Special Issue: Multimedia Scholarship
The PIT Journal is looking for multimedia undergraduate scholarship. We will be collecting materials in the spring of 2017 for publication in the fall. Submissions will also be considered for inclusion in a PIT Digital Scholarship Festival to be held in the fall. We are eager to publish scholarship in video, audio, graphic, and mixed media formats. Submissions should present some form of academic research (either primary or secondary). Submissions should follow fair use practices or obtain appropriate permissions for the use of materials. Submissions should incorporate some means of acknowledging and citing their sources. In short, submissions should represent multimedia instantiations of academic work. At the same time, submissions can push the boundaries of what counts as scholarship. Submissions might range from podcasts and audio essays that present information on research topics in somewhat familiar ways to informational graphics or data visualizations to videos that tell a research "story" to curated collections that translate social media into scholarship to digital documents that deploy design to share research--to name a few options. These and other possibilities that explore new ways of developing and delivering undergraduate research are all welcome.
We seek to types of submissions:
- Individual submissions produced by any undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill. We are interested in submissions that represent research and scholarship developed by students across campus. If you have a project that you have developed in a course or a multimedia piece related to your current research, please consider submitting it for consideration. The deadline for individual submissions is May 15th, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
- Submissions by instructors developed as part of a class. We are especially eager to coordinate with instructors teaching courses where students develop digital scholarship. If you have an interest in sharing your course work with digital scholarship, collaborating with others, or getting support, you can do so with this option. Instructors can submit an entire collection of course-related student projects or submit a smaller number of projects. To participate instructors should sign up by contacting Daniel Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 24th, 2017. Final submissions will be due no later than May 19th.