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Showcase Your Undergraduates’ Digital Work at Re:Humanities

final_heroes_game___gui_design_by_dynamo00-d4tkkx6More and more institutions are beginning to incorporate digital tools and assignments into their curricula. If this includes you and your students, and you work in the arts and the humanities, consider asking your students to submit applications to present at Re:Humanities, the first national digital humanities conference for and by undergraduates. Stemming from the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (run out of Haverford, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr), Re:Humanities offers a peer-reviewed space for undergraduate students to exchange ideas and discuss digital humanities projects. Your students will be evaluated by their undergraduate peers at the three colleges. This year’s conference will be held at Haverford College, PA on April 3rd and 4th, 2014.

Re:Humanities is in its fourth year running, and the theme for 2014 is Play, Power, Production. This year’s organizers invite submissions on issues of critical game studies, the politics inherent in forms of digital technology, and global and transnational approaches to the digital humanities. Applicants are asked to submit proposals (max. 700 words) and a biographical note to rehumanities@gmail.com at by December 1, 2013 (Midnight GMT) on the following suggested topics:

  • Postcolonial Studies, Queer Studies and New Media Studies.
  • Criticism of New Media Technologies.
  • Collaboration and Solidarity in the Digital Humanities.
  • Game Analysis, Design and Play.
  • Digital Production and “Maker” Culture.
  • Performance and Affect in Participatory Media
  • Appropriation Culture: Theory and Practice.
  • Global and Transnational Perspectives on the Digital Humanities.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and applicants should feel free to submit any proposals they think relevant to this year’s theme. The Re:Humanities student working group will be able to provide a small amount of travel funding for students to defray travel costs, and has offered to house participants for free. Keynote addresses at this year’s conference will be given by myself and Mary Flanagan (Dartmouth College). I am honored to have been asked, and join a list of speakers who I deeply respect, including Angel David Nieves (Hamilton College) and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA).

This looks to be an exciting and important event, and I hope many of you and your students will join us. Check out the Re:Humanities website here.

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