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Humanist Archives: Feb. 2, 2020, 7:52 a.m. Humanist 33.587 - events: DH2023 call for hosts; Digital History Seminar (London)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 587.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Diane Jakacki 
           Subject: Call for Hosts, DH2023 (156)

    [2]    From: Mia Ridge 
           Subject: Digital History in the Classroom - Digital History seminar, Tuesday 4 Feb with James Baker (Sussex), Rob Houghton (Winchester), Clare Rowan (Warwick) (109)

        Date: 2020-02-01 15:20:50+00:00
        From: Diane Jakacki 
        Subject: Call for Hosts, DH2023

Call for Hosts, DH2023

The Conference Coordinating Committee of the Alliance of Digital
Humanities Organizations
(http://www.adho.org/, ADHO)
invites proposals to host the Digital Humanities Conference in 2023.

Digital Humanities (DH) is ADHO's annual international conference.
ADHO's constituent organizations are the European Association for
Digital Humanities (http://eadh.org/, EADH); the Association for 
Computers and the Humanities (http://ach.org/, ACH); the Canadian 
Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités 
numériques (http://csdh-schn.org/, CSDH/SCHN); the Australasian 
Association for Digital Humanities (http://aa-dh.org/, aaDH);
centerNet (http://dhcenternet.org/>; Humanistica, l'association 
francophone des humanités numériques (http://www.humanisti.ca/>;
the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities 
(http://www.jadh.org/, JADH); the Digital Humanities Association 
of Southern Africa (http://digitalhumanities.org.za/>;
Red de Humanidades Digitales (http://www.humanidadesdigitales.net/, 
RedHD); and the Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities
(http://tadh.org.tw/en/index.php/conference/, TADH).

The next joint DH conference (DH2020, https://dh2020.adho.org/)
will be held in Ottawa, CA, co-organized by the University of Ottawa 
and Carleton University in alliance with CSDH, 22-24 July 2020. 
DH2021 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, organized by the University of 
Tokyo 25-30 July 2021. DH2022 will be held in Graz, Austria, 
organized by the University of Graz.

For DH2023 the call for hosts is 'open', meaning that we invite bids
from academic institutions anywhere in the world in coordination with a
designated ADHO constituent organization (see list above). We are
particularly interested in proposals from institutions or groups of
institutions that 1) have developed or are developing digital humanities
communities and organizations, 2) have not previously hosted a DH
conference, and/or 3) are interested in developing new modes of
conference organization and participation. Please note that the local
organizers must be members of one of the ADHO constituent organizations
listed above, or their associate organizations.

     Conference Information

The conference has traditionally attracted between 500-1000 attendees.
It consists of 3 days of panels, papers and posters, preceded by 2 days
of pre-workshops and pre-tutorials. There are normally 6 or more
parallel sessions per time slot and a small number of plenary
presentations and receptions. Meetings of the committees of ADHO's
constituent organizations (COs) precede the conference, and lunchtime
slots are normally used for the member meetings of the COs. The
peer-reviewed academic program is developed by an international Program
Committee, which is appointed by the COs. Local organizers may want to
explore the feasibility of innovative forms of participation that would
reduce environmental impact.

     Local Organizers' Responsibilities

Local organizers at the host institution are responsible for developing
the conference website, providing facilities, organizing a conference
banquet, and coordinating any other social events that the local hosts
think appropriate. The conference is entirely self-financed through
conference fees and any other financial contributions that ADHO or the
local organizer is able to arrange. ADHO provides partial financial
underwriting of the conference (and can, in certain circumstances,
advance small amounts of funds for expenses that need to be prepaid) and
works together with the local organizers to ensure that registration
fees and other income will support all conference expenditures; the
details can be found in the ADHO Conference Protocol
protocol) and related documentation. ADHO also finances certain conference 
awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. In consultation with the ADHO 
Program Committee, the local organizers may suggest plenary speakers whose
travel, subsistence, and registration must be funded from the conference
budget; again, see the Conference Protocol for details.

The local organizers are expected to set three levels of registration
fees: for members of ADHO constituent organizations; for non-members;
and for students.

ADHO uses the conference management system ConfTool
(https://www.conftool.net/), and the ADHO Infrastructure and Conference 
Coordinating committees provide support for this system, including access 
to data from previous conferences. Local organizers are required to use the 
ConfTool system for registering participants and including them in special 
events such as the banquet, but actual credit card payments may be processed 
outside ConfTool by the local organizer.

     Proposal Process

For DH2023 we are introducing a slightly modified process:

Parties interested in submitting a proposal should contact a Constituent
Organization officer by 28  February to express interest and request
support. Potential organizers then inform the chair of the ADHO
Conference Coordinating Committee, Diane Jakacki (dkj004@bucknell.edu
(mailto:dkj004@bucknell.edu), of their intention to submit a bid (no
later than 31 March). The CCC chair will then provide a packet of
information and guidelines including protocols, codes of conduct,
financial models, and examples of past successful conference bids, as
well as a memorandum of understanding between ADHO and local organizers.
Documentation can be found here: http://adho.org/conference

Proposals should be submitted to D.Jakacki by 15 May 2020.

Written proposals should include the following:

   * an overview of facilities at the host institution

   * a summary of local institutional engagement and support for the
     organizers, and contingency plans in case of problems

   * possible arrangements for social events, including the conference

   * options for accommodation, including provisional costs and special
     attention to low-cost student housing

   * travel information and advice for participants

   * a provisional budget, with an estimated registration fee

   * options for payment (credit card, foreign currency, etc.) by

   * a brief outline of potential approaches to conference sponsorship

   * any other information that will help the ADHO Steering Committee
     make a selection

The DH2023 host will be selected at the DH2020 conference in Ottawa,
Canada. Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to
answer questions at the ADHO Constituent Organization Board meeting on
the 20th of July at DH2020 in Ottawa.

Diane Jakacki, Ph.D.
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Affiliate Faculty in Comparative & Digital Humanities
Bucknell University

Principal Investigator,
LAB Cooperative and REED London Online
Chair, ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee

        Date: 2020-02-01 13:00:19+00:00
        From: Mia Ridge 
        Subject: Digital History in the Classroom - Digital History seminar, Tuesday 4 Feb with James Baker (Sussex), Rob Houghton (Winchester), Clare Rowan (Warwick)

Dear Humanists,

The conveners of the IHR Digital History Seminar are delighted to announce
our next seminar, a panel discussion examining and debating digital history
in the classroom considering digital practice, methods and skills in
teaching. We will have three expert speakers presenting short 15 minute
papers followed by an open discussion and debate.

Please note our new start time and the different venue at UCL for this

Digital History in the Classroom with James Baker (Sussex), Rob Houghton
(Winchester) and Clare Rowan (Warwick).

James Baker 
Programming Historians at Sussex

One hour each week in a lecture theatre at the University of Sussex,
first-year undergraduate historians are taken on a journey from doing
history in the digital age to doing digital history. This isn't about
teaching 150 first-year historians to code. It is about confronting them
with the technologies that mediate their access to the past, giving them
the critical skills to navigate this mediation, and building their
confidence in using computational approaches in their historical work. In
this short talk, Baker will discuss this award winning work at the
University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/49059) - a
collaboration with Dr Sharon Webb, Lecturer in Digital Humanities - and its
intersections and tensions with the ethos and approach taken by the Programming
Historian (https://programminghistorian.org/): a novice-friendly,
open-access, multi-lingual, and peer-reviewed publication that Baker works
on with an international team of historians and digital humanists.

James Baker is a Senior Lecturer in Digital History and Archives at the
University of Sussex.

Rob Houghton   
Digital Gaming in the Classroom

Rob will consider the teaching of medieval history through digital gaming
based on his experience of teaching the module The Middle Ages in Computer
Games at Winchester, his work as a research a research consultant for
Paradox Interactive on Crusader Kings (https://www.crusaderkings.com/), and
his ongoing project Playing the Past: Making Better History Games for
Learning and Research which is developing stronger teaching techniques
through games and demonstrating their potential as outputs and tools for
the study of history.

Rob Houghton is a Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the
University of Winchester and is an editor of The Public Medievalist

Clare Rowan   
History, Digital Storytelling, and Wikipedia

Clare will present the challenges and benefits of two digital initiatives
in teaching ancient history to undergraduate students. The first explores
the use of digital storytelling (in a seminar and as a piece of assessed
work) in a compulsory module on Hellenistic history for second year
undergraduates. The second explores how a larger initiative in the
discipline (the ongoing creation of female biographies on Wikipedia by the
Women's Classical Committee UK to address gender imbalance) was introduced
as a first year seminar to foster independent research skills and critical

Clare Rowan is an Associate Professor of Roman History and Numismatics at
the University of Warwick.

Session chair: Richard Deswarte

Attend in-person or online

This seminar is 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 4 February 2020
Online (live or afterwards) - see the seminar blog
(http://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/)or YouTube channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLBI7fD7EQmu652Pr_oWEYw) for links

In person - This seminar is 5:30 pm   6:30 pm, 4 February 2020, in Foster
Court Room 235, UCL. Foster Court is off Malet Place, part of UCL’s
Bloomsbury Campus, London, WC1E 6BS

There's no need to register - you can just turn up on the day.

To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter (@IHRDigHist
(http://www.twitter.com/IHRDigHist)) or via the hashtag #dhist

Upcoming seminars are listed on our website. Our next seminar is Tuesday 18
February 2020: Living with Machines (Turing Institute, British Library)  
Maps and Machines: Using Computer Vision to Analyse the Geography of
Industrialisation (1780-1920)


We look forward to seeing you at a seminar soon, whether in person or

Best regards,

The IHR Digital History seminar conveners - Tessa Hauswedell (UCL), Richard
Deswarte (UEA), Mia Ridge (British Library), Justin Colson (Essex), Matthew
Shaw (IHR), Melodee Beals (Loughborough), James Baker (Sussex).

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