Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) - CFP

In the summer of 2015, from July 26 to August 2, a partnership of 23 liberal arts institutions will host ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. ILiADS offers participants two ways to engage the community of liberal arts practitioners and pedagogues: a team- and project-based approach and a more traditional conference structure. Those interested in the project-based component, with ideas or teams at any stage (or no stage!) of development, are encouraged to let our planning consultants guide their participation.  
Option One: during the week (26-31 July), project teams consisting of combinations of faculty, librarians, technologists, and students will learn and practice the skills necessary to bring their projects closer to the finish line. However, rather than offering a development opportunity in the traditional teacher-pupil mold, ILiADS will provide collaborative support targeted to the specific challenges facing a project and/or team. Whether your project is an idea that needs to get off the ground or a developed undertaking that needs to scale up, the proposal consultants will work with you and the growing list of noted institute specialists to define your questions, shape your team (if needed), and determine how to make the most of this focused development time. The days will offer a mix of tutorials, talks, and time to hack.
Option Two: beginning on the evening of July 31, the ILiADS conference will offer a weekend of conversations led and inspired by an impressive slate of keynote speakers  Conference attendees--who need not have attended the Institute week--can use this time to engage with other liberal arts faculty, staff, and students over the kinds of questions facing their institutions: involving undergraduates in faculty research, folding digital methods into courses, and institutional support for digital scholarship, to name only a few. While conference attendance certainly is not mandatory for those participating in the preceding week’s activities, we hope that project teams in whole or in part will be able to use the weekend to build momentum and connections with still more liberal arts colleagues.
(Implicit Bonus Option: do both!)
Important Dates:
For project-based teams
January 5th, 2015: Teams who submit an Expression of Interest Form will be contacted by one of our consultants by this date
February 6th, 2015: Part Two, formal institute proposal submissions, are due
February 27th, 2015: Proposal acceptances sent
March 2nd, 2015: Registration for both events opens!
For Conference Attendees
March 2nd, 2015: Registration for both events opens!
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