Deadline Extended: Call for Proposals CSCW '23 Workshop: Historicism in/as CSCW Method: Research, Sensibilities, and Design

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Robert Soden

Aug 23, 2023, 8:47:53 AMAug 23

Dear Colleagues,


Please see below for the following CFP for a CSCW 2023 Workshop.

This one-day workshop will convene CSCW and HCI researchers to collaboratively develop a practical agenda for expanding the adoption of historical research methods within and across our field. Existing scholarship has used CSCW methods to examine historical phenomena: code spelunking, examining moments of software maintenance over time, materially tracing silenced histories, and speculation as a means to interrogate the past. The workshop builds upon this significant prior work, and seeks to take advantage of the many opportunities that historical research offers for improving our understanding of technology development, tools for design, evaluation and critique of socio-technical systems, and appraisal of the social consequences of technology. 

Outputs of the workshop will include a white paper and a website that will collect resources to support CSCW-based historical investigations. In developing these resources together, we seek to attend to specific practical and conceptual challenges of adopting historical approaches as CSCW researchers. 

To apply, please send a brief position paper to before August 28th, 2023. Position papers should be in the ACM Extended Abstract format and address one or more of the following: 1) Describe an ongoing research project that draws on history to make contributions to CSCW and/or HCI; 2) What does an historicist approach/sensibility look like in your work? 3) What challenges do you face in incorporating history in your research? Optionally, also name a topic for a breakout group that you would like to facilitate, or participate in. 

The workshop will take place as part of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Minneapolis, Minnesota during October 2023. More information about the conference is available at At least one author of each accepted position paper will be required to register for the workshop and at least one day of the conference. More information about this workshop can be found at Please send any questions to 







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