CFP: Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive | The Pararchive Project

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Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive


Date: Friday 27th – Saturday 28th March 2015

Venue: Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K

The Pararchive project seeks to build new interactive environments that explore issues of ownership, public and institutional relationships and provide tools for collaborative community research and creative expression using digital heritage resources. In particular, it addresses issues such as copyright, collaborative working, impact and building an open source digital environment to facilitate connectivity and build a set of lasting legacies.

The project now wants to widen its conversation by bringing together community groups, activists and campaigners, researchers, creative professionals, cultural institutions and policymakers interested in developing and promoting research, education, collaborative working practices, policy and activism around the notion of an open access digital resource in an AHRC-funded conference and community showcase

Conference contributions are invited around the following suggested themes:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Co-curation models
  • Co-design and co-production methodologies and experiences
  • Collaborative practices and community-based participatory research
  • Copyright in participatory projects
  • Conservation of artefacts and collections in the digital age
  • Data ownership and open data
  • Digital literacy
  • Digital storytelling
  • Digitisation of individual and community memory
  • Emerging business models
  • Evaluation and measurement of impact in co-produced research
  • Future notions of digital archives and libraries
  • Geographical linking
  • Inclusion/Exclusion
  • Memory in the arts/digital art preservation
  • Museum and media archives
  • Partnership models between communities and institutions
  • Principles of digital data recording and cataloguing
  • Research ethics and research data management
  • (Self)-Representation, identity and privacy in digital public spaces

The project is also interested in hearing about related screening materials, project outcomes and community creative practice.

The conference welcome contributions from all communities, both inside and outside of academia.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 1st 2014

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: November 1st 2014

Deadline for registration: Main registration for the conference will be free and details of registration and a booking link will be advised after the summer break.

Proposals to a maximum of 300 words should be sent to:

Please address any enquiries to the same email address.

via Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive Conference | The Pararchive Project.