CFP: Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities

From the call:

[H]umanities, scientific, artistic, geographical, cartographical, informatic and computing disciplines are finding a common space in DEH [Digital Environmental Humanities], and are bringing the use of digital applications, coding and software into league with literary and cultural studies, feminist, queer and critical race studies, and the visual, filmic and performing arts.  As such, DEH is empirically, critically and ethically engaged in exploring digitally mediated, visualized, and parsed framings of past, present and future environments, landscapes and cultures, as well as the ways in which these operate to produce scale, from the intimate and personal to the global and planetary.  Conceptualizations such as Plantationocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Anthropo-scene, Anthropobscene, and so on provide alternate framings of ecological and social collapse, loss and extinction, that emphasize the specific time-space emergence of crises, a diversity of lived experiences across the globe, and the work of words (images and graphs) as analytic formulations as well as descriptors.

This volume, edited by human, physical,  and critical geographers, geomaticians, GIScientists, and literary, digital and environmental humanities scholars, aims to help produce a capacious, eclectic space of knowledge on DEH. We are calling for chapter contributions from researchers in the arts, humanities and sciences, scholars in commensurate fields,  practitioners and professionals, artists, activists, poets, filmmakers and storytellers who engage the environment and the digital and are situated or situate their work in the Global South and Global North (terrestrially and subterraneous) the Oceans, the Arctic, Antarctica (surface and benthic), the Atmosphere and its layers, the Moon, Solar System, Interstellar space and Galaxies beyond. 

The editors are seeking chapters on “DEH engagements, practices, pedagogies and applied cases that facilitate trans-disciplinary encounters between fields as diverse as human cognition, and gaming, bioinformatics and linguistics, social media, literature and history, music, geography, geosciences, anthropology, archaeology, painting, philology, philosophy and the earth and environmental sciences.”

Potential themes: mediations/remediations, reflections, experiences, delvings, contestations, challenges, praxes, and pedagogies.

Potential subjects: (contributors may suggest their own as well):

  • Applied DEH studies.
  • Art-historical questions, geographic concepts, and digital methods.
  • Aural and visual exhibits, performances.
  • Atmosphere.
  • Big data,¬†longue dur√©e, geographical history.
  • Climate histories-historiographies.
  • Cyborgs, biologies, environments.
  • Cities, suburbs.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Digital Ecologies
  • DEH activisms.
  • DEH critiques / critiques of DEH.
  • DEH colonizations / decolonizations.
  • DEH facilitating knowledge production in novel transdisciplinary constellations.
  • DEH guides, tools / theories / techniques.
  • DEH hacking.
  • DEH identities, genders, sexualities, networks.
  • DEH pedagogies.
  • DEH and the earth and environmental sciences.
  • DEH storytelling.
  • Digital food production, transportation, consumption geographies.
  • Digital performances, remediations of place.
  • Digital recovery of texts, objects, and traces of human experience thought long since lost to time.
  • Digital watersheds, riverines, oceanic and benthic systems.
  • Dynamic digital platforms¬†for integrated environmental humanities data management, analysis, synthesis and knowledge dissemination.
  • E-Epidemiology.
  • Film and cinematic approaches.
  • GIS, Geoinformatics, R, Neogeography.
  • Graphesis / counter-visualizations.
  • Open-Source DEH.
  • Indigenous Studies (Indigital)
  • Posthuman landscapes, environments, atmospheres, waters, extra-terrestrial spaces.
  • Resource extraction.
  • Small data and capta.

Publication Schedule

  • 1 January 2021,¬†Submission of Abstracts
  • 15 February 2021,¬†Response of Editors to Authors
  • 1 May 2021,¬†Submission of Draft Chapters by Authors
  • 1 June 2021,¬†Editorial Comments / Revision Suggestions Returned to Authors
  • 1 August 2021,¬†Final Submission of Chapters by Authors
  • 1 September 2021,¬†Submission of¬†¬†DEH Handbook to Routledge

Submission Instructions:  Abstracts and expressions of interest that describe the subject of your contribution may be submitted to the editors by 1 January 2021.


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This post was produced through a cooperation between Claudia Berger, Alasdair Ekpenyong, Lucy Flamm, and Lanell White (Editors-at-Large for the week), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Editor of the Week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Linsey Ford, Ian Goodale, and Pamella Lach (dh+lib Review Editors).