Events And Opportunities


Second Call for Papers: VRAlocal Mini-Conference: Nashville 2014 on October 16-17

  • Dates: 15 May, 2014
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Address: Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt University

We would like to extend an invitation to submit proposals for papers focused on Visual Resources and the Digital Humanities.  Possible topics or workshops could include: Workflow, Special Projects, GIS, Cross-Discipline Collaboration, Case-Study in Digital Humanities, and  New Technology. All proposals must be 250 words or less and submitted by May 15, 2014.  Presenters will be notified of their selection by June 3, 2014.

Submit paper proposals at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/137MeAHuRN9vokYxeHHSPUHZ-M_S2lg_-y3VHI6_J_SA/viewform

With Nashville, Tennessee being on the border of four VRA chapters (Great Lakes, Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic), Vanderbilt University’s History of Art Department would like to extend an invitation to all of our neighboring chapters to the fall VRAlocal Mini-Conference: Nashville 2014 on October 16-17 on the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.  With the success of the CaVraCon format in the west, this conference provides a less expensive way to meet with other curators that are close, exchange ideas, build collaborations, and enjoy the south in the fall.  The theme for the conference will be the Visual Resources and the Digital Humanities.

Conference Location: 

Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt University

1220 21st Ave South

Nashville, TN 37212

Other important tidbits

Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

Room Rate (includes free parking, wifi, and shuttle to Vanderbilt): $134/night for King or Standard Double using the group Visual Resources Association.

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is the accommodations for a trip to Vanderbilt.  Not only is it in close walking proximity to a number of dining choices, it is a close walk or shuttle ride to the conference  location and directly across the street from the Nashville Parthenon (yes, Nashville has a scale replica of the Parthenon including Athena herself). During the fall, temperatures will be in the mid to low 70’s and the trees across Vanderbilts campus, a national arboretum, will be showing their colors.

Conference Fee: 

Early bird, online registration from April 15, 2014 – June 30, 2014: $25.00

Full, online registration from July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014: $35.00

Conference Website: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/vralocal2014/

Registration: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139014448

Thank you very much and hope to see many of you this fall in Music City!