Call for Papers

Submission guidelines

Themes

The conference committee seeks proposals that address (but are not limited to) one or more of the following questions:

Johanna Drucker (2004) encourages us to think that it is the mission of the digital humanities to “overcome humanists’ long-standing resistance to visual forms of knowledge production”.

  • What needs to be overcome to let visualization go hand in hand with more traditional forms of knowledge and theory production?
  • Which tools enhance the use of visuals in knowledge production?
  • Whether and how visual thinking may help us identify the gaps in our methodologies and existing tools
  • What are the critical functions of visualization in knowledge and theory production?

Edward Tufte (1990) explores the aspects of visual logic that underlies the production of visuals. That logic involves translating from numbers to colours and shapes, then to human reading and eventually to human understanding.

  • What challenges does visual rhetoric pose in digital and traditional humanities research?
  • How does visual logic differ from non-visual forms of knowledge production, including narrative rhetoric?
  • How visual rhetoric complements, challenges, or disarticulates narrative rhetoric?
  • How imagery and metaphors inform our research design and aid its implementation?

Format


Short papers

(15 min: 10/12 min + 5/3 min for Q&A)

Submissions should include:

  • Title
  • Author(s) —including names, email addresses and institutional affiliations
  • Abstract for the proposed paper presentation (no more than 250 words in length)


Digital art presentations/demos

Suitable for projection (multiple screens and sound available)

Submissions should include:

  • Title
  • Author(s) —including names, email addresses and institutional affiliations
  • Abstract for the proposed visual exhibit (no more than 250 words in length)
  • Relevant URL (recommended)

Ready to submit?

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth and relevance to the conference.
Submissions should be made by midnight on 21 April 2017.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants no later than 1 May 2017.
English is the official language of the conference.

Call for papers is now closed.