CFP: “Decolonization in the Digital Age: New Global Contexts for Indigenous Self-Determination”

Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2014

University of Edinburgh, May 14-15 2015

Details Below
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Decolonization in the Digital Age: New Global Contexts for Indigenous Self-Determination

40th Anniversary Conference
Centre of Canadian Studies,
University of Edinburgh
14-15 May 2015

Call for Papers and Presentations

Global contexts for Indigenous decolonization and self-determination are changing rapidly in the contemporary digital era:

  • Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations are forging new international connections.
  • New Indigenous digital communities are emerging.
  • Communication about Indigenous knowledge is changing.
  • Innovations are taking place in Indigenous film, video and media.
  • New digital methods are being developed to retain Indigenous histories, promote Indigenous languages, and enhance Indigenous education.
  • Digital resource constraints in remote Indigenous communities are being questioned and challenged.
  • Exciting initiatives are taking place to skill and empower Indigenous youth in the digital age.

One page proposals for papers, presentations and panels on the theme of the conference or on sub-themes identified above should be submitted to CentreofCanadianStudies@ed.ac.uk by Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Please include the title of the proposed paper/presentation, the evidence and argument to be presented, the name and institutional affiliation of the author(s), together with a note of their key professional or community experience, main publications and/or significant digital outputs.