[Humanist] 29.368 pubs: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 368.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:44:45 -0400
        From: "Matthew K. Gold" <mattgold at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017 (Abstracts due 11/2/15)

Hi All,

Please forward widely and please consider submitting!!

*CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017 (Abstracts due 11/2/15)*

Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein, Editors
Deadline for Abstracts: November 2, 2015
Debates in the Digital Humanities
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press

*Debates in the Digital Humanities* seeks to anthologize the best new work
in the digital humanities (DH) each year. Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:

The maturation of DH. A full decade after the field’s (re)naming, how might
we think about the impact of the field? What are the underlying assumptions
of current DH work, and how can they be productively challenged and

Assessing the impact of specific tools and methods. What research results
have various DH tools produced? What kinds of inquiries have they helped
make possible, and what kinds of difficulties, complications, or
complexities are involved in using them?

   - DH and its critics. What is the relationship of the field to its
   critics, either intellectual or institutional? Which issues have been
   remedied, and which issues remain unaddressed?
   - DH, diversity, and difference. How should DH account for diversity and
   difference--in terms of race, gender, ability, and other areas--across the
   communities that it sustains, the audiences it addresses, and the projects
   it supports?
   - Who does DH labor? How can the increasingly nuanced conversation
   surrounding digital labor inform our understanding of the labor involved in
   doing DH? How might it facilitate the reformation of older practices or the
   creation of new ones?
   - DH and activism. How might DH contribute to the analysis of current
   events that have placed issues of social justice on the national and
   international stage?
   - DH Pedagogy. How should the digital humanities be taught? When should
   or shouldn’t DH be taught? What role does DH have to play in various
   curricula and disciplines?
   - DH, the disciplines, and allied fields. How should DH be framed in
   relation to other humanities disciplines and departments? How do (or might)
   allied fields such as STS, design, computational social science,
   information science, and the history of computing inform or be informed by
   the debates in the digital humanities?
   - DH, libraries, and LIS schools. How is DH being integrated into
   21st-century libraries? How should it be? To what extent should the
   research and teaching of DH and LIS programs be aligned?
   - DH and institutional contexts--what does DH look like at different
   educational levels and in institutional types?
   - What shared visions exist between DH initiatives and GLAM
   institutions? What institutional, political, and disciplinary divides
   complicate those visions?
   - DH and its publics. How is DH practiced (or how should it be) when
   focused on publics outside the academy? What does DH look like when focused
   on civic advocacy and action?
   - Histories and futures of the digital. How might alternate (or
   additional) genealogies of the field challenge existing formations of DH
   and suggest future possibilities?

In addressing these and other debates, submissions should take an
argumentative stance, advocating clearly and explicitly from a particular
point of view. Scholars and practitioners from across the disciplines
(regardless of rank, position, or institutional affiliation) are invited to
submit 300-word abstracts on these or other topics by *November 2, 2015* to
the series editor, Matthew K. Gold (mgold at gc.cuny.edu) and associate
editor, Lauren Klein (lauren.klein at lmc.gatech.edu). Collaboratively
authored submissions are welcome.

The *Debates in the Digital Humanities* editorial team will review all
abstracts, and authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full
essays by January 15th, 2016. The team will consult with the authors of
selected abstracts about the length of their contributions, which will
range from 2000 to 8000 words.

We also welcome nominations of blog posts or other short-form pieces that
address the above and related issues.

As the series aims to introduce fully conceived scholarship on issues of
pressing importance to the field, this volume will operate on a compressed
production schedule. Contributors will be expected to participate in
peer-to-peer and editorial review during Spring 2016; revised essays will
be due April 1st 2016. The volume will be published in print and online in
an open-access edition in January 2017.

*Debates in the Digital Humanities* is a hybrid print/digital publication
stream that explores new debates as they emerge. The call for contributions
for the 2018 volume will be announced in September 2016.

For future announcements and news about the series, see
http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/news and the twitter hashtag #dhdebates.

Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Executive Officer, M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities
Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
http://cuny.is/mkgold | @mkgold

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