CFP: History and Changing Paradigms: The Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our World (8/1/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
sross_at_colum.edu
contact email: 
sross@colum.edu

The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association is
currently seeking submissions for a special themed issue on History and
Changing Paradigms: the Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our
World. The Journal of The International Digital Media and Arts Association is
a quarterly seeking to respond to the rapidly developing field of digital
media and arts in a variety of settings—academic, educational, artistic,
political, and social. The editorial board invites original submissions that
consider the development, application, and understanding of digital media and
arts; the purpose of the journal is promote awareness of this growing field
and to prompt discussion about the issues that are a part of our increasingly
digital world.

In this special issue, we seek work that considers how digital media and arts
have been contributing to changes in the ways that people see their world,
both literally and conceptually, with a particular emphasis on the “idea” of
History. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

• the role of digital media in academia: for example, how digital media
and arts have become integral to a wide range of disciplines, bringing about
new understandings of “interdisciplinary” and perhaps challenging traditional
academic boundaries
• the role of digital media and arts in teaching
• the role of digital media and arts in the distribution and reception
of film, television, and music
• the role of digital media and arts in new forms of theatre and dance
and visual arts
• the role of digital media and arts in public art and public history,
including their use in museums and archives
• the role of digital media and arts in politics and social activism
• the role of digital media and arts in social history—from online
communities and their impact on notions of community to the emergence of new
social fears and hopes

The journal is published online as a PDF document, with a once-a-year print
version (http://www.idmaa.org/). In keeping with the IDMAa’s mission of
serving a wide range of educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations
with interests in digital media, contributors are encouraged to consider
formats for their submissions that best suit the goal of the author. To that
end, contributions can take one of the following formats:

1) Traditional Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Authors interested in peer-review should indicate this with their
submission. Please provide author identification on the title page only.
This title page should also include: the complete title, postal address,
email address, and phone number. If the article refers to the author in any
way, please provide an alternative moniker for the purposes of blind review.
A second page should consist of a 75-100 word abstract. Please be sure to
utilize page numbering. Peer-reviewed articles are expected to be at least
15 pages long, and no longer than 25 (double-spaced)—including a final
section with notes and references. Notes and references should appear at the
end of the article, double-spaced. Please follow the formats of either the
current edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association or The Publication Manual of the Modern Language Association.

2) Commentary and Criticism

Authors interested in non-peer-reviewed contributions should indicate this
with their submission. The title page should include: author’s name, the
complete title, postal address, email address, and phone number. Please be
sure to utilize page numbering. Commentary and Criticism articles should be
at least 5 pages long, and no longer than 15 (double-spaced)—including a
final section with notes and references. Notes and references should appear
at the end of the article, double-spaced. Please follow the formats of either
the current edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association or The Publication Manual of the Modern Language Association.

Commentary and Criticism contributors are encouraged to push the boundaries
of the traditional; the journal will consider interviews, opinion pieces and
editorials, reviews of books, articles, and digital media artwork, etc., as
well as shorter academic and scholarly articles.

All authors should send electronic versions of their article to Dr. Sharon
Ross, Associate Editor, at: sross_at_colum.edu. The electronic attachment
should be a word doc (.doc) or in rich text (.rtf). Please include in a
separate document a 75-100 word bio. Upon receipt, the associate editor will
notify the author; within 4-6 weeks, the author will receive notice of
acceptance or denial of the submission; if accepted, the author should expect
to consider recommendations for revision and complete a final draft within 4
weeks. Jointly-authored submissions will be considered.

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS BY AUGUST 1st.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond