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Humanist Archives: May 14, 2019, 6:09 a.m. Humanist 33.19 - events: AIUCD 2020 (Italian Conference of Digital Humanities)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 19.
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        Date: 2019-05-13 14:04:02+00:00
        From: Franzini Greta 
        Subject: CfP AIUCD 2020

Dear colleagues,

We’re pleased to announce the Call for Papers of AIUCD 2020, the ninth
edition of the Italian Conference of Digital Humanities (AIUCD).
The conference, entitled “The Inevitable Turn: Challenges and
Perspectives in Humanities Computing”, will take place in Milan at
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore on 15th-17th January 2020.

For details, please visit: https://aiucd2020.unicatt.it/ (English
language option available in the top right corner of the site).

Call for Papers

The AIUCD 2020 conference reflects upon the implications and
significance of computational processing of Humanities data.
What is the methodological impact of the application of computational
methods to humanities data? What consequences does it entail for
humanities researchers in terms of training? Is it still necessary to
talk about (and make) a distinction between "traditional" humanists and
"digital" humanists? Is the term "Digital Humanities" still appropriate
or should it be replaced with "Computational Humanities" or "Humanities
Computing"? Is the computational dimension of the research projects
typically presented at AIUCD conferences /that/ methodologically

While open to other topics related to the Digital Humanities, we
particularly welcome proposals on:

- statistical and quantitative research methods and their teaching
- Data Science and the role of the Digital Humanities in the definition
of new knowledge;
- Information Science and Digital Humanities: meeting points and
methodological integration;
- cultural and social impact of humanities research that makes use of
computational methodologies;
- Semantic web technologies and Linked Open Data in the Humanities;
- models and tools for knowledge representation in the Humanities and in
Heritage Science;
- visualisation methodologies and technologies and their significance
for the Humanities and cultural heritage;
- Natural Language Processing methodologies and applications for the
- digitisation methodologies and technologies for the creation,
preservation, and promotion of digital cultural heritage.

“Giuseppe Gigliozzi” Conference Bursary Awards

AIUCD offers two bursary awards of 300 EUR each for early-career
scholars (students and doctoral candidates under the age of 40)
presenting papers at the conference to defray conference expenses.
Eligible scholars can apply for the bursary by selecting the
corresponding check-box in the EasyChair submission portal.

Prior to the conference, the AIUCD Board will make a preliminary review
of all eligible papers and compile a shortlist of bursary candidates.
The winning applications are chosen by the AIUCD Board based on the
scholarly quality of the contributions and will be announced during the


The deadline for submitting proposals is 8th September 2019 (23:59 CET).
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by *30th October

The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English.
However, it is also possible to present in other languages as long as
English slides are provided.

Proposal Format and Submission

Submissions must be sent in the form of a complete short article of up
to four (4) pages (excluding references). Upon acceptance, the maximum
length of the final versions of papers is six (6) pages (excluding

All submissions must follow the template provided on the conference
and must be sent in PDF format using the Easychair platform:
The paper review process will be double-blind. Each contribution will be
evaluated by three reviewers. Authors should anonymise their papers and,
as indicated in the template, refrain from self-referencing as much as

The article may be written in Italian or English and must be preceded by
a short abstract in both languages. English is particularly encouraged
for greater visibility. The language of the submission does not
determine the language of the presentation. However, in order to avoid
any ambiguity in the conference programme, authors who choose to write
their paper in one language and present in the other must inform the
local conference organisers and provide them with the title in the
language in which they wish to present.

During submission, the authors are required to specify whether they
prefer to present their paper as a talk or as a poster. Generally, talks
are better suited to the elaboration of methodological and/or
theoretical questions, possibly related to experience in data analysis
and the developments of tools/applications. Posters can be accompanied
by demos and lend themselves well to describing tools and digital
resources. There is no qualitative difference between talks and posters
but, if necessary, the Programme Committee reserves the right to change
talks into posters and vice versa.

All accepted submissions will be included in the conference Proceedings,
which will be published in digital format only on the first day of the

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of the proposals will be carried out based on the
following criteria:

- Relevance to the topic of the conference;
- Originality, relevance, or innovative approach;
- Methodological rigour, accurate description of the methodology; the
research presented should be reproducible;
- Adequacy of the theoretical and conceptual approach to the reference
- Consistency of arguments; clear definition of the objectives;
coherence between objectives and results;
- Critical analysis of the literature; a bibliography;
- Quality of any technical solutions proposed within the reference domain;
- Good balance between the Humanities and Computer Science components of
the research;
- Replicability of the results described;
- Structure of the text; quality of writing; ease of understanding;
explanations of scientific language.

Conference Chairs

General Chair: Cristina Marras
Programme Chair: Marco C. Passarotti

Local Organising Committee

Eleonora Litta
Greta Franzini

Programme and Scientific Committee

Maristella Agosti (Università di Padova, Italy)
Stefano Allegrezza (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Federica Bressan (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Cristiano Chesi (IUSS Pavia, Italy)
Fabio Ciracì (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Greta Franzini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
Angelo Mario del Grosso (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale di Pisa,
Eleonora Litta (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
Pietro Maria Liuzzo (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Federico Meschini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Johanna Monti (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Federico Nanni (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Marianna Nicolosi (Università di Catania, Italy)
Dario Rodighiero (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Marco Rospocher (Università di Verona, Italy)
Chiara Zuanni (University of Graz, Austria)

Greta Franzini
Postdoctoral Researcher
LiLa: Linking Latin [ERC n. 769994]: https://lila-erc.eu
+39 02 72342954 | greta.franzini@unicatt.it
| http://gretafranzini.com/
Institutional page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/eng/greta_franzini/
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1159-5575

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