[Humanist] 31.804 events: Around the World; Digital Archives & Digital Humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 4 08:34:40 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 804.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Chao-Lin Liu <liuchaolin at gmail.com>                      (102)
        Subject: The 9th International Conference on Digital Archives and
                Digital Humanities

  [2]   From:    Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>                          (47)
        Subject: Watch the Livestream: 2018 Around the World e-Conference

        Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 00:18:11 +0800
        From: Chao-Lin Liu <liuchaolin at gmail.com>
        Subject: The 9th International Conference on Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

Dear all,

We are pleased to inform you that this year “9th International
Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2018)” will be
held in Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Jinshan District, New
Taipei City, Taiwan on December 18-21, 2018.

The following is Call for Papers of DADH 2018.

9th International Conference of Digital Archives and
Digital Humanities (DADH 2018)

Theme:  Facing the Era of AI+

DHVenue: Dharma
Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Jinshan District, New Taipei City,

Date: December 18 - 21, 2018

URL: http://dadh2018.dila.edu.tw/?lang=en

The Digital Humanities is an emerging field of research, the term itself
having only been coined in 2004. Notwithstanding the fact that research in
this area is quite new, the digital humanities have been flourishing at an
unprecedented rate. In recent years, whether in Europe, America, Asia or
Taiwan, various research institutes and teams dedicated to research and
development in the digital humanities have been established. This
demonstrates the high level of interest in and importance attached to this
field by the community.

The core concept of the field of digital humanities is the application of
modern digital technologies to the disciplines of the traditional
humanities, in order to overcome the limitations of traditional research
methodologies. This combination of knowledge and technology, in an
interdisciplinary manner, is unachievable in any single area. The
development of the field of digital humanities is in fact indissociable from
the progress of new digital technologies. These new technologies not only
provide new methods of data analysis, but can also be used to create new
types of digital resources.

In recent years, major breakthroughs have been made in the field of
artificial intelligence. Various types of A.I. technologies have gradually
evolved from theoretical speculation into concrete reality with practical
applications, with remarkable results. However, to answer what the
intelligence is makes A.I. deeply related to humanities. For example,
Natural Language Processing technology in A.I. assembles an important
subdomain of linguistics — computational linguistics. Besides, A.I.
technologies which mimic the structure of human intelligence, such as the
Semantic Web, Ontology, the Knowledge Graph, Linked Open Data, are based on
the theory of ontology in philosophy.

What kind of applications and breakthroughs can these digital technologies
bring to the digital humanities? How should humanities scholars view the
results of an artificial intelligence based on digital resources? Compared
to traditional humanities studies which only consider a limited corpus of
text, artificial intelligence can process a large body of data, with the
exception of a limited number of research methods. In the last analysis, do
these new technologies provide more help for the study of the humanities, or
are their results unconvincing? All these topics are subjects this
conferences seeks to examine and discuss.

Given the growth of the field of the digital humanities, this conference
will continue over the years to research every facet of the digital
humanities, but will also include the topic of ‘Facing the Era of AI+DH’
as its theme. We invite scholars and experts, at home and abroad, to
participate in this session, and look forward to creating new milestones in
digital studies through dialog and exchange.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the
following aspects of artificial intelligence and digital humanities: 

- Development of digital technologies and their applications to help advance
humanities studies (including digital media, data mining, software design,
and modeling, etc.).

- Applications of text mining, social network analysis, visualization and

- Interdisciplinary research and humanities research in literature studies,
linguistics, culture, history, etc., conducted with digital data and

- Digital Humanities Theory and Epistemology

- Impact of digital humanities on humanities education.

- Innovative forms of digital arts such as music, film and theatre; and
digital applications such as digital design, virtual reality, games and new

- Other DH-related topics.Submission Guidelines 

Submission of a single paper abstract, poster abstract, or a panel proposal
is welcomed. All submissions are to be done online. (website:

Submitted abstract for a single paper should contain 1,000-3,000 words.
Submitted abstract for a poster should contain 750-1,500 words. Submitted
panel proposal should contain at least 1,500 words. The panel proposal
should provide an overview and the abstracts of 3-4 papers. 

The papers will be reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required
to submit the full papers by October 1st, 2018.


Conference Proceedings will be distributed during the conference. All
authors who attend the conference will be invited to submit revised papers
to the Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Taiwanese
Association for Digital Humanities). Detailed information will be announced

Important Dates
- 2018/07/15 Paper/Poster/Panel Submissions due
- 2018/08/31 Acceptance Notifications due
- 2018/10/01 Full Paper Submissions due
- 2018/10/30 Early Registrations due
- 2018/11/30 Registrations due

Conference Organizers: Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities- Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

​Chao-Lin Liu​

Fulbright and TUSA Scholar @ Harvard University 2016-2017
Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

        Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 10:51:04 -0600
        From: Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Watch the Livestream: 2018 Around the World e-Conference

Hi folks,

Just a reminder to tune into the KIAS Around the World e-Conference on
Sustainable Research, with daily events livestreamed from April 30-May 4.
The presentations are free to watch! Check out the livestream on our
website: http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

Today (Thursday), we'll have a panel on 'Academic Responsibility and
Climate Activism' that interrogates the climate cost of flying to academic
conferences. One of our speakers, NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus, has
recently been in the news for his outspoken views on this issue. See
his Guardian editorial:


and blog  

http://becycling.life/ . 

This Friday, May 4th, we'll also be
exploring 'Conscious Computing: From Energy Consumption to the Ethics of
Data Viz', with talks on the 'Impact of the Digital Revolution on World
Wide Energy Consumption,' minimal computing, and more.

Check out the schedule below! And watch the talks from earlier in the week
on the KIAS YouTube channel <https://youtu.be/eTbyqD8nIG8?t=9m40s>.

Chelsea Miya

2018 Around the World e-Conference (April 30-May 4)
"Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the
21st Century"
Presented by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Daily Events: April 30th - May 4th

(see website  http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/  for complete schedule)

The Around the World Conference is an experiment that brings together a
research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional
conferences. This is a hybrid e-Conference event, which means it will be
screened for live audiences at the University of Alberta and our other
partner institutes as well as live-streamed around the world. Registration
is free! During the week's events, viewers are invited to take part in the
online conversation and submit questions for our guests.

Why the theme of "Sustainable Research"?

Traditional conferences have a surprisingly large CO2 footprint. According
to a recent study by researchers at the UCSB nearly one-third of CO2
emissions produced by university campuses come from flying to conferences
and other academic related events. This conference is an opportunity to
stimulate discussion about sustainable research in its many forms as well
as address the question of how we as an academic community can work
together to learn how to better mobilize ideas without flying so many

All events are free and open to the public. Watch the livestream online
at: http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca  
Tweet us at #ATW2018 !


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