CFP: Special Issue of The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy – Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Marla Jaksch and Angel David Nieves are Guest-Editing a special issue of the _Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy_. The Special Issue theme is “Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora.” The Call for Submissions can also be found at Please distribute the CFS widely!
*Special Issue*
*Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora*
*Issue 6 of **The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy*
Guest Co-Editors: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. and Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.
*JITP* welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 6, we are seeking submissions under the theme of “Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora.”
Recent scholarship in development studies has highlighted the importance of new digital technologies as tools for furthering social justice while at the same time revealing continued economic and educational inequalities. How are information communication technologies (ICTs) being used, challenged, implemented, and incorporated in grassroots and institutional heritage development in Africa and in the Diaspora?  We are especially interested in the ways that heritage education, policy and pedagogy intersect in the arts, in the classroom, in the community, in cyberworlds/spaces, and/or in academic and action research.
Submissions should explore the teaching, policy, and/or research impact of digital media—e.g. application software, social media, virtual environments, audio or visual media, and the Internet—on heritage, historic and cultural conservation, and development in Africa and/or in the Diaspora.
Submitters are encouraged to address research and/or teaching and learning questions through inter-, multi-, and/or trans-disciplinary approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences and to include any kind of multimedia element(s) in what they submit.
Possible topics for submissions could include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching digital and virtual heritage as a subject
  • Distance learning
  • Digital texts and editions
  • Mapping software/spatial Humanities
  • Collaboration (Community, across academic disciplines, etc.)
  • Virtual worlds/reconstructions, e.g., Edward Gonzalez-Tennant’s
  • digital history of Rosewood, Florida (
  • Digital storytelling
  • Unintended consequences of using digital media
  • Authorial/ownership issues
  • Creative Commons licensing
  • Ethics and digital media
  • Access issues / “digital divides”
  • Social media/social networking
  • Technologies of colonialism
  • Email and the historical record
  • Mobile technologies (cell/Smart phones, PDAs), e.g., *MAMA mobi* (, a South African mobile app on maternal and child health
  • Cyberculture(s) and Race/Gender/Sexualities
  • Politics of knowledge; new knowledge production
  • Globalization and digital media
  • Portability of learning materials
  • Class/race/gender/nation and digital media
  • Digital media and the arts
  • Personal vulnerabilities/exposures in the digital world
  • Creating digital media
  • Immediacy/ubiquity of information
  • Disciplinary shifts

In addition to traditional long-form articles, we invite submissions of audio or visual presentations; aural/video interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos and jeremiads; or other scholarly materials. All submissions are subject to an open review process. Manuscripts should be less than 8,000 words, though editors will consider longer pieces on a case-by-case basis.
Submissions received that do not fall under the specific theme of Issue 6 but do fall under the broader themes that *JITP* features will be considered for publication in a future issue.


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