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THATCamp CHNM 2013, June 7-8, 2013, Fairfax, VA

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:52pm
The Humanities and Technology Camp at the Center for History and New Media

The Humanities and Technology Camp is an open unconference where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Since its founding at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in 2008, more than 105 THATCamps have been held in places all around the world, helping more than 6000 students, scholars, and professionals improve their skills in the digital humanities while meeting terrific, smart people from all kinds of fields and professions.

The Medium, Before and After Modernism (EXTENDED: 13 May)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:17pm
College Art Association annual meeting 2014 (Chicago)

The medium and its specificity have oriented the discourse on the arts throughout various historic and historiographic periods. For modernism, for example, Clement Greenberg advocated the specificity of the medium as the legitimate drive of artistic production for the avant-garde. The critical discourse that emerged around Greenberg and his followers was oriented around the various articulations and possibilities of the medium, an investigation played out across the history of the twentieth-century's art and its historiography.

UPDATE: Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue on Leadership and Writing Programs

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:41pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.

Immigration, Authenticity, and Artifice (Special Session of the M/MLA, Nov. 7-10, 2013; abstracts due 6/14/13)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:34pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

How do representations and discourses of immigration draw upon or undermine conceptions of authenticity and artifice? From the cultural demands upon immigrants to perform both difference and belonging to the legal language of naturalization, documentation, and fraud, the "immigrant's life is experienced in the zone where the authentic is put to a test," as Ilan Stevens has noted. This session invites proposals that interrogate notions of authenticity and artifice through representations of borders, migrations, and immigrants. All temporal and geographical foci welcome.

Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the Eighteenth Century, November 7-9, 2013.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:58pm
East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Retirement, often leading to reappraisal and renewal, was an important theme in areas as disparate as philosophy and politics, art history and literature, military affairs and country living. We invite papers from all fields of study on the representation and uses of retirement in the eighteenth century. The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 South Broad St., Philadelphia PA. Please see the list of panels posted on the conference web site at http://www.jimandellen.org/ecasecs/2013announce.html

cfp: symposium The Everyday Production of Presence (‏Deadline: 5/25/13)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:58am
Epp Annus/Nordic Summer University

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline 25 May, 2013):
Summer symposium "Heterologies of the Everyday: The Everyday Production of Presence". Nordic Summer University, research circle Heterologies of the Everyday, Ulsteinvik, Norway, July 29- August 5, 2013

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:52pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

"Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place"

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined. By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at sdyne1@gsu.edu.

Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:31pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters on strengthening and expanding services to the age group called baby boomers. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; encouraging endowments and advocacy; programming and workshops; maximizing their experience as volunteers; instruction in technology; needs assessment surveys; genealogy and oral histories; grants.

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:29pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine "List of Best Books for Writers." Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the U.S. and Canada for an anthology. Interested in such topics as: Women Founding Online Companies; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman's Studies Resources and Curriculum; Surveys/Interviews of Innovative Women on the Web.

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:27pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Co-editor: Lawrence Grieco, library director, Gilpin County Public Library, Black Hawk, Colorado; Key Contact, Association for Rural & Small Libraries; contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2013)

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:25pm
Carol Smallwood

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).

Co-editor: Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal; Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011).

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