Appel à communications - Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities

Call for Papers (Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013)

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities 

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

May 3-5  2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists “imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies” (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

The goal of this conference is to highlight the variety of digital approaches, both creative and critical, praxis and theory-based, that scholars are bringing to bear on traditional concerns across the humanities. In addition to traditional conference presentations, organizers are planning a number of workshops on game development and digital tool exploration. A selection of papers may be published in an edited collection following the conference.

Possible topics may include:

- Game studies
- Digital pedagogies
- Collaborative scholarship
- Archive meets the database
- Digital circulation, content curation, and the “long tail”
- Translation and remediation
- Tool or project development
- Hypertextuality and digital narratives
- Social Media
- Hacktivism
- Surveillance and privacy

- Software and platform studies
- The spatial turn
- Critically engaged artistic work

Interface 2013 is part of an annual series of graduate student-run conferences presented by the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) at Carleton University. ICSLAC is an interdisciplinary culture studies department that houses the PhD in Cultural Mediations.
This conference is supported by:
Carleton University’s Hyperlab, French Department, Center for Transnational and Cultural Analysis, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate Student Association, and the School for Studies in Art and Culture.