Digital Humanities 2010 Call for Papers
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 23:12:40 -0500
From: Sara Schmidt
Subject: Re: Digital Humanities 2010 CFP
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Digital
Humanities 2010 Conference.
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Digital Humanities 2010
Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009
Proposals must be submitted electronically using the system which will
be available at the conference web site from October 8th.
Presentations may be any of the following:
• Single papers (abstract max of 1500 words)
• Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 500 words)
• Posters (abstract max of 1500 words)
Call for Papers Announcement
The International Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts
of between 750 and 1500 words on any aspect of humanities computing,
broadly defined to encompass the common ground between information
technology and problems in humanities research and teaching. We
welcome submissions in all areas of the humanities, particularly
interdisciplinary work. We especially encourage submissions on the
current state of the art in humanities computing, and on recent
Suitable subjects for proposals include, for example,
* text analysis, corpora, language processing, language learning
* IT in librarianship and documentation
* computer-based research in cultural and historical studies
* computing applications for the arts, architecture and music
* research issues such as: information design and modelling; the
cultural impact of the new media
* the role of digital humanities in academic curricula
The special theme of the 2010 conference is cultural heritage old and new.
The range of topics covered is reflected in the journals of the
associations: Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford
University Press, and the Digital Humanities Quarterly,
The deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the
Programme Committee is Oct. 31th, 2009. All submissions will be
refereed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance February 24, 2010.
The electronic submission form will be available at the conference
site from October 8th, 2009 (which will be linked from
Anyone who has previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposals
or reviews or to register for a Digital Humanities conference should
use their existing account rather than setting up a new one.
If anyone has forgotten their user name and/or password please contact
dh2010 at digitalhumanities.org.
See below for full details on submitting proposals.
Proposals for (non-refereed, or vendor) demos and for pre-conference
tutorials and workshops should be made to the local conference
organizer as early as possible.
For more information on the conference in general please visit the
DH2010 web site. http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/dh2010/
Types of Proposals
Proposals to the Programme Committee may be of three types: (1)
papers, (2) poster presentations and/or software demonstrations, and
(3) sessions (either three-paper or panel sessions). The type of
submission must be specified in the proposal.
Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Proposals for papers (750-1500 words) should describe original,
unpublished work: preferably completed research with substantial
results, but also the development of significant new methodologies, or
rigorous theoretical or critical discussions. Individual papers have
20 min. for presentation and 10 for questions.
Proposals concerning new computing methodologies should show how the
methodologies are applied to humanities research, and should
critically assess the application. Those concerning a particular
application should compare earlier traditional and computational
approaches and should also assess the new methodologies. References
are naturally required. Those describing the creation or use of
digital resources should follow these guidelines as far as possible.
2) Poster Presentations and Software Demonstrations
Poster sessions showcase some of the most important and innovative
work being done in humanities computing. Poster presentations may
include technology and project demonstrations. Hence the term
poster/demo to refer to different possible combinations of printed and
computer based presentations. There should be no difference in quality
between poster/demo presentations and papers, and the format for
proposals is the same for both. The same academic standards also
apply, but posters/demos may be more suitable way for late-breaking
work, or work in progress. Both will be submitted to the same
refereeing process. The choice between the two modes of presentation
(poster/demo or paper) should depend on the most effective and
informative way of communicating the scientific content of the
Poster presentations are less formal and more interactive than talks.
Poster presenters can present their work and exchange ideas one-on-one
and in detail with those most deeply interested. Presenters will have
about two square meters of board space for display and may also wish
to provide handouts. Posters remain on display throughout the
conference, and are the sole focus of separate dedicated poster
sessions. Additional times may be available for software or project
As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to
the conference, the Programme Committee will award a prize for the
Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:
Three papers. The proposal should include a 500-word statement
describing the session topic, include abstracts of 750-1500 words for
each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in
the session. All speakers are required to register for the conference
and to participate in the session. Focused sessions should have added
value when compared to the set of the individual papers.
A panel of four to six speakers. The proposal is an abstract of
750-1500 words describing the panel topic, how discussion will be
organized, the names and affiliations of all the speakers, and an
indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.
All speakers are required to register for the conference and to
participate in the session.
International Programme Committee
John Nerbonne (Chair)
Digital Humanities 2010