The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

US conference on Digital Humanities CfP

2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material
University of Kansas
September 12-14, 2013

* Thursday, September 12: Workshops
* Friday, September 13: THATCamp Kansas
* Saturday, September 14: Return to the Material conference

Recently digital humanities discussions have returned to a focus on the
material in many senses. Bethany Nowviskie’s talk at MLA 2013—“Resistance
in the Materials” <>
—explored various facets of the material aspects of digital humanities,
including the role of craft and collaboration, the “increasing
casualization of academic labor," and the emergence of digital-to-physical
technologies. KU’s 2013 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and
related topics in our program “Return to the Material.”

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers, posters or panel sessions on
topics from your own research that focus on the relationship between the
digital and the material, such as:

* How the digital deforms, reforms, and transforms the material, and
* Innovative computational approaches to the close reading of text, map,
image or audio;
* The implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy of
digital-to-physical conversion tools, wearable computers, and augmented
reality technologies (e.g. 3-D printing, electronic textiles, Google Glass)
* The future of physical objects and collections in a digital world;
* The materiality of music, art, or film in the digital age;
* Digital humanities as a key mode of addressing technological change;
* The recognition of craft in building, creating and accessing electronic
* How the apparent wild experimentation of DH reveals substantial and
tangible insights;
* and other related topics.

Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum at:

Proposal Deadline: June 1
Notification: June 15

Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the

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