[UPDATE]"Memory & the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha-Style Roundtable" Fordham Univ. GEA Conf. 3/2/13. Deadline 12/15/12

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Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities
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Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind online 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 interpretations of the theme of DH and memory. (In the spirit of innovation and practice, we discourage presentations that only explain or "advertise" a given medium in the abstract.)

The roundtable will consist of a series of pecha kucha-style talks, a short format in which each panelist presents using a set number of slides that advance at regular intervals. Presenters selected to participate will receive guidance in crafting their presentations in the pecha kucha style. This succinct, dynamic format is designed to allow for several presentations and ample time for participation and discussion.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, and well as a 2-3 sentence bio by Dec.15, 2012 to Jane Van Slembrouck and Sarah Cornish, Fordham University, dhandmemory@gmail.com.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to…

Mapping and remembering
Social media and historical research
Internet archives (e.g. Internet Wayback Machine)
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, other traces we leave online)
Innovations in publishing (from 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-media archives
Reputations online and technological memory