This is very late-notice, but the New England American Studies Association
conference's theme this year is Digital Revolutions, and it seems to me
Wikipedia and GLAM would fit in perfectly. The deadline for proposals is
May 3 (this Thursday). Anyone interested?
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Date: 26 April 2012 18:02
Subject: [NEAdiscuss] New England American Studies Association Call for
Papers—Deadline May 3, 2012
Call for Papers—Deadline Extended to May 3, 2012
New England American Studies Association 2012 Conference
URI Campus, Providence, Rhode Island
October 12–13, 2012
Digital Revolutions: Interpreting and Historicizing American Culture
Recent developments in digital technologies have transformed the place of
the humanities in American life. From online versions of Cotton Mather's
Magnalia Christi Americana to a daily John Quincy Adams Twitter feed to the
Smithsonian's publicly accessible Archives of American Art to the Women
Writers Online Project, digital technologists are reshaping our sense of
history, place, community, and identity. Digitization of America's cultural
heritage has also fundamentally transformed work in the humanities itself.
>From universities to libraries to cultural institutions, the information
infrastructure has brought forth digital collaborations across disciplines
and beyond the academy, as well as between scholars, educators, archivists
and programmers. But it has also brought forward concerns about copyright,
control and access to information and the future of print media.
Are such changes unprecedented? Prior evolutions in communications
technology suggest otherwise. From broadsides to blogs, such changes have
reshaped the way Americans interact and understand themselves both in the
present and the past. The 2012 NEASA conference, Digital Revolutions,
invites participants to consider what these developments are, how they are
redefining work in the humanities and what previous media revolutions
suggest for the future.
This conference will combine scholarly investigation of the cultural,
political and economic significance of communications media with a series
of panels, workshops and participatory forums that can take advantage of
technologies now available to us. In addition to individual paper
proposals, we also welcome submissions for roundtable discussions, hands-on
workshops and multimedia sessions such as film screenings, online
presentations and 5-minute micropapers.
Proposals should include a one page abstract and title, as well as the
author's name, address (including email), and institutional or professional
affiliation. For panel proposals please include contact information for all
participants, as well as a brief (no more than two page) description of the
session topic and format. Submit proposals to
neasaconference12(a)gmail.comby the revised deadline of May 3, 2012.
Proposal or queries may also be
Sara Sikes, NEASA President
Massachusetts Historical Society, The Adams Papers
1154 Boylston Street
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Call for Papers, please visit www.neasa.org.
Tracy Potter, Reference Librarian
Massachusetts Historical Society
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Pizza made entirely of tofu!
Thank you, this is great. And so is the page update...
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:58 AM, emw <emw.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Our next meetup is confirmed for May 14 at 7:00 PM at encuentro 5. The
> address is 33 Harrison Ave, floor 5, Boston, MA 02111. Many thanks to Gabe
> for quickly securing the new venue -- it looks like a neat place, and should
> hopefully be more convenient for folks in the city proper.
> You can sign up at the Wikipedia meetup page
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston#Upcoming) and/or our
> meetup.com page (http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/57543932/). I've
> put forward some ideas for discussion topics on that Wikipedia meetup page,
> and you should too. A geonotice request for Massachusetts is up
> so you'll probably see that on your watchlist soon.
> For those who plan to attend -- what are your thoughts on food? I recall
> seeing pizza and tofu suggested in a recent thread. I'd be up for that, and
> maybe some caprese sandwiches. It might be simplest to have attendees who
> plan to eat bring a few dollars for food -- otherwise, I can look into
> different options.
> Please send any questions or comments my way.
> P.S.: I've spruced up that Wikipedia meetup page -- did you know the Boston
> group has recorded about 70 meetings since 2004? Add/adjust/remove as you'd
> Wikimedia-boston mailing list
Samuel Klein identi.ca:sj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
Samuel Klein identi.ca:sj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
Our next meetup is confirmed for May 14 at 7:00 PM at encuentro 5. The
address is 33 Harrison Ave, floor 5, Boston, MA 02111. Many thanks to Gabe
for quickly securing the new venue -- it looks like a neat place, and
should hopefully be more convenient for folks in the city proper.
You can sign up at the Wikipedia meetup page (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston#Upcoming) and/or our
meetup.com page (http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/57543932/). I've
put forward some ideas for discussion topics on that Wikipedia meetup page,
and you should too. A geonotice request for Massachusetts is up (
so you'll probably see that on your watchlist soon.
For those who plan to attend -- what are your thoughts on food? I recall
seeing pizza and tofu suggested in a recent thread. I'd be up for that,
and maybe some caprese sandwiches. It might be simplest to have attendees
who plan to eat bring a few dollars for food -- otherwise, I can look into
Please send any questions or comments my way.
P.S.: I've spruced up that Wikipedia meetup page -- did you know the Boston
group has recorded about 70 meetings since 2004? Add/adjust/remove as
It was terrific to meet all of you at the general meeting on Sunday. I'm
very excited about taking our local efforts to the next level.
I wanted to follow up on the idea of hosting a meeting where we invite a
local professor who has conducted research on Wikipedia and free culture to
be our guest speaker. SJ suggested Yochai Benkler at the Berkman Center (
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ybenkler). Our preliminary plan was for
SJ to make the initial contact and for me to handle the follow-up and the
I'd like to get started as soon as possible since we're so close to the end
of the semester. I have a couple of questions for the group:
1. Do we want to potentially combine this with the regular meetup we've
scheduled for May 14th?
2. Do we want to allocate some money for pizza (there may be a way to get a
student group at Harvard to cover this)?
3. Should we consider postponing the event until the Fall, given that many
schools are in the midst of finals?
Reminder: there is a meeting today in the BPL until 4:30, then heading
to an early supper tonight (location TBD; a followup will be sent out
in a bit)
@ the BPL:
Conference Room C06, Johnson Building,
Boston Public Library—Central Library
700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
617 529 4266