Call for Proposals Deadline to submit a proposal: Friday, December 9, 11:59pm EST


Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its symposium series on Global DH into its second year. Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials. The most engaged global DH scholarship, that which MSU champions, values digital tools that enhance the capacity of scholarly critique to reflect a broad range of literary, historical, new media, and cultural positions, and diverse ways of valuing cultural production and knowledge work. Particularly valuable are strategies in which the digital form expresses a critique of the digital content and the position of the researcher to their material.

With the growth of the digital humanities, particularly in under-resourced and underrepresented areas, a number of complex issues surface, including, among others, questions of ownership, cultural theft, virtual exploitation, digital rights, and the digital divide. We view the 2017 symposium as an opportunity to broaden the conversation about these issues. Scholarship that works across borders with foci on transnational partnerships and globally accessible data is especially welcome.

This symposium, which will include a mixture of presentation types, welcomes 300-word proposals related to any of these issues, and particularly on the following themes and topics by Friday, December 9, 11:59pm EST:

  • Critical cultural studies and analytics

  • Cultural heritage in a range of contexts

  • How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital humanities work

  • Global research dialogues and collaborations

  • Indigeneity - anywhere in the world - and the digital

  • Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism

  • Global digital pedagogies

  • Digital and global languages and literatures

  • The state of global digital humanities community

  • Digital humanities, the environment, and climate change

  • The practice of digital humanities across textual, historical, and media divides

  • Innovative and emergent technologies across institutions, languages, and economies

  • Open data and open access policies in a global, postcolonial context

  • Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context


Presentation Formats:

  • 3-5-minute lightning talks

  • 15-minute papers

  • 90-minute workshop proposals


Proposal form:

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