Appel de comunications: "The Past’s Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities"

Le Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King's College London) organise un symposium qui aura lieu les 19 et 20 février 2010 à l'Université Yale.

Veuillez consulter l'appel de communications reproduit plus bas pour de plus amples renseignements:

Call For Papers
The Past’s Digital Presence:
Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities

A Graduate Student Symposium at Yale University

February 19th and 20th, 2010

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with
pre-digital sources in the humanities? If the “medium is the message,”
then how does the message change when primary sources are translated into
digital media? What kinds of new research opportunities do databases unlock
and what do they make obsolete? What is the future of the rare book and
manuscript library and its use? What biases are inherent in the widespread
use of digitized material? How can we correct for them? Amidst numerous
benefits in accessibility, cost, and convenience, what concerns have been
overlooked? We invite graduate students to submit paper proposals for an
interdisciplinary symposium that will address how databases and other
digital technologies are making an impact on our research in the humanities.
The graduate student panels will be moderated by a Yale faculty member or
library curator with a panel respondent. The two-day conference will take
place February 19th and 20th, 2010, at Yale University.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg
Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium Guest Speaker: Jacqueline Goldsby, Associate Professor,
University of Chicago

Potential paper topics include:

* The Future of the History of the Book* Public Humanities
* Determining Irrelevance in the Archive
* Defining the Key-Word
* The Material Object in Archival Research
* Local Knowledge, Global Access
* Digital Afterlives
* Foucault, Derrida, and the Archive
* Database Access Across the Profession
* Mapping and Map-Based Platforms
* Interactive Research

Please email a one-page proposal along with a C.V. to Deadline
for submissions is September 10th, 2009. Accepted panelists will be notified
by October 1st, 2009. We ask that all graduate-student panelists
pre-circulate their paper among their panels by January 20th, 2010.

Please contact Molly Farrell and Heather Klemann at with any
additional inquiries.