::fibreculture:: cfp: Connected Communities: global or local2local?
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Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts Conference 2011
Connected Communities: global or local2local?
The DRHA 2011 Conference
Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
Sunday 4th September - Wednesday 7th September 2011
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, with add on option of
Saturday 3rd September in Shanghai
In 2011 the DRHA conference will explore the new connectivities in
societies and cultures which are enabled by the blending of virtual
and physical space, the traversing of time and space through the
virtual, and the evolution of innovative methodologies. Crossing
disciplines and challenging boundaries within the humanities, arts
and the creative industries, this conference will examine critically
familiar notions of the ‘local’, the ‘global’ and the ‘network’
across the cultural spectrum. We anticipate specific strands focusing
on such topics as the following, but the conference welcomes other
Digital connectivities in performance, composition, education,
teaching and business:
Telepresence and liveness
Virtual realities, virtual cultures
How have the creative industries responded to these opportunities?
Narratives and networks:
Peer to peer exchange and learning
New generation web infrastructures, open source communities
Digital alternatives to narrative
Digital spaces and histories:
Site specificity in the age of the digital network
New self representations- from avatars to blogs, web pages and
Localisation and inspiration, the impact of GPS and mobile technologies
Displacement and reproduction
Digital cultural heritage: the past and the present
Chinese digital cultures
Who owns the digital: local2local, or global?
National and global digitisation strategies
Digital cultures and criticality
New spaces for dissent: empowerment through the digital
The Google Book Project and other IP debates
Questions of design, usability and audience run through all of these
We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances and
workshop sessions which address the conference theme of ‘Connected
Communities’. Proposals for panel sessions are particularly
encouraged. Proposals for papers with attached screen-based examples,
innovative and non-traditional session formats, including
presentations and discussions concerning performances or
installations which are to be presented, are welcome. (Please note,
however, that the costs of any specialist equipment, transportation
or technical support associated with presentations must be borne by
The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2011. Abstracts should
be approx 600 words. Performances, installations and screen based
works should take care to answer the questions regarding space
requirements and installation needs. Letters of acceptance will be
sent by 11th March 2011, when registration for the conference will
open. All accepted applicants will be expected to register as
confirmation of their acceptance.
The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference
is hosted annually by various UK academic institutes (previous
conferences: http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/DRHA/index.xml). This
year’s conference is hosted by Nottingham University at their campus
in Ningbo, China (http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/index.aspx). It
will take place from Sunday 4th September to Wednesday 7th September
2011. Costs for the accommodation, food and conference registration
fee will be a maximum of £200 for those who book by 4 April. Please
note no costs can be covered for participants, presenters or
performers. We recommend you seek funds for your attendance as soon
as your proposal is submitted for presentation.
There is also the option of a pre-conference gathering (for a modest
additional cost). This is to join us in Shanghai for the afternoon
and evening of Saturday 3rd September. A programme of events is being
organised in Shanghai for that afternoon/evening and, after an
overnight stay in Shanghai, an air-conditioned bus will take
attendees on to the Nottingham University Campus, Ningbo (2 hours
journey) to start the conference on Sunday afternoon.
Please see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cas/
for more information. All submissions must be on-line; a link is
currently under construction.
Judith Still, University of Nottingham
Ghislaine Boddington, Middlesex University/body>data>space
Andy White, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
Judith Still, University of Nottingham, judith.still at nottingham.ac.uk
Ghislaine Boddington, Middlesex University, ghislaine at bodydataspace.net
- for installations and programme queries.
Andy White, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China,
andrew.white at nottingham.edu.cn
- for locations, on site and practical queries.
Lisa McCabe, University of Nottingham, lisa.mccabe at nottingham.ac.uk
- for general enquiries.
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