The Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group will meet at the annual IFTR conference in Galway, Ireland, from 13 to 17 July 2020.
Digital Humanities in Theatre Research: A Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research
Abstracts are due by January 31, 2020
The Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group will meet at the annual IFTR conference in Galway, Ireland. We will be electing a new co-chair, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to run or nominate someone else.
We are soliciting papers and project presentations that represent the full range of experience theatre scholars and practitioners have with Digital Humanities. We are especially interested in topics that:
● Introduce important digital humanities projects in theatre and performance studies
● Examine the theoretical implications of Digital Humanities for our research into theatre and performance
● Explore new methodologies in theatre research based on digital technologies
● Focus on digital theatre history and historiography
● Discuss best practices for digital humanities projects in theatre and performance
● Elaborate on innovations in academic curricula in theatre and performance studies inspired by the Digital Humanities
● Investigate the ecological impact of digital humanities methodologies.
Working groups are not required to address the theme of an IFTR conference but papers which enter into conversation with the 2019 IFTR conference theme — Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability, and Politics — are most welcome.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) on either a proposed paper or the presentation of a digital project will be accepted in English. Abstracts are due by January 31, 2020. All abstract submissions are made through the Cambridge Core website https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/iftr/. Please note that in order to make a submission you will need to become a member of the IFTR. Make sure to indicate that you are submitting an abstract to the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group. Please also email your abstract to email@example.com.
Notice of acceptance will be given in February.
Please include the following information under “Equipment required” when you submit your abstract:
● All technical equipment needed to successfully present your project
● If you are not doing a paper, what kind of presentation are you doing?
Monday, 18 May 2020 is the deadline, for those whose abstracts have been accepted, to submit everything the Working Group needs in order to prepare for a detailed discussion of your presentation during the conference. This can include completed papers, outlines (up to 3 pages) for your DH project presentation or links to online materials. Please send this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This material will be distributed to all participants in our sessions in order to facilitate our discussions at the meeting. It will also be distributed to all long time members of our Working Group who may be unable to attend this conference, in order to keep them well informed.
I look forward to reading your abstracts.
Doug Reside (NYPL, New York City)