IFTR 2020 Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group CfP

13 January, 2020

Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group:

 Call for papers:

International Federation for Theatre Research 2020 conference,

National University of Ireland, Galway

 13-17 July 2020

 

Deadline for Abstracts,  January 31, 2019 

All abstract submissions are made through the Cambridge Core websitehttps://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/iftr/.

 

Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group is soliciting papers and project presentations that represent the full range of experience theatre scholars and practitioners have with Digital Humanities.  We are especially interested in topics that: 

●     Introduce important digital humanities projects in theatre and performance studies

●     Examine the theoretical implications of Digital Humanities for our research into theatre and performance

●     Explore new methodologies in theatre research based on digital technologies

●     Focus on digital theatre history and historiography

●     Discuss best practices for digital humanities projects in theatre and performance

●     Elaborate on innovations in academic curricula in theatre and performance studies inspired by the Digital Humanities

●     Investigate the ecological impact of digital humanities methodologies. 

Working groups are not required to address the theme of an IFTR conference but papers which enter into conversation with the 2020 IFTR conference theme – Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability, and Politics – are most welcome. 

Abstracts (up to 300 words) on either a proposed paper or the presentation of a digital project will be accepted in English. Abstracts are due by January 31, 2020. All abstract submissions are made through the Cambridge Core website https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/iftr/. Please note that in order to make a submission you will need to become a member of the IFTR. Make sure to indicate that you are submitting an abstract to the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group. Please also email your abstract to iftr2020@dougreside.com and hildy@umd.edu.

Notice of acceptance will be given in February 2020.

 

Please include the following information under “Equipment required” when you submit your abstract: 

●     All technical equipment needed to successfully present your project

●     If you are not doing a paper, what kind of presentation are you doing?

Monday, 18 May 2020 is the deadline, for those whose abstracts have been accepted, to submit everything the Working Group needs in order to prepare for a detailed discussion of your presentation during the conference. This can include completed papers, outlines (up to 3 pages) for your DH project presentation or links to online materials. Please send this by email to iftr2020@dougreside.com. This material will be distributed to all participants in our sessions in order to facilitate our discussions at the meeting. It will also be distributed to all long time members of our Working Group who may be unable to attend this conference, in order to keep them well informed. 

The Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group will be electing a new co-convener, so please email iftr2020@dougreside.com if you would like to run or nominate someone else. 

 

We look forward to reading your abstracts.

Doug Reside (NYPL, New York City) convener

Franklin J. Hildy, (University of Maryland) acting co-convener

Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group 

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