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[ecrea] CFP - Teaching and Researching at the Times of Digital Humanities

Sun Oct 28 07:35:57 GMT 2018

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###### AIUCD 2019 - Call for Papers ######

8th AIUCD Conference
"Teaching and Researching at the Times of Digital Humanities"
Udine, Italy, January 23th - 25th, 2019

Web site: <>

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Extended Submission Deadline: *5 November 2018*
Notice of Acceptance: *15 December 2018*

The main topic of the AIUCD 2019 Conference is ‘Pedagogy, teaching, and research in the age of Digital Humanities’. The conference aims at reflecting on the new possibilities that the digital yields for pedagogy, teaching, and scholarly research: how will these transform teaching in the humanities? What contributions can humanistic cultural critique offer to the digital revolution? What is the connection with the digitization plan for Universities outlined by the Ministry? It also concerns the Digital Humanities as a new discipline, and this brings forward further considerations: how can the new professional figure of the digital humanist be developed? Which areas of knowledge define the Digital Humanities as a subject of study, research, and teaching? How can we recognise, classify, describe, and evaluate research efforts in the Digital Humanities?

While open to other topics related to Digital Humanities, proposals for contributions are particularly encouraged on the following:

      o General questions:
          + /the epistemological positioning and area of knowledge of DH
            in relation to the systems of Academic Research Areas
            (Settori Scientifico-Disciplinari) and  Recruiting in Italy;/
          + the positioning of DH in the European and International
            academic systems;
          + the evaluation of research in DH beyond traditional
          + dissemination, public history, and crowdsourcing within
            research projects;
          + the role of inter(multi-trans-cross)-disciplinary DH
            research in European projects, enquiry, and teaching.
      o Pedagogy and teaching questions:
          + /teaching DH: which models, technologies, and methods?/
          + teaching the humanities in secondary schools and
            universities with DH tools;
          + teaching DH at the University: how is it taught today?
          + DH and media: production, dissemination, and analytical
          + teaching history and DH;
          + DH and didactic strategies;
          + DH and hands-on teaching practices;
          + DH and primary source teaching;
          + Big Data methodologies and technologies in DH research and
      o Questions concerning research efforts:
          + /statistical and quantitative research methods and their
            teaching applications;/
          + Data Science and the role of DH in the definition of new
          + Information science and DH:  meeting points and
            methodological integration;
          + cultural and social impact of humanities research with
            computational methodologies;
          + Semantic web technologies and linked open data in the
          + models and tools for knowledge representation in the
            humanities and the cultural heritage sector;
          + visualization methodologies and technologies and their
            significance for humanities and cultural heritage knowledge
            and information;
          + Natural Language Processing methodologies and applications
            for the humanities;
          + digitization methodologies and technologies for the
            production, preservation, and promotion of digital cultural


The deadline for submitting proposals is the *5^th  November 2018* (h. 23.59 CET).

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 15th December 2018.

The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English. However, it is possible to present in other languages if English slides are provided.

      Proposal categories and submission

Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract (see below for details), using the ConfTool conference management system, accessible at:

The Conference provides the following proposal categories:

         1. long proposal (30 mins: 20 mins + 10 mins for for questions
            and answers): it should discuss innovative methodologies and
            their theoretical foundations, experiences of analysis and
            applications that are methodologically significant within a
            discipline; presentations devoted to presenting a specific
            tool or resource are acceptable only if they include a
            thorough critical discussion of the methods used and/or a
            theoretical evaluation of the results obtained;
         2. short proposal (20 mins: 15 mins + 5 mins for questions and
            answers): it must present a mature research product or a
            research project;
         3. panel (90 or 45 mins, including questions and answers): a
            series of presentations (maximum 6) should describe, from a
            theoretical and methodological point of view, a specific
            topic or a critical presentation of the grounding, methods
            and results of a big project;
         4. poster: must primarily address the progress of an ongoing
            project or the technical details of a tool or of a digital
         5. workshop and tutorial: in the two days prior to the
            Conference, one or two workshops or tutorials on topics or
            tools of interest to the DH community will be accepted.

Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars in the Humanities, Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities. The proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria:

          + Relevance to the topic of the conference; consistency with
            the Digital Humanities and Digital Culture domains.
          + Originality, relevance, or innovative approach.
          + Methodological rigour, accurate description of the
            methodology; the research presented should be reproducible
          + Adequacy of the theoretical and conceptual approach to the
            reference domain.
          + Consistency of arguments; clear definition of the
            objectives; coherence between objectives and results.
          + Critical analysis of the literature; a bibliography
          + Quality of any technical solutions proposed within the
            reference domain.
          + Good balance between the Humanities and Computer Science
            components of the research.
          + Structure of the text; quality of writing; ease of
            understanding; explanations of scientific language.

At the end of the evaluation process, the Program Committee may decide to move an accepted proposal to a different category of presentation.

To submit a proposal, please sign into ConfTool ( When submitting a proposal, authors must specify keywords from those suggested by the platform in order to facilitate the review process.

      Proposal structure and formats

Proposals must clearly present the goals of the contribution, provide a brief overview of current research in the field, specify and discuss the methodology adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. The abstracts will be published in a book with an ISBN identifier. The most promising contributions will be selected for publication as full articles in the AIUCD Umanistica Digitale journal ( <>). Proposals must also include a short bibliography. Figures or tables may be included. The length of the proposal varies depending on the type of proposal:

          + Long paper proposal should be 1500-1800 words in length
            (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
          + Short paper and poster proposals should be 800-1000 words in
            length (including footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
          + Panel proposals should be 800-1000 words in length plus
            200-250 words for each single presentation, (including
            footnotes but excluding the bibliography);
          + Workshop or tutorial proposals should be at least 1000 words
            and include: a title and a short description of the content
            and its relevance to the conference and the DH community in
            general, complete information of all tutors with a brief
            description of their research interests and previous
            experience, requests for technical support at the
            conference, and whether the workshop will have its own Call
            for Participation.

When submitting the proposal, ConfTool also requires the provision of a short abstract (300 words). Proposals should be drafted according to the templates available at:

          + Word: template-abstract-AIUCD2019-en.doc
          + ODT: template-abstract-AIUCD2019-en.odt

which also includes editorial specifications. Valid formats are DOCX, DOC, and ODT.

The official languages of the AIUCD 2019 Conference are Italian and English, but it is possible to submit a proposal also in the following languages: French, German and Spanish. In these cases, it is mandatory to provide a short abstract in English in ConfTool.

Posters should be written in Italian or English. Posters will also need to clearly present the objectives of the project, provide a brief overview of the state of the art and the methodologies adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. They must also contain a short bibliography. The format is portrait A1 (841×594 mm). Posters will be displayed in a dedicated space at the Conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your poster already printed, as we are unable to provide a printing service. Personal laptop computers may be used in the poster exhibition area. If your presentation includes a laptop, please inform the organising committee on acceptance of your proposal. Specific poster slam sessions will be scheduled in the Conference programme to give authors the opportunity to briefly introduce (max 2 minutes) their poster.

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