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Call for Panelists – Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All – Deadline January 15th

Monday, December 18, 2017 (All day) to Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)

How can we build digital resources that incorporate accessible, universal design principles from start to finish? How can existing websites and projects be re-examined and remediated to incorporate these principles? And how do institutions move forward towards a future where accessibility is intrinsic in the way we write, learn, and create digital content?

Loyola University Chicago’s Digital Humanities MA students are proud to announce a one-day conference to be held February 23rd, 2018 at our Lakeshore Campus. Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All will take place from 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the day’s events will include three panels, a luncheon, and a digital accessibility edit-a-thon. We invite all those interested in implementing digital accessibility in their personal and scholarly digital projects, websites, and resources to attend.

Please consider answering our CALL FOR PANELISTS by filling out this brief Google form: The deadline for submitting is January 15, 2018 and panelists will be notified of acceptance by January 22, 2018.

We are looking for individuals or project teams concerned with accessibility who have interests, experience, and/or skills in creating and remediating digital content. This conference is meant as an opportunity for digital accessibility novices and experts to meet and discuss key concepts, concerns, and capabilities for individuals, project teams, and large organizations creating accessibility-aware digital content. We are open to having some panelists present via video-conferencing if unable to attend the conference in person.

Please share this post and our flyer ( to all who may be interested! This conference is sponsored by the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago. Questions and concerns should be directed to conference organizers Rebecca Parker ( sends e-mail)) and Tyler Monaghan ( sends e-mail)).

Event updates will be made available on the CTSDH Facebook event page ( and the conference announcement page hosted on the CTSDH website (! Please be sure to tweet @LUCTSDH with the conference hashtag #LUCdigiA11y.

Call for Panelists Submission Link

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CFP: Workshop “The Politics of Metadata in Participatory Approaches” @ Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries

The workshop takes place 7 March 2018 at the University of Helsinki, a DARIAH Cooperating Partner Institution.

This workshop, at the conference Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies in the Nor­dic Coun­tries 7 March 2018 at the University of Helsinki, seeks to expand critical perspectives on metadata in relation to public cultural heritage image collections online.

Crowdsourcing, social media platforms for community engagement, linked open data, and other participatory and open science practices, create new challenges due to the character of the networked publics involved and the established structures between and within institutions, but also new opportunities and practices when it comes to understanding and defining our shared images. Therefore, critical perspectives on metadata in relation to photographic collections online are vital. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach in the intersection between computer science, image studies, and cultural studies.

For this half-day workshop, therefore, we invite participants to look more closely at different types of participatory practices online in relation to metadata production in the cultural heritage domain, and at different levels of interaction. Possible sites of analysis could be the interaction between participants, the participation in the work by different stakeholders, the potentially privileged levels of interaction with the metadata, or tensions in the agency of the participants in relation to the task.

Suggested topics and inquiries for the workshop

How do we develop open, image-archiving ecosystems that involve a diversity of stakeholders in the cultural heritage domain, from providers to consumers?

  • Controlling levels of: access; transparency, secrecy, closeness, connectedness, alienation
  • Relation between control dynamics and power relationships outside the technology framework.
  • Differentiations in entry/exit points to the platform
  • Tensions between individual scoring systems and collective sharing processes
  • Photo tagging behaviours across languages

How do we handle the tension between the institution’s need for stability, continuity and control, and dynamic participatory practices online?

  • Norms about crowds, collaboration and democracy, exclusive groups and open publics
  • Stakeholders’ different cultural assumptions
  • The archiving practices and power
  • Social tagging

How can community be understood and developed around the image archive?

  • Communication needs within the crowd
  • Avenues of communication to support collaboration
  • Relations between the crowd and the institution
  • Navigating intersecting communities in crowd settings
  • Crowd dynamics

To participate, submit a 2-4 pages position-paper and following the format guidelines for the conference, Springer LNCS templates. Send submissions and inquiries to the following email address:

Deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

At least one author of the position paper must attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

For more information visit the website:

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Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 8th Annual Conference, May 3-5, 2018

The eighth annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, 2018.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, forms and genres of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present. We also invite presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multimedia artists whose work engages with popular culture.

We share an interdisciplinary vision of this association. Many of our members come from the humanities and social sciences but we are interested in featuring papers from a wide variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and independent scholars as well as other professionals with a critical interest in popular culture.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

Single paper proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a list of keywords or key phrases (maximum 5), and should be accompanied by a brief biographical note of 100 words or less. Panel proposals should include all of the above information for each presenter, plus a proposed title for the panel and a brief rationale. Proposals from visual and multimedia artists should consist of a title, an artist’s statement and rationale of no more than 300 words, and a sample of the work(s) specified. For more information visit us at

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2018. The conference organizers will endeavour to contact all potential participants by mid-February 2018.

Please send proposals, requests for information, or any press/media inquiries, to the conference committee at: sends e-mail).

Graduate students presenting single-authored papers at the conference will be invited to submit their paper in advance for consideration in the Graduate Student Paper Prize competition. More details will follow.

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Call for Applications: “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom,” – NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: Applications are due Thursday, February 1, 2018

We are pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities titled “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom.” This institute is designed for those who teach or support undergraduate text-based humanities courses, and are interested in learning ways to implement digital tools and methods into their pedagogy. We welcome applications from library faculty and staff, professors, instructors, and graduate students.

The institute will introduce methods for digitally examining texts, the primary object of study for many in the humanities. Participants will learn quantitative, visual, and computational means to analyze texts, approaches that require thinking about texts as digital objects and data. They will experiment with these methods to query texts at both a micro level (isolating and analyzing information contained within texts) and macro level (analyzing multiple texts at once).  Participants will explore how these approaches be productively incorporated into undergraduate humanities classes.

Program and Faculty:

Comprised of introductory readings on digital pedagogy, a week-long in-person session (held July 16-20, 2018 at Mississippi State University), and virtual sessions and online communication in the year following through July 2019, the institute is structured to give participants the time and space to learn new approaches as well as integrate them into teaching. The in-person sessions will focus on methods and tools for creating and analyzing textual data. The virtual sessions will focus on pedagogical practice, introducing participants to real world examples and best practices in teaching with digital humanities. Over the course of the program, participants will develop a course, syllabus module, assignment, or workshop, and will deposit it in an open-access repository. Attendees will thus gain a foundation in key methods, issues, and tools in the creation and analysis of data derived from text, as well as ways to incorporate them in the undergraduate classroom. (See the institute website for a more detailed schedule.)

Institute Directors:

  • Lauren Coats, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, Louisiana State University
  • Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator, University of Georgia

Institute Host:

  • Mississippi State University Libraries

In-person Session Leaders:

  • Brandon Locke, Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), Michigan State University
  • Thomas Padilla, Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Alicia Peaker, Digital Scholarship Specialist at Bryn Mawr College

Virtual Session Leaders:

  • Rachel Sagner Buurma, Associate Professor of English Literature, Swarthmore College
  • Michelle Moravec, Associate Professor of History, Rosemont College
  • Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor of Information Studies and Digital Humanities, UCLA
  • Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities, University of Victoria
  • Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Application Details:
The institute will be open to 22 participants who regularly teach undergraduates or train those who do, and would like to incorporate digital humanities in the teaching of texts. The institute is free for participants, and those attending will receive a stipend.  (Please see the institute website for more details about stipends and conditions of award for participants.)

Application to the institute should include:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A statement of interest (500-700 words) describing how the institute will further your pedagogical and professional goals, your interest in learning and teaching digital humanities skills, and any relevant digital humanities experience.
  • A description (250-500 words) of your teaching assignments and responsibilities, as well as a specific course or workshop(s) you would like to develop with a digital humanities component.
  • A schedule or syllabus for a class or workshop you have taught. If the applicant has not taught before, please note this in the teaching description.
  • One letter of recommendation emailed to

Please send all material (except recommendation) as a single PDF, with letter of recommendation under separate cover, by February 1, 2018 to  Participants will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2018.

Selection will prioritize candidates who demonstrate interests in learning and teaching DH skills, who have had little or no support for digital humanities pedagogy and training, who teach regularly and are engaged in undergraduate education, and who commit to incorporating digital humanities in a particular course or workshop in the year or two following the institute.

Please see the Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom website for further details. Questions may be directed to

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Call for Colloquium Papers: Law and Ethics of Big Data

Law and Ethics of Big Data

Hosted and Sponsored by: Babson College
Co-Hosted by: The Virginia Tech Center for Business Intelligence Analytics and The Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business
Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 2018
Babson College
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce the annual research colloquium, “Law and Ethics of Big Data,” which will be held this year at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This year’s colloquium is co-hosted by Assistant Professor David Nersessian of Babson College, Associate Professor Angie Raymond of Indiana University, and Professor Janine Hiller of Virginia Tech.

Due to the success of this multi-year event that now is in its fifth year, the colloquium will be expanded and we seek broad participation from multiple disciplines. Please consider submitting research that is ready for the discussion stage. Each paper will receive detailed constructive critique. We are targeting cross-discipline opportunities for colloquium participants, and the Babson community has expressed interest in sharing in these dialogues.

Examples of topics appropriate for the colloquium include: Ethical Principles for the Internet of Things, Intellectual Property and Data Intelligence, Bribery and Algorithms, Ethical Use of Big Data, Health Privacy and Mental Health, Employment and Surveillance, National Security, Civil Rights, and Data, Algorithmic Discrimination, Smart Cities and Privacy, Cybersecurity and Big Data, and Data Regulation. We seek a wide variety of topics that reflects the broad ecosystem created by ubiquitous data collection and use, as well as its impacts on society.

TENTATIVE Colloquium Details:

The colloquium begins at 12.00pm with lunch on April 27 and concludes at ~5.00pm on April 28.

There will be a group dinner on April 27. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at Babson on April 28.

Approximately 50 minutes is allotted for discussion of each paper presentation; 5-10 minutes for an

introductory presentation by the discussant, followed by 40-45 minutes of group discussion. Authors will not present their own papers to the group; rather, a paper discussant presents the work and leads the group dialogue that follows.

Manuscripts will be posted in a password protected members-only forum online.

Participants agree to read and be prepared to participate in the discussion of all papers. Each author may be asked to lead discussion of one other submitted paper.

A limited number of participants will be provided with lodging, and all participants will be provided meals during the colloquium.

Submissions: To be considered, please submit an abstract of 500-750 words to David Nersessian at

( no later than Friday, February 16, 2018. Abstracts will be evaluated based upon the quality of the abstract and the topic’s fit with the theme of the colloquium and other presentations. Questions may be directed to David Nersessian (, Angie Raymond (, or Janine Hiller ( If you are interested in being a discussant, but do not have a paper to present, please send a statement of interest to the same.

Authors will be informed of the decision by Monday, February 26, 2018. If accepted, the author agrees to submit a discussion paper by Friday, February 13, 2017. While papers need not be in finished form, drafts must contain enough information and structure to facilitate a robust discussion of the topic and paper thesis. Formatting can be either APA or Bluebook. In the case of papers with multiple authors, only one author may present at the colloquium.

Contact email:

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Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship Summer 2018

The Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship Planning Committee welcomes proposals from project teams who would like to join us for ILiADS 2018! Project teams can include faculty, students, librarians, and technologists. Given its liberal arts focus, and longstanding relationship with Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH), priority is given to proposals that include student collaborators.

At ILiADS, ideas grow through iterative design and development. During an intensive week of collaborative production activities, teams build upon existing digital pedagogical and scholarly projects or launch new ones. ILiADS Liaisons guide teams in project management, provide necessary expertise, and advise on how to sustain the project into the future.

This year at the host institution of Occidental College, local student-faculty-staff collaborations facilitated by the Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) have focused on immersive technologies (e.g. 360 video, VR, and photogrammetry), public display of scholarly content (e.g., Scalar), and computational analysis of texts. Occidental offers a particularly rich environment for projects in these areas, though proposal of all types, at any juncture, are welcomed.

As you prepare your submission, please follow the proposal guidelines. Examples of successful project proposal from the past are linked below. Completed proposals can be submitted to sends e-mail). If you have questions in the interim, please email us at sends e-mail).

Proposals are due January 31st, 2018

Date and Location
June 10-15th, 2018
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Important Dates

  • December 18, 2017: Call for Proposals
  • January 31, 2018: Project proposals due
  • March 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • More info on registration coming soon
  • June 10-15, 2017; Join us at ILiADS!

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