[GeoHumanities SIG] CfP Digital Humanities on the Inhabited Environment, EARC/DH Conference 2017, Sept. 7-8, Canterbury, UK

Benjamin Vis B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk
Fri Apr 28 14:11:34 CEST 2017


Dear all,

I'm happy to share this conference abstract and Call for Papers for the Eastern Area Research Consortium's (Eastern ARC) Digital Humanities Conference 2017. The conference will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury on the 7th and 8th of September 2017. I hope to see many of you there and am very happy to receive abstracts for short papers,  from researchers at all career stages.

Best regards,

Benjamin Vis
Digital Humanities on the Inhabited Environment
Eastern ARC Digital Humanities Conference 2017
7-8th September 2017, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Conference abstract
The inhabited environment is crucial to global challenges. Although the humanities enrich our understanding of how human beings adapt their environment, they are underrepresented in global development debates. As the availability of digital data and technology rapidly grows, the opportunities to directly relate humanities research to the social and environmental sciences improves. Notably, in tropical archaeology, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is causing a 'revolution' by revealing huge swaths of urban landscapes. This new data source and the perspectives it affords, are changing the role and relevance of (historical) humanities knowledge in relation to global development.
The Digital Humanities (DH) and Geohumanities are emergent fields with increasing resources. They invite exploration of how to harness and nurture interdisciplinary and comparative contributions. By embracing new digital data sources, acquisition, and manipulation techniques, Digital Humanities have the potential to contextualise and inform how current developmental practice is shaping socio-cultural inhabitation of the landscape.

Key note confirmed: Kathryn Reese-Taylor (University of Calgary)

This conference provides an opportunity for academics from diverse disciplines to discuss these potential contributions as they relate to:

-> Mapping Material Landscapes;
-> Environmental Humanities;
-> Spatial Analysis and the Built Environment;
-> Lived experience and Visualisation.

Call for Papers
We invite expressions of interest for those wanting to participate with short "quick fire" presentations (10 min.) or panelled discussion contributions. Approx. 150 word abstracts or ideas can be sent to Benjamin Vis, b.n.vis at kent.ac.uk<mailto:b.n.vis at kent.ac.uk> by June 23rd 2017.   Notification of acceptance expected July 7th 2017.

For any general enquiries, please contact Kent's Eastern ARC Officer, Sarah Tetley, s.r.tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk<mailto:s.r.tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk>


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Dr Benjamin N. Vis | +44 (0)1227 82 <+44%20(0)1227%2082%20> 6543 | https://kent.academia.edu/BenjaminVis |

School of European Culture & Languages | University of Kent |

Rutherford College W3.E7 | Canterbury CT2 7NX | UK |

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