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Humanist Archives: March 18, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Humanist 33.673 - events: EADH2020 deadline extended

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 673.
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        Date: 2020-03-15 21:31:24+00:00
        From: Francesca Giovannetti 
        Subject: Fwd: [DIGITALCLASSICIST] EADH2020 (22-25 September - Krasnoyarsk, Russia): Call for Papers **Deadline extended until 31 March 2020**

Dear all,

Due to the extraordinary circumstances and responding to the many
requests the Programme Committee of EADH 2020 received, we have decided
to extend the deadline for submissions for EADH2020 until the 31st of
March 2020. We hope that this extension will allow many in our community
to still submit their work to the conference.

With kind regards and best wishes

Elisabeth Burr for the PC of EADH 2020

European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)
Second International Conference
22-25 September 2020
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Hosted by the Siberian Federal University

Call for Papers

CFP: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish (all language
versions are available at https://eadh2020.org/)

I. General Information

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) invites
submission of proposals for its 2nd International Conference EADH2020,
22-25 September 2020, Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Conference website: https://eadh2020.org/

Submissions and presentations are accepted in English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Submit a Proposal: via ConfTool: https://www.conftool.com/eadh2020/
Deadline for Submissions*: 23:59 GMT on 15 31 March 2020*
Reviewing phase: 16 March - 14 1-30 April 2020
Notification of Acceptances: 30 April 15 May 2020

Scheduled Conference Dates

Pre-Conference Workshops: 22-23 September 2020
Conference: 23-25 September 2020
Excursions: 26 September 2020

Theme of the Conference: “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Data”

The core subject of scholarly inquiry has always been cataloging and
curating the inherited cultural knowledge, as well as contextualising it
in a given time and place. With the exploding bulk of research objects
and their unprecedented availability from anywhere on the globe,
scholars face a significant challenge when making sense of them on a
suddenly so different scale, resorting to quantitative and computational
methods and in doing so eventually following science, business, and

Not only the sheer volume of the data, but also their diversity are
challenging the usual computational and quantitative approaches that
call for interoperability and aggregation to work properly -- be it the
inherent diversity of the global cultural heritage, or the diversity of
epistemological approaches, the diversity of social agendas that often
permeate scholarly interpretations, or the omnipresent multilingualism.

In practice, the complex multidisciplinarity of DH often renders
institutional and political decisions difficult, such as the positioning
of chairs at Universities or the standards of an optimum DH curriculum.
It paralyses efforts to straighten out the usual underestimation of
common DH outputs (databases, software) by national research evaluation
schemes and to have dedicated grant proposal calls rather than to
balance on the periphery of either the traditional humanities or
computer science.

All these challenges, intellectual and mundane alike, have been bringing
about an exciting range of practices at all levels: institutional,
national, or applicable within a given language community or a
particular project consortium. Let us celebrate this diversity of topics
to inspire each other at the EADH2020 conference in Krasnojarsk!

Keynote Speakers of the Conference

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

   * Willard McCarty, Professor Emeritus, King's College London, Adjunct
     Professor, Western Sydney University
   * Diana Roig-Sanz, ERC Starting Grant holder and Ramón y Cajal senior
     research fellow, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

II. Proposals

Proposals that speak to the theme of the conference are especially
encouraged, but any other theme pertaining to Digital Humanities is
welcome. Possible topics include:

   * 3D imaging, modelling and digital reconstruction / restoration of
     historical heritage
   * Computational textual studies, including quantitative stylistics and
     philology, stylometry, authorship attribution, big data, text
     mining, etc.
   * Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural,
     archaeological, and historical studies, including electronic
     literature, public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of
     modern scholarship
   * Computer simulation / modelling of historical dynamics, information
     design and computer analysis of big historical micro data sets
   * Corpora, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, Natural
     Language Processing (NLP) and their contribution to Digital Humanities
   * Critical infrastructure studies, media archaeology, eco-criticism,
     etc., as they intersect with the digital humanities
   * Data structuring, querying and visualization
   * Digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital
     games, and related areas
   * Digital cultural studies, hacker culture, networked communities,
     digital divides, digital activism, open / libre networks and
     software, etc.
   * Digital humanities pedagogy, and digital humanities in (public)
     education and academic curricula
   * Digital Social Network Analysis (SNA) in historical, bibliometric,
     scientometric, sociolinguistic, geographical, textual and other studies
   * Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial
     intelligence, data mining, computer vision and machine learning
   * Technologies such as 3D printing, physical computing, single-board
     computers, wearable devices, haptic technologies, applied to
     humanities research
   * Social, institutional, global, gender, multilingual, and
     multicultural aspects of digital humanities including digital
     feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic
     studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies
   * Theoretical, epistemological, historical, or related aspects and
     interpretations of digital humanities practice and theory
   * Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies for the
     Digital Humanities
   * Web-Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Visualization
     of Geospatial Data

Types of Proposals

Presentations may include the following types:

   * Posters (abstract minimum 500 – maximum 750 words)
   * Short papers (abstract minimum 750 – maximum 1000 words)
   * Long papers (abstract minimum 1200 – maximum 1500 words)
   * Multiple paper panels (500-word abstracts + 500-word overview)
   * Pre-conference workshops and tutorials (proposal minimum 750 –
     maximum 1200 words)

All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the
appropriate literature. Additionally, proposals that concentrate on a
particular tool or digital resource should cite traditional as well as
computer-based approaches to the problem. While footnotes are included
in the word count, citations are not to be included in the word count.

*a. Poster Presentations*

Poster proposals may present work on any relevant topic, or offer
project tools or software demonstrations in any stage of development.
Poster presentations are intended to be interactive with the opportunity
to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees. Posters are subject to the
same rigorous peer review as other presentation types, and submissions
in this category are strongly encouraged.

*b. Short Papers*

Short paper proposals are intended to be dynamic 10-minute presentations
appropriate for reporting on experiments or works in progress or for
describing tools or software in development. Short paper sessions seek
to open dialogues among scholars working on related topics.

*c. Long Papers*

Proposals for long papers should deal with substantial or completed
research; report the development of significant new methodologies or
digital resources; and present rigorous theoretical, speculative, or
critical discussions. Individual papers will be allocated 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Proposals relating to the
development of new computing methodologies or digital resources should
indicate how the methods are applied to research and/or teaching in the
humanities and what their impact has been in formulating and addressing
research questions. They should also include critical assessments of
their application in the humanities as well as of the computing
methodologies used.

*d. Multiple Paper Panels*

Panels should focus on a single theme and be coherent in presenting a
substantial body of research or a research question. Panel submissions
which do not meet this criterion and which could function as individual
papers will not normally be accepted. A panel should be conceived as a
90-minute session of normally four speakers.

*e. Pre-Conference Workshops*

Workshops are normally either half-day or full-day intensive
introductions to specific techniques, software packages or theoretical
approaches with a small number of participants. Participants in
pre-conference workshops will be expected to register for the full
conference and may be required to pay a small additional fee. Workshop
proposals should provide the following information:

   * Title and brief description of the content or topic and its
     relevance to the digital humanities community.
   * Intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day;
     maximum one-and-a-half days);
   * Full contact information for all tutorial instructors or workshop
     leaders, including a one-paragraph statement summarizing their
     research interests and areas of expertise;
   * Description of target audience and expected number of participants
     (based, if possible, on past experience); and
   * Special requirements for technical support.
   * Proposed budget (workshops are expected to be self-financing); and
     if the workshop is to have its own call for participation, a
     deadline and date for notification of acceptances, and a list of
     individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop’s Programme

Evaluation of Proposals

All formats are subject to peer review. The format selected should match
the goals of the proposed submission. No difference in scholarly quality
and rigorousness is intended between the formats.

EADH2020 will be using double-blind peer review. To facilitate this
process, please remove all identifying information from your proposal
submission including author name and affiliation.

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

   * Overall organization and clarity of proposed submission (20%)
   * Explicit engagement with relevant scholarship, with references and
     justifications displaying knowledge of the current state of
     appropriate fields (20%)
   * Clear theoretical, methodological, or pedagogical framework and
     explicit statement of purpose (20%)
   * Applicability, significance, and value of the theoretical,
     methodological, and / or practical contribution to the digital
     humanities generally (20%)
   * General recommendation (20%)

The committee will not normally accept more than a total of two
submissions from one primary or co-author. If more than two submissions
considered for acceptance include the name of an individual presenter or
co-presenter, then during the final review phase the chairs of the
program committee will contact that participant and ask them which
submission(s) they will withdraw to avoid exceeding that limit.

To facilitate the production of the conference book of abstracts,
authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit final approved
versions of their abstracts via the DHConvalidator, available through
ConfTool, which creates not only a TEI text base of conference abstracts
for further processing, but also a html version of the abstract which
can be made available in the website. More information will appear on
the website of the conference.

The conference book of abstracts will not only be sent to the British
Library which keeps a Conference index


but will also be archived in EADH’s open access Zenodo Community
(https://zenodo.org/communities/?p=EADH) where a DOI is automatically
assigned to it.

III. Bursaries for Early-Career Researchers (ECRs)

EADH is offering up to 12 travel bursaries of € 400 each to Early-Career
Researchers (ECRs), like graduate or PhD students, postdoc or similar,
who are presenting at the EADH 2020 Conference. Proposals by applicants
for a bursary will be subject to the same peer-reviewing process as all
other conference proposals. Only those applicants whose proposal has
been accepted in the initial review stage will be considered for the
final selection of bursary winners.

If you want to apply for an EADH travel bursary, please tick the
relevant box. You will then be asked to submit as well a short CV and an
application letter (max 1000 words) that should clearly state your
motivations for taking part in the conference and your personal
background. Any information about your situation, that might help with
the decision, is welcome. For more information see the conference website.

IV. Conference Languages and Multilingualism

EADH in its activities fosters multilingualism because it is the first
visible level of multiculturalism - that is the appreciation and
recognition that our studies are informed and enriched by the cultures
which feed them and that in all this language is an essential component.
Thus, the approach we want to promote is that of the dialogue of
cultures and languages, not that of giving to any single culture /
language a status of preferred one.

In practical terms, EADH in its 2020 conference accepts abstracts and
presentations in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Please choose one of these languages when you submit your proposal.

All presenters are strongly encouraged to prepare their presentation
for the conference in two languages. For inclusivity reasons one of
these languages should be English. Both language versions must be good,
top level slides which allow to fully follow the flow of the thoughts
and arguments developed in the talk. Presenters may either give their
talk in one language and present slides in the second language, or
present the slides in the language of the talk and make the second
version of their slides available on the conference website or via a

Any other practical actions promoting multilingualism and
multiculturality (including whispering translation, twitter translation,
shared google doc, etc.) are in principle welcome and supported.

Presenters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with /Global
Outlook::Digital Humanities’ Translation Toolkit/ to prepare for a
multilingual conference. This includes guidelines and best practices for
multilingual slides / posters / handouts and ad-hoc community

Similarly, participants are strongly encouraged to make themselves aware
of current recommendations for accessibility of presentations and
multimedia-based materials. Please review the /World Wide Web
Consortium’s Web Initiative Guidelines on Presentation Accessibility/:

V. Questions

Questions related to this CfP should be directed to
eadh2020@conftool.com, subject line: CfP.

VI. EADH Conference Code of Conduct

EADH as a member of ADHO is committed to creating a safe, respectful,
and collegial conference environment for the benefit of everyone who
attends and for the advancement of research and scholarship. The ADHO
Digital Humanities conference /Code of Conduct/ is available at:


All EADH2020 participants should observe and uphold it.

VII. Information about the Conference Venue

EADH2020 is hosted in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a city of one million people
located next to one of the largest world rivers flowing to the Arctic
Ocean. Siberian Federal University belongs to a group of twenty Russian
universities involved in the Russian Academic Excellence Project aimed
to modernise the Russian higher education. With 26,000 students and over
3,000 faculty members, it has experienced recent infrastructural changes
which resulted in new buildings, recreational parks and other
facilities. Siberian Federal University staged two major national
Digital Humanities conferences in 2015 and 2017. This resulted in
establishing the Russian Association for Digital Humanities which became
the Associate Organisation of the European Association for Digital
Humanities in 2018.

For travel, accommodation, visa requirements as well as for excursions,
see the conference website.

VIII. International Programme Committee

Chair: Elisabeth Burr, University of Leipzig, DHd
Vice-Chair: Leonid Borodkin, Moscow State University, DH Russia


Monica Berti, University of Leipzig, DHd
Anastasia Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, DH Russia
Silvie Cinkova, Charles University, Prague, CzADH
Frédéric Clavert, University of Luxembourg, Humanistica
Frank Fischer, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, DHd
Michal Frankl, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of
Sciences, CzADH
Øyvind Eide, University of Cologne, direct EADH
Inna Kizhner, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, DH Russia
Tiziana Mancinelli, University of Venice, AIUCD
Costanza Navarette, University of Copenhagen, DHN
Christian-Emil Smith Ore, University of Oslo, DHN
Nuria Rodriguez Ortega, University of Málaga, HDH
Anna-Maria Sichani, University of Sussex, direct EADH
Melissa Terras, University of Edinburgh, direct EADH
Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna, AIUCD
Rada Varga, University of Cluj-Napoca, direct EADH
Joris van Zundert, Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands,
Amsterdam, DHBenelux

CONTACT Website: https://eadh2020.org/ Email: eadh2020@conftool.com

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