Digital Spaces: A Call for Articles and Multi-Media Projects

Emory University
Published December 16, 2015

Submission deadline: March 17, 2016.

Submission requirements: 300–500 word proposal.

Questions: Contact managing editor Meredith Doster at seditor@emory.edu.

The interdisciplinary online journal Southern Spaces invites researchers, writers, teachers, artists, documentary producers, and geographers to submit materials for a 2017–2018 “Digital Spaces” series. We seek multi-media articles and projects that engage with and mobilize digital scholarship. “Digital Spaces” is especially interested in work that deals with the real and imagined spaces and places of the US South, but we also encourage submissions that model innovative digital scholarship, activism, art, and teaching wherever it takes place.

Screenshot of HyperCities Earth showing a 1926 Pharus map of Berlin. Screenshot courtesy of Southern Spaces. From Andrew Battista, "Spatial Humanities and Modes of Resistance: A Review of Hypercities."
Screenshot of HyperCities Earth showing a 1926 Pharus map of Berlin. Screenshot courtesy of Southern Spaces. From Andrew Battista, "Spatial Humanities and Modes of Resistance: A Review of Hypercities."

The “Digital Spaces” series seeks articles and projects that explore the possibilities of publication, curation, and data visualization, as well as theoretical submissions about the politics and the disciplinary tensions of digital scholarship.

Possible topics and themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital projects based in the US South
  • Projects that take southern places and regions as their subject
  • Explorations of the representational politics of digital scholarship, with attention to demographic histories, global migrations, and diasporas
  • Reflections on sustaining and archiving projects
  • Projects that explore
    • technologies and scholarship in relation to teaching
    • new genres and innovative modes of presentation
    • inequalities in access to digital resources
    • experiences in collaboration
    • the politics of "openness" (Open Access publishing, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, and Open Source software)
    • digital technologies featured in documentary forms and ethnography
  • Projects that deploy
    • data visualization (including data sets, network maps)
    • critical GIS
    • universal design
    • text analysis
"Neither Flat Nor Round," THAT Camp project by Alex Gil and Derek Bruff, October 25, 2014, Vanderbilt University. Photograph by Flickr user Derek Bruff. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0.

"Neither Flat Nor Round," THAT Camp project by Alex Gil and Derek Bruff, October 25, 2014, Vanderbilt University. Photograph by Flickr user Derek Bruff. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0.

In addition to articles, photo essays, presentations, and short videos, Southern Spaces will publish peer-reviewed digital projects as a part of the "Digital Spaces" series. Projects may take a variety of forms and we encourage multi-media and multi-modal submissions. Please contact us if you have questions. Southern Spaces editors are committed to assisting scholars, writers, and media artists at varying levels of technological proficiency. See our submission guidelines for style and formatting.

The following pieces provide examples of the critical, interdisciplinary, and multi-media engagement with digital scholarship that this series seeks to expand:

Battista, Andrew. "Spatial Humanities and Modes of Resistance: A Review of Hypercities." Southern Spaces, September 15, 2015. http://southernspaces.org/2015/spatial-humanities-and-modes-resistance-review-hypercities.

Battle, Mary. "Highlighting Charleston's African American History through the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative." Southern Spaces, October 6, 2015. http://southernspaces.org/2015/highlighting-charlestons-african-american-history-through-lowcountry-digital-history-initiative.

Bransford, Steve, Michael Page, and Anthony Martin. "St. Catherines Island Flyover." Southern Spaces, July 14, 2015. http://southernspaces.org/2015/st-catherines-island-flyover.

Hagood, Taylor. "The Digital Yoknapawtawpha Project." Southern Spaces, January 22, 2014. http://southernspaces.org/2014/digital-yoknapatawpha-project.

Knowles, Anne Kelly. "Has Historical GIS Arrived?: A Review of Toward Spatial Humanities." Southern Spaces, October 31, 2014. http://southernspaces.org/2014/has-historical-gis-arrived-review-toward-spatial-humanities.

Nesbit, Scott, Andrew J. Torget, and Robert K. Nelson. "A Conversation with Digital Historians." Southern Spaces, January 31, 2012. http://southernspaces.org/2012/conversation-digital-historians.

Pollock, Daniel A. "The Battle of Atlanta: History and Remembrance." Southern Spaces, May 30, 2014. http://southernspaces.org/2014/battle-atlanta-history-and-remembrance.

Please submit proposals (350–700 words) to seditor@emory.edu by March 17, 2016. Accepted proposals will be developed into full projects for submission by August 1, 2016.

doi:10.18737/M7631T

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