Call for Participants:
Humanities, Copyright, and New Technologies
Saturday 27th April 2013
Durham University, Durham, UK
With the rise and popularisation of new technologies, novel avenues for information dissemination as well as creative innovation are constantly being created. Increasingly, the practices in question often prove problematic when considered through the lens of contemporary copyright framework. This workshop will address the issues raised by approaches to creativity and information dissemination in the age of digital reproduction by providing both training on copyright today and discussing modes of supporting and encouraging a relationship between technology, creative practices developed in the context and copyright. The workshop will focus on contemporary copyright issues of particular interest to scholars in humanities. Workshop sessions on offer will address a range key questions in copyright, open access publishing as well as challenges of authorship and attribution in academic social media practices. Workshop will be led by Professor Ronan Deazley, Dr Ernesto Priego, Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards.
A downloadable CFP is available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/129703178/Forms-of-Innovation-Workshop-1-Humanities-Copyright-and-New-Technologies-Durham-Call-for-Participants
More information about the workshop can be found on the project’s website: http://www.formsofinnovation.com/formsofinnovation/node/8
HOW TO APPLY:
This workshop is open to doctoral students and early career researchers in any discipline. Due to the focus of the workshop, however, preference will be given to applicants working on research projects in the humanities OR addressing issues related to the workshop theme.
Participation in this workshop is free but places are limited. To apply please fill in the application form via: http://www.formsofinnovation.com/formsofinnovation/node/21
Please provide an academic CV, a brief (300 word maximum) statement of current research and a brief (300 word maximum) statement of purpose explaining your interest in the workshop.
Application process will close on Sunday, 31st March. All applicants will receive a response by Tuesday, 2nd April. Successful applicants will be asked to pay a non-refundable administration fee of £5.
ABOUT FORMS OF INNOVATION:
Forms of Innovation explores the impact of technologies and new media on creative and academic practices in humanities and the arts. We hope to open discussion to anybody who is interested, offering a space for conversation and collaboration on a wide range of themes within our broad focus.
The project was inspired by a conference held in Durham on 14th September 2012, which considered the interrelation of literature and technology from the 18th Century onwards. Continuing the many debates begun at that event, Forms of Innovation aims to promote discussion and practical engagement with new technologies in humanities research.
We are hoping to address a gap between theory and practice by offering series of five interdisciplinary, skills-based workshops addressing a range of key issues in the field of digital humanities, broadly conceived.
More information about all the forthcoming events will soon be available on the Forms of Innovation website: www.formsofinnovation.com
Forms of Innovation is a collaborative project run by Universities of Edinburgh, Durham, Cardiff, DeMontfort Leicester and King’s College London. The initiative is supported by AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Award.