CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17), Oct. 6-8

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference Call for Proposals 2017; CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17), Oct. 6-8

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17). The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.”

  • What can different disciplines learn from each other when it comes to adopting or using digital tools?

  • What is the role of innovation in digital scholarship?  Who is being innovative?

  • How is digital scholarship rewarded in, or beyond, academia?

  • How can we foster communication across intellectual disciplines and administrative units?

  • How is digital scholarship made?  Who produces it?  Who is excluded and who is included?

  • Where is digital scholarship published, promoted, and publicized? Is the message reaching the audience it deserves?

  • How is digital scholarship incorporated into the existing conversations of traditional scholarship?

  • What are the resources for sustaining digital scholarship?  How are those resources going to change in the future? Can digital scholarship be done inexpensively without sacrificing quality?

  • Does digital scholarship have a responsibility to be open or engaged beyond the academy?  How are these different responsibilities defined and grappled with?

  • Should digital scholarship be defined? Where should a definition of digital scholarship begin? What ends should it be directed toward?

#BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the evolution of digital scholarship.

The theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship” acknowledges the changes to scholarship wrought by the introduction of digital technologies across the disciplines.  Now is an apt time to reflect upon how digital scholarship has evolved over the past decades and where it may head in the future. Scholars and teachers, poets and administrators, artists and community members, are encouraged to reflect on the past of digital scholarship and work together to build a future for digital scholarship.

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly, cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how digital scholarship has been done in the past and how it may change in the future.

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last three years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2016 meeting, the conference website and this year’s call (including promo video).

Submission Form

Proposals are due: 8:00 AM, Monday, May 15th
Notifications will be sent by June 26th