A Spontaneous Summer Round-up:

Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: This is an annual event sponsored by a number of universities in Chicago that welcome diverse work from digital humanists of all types and levels. It’s at IIT this year in Chicago, Nov. 17-19, and the deadline to submit is August 1. More information and submission instructions are at dhcs.iit.edu.

Well Played: iThrive Games (www.ithrivegames.org) is producing a special peer reviewed issue of Well Played, in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon’s ETC. Submissions are due September 1 and can be empirical or theoretical. Details and guidance on topics here: http://press.etc.cmu.edu/content/well-played-journal-special-issue-cfp-thriving-through-gameplay

Special issue of Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society – The 90s as a turning decade for Internet and the Web

This call for papers aims to revisit the history of Internet and the Web within a specific decade that coincides with the Web’s availability for the general public: the 1990s. How did the course of Internet History change in the 90s? Which continuities and turns, tensions and debates emerged within the Internet community, within digital communities, and more generally within society at large? How can we map the Internet and the Web of the Nineties? Who were the key actors and more hidden figures of their adoption and massification? How can we characterize the digital cultures of the 1990s and reconstruct and revisit them? What did Web browsing meant for Internet users of the Nineties? How can we explain nostalgia today for this past Web? We hope to explore these questions and many others in this special issue, through global, transnational, national, regional and local histories.

Suggested topics:

  • The mass diffusion of the Internet: its rhythms, patterns, issues, actors, limits
  • The emergence of the World Wide Web and the paths to the Web in the 90s
  • The heritage of previous times, models, projects and achievements in Internet history
  • ‘Eternal September’ and other newcomers on the Internet and/or on the Web
  • The communication around the Internet and the Web (in media, advertisements, political or economic discourses, etc.) and their socialisation
  • The Internet’s commercial turn
  • The history of ISPs and of content providers
  • History of 90s websites and online communities
  • The controversies and debates that involved the Internet and Web during the 90s
  • The Web of the 90s and its relationship with convergent media dynamics/histories of the period (e.g. television, telecommunications, print)
  • The topic of the Internet and the Web versus ‘older media’ (in press, TV, radio, online)
  • The dot-com bubble
  • Digital archeology and the reconstruction of digital communities and vanished spaces
  • Digital tools and digital humanities for reconstructing and analysing the Web of the 90s
  • Discussions on the place and on the 90s turn within the history of the Internet and the Web (realities, limits, critics)
  • The nostalgia for the past of the Internet and Web of the 90s

Of course, we encourage and welcome other topics and perspectives on the 90s as a turning decade for Internet and the Web.


The proposals are to be submitted to:

benjaminthierry@gmail.com <mailto:benjaminthierry@gmail.com>
valerieschafer@wanadoo.fr <mailto:valerieschafer@wanadoo.fr>
explicitly mentioning CFP 90s

They need to fit on one page, detail an explicit angle of analysis and outline, and integrate a short bibliography. Selected authors will be invited to submit then a full paper through the editorial system, which will undergo full peer review and will determine acceptance of papers for publication.


Deadline for the submission of proposals: September 20th 2017

Notification of proposal acceptance: October 1st 2017

Submissions of the full paper (6000-8000 words): March 1st 2018

Feedback based on reviews: April 20th 2018

Deadline for Revisions: June 20th 2018

Call for Submissions – www.nomorepotlucks.org

NMP #48: Fabric

Fabric, as in:
a cloth, typically produced by weaving or knitting textile fibers
an underlying structure
an act of constructing
the arrangement of physical components in relation to each other

NMP is seeking raw, sensitive, and provocative submissions from activists, academics, and artists (especially in, from, or about Canada) for issue 47: Fabric.

We welcome interviews, theoretical texts, fictional accounts — all kinds of experiments.

We are also looking for a cover photographer (with an accompanying interview) for the issue.

Please send us your ideas in a clear short pitch, with links or images, by June 20th to: info@nomorepotlucks.org <mailto:info@nomorepotlucks.org>

Final deadline for submissions August 1, 2017.
Issue goes live Sept 1, 2017.


Heilbronn, 14-15th May 2018


Promoting gender perspectives in the digital revolution is still an ongoing major challenge. What are promising and innovative interventions and where are the areas of interest? How can researchers and practitioners cooperate to prevent troublesome gendering in IT? How can the mutual exchange of gender knowledge and IT expertise be made effective? This conference looks for inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to consider gender in shaping and creating digital change. Researchers in HCI and design research, science and technology studies, gender studies, computer science, and related fields from universities, research facilities as well as research departments of companies. The main goal is to fill the gap between theory and practice and to share and transfer research in the following gender related topics:

  • Organizational Culture in IT
  • Gender and VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity)
  • Agile methods and Gender Equality
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • De-Gendering IT
  • DevOps und Gender
  • Gender-sensitive IT-Design
  • Experience Design
  • Gender & HCI
  • Gender and Diversity in Computer Science
  • Gender approaches in IT projects

The conference languages will be English and German. All submissions will be blind-reviewed. Authors are required to present their work at the conference.

Papers in English (long and short) will be available in the ACM Digital Library; papers in German will be published in an anthology.

Submission Deadline: October 31st 2017
Notifications: December 15th 2017
Camera-ready: April 1st 2018

Long Paper: Prepare your submission following the ACM format<http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template>, make sure it is anonymized for the review process. A paper should consist of 4-10 pages including figures and a maximum 150 word abstract. References do not count toward the page limits. Only original work will be accepted, i.e. your submission cannot be published or under review elsewhere.

Short Paper/Poster: Posters are for preliminary findings, designs or other projects and innovations related to the topics. Posters must be accompanied by a two-page paper following the ACM format<http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template>, which will cover the essential aspects of the poster and encourage productive discussions with participants.

Please submit your papers here: https://www.conftool.net/gewinn-konferenz2018/

The submission system is supported by ConfTool and requires the creation of an account for submissions.

Grapevine: CFPs