LINGUIST List 32.2202

Tue Jun 29 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Doc, Ling & Lit/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 28-Jun-2021
From: Menno van Zaanen <>
Subject: Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa conference 2021
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Full Title: Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa conference 2021
Short Title: DHASA 2021

Date: 29-Nov-2021 - 03-Dec-2021
Location: Virtual, South Africa
Contact Person: Menno van Zaanen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 22-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is organizing its third conference with the theme “Digitally Human, Artificially Intelligent”. The DHASA conference is an interdisciplinary platform for researchers working on all areas of Digital Humanities (including, but not limited to language, literature, visual art, performance and theatre studies, media studies, music, history, sociology, psychology, language technologies, library studies, philosophy, methodologies, software and computation, etc.). It aims to create the conditions for the emergence of a scientific Digital Humanities community of practice. The field of Digital Humanities is currently still rather underdeveloped in Southern Africa. Hence, this conference has several aims. First, to bring together researchers who are interested in showcasing their research from the broad field of Digital Humanities. By doing so, this conference provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art of Digital Humanities especially in the Southern Africa region. This includes Digital Humanities research by people from Southern Africa or research related to the geographical area of Southern Africa.

Second, the conference allows for information sharing among researchers interested in Digital Humanities as well as network building. By bringing together researchers working on Digital Humanities from Southern Africa or on Southern Africa, we hope to boost collaboration and research in this field.

Third, affiliated workshops and tutorials provide information for researchers to learn about novel technologies and tools. These related events are aimed at researchers interested in the field of Digital Humanities, to focus on specific aspects of Digital Humanities or to provide practical information for researchers to move into the field or advance their knowledge in the field.

Call for Papers:

The DHASA conference 2021 asks for three types of submissions:
- Long papers of at most 10 pages, not counting references, when accepted will allow for a presentation;
- Short papers of at most 6 pages, not counting references, when accepted will allow for a poster presentation;
- Abstracts of 200-250 words, when accepted will allow for a lightning talk.
Additionally, student submissions (where the first author is a student) are especially encouraged.

All submissions should adhere to the style guide, see

The online submission system will be available soon via

All accepted submissions that are presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: 22 August 2021
Date of notification: 30 September 2021
Camera ready copy deadline: 28 October 2021
Conference: 29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021

Given the current state of the Covid pandemic, the conference will be fully virtual.

Co-located events:
Several co-located events are currently being prepared, including workshops, tutorials (e.g., Wikimedia), and a shared task.

Organizing Committee:
Rooweither Mabuya
Franziska Pannach
Amanda du Preez
Oghenere Salubi
Mmasibidi Setaka
Anusha Sewchurrana
Menno van Zaanen

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