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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 86.
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        Date: 2020-06-05 14:48:55+00:00
        From: Alfie Abdul-Rahman 
        Subject: CfP: 5th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities @ IEEE VIS

Call for Participation
5th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities
October 25th, 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 5th Workshop on
Visualization for the Digital Humanities, “VIS4DH”, under the theme of Re-
Thinking, Re-Defining, Re-Imagining Data. This will be a full-day workshop
taking place as part of IEEE VIS 2020.

This year, you can contribute to VIS4DH 2020 in two ways - you can submit to the
Paper track (just like in previous years), or you can submit to the Provocations
track (new this year). Our call for submissions is open to all fields of the
humanities/social sciences and all branches of visualization. The workshop is
intended to put different ways of seeing, knowing, articulating, and
transforming arguments into dialogue in order to foster and to intensify
collaborations between humanities and visualization researchers. We are
particularly interested in papers and provocations that bring different
disciplines together.

More information is available on http://vis4dh.dbvis.de/.

# CfP - Paper Track

This year, we invite a dialogue on the topic and terminology around “data”, a
contested term within and between a range of disciplines - very broadly
speaking, the meaning and implications of the term “data” can vastly differ
across the sciences and humanities and related subfields. There are varying
perspectives on the meaning and use of data that impact how we engage and debate
it. “Data” seems core to visualization! Or is it?

We are especially interested in a number of open questions in this space,
including but not limited to the following:

• What counts as data in humanities visualizations? How are marginalized forms
of data mobilized?
• What makes data data (or not data)? Is data always digital?
• What methods can be explored for constructing, collecting, and/or analyzing
data at the intersection of visualization and the (digital) humanities? How does
data and its representations affect our interpretations?
• What gets lost and/or constructed when transforming data? How can we make
constructions/transformations visible?
• How do we visually measure and convey differences in data?
• How can we maintain a focus on the particular while enabling higher-level
• What is the role of (interactive) visualization in transdisciplinary data- and
humanities-driven exchange?
• How do we make sure that interactions with data and its representations are
• How can we re-imagine an engagement with data through visualization that takes
an inclusive, embracing transdisciplinary perspective?
We invite papers at the intersection of visualization and (digital) humanities
that provide both theoretical and applied perspectives around these and other

For our paper track we are seeking works from scholars in visualization, the
humanities, social science, and the arts who use visualization as part of the
process of analyzing and interrogating human culture. Submissions will present
original research ideas or results as they relate to visualization for the
digital humanities. Each submission should clearly state its specific
contribution to this growing field of research.

# Submitting a paper

Submissions will take the form of short (4-6 page - excluding references)
papers. Submissions are meant to describe and critically discuss works at the
intersection of visualization and humanities research, including applied case
studies and empirical results and/or theoretical perspectives. We welcome works
that highlight the difficulties (and proposed solutions) of designing
visualizations in the context of humanities research and/or applying concepts
from humanities research to foster visualization research and design. Authors of
accepted papers will be invited to present their paper at the workshop. All
presentations will be followed by a lively discussion with workshop

Paper submissions should be in PDF format following the two-column IEEE TVCG
Conference Style Template

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vis4dh0) by July 10, 2020 (5pm PST).
Notifications will be sent on August 7, 2020.

Submissions to the Paper Tracks will be optionally double-blind. Authors wishing
to submit their work double-blind should remove author information from the
cover page of their submitted document, and take care to avoid identifying
information in the submission itself.

# CfP - Provocations Track

This year, we are introducing a new track at VIS4DH: “Provocations.” Submissions
to this track will take the form of a paragraph articulating a strongly-held
viewpoint that addresses a particular perspective on this year’s workshop topic,
Re-Thinking, Re-Defining, Re-Imagining Data. We especially seek submissions
likely to elicit back-and-forth debate within the interdisciplinary VIS4DH

This year's submissions to the Provocations track should reflect on the
following question:

What is the most undervalued or misunderstood issue surrounding the use of the
term “data” in visualization and (digital) humanities collaborations?

# Submitting a provocation

Submissions to the Provocations track should take the following format:
• Title: Provide a title that roughly describes the topic of your
• Summary of provocation (1 sentence): One-sentence summary that describes the
essence of your viewpoint/argument.
• Provocation statement & argument (200 words): Provides a brief description of
your provocation and its argument.
• Counter-Perspective(s) (optional, 100 words): Provides potential counter-
arguments to your provocation.

Accepted authors will be invited to present their viewpoint and argument in form
of a panel discussion at the workshop. Accepted provocations will also be
published on the workshop website. Submissions will be judged based on the
quality of the argument they make as well as their likelihood of provoking
fruitful discussion.

Submissions to the Provocations Tracks will be optionally double blind. Authors
wishing to submit their work double-blind should indicate this in the submission
form on EasyChair and take care to avoid identifying information in the
submission itself.
Papers should be submitted via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vis4dh0) by August 24, 2020 (5pm PST).
Notifications will be sent on September 7, 2020.

# Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 10 July 2020
Notification Deadline: 7 August, 2020
Camera Ready Submission Deadline: 1 September, 2020

Submission deadline: 24 August 2020
Notification Deadline: 7 September 2020

IEEE VIS Conference: 25-30 October 2020
VIS4DH Workshop: 25 October 2020

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