[rohrpost] TRACE 2017 - 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology (Call for Papers)

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RE:TRACE 2017: Call for Papers
The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science
and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of
the meta-discipline MediaArtHistories today.
More than a decade after the first conference founded the field now
recognized worldwide as a significant historical inquiry at the
intersection of art, science, and technology, Media Art Histories is now
firmly established as a dynamic area of study guided by changing media
and research priorities, drawing a growing community of scholars,
artists and artist-researchers.
Immersed in both contemporary and historiographical aspects of the
digital world, we explore the most immediate socio-cultural questions of
our time: from body futures, information society, and media
(r)evolutions, to environmental interference, financial virtualization,
and surveillance. And we do so through a fractal lens of inter- and
trans-disciplinarity, bridging art history, media studies, neuroscience,
psychology, sociology, and beyond. MediaArtHistories is a field whose
theory, methods, and objects of study interweave with and overlay other
The organizing committee invites researchers of different areas,
disciplines and practices to submit individual papers, posters and full
panels with new and original research preferably in the following
- MediaArtHistories historiographies and futures of an ever-emerging
- Institutional histories of Media Art
- Media Art & Politics (surveillance, climate, visualizations, etc.)
- Collecting media art / Media Art market
- Archiving, preserving and representing Media Art
- Re-Use of cultural heritage data, including education, learning and
- Methodologies and research tools for MediaArtHistories with a focus
on Digital Humanities
- International and local histories and practices of media art
- (Post-)Colonial experiences and non-Western histories of media art,
science and technology
- Paradigm shift Digital vs. Post-Digital Theory
- Alternative histories for Media Art in relation to newly evolving or
unexpected fields.
- Models and perspectives of research fields adapted across traditional
disciplinary lines.
- New symbolic architecture of digital super companies (Apple, Amazon,
Microsoft, FB, Google)
The conference program will include competitively selected,
peer-reviewed individual papers, panel presentations and posters, as
well as a small number of invited speakers. Presentations will be
delivered in a range of formats, from panel discussions to a poster
session. We particularly encourage submissions by researchers from
international contexts outside of Europe and North America.
Martin KEMP (emeritus professor Oxford University, British Academy,
Ryszard KLUSCZYNSKI (Universität Lodz, PL)
Morten SøNDERGAARD (Aalborg University, DAN)
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017 
Notification of acceptance will be announced by April 30, 2017.
Individual proposals for papers should consist of a max. 250-word
abstract with title.
Proposals for full panels should consist of a max. 500-word abstract
outlining the panel and individual topics of confirmed speakers.
Submission language is English.
Submitters should upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than ½ page
per person. The short bios will be used on the conference website
together with your abstracts.
Initiated by the Media Art Histories Board (Steering Committee):
Dr. Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE); Prof. Dr.
Sean CUBITT (Goldsmiths University of London, UK); Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Oliver GRAU, MAE (Danube University, AT); Dr. Linda Dalrymple HENDERSON
(University of Texas at Austin, US); Prof. Dr. Erkki HUHTAMO (University
of California Los Angeles, US); Prof. Dr. Douglas KAHN (University of
New South Wales, AU); Prof. Dr. Machiko KUSAHARA (Waseda University
Tokyo, JP); Prof. Dr. Tim LENOIR (Stanford University, US); Prof. Dr.
Gunalan NADARAJAN (University of Michigan, US); Prof. Dr. Paul THOMAS
(University of New South Wales, AU)
MAH Honorary Board: Martin KEMP, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter
WEIBEL, Rudolf ARNHEIM †, Douglas DAVIS †
Conference dates: November 2325 , 2017, Krems (World Cultural Heritage)
& Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) Vienna, hosted by DANUBE UNIVERSITY
and ÖAW
Austria RE:TRACE: Conference Advisory Board 
Carl AIGNER (Landesmuseum St. Pölten, AT); Jose Ramon ALCALA
(University of Castilla La Mancha, ES); Giselle BEIGUELMAN (University
of São Paulo, BR); Beatriz Escribano BELMAR (University of Castilla La
Mancha, ES); Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE);
Andres BURBANO (Universidad de los Andes, CO); Valentino CATRICALA
(University Roma Tre / Media Art Festival, IT); Sebastian EGENHOFER
(University of Vienna, AT); Ksenia FEDEROVA (RU/UC Davis, US); Sabine
FLACH (University of Graz, AT); Katharina GSÖLLPOINTNER (University of
Applied Arts, Vienna, AT); Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California Los
Angeles, US); Ryszard KLUSCZYNSKI (University of Lodz, PL); Katja
KWASTEK (University of Amsterdam, NL); Daniel Cardoso LLACH (Carnegie
Mellon University, US); Sjoukje van der MEULEN (Utrecht University, NL);
Gunalan NADARAJAN (University of Michigan, US); Gerald NESTLER (Vienna,
A); Ana PERAICA (Split, HR); Christopher SALTER (Concordia University,
CA); Christa SOMMERER (University of Art and Design, Linz, AT); Morten
SøNDERGAARD (Aalborg University, DK); Axel STOCKBURGER (Academy of
Fine Arts, Vienna, AT); Gerfried STOCKER (Ars Electronica, Linz, AT);
Eveline WANDL-VOGT (ÖAW, Vienna, AT).
Danube University / Located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO World
Heritage Wachau region,
Danube University is the only public university in Europe specializing
in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree
programs for working professionals and life-long learners. Located at
both a modern university campus and in the Göttweig Monastery, the Dept.
for Image Science is an internationally unique institution for research
and innovative teaching with an international faculty, at this point 120
scholars from various nations and disciplines. The innovative approach
of the Department for Image Science with the close connection to
practice has developed the and founded in 2006 the low-residency Master
program MediaArtHistories and Futures answering the need for
international, post-graduate studies.
Academy of Science, Vienna / The vibrant capital of the Republic of
Austria in Central Europe meeting international travel standards with
safe and exciting surroundings that embrace culture both old and new.
Planning for Vienna is being organized with partner institutions and
colleagues. Fast and frequent public transportation between Vienna and
Krems allows for a blending of two locations into one venue,
distributing separate days in each venue
Danube University, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Academia
Europaea (AE), Erasmus+ MediaArtCultures, 
Archive of Digital Arts (ADA), Leonardo, Humboldt-University Berlin,
Kunsthalle Krems

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