CFP: Exploring Literacies Through Digital Humanities
This past year an informal group of librarians began meeting to discuss the
intricate relationships between digital humanities (DH) and
literacies—information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, data
literacy, and the like—with the intention of fostering a larger
conversation around the topic and learn more about what’s actually
happening “on the ground.” The group was motivated by the desire to help
librarians striving to incorporate digital pedagogy into their teaching and
those seeking to engage more critically with digital forms of scholarship.
To contribute to this conversation, this* dh+lib special issue* is seeking
submissions that explore DH work, be it research, digital project creation
and evaluation, or digital pedagogy, through the lens of literacies.
The aim of this special issue is to provide readers from all areas of
librarianship with greater insight into the intersection of DH and
literacies, therefore, please keep the audience in mind and make choices
such as defining DH-specific terms or linking out to resources that provide
further explanation of DH methods and concepts.
New voices and submissions from graduate students, junior scholars,
instructional technologists, and others who work on the frontlines of DH
and literacy work are encouraged. Perspectives from outside of the U.S. are
particularly welcome. Submissions may take the form of short essays
(between 750 and 1500 words long) or responses in other media that are of
comparable length. Possible topics include:
- How can digital humanities tools/methods inform teaching information
literacy concepts? Or vice versa?
- How do aspects of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, such as
the constructed and contextual nature of authority, fit in with digital
humanities work? How do digital humanities methods and scholarship create
challenges for the ACRL Framework?
- How might the ACRL Framework (or other frameworks and literacies)
serve as a basis for evaluating digital humanities scholarship?
- What are the threshold concepts for digital humanities?
- How might our professional literacies inform our collection practices,
especially around collections as data
- How might DH literacies inform other areas of professional practice?
- Conduct an analysis of a digital humanities project that explores the
literacies and competencies necessary for its creation.
- Discuss criticisms of literacies as a concept or issues with applying
a literacy framework to DH work.
Please send your proposals in the form of a 250-word abstract and a brief
biographical statement for each author to the editors at
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Proposals are due by October 30, 2019.
Copyright notice: Material published on *dh+lib* will be covered by the CC
BY-4.0 International license
otherwise arranged with the Editors-in-Chief
*Digital Scholarship Librarian / Metadata Specialist*
*Center for Digital Scholarship*
309 King Library
151 S. Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
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