[Humanist] 30.546 pub calls: digital mapping; digital & social media studies

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 6 08:47:41 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 546.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>                  (45)
        Subject: New Call for Open Access Book Proposals: Critical Digital
                and Social Media Studies

  [2]   From:    Alicia Peaker <apeaker at brynmawr.edu>                      (13)
        Subject: CFP for Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual,
                Material, and Built Cultures issue in Journal 18

        Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:22:10 +0000
        From: Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>
        Subject: New Call for Open Access Book Proposals: Critical Digital and Social Media Studies


Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new open access book 
series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster 
Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of 
Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that 
fall into the scope of the series.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 30 January 2017 23:00 BST

by e-mail to Andrew Lockett (University of Westminster Press Manager), 
A.Lockett at westminster.ac.uk.

For full details and proposal guidelines see; 


The Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Series is published by the 
University of Westminster Press (https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwestminsterpress.co.uk&data=01%7C01%7Cwillard.mccarty%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0cba5c1c42b147b91b6008d41d442fc2%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=uITgtCuNz2MvI6K%2FsYevIKiKRbj6pk8%2F6OVyzX01etg%3D&reserved=0). 
The first volume in the series - Christian Fuchs: Critical Theory of 
Communication - has just been published and is available as gratis open 
access book and as affordable paperback:


Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the 
political economy of digital and social media; digital and informational 
capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the age of social 
media; new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and 
social media; critical studies of advertising and consumer culture 
online; critical social media research methods; critical digital and 
social media ethics; working class struggles in the age of social media; 
the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and 
social media; the critical analysis of the implications of big data, 
cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of things, predictive 
online analytics, the sharing economy, location- based data and mobile 
media, etc.; the role of classical critical theories for studying 
digital and social media; alternative social media and Internet 
platforms; the public sphere in the age of digital media; the critical 
study of the Internet economy; critical perspectives on digital 
democracy; critical case studies of online prosumption; public service 
digital and social media; commons-based digital and social media; 
subjectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the 
age of digital and social media; digital art and culture in the context 
of critical theory; environmental and ecological aspects of digital 
capitalism and digital consumer culture.

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        Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:09:26 +0000
        From: Alicia Peaker <apeaker at brynmawr.edu>
        Subject: CFP for Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built Cultures issue in Journal 18

Dear Colleagues,

Below please find the CfP for a special issue of Journal 18, a new online journal dedicated to 18th C art and culture. "Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built Cultures" will feature projects and essays that examine the potential of digital tools for visualizing spatial data in the long eighteenth century. For more information, go to http://www.journal18.org/future-issues/.

Please circulate this announcement widely. We invite all expressions of interest.

With best wishes,

Carrie and Nancy

Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built Cultures

Art history’s digital turn has been stimulated by the possibilities of spatial research.  Spurred by the collection, preservation, and distribution of art historical data in digital space—practices that have both collapsed and expanded our own discursive geographies—scholars have exploited the potential of geospatial analysis for art historical study. These new methods are particularly promising for the study of the early modern world, which has been fruitfully understood through the prisms of connections and exchanges that crossed world regions and defied the boundaries drawn on static maps. Digital mapping platforms and applications like CartoDB, Neatline, ArcGIS, Leaflet, and MapBox have made it possible, for example, to visualize the movement of people, such as artists, through temporal and geographic space, thus allowing us to reimagine personal and material contacts in tangible ways. Moreover, the dynamic lives of mobile and fungible objects can be displayed in extended and often circuitous trajectories, thus encouraging the kind of nonlinear visual analysis that is foundational to the practice of art history. Georectification tools have further facilitated the reconciliation of historical figurations of space with contemporary visualizations, which allows competing spatial narratives to coexist productively in a digital realm, while also challenging the magisterial view offered by modern cartography.

In this issue of Journal18, we seek to feature current scholarship that relies on the analytical power provided by digital mapping interfaces for the study of visual, material, and built cultures during the long eighteenth century. How do digital humanities methods and tools shape our understanding of space and place in the early modern period? What impact might digital mapping have on our historical investigations of people, objects, and their environments? Submissions may take the form of an article (up to 6000 words) or a project presented through a digital platform that takes full advantage of Journal18’s online format. We also welcome proposals for shorter vignettes (around 2,500 words) that reflect on projects in progress or consider the potential for particular mapping methodologies for eighteenth-century art history.

Issue Editors

Carrie Anderson, Middlebury College

Nancy Um, Binghamton University

Proposals for issue #5 Coordinates are now being accepted. Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2017.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to editor at journal18.org and carriea at middlebury.edu. Articles should not exceed 6000 words (including footnotes) and will be due on November 1, 2017. For further details on the submission process see http://www.journal18.org/info/.

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