CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CFP: Document Academy 2009

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The Document Academy
March 28-29, 2009

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies
Helen C. White Hall
Madison, Wisconsin USA

DOCAM '09 is the sixth Annual meeting of the Document Academy, an
international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various
fields interested in the exploration of the document as a useful approach,
concept and tool in Sciences, Arts, Business, and Society.

The aim of The Document Academy is to create an interdisciplinary space for
experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense, drawing on
traditions and experiences around the world. It originated as a
co-sponsored effort by The Program of Documentation Studies, University of
Tromso, Norway and the School of Information, University of California,
Berkeley. For 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library
and Information Studies will be hosting the meeting.

The conference will run from 9 AM Saturday, March 28, to 5 PM Sunday, March
29. In order to keep the open-ended discussion atmosphere of previous
DOCAMs alive along with a growing number of participants, we have decided
to have only plenary sessions and a relatively limited, but well-selected
number of presentations.

Call for proposals:

Scholars, developers, artists and practitioners working with document
research and development are invited to submit proposals for full and short
papers for plenary sessions and exhibits by December 1, 2008.

Full papers for plenary sessions will address these themes:
- DOCUMENT THEORY (general issues)
- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case-studies and methodological issues)
Length: 6000-7500 words

Short papers for plenary sessions will focus on
- DOCUMENT RESEARCH (theory, methods, case-studies)
Length: 2400â€"3600 words

Each author or group of authors of FULL papers will have 45 minutes for
their presentation, including discussion; authors or groups presenting
SHORT papers will be allotted 30 minutes. The order of presentations will
be arranged according to themes as much as possible.

Conference language is English. Conference organizers can provide an LCD
projector; other equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.

File format: RTF or PDF

All proposals must include:
- a short (500 words) verbal description of the work to be presented
- Explanation of how the work will be presented (verbal presentation,
powerpoint, video, performance, demonstration, and equipment needs)
*Names of all contributors,
*Addresses, including email contacts and
*Up to 5 keywords

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Catherine Arnott Smith at
the School of Library and Information Studies, University of
Wisconsin-Madison ( Please include “DOCAM 2009” in the
subject line of all correspondence, including proposal submission.

Submission deadline for proposals: 11:59 PM, December 1st, 2008
Receipt will be confirmed within one week. Decisions will be announced no
later than January 15, 2009.
Final deadline for accepted full papers: 11:59 PM, March 1, 2009

For more information contact the co-chairs of Docam 2009:
Catherine Arnott Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 890-1334
fax: (608) 263-4849

Roswitha Skare, PhD
Associate Professor
Documentation Studies
University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø, Norge
Tel: +47- 776 46318

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