CFP: [International] 1st Global Conference: Digital Memories

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Robert Fisher

1st Global Conference
Digital Memories

Tuesday 17th March - Thursday 19th March 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and
critically engage with the issues and implications created by massive
exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and
examine how on-line users form, archive and de-/code their memories in
cybermedia environment. In particular the conference will encourage equally
theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of
memory co-/production, re-/mediation, dissemination, personal/mass
interpretation and preservation.

Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the
following themes:

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts in Digitalization of Individual and Community Memory.
Identifying Key Features and Issues.

2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Web 2.0 Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination of Memory.
Representational Principles for Memory Record. Digital Recording
Strategies. Community Mapping. Displacement in Space and Time Online. The
Narrativisation of New Media Presentations.

3. Memory and Inter-Culturalism
The Community History and the Preservation Principles in Distant Online
Communities. Expatriate, Dissent and Emigrant Cultures and Communities Online.

4. Emergent Technologies and Systems for Capturing the Private Memories
Rapid Prototyping Tools for Digital Autobiographic and Biographic
Productions. Interactive Hyper-Video. Virtual Worlds of the Past. Advances
in Interactive Storytelling. The Spatialization of Memories and Videogames.

5. Archiving and Dissemination of Community Memory Data
Building the Digital Libraries and Archives as a Community Memory. The
Preservation and Storage Strategies and Interactive Access to Community
Memories. Database Structuring. User Modelling.

6. Uses of New Media for Production of Historical Knowledge
New Media and Representations of the Past. National Identity and Memory in
the Digital Age. Political Uses of Cybermedia for Historical Revisionism.

7. Old Media Archives â€" New Exploitations
The Remediation and Reconstruction of the Memories from Historical Amateur
Photo- and Video-Footage. Virtual Nostalgia.

8. Specific Research on Community Memory
Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic Research. Legal Issues in
Community Informatics.

Papers on any other topic related to the theme will also be considered. 500
word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 19th September 2008. The
abstract will be double blind peer reviewed (where appropriate). If an
abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 6th February 2009.

500 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e)
body of abstract

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you
do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not
receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha
Charles University
Czech Republic

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom

The conference is part of the ‘Critical Issues’ programme of research
projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are
innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for
publication in a themed hard copy volume.

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