Call for papers: DHBenelux 2018

 

Call for papers

The call is open to all colleagues working in the humanities or heritage sector with an interest and enthusiasm in the application and use of digital technologies. Submissions are welcome from researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage early stage researchers (MA/PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) to submit abstracts. We welcome humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as well as librarians, archivists and museum curators. The conference has a focus on recent advances concerning research activities in the Benelux as well as data or research projects related to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

This year’s theme is Integrating Digital Humanities. This implies that we encourage you to reflect in your submission, in a critical and self-reflexive way, on how the digital turn affects knowledge production and dissemination in the humanities and heritage sector.

Language

The preferred language of the conference is English. Proposals, presentations and posters in any language in the Benelux will be accepted; note, however, that this will likely limit the impact of your message.

Key dates

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts:  15 February 2018, 23:59 CET
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday 9 April 2018
  • Conference: 6-8 June, 2018

Call details

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities: practical experimentation, theorising, cross- and multidisciplinary work, new and relevant developments. Given this year’s theme we especially welcome submissions that focus, in a critical and self-reflexive way, on how the digital turn affects knowledge production and dissemination in the humanities and heritage sector. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Critical study and digital hermeneutical approaches in the humanities
  • Humanities research enabled by digital approaches: digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games and cyberculture; Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects; Geo-humanities, spatial analysis and applications of GIS for Humanities research
  • Computational tools: text mining and data mining; design and application of algorithms for analysis and visualisation methods; Applications of Linked Open Data; stylometry, topic modeling, sentiment mining
  • Social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities
  • Pedagogy, teaching, and dissemination of digital humanities
  • Data: Big Data, data modeling, data criticism
  • Software studies, information design and tool criticism.
  • Digital scholarly editing and ePublications
  • Virtual Research Environments / Research Infrastructures

 More information about this CfP and about DHBenelux2018, can be found at the website.