Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Texas Digital Humanities Conference CFP - Deadline extended to 1/27/15

The second annual Texas Digital Humanities Conference, cosponsored by the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts; the UTA Libraries; and the UTA Departments of English, History, Linguistics, and Art and Art History, welcomes submissions for twenty-minute individual papers and poster presentations for a conference on work in the Digital Humanities. This conference encourages submissions from a broad spectrum of communities: university and K-12 educators, graduate students, and undergrads; museum and archives professionals; library professionals; and independent scholars.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Jan. 27, 2015

The conference will begin with a keynote address on the evening of Thursday, April 9, and will conclude with a hackfest on the afternoon ofSaturday, April 11.

Keynote Speakers:
Alan Liu, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
Adeline Koh, Director, DH@Stockton, Associate Professor of Literature, Richard Stockton College

We welcome oral presentation and poster session submissions on any topic relevant to digital humanities. Possible topics include (but are not limited to)

* Digital humanities in the classroom: K-12 or higher ed
* Funding digital humanities at your institution
* Sourcing DH projects: how & where to find what/whom you need to do your DH project
* GIS and humanities
* Starting and sustaining a DH lab space
* Locating the edge of digital in broaders ways that impact humanities
* Current DH projects in different humanities disciplines
* Interdisciplinary DH: pitfall or career boost?

Proposal Submissions:
The conference will include oral presentation and poster session opportunities. The twenty-minute presentations slots will include fifteen minutes for presentation and five minutes for questions. Submissions for twenty-minute presentations should include a maximum 500-word abstract. Submission of themed panel presentations (with an anticipated panel time of forty minutes) are also encouraged. Graduate students should also indicate whether they would like to be considered for a travel bursary (see below). We will also accept poster-only submissions, and submissions for twenty-minute presentations will automatically be considered for poster presentations. Posters should be ready for display by the conference, which will include a dedicated poster session in which poster presenters can interact with other participants, as well as a “minute madness” session, for which the presenter should prepare 1 slide and be prepared to explain it in sixty seconds.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Jan. 27, 2015

Jody Bailey, MA, MLIS
Director of Grants and Research and Liaison Librarian to Linguistics & TESOL
Central Library Room 214A
University of Texas at Arlington Libraries