Digital Media and Humanities Research: ACH/ALLC Conference
New York, June 2001
CALL FOR PAPERS Digital Media and Humanities Research: ACH/ALLC Conference, New York City, 13-17 June 2001 The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields. The theme for the 2001 conference is "Digital Media and Humanities Research", and it will feature plenary addresses by two leading scholars: Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, and Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. ACH/ALLC 2001 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined to encompass the common ground between information technology and problems in humanities research and teaching. We especially encourage submissions from any field which address the impact of new media on research methods and intellectual practices. As always, we welcome submissions in any area of the humanities, especially interdisciplinary work. Other areas of interest include the creation and use of digital resources, theoretical or speculative treatments of new media, and the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such fields as information science and the physical sciences and engineering. Successful proposals might focus on: * new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital resources dependent on images, audio, or video; * traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including (but not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography, statistical models, and text analysis; * applications in the digital arts, especially projects and installations that feature technical advances of potential interest to humanities scholars; * information design in the humanities, including visualization, simulation, and modeling; * pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities; thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and new media; * the institutional role of humanities computing and new media within the contemporary academy, including curriculum development and collegial support for activities in these fields. Financial assistance for some speakers will be available: see the conference web page for details. For the first time the conference will also feature a workshop session on academic and industry jobs in humanities computing and new media. The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is 15 November 2000; the deadline for submissions of poster/demo proposals is 15 January 2000. See http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/ for full details on submitting proposals and on the conference in general.