[Humanist] 31.382 events: digital humanity; DH in the Nordic countries

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Oct 25 07:34:22 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 382.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Jouni Tuominen <jouni.tuominen at helsinki.fi>              (108)
        Subject: Deadline extension: CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic
                Countries 2018, Helsinki, Finland

  [2]   From:    Cory Fischer Hoffman <cof316 at lehigh.edu>                  (19)
        Subject: CFP: Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing
                and Social Justice Conference

        Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:33:45 +0300
        From: Jouni Tuominen <jouni.tuominen at helsinki.fi>
        Subject: Deadline extension: CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018, Helsinki, Finland

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries calls for submissions for its 
2018 conference in Helsinki, Finland, 7–9 March 2018.


Keynote speakers

Kathryn Eccles, University of Oxford, 

- Academic Programme Manager for Digital Humanities and Research Fellow 
at Oxford Internet Institute with interest in the impact of new 
technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of 
cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.

Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara, 

- Distinguished Professor in the English Department at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara, and an affiliated faculty member of UCSB’s 
Media Arts & Technology graduate program.

Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere, http://www.unet.fi

- Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media (specifically 
digital culture and game studies)

In 2018, the conference seeks to extend the scope of digital humanities 
research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and 
Baltic countries. In pursuit of this, in addition to the abstracts 
familiar from humanities traditions, we also adopt a call for 
publication ready texts as is the tradition in computer science 
conferences. Therefore, we accept the following types of submissions:

 1. Publication ready textsof length appropriate to the topic. Accepted
    papers will be submitted to the CEUR-WS proceedings series for
    publication in a citable form. 
    1.    Long paper: 8-12 pages, presented in 20 min plus 10 min for Q&A 
    2.    Short paper: 4-8 pages, presented in 10 min plus 5 min for Q&A 
    3.    Poster/demo: 2-4 pages, presented as an A1 academic poster in a
        poster session.

 2. Abstractsof a maximum of 2000 words. Proposals are expected to
    indicate a preference between a) long, b) short, or c) poster/demo
    format for presentation. Approved abstracts will be published in a
    book of abstracts on the conference website.

Submissions to the conference are now open at ConfTool: 

Important dates

The call for proposals opened on 28 August 2017, and the deadline for 
submitting proposals is extended until *5 November 2017* (was 25 October 
2017)! Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 8 January 2018. For 
papers accepted into the citable proceedings, there is an additional 
deadline of 5 February 2018for producing a final version of your paper 
that takes into account the comments made by the reviewers.

This year, the conference welcomes in particular work related to the 
following themes:


While the number of researchers describing themselves as digital 
historians is increasing, computational approaches to history have 
rarely captured the attention of those without innate interest in 
digital humanities. To address this, we particularly invite 
presentations of historical research whose use of digital methods 
advances the overall methodological basis of the field.

Cultural Heritage

Libraries, galleries, archives and museums are making vast amounts of 
cultural heritage openly digitally available. However, tapping into 
these resources for research requires cultivating co-operation and trust 
between scholars and heritage institutions, due to the cultural, 
institutional, legal and technical boundaries crossed. We invite 
proposals describing such co-operation – examples of great resources for 
cultural heritage scholarship, of problems solved using such data, as 
well as e.g. intellectual property rights issues.


Humanities perspectives on games are an established part of the game 
studies community. Yet their relationship with digital humanities 
remains undefined. Digitality and games, digital methods and games, 
games as digital methods, and so on are all areas available for 
research. We invite proposals that address high-level game concepts like 
"fun", "immersion", "design", "interactivity", etc positioned as points 
of contact with the digital.


We also invite proposals in the broad category of ”Future”. Accepted 
proposals will still fit in the overall context of the conference and 
highlight new perspectives to the digital humanities. Submissions may 
range from applications of data science to humanities research to work 
on human-machine interaction and ecological digital humanities. We also 
welcome reflections on the future of the digital humanities, as well as 
the societal impact of the humanities.

Finally, the overarching theme this year is Open Science. This pragmatic 
concept emphasises the role of transparent and reproducible research 
practices, open dissemination of results, and new forms of 
collaboration, all greatly facilitated by digitalisation. All proposals 
are invited to reflect on the benefits, challenges, and prospects of 
open science for their own research.

Call for workshops/panels and tutorials

In addition to individual papers, the conference calls for interested 
parties to submit proposals for workshops/panels and tutorial sessions 
to be held preceding the conference. Workshops/panelsgather together 
participants around a particular subtopic, while tutorialspresent a 
useful tool or method of interest to the digital humanities community. 
Either can take the form of either a half or a full day session, and 
they generally take place the day prior to the conference.

Proposals should include the session format, title, and a short 
description of its topic (max 2000 words) as well as the contact 
information of the person/s responsible. Proposals should also include 
the following: intended audience, approximate number of participants, 
and any special technical requirements.

Submit your workshop/tutorial at the conference ConfTool: 


Jouni Tuominen, Coordinating researcher
Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG)
University of Helsinki and Aalto University
HELDIG: Room A305, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki
Aalto: Room B126, Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo

        Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:32:24 +0000
        From: Cory Fischer Hoffman <cof316 at lehigh.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice Conference

Our (Digital) Humanity: 
Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Change Conference

Bethlehem, PA
April 20-22, 2018

Spread the word!  The Call for Participation is open!

Submit a session proposal for the Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Change Conference in Bethlehem, PA April 20-22, 2018.

Deadline for the CFP is November 15.

Keynote Speakers include: Malkia Cyril, Suzanne Snider and Juan Gonzales.

This is not your average academic conference. ODH2018 will emphasize local knowledge, create accessible spaces for people inside and outside of the academy, and foster a memorable, kid-friendly experience that will include cultural programming and social events in addition to conference sessions and keynotes.

The conference will create an inter-generational convergence space for members of social movements, community based public historians, students, and activist-scholars to network, share their digital projects, offer digital capacity building trainings and strengthen collaboration.

Travel scholarships and registration support are available.

Help spread the word!  And submit your session proposal before Novemebr 15.

Cory Fischer-Hoffman
Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative
Lehigh University
Interdisciplinary Programs
31 Williams Drive Suite 125
Bethlehem, PA 18015
office: 610-7581724

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