[Humanist] 28.703 events: admin & ICT history; DHBenelux

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Feb 5 07:28:02 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 703.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>                    (144)
        Subject: Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 and 9 June

  [2]   From:    "Guido.Koller at bar.admin.ch" <Guido.Koller at bar.admin.ch>   (23)
        Subject: International Conference on Administrative and ICT History,
                Berne, 26-27 March 2015

        Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:41:17 +0100
        From: Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>
        Subject: Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 and 9 June

Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux Conference, 8 & 9 June 2015, University
of Antwerp

To all our colleagues in the humanities and digital humanities,

On 8 and 9 June 2015, the second DHBenelux conference will take place. The
DHBenelux conference is a young initiative that strives to further the
dissemination of, and collaboration between Digital Humanities projects in
Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by hosting an annual conference in
various institutions throughout these countries. The conference serves as a
platform for the fast growing community of DH researchers to meet, present
and discuss their latest research results and to demonstrate tools and

The first DHBenelux conference took place in The Hague (The Netherlands) in
2014 and was a great success, attracting an audience of over 160
participants with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, coming from a
variety of different countries (including but not limited to the Benelux).
In 2015 the conference aspires to welcome an even larger and more diverse

NB: In line with the community building principles of Digital Humanities, we
have attempted to tend more to gender balance and geographical spread within
the Program Committee, which is the reason the PC has seen some additions
with regard to the conference’s first CfP.

= Conference, Program, Venue =

The DHBenelux 2015 conference will be proudly hosted by the University of
Antwerp. The conference will take place on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 June 2015
at the University of Antwerp campus.

The DHBenelux conference welcomes contributions and participants from all
areas of research and teaching in Digital Humanities. While the conference
has a focus on recent advances in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg,
we do warmly welcome contributions from outside the Benelux. The language of
the conference is international English. We hope that we may welcome many
scholars to the European scientific meeting platform that DHBenelux will
constitute in summer 2015 for the Digital Humanities.

The conference program will offer oral presentations, project presentations,
poster sessions, and a demo space. Our first confirmed keynote speaker will
be William Noel (http://www.willnoel.com  http://www.willnoel.com/  /),
Director of The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and
Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania.

= Call =

We now invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities:
practical experimentation, thorough theorizing, cross- and multidisciplinary
work, new and relevant developments. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are
not limited to—the following:

- Digital media, digitization, curation of digital objects

- Software studies, modeling, information design

- Text mining, data mining, big data & small data

- Design and application of algorithms and analyses

- Application of digital technology in literary, linguistic, cultural, and
historical studies

- Critical study of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new
media, digital games

- Social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities

- Stylometry, topic modeling, sentiment mining and other digital techniques

- Interfaces, augmented reality, serious gaming

- Pedagogy, teaching, and dissemination of digital humanities

We particularly encourage PhD students and junior researchers to submit
abstracts. Note that this call is not limited to researchers in the Benelux.
Anyone can submit an abstract.

Proposal should be at least 250 words, not exceeding 500 words. References
and/or bibliography, recommended but not obligatory, are excluded from the
word count. Proposals may contain graphics and illustrations. Proposals and
abstracts should clearly state the title and name and affiliation of the
authors and presenters. Also indicate for which category (or categories) of
presentation you are submitting your proposal. Presentation categories are:

* Paper

Oral presentations on papers will be given 15 minutes presentation time and
5 minutes for Q&A. Oral presentations are well suited for presenting
research methods and results, concise theoretical argument, reporting on
ongoing research, project presentations, and presenting intermediate finds
or theory development.

* Poster

Posters are particularly suited for detailed technical explanations and
clarifications, and for the show and tell of projects and research alike. A
two hour poster session is scheduled, posters may be put up for display
during the entire conference.

* Demonstration

For demonstrating prototypes, finished software, hardware technology, tools,
datasets, digital publications and so forth a 'market place' will be

* Panel

If a group of researchers wishes to highlight and discuss different aspects
of a larger topic in Digital Humanities together with the audience, they may
propose to organize a panel. A panel session takes one hour, and will be
chaired by one of the panelists — who will be responsible for finding a good
balance between presentation and discussion. To apply for a panel, please
submit your proposal as an 'oral presentation', and make it clear that you
wish to organize a panel in the abstract.

Proposals may combine two presentation modes, e.g. to support the theory
detailed in a paper presentation with a practical demonstration on the demo
market place. Combined presentations should either consist of a paper plus
demonstration, or a paper and poster. In the interest of planning we ask
authors to be very careful in indicating chosen combinations of presentation

To submit your proposal, please use the EasyChair facility that we have put
online at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhbenelux2015
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhbenelux2015> .

= Important dates =

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Sunday 1 March 2015, 23:59 CET.

Notification of acceptance: Sunday 15 March 2015.

Deadline for revised abstracts: Wednesday 1 April 2015.

= More information =

Please check our website at http://dhbenelux.org  http://dhbenelux.org/  /
for further details that will become available running up to the conference.
Any additional questions and inquiries can be sent to Elli Bleeker
(elli.bleeker at uantwerpen.be).

We look forward to welcoming you all in Antwerp!

Kind regards, 

On behalf of the conference organizers and the program committee

--Joris van Zundert (Program Chair)

Conference Organizers:

- Elli Bleeker, University of Antwerp.

- Thomas Crombez, Royal Academy of Fine Arts & University of Antwerp.

- Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp.

- Katrien Deroo, Ghent University.

- Wout Dillen, University of Antwerp.

- Aodhán Kelly, University of Antwerp.

- Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp.

- Saskia Scheltjens, Ghent University.

- Joris J. van Zundert, Huygens Institute for the History of the

- Ben Verhoeven, University of Antwerp.

- Dirk Van Hulle, University of Antwerp.

Program Committee (includes members of Organizing Committee):

- Joris J. van Zundert (Chair), Huygens Institute for the History of the

- Marijn Koolen (Vice Chair), University of Amsterdam

- Florentina Armaselu, CVCE Luxembourg

- Paul Bertrand, Université Catholique de Louvain

- Rens Bod, University of Amsterdam

- Barbara Bordalejo, KULeuven

- Steven Claeyssens, Royal Library, The Hague

- Sally Chambers, Ghent University

- Seza Doğruöz, Tilburg University

- Seth Van Hooland, Université Libre de Bruxelles

- Catherine Emma Jones, CVCE Luxembourg

- Folgert Karsdorp, Meertens Institute

- Anne Roekens, Université de Namur

- Els Stronks, Utrecht University

- Karina van Dalen-Oskam, University of Amsterdam &amp; Huygens Institute
for the History of the Netherlands

- Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen

- Nicoline van der Sijs, Radboud University Nijmegen

- Christophe Verbruggen, Ghent University

- Lars Wieneke, CVCE Luxembourg


        Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 14:35:03 +0000
        From: "Guido.Koller at bar.admin.ch" <Guido.Koller at bar.admin.ch>
        Subject: International Conference on Administrative and ICT History, Berne, 26-27 March 2015

Conference ICT at Admin
26-27 March 2015, 
Swiss Federal Archives, Berne
(auf Deutsch) http://www.bar.admin.ch/themen/01555/01895/index.html

The Technology of Information, Communication and 
Administration – An Entwined History

The history of administration and the development of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) are closely linked. The conference at the Federal Archives is a platform for discussing these links from a variety of perspectives. It covers a wide range of issues debated in the humanities and social sciences as well as in technological research and the information and administration sciences. The objective is to gain new knowledge by sharing the latest research on the topic and to identify further issues for future examination.

Registration and Access

Registration to the conference now open! Registration is free, deadline 28 February 2015

Registration: by email to bundesarchiv at bar.admin.ch, please note "Registration ICT at Admin" in the email subject.

Contact: peter.fleer at bar.admin.ch and guido.koller at bar.admin.ch, +41 58 462 68 38

Language: the conference is in English

Kind regards,

Guido Koller
Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern EDI
Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv BAR
Dienst Historische Analysen

Archivstrasse 24, CH-3003 Bern
Tel. NEU +41 58 462 84 99
Fax NEU +41 58 462 78 23
guido.koller at bar.admin.ch<mailto:guido.koller at bar.admin.ch>
www.bar.admin.ch http://www.bar.admin.ch/

More information about the Humanist mailing list