First Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) University of Nebraska-Lincoln September 22-23, 2006
The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the first annual Nebraska Digital Workshop on September 22-23, 2006 and seeks proposals for digital presentations by pre-tenure faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students working in digital humanities.
The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early-career scholars in the field of digital humanities, including but not limited to, English, History, and Modern Languages, to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased.
Under the auspices of the CDRH research faculty and staff-a group that includes CDHR Co-Directors Kenneth M. Price and Katherine L. Walter, Brett Barney, Andrew Jewell, Brian Pytlik Zillig, Douglas Seefeldt, William G. Thomas, III, and Judellen Thornton-J=E4ringe-the Nebraska Digital Workshop will offer opportunities to discuss the potential of humanities computing, present examples of successful projects created at the CDRH, offer a new tools workshop, share strategies for developing administrative and institutional support for digital humanities scholarship at the applicants’ home institutions, and share external funding and grant-writing tips. The Workshop ultimately endeavors to foster a network of digital scholars who will come together across disciplinary boundaries at the workshop, and who in the future will advance humanities computing and help define the state of digital scholarship. For information on the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and faculty/staff biographies, see http://cdrh.unl.edu.
The Workshop will supplement its roster by bringing two nationally recognized senior scholars in digital humanities to Lincoln to participate and work with the scholars whose work is selected for presentation. This year, the Workshop coincides with the Department of History’s third annual Pauley Symposium on the topic “History in the Digital Age,” a gathering of top digital historians that will include: Abdul Alkalimat, University of Toledo; Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia; Peter Bol, Harvard University; Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara; John Lutz, University of Victoria; Patrick Manning, Northeastern University; Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University; Jan Reiff, University of California, Los Angeles; Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University and Robert Schwartz, Mt. Holyoke College. Two of these digital humanists will participate in the Workshop.
Travel, Lodging and Honoraria
The CDRH will pay for travel and lodging expenses and scholars will receive an honorarium for presenting their work at the Nebraska Digital Workshop. Workshop participants will also be invited to all of the Pauley Symposium “History in the Digital Age” events.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a three-page narrative abstract for an approximately 30-minute presentation of their digital project along with files of, or links to, any digital elements, electronic text, analytical tools, or multimedia visualizations already created. Applicants who are earlier in the production phase of their digital project may also submit descriptive text that explains their plans for such digital materials.
Selection criteria include: the significance of the project in primary disciplinary field, elements of technical innovation, theoretical and methodological sophistication, and creativity of approach to the subject.
Applicants are asked to send a proposed workshop abstract, curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of digital work via a URL or disk to William G. Thomas, III, Chair, Nebraska Digital Workshop Committee, via email attachment at firstname.lastname@example.org or via surface mail at 615 Oldfather Hall, UNL, Lincoln NE 68588-0327.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2006.