CfP: Navigationen. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften 1/2022, published by Christoph Borbach and Max Kanderske
Taking a literal approach towards the journal’s name, the call addresses current research on the topic of navigation from a media & cultural studies perspective. Our goal is to provide an overview of the field, its researchers and their approaches, methods and theories. Taking the ubiquity of so-called smart devices in the post-digital as a starting point, the issue will ask about current media practices and techniques of civilian and military navigation as well as their methodological investigation and (re-)modelling. We welcome epistemological perspectives that examine current navigational practices and techniques in their historical development, taking into account the variable, sometimes divergent conditions and historically marginal designs of the navigational – i.e. successful as well as failed media, infrastructures, practices and standards.
Abstracts (max. 7,000 characters) can be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org until February 28th 2021. They should include a short biographical note. Should the circumstances allow it, the participating authors are invited to present their texts for discussion at an author workshop in July 2021. It will be funded by CRC 1187 “Media of Cooperation” and held at the University of Siegen. Further information on the journal Navigationen. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturiwssenschaften are available at https://www.universi.uni-siegen.de/katalog/zeitschriften/navigationen/.