humanities computing and the internet
While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures. Particularly, retention often seems inherently at odds with our roles as college professors since—fairly or not—issues of retention are conflated with concerns over grade inflation and academic rigor. Yet, as studies show, universities lose students over the first two years of college for a variety of reasons: financial, the absence of strong academic mentoring and peer relationships, the strains of commuting, as well as family pressures and responsibilities that threaten to derail academic pursuits.
Issue 30: “Poetics of Play”
For its thirtieth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the poetics and politics of video games.
One of the greatest challenges in teaching online is developing meaningful student interaction. In evaluations of online classes, students consistently indicate that student/teacher interaction and student/student interaction can be improved. How do we either go beyond the traditional online tools such as the discussion board or extend those online tools to increase the interaction and sense of community in an online course? This roundtable seeks 10 minute presentations that highlight innovative projects to build connections among students, instructor, and content in the dislocated space of the online classroom. Please submit 250 word proposals by June 8, 2018, to Rich Hancuff, email@example.com.
Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled Data Visualization in Eighteenth-Century Studies. The main goal of this collection is to bring to light new research that involves the use of visualizations in approaching eighteenth-century texts and cultural phenomena (graphs, maps, geospatial representations, social networks, data mapping, and/or any patterns of intellectual exchange presented in a visual form).
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Toronto, ON on 17-19 March 2019. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation.
Parentheses Journal seeks poetry, prose, and art (including but not limited to hybrid, collage, photography) for Issue Four to be released in September 2018. The deadline for Issue Four is August 15, 2018. We encourage you to peruse our previous issues and submission guidelines before sending your work. We encourage submissions from historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to POC, women, non-binary people, LGBTQ and the differently abled.
Long abstracts (up to 1000 words) due May 15, 2018 (original deadline extended)
Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA