NFAIS Announces Call for Presentations for 2019 Humanities Roundtable


July 24, 2018, Annapolis, MDThe National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, announces a “Call for Presentations” for its 2018 Humanities Roundtable. 

The submissions deadline for the 2018-2019 series cycle is Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

NFAIS will explore the “Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in Humanities and Its Impact” on March 10, 2019 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in Washington, DC. NFAIS will again partner with the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) to provide participants with even more value.

“We’re delighted to partner with the NHA again this year as a pre-conference to their 2019 Annual Conference and Advocacy Day,” says Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “Attendees can participate in the excellent content NFAIS is known for and meet afterwards with their Members of Congress to let them know the importance of humanities funding.”

As humanities scholars utilize new technologies in research, traditional measures of academic evaluation don’t always reflect the changing output. Institutions, departments and societies are developing guidelines of evaluating work in digital media/digital humanities, while scholars are simultaneously learning new skills to become competent peer reviewers.

NFAIS is looking for visionary, inspiring and future-focused presenters who can elevate discussions on the skills, tools and resources required for digital humanities evaluation, including the impact of new technologies the humanities and humanities funding.

All submissions will be reviewed by the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable Planning Committee, and are selected based on: relevance; overall quality; timeliness of the topic; speaker qualifications; and a well-defined focus on digital scholarship.

To submit a presentation online, visit http://bit.ly/2MbJsp1

About NFAIS (www.nfais.org):
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.