LINGUIST List 30.3612

Tue Sep 24 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Semantics/France

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Sep-2019
From: Albin Wagener <>
Subject: Digital Humanities and Digital Studies
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Full Title: Digital Humanities and Digital Studies
Short Title: DHDS

Date: 02-Dec-2020 - 04-Dec-2020
Location: Montpellier, France
Contact Person: Albin Wagener
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Semantics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Meeting Description:

The Conference in Digital Humanities and Digital Studies aims to deliver a unique interdisciplinary scientific event in this burgeoning field, bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in these developments. The conference is an opportunity to foster a dynamic dialogue between the large environment of the digital humanities and the various scientific organizations and fields of digital studies. To this end, the event will provide a platform to explore possible collective projects and assess the actual and potential impacts of digital humanities and digital studies on education, research and practice. We believe in the need to work on collective definitions of digital humanities and digital studies, and foresee their developments and directions over the next few years.

Call for Papers:

Literature, linguistics, arts as well as social sciences, all with their own references and disciplinary roots, have experienced crucial digital changes regarding their practice and objects of research and study. The impacts of these digital changes come in various formats and offer new questions to scholars. These questions particularly embed methodologies and devices (regarding humanities computing, for instance), political definitions of a free, open and sustainable knowledge sharing (“Digital Humanities” Manifesto, THATCamp, Paris 2010), as well as the place of digital technologies in the future of mankind and the future of knowledge and learning (Call for Digital Studies,

In this regard, we can assess that the field of research and practice is really broad and proposes porous and flexible limits and conceptualizations, with definitions that remain unstabilized (Bigot et al., 2016). Digital humanities, cultural analytics as well as digital studies are all part of a large galaxy, or ‘big tent’ (Pannapacker 2011).

The aim of this conference is to foster interactions between scholars and professionals that are working in the field of digital humanities and digital studies. This event should allow for diverse actors to interact, experience and learn from multiple viewpoints under interdisciplinary perspectives. In terms of definitions, we find the concepts of digital humanities and digital studies to be explored as a positive crossroad between digital humanities in the northern-european tradition and the ‘humanités numérique’ French view of the term. Our wish is not to separate, divide or question digital humanities as small parts of larger disciplinary territories, but to open up and stimulate potentialities and evolutions linked to digital humanities. Moreover, the conference will foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogue, in order to re-invent the foundations of traditional humanities and for putting back society at the heart of the analysis of this contemporary subject.

Digital humanities and digital studies both rely on various domains and research fields; thus, scientific dialogue as well as epistemological and pragmatic open-mindedness cannot be overlooked. Authors will be able to submit papers linked to the following topics-and more:

- Discourse, language, semiotics, communication, media, social networks;
- Devices, technical creations, engineering, circulation of information, smart cities, ergonomic design;
- Instrumentation, tools, research methodology;
- Transmission, teaching, education, andragogy, acculturation and use;
- Culture, arts, graphic design, audio-visual creation, tourism, experience design;
- Marketing, business, management, trade, finances;
- Politics, law, democracy, public policy;
- Social sciences, psychology, sociology, health, care, social security;
- Ecology, sustainability, circular economy, blue economy.

This conference addresses questions rooted in clear methodological and theoretical goals:

1) Building a national and international cartography of both scientific and professional practices regarding digital humanities
2) Stimulating disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions and encouraging the constitution of a strong research and teaching networks
3) We believe that the link between study and society should be discussed with them in order to encourage a better and stronger dialogue among national and international communities and with society at large.

Submissions comprise: the title of the paper, five keywords, a summary of 800 words and a list of bibliographic references. The identity and affiliation of authors will not appear in the document, yet will be highlighted in the e-mail sent to the organizing committee.

Papers, written in french or english, must be submitted before July 3. 2020 and sent by e-mail to:, and

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (France)
Campus Tech (France)
King’s College London (United Kingdom)
Digital Humanities Institute-University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Austria)
Université de Pise (Italy)
Université de Caldas à Manizales (Colombia)
Université de Piura à Lima (Peru)
Académie Africaine de Recherches et d'Études Francophones (ACAREF) – Bureau Afrique Togo

In partnership with the scientific journal Études Digitales

Scientific coordination:
François Perea, Albin Wagener et Jérémi Sauvage
Btihaj Ajana, Michael Pidd, Eveline Wandl-Vogt

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