[GeoHumanities SIG] CFP: Digital Geographies, Geographies of Digitalia - Association of American Geographers

Kathy Weimer k-weimer at library.tamu.edu
Tue Oct 8 16:09:54 CEST 2013

There have been a fair number of GeoHumanities sessions at the AAG in past
years, including time-space visualizations and gazetteer sessions among
other topics.  This may be of interest to you all -

>        Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 15:46:25 -0700
>        From: Luke Bergmann <lrb9 at uw.edu>
>        Subject: AAG CFP: Digital Geographies, Geographies of Digitalia
>Dear Humanist colleagues:
>We welcome digital humanists to consider participating in our session at
>the Association of American Geographers' 2014 Annual Meeting from April
>8-12 in Tampa, Florida.
>Luke Bergmann
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Geography
>University of Washington
>AAG CFP: Digital Geographies, Geographies of Digitalia
>Jen Jack Gieseking (Bowdoin College) and Luke Bergmann (University of
>With expanding interest in and work on the ways technology and our
>everyday lives interrelate, increasing recognition of implications of
>digital methods and theoretical dispositions in geography is also
>growing. Much of this attention has been devoted to important and
>exciting explorations using geoweb or Geospatial Web frameworks, often
>prioritizing the work of GIS, big data, and/or, reflexively, science and
>technology studies (STS). While the digital humanities are exploding onto
>the academic scene--not only foregrounding a disposition toward a
>creative criticism that is generative, but also simultaneously posing
>questions of interest to literary and social theory--"digital
>geographies" are beginning to emerge. What can geography bring to the
>table? How might we embrace not only digital geographies that explore the
>digital, the computational, or the algorithmic, but also embrace
>geographies of digitalia, i.e. the social construction of our everyday
>lives and space through the imbrication of the digital and the material?
>In this session, we are interested in fostering a broader diversity of
>digital scholarship, qualitative and quantitative, that consciously
>engages digitally, yet may or may not take 'the digital' as its object of
>study. We are particularly interested in papers that provide theoretical,
>methodological, and/or analytical insights into digital approaches to
>geography. We welcome papers inspired by, but not limited to, the
>following topics: 
>> feminist, queer, critical race, and disability studies approaches for
>>challenging inequality and injustice through digital means and/or in
>>digital spaces and places
>> constructions in the digital differences of place, such as urban vs.
>>rural, comparative urbanisms, across scales
>> critical uses of Open Access, Open Source, Free and Open Source, and/or
>>Open Data platforms, software, or initiatives
>> computational methods and analytics in geographic projects
>> analyses of civil movements¹ use of technology, such as Tahir Square,
>>Occupy, etc.
>> implementations of social media in geographic study and pedagogy
>> theoretical and applied insights into spatio-temporalities of digital
>>space and place
>> data visualizations of space and time for diverse publics
>> digital methods and tools to support geographic participatory action
>> policy implications for shifting ethics and possibilites as inspired by
>>online spaces
>Please send a title and abstract of no more than 250 words to Jen Jack
>Gieseking (jgieseki at bowdoin.edu) and Luke Bergmann (lrb9 at uw.edu) by
>October 20th, 2013. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the
>session. We look forward to a lively and engaging conversation!

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