[Msa-discuss] Deadline approaching: ASA 2016, Home Screens

Carrie Johnston cej007 at bucknell.edu
Wed Jan 27 10:33:45 EST 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel:

CFP for American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 17-20, Denver, CO

Home Screens: Digitizing Belonging and Place in American Studies

This panel seeks contributors who have been involved with a digital project
that preserves, recreates, or generates notions of “home” in the American
context. In keeping with the conference theme, Home/Not Home: Centering
American Studies Where We Are, we invite contributions that investigate the
ways that home gets represented on the screen: the computer screen in
digital projects, in television or film, smartphone applications, or other
multimodal interfaces. Panelists will discuss their experiences recreating
the physical “home” in a virtual space to highlight the distinctions
between and intersections of those who occupied these physical places and
those responsible for representing that space. Overall, this session aims
to generate conversations about the scholarly, cultural, and political
commitments that create notions of American identity and belonging and the
ways that digital projects can uphold or upend those commitments.

Acknowledging that digital projects are often collaborative efforts, single
proposals with multiple presenters/authors are welcome.

Submissions may address, but are not limited to:
• Web-based archives of public history projects
• Using digital tools to effectively engage the public or bridge the
town-gown divide
• Digital archives of natural disasters and recovery efforts
• Digital preservation of a community’s personal narratives and/or cultural
• The role of digital initiatives in environmental preservation efforts
• Redefining or transcending political boundaries and borders through
digital work
• Mapping historical data to rethink national identity or nationalist
• Multimodal projects that enhance diversity and inclusion efforts

200-300 word proposals to Carrie Johnston (cej007 at bucknell.edu) due
Thursday, January 28. Include links to the digital project being discussed,
or documentation/screen shots of tools or resources that are not available
on the web.

Warm regards,
Carrie Johnston

Carrie Johnston, Ph.D.
cej007 at bucknell.edu | 570-577-3232
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship
Bucknell University, ITEC, Bertrand 317
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