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CFP: Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) 2021 Conference

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) Conference

June 9-12, 2021
Virtually (sessions will be organized so participation in at least some sessions will be possible from any time zone)

http://scsmi-online.org/conference

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2020 – 5pm (Eastern Standard Time) / 10pm (Greenwich Mean Time) / 11pm (Central European Time)

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held virtually via Zoom, June 9-12, 2021. SCSMI is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, historical, psychological, neuroscientific, and evolutionary approaches to the analysis of film and other moving image media. Proposals should facilitate the society’s mission: to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between moving image theorists, historians, critics, and philosophers, and scientifically oriented researchers working on moving image media.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Types of Proposals
A proposal may be for a long paper presentation, a short paper presentation, a poster presentation, or an author-meets-critics panel.  Your proposal may be considered for multiple formats or just one, depending on which formats you believe will be suitable. In some cases, those who submit proposals designed for one format may be asked to revise their proposal for a different format.

Long Paper Presentation
Authors submit a 25-minute presentation for viewing in preparation for a 30-minute live discussion session. This format is reserved for well-developed projects that present conceptually complicated ideas or extensive research data.

Short Paper Presentation
Authors submit a 15-minute presentation for viewing in preparation for a 30-minute live discussion session. This format is suitable for works in progress or research that may be presented more succinctly.

Poster Presentation/ AV Demonstration
A single slide, graphic, chart, or brief video, accompanied by a 5-minute voice-over recording. Posters may present empirical research, scholarship with a single question or thesis, short movies, essay films, or interactive installations. Presenters will upload their presentations for members to access at any time during the conference, and there will be a dedicated forum for discussion of the various projects.

Panel on Diversity and Inclusion
We invite submissions for a dedicated panel on matters of diversity and inclusion as they relate to cognitive studies of the moving image. If you want your proposal to be considered for this panel, please indicate this on both parts of the proposal.

Author-Meets-Critics Panel
An Author-Meets-Critics Panel is a pre-constituted panel focusing on outstanding publications of interest to the society, such as monographs or empirical studies offering important new insights.  The proposal should include names of the panel chair, participating author, and 1-3 critics who have agreed to be panel members. The panel proposer should not be the author of the work. The author of the work should be a member of the panel, but should not be chair of the panel. Only works published between January 2020 and November 2021 will be considered as the focus of such a panel.

Technical Requirements
Proposals must be submitted by email to scsmi2021@gmail.com . The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2020 – 5pm (Eastern Standard Time) / 10pm (Greenwich Mean Time) / 11pm (Central European Time). Proposals or those that do not fulfill the technical requirements stated below will not be considered. The content of your presentation should not have been presented elsewhere in an identical form.

Proposals must be prepared for blind-review and include two documents:
1)      A cover page with
•       Title
•       Preferred Format (short, long, poster presentation, or author-meets-critics panel)
•       List of authors
•       Brief biographical statement for presenting author (25 – 100 words)
•       Contact details for corresponding author
2)      A main document containing no self-identifying information with
•       Title
•       Preferred Format (short, long, poster presentation, or author-meets-critics panel)
•       A proposal (500 – 800 words)
•       Bibliography of key sources (up to 5; use Chicago or APA format)
•       A short abstract (80 – 160 words) for the conference program

Proposals will be selected based on merit, according to the following criteria.:
•       The appropriateness of the topic to the interests of SCSMI
•       The conceptual clarity and intellectual rigor of the project
•       The project’s contribution to current understanding
•       The carefulness and thoroughness of the proposal

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 1st, 2021. If authors have selected multiple presentation formats, they will be assigned a format. Accepted presentations must be submitted by prior by June 1, 2021 so the conference schedule can be finalized. Technical details about submission of presentations will follow notification of acceptance.

Membership
Presenters at SCSMI conferences must be current members of the Society. Nonmembers are free to submit a proposal but, if accepted, they must join SCSMI by March 15, 2021, or acceptance will be withdrawn.
For more information about SCSMI, to join, or to learn more about membership costs and privileges, visit http://scsmionline.org/.
Further questions about the conference, the abstract submission process, or any problems encountered during submission should be addressed to scsmi2021@gmail.com

Program
Keynote speakers will be announced as soon as possible.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Ted Nannicelli (chair)
Katalin Balint
Dirk Eitzen
Cynthia Freeland
Karen Pearlman
Héctor J. Pérez
Tim J. Smith
Rikke Schubart (diversity committee liaison)