Conferences & Publications

The Thirteenth International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2022)

Host: National Chung Hsing University

Web: http://dadh2021.nchu.edu.tw/


The Twelfth International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2021)

Host: National Changhua University of Education

Web: http://dadh2021.ncue.edu.tw/

About the Conference

The International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH) is an influential, far-reaching annual gathering of digital humanities scholars in Taiwan. Over the past eleven years, numerous scholarly exchanges by academicians from worldwide have contributed to substantial growth of digital humanities research and development.
Although the field digital humanities is only beginning to emerge, it is foreseeable that this research area will be bourgeoning with many great possibilities owing to the rapid and continuous advancement of information technology, as well as the development and application of digital tools that utilize artificial intelligence.

The development of digital humanities in Taiwan is unique in that it is founded on decades of research in digital archives, including various works such as research tools, platforms, and models.
Nonetheless, the completion of national digital archives programs has led to the obliteration and misplacement of a sizable volume of archived materials.

One future path for scholars in digital humanities to take is creating multidimensional channels that can best utilize and integrate new digital research outcomes, with the support of artificial intelligence, digital tools, and online platforms, to preserve the vanishing digital relics and artifacts.
As such, the 12th DADH conference will center around the theme of Multiplying Useful Data by Digital Humanities (Useful Data X Digital Humanities) in an effort to investigate effective and convenient ways to retrieve useful digital materials for engaging in meaningful research in digital humanities.

In addition, the 12th DADH conference will be held in central Taiwan for the first time, which symbolizes its crossing over geographical boundaries and expansion into regions outside of northern Taiwan. The fact that digital humanities will expand its sphere of influence to various counties and cities is a significant event for DADH.
We expect the 12th DADH conference to yield fruitful outcomes through deep engagement and vibrant exchanges among researchers and experts from all over the world. In particular, we hope to cultivate more young scholars and generate new ideas in digital humanities through this major event in central Taiwan.


a repository for the years before 2020

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The Eleventh International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2020)

Host: Academia Sinica Center for Digital Culture

Web: https://dadh2020.ascdc.tw/

Theme: Smart Data ╳ Digital Humanities

About the Conference

Since its first meeting at the end of 2009, the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH) has utilized its yearly theme and programming agenda to collaboratively investigate ways to integrate modern information technology into the exploration of the traditional humanities field, and to furthermore exceed the limitations in humanities research put in place by more conventional data and topics. We have polished our scholarship over the past decade. As the Chinese idiom goes, “It takes ten years to sharpen a sword” – and we are ready to cut a path into new frontiers in the second decade of our endeavor. The Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures will be the host of the 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2020). We hereby invite all scholars to join us in this great undertaking.

Facing the ascendance of digital humanities as a rapidly flourishing field, this year’s conference will continue examining the many aspects of research in digital humanities. In addition, the theme of this year’s conference will be “Smart Data ╳ Digital Humanities.” We call on scholars to pool their knowledge to explore how we can convert massive quantities of disparate data preserved in digital archives, by means of the latest technological developments in semantic web and artificial intelligence, to enable large databases to serve not only as data silos passively searched by researchers, but to go further and become able to actively respond to researchers’ queries and ideas, providing knowledge graphs that dynamically link people to answers. In short, structuring data to make it more usable.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to gather for in-person discussion may be impacted. Therefore, this year’s conference will be carried out through live online video conferencing technology. We welcome all those who share an interest in the development of digital humanities research to partake in our mutual exchange of knowledge across the online cloud. Together, we will reflect on the many possibilities explored and yet to be explored on the future horizons of digital humanities.


The Tenth International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2019)

Host: National Taiwan Normal University

Web: https://dadh2019.conf.tw/site/page.aspx?pid=901&sid=1308&lang=CHT

About the Conference

The Digital Humanities is an emerging field of research, the term itself having only been coined in 2004. Notwithstanding the fact that research in this area is quite new, the digital humanities has been flourishing at an unprecedented rate. In recent years, whether in Europe, America, Asia or Taiwan, various research institutes and teams dedicated to research and development in the digital humanities have been established. This demonstrates the high level of interest in and importance attached to this field by the community.

The core concept of the field of digital humanities is the application of modern digital technologies to the disciplines of the traditional humanities, in order to overcome the limitations of traditional research methodologies. This combination of knowledge and technology, in an interdisciplinary manner, is unachievable in any single area. The development of the field of digital humanities is in fact inseparable from the progress of new digital technologies. These new technologies not only provide new methods of data analysis, but can also be used to create new types of digital resources.

In recent years, major breakthroughs have been made in the theories, technologies, systems, and tools of cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence. Facing this new era, the spirit of digital humanities, humanistic themes as the kernel, digital technologies as an aid, can be feasibly achieved if humanists can integrate computation thinking in the ideation and conduction of their research.

This year is the ten-year anniversary of the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities. This conference will explore the potential, advantages, and limitations of digital humanities in humanities research. This conference will continue over the years to research every facet of the digital humanities, but will also include the topic of ‘Digital Humanities and Social Trends’ as its theme. We invite scholars and experts, at home and abroad, to participate in this conference, and look forward to creating new milestones in digital humanities through dialog and idea exchange.


The Ninth International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2018)

Host: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

Web: http://dadh2018.dila.edu.tw/

Theme of the Conference

Facing the Era of AI+DH

Scope & Objectives

The Digital Humanities is an emerging field of research, the term itself having only been coined in 2004. Notwithstanding the fact that research in this area is quite new, the digital humanities have been flourishing at an unprecedented rate. In recent years, whether in Europe, America, Asia or Taiwan, various research institutes and teams dedicated to research and development in the digital humanities have been established. This demonstrates the high level of interest in and importance attached to this field by the community.

The core concept of the field of digital humanities is the application of modern digital technologies to the disciplines of the traditional humanities, in order to overcome the limitations of traditional research methodologies. This combination of knowledge and technology, in an interdisciplinary manner, is unachievable in any single area. The development of the field of digital humanities is in fact indissociable from the progress of new digital technologies. These new technologies not only provide new methods of data analysis, but can also be used to create new types of digital resources.

In recent years, major breakthroughs have been made in the field of artificial intelligence. Various types of A.I. technologies have gradually evolved from theoretical speculation into concrete reality with practical applications, with remarkable results. However, to answer what the intelligence is makes A.I. deeply related to humanities. For example, Natural Language Processing technology in A.I. assembles an important subdomain of linguistics — computational linguistics. Besides, A.I. technologies which mimic the structure of human intelligence, such as the Semantic Web, Ontology, the Knowledge Graph, Linked Open Data, are based on the theory of ontology in philosophy.

What kind of applications and breakthroughs can these digital technologies bring to the digital humanities? How should humanities scholars view the results of an artificial intelligence based on digital resources? Compared to traditional humanities studies which only consider a limited corpus of text, artificial intelligence can process a large body of data, with the exception of a limited number of research methods. In the last analysis, do these new technologies provide more help for the study of the humanities, or are their results unconvincing? All these topics are subjects this conferences seeks to examine and discuss.

Given the growth of the field of the digital humanities, this conference will continue over the years to research every facet of the digital humanities, but will also include the topic of ‘Facing the Era of AI+DH’ as its theme. We invite scholars and experts, at home and abroad, to participate in this session, and look forward to creating new milestones in digital studies through dialog and exchange.


The Eighth International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2017)

Host: National Chengchi University

Web: http://www.aiecon.org/conference/DADH2017/index_ch.htm

Theme of the Conference

Digital Humanities Evolving: Past, Present, and Future

Scope & Objectives

While the debates over the definition, landscape, and scale of digital humanities continue, digital humanists seem to have a consensus that digital humanities are constantly evolving and facing new challenges. Take big data as an example. Technologies automatically and instantly archive what people say, what people do, and even what people think. The rich information provided by big data leads humanities research to a new frontier that can hardly be imagined by classical humanists. However, the self-archived data contain real, virtual, and even fake contents. How shall digital archivists and digital humanists embrace big data and big data analytics? Alternatively, will the ubiquitous digitization transform human culture and make “digital humanities” simply become “humanities”?

Digitalization involves computing. Digital humanists share the same tools with computational social scientists to extract information, to analyze social network, and to perform geospatial analysis. Digital humanists have also attempted to apply the tools of computational social sciences to model and simulate the complex human experiences. In the meanwhile, computational social scientists are exploring sentiment modeling. When the research tools and topics of interest become common, how far can digital humanists and social scientists collaborate to gain deeper insights into common research problems and cope with shared challenges?

Continuing the legacy of the past 7 annual conferences of DADH, we welcome the submissions of paper or poster abstracts and panel proposals related to, but not limited to, the aforementioned issues, digital technologies and applications, interdisciplinary research in humanities and social sciences with the use of digital data, theoretical and epistemological considerations in digital humanities, digital humanities education, digital arts and music, digital infrastructure, cultural heritage, and internet analysis.


The Seventh International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (2016)

Host: National Taiwan University

Web: http://www.dadh-record.digital.ntu.edu.tw/

Theme of the Conference

Scope & Objectives

In the past few decades, the digitization of cultural heritage has become an integral part of cultural preservation and social development. More and more humanities disciplines and scholars also acknowledge digital humanities as a critical component in research and education. Starting from research centers on digital humanities, many universities are also developing educational programs, degrees, and departments on digital humanities. However, does this imply the arrival of digital scholarship as a new paradigm?

The theme of this year’s conference is “Digital Scholar, an emerging profession?”. We wish to explore the knowledge nature of digital humanities: how it is defined, created, disseminated through the dialogues between humanities and digital technology; how the communities are formed; how the researchers are and should be evaluated and recognized by the scholarly community at large; how and whether digital humanities, as a discipline, is emerging.

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