[Humanist] 28.883 events: play & performance; Renaissance studies

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Sat Apr 11 09:54:53 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 883.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "James A. Hodges" <james.hodges at rutgers.edu>              (38)
        Subject: Extending Play: The Sequel @ Rutgers

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (17)
        Subject: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2016, 31 March
                - 2 April, Boston MA)

        Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:46:40 -0400
        From: "James A. Hodges" <james.hodges at rutgers.edu>
        Subject: Extending Play: The Sequel @ Rutgers

*Extending Play: The Sequel* will take place on April 17th and 18th in
Rutgers' Livingston Student Center.

Highlights include two exciting keynote conversations: Miguel Sicart
http://miguelsicart.net/  (IT University Copenhagen) and Anna Anthropy
http://auntiepixelante.com/  (Independent Game Developer) will discuss
"Liberating Play," while Marcus Boon  http://marcusboon.com/  (York
University) and Adrienne Shaw  http://adrienneshaw.com/  (Temple University)
will speak on "The Replication of Ideology."

We also have an exciting plenary session entitled "Playing With Gender,"
which promises to be an unforgettable discussion between the designers and
artists Gillian Smith
(Northeastern University), Myfanwy Ashmore  http://www.myfanwy.ca/ 
(Independent Artist), and Heidi Boisvert  http://www.heidiboisvert.com/ 
(Independent Designer), around the important and timely conjunction of play
and gender.

Finally, Friday Night's gala/reception will include performance, game and
film art, along with a smooth jazz re-mediation of pop hits from the 70s and

For more details on times and schedules, please give our program a look at

Please visit our registration page (http://mediacon.rutgers.edu/register-2/)
if you plan to attend. Also, please find our flier attached and distribute
widely to your friends, colleagues, and students.

It is with your participation that we hope to make *Extending Play* the
international success it was in 2013! We can't wait to see you!

Co-sponsored by The Department of Student Life, The Graduate Student
Association, The School of Communication and Information, The Department of
Journalism and Media Studies, The Office of Institutional Diversity and
Inclusion, The Women and The Arts Collaborative, The Department of Library
and Information Science, The SC&I Social Media and Society Cluster, and The
Center for Cultural Analysis, *Extending Play* enters its second year, and
we hope to make this one better than the last!

james.hodges at rutgers.edu
@jameshodges_ <https://twitter.com/jameshodges_>

        Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:28:57 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2016, 31 March - 2 April, Boston MA)
        In-Reply-To: <D14D55E2.652DC%siemens at uvic.ca>

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies
RSA 2016, 31 March - 2 April, Boston MA
(Proposals by 15 April 2015)

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching sponsored by Iter (http://www.itergateway.org<http://www.itergateway.org/>).

Panels at the 2016 meeting (31 March - 2 April, Boston) will continue to explore new and emerging projects and methodologies -- this year also featuring virtual presentations and interactions at and in advance of the conference in Boston, in partnership with Iter Community.

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies.  Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 (http://bit.ly/1tn6rsd) and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (http://bit.ly/1zJiaqp).

Please send proposals before 15 April 2015 to Iter.RSA.NewTechnologies at gmail.com<mailto:Iter.RSA.NewTechnologies at gmail.com>. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer a virtual presentation. Through the generous support of Iter for these panels, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels in Boston; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

William R. Bowen
University of Toronto Scarborough

Laura Estill
Texas A&M University

Diane Jakacki
Bucknell University

Ray Siemens
University of Victoria

Michael Ullyot
University of Calgary

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