We are looking for academics, researchers, doctoral students, video essayists, writers and practitioners to submit articles and proposals to ViewFinder Magazine.
ViewFinder is the specialist online magazine for Learning on Screen: The British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council, dedicated to exploring the moving image and education.
ViewFinder is a home for all writers but is particularly committed to discovering new voices in academia and publishing work that has impact outside of the academic community.
We are looking for essays and articles on: film, television, radio, education, research projects involving the moving image, plus book reviews.
This is a great opportunity for impact and to write around a subject without peer review. It is also a great space for research students and post-grads to get their work out to the public.
ViewFinder's ISSN is 2634-8179 - work published in ViewFinder will count as 'impact' in Research Excellence Framework assessment.
Each issue of ViewFinder will be centred around a theme or topic of discussion. Submissions and proposals must aim to fit into these themes, but it is not mandatory.
The theme for issue 122: Digital Humanities
ViewFinder Issue 122 is now open for submission from writers, academics, researchers, doctoral students and video essayists.
This term we will be exploring the digital humanities. An area of massive expansion in recent decades, the integration of computational technology in humanities research and teaching has progressed from early experiments in information management using mainframe computers, to a proliferation of creative applications of digital hardware and software oriented to the creation, representation and interrogation of knowledge across humanities disciplines.
ViewFinder is looking for articles between 800 and 2000 words that engage with the past, present and future of the digital humanities. Contributors should feel free to suggest an area of exploration, or are welcome to focus on the following topics:
• The history of the digital humanities and the ‘computational turn'.
• The ethical demands of the digital humanities.
• Digital humanities and regimes of copyright.
• The challenges of digital humanities projects (e.g. interdisciplinary working, working within large teams).
• Accounts of recent and current research projects undertaken in the digital humanities.
ViewFinder is designed to be accessible across academic disciplines and for public readership as well as academia. It is a chance to synthesise and summarise your project work and to offer think pieces and provocations that enrich the public conversation.
Articles from 800-2000 words (this is flexible) written with accessible language and for a wide, crossover audience.
Deadline for proposals: 13th March 2023.
Deadline for papers/submissions: 24th April 2023.
For all enquiries and proposals, please email Ali Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous contributors to ViewFinder include:
Dr Michel Wahoma, Prof Lindiwe Dovey, Dr. Sharon Coleclough, Professor Kate Williams, Laura Mulvey, Lucy Bolton, Mark Taylor Batty, Katerina Loukopoulou, Fernando Sdrigotti, Charles Barr, Ian Christie, Professor John Ellis, Professor Jo Fox, Roger Luckhurst and Lee Cooke.