The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has issued a call for proposals for Digital Humanities Forum 2015, to take place September 25-26, 2015.
The theme for 2015 is Peripheries, Barriers, Hierarchies: Rethinking Access, Inclusivity, and Infrastructure in Global DH Practice. The organizers seek proposals related (but not limited to):
- How do embedded assumptions of DH practice shape what gets made, studied, and communicated;
- The limitations of digital structures and infrastructures such as code/databases/ operating systems/interfaces/standards to represent or highlight cultural/gender/linguistic specificities, and efforts to get past these limitations;
- Inclusion and exclusion in digital collections: archival silences, massive digital libraries, digital recovery projects;
- “Accessible DH” that includes different abilities, languages, genders and sexual orientations, socio-economic conditions, and access to technical knowledge and infrastructure;
- Case studies of projects focusing on accessibility and actively focusing on openness;
- Case studies of indigenous, gendered, transnational, or “Global South” DH;
- The concept and practice of minimal computing (sustainable computing done under some set of significant constraints of hardware, software, education, network capacity, power, or other factors);
- Projects exploring data in languages other than English or working towards multilingual presentation;
- Critical making, hacking, tinkering, and non-textual modes of knowledge production;
- “Soft infrastructures” such as ideas of ownership, copyright, and intellectual property and their impact on global DH practice.