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     Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:43:55 -0700
     From: Ray Siemens <[log in to unmask]>
  Subject: [DHSI] CFP: Research Foundations for Understanding Books  
and Reading in the Digital Age
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Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age:
Textual Methodologies and Exemplars
15 December 2010
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), The Hague
in conjunction with the conference Text & Literacy (16-17 December)
Proposals due 30 September 2010
Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to  
writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change  
has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend  
on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of  
digital artefacts--electronic books being just one type of many--that  
must sustain those practices now and into the future.

This one-day gathering explores research foundations pertinent to  
understanding those new practices and emerging media, specifically  
focusing on work in textual method, in itself and via exemplar,  
leading toward [1] theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and  
post-electronic media, [2] documenting the facets of how people  
experience information as readers and writers, [3] designing new kinds  
of interfaces and artifacts that afford new reading abilities, [4]  
conceptualizing the issues necessary to provide information to these  
new reading and communicative environments, and [5] reflection on  
interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the  

The gathering is offered in conjunction with the Text & Literacy  
conference (16-17 December) and is sponsored by the Koninklijke  
Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands), the Book and  
Digital Media Studies department of Leiden University, and the  
Implementing New Knowledge Environments research group.

We invite paper and poster/demonstration proposals that address these  
and other issues pertinent to research in the area. Proposals should  
contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words) plus list of  
works cited, and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of  
presenters; fuller papers will be solicited after acceptance of the  
proposal.  Please send proposals before 30 September 2010 to  
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R.G. Siemens, English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC,  
Victoria, BC, Canada. V8W 3W1. Ph.(250)721-7272  Fax.(250)721-6498  
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