Biographical Data in a Digital World

Linz, Austria on 6-7 November 2017. Deadline for submissions is 20 July

How is human identity constructed? This overarching question serves to challenge traditional notions of what constitutes “biographies”. Aside from monographs or an indivdiual’s oeuvre, biographies can take the form of data gathered through fitness apps, the span of one’s social network, genetic DNA, etc. Essentially, the multidisciplinary topical framework of this conference offers an opening up of the discourse on how a person’s identity is formed and dynamically changes. Moving beyond the rigidity of traditional biographical work, the research to be discussed at this conference aims to demonstrate how the dynamics and diversity of a person’s identity can be documented and made visible.

Over two days, this conference will bring together international researchers of diverse backgrounds and experiences to facilitate knowledge exchange and innovation.

Short abstracts are invited to be presented at the conference (deadline 20 July 2017). A call for full papers that will be peer reviewed will follow after the Conference.

For full details see the Conference Website