CFP: Renaissance Studies + New Technologies

digitalRSA 2015 | 26-28 March, Berlin | #rsa15

Co-Organizers:
Monique O’Connell, Wake Forest University: Digital Humanities Chair, RSA
Michael Ullyot, University of Calgary: Electronic Media Chair, RSA

Since 2001, Renaissance Society of America (RSA) meetings have featured panels on new technologies for scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. At the 2015 meeting in Berlin, we will offer panels on new research (with 20-minute papers, followed by questions) and a digital “poster session,” (with 3-minute introductions followed by hands-on practical demonstrations of new or evolving digital tools).

Proposals from any area of the digital humanities are accepted, including but not limited to sessions that engage with the following themes:

  1. new forms of publication, including social, hybrid, and dynamic editions; from the perspective of authors, editors, and publishers;
  2. scholarship in the public sphere: crowdsourcing, collaboration and resource development; gathering expertise and feedback through social/web 2.0 channels; and
  3. the impact of big data, GIS, text analysis, and/or data visualizations on early modern scholarship, in terms of processes as well as results.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in Europe, as we hope to make Berlin 2015 a venue for North American and European scholars to share innovative digital research. And we welcome proposals either from individuals or from teams for papers, panels, or the digital poster session: please specify which session format you are requesting.

Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph CV.

Please submit proposals by Monday 2 June 2014 via EasyChair.

For questions or clarification, please contact the organizers:
Monique O’Connell < oconneme{at}wfu{dot}edu >
Michael Ullyot < ullyot{at}ucalgary{dot}ca >

NB: All participants must be members of the RSA by August 2014 or they cannot be included in the program.

Funding

  1. Through the support of Iter, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate student presenters. Those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.
  2. RSA will offer a limited number of travel grants to assist speakers who will be traveling to Berlin from outside Europe. Funding comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Renaissance Society of America. Members apply for funding in the submission module. See the 2015 Berlin page for details.

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