[Humanist] 30.683 events: the Global; the Keystone; Textual Embodiments

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Thu Jan 26 07:34:43 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 683.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>                          (88)
        Subject: Textual Embodiments CFP

  [2]   From:    Nabil Kashyap <nkashya1 at swarthmore.edu>                   (35)
        Subject: Call For Proposals: 2017 Keystone DH

  [3]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (74)
        Subject: Global Digital Humanities Symposium (3/16-17), Program
                Announced & Registration Open

        Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:54:49 -0500
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: Textual Embodiments CFP


The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
 http://mith.umd.edu/  (MITH) and the Andrew W. Mellon-funded African
American Digital Humanities Initiative
 http://arhusynergy.umd.edu/programs/aadhum/ (AADHum) invite your
participation in “Textual Embodiments,” the Society for Textual
Scholarship’s International Interdisciplinary Conference for 2017.

Date: Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2, 2017

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA

Program Chairs: Neil Fraistat, Purdom Lindblad, Catherine Knight Steele,
Raffaele Viglianti

Deadline for Proposals: February 26, 2017

Keynote speakers: Marisa Parham
<https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/mparham> (Amherst University)

                                Susan Brown
<https://www.uoguelph.ca/~sbrown/> (University of Guelph)

Our conference theme is "Textual Embodiments," broadly construed. With this
theme we hope to engage a range of issues involving the materiality of
texts, including their physical, virtual, or performative manifestations as
objects that can decay or break down and can potentially be repaired and
sustained over time. It also concerns the processes of inclusion and
exclusion through which bodies of texts take shape in the form of editions,
archives, collections, and exhibition building, as well as the ethical
responsibilities faced by textual scholars, archivists, conservationists,
media archeologists, digital resource creators, and cultural heritage
professionals engaging in these processes.

As always, the conference is open to submissions involving
interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of
textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical
analysis, editing, annotation, mark-up, and sustainability of texts in
disciplines such as cultural studies, literature, history, musicology,
classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history,
history of science and technology, computer science, library and
information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography,
codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater,
linguistics, and textual and literary theory. Considerations of the role of
computational methodologies, tools, and technologies in textual theory and
practice are of course welcome, as are papers addressing aspects of
archival theory and practice as they pertain to textual criticism and
scholarly editing.

Especially welcome are interdisciplinary papers addressing the theme of
Textual Embodiment in the fields of Black Diaspora Studies, Indigenous
Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Latinx Studies, Disability Studies, Women’s
Studies, and Critical Theory.

Submissions may take the following traditional forms:

1.         Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length,
making a significant original contribution to scholarship. Papers that are
primarily reports or demonstrations of tools or projects are discouraged.

2.    Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four
to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad
interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience

3.    Workshops. Workshops should propose a specific problem, tool, or
skill set for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance and
instruction. Examples might be an introduction to forensic computing or
paleography. Workshop proposals that are accepted will be announced on the
conference Web site (http://www.textual.org) and attendees will be required
to enroll with the workshop leader(s).

4. Submissions may also take the form of Open Fishbowl sessions
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishbowl_(conversation)>. Drawing on the
expertise of both speakers and attendees, Fishbowls are small group
discussions in which 5 initial participants face one another in a circle,
in the middle of the larger audience. Participants cycle out as audience
members join the inner circle to create dialogue across perspectives and
different types of research. Submitted proposals should include a brief
statement as to the core idea or theme for the fishbowl, emphasizing its
relation to conference themes or relevance to the larger Textual Studies
community. Naming some or all of the initial five “fish” is
encouraged. Potential
topics for Fishbowl session might include, for example, “Minimal Computing,
Globalized Editions,” “Participatory Editions,” and “#ArchivesSoWhite.”

Proposals for all formats should include a title; abstract (250 words max.)
of the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop; and name, email
address, and institutional affiliation for all participants. Format should
be clearly indicated. Seminar, fishbowl, and workshop proposals in
particular should take care to articulate the imagined audience and any
expectations of prior knowledge or preparation.

All abstracts should indicate what if any technological support will be

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically to
https://goo.gl/forms/B6xi4SmZAkmwWB9o2/. Responses will be sent by March 10.

Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

        Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:27:59 +0000
        From: Nabil Kashyap <nkashya1 at swarthmore.edu>
        Subject: Call For Proposals: 2017 Keystone DH

Keystone DH @ the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
July 12-14, 2017


We are excited to announce that this year’s Keystone DH Conference
will be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. Now
in its third year, Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network
of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative
scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the

Keystone DH is currently inviting submissions on all aspects of using
and studying digital computation within the interpretive context of
the humanities–especially those considering the role of communities of
collaboration and faceted teamwork across disciplines within this area
of scholarly inquiry.


Submit a Proposal by March 1, 2017 

We welcome proposals from faculty researchers, unaffiliated scholars,
students, librarians, technologists, artists and critical-makers.
Presentations may take the form of Short Papers (15 min), Panel
Discussions or Roundtables, Interactive Presentations,
Workshops, or Lightning Round Project Demos. We will also be
offering a number of student bursaries in support of presenting at the
conference. This will include a conference fee waiver and some funds
to partially cover travel and living expenses.


contact at keystonedh.network


/ Nabil Kashyap
 Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Scholarship
/ Swarthmore College

        Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:17:08 -0500
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: Global Digital Humanities Symposium (3/16-17), Program Announced & Registration Open

Global Digital Humanities Symposium

March 16-17, 2017
Union Building, Lake Huron Room
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Please register by: Friday, March 3, 11:59pm EST
Free and open to the public. Register at http://msu

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its
symposium series on Global DH into its second year. We are delighted to
feature speakers from outside of the area as well as expertise and work
from faculty at Michigan State University in this two day symposium.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

   - 12:00-12:30 - Opening Remarks
   - 12:30-2:30 - Lightning Talk Session
   - 2:45-3:45 - Cultural Memory, Identities, and Social Justice
   - Shifting Representations of Zulu Identities, from Analog to Digital,
      Liz Timbs, MSU
      - Humanizing Data –or- DH against archival violences, Anelise Hanson
      Shrout, Cal State Fullerton
      - Witnessing Hate: Case Studies in Data, Documentation, and Social
      Justice, Andrea Ledesma, Brown
   - 4:00-5:00 - De-coding and re-coding literary canons
   - Forgetting the Famines: the Kiplings and their Indian Interlocutors,
      Amardeep Singh, Lehigh University
      - Retelling the Story of Okonkwo: A Digital exploration of the Clash
      of Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Tunde Opeibi,
      of Lagos, Nigeria
      - Towards a Platform for Studying and Analyzing Chinese Poetry,
      Chao-Lin Liu, Harvard
   - 5:15-6:45 - ARC Panel: Access, Data, and Collaboration in the Global
   Digital Humanities

Friday, March 17, 2017

   - 9:00-10:00 - Keynote: Elizabeth LaPensee, MSU
   - 10:15-11:15 - Reconfiguring Narrative: Connectivities in Literary and
   Game Studies
   - Contending with Hegemonies, Exploring Linkages and Possibilities of
      Assertions in the Global South: A Study through Role Playing Computer
      Games, Siddhartha Chakraborti, Aligarh Muslim University
      - Hacking "el sistema": Digital Hyper-Punk Fiction in Latin America,
      Eduardo Ledesma, UIUC
      - Annotation, Bibliography, and Networks: Systems of Textual
      Classification for Premodern Chinese Texts, Evan Nicoll-Johnson, UCLA
   - 11:30-12:30 - Mapping and 3D Environments
   - Boundary-work: mapping borders, edges, and margins in “Fortress
      Europe, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Western Michigan
      - The $500 Challenge: 3D Modeling of Heritage Structures in
      Endangered or Developing Areas, William Spates, Birla Institute of
      Technology and Science, KK Birla Goa Campus
   - 12:30-2:30 - Lunch (provided)
   - 2:30-4:00 - Workshop
   - 4:15-5:15 - Imagining the Past, Present, and Future of Digital
   Humanities(or Defining Digital Humanities: The Political and Ethical Stakes)
   - Archival Emanations and Contrapuntal Transformations: Digital Cultural
      Productions in Post-1965 Indonesia, Viola Lasmana, University of Southern
      - Gaps and Silences: A Case Study in Web Archiving Diverse Content,
      Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Catherine Morse, Jo Angela Oehrli, Juli McLoone,
      Meredith Kahn, Michigan
      - Afrolatin@ Digital Humanities: Complex Global Interconections in
      Search of Social Justice, Eduard Arriaga, University of Indianapolis
   - 5:30-6:30 - Closing remarks and Keynote: Padmini Ray Murray, Srishti
   School of Art, Design and Technology
   - Reception

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308A
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

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