Annual Themes

2012-2013: Media

The theme for 2012-13 is “Media: Cuneiform to Digital and Beyond.” From discourse networks to print culture; from semiotics to graphic systems; from codex to video; from radio to radiography; and from data mining to the culture industry, the interdisciplinary humanities have produced a wide range of theories and histories of media. We invite applications for excellent, cutting-edge work focused on any media (verbal, visual, audial, kinetic); on any forms (oral, print, performance, digital); and on any media systems (local, global, private, mass market).  We encourage both a long and broad view of media studies and welcome applications from researchers across the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose work reflects upon or has significant implications for ancient to contemporary conceptions of media and mediation in any region(s) of the world. We seek work that challenges disciplinary or methodological boundaries.