Deadline: June 1, 2015
Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice will return Friday, September 25, 2015 to Lawrence Technological University. Network Detroit showcases the best of digital humanities research in the great lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for papers and panels that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Michigan and Detroit.
This year our theme is Cultural Criticism and the Digital Humanities, and we encourage submissions on race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence. The Detroit Historical Society, which will host this year’s dinner and keynote address, recently launched a special project entitled “Detroit 1967.” Papers that address digital approaches to the memorialization, dissemination, and understanding of this significant year in Detroit’s history are also encouraged. If you know a student with a promising project, please encourage them to submit to our student poster competition open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The following topics and lines of inquiry are recommended:
- Detroit history and culture
- Critical race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence
- digital art
- humanities computing
- digital archiving
- career paths for digital humanists (universities, libraries, corporate, altac)
- text analysis
- digital pedagogy (methods, gamification, content management systems, online learning)
- history of the book
- design thinking
- game studies
- impact of evolving communications technologies on aesthetics, consciousness