BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities 2017 Conference

Fri, 09/22/2017 (All day) to Sun, 09/24/2017 (All day)

Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels

Proposals due to printculture@slis.wisc.edu by April 15, 2017

Decision Notification by May 15, 2017

http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/conferences/

Often celebrated and criticized as the next big thing in humanist research and teaching, “the digital humanities” get a lot of press for shaking up the way things are done. But is “dh” a continuation of some of the most “traditional” scholarly work in the humanities: bibliography, textual criticism, and book history? This conference, convened by the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, aims to study how digital humanities grows out book history, how “bh” and “dh” continue to be mutually informative and generative, and how also they contradict each other.

This conference is an occasion to think broadly and provocatively about fields and formats – to trace these genealogies and debate their meaning, to think about what difference it makes to position the hand written or printed word on a continuum with digital inscription rather than insisting the latter is a clean break from the former, and to broaden views about whose labor – intellectual and physical – makes all kinds of reading, writing, and scholarship possible.

The organizers welcome proposals for papers, entire panels, partial panels (to be filled in with individual paper submissions), posters, or other forms of presentation from scholars and practitioners in all fields that have claim to these questions: literature, history, religious studies, librarianship, information studies, area and ethnic studies, computer science, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, digital studies, library and information science, art history, preservation, forensics, curation, archival practice, and more.

Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi

Questions to: printculture@slis.wisc.edu