Culture Mapping 2019

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
NewYorkScapes at New York University
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Proposals for the 2019 Culture Mapping Symposium are due March 1!

 New York University’s NewYorkScapes research collaborative is still welcoming submissions for its 2019 Culture Mapping symposium. We invite proposals that explore the intersection of space/place (with a particular but not exclusive interest in New York City), mapping and cartography in their various registers, and digital methods, and especially those that investigate justice, community, and/or resistance as spatial projects to whose nuance humanities methods attend. Emphasizing this year’s theme — “Migrations” — we seek to think critically and collaboratively about the role of sited human experience in digital scholarship and pedagogy.
We hope you’ll share how the migrations of bodies, artifacts, ideas, and data — to name just a few possibilities — figure in your digital or digitally-informed research, teaching, art and other experiments.

Proposals from across the humanities and social sciences are welcome. Faculty, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students, staff and administrators, and community members are all encouraged to participate. Potential areas of engagement include but are not limited to:

• Digital cartography & GIS as tools for humanities research and teaching• Visualizing literary and historical materialisms• Digital-born media, art, literature, and games that thematize migration• Knowledge networks and infrastructures• Resistant, anti-racist, decolonial and/or indigenous mapping; mapping for social justice• Mapping as storytelling• Community-engaged culture mapping and project design• Instructional technology / technology-enhanced pedagogies, particularly in the context of teaching place-based cultural heritage• Data migration and data management plans in humanities and social sciences research• Citation, circulation, and publication networks• Archives and digital collections

Submissions can take the form of traditional paper / project presentations (10-20 minutes), five-minute lightning talks, performances, or roundtables (30-40 minutes). You may also propose a workshop on a methodology, technical or otherwise, in which you have expertise and which you feel would be of broad interest. Proposals should be 200-300 words in length and should describe the proposed topic, requested time length and format, and participants. Culture Mapping will take place April 12 - 13 at NYU's Washington Square campus.

To submit a proposal, please complete the online submission form prior by March 1. View the full-length CFP here.