You are here


Call for Proposals

Deadline extended *only for poster presentations*

New deadline: May 21, 2019 (HAST – Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

JADH2019: "Localization in Global DH"

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, to be held at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, August 29-31, 2019, hosted by the the Open Research Center for Asian Studies (KU-ORCAS) at Kansai University.

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals 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, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of Digital Humanities.

While globalization has spread our scholarly activities, digital humanities must inevitably confront the local: linguistically, geographically, historically. JADH has supported DH research relating to Japan, where the association is located, and the wider East Asian region, for almost a decade since it was first established. Through the activities of its members and its annual conference, JADH has also contributed to developing global approaches in DH. To exchange our experiences in the world, we welcome presentations treating “Localization in Global DH” this year. Although this is our suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics.

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. 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 (, Oxford University Press.

Abstracts submitted should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including the title.
Please submit abstracts via the open conference system (link below) by 11:59 PM, May 7, 2019 (HAST).

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 31 May 2019.

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 should be on hand 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 allotted 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 allotted 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 500-1000 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 organizer should submit a 500-1000 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 enquiries about any aspect of the conference to:
conf2019 [ at ]

Program Committee:
Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University, USA)
Tarin Clanuwat (ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities / National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
James Cummings (Newcastle University, UK)
J. Stephen Downie (University of Illinois, USA)
Øyvind Eide (University of Cologne, Germany)
Makoto Goto (National Museum of Japanese History, Japan)
Shoichiro Hara (Kyoto University, Japan)
Yuta Hashimoto (National Museum of Japanese History, Japan)
JenJou Hung (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan)
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Akihiro Kawase (Doshisha University, Japan)
Nobuhiko Kikuchi (Kansai University, Japan)
Asanobu Kitamoto (ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities / National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Chao-Lin Liu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Maciej Eder (Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland)
Yoko Mabuchi (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan)
A. Charles Muller (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Hajime Murai (Future University Hakodate, Japan), Chair
Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
Satoru Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Chifumi Nishioka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Ikki Ohmukai (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Martina Scholger (University of Graz, Austria)
Susan Schreibman (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland)
Masahiro Shimoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Raymond Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
Donald Sturgeon (Harvard University, USA)
Tomoji Tabata (Osaka University, Japan)
Ruck Thawonmas (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Toru Tomabechi (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College, USA)
Ayaka Uesaka (Osaka University, Japan)
Raffaele Viglianti (University of Maryland, USA)
Christian Wittern (Kyoto University, Japan)
Taizo Yamada (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Natsuko Yoshiga (Saga University, Japan)