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Call for Papers: EADH2020, 22-25 September, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) invites submission of proposals for its 2nd International Conference EADH2020, 22-25 September 2020, Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 

  • Conference website: https://eadh2020.org/
  • Submissions and presentations are accepted in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
  • Submit a Proposal: via ConfTool: https://www.conftool.com/eadh2020/ 
  • Deadline for Submissions: 23:59 GMT on 15 March 2020 
  • Reviewing phase: 16 March – 14 April 2020
  • Notification of Acceptances: 30 April 2020 

Scheduled Conference Dates

  • Pre-Conference Workshops: 22-23 September 2020
  • Conference: 23-25 September 2020
  • Excursions: 26 September 2020

Theme of the Conference: “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Data”

The core subject of scholarly inquiry has always been cataloging and curating the inherited cultural knowledge, as well as contextualising it in a given time and place. With the exploding bulk of research objects and their unprecedented availability from anywhere on the globe, scholars face a significant challenge when making sense of them on a suddenly so different scale, resorting to quantitative and computational methods and in doing so eventually following science, business, and industry. 

Not only the sheer volume of the data, but also their diversity are challenging the usual computational and quantitative approaches that call for interoperability and aggregation to work properly — be it the inherent diversity of the global cultural heritage, or the diversity of epistemological approaches, the diversity of social agendas that often permeate scholarly interpretations, or the omnipresent multilingualism.

In practice, the complex multidisciplinarity of DH often renders institutional and political decisions difficult, such as the positioning of chairs at Universities or the standards of an optimum DH curriculum. It paralyses efforts to straighten out the usual underestimation of common DH outputs (databases, software) by national research evaluation schemes and to have dedicated grant proposal calls rather than to balance on the periphery of either the traditional humanities or computer science.

All these challenges, intellectual and mundane alike, have been bringing about an exciting range of practices at all levels: institutional, national, or applicable within a given language community or a particular project consortium. Let us celebrate this diversity of topics to inspire each other at the EADH2020 conference in Krasnojarsk!

Keynote Speakers of the Conference

Confirmed keynote speakers are: 

  • Willard McCarty, Professor Emeritus, King’s College London, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University
  • Diana Roig-Sanz, ERC Starting Grant holder and Ramón y Cajal senior research fellow, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Read more about the call for proposals on the official website.

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