Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020).
Entertainment and the Arts in the Quarantimes
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2021
When the arts, culture, and entertainment industries of the world came to a screeching halt in late winter 2020, many commentators claimed this was the end of art as we know it. Theatre managers and museum directors grasped at straws, trying to stoke excitement via social media and running archival footage in hopes of generating revenue while their seats and halls remained empty. Artists’ opportunities to show or create non-digital work ran dry. Film and television sets were vacated and production put on hold.
The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the fourth Public History Summer School to be held online, 7-11 June 2021.
SAVE THE DATE! 2021
The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce The CUNY Games Conference 7.0, to be held fully online Friday, January 22, 2021.
For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse.
118th PAMLA ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation.
In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper.
The Digital Humanities Crossroads Contest invites undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their Digital Humanities research at the Crossroads Humanities Student Conference. This contest encourages students to develop the academic and professional skills necessary to navigate and participate as active contributors in modern day networks of information and digital literacies.
The Center for Austrian and German Studies (CAGS) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies are inviting submissions for an April 27-28 2021 (online) conference, focusing on the varied presence of Americans in Vienna during the first decade after the Second World War. Papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Austrian-American History.
The Area for Esotericism, Occultism,and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper proposals for a special online panel at this year's all-online conference. This panel will focus on the prominent and pervasive role and significance of esoteric, occult, and magical themes, aesthetics, imagery, conceptions, and content in gaming media. This is intended to encompass games themselves (board games, table-top/RPG, console/PC, live-action RPG, alternate reality games, simulations, etc.) as well as tie-in media of any type (books, films, television, internet series, etc.). Of equal interest is the reception and application of games and game-like systems or content within esoteric, occult, and ma
The Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN) at the University of Illinois Library is launching a new publication series for digital scholarly editions of literary works. A beta version of the first title in the series will be released for feedback from the scholarly community in 2021, and a CFP for the second title is below. The editor(s) of the title chosen in response to the CFP will receive two semesters of graduate research assistant support to facilitate work on the edition (in addition to consultation support from the IOPN publishing team). For more information, see the announcement for the series at https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/2020/12/15/iopneditionscfp/
The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects. In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux. Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions:
- translations of contemporary international writers into English
- submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
- interviews with translators
- manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
- translation in the digital age
Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography).
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
CSDH/SCHN Conference 2021
Remote, hosted from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 30- June 4th, 2021)
Événement en ligne accueilli par Edmonton, AB (30 mai - 4 juin 2021)
Deadline / date limite : 15 January 2021
Paper / Panel / Poster / Demo Abstracts: https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2021/
Activities Abstracts: https://bit.ly/CSDHSCHN2021Activity
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Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
The field of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) has advanced rapidly over the last few years. From consumer friendly companies like OpenBCI and Emotiv, that make BCI technology and its vast applications available to the masses, to Elon Musk’s much publicized company Neuralink, brain-computer interfaces are on the precipice of revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Without question, brain-computer interfaces will attain cultural saturation in the near future.
CFP Volume 6 JJADH
The Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (in English) is now inviting submissions for Volume 6 of the journal to be issued in September 2021. We ask that papers be submitted according to the guidelines and web-submission process stipulated in detail below.
The JJADH is a peer-review and open-access journal, online at
The editorial board encourages international submissions and will consider papers pertaining to DH on a broad range of disciplinary interests:
The International Conference on Art, Museums and Digital Cultures will bring together different scientific and creative perspectives on the crossovers between information technologies and the arts. How are museums, curators and the artists themselves responding to the opportunities, but also the risks, of the so-called “digital transformation”?
Recognising the complexity and plurality of digital cultures, the conference will discuss recent or ongoing research works in different geographies and cultural contexts.
We invite scholars, independent researchers, digital media specialists, curators and artists to submit proposals for a 15-minute in-person or online presentation, focusing on one or more of the following topics:
April 2-3, 2021
Conference Date/Location: April 2nd-3rd, 2021 **Online**
Deadline for Proposals: December 30, 2020
Theme: “Third Space”
The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
Language, Culture, Environment is Central Asia’s first internationally peer-reviewed, English-language humanities journal, published four times per year by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our aim is to encourage a diverse range of international collaborative work that contributes to our knowledge and understanding of communication and cultural practices and offers new perspectives on the challenges confronting a new age of environmental change.
The ISSN for this open-access, online journal is 2709-5010.
RECEPTION: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES (VALE 2021) (SCROLL DOWN FOR FRENCH VERSION)
June 24th and 25th 2021, Sorbonne Université, Paris.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Roger Chartier (Collège de France/EHESS), Pascale Aebischer (University of Exeter), Catherine Bernard (Université de Paris)
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites well researched articles for publication in its November edition.
The Journal is currently indexed in online scholarly databases like ICI World of Journals, Google Scholar etc.
ISJASSR is devoted to promoting scholarship in the Arts and Social Sciences by extending the reach of research on any topic within the disciplines. Articles which explore relevance of any of the arts disciplines to modern economies will be published in the November Issue free of charge.
Articles should be submitted in MS Word format
Authors must use either APA or MLA referencing style
After completing four essays (two with a co-author), which are set to be published in different collections, on COVID-19 Internet memes, this edited collection seeks to include novel perspectives in addition to these to be gathered in a meme-focused volume, especially since online practices and behaviors have become the critical forms of expression during the pandemic.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Abstracts for papers on are sought for a Roundtable on Online Archives at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021 . The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020. Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.
Description: Online archives are something that we should all implement inside and outside of our classrooms to encourage original research by and critical thinking by our students. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students develop skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives, both digital and conventional, generally.
The esteemed American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting is now fully virtual and will take place April 8-11, 2021. Please find details below about an exciting opportunity to submit a proposal to get involved with the conversation about the ‘contemporary essay’ at the ACLA 2021 virtual conference.
Panel Title: The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?