Digital Humanities Forum 2014

Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes, Digital Humanities Forum 2014, The University of Kansas, September 12–13, 2014

The network has emerged as a powerful model in humanities scholarship in recent years. It is used as a visualization and analytic tool to explore objects, ideas or events and their relationships; as a method to discover, link and create new resources and data; and as a social structure through which we conduct our scholarly and social lives and develop our self-identity. Our digital objects, and our digital selves, all exist in "the Net." As Elijah Meeks argues, "The network is not a social network or geographic network or logical network but rather a primitive object capable of and useful for the modeling and analysis of relationships between a wide variety of objects."

KU’s 2014 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in a full conference day on Saturday, September 13, which will follow a full day of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on September 12.

We welcome proposals for papers, posters, panel sessions and workshops on topics from your own research that relate to some aspects of nodes and networks, such as:

  • Network visualizations or network analysis tools and methods that further humanistic research
  • The human and processes of identity in the networked environment
  • How nodes and networks have descriptive and explanatory power in humanistic research (and are not just DH fetish objects)
  • Dynamics of multidimensional data
  • Social media and networks
  • New scholarship through the use of human or machine networks (e.g. crowdsourcing, linked open data)
  • Collaborative scholarly networks across space, time and disciplinary knowledge
  • Innovative developments in scholarly communication in a networked world (altmetrics, open peer review, collaborative authoring)
  • The implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy in a global, digitally networked world
  • Prosopographical approaches to history illuminating spatial, temporal, conceptual or other networked relationships, and related topics

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Calls for Papers



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