4th Global Conference: Digital Memories (Prague, Czech Republic; March 15-17, 2012)

9 Dec 2011 - 00:00

Thursday 15th March - Saturday 17th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how online users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environments, and how the systems used for production influence the way the users perceive and work with the memory. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation.

Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying Key Features and Issues.

2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Web 2.0 Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination of Memory. Representational Principles for Memory Recording.

3. Memory in Cybercultures and Arts
New Interfaces. Cultural Visualizations and Mapping . The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The Recording Device and the User Response. Strategies for Performing Digital Memory. Mobile Systems.

4. Memory and Technology
Fan Cultures and Social Networking. Music History and Cultural memory. New Media Arts and Memory. The Spatialization of Memories in New Media and Virtual Worlds.

5. Archiving and Dissemination of memory Data
Digital Data Recording. Memory Restoring and Preservation Strategies. The Future of Digital Libraries and Archives. Database Design, Data Retrieval, Usage and Preservation. Political, Judicial and Social Problems with Data Ownership.

6. Uses of new media for Production of Historical Knowledge
History of Society Memory. National Identity and Memory in the Digital Age. Political Uses of Cybermedia for Historical Revisionism. Digital Memory and Communities of Place.

7. Specific Research on Community Memory
Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic Research. Privacy and Legal Issues in Community Informatics. Folksonomies as Anthropological Archives. Archeology of Interfaces

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September 2011. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 27th January 2012. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha
Cyber Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net and
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in a new Cyber journal (launching 2011).

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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.