Overview

“Digital Scholarship in History and the Humanities”

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, and so on, as related to the field of digital humanities.

Historical studies have been steadily shifting their bases of research from the paper medium to the digital medium over the past few decades. In an effort to be engaged with this shift the American Historical Association (AHA) has recently released its Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History. In Japan, the Historiographical Institute and some other institutes have also been addressing this kind of transition for a few decades. A good example is the Hyakugo Archives WEB (http://hyakugo.kyoto.jp/eng/ ), whose digitized version was recently released under an open license before being inscribed in UNESCO Memory of the World in 2015. To encourage and support this trend, we welcome presentations of studies and examples of digital scholarship in the field of history. By so doing, we hope to contribute to the spread of the application of digital historical studies in various stages. With this as our suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics. For example:

Research issues, including data mining, information design and modeling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium; computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship. Some examples might include text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages; the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media and related areas; the creation and curation of humanities digital resources; the role of digital humanities in academic curricula;

The range of topics covered by Digital Humanities can also be consulted in the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (http://dsh.oxfordjournals.org/ ), Oxford University Press.