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CALL: HASTAC 2023 Critical Making & Social Justice deadline extended

HASTAC 2023 – Critical Making & Social Justice (deadline extended)

June 8–10, 2023 | Pratt Institute, NYC

Full CFP at

Extended deadline for submissions: Nov 15, 2022

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), in partnership with Pratt Institute, invites submissions for an upcoming conference at the intersection of thinking, making, and justice work. The conference is planned as an in-person experience, with some opportunities for online participation.

HASTAC 2023 welcomes submissions from practitioners at all stages of their careers; from all disciplines, occupations, and fields; and from groups as well as individuals, including independent scholar-practitioners, artists, and activists.

Commensurate with the broad theme of “Critical Making and Social Justice,” we seek proposals for a wide range of papers, posters, workshops, roundtables, exhibits, etc. related to such topics as:

  • art and activism, and their relationship to scholarship

  • interventions in design justice, data justice and data feminism, algorithmic accountability, (digital) literacies, open knowledge, and accessibility in all its forms

  • community-based projects and learning, participatory research and design

  • praxis, as the enactment of theory, and socially-engaged learning

  • critical uses and non-uses of technology, including resistance to technology, creative misuses, subversions, etc.

  • creative, educational, and social implications of emerging technologies, including robotics, automation, rapid prototyping, wearables, “smart” devices, and extended reality (augmented reality / virtual reality / mixed reality)

  • craft and other forms of making that support justice work

  • research and teaching that reflects emerging conversations on racism, capitalism, sexism, gender bias, ableism, nationalism, colonialism, and their many intersections with humanities, arts, design, (social) sciences, and technology

  • progressive pedagogy and educational engagements with issues of social justice

  • work undertaken by, with, and for the Lenape people and other Indigenous peoples

  • sustainability and environmental justice in projects, pedagogy, design, and other areas

  • public humanities and the evolution of public discourse and media

The deadline for submissions has been extended to November 15, 2022. For further details and to submit, please visit Notification of acceptances will be sent in February 2023, with registration to follow (special rates for students, contingent faculty, independent scholars, and others).

If you are interested in reviewing for the conference, you may also sign up at Reviewers will be able to select priority topics, bid on proposals to review (optional), and specify a maximum number of review assignments. We anticipate that the review phase will open December 2, 2022 and close January 20, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact