CFP: Digital Humanities and Listening, Due 4/10/16

DH ListeningCall for Posts: Digital Humanities and Listening–Due April 10, 2016

There is a place where digital humanities and sound studies overlap, a place where thinking about sound prompts questions from both digital humanists and sound studies scholars. At this intersection, both fields are prompting us to think about how we can talk about sound outside of traditional modes of scholarship. However, we hear so much about “sound” in the context of digital humanities–there’s even a hashtag #dhsound—and there are so much new recorded, posted, and archived sounds to hear, but does digital humanities engage enough with notion of “listening”?

That’s where this CFP comes in.

For this year’s annual “World Listening Month” Forum, we are interested in posts considering the role of “listening” in the digital humanities. How have particular digital studies, projects, apps, and online archives addressed, challenged, expanded, played with, sharpened, questioned, and/or shifted “listening”? What happens to digital humanities when we use “listening” as a keyword rather than (or alongside) “sound”?

We welcome research-based posts and posts examining aural experience through a first-person narrative style; many of our posts mix both. We also welcome ideas for podcasts as well as artistic posts that use the blog format to create an original audio-visual experience. And even though this CFP is guided by a theoretical question, we seek posts grounded in concrete examples.

Please pitch your idea to us in 250 (or less) of your best words by April 10, 2016.  Send submissions to Liana Silva, SO!’s Managing Editor at lms@soundingoutblog.com. Feel free to also send questions via email or through Twitter: @lianamsilva. Don’t forget to read our submission guidelines before sending us your stuff. Good luck!

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