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JADH2012: Call for papers

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Call for Papers the deadline has been extended.

“Inheriting Humanities”

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce its second annual conference, to be held at the University of Tokyo, Japan, 15-17 September, 2012. The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals on all aspects of digital humanities internationally, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with the ways that humanistic studies are being inherited by humanities scholars in the digital age.

In this decade, the digitization of cultural resources has been carried out extensively by various projects and organizations, taking the ever-growing Internet as the main infrastructure. However, in Japan, such activities have tended to be carried out by practitioners and researchers of information technology--often without sufficient cooperation with humanities scholars. Therefore, one of the aims of JADH2012 is to raise awareness regarding the efforts of humanities researchers and to have some discussion about this area, so that we may provide new support for various approaches toward inheriting humanities in the digital age.

Proposals might relate to the following aspects of digital humanities:
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:
LLC. The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Oxford University Press.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday, April 29 2012. Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 23 May 2012.

Abstracts should be of approximately 500 words in length in English, and should clearly state:

1. The type of presentation (poster, short paper, long paper or panel)
2. A title
3. A list of keywords (up to five)
4. The name, status and affiliation of the presenter (s)
5. A contact email address
6. A postal address
7. A biography of no more than 100 words

Please send abstracts to conf2012 [ at ] by Sunday, April 29 2012.

Type of proposals:

1. Poster presentations
Poster presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, software and digital projects. A separate poster session will open the conference, during which time presenters will need to be available to explain their work, share their ideas with other delegates, and answer questions. Posters will also be on display at various times during the conference, and presenters are encouraged to provide material and handouts with more detailed information and URLs.

2. Short papers
Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and are suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.

3. Long papers
Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions) and are intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and reporting on significant new digital resources or methodologies.

4. Panels
Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either:
(a) Three long papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted together with a statement, of approximately 500 words, outlining the session topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities; or
(b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organize should submit a 500-words outline of the topic session and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication from all speakers of their willingness to participate.

Please direct enquires about any aspect of the conference to:
conf2012 [ at ]

Program Committee:

Hiroyuki Akama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Paul Arthur (Australian National University, Australia)
Neil Fraistat (University of Maryland, USA)
Shoichiro Hara (Kyoto University, Japan), Vice chair
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Jan Christoph Meister (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Charles Muller (University of Tokyo, Japan), Chair
Hajime Murai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Maki Miyake (Osaka University, Japan)
Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Espen Ore (University of Oslo, Norway)
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Masahiro Shimoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Raymond Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
Takafumi Suzuki (Toyo University, Japan)
Tomoji Tabata (Osaka University, Japan), Vice chair
Norio Togiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Christian Wittern (Kyoto University, Japan)