CFP: Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable

Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable
Sponsored by the Fordham University Graduate Student Digital Humanities group

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2012
Fordham University Graduate English Association’s interdisciplinary conference “Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory
March 1-2, 2013
Fordham University, New York, NY

Call for Papers:
Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

This round table explores how the practices of the Digital Humanities intersect with the conference theme of “Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory.” We seek presentations that reveal DH practices at work in specific scholarly or teaching contexts or talks that offer meta-reflections on DH and the work of archiving, unsettling, and reinventing the past. We welcome first-person accounts, as well as provocative, surprising interpretations of the theme of DH and memory. (In the spirit of innovation and practice, we discourage presentations that solely explain or “advertise” a given medium in the abstract.)

The roundtable will consist of a series of pecha kucha talks, a format in which each panelist presents using 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. Each talk lasts for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The succinct, dynamic format is designed to allow for a broad range of presentations and ample time for participation and discussion.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, and well as a 2-3 sentence bio, to Jane Van Slembrouck and Sarah Cornish, Fordham University, dhandmemory at gmaildotcom. Presenters selected to participate will receive guidance in crafting their presentations in the pecha kucha format.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to…

Mapping and remembering
Social media and historical research
Internet archives (e.g. Internet Wayback Machine)
Questions of metadata
Open source scholarly publishing
Changing notions of authorship
Digital libraries / brick and mortar Libraries
Author archives
Histories of the future
Intellectual property and privacy, and the ownership of the past
MOOCs and other changing classrooms
Nonlinear publishing and decentered authority
“Digital exhaust” (tweets, location information, and other online traces we leave)
Changes in publishing (rom downing trees to pushing a button)
Outsourcing thinking, analyzing, associating, and remembering to the web
Old stories, new delivery systems
Google books, research, and the democratization of knowledge
Current events and short-term memory
Visualizing the past through multi-mefdia archives
Reputations online and technological memory


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