[Humanist] 26.204 events: sociology of religion; comparative literature

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Wed Aug 1 18:47:05 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 204.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <clcweb at purdue.edu>          (19)
        Subject: cfp: American Comparative Literature Conference 2013

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (48)
        Subject: cfp: Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion

        Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:02:33 -0400
        From: "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <clcweb at purdue.edu>
        Subject: cfp: American Comparative Literature Conference 2013

Call for papers: American Comparative Literature Association annual
conference, University of Toronto, 4-7 April 2013

Abstracts of papers are invited to Steven Totosy de Zepetnek by 31 December
2012 at totosysteven at purdue.edu for the panel "New Media and Publishing in
the Humanities." 

Debates about publishing in online journals and the publishing of books
online instead of print or in print-on-demand suggest that both scholarship
and the situation of academic publishers are changing rapidly. Papers can be
overviews of the current situation of digital publishing in the humanities
in the U.S. and world wide and about specific issues such as the relevance
of the "impact factor" in the humanities, aspects of "digital humanities,"
digital preservation and archival, the valuation of scholarship published
online with regard to tenure and promotion, the reading and teaching of
scholarship in print versus online, the current move towards courseware
online in open access, etc. 

Selected and peer-reviewed papers of the panel are planned to be published
in the peer-reviewed online journal CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and
Culture (Thomson Reuters ISI indexed).

        Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:30:11 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: cfp: Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion
        In-Reply-To: <B4D0BC104CAC9A4FB04316A7213636DA080927 at EX-0-MB1.lancs.local>

*Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion*

*16th November 2012, Enterprise Centre, University of Derby*


Organised by the Centre for Society, Religion & Belief (SRB), Derby: 

Funded by Digital Social Research (DSR): 

Within an era of a growing reliance on digital technologies to instantly 
and effectively express our values, allegiances, and multi-faceted 
identities, the interest in digital research methodologies among 
Sociologists of Religion comes as no surprise (e.g. Bunt 2009; Cantoni 
and Zyga 2007; Contractor 2012 and Ostrowski 2006; Taylor 2003). However 
the methodological challenges associated with such research have been 
given significantly less attention. What are the epistemological 
underpinnings and rationale for the use ‘digital’ methodologies? What 
ethical dilemmas do sociologists face, including while protecting 
participants’ interests in digital contexts that are often perceived as 
anonymised and therefore ‘safe’? Implementing such ‘digital’ research 
also leads to practical challenges such as mismatched expectations of IT 
skills, limited access to specialized tools, project management and 
remote management of research processes.

Hosted by the Centre for Society, Religion, and Belief at the University 
of Derby and funded by Digital Social Research, this conference will 
bring together scholars to critically evaluate the uses, impacts, 
challenges and future of *Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of 
Religion*. We envisage that the conference will lead to an edited 
textbook and are currently in discussion with key publishers. For the 
purpose of the conference and textbook, digital research is broadly 
defined as research that either works _within digital contexts_ or which 
_uses either online or offline digital tools_. Abstracts for papers that 
focus on one, or more, of the following themes are invited:

1. Epistemological Positioning

2. Ethical Dilemmas

3. Implementation & Practical Challenges

4. Wider impacts beyond Academia

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, as well as the 
title of the paper, name of the presenter, institutional affiliation, 
and contact details to Dr Sariya Contractor (s.contractor at derby.ac.uk 
<mailto:s.contractor at derby.ac.uk>) and Dr. Suha Shakkour 
(s.shakkour at derby.ac.uk <mailto:s.shakkour at derby.ac.uk>) _by 5pm on 
Tuesday 28th August, 2012_. Shortlisted participants will be notified by 
11th September 2012 and will be expected to submit summary papers (1000 
words) by 1st November 2012 for circulation prior to the conference. A 
registration fee of £30 will apply for all speakers and delegates. A few 
travel bursaries are available for post-graduate students. Further 
details about the registration process will be circulated by 

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