CFP Thursday

Check out today’s list of New Media CFPs!

DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, and NDSA’s DigiPres18

Monday, May 7, 2018 (All day)

DLF is pleased to announce that we have opened Calls for Proposals for our three conferences happening this October in Las Vegas! These include:

  • our brand-new Learn@DLF pre-conference (#learnatdlf, October 14);
  • the DLF Forum (#DLFforum, October 15-17);
  • NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018 (#digipres18, October 17-18).
  • Learn@DLF(link sends e-mail), our new pre-conference, will be structured entirely as a workshop day. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

    The DLF Forum, our signature event, includes digital library practitioners from member institutions and the broader community, for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. In these respects, the event is an opportunity for attendees to conduct business, present work, share experiences and practices, support information sharing, and assess DLF’s programs and progress with community input. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

    And, to round out the week, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018, will help to chart future directions for both the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

    Submit for one conference or all three (though, different proposals for each, please)! Session options range from 60-second Minute Madness sessions at DigiPres to daylong workshops at Learn@DLF(link sends e-mail), with many options in between.

    The deadline for all three opportunities is May 7 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

    Thank you so much for reading! If you have any questions, please write us at sends e-mail). We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

    DLF Forum CFP

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    DigitalHERITAGE 2018

    New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age

    3rd International Congress & Expo
    26-30 October 2018, San Francisco, USA

    5 days, 18 federating conferences/events, 100s of talks, 3 amazing venues, 50,000 sqft expo, 10 tours

    WHAT The leading global event on digital technology for documenting, conserving and sharing heritage—from monuments & sites, to museums & collections, libraries & archives, and intangible traditions & languages. Featuring keynotes from cultural leaders & digital pioneers, a tech expo, research demos, scientific papers, policy panels, best practice case studies, hands-on workshops, plus tours of technology and heritage labs.

    Culture and technology fields from computer science to cultural preservation, archaeology to art, architecture to archiving, museums to musicology, history to humanities, computer games to computer graphics, digital surveying to social science, libraries to language, and many more.

    Some 750+ leaders from across the 4 heritage domains together with industry to explore, discuss & debate the potentials and pitfalls of digital for culture. Heritage and digital professionals, from educators to technologists, researchers to policy makers, executives to curators, archivists to scientists, and more.

    In the heart of the digital revolution on the waterfront in San Francisco, USA. For the first time outside Europe following our 1st Congress in Marseille in 2013 and 2nd in Granada in 2015.

    26-30 October 2018 ​
        Workshop, Tutorials & Special Session Proposals Due online: 15 April 2018
        Papers & Expo Proposals Due online: 20 May 2018
        Notification: 15 July 2018

    Call for Proposals (Papers, Exhibits, Workshops, Tutorials, Panels)

    You are invited to submit proposals for the congress. We are accepting proposals for:

    • Papers (Full papers as well as short papers, case studies and posters)
    • Exhibits
    • Workshops, Tutorials, Panels/Roundtables and special sessions

    We solicit submissions on a broad range of themes and topics, including but not limited to:

    Reality Capture track   Digital Documentation & Input

    • Photogrammetry, image-based modeling, SFM • 2D scanning & document digitization
    • 3D scanning (laser, structured light, mocap, etc) • mobile and indoor scanning and sensing
    • remote monitoring technologies
    • GPR & magnetometry
    • Remote sensing and aerial lidar • GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo) • Low-cost & gaming 3D input
    • Gigapixel, ultra-high res & HDR photography • Terahertz, Infrared, UV & X-ray imaging
    • Advanced sensors research

    Visualization and Interaction track   Digital Presentation & Output

    • Immersive and Active/Passive stereodisplays
    • Real + virtual worlds (mixed/augmented reality)
    • Virtualization of senses (touch, taste, smell, sound) • Haptic & Multimodal interaction
    • Distributed VR
    • Local/remote rendering
    • Innovative interaction systems
    • Storytelling and design of heritage communications • Usability, effectiveness and interface design
    • Visual simulation of materials
    • Emerging visualization technologies
    • Rapid prototyping, 3d printing & reproduction

    Analysis and Interpretation track   Digital Content Management & Analysis

    • Historic Document Analysis
    • Remote Sensing Analysis (incl aerial image proc.)
    • Finite element, structural and other analyses
    • 3D modeling (CAD-based and reality-based
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    • Virtual Reconstruction Issues
    • Realism and Interpretation in CH
    • 3D, multimedia and GIS repositories, platforms, & info systems
    • Digital Curation
    • Virtual GIS and Mapping tools
    • Emerging technologies

    Policy and standards track   Digital Heritage Policy & Societal Issues

    • Metadata Handling & Management • Digital Rights
    • Heritage Commons
    • Cultural Analytics
    • Heritage at Risk
    • Heritage Consortia
    • E-libraries
    • Digital Humanities
    • Born digital content issues

    Preservation track Digital Preservation & Standards

    • Metadata, standards, ontologies in Heritage • Requirements and policies
    • Trusted digital repositories / OAIS
    • Institutional Repositories, digital libraries
    • Semantic Web and processing in CH
    • Long term storage and persistence
    • authentication, accreditation and DRM
    • Data formats and compression for preservation • Watermarking, orphan works, copyrights & IPR

    Theory, methodologies & applications of Digital Heritage track  Digital Heritage Solutions & Best Practices

    Integrated solutions and best practices in:

    • Virtual documentation
    • Virtual conservation & restoration
    • Virtual archaeology
    • Virtual museums & exhibitions
    • Serious Games for heritage
    • Collaborative environments
    • Internet technologies and social media • 3D sensing

    Online submission will open March 15th. Tutorials, Workshops, & Special Session proposals due April 15th. Papers and Exhibit proposals are due May 20th. Papers will be able to be submitted to DigitalHERITAGE as a whole, as well as to many of the federating events including PNC2018. Conference Proceedings to be published with IEEE and Expo Proceedings with Elsevier open access.

    All submissions will be handled digitally and must use IEEE Xplore format. More information will be coming soon on the congress website at and on the websites of our many partners.

    Lon Addison for the DigitalHERITAGE 2018 Organizing Committee
    Contact Info:
    Lon Addison, Chair, DigitalHERITAGE 2018

    Contact Email:


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    First Forum 2018, Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Conference, USC

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (All day)

    FIRST FORUM invites submissions that explore the many meanings and implications of the concept of “emergency” in relation to cinema and media scholars and practitioners. The concept of the exception, the anomaly, and the crisis pervade both contemporary aesthetics and academic discourse, connected to Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception.” In an emergency situation, the drive toward immediate response often disrupts perceptions of what is acceptable or permissible behavior. “Fake news,” live streaming, augmented reality, and dystopian fiction all exemplify responses to or attempts to reckon with moments of crisis or instability. Often these forms emphasize dissolution and destruction, often in a reactionary mode. While the contingency of an emergency state suggests precarity and uncertainty, it also possesses the possibility of new aesthetic, political, and social modes that have yet to be realized. Emergence can not only be theorized, but also practiced. What does media produced under states of emergency look and sound like? What is the role of the artist in moments of crisis?

    WE SEEK to complicate this negative framework by bringing emergency into conversation with the connected term emergence. Emergency and emergence also can be considered catalytic concepts, cultivating moments of potential and fostering new forms of organization to respond to an emergency’s urgent call. What kinds of action are motivated by emergency thinking? How do viewers respond to media produced under emergency conditions? What other vocabularies might be employed to characterize radical change or a disruption in norms? Is there a way to conceptualize emergency that takes into consideration different modalities and histories? We invite interrogation of the potential of the theory and practice of emergency and of alternatives to this term, as ways of thinking about social, political, technological, and aesthetic transformations that occur during times of uncertainty.

    POSSIBLE TOPICS might include: Practice-based work responding to crisis // Media technologies in both theory and practice // Journalism and propaganda // News and information (i.e. 24-hour news cycle, online fora, live streaming, etc.) // Political, humanitarian, and activist documentary // Live streaming // “Fake news” and concepts of truth // Ecology, the environment, climate change // Utopias and dystopias // Revolution and social action // Alternate forms of historiography and history-making // Aesthetic theories of emergence and systematicity

    IN ADDITION to panel presentations, we will have a keynote speaker, alumni respondents, and a faculty roundtable.

    PLEASE SUBMIT an abstract of no more than 200 words for a 20 minute panel presentation and a short bio. Non-traditional, creative projects are welcome, as are individual papers or pre-constituted panels. Please email your submissions and inquiries to sends e-mail) by May 1st, 2018.

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    Keystone DH 2018 – Deadline Extended!

    Complete the Proposal Submission Form by March 29, 2018

    The Keystone Digital Humanities conference invites proposals for papers, interactive demonstrations, workshops, or panel discussions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the Pennsylvania State University, July 16-18, 2018.

    Paper presentations will be 15 minutes in length, while panel discussions and workshops must be proposed by all participants and not exceed one hour in length.

    Please submit your name, email address, title, and type of your proposed presentation, and a proposal of 200-300 words in the form linked below. Paper abstracts should specify the thesis, methodology, and conclusions. If you are proposing an interactive presentation or workshop, please include in the description a requested time length for the session. The proposal deadline is March 29, 2018, and proposers will be notified by April 13, 2018.

    We will be offering a number of student bursaries in support of presenting at the conference that will cover the cost of two nights lodging at one of the conference hotels. Note that only students who are submitting a proposal will be considered. To be considered for a student bursary, click on that option at the end of the submission form. We will notify recipients as part of the proposal acceptance process.

    Questions about submissions or about the conference in general can be directed to John Russell,

    Conference Organizing Committee:

    • John Russell
    • Aaron Mauro
    • Kevin Conaway
    • Kira Homo
    • Emily Hagen
    • Ahmed Yousof

    Link to CFP

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    Call for Participation: Transacting DH: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Collaboration

    In 2011, Tanya Clement and Doug Reside convened an NEH-supported conversation titled Off the Tracks, which led to the eventual publication of the Collaborators’ Bill of Rights. Prompted by this year’s presidential theme–Textual Transactions–this guaranteed panel supported by the Association for Computer in the Humanities (ACH) will address questions of “transaction” as a combination of form and function. What models of collaboration have evolved across DH projects over time? How have advisors and students negotiated their roles in digital humanities research projects? What are the rights and responsibilities of mentoring, supervising, directing, or staffing a digital humanities research project? What are the boundaries of these transactions? How can digital humanities transactions challenge our ideas of collaboration?

    This session will consider what the rights, roles, and responsibilities associated with forms of DH research and pedagogical transaction.  What models are there? What are the pitfalls? What honest conversation can we have about them? We would like to hear models from those working in a variety of situations: faculty, altac, library, student, advisory board, volunteer, or administrator. Proposals should include be no more than 250 words and describe both the opportunities and challenges of “transacting” digital humanities projects. Please also include a short one-paragraph biographical statement. Proposals can be emailed to Lisa Rhody at by March 26th.

    Link to CFP

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    Freedman Center Colloquium on Digital Scholarship

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018

    Join us for a rousing discussion of democracy and the digital at the fourth Digital Scholarship Colloquium hosted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. We are now accepting proposals for papers, posters, panels, and/or demonstrations from scholars, students, librarians/archivists, technologists, non-profit researchers, and community organizers that interrogate the ways that digital tools work to either uphold or upend democracy, and how research might be used to advocate for positive impact within communities experiencing disruption and inequality. The colloquium is an opportunity to connect people to the scholarly work and digital tools that directly or indirectly affects their lives and civil liberties.

    Proposals will fall into one of three categories:

    • Methodology: Proposed submissions discuss digital scholarship projects as case studies, including their workflows and best practices.
    • Theory: Proposed submissions discuss theoretical topics around digital scholarship, such as the ethics of big data, impact measurement, DS labor practices, or DS classroom pedagogy.
    • Workshops: Proposed submissions aim to teach attendees a skill using a specific digital tool, e.g. text mining with Voyant, a quick intro to Timeline JS, or how to “hydrate” social media data. Attendees would bring laptops to these sessions.

    Proposals may include, but are not limited to topics related to healthcare, law, social sciences, housing, the environment, or social justice activism, such as:

    • Geospatial analysis of gerrymandering
    • Using big data to fight the opioid crisis
    • Algorithmic bias and predictive policing
    • Digital surveillance and constitutional rights
    • Equitable labor and cultural production
    • Net neutrality and digital access

    Here are examples of Digital Scholarship Colloquium past colloquia:


    Please submit your proposals here. All submissions must be received by May 31, 2018, and notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid-June. Proposals should clearly connect to the theme of democracy and digital scholarship and identify action-oriented takeaways or opportunities for collaboration in and out of academia. Proposals where academics or nonprofit researchers are analyzing community-based projects should include members of that community on the panel. Proposals should evince a range of perspectives and identities among presenters. Accepted proposals should follow guidelines on creating accessible presentations. (

    Accepted papers will have the opportunity to be published in an open access journal created by Case Western Reserve University and hosted in our institutional repository, Digital Case. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Williams, Team Lead for Digital Learning & Scholarship at or Charlie Harper, Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian at

    Link to CFP

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