First Call for Papers

Place: Bucharest, online conference

Date: 29-30 October 2021

Organizers: Faculty of Foreign Languages, Faculty of History, Digital Humanities Research Centre, University of Bucharest

First Call for Papers:

Digital Humanities grow in popularity at an unprecedented speed, while digital methods and tools in all domains of Humanities are exploding. Therefore, it becomes a necessity for scholars within the growing community of Digital Humanities to gather, share ideas and learn from each other, and to discuss the most recent trends, challenges, and solutions in the field.

The First International Conference on Recent Advances in Digital Humanities invites papers reporting all theoretical, empirical, and methodological aspects of Digital Humanities, which may contribute to the advancement of Digital Humanities.

The unifying theme of the conference and volume will be digital mining of Romance languages. Papers on Latin, Neo-Latin, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish etc. are most welcomed, but other languages are of interest as well.

We encourage contributions from a broad range of areas including, but not limited to computational methods in linguistics, text processing, linguistic studies, history, archaeology, social sciences, arts, psychology, geography etc. The following topics are encouraged, amongst others:

  • text and image digitization, archiving and processing,
  • computer-assisted historical linguistics,
  • digital analyses of literary texts,
  • cultural heritage,
  • social media analysis,
  • offensive/hate speech,
  • gender/race/other biases detection,
  • computational stylistics,
  • mental illness detection,
  • text augmentation,
  • opinion mining and sentiment analysis,
  • text classification,
  • digital epigraphy,
  • prosopography,
  • palaeography,
  • corpus linguistics,
  • digital methods and corpora in education studies, etc.

 

Papers should describe original contributions, projects and resources developments, or results and evaluations of specific DH topics. We also accept papers describing DH challenges, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

Selected accepted papers are anticipated to be published in a volume or special issue of a journal or series (like Springer DH series or a standalone volume at Editura Universității din București, etc.).

Besides the regular presentations, we will hold a special session, called research communications, dedicated to outstanding papers, accepted in major DH conferences or journals in the last years. Research communications will not be published, their purpose being mainly dissemination within the DH community.

Keynote speakers:

The list of keynote speakers will be announced in the second call for papers.

Submission and format:

Submissions will be managed through the conference management software EasyChair. Authors should upload papers via EasyChair, in pdf format.  Submissions will follow the Springer LNCS format, in LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files, which will be available on the conference website. Papers will consist of up to 8 pages and two additional pages of references, in English.  Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. Reviewing will not be blind, so there is no need to remove the author information from submissions.

Authors of papers accepted for publication will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers.

For research communications, we only need a two-page abstract.

Important dates:

Abstract submission: August 1st

Notification of acceptance/ to authors of reviewing outcome: 15th of September

Camera-ready version of selected papers:10th of October

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