The Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is inviting you to participate in the “Global Digital Humanities Symposium” that will take place from March 23 to 25, 2022.
DH has been a key site for interrogating narratives about disruption, connection, virtuality, surveillance, algorithmic bias, data and resistance, the digital divide, and digital accountabilities. In this moment, shaped by a global pandemic and climate crisis, these narratives and conversations are as urgent as ever.
Focused on these issues, they invite work at the intersections of critical DH; race and ethnicity; feminism, intersectionality, and gender; and anti-colonial and postcolonial frameworks. Scholarship that works across borders with a focus on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome.
Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials.
- This year they especially anticipate and welcome presentations on the following topics:
- Digital humanities, the environment, and the climate crisis
- Issues of healthcare and the digital humanities
- Global DH during a global pandemic
- They are always interested to hear about the following topics:
- Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
- Surveillance, censorship, and/or data privacy in a global context
- Productive failure; failure as a part of DH praxis
- Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
- Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance
- How identity categories and their intersections, shape digital humanities work
- Global digital pedagogies and emerging technologies
- Equity and inclusion in digital access
- Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and anti-colonialism
- Borders, migration, and/or diaspora and their connection to the digital
- Multilingualism and the digital
- Global research dialogues and collaborations
- Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context
- Virtual worlds and digital storytelling
- 5-minute lightning talk (250-300 word proposal)
- 15-minute presentation (250-300 word proposal)
- 90-minute panel (100-word proposal describing the panel as a whole, plus 100-word description for each presentation within the panel)
- 60-minute Workshop (250-300 word proposal)
- Project showcase (250-300 word proposal)
- There will be a session similar to a poster presentation fair, in which presenters will share their work with small groups or individuals. Rather than a set presentation length, this project showcase will enable one-on-one feedback and ask presenters to share about their work in a more conversational and extemporaneous way.
They also encourage proposals for non-traditional formats for virtual presentations, performances, readings, or workshops, particularly those that utilize the tools and/or the experimental and collaborative ethos of DH. They invite any and all re-imaginings of what a virtual conference presentation can be.
For more information, visit https://msuglobaldh.org/call-for-proposals-english/