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Digital Humanities Lab


15 February 2017

CfP: DHBenelux 2017

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities and digital social sciences, ranging from practical applications to methodology and theory. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

– Application of digital technology in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies

– Exploration and analysis of multimedia resources

– Text mining and image mining (e.g. stylometry, topic modelling, sentiment mining)

– Digital media, digitization, curation of digital objects

– Software development, systems design and information modelling

– Interfaces, augmented reality, serious gaming

– Design and application of algorithms

– Infrastructures and virtual research environments

– Ethnography and user studies

– Critical study of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games

– Ethical, social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities

– Didactics of digital humanities


Proposals should have a maximum length of 300 words for papers and posters; a panel proposal may have a maximum length of 500 words. References and/or bibliography are excluded from the word count. Proposals should clearly state the title and name and affiliation of the authors and presenters. Also indicate for which category (or categories) of presentation you are submitting your proposal.

Presentation categories are:

  1. Individual presentations on papers will be given 15 minutes presentation time and 5 minutes for Q&A. Individual presentations are especially suitable for presenting research results, whether in terms of theory, methodology or outcomes.
  2. A poster session will be scheduled, but posters may be put up for display during the entire conference. Posters are useful to convey technical explanations and clarifications, and to demonstrate projects and on-going research.
  3. For demonstrating prototypes, finished software, hardware technology, tools, datasets, digital publications and so forth a ‘market place’ will be organized.
  4. Groups of researchers may propose panels. One-hour panel sessions are chaired by a panellist who will be responsible for the balance between presentation and discussion. To apply for a panel, please refer to the relevant ‘individual presentations’ that should be considered for the panel. The conference, including all proposals, presentations and posters, will be held in English.

Selection will be based on the following review criteria: originality, relevance to the field, academic quality and a clear focus. All abstract will be published in open access. We particularly encourage PhD students and junior researchers to submit abstracts.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 February 2017, 23:59 CET. Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 1 April 2017.