[CFP] 9th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2018)

9th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2018)

 

Theme:  Facing the Era of AI+DH

Venue: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Jinshan District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Date: December 18 – 21, 2018

URL: http://dadh2018.dila.edu.tw/?lang=en

 

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.

 

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the following aspects of artificial intelligence and digital humanities:

  • Development of digital technologies and their applications to help advance humanities studies (including digital media, data mining, software design, and modeling, etc.).

  • Applications of text mining, social network analysis, visualization and graphics.

  • Interdisciplinary research and humanities research in literature studies, linguistics, culture, history, etc., conducted with digital data and technology.

  • Digital Humanities Theory and Epistemology

  • Impact of digital humanities on humanities education.

  • Innovative forms of digital arts such as music, film and theatre; and digital applications such as digital design, virtual reality, games and new media.

  • Other DH-related topics.

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission of a single paper abstract, poster abstract, or a panel proposal is welcomed.

  • All submissions are to be done online. (website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dadh2018)

  • Submitted abstract for a single paper should contain 1,000-3,000 words.

  • Submitted abstract for a poster should contain 750-1,500 words.

  • Submitted panel proposal should contain at least 1,500 words. The panel proposal should provide an overview and the abstracts of 3-4 papers.

  • The papers will be reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit the full papers by October 1st, 2018.

 

Publications

Conference Proceedings will be distributed during the conference. All authors who attend the conference will be invited to submit revised papers to the Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities). Detailed information will be announced later.

 

Important Dates

  • 2018/07/15 Paper/Poster/Panel Submissions due

  • 2018/08/31 Acceptance Notifications due

  • 2018/10/01 Full Paper Submissions due

  • 2018/10/30 Early Registrations due

  • 2018/11/30 Registrations due

  • 2018/12/18(Tue.) -12/21(Fri.) Conference

 

Organizers

  • Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities

  • Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

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