Digital media have a profound effect on everything from the way we buy shoes to the way we find mates—but what effect can (or should) new media have on scholarly work? This Nov. 11 and 12, a group of Bryn Mawr and Haverford students will offer “Re: Humanities,” the first-ever international undergraduate symposium devoted to this topic, and Bi-Co students are invited to take their turns on the digital soapbox, joining undergraduates from schools around North America and two prominent scholars in the field.
The symposium’s organizers have issued a call for papers to Bryn Mawr and Haverford undergraduates, asking for “relevant academic projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated in time for a fall presentation.”
According to the Re: Humanities website, projects may address, but are not limited to, topics such as:
- Digital Archivalism: Exploring the ways in which digital archives not only store source materials, but also enable creative engagement and innovative research in the humanities.
- Pop Media: Addressing the uses of popular new media forms (blogs, YouTube, social networking, etc.) to facilitate presentation, analysis, and study in the humanities.
- (Re)tooling Textual Analysis: Examining the advent and implementation of digital research tools for use in the humanities.
To Submit a Proposal:
Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (Eastern Time) on Oct. 7. If your submission requires a different format, please send an e-mail at least seven days before the due date. All submissions must include your name, institution, and a titled description of your project (maximum 700 words). Decisions will be announced Oct. 10.