Call: Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference – DRHA 2014

Call for Papers

Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference – DRHA 2014

EXTENDED Deadline Proposals (300 word abstract): Monday, 28th April 2014

The University of Greenwich and the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, will host the DRHA2014 [Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts] International conference for the first time in its history, from 31st August 2014 -3rd September 2014.

Theme: Communication Futures: Connecting interdisciplinary design practices in arts/culture, academia and the creative industries

Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts [DRHA] is an annual conference whose goal is to bring together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital research and resources in the arts, design and humanities to explore the capture, archiving and communication of complex and creative research processes. DRHA provides an intellectual and physical space for cross-disciplinary discussion and the generation of new ideas, resulting in many new networks and productive research relationships.

Human beings, as users, have always been obsessed with finding new ways of communicating through various techniques and technologies.

The rapid technological changes that have occurred during the last two decades have allowed us – the users – to communicate through various social media platforms, providing us with more easily, faster and more frequently ways of communicating. However there are always concerns about other impacts those technologies might have on the communication processes.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate conversations on Design and collaborations between

  • Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital Libraries and Archives

For the first time the DRHA conference would like to support and bring together the Academic environment with that of the Creative industries under a conference that will affect the current interdisciplinary creative practices.

Keynotes Including:

  • Google LAB Executive Creative Directors
  • Prof. Federico Casalegno, Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, USA
  • Prof Janis Jefferies – Professor of Visual Arts and Associate Pro Warden Culture and Creative Industries

Subject areas

  • Digital Museums and Libraries
  • Histories and Archives
  • Virtual and Physical Spaces
  • A World of Gaming
  • Digital Agora: Democratising or monopolising
  • Gender and Contemporary Society
  • Technology and Body
  • Technologies impact on the Socio/cultural
  • Social Media
  • Narratives
  • Big Data and Digital Death
  • Eternity Ethernet: is it eternal or will it disappear tomorrow
  • Creative practices: Design; Fine Arts; Architecture; Performance; Sonic Arts

We are now inviting abstracts for the following sessions:

  1. Papers
  2. Roundtables
  3. Workshops
  4. Panels
  5. Performances & Installations (DRHA in Greenwich particularly welcomes site specific performances that make use of its outside as well as internal spaces)
  6. Posters

Deadline Proposals (300 word abstract): Monday, 28th April 2014


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