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Call for Applications - Current Research in Digital History Conference

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Submissions due October 25, 2019

"The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the third annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects.

This initiative has three key features: 

• A focus on presentations that make arguments and offers interpretations rather than discuss methodology or showcase digital collections, archives or platforms. 

• A format of short presentations — 10 minutes / 2000 words — that offers the opportunity to make arguments on the basis of ongoing research in larger projects.

• After revisions, presentations will be published in a peer-reviewed open access, online journal that accommodates dynamic visualizations and narrative. You can see the first two issues of the journal at http://crdh.rrchnm.org/"

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Radical Cartography Now: Digital, Artistic and Social Justice Approaches to Mapping

Brown University
September 27, 2019

"In the public humanities, counter-mapping and “radical cartography” are emerging as powerful tools to critique institutional authority and imagine alternative ways of thinking about place. Radical Cartography Now brings together historians, activists, social practice artists, digital humanists, and community members whose maps reveal new histories, new knowledge and new ways of co-creating artwork in and with communities. Some of this work is driven by innovations in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping technologies and their increasing ease of use, while other radical cartography projects are created by hand, often with the participation of artists or designers working with local communities. In the process, radical cartographers are changing the nature of maps, chipping away at what Benedict Anderson called “the alignment of map and [colonial] power,” and democratizing maps and map-making."

The conference is free, but registration is required.  To see the program and a list of speakers, and to register, click here.

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What is the History Design Studio?

The History Design Studio is a year-long workshop for developing, critiquing, and producing new projects in multimedia history. Workshops include group discussion, collaborative brainstorming, rapid prototyping exercises, and formal and informal group critique sessions with guest critics. 

In addition to being a physical studio space in the Hutchins Center, equipped with hardware and software for multimedia production, HDS is also a community and network of like-minded scholars, invested in collaborative work and experimental narrative forms. All Harvard students and affiliates are welcome to participate. No design or art experience is necessary. 

designing new modes of historical storytelling