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Humanist Archives: Dec. 19, 2018, 5:22 a.m. Humanist 32.276 - events: multimodal visual (Passau)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 276.
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        Date: 2018-12-18 09:27:38+00:00
        From: Erik Radisch 
        Subject: Request for publication of CfP

Towards New Horizons in Digital Humanities: 
Multimodal Approaches for Visual Media

Workshop, 15-16/3/2019

Current advances in Computer Vision have a huge potential for Digital
Humanities: There is a growing number of research questions in the
humanities which address not only text but also other media—especially
visual ones. Yet, quantitative multimodal approaches are still to be 
considered a desideratum within the Digital Humanities. Although Computer 
Science has developed promising approaches in the field of Computer 
Vision, as of now these contemporary methods for image and video analysis 
have rarely been made accessible for the humanities.

In recent years, the Passau Center for eHumanities has devoted itself
precisely to address this desideratum. In five pilot projects on
various humanities topics, new methods were tested and evaluated to add
a multimodal dimension to Digital Humanities. PACE developed, for
example, auspicious new tools for analysing visual corpora by means of
using neural networks. In the context of the workshop Towards New
Horizons in Digital Humanities (15./16.03.2019) we plan to present the
results of our work and would like to invite researchers to discuss
further methodological innovations, possible multimodal research tools 
and other state-of-the-art-approaches for visual corpora in the Digital 
Humanities. The two-day workshop will not only include high-level 
theoretical discussions to identify methodological problems; we also 
plan to organize a hackathon to address some of these questions at 

If you are interested in participating, please send a proposal with
up to 300 words to erik.radisch@uni-passau.de or
gernot.howanitz@uni-passau.de by 11 January 2019. We provide
accommodation for all accepted participants on 15 March 2019 and can
offer partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

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