CFP: Digital Humanities Projects on Asian/Asian American Studies

I got some amazing news when my good friend and WOC and DH frolleague Adeline Koh announced that she was the new Digital Humanities editor for the brand new Asian and Asian American Studies journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias. The section she will be editing is called “Interface,” and she is currently looking for submissions for upcoming issues. See her CFP reposted below:

Verge is an especially exciting journal because it combines two fields that have traditionally defined themselves as methodologically and ideologically separate—Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. While Asian Studies has established itself via Area Studies approaches, frequently emphasizing the nation-state and politics, Asian American studies has in turn focused racial and ethnic categories and citizenship in the United States. Verge seeks to provide a space for a rapprochement of both fields by investigating possible interconnections in each, rethinking the concept of the regional and the transnational, and reconceptualizing both Asian and Asian American studies in light of the global Asian diasporas.

This post is a call for submissions to the Interface section of VergeInterface will be focused on overviews, critiques and/or theoretical interventions in digital humanities work in Asian/Asian American Studies. If you have a digital humanities project, approach, tool, study or critique, please feel contact me to discuss a possible submission. Each Interface section will feature three brief essays by different scholars on digital humanities work in both fields.

I am excited by the transformative possibilities that Interface offers to the digital humanities as well as Asian and Asian American Studies. Interface aims to provide a space to explore how the digital requires a fundamental rethinking of the humanities and social sciences, through the lens of Asian/Asian American Studies. Please do share this call widely. Interested parties may contact me at Adeline[dot]Koh[at]stockton[dot]edu. I look forward to hearing from you.

And do check out the link from University of Minnesota Press, which shares upcoming submission deadlines for future issues. Looks like an amazing journal, and of much interest to me. Hope you all apply and share!

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