The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in our annual Digital Shorts, subtitled this year “Creative Revolts.” This year the session will take place during the virtual portion of the ASA Conference. The session will consist of “lightning talks” in which participants describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks.
Presentations may address: current projects; developing ideas and project proposals; or activities related to digital humanities work such as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects presented in this session can include academic research, public history and museums work, and archival and library work. While DH as a field has always had a strong emphasis on addressing current and historical crises within the US and the world, its application within the American Studies community takes on a particularly activist edge.
We especially encourage presentations that address the conference theme, “Creativity within Revolt.” The digital humanities have a long history of creative technological interventions for scholarly and social problems, from wearable technologies to digital games to collaborative app interfaces. We hope to continue our tradition of turning DH toward social justice and radical dissent through this open call, and demonstrate the ways that digital humanities design can facilitate and sustain revolt.
There is no need to write a mini-paper or formal presentation to participate. After submitting an abstract, participants will be asked to send presentation slides, images, or screenshots in advance of the session to help streamline the virtual session. To sign up, please complete this form.
Important Note: The selection procedure for this program is informal and separate from the general conference program. Whether or not you are presenting elsewhere during the conference, you are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract and participate! All are welcome.