NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE - RE:SOURCE Venice 13-16 September 2023"


We would like to inform you that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 
next MAH2023 Venice RE:SOURCE conference has been extended and the new deadline 
is 15 February 2023.


Abstracts can be submitted via the submission link, For more information about the 
submission, please visit the conference page, 
<> .


As part of the conference, a series of events will be organised in 
collaboration with local institutions. For book authors and editors, we will 
soon announce a book launch opportunity so please do get in touch with the 
organisers via email at <>  
for more details. For more details about the conference program, please check 
<> .


We hope to see many of you in Venice in September 2023!


Best regards,

Francesca Franco (conference Chair)

Clio Flego (conference Project Manager)


The 10th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and 


The 10th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and 
Technology – RE:SOURCE – will celebrate Media Art Histories and the role that 
its main agents have had in the multiple developments of art, science and 
technology with a focus on the past 60 years.

The main historical theme of the conference series – the histories of Media, 
Art, Science and Technology – will form the core of the event. This will be 
integrated by a number of sub themes including the following:

• Track 1: “Memory. How to create future memories: documentation, preservation 
and new technologies” (media art conservation, preservation, documentation, 
archival research, role of researchers in curatorial practice).

• Track 2: “Climate Actions, Environment and Public Humanities” (public media 
art that addresses climate emergency and social topics);

• Track 3: “Pioneers of Media art” (media art history pioneers past and 
present, artists, curators, new technologies);

• Track 4: “Media art history outside and inside the museum” (curation, 
museology, cinema, games, media arts museums); re-enacting of exhibitions, new 
technologies and curatorial practice.

The title ‘RE:SOURCE‘ refers to a sub theme specifically introduced in the MAH 
Venice edition of the conference series. This theme will be centered on the 
climate crisis and questions of ecological sustainability considered in all 
their ramifications analyzed through the lenses of Media Art (History). It will 
be highlighted during one track of the conference (Track 2), and during a 
special PhD day event and workshop led by a duo formed by a senior chair and an 
emerging scholar, in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari and the Venice Center for 
the Humanities and Social Change.

RE:SOURCE will host four days of panels, workshops, exhibitions, performances, 
poster sessions and keynotes.

Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site constantly facing 
scientific, environmental, cultural and socio-economic challenges around 
climate issues. In addition to seasonal flooding and mass tourism, the urban 
fabric of Venice is challenged by rising water levels. This fragile ecosystem, 
continuously being under threat, has been the subject of many studies and plans 
which are aiming at protecting and enhancing the site through integrated 
policies for sustainable development, but now more than ever more social 
awareness and involvement are needed.

In this context we see Media Art History as an active agent that would 
encourage and facilitate new conversations about this timely issue, where 
Venice can be seen as a small reflection of the bigger climate issues that are 
happening globally.

What motivated the name RE:SOURCE for the 10th International Conference on the 
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology is the notion of sustainability 
and inclusion: through this conference we want to tackle timely issues on the 
ongoing climate emergency, both historically and in connection with current 
environmental studies and methodologies applied to new media. At the same time 
we want to offer a new way of thinking about resources, and look for new 
strategies, actions and approaches to overcome the current alarming 

The refereed conference program will include competitively selected, 
peer-reviewed individual papers, panel presentations and posters, as well as a 
small number of invited speakers.

Presentations will be delivered in a range of formats. We particularly 
encourage submissions by researchers from international contexts outside of 
Europe and North America.




Submission deadline: February 15th, 2023

Submit to the call –

Proposals for papers should consist of a max. 500-word abstract with title.

Proposals for panels (of 3-5 speakers) should consist of a max. 500-word 
abstract outlining the panel and individual topics of confirmed speakers.

Submission language is English.

Submitters should upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than 200 words 
(1200 characters) per person. The short bios will be used on the conference 
website together with your abstracts.

Notification of acceptance will be announced by March 2023

Final papers submission: Mid-October 2023

Initiated by Media Art History Board (Steering Committee)

Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana Universität, DE), Andres BURBANO (Universidad de 
los Andes, CO), Sean CUBITT (University of Melbourne, AU), Oliver GRAU (Chair, 
Soc. for MediaArtHistories), Inge HINTERWALDNER (Karlsruhe Institute of 
Technology, DE), Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California, US), Machiko KUSAHARA 
(Waseda University, JP), Katja KWASTEK (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL), 
Gunalan NADARAJAN (Ann Arbor School of Art&Design, US), Chris SALTER (Zurich 
University of the Arts, Zurich, CH), Paul THOMAS (University of New South 
Wales, AU)

Media Art Histories Honorary Board: Rudolf ARNHEIM†, Linda HENDERSON 
(2005-2018), Douglas KAHN (2005 – 2018), Martin KEMP (2005 – 2018), Tim LENIOR 
(2005-2016), Douglas DAVIS†, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter WEIBEL.


September 13-16, 2023, Venice, Italy.

Hosted by the Venice Centre for Digital & Public Humanities (VeDPH), Università 
Ca’ Foscari Venice, Italy.

Conference chair: Francesca FRANCO

Project manager: Clio FLEGO

Conference Advisory Board

Ken RINALDO (Ohio State University, OH), Everardo REYES (Université Paris 8, 
FR), Pau ALSINA (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, ES); Dolores STEINMAN 
(University of Toronto, CA), Luz María SÁNCHEZ (Universidad Autónoma 
Metropolitana Unidad Lerma, MX), Claudia SCHNUGG (Johannes Kepler Universität 
Linz, AT), Ryszard KLUSZCZYŃSKI (Łódź University, PL), Morten SØNDEGAARD 
(Aalborg University, DK), Angélica PIEDRAHITA (University of Monterrey, MX), 
Carolina FERNÁNDEZ-CASTRILLO (University Carlos III of Madrid, ES), Franz 
FISCHER (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IT), Diego MANTOAN (University of 
Palermo, IT), Paolo GARBOLINO (IUAV University of Venice, IT), Emanuele ARIELLI 
(IUAV University of Venice, IT).


For more information about the programme, events, submissions, venues and 
partnership please contact 

VENUE: The Host Institution for MAH RE:SOURCE conference will be the Venice 
Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH), Dipartimento di Studi 
Umanistici, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, a public university in Venice, 
Italy. Since its foundation in 1868 it has been housed in the Venetian Gothic 
palace of Ca’ Foscari, from which it takes its name.

Besides Ca’ Foscari’s main building – an extraordinary example of late Venetian 
Gothic architecture overlooking the Grand Canal -, the University offers many 
other stunning locations, each with its own history, style and charm. An 
architectural heritage that includes noble palaces such as Ca’ Dolfin, Ca’ 
Bembo or Ca’ Bernardo with their impressive halls, charming courtyards and 
gardens, as well as buildings that have been recently modernized such as 
Cosulich Palace at the Zattere, on the Giudecca Canal, the San Giobbe 
University Campus and the Via Torino area.

The Aula Mario Baratto and the President’s Reception Room on the main floors 
(‘piani nobili’) of Foscari-Giustinian complex, the Aula Magna in the nearby 
Ca’ Dolfin, and the Auditorium Santa Margherita in Campo Santa Margherita are 
among the most important event spaces that RE:SOURCE’s delegates will be able 
to enjoy.  

Univ.-Prof. a.D. Dr. habil. Dr. hc Oliver Grau, MAE 


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