Monthly Archives: April 2015

Student Paper Competition

Student Paper Competition


The Communication Technology and Society research group, with the support of the Technology and Information Policy Institute (TIPI), is pleased to announce a student paper competition with cash awards. Full papers (approximately 20-25 pages; double spaced; one inch margins all around; 12 point font, and any reference style as long as it is consistent) along with a 250 word abstract should be submitted by April 30, 2015 Please do not include any personally identifiable information in the document you submit.

Papers that have been published or presented elsewhere will not be accepted for this paper competition.

This competition offers three cash awards:

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $100

The competition is open to any graduate students enrolled at UT-Austin this semester. TIPI invites scholarly and original submissions that advance our understanding of communication technology, policy and its impact on society. Possible topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: open government and “open” movement, policy toward immersive media or online gaming, digital inclusion, network neutrality, e-health, intellectual property issues, ethical and privacy implications of big data, ICT4D, equity issues in technology use, and the politics of platforms.

Submitted papers will be judged by a faculty panel and notice of decisions will be provided by May 15, 2015.

Winners will be expected to present their paper in a small-conference setting during a one half day event held in June.


Please address inquiries to


Yoonmo Sang
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Radio-Television-Film

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

Digital Humanities in a transnational context

From: Marlena Cravens <>
Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 12-1
Location: Parlin 203

Please join the program in comparative literature for a roundtable discussion of the digital humanities in a global or transnational context. This informal meeting is open to anyone interested in digital humanities, from experienced practitioners to curious outsiders. Hannah Alpert-Abrams will briefly introduce the field of digital humanities as it is practiced in the United States, and discuss various ways that DH pushes against traditional borders, from DHPOCO (postcolonial DH) to Global Outlook::Digital Humanities and Latin America’s RedHD (Humanidades Digitales). Fatma Tarlaci will lead us in a conversation about the role of comparative literature in theorizing digital pedagogy, and about digital pedagogy in the complit (or world lit) classroom. Finally, Jennifer Hecker will discuss recent developments at UT Libraries which aim to increase access to and scholarly engagement with digital collections and tools at UT.

Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Hannah Alpert-Abrams is a graduate student in comparative literature at UT Austin and the Graduate Research Assistant in Digital Scholarship at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection.

Fatma Tarlaci is a PhD Candidate in comparative literature, whose dissertation is entitled “Literary Neo-Ottomanism: The Emergence of a Cosmopolitan Turkey on the World Stage.” She is the organizer of the MLA 2016 panel “Comparative Literature in the Age of Digital Humanities.”

Jennifer Hecker is the Digital Archives Access Strategist at UT Libraries. She is also the founder of the Austin Fanzine Project, the Austin Archives Bazaar, and the Austin Music Documentation Initiative.

See attached flyer.


Symposium about Language and Society

The Symposium about Language and Society at the University of Texas at Austin is taking place this Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18.

The conference program is attached.  Student registration is $25.  You can go to the following link to register:


Language and Borders

April 17-18, 2015

University of Texas at Austin

SALSA is an annual symposium promoting linguistic and sociolinguistic research at the University of Texas at Austin. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistic and Anthropology Departments at the University of Texas, SALSA has developed into an interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including communication studies, foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, speech communication, and numerous language departments. Our annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.

This year’s theme is Language and Borders. Language is intimately connected with human existence, and as such, is found at the borders of all areas of human interaction, and even at the borders of what it means to be human. What sorts of borders exist among people, places and institutions? What are the forces and ideological underpinnings that shape and sustain the existence of such borders? How is language related to the bounds of human endeavor? What defines the boundaries of language itself? SALSA XXIII will explore these questions from a variety of viewpoints.

This year’s presenters will be:

Salikoko S. Mufwene

University of Chicago

Robin Queen

University of Michigan

David Quinto-Pozos

University of Texas at Austin

Anthony C. Woodbury

University of Texas at Austin

Looking forward to seeing you there!

SALSA XXIII Organizing Committee,

Eric Adell, Laura Faircloth, and Deina Rabie