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Nominations for 2017 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award

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Award Description:

This award is given for an exemplary project or publication by a Canadian researcher, or a researcher at a Canadian institution, or a team based at Canadian institution. It recognizes a major contribution to the field of digital humanities, broadly conceived, by a Canadian researcher or team of researchers, or a researcher or team based at a Canadian institution, in the form of a recent scholarly publication or published software or tool contribution.

The scholarship may take the form of a traditional scholarly publication or a significant piece of software development in the form of a prototype, a tool, an application, web resource or web service, piece of digital infrastructure or result of fabrication.

The publication or creation for which the award will be made may relate to any area of the digital humanities, and should constitute a substantial advance in the field, whether theoretical, critical, or applied, and may take the form of print or online publications, a design portfolio, prototypes, or a production system.

The award will be given for work that, in the opinion of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee, constitutes a landmark contribution to the field.

Nature of award:

  • A plaque, and an award citation which will be posted on the CSDH/SCHN website;
  • Award presentation at the AGM if the recipient(s) is/are in attendance

Please note, the Awards Committee would appreciate a short (10 min) presentation on the subject of the award at the annual AGM to take place in Toronto, on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. Personal attendance is not required.

Details:

  • Criteria for eligibility: The recipient may be at any stage of her or his career. The scholarship may take the form of a traditional scholarly publication or a significant piece of software development in the form of a prototype, a tool, an application, web resource or web service, piece of digital infrastructure or result of fabrication. It may be produced by a team or a single scholar; the team or scholar should be based at a Canadian institution or the scholar or leader/principal investigator of the team must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The recipient need not be affiliated with an institution.
  • Normally the award will be made to a work of scholarship or software published within the previous 24 months. (i.e in 2015 or 2016)
  • Supporting documentation: access to contribution or projects may be requested if not readily accessible.
  • Adjudication will be on the basis of the single publication or creation alone, irrespective of other achievements by the researcher or team to date.

Nomination process:

  • details of the contribution and how to locate or access it
  • contact information for the nominee;
  • contact information for the nominator, if it is not a self-nomination;
  • up to 300 words explaining the nature of the nominee’s contribution, if the nominated contribution is the result of a team effort;
  • a rationale of up to 500 words explaining why the contribution should be considered outstanding.

Please send your submission for the “2017 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award” to Kim Martin, Acting Chair of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee (kmarti20@uoguelph.ca)

Deadline for submission: 24 March 2017

 

Appel à communications, Conférence CSDH/SCHN 2017

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Appel à communications, Conférence CSDH/SCHN 2017
Toronto, Ontario, 29 au 31 mai 2017

La Société canadienne des humanités numériques (http://csdh-schn.org/) invite les chercheurs(euses), les praticien(ne)s, ainsi que les étudiant(e)s aux cycles supérieurs à soumettre des propositions de communication, de table ronde ou de démonstration numérique pour la conférence annuelle qui aura lieu lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université Ryerson du 29 au 31 mai (http://congress2017.ca). Le thème du Congrès 2017 « L’épopée d’une histoire : 150 ans vers l’avenir » (« From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150 ») vise à souligner l’importance de la diversité, de la conscience du passé et des regards critiques sur le futur. La CSDH/SCHN accepte toutefois les propositions sur tous les thèmes qui touchent la théorie et la pratique dans le domaine des humanités numériques. Continue reading

Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017

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Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017
Toronto (Canada), May 29-31, 2017

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, from May 29th to 31st (http://congress2017.ca/). The theme of this year’s Congress is “From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150”, and is aimed at encouraging diversity, an awareness of our past, and a critical look at where we are headed. The Program Committee encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

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“Research and Precarity in the Humanities”

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Joint Panel between ACCUTE (Association of the Canadian College and University Teachers of English) and CSDH-SCHN (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities-Société canadienne des humanités numériques)

2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Toronto, Canada (May 27 — June 2, 2017)

Current discussions on precarity in the Canadian academe respond to the economic structures of university labour. The increasing dependence of universities on temporary teaching staff and the paucity of “alt-ac” positions have dominated conversations about precarious labour and the changing nature of early career researchers.

However, early career researchers in precarious situations frequently win grants and lead major research projects. Research also happens in the precariat. Addressing this gap in the conversation, we propose to examine the means by which research in the precariat contributes substantially to the body of original, essential research in academic professions.

ACCUTE has been at the forefront of discussions on the precarity of academic labour. In turn, the digital humanities community, spearheaded in Canada by CSDH-SCHN, has concentrated on alt-ac positions and collaborative work as possible responses to the crisis of academic labour. These associations constitute a vibrant community of early career researchers whose experiences provide insight into how research is accomplished in the changing academy.

We seek papers that respond to these and other topics:

  • access and use of resources, including digital and financial;
  • the impact of changing modes of publication and dissemination;
  • recognition, honours, and rewards for researchers across labour categories;
  • extra-institutional support.

Please send the following required documents by December 1 (5pm EST), 2016 to: Emily Murphy (5em18 (at) queensu (dot) ca) and Lai-Tze Fan (laitze (dot) fan (at) concordia (dot) ca).

    • A 100-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind)

 

 

Please note: the CV shall have no bearing on the selection process except to ensure that the panel meets the diverse concerns of early career researchers. Also, the CV will not be disseminated to other parties.

2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

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Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.

Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.

It is with great pleasure that the CSDH/SCHN executive introduces Jenna Townend, PhD student in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University and winner of the 2016 Lancashire Promise Award. Her paper “The Network of George Herbert’s Imitators: A Quantitative Approach” traced the ways that phrases from George Herbert’s devotional poetry were taken up by his contemporaries. The judges were unanimous in their praise of her delivery, her comfort with her material, and her ability to engage with audience questions. Jenna did an excellent job situating her experience, methodology, and outcomes in the context of both DH and seventeenth-century studies. The judges were particularly impressed by her ability to follow through on her ambitious plan of research.

The judges also noted how close the rankings were and commend this year’s excellent graduate scholars — thank you all for such a great week together.

DHSI@Congress Workshops: Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at the University of Calgary

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Are you looking for a little more DH after the CSDH/SCHN conference is over? We are pleased to announce that DHSI@Congress, a series of 2.5-hour workshops for scholars, staff, and students interested in a hands-on introduction to DH tools, techniques and methods, will be returning to Congress for its third year.

The DHSI@Congress workshops, which run on Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, are built on the community model of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria (to find out more about the DHSI in Victoria, now celebrating its 17th anniversary, please visit http://www.dhsi.org/). The DHSI@Congress sessions, facilitated by established scholars and emerging leaders in the field, introduce a wide range of Digital Humanities methods and methodologies from project management to DH pedagogy, from theoretical issues to the command line (and more!). We invite interested Congress attendees to register for any and all workshops that engage their interest at http://www.dhsi.org/events.php#DHSI@Congress. Continue reading

CFP CSDH/SCHN 2016

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CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016
Calgary,  Alberta, 30 May – 1 June 2016

*Deadline extended to December 17th*

(Appel en français ci-dessous.)

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calgary, from May 30th to June 1 (http://congress2016.ca/).  We encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

Proposals for papers (20 min.), digital demonstrations,, and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until 17 December 2015 and must be submitted to https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/. Paper abstracts should be 500 words, and should specify your  thesis, methodology and conclusions. Panel proposals should give a 500 word overview of the panel and a brief synopsis of each speaker’s contribution. We also welcome proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools. Demonstrations will be given table space and a backdrop so they can set up a poster and a computer for a 2-hour session. We encourage projects with software to show to apply for this venue.

CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals for joint panels with The Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA), and we encourage presenters to note if they are open to a joint panel. Submit your panel proposal or individual paper proposal to either association. You and your panelists need to be members of either association, but not necessarily both.

CSDH/SCHN and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS/SCER) are organizing a panel on (Pre)Digital Models for Networks and Communities. Proposals should be submitted through the CSRS as outlined in their call for papers: http://csrs-scer.ca/documents/2016%20Calgary%20CFP.pdf . Partial travel funding for graduate student presenting in this session will be provided by Iter. Presenters need to be members of either association, but not necessarily both.

Please see also the CFP for our joint session with ACCUTE on Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy at http://csdh-schn.org/2015/09/16/distance-technologies-distant-reading-and-literary-pedagogy/.

There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel. Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.

Scholars in the digital humanities are engaged in diverse digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines, and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Métis people, people of color, LGBTQ, or other underrepresented groups.

Selected papers from the conference will appear in special collections published in the CSDH/SCHN society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org).

2016 Program committee: Jon Bath (program chair), Michael Ullyot (local organizer), Jason Boyd,  Susan Brown, Constance Crompton, Lai-Tze Fan, Dominic Forest, Dean Irvine, and Stéfan Sinclair.

https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/


 

CSDH/SCHN conférence 2016
Calgary, Alberta, 30 mai – 1 juin 2016

La Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH-SCHN.org) invite les chercheurs(res), les praticiens(ciennes) et étudiants(tes) aux cycles supérieurs à soumettre des propositions de communication, de sessions et des démonstrations numériques lors de ce rassemblement collectif qui aura lieu au Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Calgary,  du 30 mai au 1 juin (http://congress2016.ca). Nous encourageons les propositions portant sur tous les sujets touchant à la fois la théorie et la pratique dans le domaine des humanités numériques.

Les propositions de communication (20 min.), démonstrations numériques et tables rondes (2-6 conférenciers pour une séance d’une heure et demi) seront acceptées jusqu’au 10 décembre 2015 et doivent être soumises à https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/. Les résumés de communication pour les propositions doivent être d’environ 500 mots et doivent indiquer clairement la thèse, la méthodologie et les conclusions. Les proposition de tables rondes devraient fournir un résumé de 500 mots de la séance et une brève synthèse de la contribution de chaque participant. Nous sommes également ouverts aux propositions portant sur des projets ou des outils numériques qui feront l’objet de démonstration. Les démonstrateurs disposeront d’une table et une toile de fond pour qu’ils puissent installer leurs affiches et ordinateurs pour une séance de deux heures. Nous encourageons les gens voulant présenter des projets avec logiciel à appliquer d’avance pour réserver cet espace.

La CSDH/SCHN accepte les propositions pour des sessions conjointes avec The Canadian Games Studies Association (CGSA) et nous encourageons les présentateurs individuels à nous indiquer s’ils sont intéressés à être planifiés dans une session conjointe. Vous pouvez soumettre vos sessions préformées ou individuelles à l’association de votre choix. Les panelistes devoient être enregistrés à l’une des deux associations, mais pas nécessairement aux deux.

La CSDH/SCHN et la Société canadienne d’études de la Renaissance (CSRS/SCER) organize une séance spéciale intitulée “Humanités et Humanisme: des modèles (pré)numériques pour les communautés en réseau?” Les propositions devraient être soumises directement à la SCER selon leur appel : http://csrs-scer.ca/documents/2016%20Calgary%20CFP.pdf. Des fonds seront rendus disponibles par Iter pour rembourser une partie des frais de déplacement pour les étudiants. Les participants doivent être enregistrés à l’une des deux associations, mais pas nécessairement aux deux.

Veuillez aussi consulter l’appel à communications pour notre session conjointe avec ACCUTE sur la « La technologies à distance, la lecture à distance, et la pédagogie littéraire » à l’adresse suivante : http://csdh-schn.org/2015/09/16/distance-technologies-distant-reading-and-literary-pedagogy/.

Il y a un montant limitée de fonds disponibles pour soutenir le voyage des étudiants(tes) aux cycles superieurs. Veuillez noter que tous les présentateurs(trices) doivent être membres de la CSDH/SCHN au moment de la conférence.

Les chercheurs(res) en humanités numériques sont engagés dans divers activités de recherche assisté par ordinateur, d’enseignement et de création en liaison avec des ressources numériques. La CSDH/SCHN accueille favorablement les propositions de toutes parties prenantes et disciplines, et encourage les femmes, les Autochtones et les Métis, les personnes de couleur, les gens LGBTQ ou d’autres groupes sous-représentés d’appliquer.

Une sélection des communications présentés à la conférence apparaisseront dans des collections spéciales publiés dans la revue de l’association CSDH/SCHN, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique(http://www.digitalstudies.org).

Comité de programme 2016: Jon Bath (program chair), Michael Ullyot (local organizer), Jason Boyd,  Susan Brown, Constance Crompton, Lai-Tze Fan, Dominic Forest, Dean Irvine, and Stéfan Sinclair.

Call for Nominations for CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Early Career Award

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The CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Early Career Award recognizes exemplary scholarly work by a Canadian or permanent resident researcher or a researcher at a Canadian institution during the early stage of her or his career. Early career, in this context, usually extends from the later stages of doctoral work to up to 10 years since award of a PhD. The recipient need not be affiliated with an institution.

The recipient will be invited to accept the award and to address the society in a plenary session of the annual conference at Congress, which will be held this coming year at the University of Calgary in the spring of 2016. An invitation to serve on the editorial board of Digital Studies/Le champ numérique will also be offered to the recipient.

This award is typically given to an early-career scholar whose work relates to any area of the digital humanities, broadly conceived, whether theoretical, critical, applied, or in the area of community building. Evidence of scholarship may take the form of print or online publications, a design portfolio, fabrications, prototypes or tools, or a production system. Work produced by a member of a larger collaborative team may be considered for this award; in such a case, the nomination should include a letter from the leader of the team (which may be the nominee her or himself) explaining the nature of the nominee’s contribution to the team activities. The award will be given for work that, in the opinion of the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee, constitutes a significant contribution to the field.

Nominations of up to 500 words must be submitted by November 30, 2015. Only current members of CSDH/SCHN are eligible to submit nominations. Nominations must be sent by email to the chair of the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee (dean.irvine@dal.ca).

The Awards committee will compile a short list, and confirm with nominees whether they are willing to be considered, in December 2015. We will then request the submission of supporting material (CV, letters of support, and access to contributions or projects if not readily accessible) by January 15, 2016.

Adjudication of the award will be conducted by the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee (Dean Irvine, Dominic Forest, Susan Brown, Juan Luis Suarez, Kevin Kee, and Janelle Jenstad), who may consult the CSDH/SCHN Executive or external members of the community for assistance in evaluating applications. Selection will be made by the end of January 2016. An announcement will be made in spring 2016, along with the release of the CSDH/SCHN conference program for Congress 2016.

Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

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Joint Session between CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE for Congress 2016

What potential resides in the integration of the digital humanities with distance technologies? How might such an integration facilitate the offering of literature courses online? Although the phenomenon of literature courses delivered entirely or partially with the assistance of web-based technologies has made significant inroads into North American curricula and generated lively debates across social and traditional media, the prospects for teaching literature online still remain uncertain. With the rise in popularity of summer institutes such as DHSI at the University of Victoria, and the recent spread of localized DH institute offerings at Guelph and Dalhousie, the moment seems to have arrived when Canadian institutions might consider how the rise of the digital humanities could contribute to transitioning literature departments toward adopting year-round DH course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. How might techniques and technologies of the digital humanities be coupled with literature courses offered online? How productive is the relationship between the practices of “distant reading” and the pedagogy of distance technologies? What kinds of institutional resources are necessary for distance course design and support? What kinds of open-source tools and platforms might be enlisted in such courses? How do we measure the long-term impact of such offerings on enrollments? How do we persuade colleagues and administrators to accept the potential for the move toward dedicated distance course offerings?

Presenters are invited to speak to individual experiences in offering literature courses online, about efforts to collaborate with colleagues and administrators to propose such courses, about revising departmental curricula to accommodate both distance and traditional classroom-based courses, about local capacities to support distance technologies, about inter-departmental, -faculty, and -university collaborations, about blended or hybrid approaches to digital pedagogy, about best practices and emerging technologies, about web-based open-access learning, about for-credit and non-credit MOOCs, or about the history of distance technologies and literary pedagogy. 

Proposals for papers (20 min.) will be accepted until December 1st, 2015 and must be submitted at https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/. Abstracts should be between 200 and 400 words and should clearly indicate the paper’s thesis, methodology and conclusions. Queries about submissions for this joint session should be directed to Dean Irvine (dean.irvine@dal.ca).