Monday, June 11, 2012

Deadline 6/15 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Digital Frontiers (9/21-22, UNT)

Deadline 6/15 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Digital Frontiers (9/21-22, UNT)

The deadline for submissions for Digital Frontiers – a conference and THATCamp for and about the diverse communities using digital tools for research, teaching, and learning – is fast approaching. Please send us
proposals for individual papers, fully-constituted panels, posters, and THATCamp workshops! (Apologies for cross-posting – we’re just really excited to see your submissions!)  Check out the CFP below or visit

Call for Proposals

The University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History invite proposals for Digital Frontiers, a conference on using digital resources for research, teaching, and learning.

Digital libraries provide unprecedented access to a wide array materials. This has dramatically expanded the possibilities of primary source research in the humanities and related fields. We seek submissions of individual papers, fully-constituted panels, workshops or posters based on research using digitized objects, whether they are hosted on the University of North Texas Libraries’ Portal to Texas History or are from other digital repositories.

We encourage contributions from scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work and to explore the value and the impact that digital resources have on education and research.

Possible Topics
•    Specific ways digital libraries have impacted research
•    Digital tools for conducting research – data and text mining, data visualization
•    Using digital collections in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate curricula
•    Using digital libraries for research on any of the following topics: African-American history / Asian-American history / agriculture and animal husbandry / cartography, mapping, and GIS / civil rights movements / Civil War / collaboration in public humanities projects / electronic and born-digital art / feminism and women’s issues / genealogy and family histories / history and digitization of regional newspapers / history of religions and religious institutions / immigration and migration / Latino/a & Chicano/a histories / local history / LGBT history / military and veteran’s history / digital resources in museums and libraries / music recordings and performance / myths, urban and local legends, and folklore / Native American history / oral histories and personal narratives / photography and visual arts / regional
authors / slavery and abolition / state and local politics / Texana and regional literature /

Proposal Types

Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:

•    Individual papers (20 minutes)
•    Panels (75 minutes – 3 individual papers + discussion)
•    Roundtable discussions (75 minutes – 5-7 speakers + discussion)
•    THATCamp workshop or tutorial (2 hours)
•    Poster (36” x 48”)


•    E-mail proposals or inquiries to
•    Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.
•    Please provide a brief professional bio and specify any A/V or other technical needs with your proposal.

Conference Deadlines

•    June 15, 2012: proposals due
•    June 30, 2012: notification of acceptance
•    September 21, 2012: Conference
•    September 22, 2012: THATCAMP

Spencer D. C. Keralis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Texas Libraries
Council on Library & Information Resources
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