[Air-L] Call for papers

Denice Penrose D.Penrose at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Jan 17 02:44:49 PST 2023

Please could you post this call for papers

Call for Papers:
AI and Archives: Explorations, Possibilities and Challenges
Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
April 27th - 28th 2023

AI and Archives: Explorations, Possibilities and Challenges explores the possibilities and challenges afforded by AI in archives, and does so specifically from an intersectional, eco, feminist perspective. The purpose of this symposium is to share interest in, knowledge of and concerns with AI systems in archives and archival practices. We see this event as an opportunity to engage in conversation and to support further formal and informal networking and collaboration. We are therefore launching a call for papers and welcome the perspectives and experiences of scholars, technologists, archivists, and practitioners.

This hybrid symposium, a collaboration between Women in Focus, Full Stack Feminism<https://ifte.network/full-stack-feminism/>, and the Sussex Humanities Lab<https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/sussex-humanities-lab/>, is concerned with questions of if and how AI might be deployed within archive contexts and what the implications and consequences of this might be. We start from the position that AI systems inherit the biases of their creators and require a feminist praxis to ensure that AI tools are ethical and equitable and reduce rather than perpetuate existing problematic hierarchies and power structures in archives and other cultural heritage institutions. Invited speakers include Dr Lise Jaillant<http://www.lisejaillant.com/p/articles.html>, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Loughborough University, who is running three AHRC-funded international projects on Archives and Artificial Intelligence, including the AURA Network<https://www.aura-network.net/>.

The CFP includes, but is not limited to the following subject areas: Computer vision and archival cataloguing; feminisation of archival labour and automation; AI and machine learning in archival workflows; are AI curated archives possible/desirable; creativity and AI in archives; AI and audio-visual classification and search; AI and searchability; AI solutions to archival silence/gaps; radical possibilities afforded by AI tools; case studies of experiments and tests using AI in archives.

Submission: Proposals should include the title of your paper/presentation, a 250-word abstract and a 50-word bio. Please submit abstract through the google form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IsL8KXu3IO8DpDw8U2XDpgoT5M0VVopHFQkYoWbmyWI/viewform?ts=638e1419&edit_requested=true> Any questions please email sarah.arnold at mu.ie<mailto:sarah.arnold at mu.ie> or sharon.webb at sussex.ac.uk.<mailto:sharon.webb at sussex.ac.uk> We are open to different presentation styles and formats. Please indicate your preference in your submission. This is a hybrid event, please indicate whether you plan to present online or in person.
A number of small travel bursaries will be made available. If you are interested, please send along a short paragraph with your proposal demonstrating your eligibility for the bursary, which may include your status as ERC, precariously employed or having caring obligations, for example.

  *   Deadline for submission is Monday 9th January 2023 3.00 GMT Deadline extended until Jan. 31st
  *   Notification of acceptance by Monday 23rd January 2023 GMT Notification 6th Feb. 2023

This event is funded jointly by the AHRC-IRC projects; Women in Focus and Full Stack Feminism<https://ifte.network/full-stack-feminism/>, alongside the Sussex Humanities Lab<https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/sussex-humanities-lab/>.

Full Stack Feminism and Women in Focus are funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the 'UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call' (Full Stack Feminism: grant numbers AH/W001667/1 and IRC/W001667/1, Women in Focus: grant numbers grant IRC/W001756/1 and AH/W001756/1).

Denice Penrose
Pronouns: She / Her
Project Administrator
Connected Histories of the BBC / Tools of Knowledge / Full Stack Feminism
School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Silverstone Building
University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QF
d.penrose at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:d.penrose at sussex.ac.uk>
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