13.0192 image-based computing CFP

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 15:24:17 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 192.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 15:16:33 +0100
From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: CFP: Image-Based Humanities Computing

A Special Issue of _Computers and the Humanities_

Topic: Image-Based Humanities Computing
Editor: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Deadline for Proposals: 1 October 1999
Deadline for Articles: 15 January 2000

Proposals are invited for articles to be submitted to a special issue of
_Computers and the Humanities_ on the topic of image-based humanities
computing. _Computers and the Humanities_ (CHUM) is the official journal
of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and is widely
acknowledged as the leading peer-reviewed journal for applications of
advanced information technology in humanities teaching and research.

Although the term "image-based" humanities computing has been in
circulation for some time, we are now approaching a watershed: a number
of pioneering projects (many of them begun in the early nineties) whose
promise could heretofore be discussed only in speculative terms are now
coming to fruition, while new software tools and data standards are
poised to redefine the way we create, access, and work with digital
images. All of this activity, moreover, is transpiring at a moment when
there is an unprecedented level of interest in visual culture and
representation in the academic humanities at large. This special issue
of CHUM seeks to gather some of the most important and forward-looking
work presently being done in image-based humanities computing, broadly
defined as those humanities computing projects in which images are
central and not peripheral to the intellectual mandate and technical
focus of the research.

Articles might address:

-- image-based electronic editions and archives;

-- data standards (such as JPEG 2000) and/or software development (tools
for image annotation, image analysis, and search and retrieval);

-- innovative imaging techniques (such as ultraviolet imaging or
fiber-optic backlighting) with humanities source material;

-- images in digital libraries/museums;

-- medical imaging and informatics with humanities applications;

-- visualization, simulation, and modeling of humanities data;

-- theoretical essays on visual culture and representation that have
an applied component or implications for applied research;

-- depending on how the issue shapes up, I may also include a section
devoted to shorter pieces such as: reviews (of projects, of products,
etc.); workshop/conference reports; brief position papers on topics
of broad significance. If you are interested in preparing something
along these lines as opposed to a full-length article, please let me

Proposals for articles should be 1000 - 1500 words in length. Please
describe the subject of the article, its significance, and its
relationship to prior research as specifically as possible. Plain text
email or a URL where the proposal may be accessed are the preferred
modes of submission; if you must send an attachment, please ask first.
If you must send surface mail, please write me for an address.

Note that acceptance of a proposal does not constitute acceptance of an
article, as all articles are subject to the normal peer-review processes
of the journal. However, acceptance of a proposal does indicate the
issue editor's strong interest in seeing a finished article faithful to
the proposal included in the special issue.

Email address for submissions: mgk@pop.uky.edu

Deadline for Proposals: 1 October 1999
Deadline for Articles: 15 January 2000

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Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Research in Computing for Humanities Group
University of Kentucky

Technical Editor, The William Blake Archive


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