[Humanist] 30.394 events: a precarious profession; BitCurator Forum

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 394.
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  [1]   From:    Emily Murphy <5em18 at queensu.ca>                           (30)
        Subject: CFP for Joint Panel with CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE

  [2]   From:    Matthew Farrell <matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu>              (24)
        Subject: Save the Thread-Topic: Save the Date: BitCurator User Forum

        Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 12:39:31 +0000
        From: Emily Murphy <5em18 at queensu.ca>
        Subject: CFP for Joint Panel with CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE

Precarity and Research in the Humanities (Congress 2017 in Toronto, Canada)

Joint Panel between ACCUTE (Association of the Canadian College and University Teachers of English) and CSDH-SCHN (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities-Société canadienne des humanités numériques)

2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Toronto, Canada (May 27 -- June 2, 2017)
deadline for submissions: November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: ACCUTE (English) & CSDH-SCHN (Digital Humanities)
contact email: laitze.fan at concordia.ca; 5em18 at queensu.ca

The original post at the ACCUTE website is here: https://accute.ca/accute-conference/accute-cfp-jointly-sponsored-panels/#CSDH2

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Current discussions on precarity in the Canadian academe respond to the economic structures of university labour. The increasing dependence of universities on temporary teaching staff and the paucity of "alt-ac" positions have dominated conversations about precarious labour and the changing nature of early career researchers.

However, early career researchers in precarious situations frequently win grants and lead major research projects. Research also happens in the precariat. Addressing this gap in the conversation, we propose to examine the means by which research in the precariat contributes substantially to the body of original, essential research in academic professions.

ACCUTE has been at the forefront of discussions on the precarity of academic labour. In turn, the digital humanities community, spearheaded in Canada by CSDH-SCHN, has concentrated on alt-ac positions and collaborative work as possible responses to the crisis of academic labour. These associations constitute a vibrant community of early career researchers whose experiences provide insight into how research is accomplished in the changing academy.

We seek papers that respond to these and other topics:

  *   access and use of resources, including digital and financial;
  *   the impact of changing modes of publication and dissemination;
  *   recognition, honours, and rewards for researchers across labour categories;
  *   extra-institutional support.

Please send the following required documents by November 1, 2016 to: Emily Murphy (5em18 at queensu.ca) and Dr. Lai-Tze Fan (laitze.fan at concordia.ca).

  *   A 300- to 500-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind)
  *   A 100-word abstract
  *   A 50-word bio
  *   A 2017-proposal-info-sheet (found here: https://accutecanada.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/2017-proposal-info-shee... )
  *   An abridged CV (max 2 pages) listing research activity

Please note: the CV shall have no bearing on the selection process except to ensure that the panel meets the diverse concerns of early career researchers. Also, the CV will not be disseminated to other parties.

Thank you,

Emily Murphy
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of English
Queen's University

        Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:22:28 +0000
        From: Matthew Farrell <matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu>
        Subject: Save the Thread-Topic: Save the Date: BitCurator User Forum 2017

BitCurator Users Forum 2017
April 27 - 28, 2017
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is pleased to announce that the 2017 BitCurator Users Forum will be held April 27 - 28, 2017 on the campus of BCC member Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Further details regarding registration logistics and a call for proposals will be issued in late October 2016. In an effort to make the Forum accessible to as many people as possible, the BCC is committed to ensuring the registration fees associated with the forum are reasonable.

About the Forum

The BitCurator Users Forum brings together representatives from libraries, archives, museums, and related information professions engaged in (or considering) digital forensics work to acquire, better understand, and make available born-digital materials. The 2017 forum will be expanded to two days providing even more opportunities for community members and users to engage and learn from each other. It will balance discussion of theory and practice of digital forensics and related digital analysis workflows with hands-on activities for users at all levels of experience with the BitCurator environment, digital forensics methods in general, and other tools for used in digital analysis and curation.

The BitCurator Users Forum is organized by the BCC's Program Committee:

Laura Alagna, Northwestern University
Matthew Farrell, Duke University
Susan Malsbury, New York Public Library
Sam Meister, Educopia
Mary Samouelian, Harvard University

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research university located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Northwestern has a rigorous academic life, attracting over $550 million in sponsored research each year, as well as a history of distinction in many areas, including performing arts, media, and athletics. Northwestern University Libraries supports the educational and information needs of the university community through a wide range of services and notable collections, which include 6.7 million volumes and 201 terabytes of unique digital content.

Evanston, IL is conveniently located just twelve miles from downtown Chicago. Summary information for travel to and from Chicago, travel from Chicago to Evanston, and lodging in Evanston can be found here<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q8rs5BIqW6_1W7Sfy-wswgSm0VVUzna9f2HOVr91XjE/edit?usp=sharing>.

Matthew Farrell
Digital Records Archivist
Duke University Archives
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu

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