[Open-access] Fwd: FW: 2nd Call For Papers - Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive Conference

Sally Deffor sally.deffor at okfn.org
Mon Aug 18 09:48:23 UTC 2014

Of possible interest.

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From: Sally Selase Deffor <SSDeffor at uclan.ac.uk>
Date: 18 August 2014 10:11
Subject: FW: 2nd Call For Papers - Connecting Communities: Storytelling and
the Digital Archive Conference
To: "sally.deffor at okfn.org" <sally.deffor at okfn.org>

*From:* Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) <
MECCSA at JISCMAIL.AC.UK> on behalf of Daniel Mutibwa <D.H.Mutibwa at LEEDS.AC.UK>
*Sent:* 18 August 2014 09:36
*Subject:* 2nd Call For Papers - Connecting Communities: Storytelling and
the Digital Archive Conference

Dear Colleagues,

Please pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Many thanks, Daniel – on behalf of the *Pararchive* Project Team (

[image: pararchive_logo]

*Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive*


*Date: *Friday 27th – Saturday 28th March 2015

*Venue*: Stage at Leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

This AHRC-funded conference and community showcase marks the climax of an
eighteen-month multidisciplinary research project entitled *Pararchive:
Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive (*
*www.pararchive.com* <http://www.pararchive.com>*). *The project seeks to
build new interactive environments that explore issues of ownership, public
and institutional relationships and provide tools for collaborative
community research and creative expression using digital heritage
resources. It was motivated by recognition that communities are
encountering real barriers to organising and connecting to resources and
each other. In the field of heritage it is often difficult to access
archival materials from public cultural institutions owing to bureaucratic,
commercial and geographical barriers, something that impedes community
research and connectivity. It is often difficult to establish relationships
between communities and institutions that could and should be mutually

We have been asking how best to approach these problems and deal with
issues such as copyright,  collaborative working, impact and building an
open source digital environment to facilitate connectivity and build a set
of lasting legacies. We now want to widen our conversation by bringing
together community groups, activists and campaigners, researchers, creative
professionals, cultural institutions and policymakers interested in
developing and promoting research, education, collaborative working
practices, policy and activism around the notion of an open access digital

To celebrate the launch of *Pararchive* and our community partners’
research projects we invite conference contributions around the following
suggested themes:

Creativity and innovation

Co-curation models

Co-design and co-production methodologies and experiences

Collaborative practices and community-based participatory research

Copyright in participatory projects

Conservation of artefacts and collections in the digital age

Data ownership and open data

Digital literacy

Digital storytelling

Digitisation of individual and community memory

Emerging business models

Evaluation and measurement of impact in co-produced research

Future notions of digital archives and libraries

Geographical linking


Memory in the arts/digital art preservation

Museum and media archives

Partnership models between communities and institutions

Principles of digital data recording and cataloguing

Research ethics and research data management

(Self)-Representation, identity and privacy in digital public spaces

We are also interested in hearing about related screening materials,
project outcomes and community creative practice.

We welcome contributions from all sectors of the community, both inside and
outside of academia.

*Important dates:*

*Deadline for submission of abstracts*: October 1st 2014

*Notification of acceptance of abstracts*: November 1st 2014

*Deadline for registration*: Main registration for the conference will be
free and details of registration and a booking link will be advised after
the summer break.

Proposals to a maximum of 300 words should be sent to:

parachiveleeds at gmail.com

Please address any enquiries to the same email address.

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