CFP: Lab and Slack. Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities 1

Drs. Mila Oiva (University of Turku) and Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) have released a call for papers for a¬†special issue of¬†Digital Humanities Quarterly,¬†which will explore two thematic clusters: 1) ‚ÄčLab: Physical Situatedness‚Äč; and 2) ‚ÄčSlack: Virtual Situatedness‚Äč.

From the call (.pdf):

The purpose of this special issue is to examine the different aspects of situated research practices ‚Äčof the digital humanities covering two perspectives: physical and virtual‚Äč. The physical places of research refer to the various digital humanities sites (laboratories, centers, departments) all over the world and more widely to the surroundings a location in a particular city, country, cultural sphere or continent affecting research practices. As virtual environments of digital humanities scholarship, we define the digital internet-based platforms, services, and tools that enable research and scholarly collaboration. The aspects that determine digital humanities research in both physical and virtual places are infrastructure (material and non-material), social interaction (communication and collaboration), and context (social, cultural, and political situatedness). The aspects influence each other and changes in one of them can affect the others. They have also impact on what is studied, the ways research can be done, and, in the end the results of our knowledge, what kind of knowledge digital humanities research can provide.

Submissions for 200-word abstracts are due October 15, 2018, and final papers are due February 1, 2019.

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