CFP

The Document Academy invites extends the call for PROPOSALS

DOCAM12 is the ninth annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic, and professional work.

The aim of The Document Academy is to foster a multi-disciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions and experiences from the arts and humanities, social sciences, education, and from such diverse fields as
information, media, museum, archival, cultural, and science studies.

The Document Academy originated as a co-sponsored effort by the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. The 2012 conference is hosted by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, from 15 to 17 August, 2012.

The conference opens on the morning of Wednesday, 15 August, with the keynote presentation (please see the Home page for details), followed by a full day of refereed papers. All lunches, coffee breaks, and dinner on Wednesday evening are provided. The conference continues until early afternoon on Friday, 17 August. To preserve the atmosphere of open-ended discussion of previous DOCAM conferences, DOCAM'12 will feature only plenary sessions and a poster session to allow for additional exchange of ideas.


Papers and posters may address:

DOCUMENT THEORY (general , conceptual, and theoretical research)

DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case studies, methodological issues, projects, history)
DOCUMENT STRUCTURE, CREATION, AND DESIGN (creative and practical work)

All presentations following the keynote presentation will be allotted 30 minutes, including discussion.

Poster size:  20 in. x 30 in. or 30 in. x 40 in. Posters will be on display in the atrium of the conference venue throughout the conference; open discussion is encouraged.

Conference language is English.

The file formats for proposals and papers are RTF, MS Word, or PDF.
All proposals, including posters, must include:
  • description: a short (500 words) description of the work to be presented;
  • names of all contributors;
  • addresses, including email contacts;
  • up to 5 keywords.
Paper proposals should also include:
  • explanation of how they will be presented (verbally only, with presentation software, video, performance, or other forms of demonstration);
  • special equipment needs.
Please submit all proposals Dr. Bernd Frohmann at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario:  frohmann@uwo.ca. Please include "DOCAM 2012" in the subject line of all correspondence, including proposal and paper submissions.
 
Submission deadline for proposals: 15 March 2012 25 May 2012
Receipt will be confirmed within one week; decisions will be announced by 1 April 2012 15 June 2012

Submission deadline for papers (in RTF, MS Word, or PDF format): 1 August 2012
The requirement for submission of full papers has been eliminated.

 
Conference Room: NCB 117





For more information, contact the co-coordinators of DOCAM12

Bernd Frohmann, Adjunct Associate Professor, Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON  N6A 5B7
CANADA
email: frohmann@uwo.ca

Pamela McKenzie, Associate Professor
Faculty of Information & Media Studies The University of Western Ontario
London, ON  N6A 5B7
CANADA
email: pam.mckenzie@uwo.ca