[GeoHumanities SIG] REMINDER: 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
Mon Jun 12 15:03:46 CEST 2017


Dear all,

This is a reminder of the 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 September 2017. The CfP has a deadline of 23rd June. For further information, please see the conference abstract and announcement below, or follow this link: http://easternarc.ac.uk/latest-news/2017-digital-humanities-conference-7-8-september-university-of-kent/

I hope to welcome many of you there and am looking forward to your short presentation ideas, which is open to researchers at all career stages, so please forward this announcement to those who may be interested.

Best regards,

Benjamin Vis

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.

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; and,

*       Lived experience and Visualisation.

The programme will feature contributions to this broad field from leading researchers. Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Calgary); Prof. Scott Hutson (Kentucky); Dr Nicola Dempsey (Sheffield); Dr Christian Isendahl (Gothenburg).

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 Ben 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> or consult the webpage at: http://easternarc.ac.uk/latest-news/2017-digital-humanities-conference-7-8-september-university-of-kent/

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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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