CFP Digital Humanities 2012

Published / by StefanSinclair
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Digital Humanities 2012 – Call for Papers
Hosted by University of Hamburg
16-22 July 2012
 Abstract deadline:  November 1, 2011 (Midnight GMT)
Presentations formats include:
  • Posters (abstract max of 1500 words)
  • Short papers (abstract max of 1500 words)
  • Long papers (abstract max of 1500 words)
  • Multiple paper sessions, including panels (overview max of 500 words)

SDH/SEMI is a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. For more information on the conference, please see the website: http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/

CFP Joint ACCUTE/SDH‐SEMI 2012 Session: Literature and the Copyfight

Published / by admin

As ever‐stricter copyright tightens control over the modes of literary production (and, in the process, criminalizes growing numbers of citizens and consumers), critical scholarship is urgently needed to intervene on the question of copyright: once a staple stimulus for literary and cultural production that now tends more to stifle it. As William St Clair shows in The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, copyright, or intellectual property (IP), represents a foundational but under‐ examined condition of literary production; today, the regulation of IP is changing fast, in international copyright law (ACTA), Canadian copyright law (Bill C‐32), and debates over copyright in Canadian education (e.g. Access Copyright, fair dealing, and Open Access). Many of these changes in IP regulation are prompted by digital media, and both IP regulation and new media networks now powerfully influence literary production and reception (e.g. Google Books, Scribd). The changing IP policy environment has polarized interests into a “copyfight” between copyright “maximalists” (e.g. corporate intermediaries that lobby for term extensions and litigate against consumers) and a “copyleft” of critical creators, scholars, and organizations (e.g. alternative licensing initiatives like Creative Commons). This session invites papers on the relationship between literature, copyright, and the copyfight.

Papers on any subject relevant to literature and the copyfight are welcome, for example:

  • literary representations of intellectual property
  • copyright in literary history
  • IP policy changes in post‐secondary education (e.g Access Copyright)
  • digital remediations and redefinitions of literature
  • case studies in copyright enforcement or litigation by authors or estates
  • creative license, appropriation, fair dealing
  • theory and methodology of critical cultural and legal studies

Please send abstracts to mccutcheon@athabascau.ca by 1 November 2011. (Please note ACCUTE’s submission guidelines.)

Prix 2011 Award (Margaret Conrad)

Published / by SusanBrown

2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities

The leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities has awarded a 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Margaret Conrad of the University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Conrad, Professor Emerita at the University of New Brunswick, is a distinguished scholar of History and Women’s Studies who has had a shaping impact on the understanding of Canada’s past. She credits computational tools—word processing and email—with her impressive and typically collaborative scholarly output later in her career, after personal computing became available. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Continue reading

New Site / Nouveau Site

Published / by admin

We’re pleased to launch our new SDH/SEMI website! We hope relevant information will be easier to find and more up-to-date.

Nous sommes ravis de dévoiler le nouveau site web de SDH/SEMI! Nous espérons que les informations pertinentes seront plus faciles à trouver et plus à jour.

Prix 2010 Award (Terry Butler)

Published / by admin

2010 Award for Outstanding Achievement

The leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities has awarded a 2010 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities posthumously to Terry Butler formerly at the University of Alberta. The Society for Digital Humanities has presented the award annually since 2003 to acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied or in the area of community building. Butler was selected unanimously for his exceptional contributions to developing the community at the University of Alberta and nurturing new digital humanists.

Continue reading

Prix 2010 Award (Alan Burk)

Published / by admin

2010 Award for Outstanding Achievement

The leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities has awarded its 2010 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Alan Burk of the University of New Brunswick. The Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs has presented the award annually since 2003 to acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied or in the area of community building. Burk was selected unanimously for his exceptional contributions to the field.

Continue reading

Prix 2009 Award

Published / by admin

2009 Award for Outstanding Achievement

The leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities has awarded its 2009 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Michael Best and the Internet Shakespeare Editions of the Department of English at the University of Victoria. The Society for Digital Humanities has presented the award annually since 2003 to acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied or in the area of community building. Best was selected unanimously for his exceptional contributions to the field.

Continue reading

Prix 2008 Award

Published / by admin

2008 SDH/SEMI Award for Outstanding Achievement

SDH/SEMI, the leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities, has awarded its 2008 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Christian Vandendorpe of the Département de français at Université d’Ottawa. This award has been presented annually since 2003. Previous recipients include Willard McCarty, Jean-Claude Guédon, Ian Lancashire, Paul Fortier, Elaine Nardocchio, Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy of the Orlando Project and, most recently Jean-Guy Meunier. The award acknowledges those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. Vandendorpe was selected unanimously for his exceptional contributions to the field.

Continue reading

Prix 2007 Award

Published / by admin

2007 Award for Outstanding Achievement

SDH/SEMI, the leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities, has awarded its 2007 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Jean-Guy Meunier of the Département de philosophie at Université du Québec à Montréal. This award has been presented annually since 2003. Previous recipients include Willard McCarty, Jean-Claude Guédon, Ian Lancashire, Paul Fortier, Elaine Nardocchio and, most recently Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy of the Orlando Project. The award acknowledges those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. Meunier was selected unanimously for his exceptional contributions to the field.

Continue reading

Prix 2006 Award

Published / by admin

2006 Award for Outstanding Achievement:

The SDH/SEMI has awarded its 2006 Award for Outstanding Achievement for Computing in the Arts and Humanities to Isobel Grundy, Patricia Clements and Susan Brown of the Orlando Project. The SDH/SEMI is the leading academic society in Canada in the field of digital humanities. This award has been awarded annually to one or two people since 2003. Previous recipients include Willard McCarty, Jean-Claude Guédon, Ian Lancashire, Paul Fortier, and Elaine Nardocchio. The award acknowledges those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. Grundy, Clements, and Brown were selected for their leadership of the innovative Orlando project of international significance.

Continue reading