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Roots and Routes III: Sociability and Materiality

Roots and Routes III: Sociability and Materiality

University of Toronto Scarborough

May 26, 2014 – June 3, 2014

A Connaught Summer Institute on Digital Humanities and the Premodern Mediterranean.

We are delighted to announce the third of three annual summer institutes at the University of Toronto Scarborough on knowledge production in the premodern Mediterranean and in the Digital Age. This year's theme is “Sociability and Materiality.” We hope you can join us! Please read on for details on the institute’s format, theme, and application procedure.

Unlike traditional academic conferences, the Roots & Routes Summer Institute features a combination of informal presentations, seminar-style discussions of shared materials, hands-on workshops on a variety of digital tools, and small-group project development sessions. The institute welcomes participants from a range of disciplines with an interest in engaging with digital scholarship; technical experience is not a requirement. Graduate students (MA and PhD), postdoctoral fellows and faculty are all encouraged to apply.

Hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, the institute allows participants to develop a more coherent and explicitly transdisciplinary analytical framework for future scholarship using digital tools and methodologies. Participants will explore new formats for conducting research and presenting their findings. By teaming up with information technology specialists and digital scholarship experts working outside the Mediterranean, participants will have a chance to develop long-term collaborative projects to enhance their ongoing individual research agendas. In order to maximize the potential for future collaboration and broad, thematic conversations, groups will be composed of participants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and at different stages of their scholarly careers, from senior scholars to advanced undergraduates. Participants are encouraged to engage each other’s materials, bring insights from their own fields of expertise to a broader methodological and conceptual discussion, and begin to draw out connections between what are often seen as disparate fields of knowledge.

New application deadline: March 21, 2014. 

* Please see details below in our call for participants *




Call for Participants

Interested in participating in this year's Roots and Routes Summer Institute? For more information check out the call for proposals here and frequently asked questions
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