Call for Proposals

Bucknell University will host its sixth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) on its campus in Lewisburg, PA from October 11th – 13th. The theme for this year’s conference is “From Wonder to Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship”

While every digital scholarship endeavor may be unique, many are kindled in a moment of wonder and are given form through three areas of activity — the spark, the flow, and the sharing.

Wonder excites you, breaks inertia and sparks you into action. A great idea for a creative endeavor begins to take shape.

As a project or program starts to come together, activity flows, weaving itself into existence as purpose lends clarity to action. You’re now building the project, teaching the class or using the technology.

The project nears completion, and your creation is ready to be shared, to bring wonder to others and to ignite their own spark. The cycle starts anew.

Sessions at this conference will be organized around each of these three actions — the spark, the flow, and the sharing. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Exciting new ideas, projects, or technologies that spark the imagination,
  • Activity flows that transform the spark into action,
  • Stories about how you share the wonder.

Please keep in mind that these are only examples! Don’t be afraid to be creative with your submission.

Proposals may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

#BUDSC19 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the journey of digital scholarship.

We look forward to building on the success of the last five years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2018 meeting or search our archived sessions.

Join us to discuss the Journey of Digital Scholarship, where wonder leads to action.

Proposals are due: 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US), Thursday, June 6th
Notifications will be sent mid-July
If you have any questions please contact: budsc@bucknell.edu

If you would like to draft your submission in Microsoft Word or Google Docs before submitting, please use the CFP templates. All final submissions should be made via the Submit Your Proposal link.