CFP: Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future – Deadline November 20, 2014

Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future:

A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture

Call for Abstracts
Deadline: November 20.

This call reaches out to scholars and practitioners who study the implementation and potential of visual and multi-sensory representations to challenge and diversify our common understanding of history and culture.

In collaboration with HUMlab at the University of Umeå, as well as Visual Arena Research in Gothenburg and Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg, we invite to a multidisciplinary conference to be held in Gothenburg March 19-21, 2015. Taking account of how cultural ideas, traditions and practices are constructed (and are constructing), transferred and disseminated in society, the goal of the conference is to connect a wide range of researchers and practitioners within heritage studies, digital humanities, history and adjoining disciplines.

While representations of the past are often expressed through artificial conventions masked as fact, current technology facilitates visual and multi-sensory approaches that have the potential to bring us closer than ever to our subject(s) of inquiry.

We invite participants to critically address how visual, audible, and multi-sensory representations can be used to challenge, diversify or uproot currently dominant and (often problematic) ideas of place, people and culture.

Abstracts for poster presentations, research papers (20 min.), visual and multi-sensory demonstrations of ongoing projects, workshops, panel suggestions, and organised sessions on the conference themes will be accepted until November 20, 2014. The abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words in English.

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We hope you will find this conference to be of interest and we look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg in March!