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Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film

To address the rise of haptic media, which pervades everything from gaming to 3D cinema to the surfaces of digital devices – "those skins that beg to be touched," as Alexander Galloway puts it in The Interface Effect – our conference affirms the need to rethink the haptics of images, historical and contemporary, and welcomes papers that attend to the textural dimensions of interfaces, broadly conceived.

UPDATE Deadline Extended to 4/14/14 for Proposals for SCPLC Student Conference October 14, 2014

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 5:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Carolina Project on Language and Culture
contact email: 

The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 14, 2014 for the SCPLC Student Conference scheduled for October 10, 2014 at SC State University. If you teach at a college or university within driving distance of our campus, we invite you to create a student panel on any of the topics listed in our original CFP.

VIctorian Collections and Collecting (October 16-18, 2014): DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
contact email: 

Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
2014 Conference

Victorian Collections
& Collecting

October 16-18, 2014
California State University, Fullerton

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Special issue call for papers on Politics, Democracy & Digital Cultures, The Greek Review of Social Research (GRSR).

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 5:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Alex Afouxenidis/National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special issue call for papers on Politics, Democracy & Digital Cultures, The Greek Review of Social Research (GRSR).
Editor:
Dr Alex Afouxenidis
Researcher
National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
afouxenidis@ekke.gr
www.ekke.gr

Students in/and the Digital Humanities (MLA - Vancouver 2015)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lindsey Seatter

Special Session Roundtable Proposal on Students and/in the Digital Humanities

Proposing a collection of 7-minute roundtable presentations exploring current issues in student labour, training, funding, collaboration, project management, and publication in the digital humanities.

Scholars at any level of study and all humanities fields are encouraged to apply.

300-word abstracts are due 19 March and should be emailed to Lindsey Seatter (lindseymseatter@gmail.com)

[UPDATE] East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHANGING PLACES

29-31 May 2014

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
and The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
are pleased to invite you to

the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Keynote Speeches:
Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest: "Spaces on the Map, Places of the Mind: The Grand Tour and Classic Modernity"
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville: "East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?"
Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine: "Crossing Borders: Immigrant America in a World on the Move"

The City in the Eighteenth Century: 10/17-19/2014; 5/1/2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
contact email: 

MWASECS 2014: October 17-19, Kansas City, MO

MWASECS invites paper/panel proposals from all disciplines and fields of study on the topic of the City in the (Long) Eighteenth Century.

Second call for papers: Distance and Proximity

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCL

"Distance and Proximity"

The dynamics of relation are central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. The relational dyad of distance and proximity provides us with a rich set of spatial, affective, theoretical, and historical relations in which we can explore the dynamics that run throughout the fabric of our own cultural inquiry. Moreover, navigating the distances between disciplines enables the preservation and affirmation of the significance of "difference", cultural, sexual, artistic, conceptual and/or otherwise.

2014 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark Gellis/Kettering University
contact email: 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2014 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

• Social and political themes in animation and anime (environmentalism, gender roles, ethnic and cultural stereotypes, political corruption, etc.)

• Using animation and anime in the classroom

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

[UPDATE] Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050, 10-11 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon; Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome; Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong KongK (IfC-CUH)
contact email: 

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: 12 April 2014

CONFERENCE THEMES AND THREADS
Theme I: Scenarios for Cities of the Future
Theme II: People & Societies in Future Cities
Thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
Thread B: Governance in Future Cities
Thread C: Future of Resources
Thread D: Future of Urban System

Please check call for ABSTRACTS at the Conference website:
http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 

The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

CfP for the Panel: The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 

Call for Papers for the Panel:
The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

(As part of The 4th Euroacademia Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, Greece, 23-24 May 2014)

Panel Description

[UPDATE] CFP: International conference "Abraham's Trials: Obedience and Rebellion", 18-19 December 2014, University of Antwerp

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp
contact email: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

In his recent best-selling book Inheriting Abraham, Jon D. Levenson explored some of the historical and theological dimensions of this central figure in the three main monotheistic religious traditions that are also the focus of the two exhibitions that will be held in Antwerp in the Autumn. On 18 and 19 December 2014 the University of Antwerp plans a two-day conference on the continued relevance of Abraham in theology, philosophy and literature.

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