LINGUIST List 26.2922

Wed Jun 17 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Ling & Lit, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 16-Jun-2015
From: Agnes Lam <>
Subject: Conference on Digital Humanities 2015
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Conference on Digital Humanities 2015
Short Title: IRDCH-CDH2015

Date: 17-Dec-2015 - 18-Dec-2015
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Agnes Lam
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2015

Meeting Description:

The Conference on Digital Humanities 2015: ''Digitization of the Humanities: Technologizing Interconnections in Art, History and Literature'' will be held at the Open University of Hong Kong on 17 December (Thursday) and 18 December (Friday) 2015. This conference will be held in conjunction with Conference on Digital Culture 2015: ''Animation Techniques and the Digital Art''.

Digital Humanities used to be called ‘Humanities Computing’, which largely refers to the mere application of computer technology in the humanities. Yet, as the range of devices, media and web technology proliferates in recent decades, the digital experience has come to play a central role in modern life. For many, life in the digital era is meditated through the new media, social networks, and virtual applications. The digital experience is not just a part of everyday life; it has become everyday life. Critics and scholars in disciplines ranging as widely as art, history, film, language, literature, education, media studies, and sociology now describe this emerging global phenomenon as Digital Humanities, an emerging field that increasingly grows in depth, diversity and richness. With the theme of ‘Digitization of the Humanities: Technologizing Interconnections in Art, History and Literature’, Conference in Digital Humanities 2015 offers opportunities to explore key themes, impacts, potentials and challenges in the digitization of the Humanities.

Our keynote speakers include:

Professor David Barton, Lancaster University, UK
Professor Wimal Dissanayake, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Professor Yoichiro Kawaguchi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor Sun Jian, Fudan University, Shanghai

The conferences will consist of two days of talks, panel sessions, and cultural visit activities. There will be a conference dinner on 17 December 2015 (Thursday).

For submission of abstracts and registration of the conference, please visit the conference website:

This conference is supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IDS16/14).

Call for Papers:

We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts of papers to the Conference on Digital Humanities 2015: Digitization of the Humanities: Technologizing Interconnections in Art, History and Literature (in conjunction with 'Conference on Digital Culture 2015: Animation Techniques and the Digital Art') to be held on 17 and 18 December 2015.

This conference offers opportunities for scholars from disciplines such as art, history, film, theatre, language, literature, education, library science, media studies and sociology to explore key themes, impacts, potentials and challenges in the digitization of the humanities, an emerging global phenomenon.

We welcome submissions that inquire into digital humanities from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to, the following:

- The media ecology of literary institutions
- Reflections on digital culture in the Humanities
- The poetics of new media and electronic literature
- Humanities research enabled through digital media
- The institutional role of digital humanities in the contemporary academy
- Internet studies, software and computer applications in arts and humanities
- The digital arts, film, music, drama, new media and related humanities areas
- Computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, and computer-mediated research
- New possibilities in research in cultural, literary, linguistics and historical studies
- Data curation and knowledge management for humanities digital archives and resources

The conference will take place in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong on 17-18 December 2015. Abstracts should be submitted by 30 July 2015 through EasyChair via this link:

Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent by 31 August 2015 and all papers should be submitted by 10 November 2015.

Selected papers will be considered for publication.

In case of queries, please contact Ms Agnes Lam (

Please keep yourself updated by visiting the conference website ( or know more about us from our institute website (

Page Updated: 17-Jun-2015