The network has emerged as a powerful model in humanities scholarship in recent years. It is used as a visualization and analytic tool to explore objects, ideas or events and their relationships; as a method to discover, link and create new resources and data; and as a social structure through which we conduct our scholarly and social lives and develop our self-identity. Our digital objects, and our digital selves, all exist in "the Net." As Elijah Meeks argues, "The network is not a social network or geographic network or logical network but rather a primitive object capable of and useful for the modeling and analysis of relationships between a wide variety of objects." <https://dhs.stanford.edu/visualization/more-networks/>
KU’s 2014 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in a full conference day on Saturday, September 13, which will follow a full day of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on September 12.
We welcome proposals for papers, posters, panel sessions and workshops on topics from your own research that relate to some aspects of nodes and networks, such as:
* network visualizations or network analysis tools and methods that further humanistic research; * the human and processes of identity in the networked environment; * how nodes and networks have descriptive and explanatory power in humanistic research (and are not just DH fetish objects) * dynamics of multidimensional data; * social media and networks; * new scholarship through the use of human or machine networks (e.g. crowdsourcing, linked open data); * collaborative scholarly networks across space, time and disciplinary knowledge; * innovative developments in scholarly communication in a networked world (altmetrics, open peer review, collaborative authoring); * the implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy in a global, digitally networked world; * prosopographical approaches to history illuminating spatial, temporal, conceptual or other networked relationships, * and related topics.
DH Forum best student paper award: Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers or poster presentations. One student presentation will be selected for an award based on the quality, originality, clarity of the written abstract, along with its alignment with the DH Forum theme and expected future impact. The awardee will be presented with a check for $400 and award certificate at the conference. Students should identify themselves as such at the time of abstract submission to be considered for the award. For a paper to be eligible, at least fifty percent of the research reported in the paper must be performed by one or more student authors, and the student must be the primary presenter of the paper at the conference.
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