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Humanist Archives: May 19, 2020, 8:58 a.m. Humanist 34.33 - events: Milan Digital Week; Jewish Studies

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    [1]    From: Marinella Testori 
           Subject: Milan Digital Week (17)

    [2]    From: Gerben Zaagsma 
           Subject: CFP: International Conference #DHJewish - Jewish Studies in the Digital Age [deadline extended] (122)

        Date: 2020-05-18 12:59:51+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori 
        Subject: Milan Digital Week

Dear Willard,

I would let you know about the online-only Milan Digital Week, scheduled
between next 25th and 30th May: https://milanodigitalweek.com/en/

Maybe it could be of interest to Humanist's readers.

Thanks for your attention,
best wishes and regards.


Dr Marinella Testori AKC
Linguistic Annotation and Lexicology for Latin

        Date: 2020-05-18 11:53:56+00:00
        From: Gerben Zaagsma 
        Subject: CFP: International Conference #DHJewish - Jewish Studies in the Digital Age [deadline extended]

Dear colleagues,

Following several request, we decided to extend the deadline for our conference
on Jewish Studies in the Digital Age until June 12, see the revised CFP below.
I would be very grateful if you could share with any colleagues that could be

With best regards,
Gerben Zaagsma

International Conference #DHJewish - Jewish Studies in the Digital Age,
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History
(C²DH)(https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/), University of Luxembourg, 12-13 January 2021.

In all humanities disciplines, scholars find themselves confronted with the
rapidly increasing availability of digital resources (data), new technologies to
interrogate and analyze them (tools), and the question of how to engage with
these developments. The field of Jewish Studies is no exception.

Even if applications of computing in the humanities go back at least 60 years,
the digitisation boom of the last ten to fifteen years, and the rapid
advancement of digital tools to analyse data in myriad ways, have opened up new
avenues for humanities research, including Jewish Studies. How can these digital
developments be harnessed to address specific questions and problems in our
field? And what is the current state of the art?

To probe these, and other, questions, the international conference #DHJewish -
Jewish Studies in the Digital Age will bring together scholars and heritage
practitioners to discuss how the digital turn affects the field of Jewish

We welcome submissions that discuss and demonstrate specific projects and
approaches, as well as those that address broader methodological and
epistemological issues pertaining to the intersection of Jewish Studies and
Digital Humanities, in any of the following formats:

  *   Long papers (abstracts of 1000 words maximum, paper presentation 20 mins +
10 mins for discussion) are suitable for presenting empirical work,
methodological and epistemological reflections. The research presented in a long
paper should be completed or in the final stages of development.
  *   Short papers (abstracts of 500 words, paper presentation 10 mins + 5 mins
for discussion) are suited for project presentations, and reporting on early
stage and ongoing research.
  *   Round tables (abstracts of 1000 words) which bring together a group of
practitioners/ researchers (ideally both) to discuss particular methodological
and/or epistemological challenges.
  *   Posters (abstracts of 500 words) are particularly suited for detailed
technical explanations and clarifications, and for the show and tell of projects
and research alike.
  *   Demonstrations (abstracts of 500 words) of projects, tools, datasets,
digital publications and so forth.

Abstracts should clearly state the title and name and affiliation of the
author(s) and indicate for which format the proposal is submitted. You can
upload your abstract (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhjewish2021)
through the Easychair conference management system (see instructions
here: https://easychair.org/help/how_to_submit).

The conference is organised on occasion of the launch of the #DHJewish website,
which is currently being developed at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and
Digital History (C²DH), and which will offer a variety of different types of
information on the intersection of Jewish Studies & Digital Humanities,
including a news and events section, a registry of projects, blogs & forums, as
well as a Zotero bibliography.

A limited number of travel grants is available for PhD students and early career
scholars, especially those from outside Europe, North America or Israel (please
contact the organisers if you wish to be considered).

The conference is organised as a regular 'physical' conference. Pending new
developments with regard to Covid-19, however, the conference might move
exclusively online. In any case, the organisers will accept a limited number of
virtual papers to include colleagues that might otherwise not be able to
participate at all.

Following the conference, we plan to publish an edited volume with selected
papers with DeGruyter in the C²DH Digital History and Hermeneutics book series.

The conference and website are made possible thanks to a Digital Humanities
Resource Development and Enhancement grant from
the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe 

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Prof. dr. Jeffrey Shandler (Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers
University): Digitizing Holocaust Memories.

Important dates:

  *   12 June 2020: Deadline for abstracts
  *   24 July: Notification of acceptance
  *   11 December 2020: Deadline for full papers (if interested in possible
      publication in the edited volume)
  *   12-13 January 2021: Conference



For any questions, please contact the organisers at:

Dr. Gerben Zaagsma
Assistant Professor | Head of Research Area Digital History & Historiography
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)
Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L - 4366 Esch-Belval

M: gerben.zaagsma@uni.lu
T: +352 466644 6208
W: www.c2dh.uni.lu
W: http://gerbenzaagsma.org


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