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Humanist Archives: June 15, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Humanist 34.109 - events: archives and collections (Leiden, but hybrid)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 109.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2020-06-15 04:34:20+00:00
        From: Andreas Weber 
        Subject: CfP 'Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age', deadline for paper submissions: 11 September 2020 

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference 
Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age. The deadline
for paper submissions is 11 September 2020. The conference will be held at
Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden (the Netherlands) from 23 to 24 November
2020 (* see also COVID 19 note below).

The aims of this conference which officially concludes the NWO/Brill Creative
Industries Project Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives (2016-2020)
are twofold. First, to present results of finished and original research in the
field of digitized archives and natural and cultural heritage collections.
Second, to promote exchange and discussion between researchers and heritage
professionals in the field of digital natural and cultural heritage. Papers can
be submitted as regular papers (=10-12 pages) and short papers (=5-9 pages)
through EASYCHAIR. More information about the conference and the link to the
submission system can be found here: http://cfp.makingsenseproject.org

All positively reviewed papers shall be submitted as proceedings volume to CEUR-
WS.org for online publication. Six to eight papers presented at the conference 
are expected to be selected for publication in the Journal of Computing and 
Cultural Heritage (JOCCH).

Scope of the special session:

In recent years, libraries, archives and museums have spent major efforts on
annotating and enriching their digitized archives and collections with
contextual information, in order to make them retrievable and interlinked in
novel ways. Often institutions aim to enhance their reach and relevance for
broader user groups. A major challenge in the field is the heterogeneous
character of many of such digitized collections. Many handwritten archives and
collections of physical objects in the realms of natural history, archaeology,
history, and art history entail combinations of textual and visual elements
whose interpretation requires a range of different expertise and computational
technologies. This conference therefore welcomes papers that present, discuss,
and reflect upon the technical, social, and institutional challenges digital
heritage professionals and researchers encounter when enriching heterogeneous
digitized collections with context.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

     *   Semantic web approaches to interlinking digitized historical archives
         and collections
     *   Text and image interpretation in digital collections
     *   Multimodal collection interpretation and access
     *   Handwriting recognition and heterogeneous digital collections
     *   Machine learning and digital collections
     *   Bias and digital heritage
     *   Computer vision and digital collections
     *   Digital collections' access and inclusivity
     *   Sharing and visualization of heterogeneous historical archives and
     *   Citizen science (including crowdsourcing) and digital archives and
     *   Challenges of enriching digitized handwritten archive material
     *   Digital capture and annotation of heterogeneous collections and
     *   Dealing with uncertainty, quality issues, data bias and collection gaps
     *   Geographical and spatial enrichment of collections
     *   Application of common vocabularies and data reconciliation
If you are not sure whether you research fits with Collect & Connect or if
you have any other question relate to the event, please do not hesitate to
contact the conference chairs:

1.      Andreas Weber (a.weber@utwente.nl)

2.      Eulàlia Gassó Miracle

3.      Katy Wolstencroft (k.j.wolstencroft@liacs.leidenuniv.nl)

4.      Maarten Heerlien (m.heerlien@rijksmuseum.nl)

Kind regards,
Andreas Weber

(*) COVID-19 NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 regulations we do not yet know in
what form the conference will take place. For now, we aim at a hybrid conference
which will allow a small number of participants from nearby to come to
Naturalis. All other participants (including presenting authors from abroad) who
cannot come to Naturalis, will get in any event the opportunity to contribute to
the conference digitally.

Dr. Andreas Weber, University of Twente
Assistant professor | Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies
International Conference: Collect&Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital
Age - submit a paper (http://cfp.makingsenseproject.org/)
Special session: Digital heritage & artificial intelligence (ARTIDIGH 2021) -
submit a paper (http://www.icaart.org/ARTIDIGH.aspx)!
Most recent journal paper: Collecting Colonial Nature (BMGN, 2019, 134) -
PDF (https://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/articles/10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10741/)
Most recent book: Locations of Knowledge in Dutch Contexts (Brill, 2019) -
TOC (https://brill.com/view/title/24990?lang=en)

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