Call for papers for DOCAM ’13

The Document Academy Invites:




University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

June 19-22, 2013

DOCAM13 is the tenth annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic, and professional work.

The aim of The Document Academy is to foster a multi-disciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions and experiences from the arts and humanities, social sciences, education, and from such diverse fields as information, media, museum, archival, cultural, and science studies.

The Document Academy originated as a co-sponsored effort by the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley.  The first DOCAM conference took place in Berkeley in 2003 and since then toured around to Madison, Wisconsin; Denton, Texas; Växjö, Sweden, London, Ontario, Canada and now for the first time in Tromsø.  The 2013 conference is hosted by the Institute of Culture and Literature at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Papers, posters, demonstrations may address:

  • DOCUMENT THEORY (general, conceptual, and theoretical research)
  • DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case studies, methodological issues, projects, history)
  • DOCUMENT STRUCTURE, CREATION, AND DESIGN (creative and practical work)


Celebrating the discussions and work within DOCAM in the past decade, we are especially asking for proposals within the following 4 themes:

  • Artistic Documentation
  • Document in work places
  • Digital preservation of documents
  • Historical perspectives on media and documents


All 4 thematic sessions will be plenary and will follow after the other and all presentations will be given 30 minutes, including discussion.

Poster size:  20 in. x 30 in. or 30 in. x 40 in. Posters will be on display in the atrium of the conference venue throughout the conference; open discussion is encouraged.

Conference language is English.

The file formats for proposals and papers are RTF, MS Word, or PDF.
All proposals, including posters, must include:

  • description: a short (500 words) description of the work to be presented;
  • names of all contributors;
  • addresses, including email contacts;
  • up to 5 keywords.

Proposals should also include:

  • explanation of how they will be presented (verbally only, with presentation software, video, performance, or other forms of demonstration);
  • special equipment needs.


Proposals should be submitted electronically to and


Submission deadline for proposals: 30  November 2013.


Receipt will be confirmed within one week; decisions will be announced by 20 January 2013.



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