2012 Call for Papers

RE: HUMANITIES — An Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media

Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, March 29-30, 2012

Keynote speakers: Katherine Harris of San Jose State University, author of Forget Me Not: A Hypertextual Archive and Alexandra Juhasz of Pitzer
College, author of Learning from Youtube

We seek student researchers who are excited about the field, interested in developing and presenting their own original projects, and willing to foster enthusiasm at their home campuses. We invite submission of relevant academic projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated in time for a fall presentation.

Projects may address, but are not limited to, topics such as:

  • Digital Archivalism: Exploring the ways in which digital archives not only store source materials, but also enable creative engagement and innovative research in the humanities.
  • Pop Media: Addressing the uses of popular new media forms (blogs, YouTube, social networking, etc.) to facilitate presentation, analysis, and study in the humanities.
  • (Re)Tooling Textual Analysis: Examining the advent and implementation of digital research tools for use in the humanities.
  • Collaboration: Analyzing how and why working on a digital project has made you think differently about your role as an undergraduate collaborator.

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

Submission Deadline: November 11, 2011 (Midnight GMT)
Decisions announced: November 18, 2011

Format for Submission: all submissions must include your name, institution, 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!


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