The institute consists of intensive workshops and practice-based sessions, 19-20 July 2020, hosted virtually from Concordia University in Montreal. The institute is open to all members of the SpokenWeb network.
Listening to sound entails scenarios of subjection and agency. In Althussarian terms we might say that we are persistently interpellated, or hailed into positions of listening subjects in society, requiring us to engage in or with the cultural assumptions and techniques that those listening positions entail. But listening may also represent a capacity for agency. […]
Building (Digital) Humanities Communities around Sound Archives: The Story of SpokenWeb — May 16, 2019 (Events)
In this plenary session, Dr. Camlot will discuss the great potential for humanities research of conceptualizing collaborative projects around unique yet largely unused collections of cultural heritage materials. Speaking from the experience of developing the SpokenWeb research program from small beta collaborations via SSHRC Research Development Initiative, Connections and Insight Grant support, into a large-scale […]
From June 18-20, Digital Editions, Digital Archives: A Symposium will take place at the Amp Lab (UBC Okanagan). SpokenWeb affiliated talks and workshops include: “Digital Pedagogies Round Table” featuring SpokenWeb affiliates: Jason Wiens (U Calgary); Deanna Fong (SFU); Cole Mash (SFU); Karis Shearer (UBCO); Megan Butchart (UBCO). Deanna Fong and Karis Shearer. “Gender, Affective Labour and […]
The submission for papers is open until February 15th, the results will be announced by late February. Please see the Call for Papers here. We also invite proposals from students for research creation involving SFU literary audio archives. Please see this CFP here.
The SpokenWeb Sound Institute is a two-day interactive event which will take place on the Burnaby campus of SFU, open to the members of the SpokenWeb network. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, solidify the work of each of the SpokenWeb Task Forces, share tools and knowledge, and plan the year ahead.
SpokenWeb collaborators ARCMTL are presenting Montréal’s first Art Book Fair and conference. VOLUME 1 has been a long time coming! After New York, Toronto and Vancouver, Montreal will finally have its own Art Book Fair and conference. VOLUME 1 will present works and programming in both English and French, including artists and publishers from all over Canada, the US […]
Digitized spoken-audio archives have proliferated over the past two decades, making a wide range of historically significant analog spoken recordings originally captured in different media formats accessible to listeners and scholars for the first time. Online repositories like PennSound and the Cylinder Archive Project, have begun to transform previously multi-format collections into a massive resource, […]
The Promise of Paradise: Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library — Jun 17-18, 2016 (Events)
A Free-to-Attend Conference June 17-18, Concordia University “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join […]
Can Lit Across Media — Jun 5-6, 2015 (Events)
As the culmination of the four-year SSHRC IG-funded project SpokenWeb, a conference “Can Lit Across Media: Un-Archiving the Temporal Literary Event” will be held at Concordia University on June 5-6th 2015. It will gather scholars, writers, archivists and media practitioners for an intensive investigation into the past, present, and future of archiving and un-archiving Can […]