"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
contact email: 
dhandmemory@gmail.com

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

This panel explores how the practices of the Digital Humanities intersect with the conference theme of “Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory.” We seek presentations that reveal DH practices at work in specific scholarly or teaching contexts or talks that offer meta-reflections on DH and the work of archiving, unsettling, and reinventing the past. We welcome first-person accounts, as well as provocative, surprising interpretations of the theme of DH and memory. (In the spirit of innovation and practice, we discourage presentations that solely explain or “advertise” a given medium in the abstract.)

The roundtable will consist of a series of pecha kucha talks, a format in which each panelist presents using 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. Each talk lasts for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The succinct, dynamic format is designed to allow for a broad range of presentations and ample time for participation and discussion.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, and well as a 2-3 sentence bio, to Jane Van Slembrouck and Sarah Cornish, Fordham University, dhandmemory@gmail.com. Presenters selected to participate will receive guidance in crafting their presentations in the pecha kucha format.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to…
Mapping and remembering
Social media and historical research
Internet archives (e.g. Internet Wayback Machine)
Datamining
Questions of metadata
Open source scholarly publishing
Changing notions of authorship
Digital libraries / brick and mortar Libraries
Author archives
Histories of the future
Intellectual property and privacy, and the ownership of the past
MOOCs and other changing classrooms
Nonlinear publishing and decentered authority
“Digital exhaust” (tweets, location information, and other online traces we leave)
Changes in publishing (rom downing trees to pushing a button)
Outsourcing thinking, analyzing, associating, and remembering to the web
Old stories, new delivery systems
Google books, research, and the democratization of knowledge
Current events and short-term memory
Visualizing the past through multi-mefdia archives
Reputations online and technological memory

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian