CFP: Digital Humanities and the Performing Arts, Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research – Nashville, TN (Nov. 1-4, 2012)

Theatre Library Association – Call for Panelists
2012 Annual Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research – Theatre Library Association – Nashville, Tennessee, November 1-4, 2012

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND THE PERFORMING ARTS

The performing arts have had a long, distinguished tradition of practice, recently enhanced by creative use of emerging technologies. Diverse collections representing print, electronic, multimedia, visual resources, and ephemera support our research. While Digital Humanities is currently a frequently discussed topic, how does this affect libraries, archives, museums, teaching and learning, and new scholarship in the performing arts?

We invite panelists to respond to the following questions:
•         How should we define or approach Digital Humanities for the performing arts?
•         How can innovative application of Digital Humanities support teaching and learning of performing arts and cultural history?
•         How do librarians, archivists, and curators promote productive, collaborative relationships with scholars, researchers, and students?
•         How should libraries and archives adjust traditional practices of curation and access?
•         How can libraries, museums, and archives consider and respond to shifts in scholarship to remain relevant?
•         How are we reimagining the library and archive?
•         How can we apply new developments in arts technologies to reinvent research and scholarship?
•         How will emerging technologies impact existing publishing models?
•         How should we educate future professional librarians and archivists in Digital Humanities: technologies, applications, teaching and learning requisites?
•         What kind of information technology skill sets should we develop to adapt to these transformations?

Please submit a 200-word statement in response to one (or more) of the above questions by April 15th to: Nancy Friedland, Chair, Conference Planning and Vice President, Theatre Library Association

Send submissions by email with subject line TLA Working Session to: nef4@columbia.edu