DH2010: Digital Humanities 2010 CFP


You might be interested in this Call for Papers for the Digital
Humanities annual conference; the theme is cultural heritage, the
conference will be held in London July 7-10 2010, and proposals are due
(rather precipitously) on October 31.




We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Digital
Humanities 2010 Conference.

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2010
Call for Papers Abstract Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

Proposals must be submitted electronically using the system which will
be available at the conference web site from October 8th. Presentations
may be any of the following:

•Single papers (abstract max of 1500 words) •
Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words) •
Posters (abstract max of 1500 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

The International Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts
of between 750 and 1500 words on any aspect of humanities computing,
broadly defined to encompass the common ground between information
technology and problems in humanities research and teaching. We welcome
submissions in all areas of the humanities, particularly
interdisciplinary work. We especially encourage submissions on the
current state of the art in humanities computing, and on recent

Suitable subjects for proposals include, for example,

* text analysis, corpora, language processing, language learning
* IT in librarianship and documentation
* computer-based research in cultural and historical studies
* computing applications for the arts, architecture and music
* research issues such as: information design and modelling; the
cultural impact of the new media
* the role of digital humanities in academic curricula

The special theme of the 2010 conference is cultural heritage old and new.

The range of topics covered is reflected in the journals of the
associations: Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford University
Press, and the Digital Humanities Quarterly,


The deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the
Programme Committee is Oct. 31th, 2009. All submissions will be
refereed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance February 24, 2010.
The electronic submission form will be available at the conference site
from October 8th, 2009 (which will be linked from


Anyone who has previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposals
or reviews or to register for a Digital Humanities conference should use
their existing account rather than setting up a new one.

If anyone has forgotten their user name and/or password please contact
dh2010 at digitalhumanities.org.

See below for full details on submitting proposals.

Proposals for (non-refereed, or vendor) demos and for pre-conference
tutorials and workshops should be made to the local conference organizer
as early as possible.

For more information on the conference in general please visit the
DH2010 web site. http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/dh2010/

Types of Proposals

Proposals to the Programme Committee may be of three types: (1) papers,
(2) poster presentations and/or software demonstrations, and (3)
sessions (either three-paper or panel sessions). The type of submission
must be specified in the proposal.

Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian or

1) Papers Proposals for papers (750-1500 words) should describe
original, unpublished work: preferably completed research with
substantial results, but also the development of significant new
methodologies, or rigorous theoretical or critical discussions.
Individual papers have 20 min. for presentation and 10 for questions.

Proposals concerning new computing methodologies should show how the
methodologies are applied to humanities research, and should critically
assess the application. Those concerning a particular application should
compare earlier traditional and computational approaches and should also
assess the new methodologies. References are naturally required. Those
describing the creation or use of digital resources should follow these
guidelines as far as possible.

2) Poster Presentations and Software Demonstrations Poster sessions
showcase some of the most important and innovative work being done in
humanities computing. Poster presentations may include technology and
project demonstrations. Hence the term poster/demo to refer to different
possible combinations of printed and computer based presentations. There
should be no difference in quality between poster/demo presentations and
papers, and the format for proposals is the same for both. The same
academic standards also apply, but posters/demos may be more suitable
way for late-breaking work, or work in progress. Both will be submitted
to the same refereeing process. The choice between the two modes of
presentation (poster/demo or paper) should depend on the most effective
and informative way of communicating the scientific content of the proposal.

Poster presentations are less formal and more interactive than talks.
Poster presenters can present their work and exchange ideas one-on-one
and in detail with those most deeply interested. Presenters will have
about two square meters of board space for display and may also wish to
provide handouts. Posters remain on display throughout the conference,
and are the sole focus of separate dedicated poster sessions. Additional
times may be available for software or project demonstrations.

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to the
conference, the Programme Committee will award a prize for the best poster.

3) Sessions Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

Three papers. The proposal should include a 500-word statement
describing the session topic, include abstracts of 750-1500 words for
each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in
the session. All speakers are required to register for the conference
and to participate in the session. Focused sessions should have added
value when compared to the set of the individual papers.


A panel of four to six speakers. The proposal is an abstract of 750-1500
words describing the panel topic, how discussion will be organized, the
names and affiliations of all the speakers, and an indication that each
speaker is willing to participate in the session. All speakers are
required to register for the conference and to participate in the session.

International Programme Committee

Elisabeth Burr Richard Cunningham Jan-Christoph Meister Elli Mylonas
Brent Nelson John Nerbonne (Chair) Bethany Noviskie Jan Rybicki John Walsh

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Amanda French

About Amanda French

I have a Ph.D. in English literature; my 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle. During graduate school I gained a good bit of experience with building websites, with technology training, and with marking up texts in XML at the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center; since then I’ve continued to do work (often in university libraries) related to the two cultures of technology and the humanities.
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