[Humanist] 31.404 event: engagement; performance; symposium; American studies

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 2 09:13:34 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 404.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Eliza Papaki <elizapapaki at gmail.com>                      (24)
        Subject: DARIAH Community Engagement Working Group: Webinar

  [2]   From:    Kevin McMullen <kmcmullen at huskers.unl.edu>                (31)
        Subject: Digital Americanists Society CFP for ALA 2018

  [3]   From:    Ítalo Alves <italo.alves at acad.pucrs.br>                 (102)
        Subject: CFA: Politics and Performance Workshop | Jan 19, 2018 |

  [4]   From:    Mattie Burkert <mattie.burkert at usu.edu>                   (38)
        Subject: CFP: Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 14:32:25 +0000
        From: Eliza Papaki <elizapapaki at gmail.com>
        Subject: DARIAH Community Engagement Working Group: Webinar announcement

The Community Engagement Working Group in VCC2 of DARIAH invites you to
participate to the webinar entitled "Engaging Research Communities Beyond
DARIAH: Identifying communities of practice". This event aims in
identifying research communities within the Arts and Humanities and the
barriers they face to engaging with a research infrastructure.

The webinar will take place over a 2.5 hour period, and will include brief
presentations from those who are at the heart of DARIAH as well as those
who have benefitted from this Research Infrastructure. It will then move on
to a discussion in which all participants will be able to ask questions,
and make their voices heard as DARIAH moves into its next phase.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of DARIAH as it develops further,
and shape the research infrastructure into the most useful research
infrastructure that you and your fellow researchers could hope to see.


This webinar particularly welcomes researchers, students and individuals
who have not previously engaged with DARIAH and are interested in learning
more about this research infrastructure and the research communities it
currently serves. We also invite DARIAH members to join us, share their
experience and engage in a dialogue on how new research communities can
join and shape this network.


Participation is free, but spaces are limited, so make sure you register at
-beyond-dariah-tickets-39451820457 by 30th November 2017.

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:15:15 -0500
        From: Kevin McMullen <kmcmullen at huskers.unl.edu>
        Subject: Digital Americanists Society CFP for ALA 2018

The Digital Americanists Society  http://digitalamericanists.org/  solicits
abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s
prearranged session at the 2018 American Literature Association Conference
(San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018).

We are especially interested in submissions focusing on data-sets, texts,
archives, tools or projects/methodologies that deal with intersections of
gender, race, sexuality, nationality, and/or disability in literature and
digital work. Submissions focusing on texts from any period of American
literature are welcome.

In keeping with the Digital Americanists’ commitment to a broad
understanding of American literature, culture, digital media, and
computational methods, we are pleased to consider submissions that address
any facet of the relationship between those terms or that question the
terms themselves. Submissions from early-career scholars and members of
underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 15, 2018. Send abstracts or
questions by email to digitalamericanists at gmail.com. For more information
about the Digital Americanists Society, see http://digitalamericanists.org.
For information about the ALA and the 2018 conference, see


*Kevin McMullen*
PhD Candidate
Senior Assistant Editor, *Walt Whitman Archive  http://whitmanarchive.org *
Editor, *Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger  http://fannyfern.org *
Department of English
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
336A Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
*kmcmullen at huskers.unl.edu <kmcmullen at huskers.unl.edu>*

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:31:05 -0400
        From: Ítalo Alves <italo.alves at acad.pucrs.br>
        Subject: CFA: Politics and Performance Workshop | Jan 19, 2018 | Montreal

Call for Abstracts


Université de Montréal, Canada
January 19th, 2018

(Version française ci-dessous)

Université de Montréal and PUCRS are now accepting abstracts for the
Politics and Performance Graduate Workshop to be held January 19th, 2018,
in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The workshop is intended for graduate students
and early career scholars.

The idea of human sociality as a realm of actors, lines, stages and
audiences is not particularly new. Since Jacques’ famous quote in
Shakespeare’s *As You Like It* – “All the world’s a stage…” – the idea has
grown from a baroque theatrical metaphor to a current concern in
philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and a number of other areas. As the
20th-century sociologist Erving Goffman put it, “All the world is not, of
course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t are not easy to
specify.” These different ways in which the world is or is not a stage, and
in which human life in society is or is not performatively constructed,
shaped and enforced, are the theme of this event.

We are seeking contributions on this type of intersection of politics and
performance. The theme is construed very broadly, so as to welcome works in
social and political philosophy, social and political theory, aesthetics,
ethics, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, performing arts and art
history. Inter-disciplinary works are also welcomed. Topics might include:

- norms and performance,
- the aestheticization of politics,
- post-democracy,
- protest and performance,
- discourse and performance,
- the performative turn in social sciences,
- gender performativity,
- linguistic performance,
- performance and discourse analysis.

This list is non-exhaustive.

Presentations should have up to 20 minutes and will be followed by up to 15
minutes of discussion. Abstracts of no more than *800 words* should be
submitted by *November 30th, 2017* via the online form at
Accepted applicants will be contacted in mid-December by e-mail. Further
questions or comments may be sent to politicsandperformance at gmail.com.

This workshop is organized by the Philosophy Departments of Université de
Montréal, Canada and the Catholic University of Porto Alegre (PUCRS),
Brazil. Selected works will be invited for publication in a special issue
of *Intuitio*, the Graduate Students’ Philosophy Journal at PUCRS.

*Appel de proposition*


Université de Montréal, Canada
19 janvier 2018

L’Université de Montréal et la PUCRS vous invitent à soumettre une
proposition pour l’atelier des cycles supérieurs Politique et performance
qui se tiendra le 19 janvier 2018 à Montréal, Québec, Canada. L’atelier est
destiné aux étudiant.e.s de maîtrise et de doctorat ainsi qu’aux
chercheuses et chercheurs en début de carrière.

L’idée de la socialité humaine comprise comme un domaine formé d’acteurs,
de répliques, de scènes et d’audience n’est pas particulièrement nouvelle.
Depuis la fameuse réplique de Jacques dans *Comme il vous plaira* de
Shakespeare — « Le monde entier est un théâtre, et tout le monde, hommes et
femmes y sont acteurs » — l’idée a grandi d’une métaphore du théâtre
baroque vers un enjeu actuel de la philosophie, de la sociologie, de
l’anthropologie et de plusieurs autres domaines. Comme le dit le sociologue
Erving Goffman, « le monde entier n’est évidemment pas un théâtre, mais les
formes cruciales par lequel il ne l’est pas ne sont pas facile à spécifier.
» Ces différentes façons dans lesquelles le monde n’est pas un théâtre et
dans lesquelles la vie humaine en société n’est pas construite, formée et
renforcée performativement sont les thèmes de cet atelier.

Nous cherchons des contributions qui travaillent sur cette intersection de
la politique et de la performance. La thématique est entendue largement
afin d’accueillir des propositions en philosophie sociale et politique, en
esthétique, éthique, sociologie, anthropologie, linguistiques, arts de
performance et histoire de l’art. Les propositions multidisciplinaires sont
les bienvenues. Exemples de sujets possibles :

- Normes et performance,
- L’esthétisation de la politique,
- Post-démocracie,
- Contestation et performance,
- Discours et performance,
- Le tournant performatif en sciences sociales,
- Performativité de genre,
- Performance linguistique,
- Performance et analyse de discours.

Cette liste n’est pas exhaustive.

Les présentations seront d’une durée maximale de 20 minutes et seront
suivies d’une période de 15 minutes de discussion. Les résumés d’une
longueur maximale de *800 mots* doivent être soumis avant le *30 novembre
2017* par l’entremise du formulaire en ligne disponible à cette adresse :
Les candidatures retenues seront contactées à la mi-décembre par courriel.
Toute question additionnelle peut être envoyée à l’adresse suivante :
politicsandperformance at gmail.com.

Cet atelier est organisé par le département de philosophie de l’Université
de Montréal et par l’Université Catholique de Porto Alegre (PUCRS), Brésil.
Les travaux sélectionnés seront invités à publier dans une édition spéciale
de Intuito, le journal des étudiants diplômés de PUCRS.

Ítalo Alves
CV: en <https://pucrs.academia.edu/italoalves/CurriculumVitae>, pt-br

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:48:03 +0000
        From: Mattie Burkert <mattie.burkert at usu.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities

The third Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities—sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University—will be held February 24, 2018, at the Utah State University Eccles Conference Center. This event aims to continue the scholarly conversation in Utah and surrounding states about Digital Humanities theories, pedagogy, research, tools, and programs being developed in the region.

Call for Presentations

The symposium’s planning committee is currently considering proposals for presentations to be included in the symposium. If you would like to propose a presentation, please send a 500-word abstract and preferred presentation format (please see “Presentation Formats” below) to the symposium co-chairs: rylish moeller and Dory Cochran by November 15, 2017 to the following Gmail account: dhutah3 at gmail.com.

Presentation Topics

This year’s theme is “The Many Faces of Digital Humanities.”

In her TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the dangers of single stories: when we listen to only one story, we risk making assumptions about phenomena, cultures, and data based upon a single source. This can lead to what Adichie calls a “critical misunderstanding” of what we observe. DHU3 will look to avoid such misunderstandings by looking at the multiple stories, the many faces that make up the Digital Humanities. The committee welcomes proposals that explore the wide range of scholarly and pedagogical practices taking place under the rubric of digital humanities today, as well as proposals that explore digital humanities in relation to issues of inclusion, diversity, access, and privilege. This would include, but is not limited to:

• The role of institutional privilege and funding in undertaking digital humanities work
• Digital humanities beyond the university
• Differential access to technology in our communities
• The role of race, gender, age, and sexuality in digital humanities and digital culture
• Digital humanities and conversations relating to disability and accessibility
• Post/anti-colonial digital humanities
• Digital humanities as/and social justice
• Archives, archival practices, and the digital humanities
• Library partnerships and other archival collaborations

Presentation Format

This year the symposium will offer multiple presentation formats including the following:
• Poster
• Interactive panel (3-4 panelists, 75-minutes with a focus on interactive audience participation)
• Roundtable discussion (organized panel of 5 minute talks with time/space for discussion)
• Hands-on workshop (make a proposal!)
• Pecha Kucha (20 slides, 20-seconds each)
• Make/hack/play (make a proposal! Let’s see what we can do!)
• Lightning talk (5-minute talk)
• Traditional 20-minute presentation (individual or panel)

Given the purpose of this symposium, presentations should include a plan for audience participation and discussion. The symposium location will include audio/video equipment and Internet access.

Symposium Planning Committee Co-Chairs
rylish moeller
rylish.moeller at usu.edu
English Department
Utah State University

Dory Cochran
dory.cochran at usu.edu
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University

Mattie Burkert, PhD | Assistant Professor of English | Utah State University
301D RWST | 435.797.6376 | mattie.burkert at usu.edu | www.mattieburkert.com

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