CFP: “Digitizing the Senses” (10/14/08; 2/12-14/09)

by Jessica C. Murphy

Deadline: 14 October 2008

Call for Papers: *Digitizing the Senses*
a panel for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies conference in Tempe, AZ, 12-14 February 2009

While digital media have enabled new and innovative access to medieval and Renaissance texts, these same media hold perhaps even more potential for investigating and representing the material cultures of these periods. This panel of papers will build on recent scholarship on materiality by bringing together innovative research on the theory and praxis of digitizing medieval and Renaissance material culture, especially as it relates to the senses. Topics may address theory and/or practice in the application of digital technology to the study of material culture, including but not limited to art, architecture, cartography, the anatomical and cultural body, collections, antiquarianism and early archeology, dramaturgy, arts and crafts, printed and manuscript materials. Accepted papers may also be considered for a collection of essays on “Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture” to be edited by Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan) and Melissa Terras (University College London) for the New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies series edited by Ray Siemens and Bill Bowen.

Please submit title, brief abstract, and statement of affiliation to by October 14, 2008.

Conference website:

Dr. Brent Nelson, Associate Professor
Department of English
9 Campus Dr.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

my office ph.: (306) 966-1820
main office ph.: (306) 966-5486
fax.: (306) 966-5951

NOTE: this is not specifically about Early Modern Women, but I thought it relevant to include here since so much work on women in the period is also being done in the digital world.