’Questioning models: Intersectionality in DH

University of Cologne, 8-10 November 2017. Deadline for abstracts is 30 August.

The Cologne Centre for eHumanities (CCeH) is organising a three-day symposium, 8-10 November, at the University of Cologne. The event aims at exploring intersectional approaches on textual scholarship and Digital Humanities theories, practices, and tools. A session will be dedicated to Italian and German women writers during the Renaissance. This specific case study is part of a project funded by NetEx (Network and Exchange funding programme, University of Cologne).

Proposals are welcomed in any area of scholarship, that pay specific attention to intersectionality, and that employ digital and collaborative approaches to the study or the editing of marginalised subjectivities and their digital modelling and representations. The submission of projects at an advanced stage that investigate how digital technologies can re/produce, enable or restrict the construction of identities (e.g. in racialised and gendered terms) are encouraged.

Possible topics

  • Critical race, feminism, gender, queer, and disability studies in Digital Humanities
  • Women writers during the Renaissance and women’€™s writing
  • Digitization, editing, and curation of primary texts and the writing process by women and marginalized identities
  • Building and analysing corpora of texts produced by or about marginalised identities
  • Traditional authorship, subversive subjectivities, and challenging canonical models of scholarship
  • The role of social media and new media in constructing racialised and gendered identities
  • Collaborative digital research, infrastructures, methods and tools
  • Representations of identities, transmedia storytelling and digital media
  • Digital archives in relation to black and LGBT histories
  • The challenges and implications of developing digital literary archives and online repositories of diaspora communities and marginalised identities
  • Context of production: diversity in academia, publishing, library, information science, or programming
  • Dissemination, accessibility,sustainability, and the challenges faced by digital projects

Keynotes & practical details

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Barbara Bordalejo (KU Leuven)
  • Øyvind Eide (Universität zu Köln)
  • Vera Faßhauer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
  • Domitilla Olivieri (Utrecht University)
  • Elena Pierazzo (Université Grenoble)
  • Serena Sapegno (University of Rome La Sapienza)

Type of presentations (in English, German or Italian)

  • Short paper (20 minutes)
  • Lightning talk (10 minutes)
  • Posters

To submit a paper, please email an abstract to up to 300 words as an attachment to questioningmodelsdh@gmail.com by 31 August, 2017.

More details on the conference website.