[csaa-forum] Call for Papers: Digital Humanities Australasia conference, 28-30 March 2012

Kylie Brass Kylie.Brass at humanities.org.au
Tue Oct 18 10:20:41 CST 2011

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters 

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting
The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012

Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of
Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.  

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://aa-dh.org/conference
REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012
The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce
its inaugural conference, to be held at the Australian National University,
Canberra, 28-30 March, 2012. The conference will feature papers, panels,
posters and associated workshops. We invite proposals on all aspects of
digital humanities in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, and
especially encourage papers showcasing new research and developments in the
field and/or responding to the conference theme of OEBuilding, Mapping,
Proposals may focus on, but need not be limited to:
- Institutionalisation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration
- Measuring and valuing digital research
- Publication and dissemination
- Research applications and interfaces for digital collections
- Designing and curating online resources
- Digital textuality and literacy 
- Curriculum and pedagogy
- Culture, creativity, arts, music, performance
- Electronic critical editions 
- Digitisation, text encoding and analysis
- Communities and crowdsourcing
- Infrastructure, virtual research environments, workflows
- Information mining, modelling, GIS and visualisation
- Critical reflections on digital humanities futures
Julia Flanders (Brown University, USA)
Alan Liu (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Harold Short (King¹s College London, UK and University of Western Sydney,
John Unsworth (University of Illinois, USA)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, together with a biography of no more
than 100 words, should be submitted to the Program Committee by 11 November,
2011. All proposals will be fully refereed. Proposals should be submitted
via the online form at http://conference.aa-dh.org. Please indicate whether
you are proposing a poster, a short paper (10 mins), a long paper (20 mins)
or a panel. Presenters will be notified of acceptance of their proposal on
30 November, 2011.  
The Australian Academy of the Humanities has provided funding for travel
bursaries. These will be available on a competitive basis for postgraduate
students and early career researchers from Australia and New Zealand to
present at the conference and participate in associated workshops. Staff
from cultural institutions are also encouraged to apply. When submitting
your proposal please indicate if you wish to be considered for a bursary. 
1. Poster presentations
Poster presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics
described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, software
and digital projects. A separate poster session will open the conference,
during which time presenters will need to be available to explain their
work, share their ideas with other delegates, and answer questions. Posters
will also be on display at various times during the conference, and
presenters are encouraged to provide material and handouts with more
detailed information and URLs.
2. Short papers
Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and are
suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter
experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.
3. Long papers
Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions) and are
intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and reporting on
significant new digital resources or methodologies. 
4. Panels
Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either:
(a) Three long papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted
together with a statement, of no more than 300 words, outlining the session
topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities; or
(b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organiser should submit a
300-word outline of the topic session and its relevance to current
directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication from all
speakers of their willingness to participate.
Dr Paul Arthur, Australian National University
Dr Katherine Bode, Australian National University

Dr Paul Arthur, Australian National University
Dr Craig Bellamy, VeRSI, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Katherine Bode, Australian National University
Prof Hugh Craig, University of Newcastle, Australia
Prof Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Sydney Shep, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

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