[Humanist] 23.402 DH2010 deadline extended; new centre at UC Irvine

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 402.
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  [1]   From:    Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>                       (27)
        Subject: DH2010: Digital Humanities 2010 deadline extended to
                November 15th 2009

  [2]   From:    hastac-web at duke.edu                                       (72)
        Subject: New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration
                on Digital Media and Learning

        Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:51:05 -0500
        From: Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>
        Subject: DH2010: Digital Humanities 2010 deadline extended to November 15th 2009

The deadline for proposals for Digital Humanities 2010 has been extended
until 12 Midnight GMT on Sunday 15 November. We do not expect that there
will be any further deadline extensions beyond this date.

Please note that if you have not used the online submission system,
conftool, before it may be useful to familiarise yourself with it in
good time. It is possible to input your details before uploading a
paper, and you can also withdraw a contribution if you are unhappy with
it, so you do not have to wait until everything is ready to begin the
process. This should help to avoid last minute submission problems,
since we can provide only limited support for users of the system.

If you have any queries about submissions, please contact dh2010 at
digitalhumanites.org (and cc saschmidt2010 at gmail.com ),
as soon as possible.

Sara Schmidt

On behalf of the Digital Humanities 2010 Programme Committee

Elisabeth Burr
Richard Cunningham
Jan-Christoph Meister
Elli Mylonas
Brent Nelson
John Nerbonne
Bethany Noviskie
Jan Rybicki
John Walsh

Digital Humanities 2010

        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:06:33 -0400
        From: hastac-web at duke.edu
        Subject: New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration on Digital Media and Learning

(IRVINE, CA, Oct. 27, 2009) -- Digital media and the Internet are
transforming how young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in
civic life.  A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located
at the University of California-Irvine will provide a international center to
nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media
on young people's learning and its potential for transforming education.
Funded through a $2.97 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, the Center was announced today at a national forum at
Google headquarter that brought together leading thinkers around the
challenge of reasserting American global leadership in education.

"Global digital media are rapidly becoming a driving force in globalization,
scientific advances, and the intersection - and sometimes clash - of
cultures," said David Theo Goldberg, director of the UC Humanities Research
Institute and co-director of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.
"Every day new questions arise about the ability of traditional systems and
institutions to prepare both young people and life-long learners for the
social, economic and political demands of a complex and networked new

Through study of how youth are using digital media, researchers will seek to
understand the implications inherent in how this generation of youth - unlike
any previous one - is embracing the online world to access information,
socialize, and engage in public life. Research is expected to help schools,
libraries, museums and other institutions engaged in teaching and learning
better prepare students for the 21st century workforce.

"We're at the very early stages of this phenomenon where youth and kids are
learning so much more outside of the classroom via the Web and social
networking," said Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine researcher and
co-director of the Research Hub.  "If we don't tap into the learning
revolution that is going on today, I'm very concerned we're going to have
many kids being left behind."

With a physical office at UC Irvine and a new virtual destination --
www.dmlcentral.net [1] -- the Center will support emerging research on
digital media and learning by hosting international conferences, facilitating
workshops and working groups, and bringing together researchers,
practitioners, policymakers, industry leaders and others working on related
projects. It will also house related research initiatives of the MacArthur
Foundation's digital media and learning initiative.  Harvard's Berkman
Center for Internet and Society and the nonprofit research group FutureLab
are partnering with UC Irvine on Hub activities.

"At this time of extraordinary transformation, it is critical to harness and
coordinate research that provides insight into the impact and applications of
digital media for learning," said Connie Yowell, director of MacArthur's
education grantmaking. "MacArthur has long been committed to improving public
education in the U.S., and we see the emerging research and practices in the
field of digital media and learning as holding the potential to transform the
way we prepare our young people to be engaged citizens and to compete in the
21st century workforce."

Two MacArthur initiatives are already active at the Hub. They are bringing
together researchers and practitioners to explore 1) the transformation of
learning and assessment in the 21st century and 2) the unprecedented ways in
which technology is enabling youth to participate in the political and public
sphere. These investigative efforts, lead by Mizuko Ito and Mills College
professor and researcher Joseph Kahne, respectively, are major initiatives of
the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the system-wide
UC research center for the humanities and social sciences, based at UC

More information about the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub can be
found at www.dmlcentral.net [2].

*About the MacArthur Foundation*
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people
and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and
peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the
Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and
security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is
affecting children and society. In 2006, MacArthur launched its digital media
and learning initiative to explore how digital media are changing the way
young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life and what
that means for their learning in the 21st century. More information is
available at www.macfound.org/education [3].

[1] http://www.dmlcentral.net
[2] http://www.dmlcentral.net
[3] http://www.macfound.org/education

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