CFP: “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, ” June 7 2015 @ UVic

Call for Proposals
Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 |

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 15 February 2015

How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?

This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.

Featured events include:
Opening presentations by leading figures in this area
Lightning talks, where authors present 4 minute versions of longer papers 
that have been circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
Aligned workshops, where session leaders present tools and platforms for social knowledge creation and attendees have the opportunity to play and experiment in this environment

Proposals for lightning papers or aligned workshops should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 500–750 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of any presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation approximately 6 weeks in advance of the event. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community, although we note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before February 15th 2015 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities” is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), Iter Community, and Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance. This event is happily organized by Alyssa Arbuckle, Bill Bowen, and Ray Siemens.

Alyssa Arbuckle (B.A. Hons, M.A.)
Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria | @arbuckle_alyssa

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