5th Global Conference: Digital Memories (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
digmem5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference: Digital Memories

Wednesday 24th September – Friday 26th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

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

Presentations, papers, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying Key Features and Issues. Inventing and Re-inventing Historical Knowledge.

2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Digital Media in the Process of Creating the Social Memory. Representational Principles for Memory Recording.

3. Digital Museology and Cultural Heritage
Trends in Exhibition Design. Collection Building. Multimodal Interfaces. Navigation. Visualization. Augmented Reality. Spatial representation. Image and Sound.

4. Memory and Cultural Software
Cultural Visualizations and Mapping . The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The Recording Device and the User Response. Strategies for Performing Digital Memory. Mobile Systems.

5. Archiving and Dissemination of Memory Data
The Future of Digital Libraries and Archives . Media Library. Principles of Digital Data Recording and Cataloguing. Memory Restoring and Preservation Strategies. Big Data Retrieval, Usage and Preservation. Data Ownership. Open Data.

6. Uses of New Media for Production of Historical Knowledge
History of Society Memory. National Identity and Memory in the Digital Age. Political Uses of Cybermedia for Historical Revisionism. Digital Memory and Communities of Place.

7. Memory in Cybercultures and Arts
Digital Art Preservation. Fan Cultures and Social Networking. The Spatialization of Memories in Interactive Media, Computer Games and Virtual Worlds.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between these groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Gender and Love and Suicide, Self Harm and assisted Dying and Digital Memory.

What to Send
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th April 2014. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 11th July 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Digital Memories 5 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). 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.

Organising Chairs
Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: digmem5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘Cyber’ 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 proposals accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected proposals may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/digital-memories...

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

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