Here’s the call for papers for the upcoming Digital Transformers Network Symposium, I was recently awarded AHRC funding for in collaboration with Kathleen Menzies (musingfrommanchester.com) at Manchester Metropolitan University.
See http://www.digitaltransformersnetwork.com for more info!
Digital Transformers Symposium, 23rd May 2013, Manchester
Ways of understanding and analysing digital data and digitally mediated environments are varied and complex. The skills required are increasingly specialised and do not necessarily conform to any particular theoretical or epistemological perspective. At the same time, an expanding set of broadly applicable concepts, techniques and methods are emerging that can be used across or tailored to the needs of specific Humanities disciplines. Examples include data visualisation techniques, text and data mining, network analysis, and theories and concepts around the socio-cultural, socio-political and cognitive processes affecting the use and interpretation of digital data and environments.
Themes to be explored in the Symposium include:
- Key concepts and theories informing the study of digital data and digitally mediated environments.
- The wider socio-political, philosophical and cultural concepts/issues surrounding these.
- Methodological approaches to the study of digital data and digitally mediated environments.
- Techniques and tools that can be used for analysis of the above.
Abstracts (maximum 300 words) for 15 minute research and position papers related to symposium themes are requested by the deadline of 28 February 2013. Please email digitaltransformersnetwork[at]gmail.com
Proposals for panels of 3-4 speakers are also welcome. Proposals should consist of a panel title and short framing text, and abstracts for all proposed papers listing titles and authors. Proposals are requested by the deadline of 28 February 2013. Please email digitaltransformersnetwork[at]gmail.com
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2013