[Humanist] 24.520 cfp: Digital Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Nov 24 08:03:59 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 520.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:48:01 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Intersections of Heritage & Development: Digital Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Call for Submissions Special Issue/Edited Volume

Intersections of Heritage, Development & Digital Technologies in 
Sub-­-Saharan Africa

Editors: Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. & Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D.

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2011

The editors seek abstracts (1,000-­-1,500 words) including critical 
engagements with film, video, performance, art, music, museums, 
archives, websites for inclusion in an edited volume on the complex 
intersections of heritage, development and digital technologies in 
Sub-­- Saharan Africa.

Recent scholarship in development studies has highlighted the importance 
of new digital technologies as tools for furthering social justice, and 
has revealed continued economic and educational inequalities. How are 
information communication technologies (ITCs) being used, challenged, 
implemented, incorporated in grassroots and institutional heritage 
development in Sub-­-Saharan Africa?

Submissions should explore the implications for and impact of any form 
of digital media on teaching, policy, development and scholarship, 
including but not restricted to – digital/digitized materials, specific 
software, social media, virtual environments, audio or visual media, and 
the internet – on heritage, historic and cultural conservation, and 

Essayists are encouraged to address these among other questions through 
inter-­-, multi-­-, trans-­-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, 
sciences, and social sciences.

Possible topics for (but not limited to) essays include:

• Teaching digital and virtual heritage as a subject
• Distance learning
• Digital texts and editions
• Mapping software/Spatial Humanities
• Collaboration (Community, across disciplines, etc)
• Virtual worlds
• Digital storytelling
• Unintended consequences of using digital media
• Authorial/Ownership issue
• Creative commons
• Ethics and digital media
• Access issues / digital divides
• Social media/social networking
• Technologies of colonialism
• Email and the historical record
• Mobile technologies (cell phones, PDAs)
• Cyberculture(s) and Race
• Politics of knowledge; new knowledges
• Globalization and digital media
• Portability of learning materials
• Class/race/gender/nation and digital media
• Digital media and the arts
• Personal vulnerability in the digital world
• Creating digital media
• Immediacy/Ubiquity of information
• Discipline(ary) shifts

Send submissions or inquiries as attachments in MS Word (.doc & .docx) 
or Rich Text (RTF) to both: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. (jakschm at tcnj.edu) & 
Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. (anieves at hamilton.edu), Editors.

Authors will be notified by February 15, 2011. Final essays of 7,500-­- 
12,000 words will be required by May 15, 2011

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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