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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