CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Re:Humanities ’15:  Save, Share, Self-Destruct
Bryn Mawr || Haverford || Swarthmore

Deadline to Submit: January 1, 2015
Conference: April 9-10, 2015
rehumanities@gmail.com
#rehum15

 

Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, now in its fifth year. Our theme for Re:Humanities 2015 is “Save, Share, Self-Destruct.” The Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, seeks undergraduates who engage with contemporary currents in digital humanities, scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical questions about those technologies. We invite undergraduates who will think interdisciplinarily, exploring relationships between new digital technologies and the webs of power and access that surround them. The Working Group welcomes submissions of criticism and projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated to present at the conference at Swarthmore College, April 9-10, 2015.

We encourage proposals that are concerned with but not limited to:

* Criticism of new media technologies and practices
* Archiving of personal and academic texts and literatures through new technologies and media
* Collaboration and solidarity in the digital humanities
* Hybrid practices, interdisciplinary media, and subversion of cultural and political norms
* Intersections between academic research and a public audience
* Public preservation of histories and cultures
* Risk, trial, and error in new media
* Privacy: digital footprints, cloud storage, and Big Data
* Self-destructing data and Do Not Track technology
* Identity as shaped by excessive information or data deprivation

Students selected to present will receive a small award to defray travel costs. Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants.

The submission deadline is January 1, 2015 (Midnight GMT) and decisions will be announced in early February. All submissions must include your name, institution, a short biography of 2-3 sentences, and a titled description of your project (maximum 700 words). Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to rehumanities@gmail.com. (We are happy to accommodate you if your submission requires a different format. In this case, please contact us at least seven days in advance of the due date).

We look forward to your participation!
The Re:Humanities 2015 Working Group