answer any questions
about it.

Best,
Quinn Dombrowski






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