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Call for Papers: JADH2023

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JADH2023: “Possibilities for Data-Driven Humanities”

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) is pleased to announce its 12th annual conference, to be held virtually by the National Institute of Japanese Literature on September 20-22, 2023, around 9am to 6pm in Japanese standard time.

We invite proposals on all aspects of Digital Humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of Digital Humanities.

The recent global spread of open science has led to data-driven science, and expectations are also growing for the humanities. Data-driven research in the humanities is still in its infancy, and in many fields, it is rather necessary to construct data for this purpose. Therefore, this conference welcomes a wide range of presentations not only on methods and results of data-driven research but also on data construction in anticipation of such research. Moreover, research topics related to the world's diverse practices in digital humanities are welcome, as in previous years.

Various research issues require attention, 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, 2023 (HAST).

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on May 29, 2023.

Type of proposals:

Interactive presentations: Interactive poster session presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, software, and digital projects.

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.

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.

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.

Use of generative AI language tools:
Recently, while chatbots as a new text-generating tool are becoming widespread, various problems have been pointed out. Since the digital humanities field needs to respond constructively to this situation, the JADH Program committee does not prohibit it. However, at least at present, generative AI language tools should not be recognized as an author. Instead, please report the significant use of generative AI language tools, as described in the arXiv's policy.

After the conference:

JADH strongly encourages you to improve your presentations at this conference based on the discussions during your presentation and submit them to our open-access journal, the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (


Please direct inquiries about any aspect of the conference to:

conf2023 [ at ]

Program Committee:

Natsuko Yoshiga (Osaka University, Japan), Co-chair
Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan), Co-chair
Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University, USA)
James Cummings (Newcastle University, UK)
J. Stephen Downie (University of Illinois, USA)
Maciej Eder (Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland)
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)
Bor Hodošček (Osaka University, Japan)
JenJou Hung (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan)
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Akihiro Kawase (Doshisha University, Japan)
Nobuhiko Kikuchi (National Institute of Japanese Literature, Japan)
Asanobu Kitamoto (ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities / National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Naoki Kokaze (Chiba University, Japan)
Chao-Lin Liu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Yoko Mabuchi (Wayo Women's University, Japan)
A. Charles Muller (Musashino University, Japan)
Hajime Murai (Future University Hakodate, Japan)
Chifumi Nishioka (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Ikki Ohmukai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Martina Scholger (University of Graz, Austria)
Masahiro Shimoda (Musashino University, Japan)
Raymond Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
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 Seikei University, Japan)
Raffaele Viglianti (University of Maryland, USA)
Christian Wittern (Kyoto University, Japan)
Taizo Yamada (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Hilofumi Yamamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)