CALL FOR PAPERS: Third AIUCD Annual Conference

The Third AIUCD Annual Conference
Humanities and Their Methods in the Digital Ecosystem

Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali
Università degli studi di Bologna
Via Zamboni 38 — 40126 Bologna
18-19 September 2014

AIUCD 2014, the Third AIUCD (Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) Annual Conference, is devoted to discussing the role of Digital Humanities in the current research practices of the traditional humanities disciplines.

The introduction of computational methods prompts a new characterisation of the methodology and the theoretical foundations of the human sciences and a new conceptual understanding of the traditional disciplines. Art, archeology, philology, philosophy, linguistics, bibliography and diplomatics, as well as social and communication sciences, avail themselves of computational methods to formalise their research questions, and to innovate their practices and procedures. A profound reorganisation of disciplinary canons is therefore implied.

New emerging notions such as Semantic web, Linked Open Data, digital libraries, digital archives, digital museum collections, information architecture, information visualisation have turned into key issues of humanities research. A close comparison of research procedures in the traditional disciplines and in the digital humanities becomes inevitable to detect concurrencies and to renew their tools and methods from a new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.

We invite therefore submissions relating, but not confined to the following topics:

— Digital humanities and the traditional disciplines
— Computational concepts and methods in the humanities research practices
— Computational methods and their impact on the traditional methodologies
— The emergence of new disciplinary paradigms

Accepted papers (submitted as abstracts of no more than 1000 words) shall be presented on the second conference day. Submissions have to be uploaded as PDF files on EasyChair at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2014 .

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is set at the midnight of 12 May 2014. All abstracts shall be submitted to the evaluation process organised by the AIUCD Programme Committee.  Authors shall be informed on the acceptance of their submissions within 9 June 2014.

Further details about the conference, the members of the Programme Committee and the registration process shall be published on the conference web site at the following address: http://aiucd2014.unibo.it/.

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (roberto rossellidelturco at gmail com)

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