RE: HUMANITIES An undergraduate symposium on digital media

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Bi-Co Digital Humanities Committee

Call for Papers/Proposals

RE: HUMANITIES An undergraduate symposium on digital media

November 11 - 12, 2010, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges

Keynote speaker: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College, author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

We seek student researchers who are excited about the field, interested in developing and presenting projects of their own, and willing to encourage enthusiasm at their home campuses. We invite submission of relevant academic projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated in time for a fall presentation.

Projects may address, but are not limited to, topics such as:

*Digital Archivalism: Exploring the ways in which digital archives not only store source materials, but also enable creative engagement and innovative research in the humanities.

*Pop Media: Addressing the uses of popular new media forms (blogs, YouTube, social networking, etc.) to facilitate presentation, analysis, and study in the humanities.

*(Re)tooling Textual Analysis: Examining the advent and implementation of digital research tools for use in the humanities.

Support: students selected to present will receive a small award to defray travel costs. Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants.

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2010 (Midnight GMT)

Decisions announced: June 21, 2010

Format for Submission: all submissions must include your name, institution, and a titled description of your project (maximum 700 words). Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to (We are happy to accommodate you if your submission requires a different format. In this case, please contact us at least seven days in advance of the due date.)

We look forward to your participation!