Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Digital Humanities Research and Publishing Initiative
Call for Papers Date:
/Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide/ has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation for a three-year capacity-building initiative to maximize the possibilities of the journal electronic delivery. With this in mind, /NCAW/ is soliciting potential articles that take full advantage of new web technologies either in the research or the publication phase, or both. Please note, we are not funding the development of digital humanities projects, but rather the research and publication of scholarly articles. The Mellon grant is intended to help authors in the development phase of their articles as well as to aid NCAW in the implementation phase. NCAW is seeking scholarship that engages in one or more of the following, interrelated areas of investigation:
Data Mining and Analysis:
Use of data analytics programs (e.g., GEPHI, Network Workbench) to investigate connections among particular groups or individuals, such as artists, writers, art dealers, art markets and other networks of exchange (social networks)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping:
Use of maps in concert with data sets (e.g., depictions of sites, location of objects, paths of travel) in order to investigate and communicate change over time and space
High-Resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation:
Use of panoramic and/or high-resolution imagery to view, for example, panoramas, conservation images (x-ray, infrared reflectography), moving images. Also albums and sketchbooks, as in, for example, the Spring 13 article "'In the Park': Lewis Miller's Chronicle of American Landscape at Mid-Century."
Authors are not expected to have extensive technical expertise themselves; instead NCAW will work with them to help in realizing the computing aspects of their project. Authors should, however, be generally knowledgeable about the technological possibilities related to their project and should be able to articulate how both specific computer-based research methods and the online publication format connect with the research questions on which their project focuses. In addition, authors should expect to collaborate with technical experts on the realization of their projects. To this end, proposals which give some indication of how authors envision working with such experts, or which identify specific collaborative partners will be preferred. Finally, proposals should outline projects which are relatively small-scale, able to be realized within a time span of about three to six months and requiring around 100 hours of development work.
Currently, two articles have been published in this series:
"Local/Global: Mapping Nineteenth-Century London's Art Market," by Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich, with David Israel and Seth Erickson (Autumn 2012)
"'In the Park': Lewis Miller's Chronicle of American Landscape at Mid-Century," by Therese O'Malley and Kathryn R. Barush, with Emily Pugh, Jessica Ruse, and Courtney Tompkins (Spring 2013)
Interested contributors are asked to submit a 500-word abstract that describes the author's (or authors') project and explains how it fits within the areas described above and why advanced computing technologies are necessary for conducting this research and/or for presenting the resulting scholarship. In addition, they are asked to provide a short CV and a budget. For further information or to submit an application for funding, email to Petra Chu, petra.chu[at]shu.edu, and Emily Pugh, emily[at]emilypugh.com.
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