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    “*HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities*
    May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Submissions *Deadline EXTENDED to: October 31, 2014*, 5:00pm EST
    (Proposals are welcomed at: )

    Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and
    explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and
    Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and
    interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015
    challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science,
    technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new
    forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying
    power relationships, among other possibilities. Themes addressed by the
    conference include:

    – the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship
    – indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
    – technology and education
    Р­open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for
    primary and/or higher education
    – communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
    – digital cultural heritage and hegemony
    – crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media
    – technology and social identity and roles: gender, race, and other
    – digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
    – games and gaming, including for learning
    – community development including the importance of art and culture
    – mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design
    – cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and

    HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations
    (variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions,
    performances and tech demos.

    We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following

    * 5-8 minute lightning talks
    * 15-20 minute talks
    * 75 minute curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated
    * project demos
    * digital and/or print posters
    * creative performances or exhibitions
    * maker sessions or workshops

    For each submission, we will need the following information from you:
    1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and
    institutional affiliation, if any;
    2) 500 word abstract of the work you would like to present that must
    discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
    3) any technical requirements or other support (including space
    requirements) that may be required for the presentation. For
    exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is
    absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you. In the event
    that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may
    not be able to accept your proposal.

    If you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail us at or reach out on twitter @hastac2015

    Kristen Mapes
    Digital Humanities Specialist
    College of Arts and Letters
    Michigan State University

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