CLiP 2006

CLiP 2006, Thursday 29 June – Saturday 1 July 2006

The 7th Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference: ‘Literatures, Languages and Cultural Heritage in a digital world’ is organised by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, UK and will take place at the Franklin Wilkins building, King’s College London on the banks of the River Thames from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July 2006.


The international Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference has taken place at a variety of European universities since the first conference in 1998.

The discussions at CLiP conferences focus on the integration of Philology and Information Technology. In this context, ‘Literature’ and ‘Philology’ are to be understood in more general terms. ‘Literature’ means all sorts of texts (spoken, written, hypertext etc.), which may also contain images, sound materials, graphs etc. ‘Philology’ means the scholarship devoted to these texts from diverse perspectives. The theoretical and practical questions posed by the creation of digital materials and the integration of Philology and media technologies are debated. The implications for research and teaching are examined and current projects in the field are presented.

This conference can best be seen as a three-day seminar, in that there are no parallel sessions, there is as coherent an academic focus as possible and the participation of young scholars is actively encouraged. One of the key objectives of CLiP is to open an independent humanities computing space specifically – although not exclusively – dedicated to the emerging humanities computing communities in the fields of study that are relevant to the Romance languages areas.

Key dates

  • Extended to December 23, 2005: submissions of papers/posters
  • January 30, 2006: bursary applications
  • February 27, 2006: acceptance/rejection of papers/posters
  • March 27, 2006: registration opens

Submission topics for 2006

Submissions that discuss any aspect of the interface between languages, literature, cultural heritage and Information Technology will be considered.

Suitable topics for proposals might include:

  • Literary and Linguistic research including
    • text encoding systems
    • digital publishing
    • digital editions
    • digital philology
    • text analysis
    • text corpora
    • linguistics, particularly corpus linguistics
    • new media approaches to the field
  • Multilinguism and Multiculturalism
    • access of cultural heritage in a multilingual environment
    • theoretical and practical treatment of issues related to multilinguism and multiculturalism
    • the development of standards/guidelines and generic digital approaches, particularly those appropriate to multilingual and multicultural contexts
  • Education and Training
    • the impact of computing on education and training from a multilingual and multicultural perspective
    • the specific role of technology in languages
  • Humanities Computing as a field
    • critical evaluation of the role and impact of new technologies on the humanities and its wider social significance
    • the role of humanities computing in fomenting interdisciplinarity
    • international policies for humanities computing
    • humanities computing from a global perspective


Submission types


Abstract submissions should be of 500-1000 words. The duration of each paper will be 20 minutes. Submissions are peer-reviewed.


These will consist of poster presentations or demonstrations of software and will also be peer-reviewed. They will typically be appropriate for those seeking to demonstrate current projects and other work in progress. Proposals for posters/software demonstrations should be submitted as short abstracts of no more than 250 words. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference in a central area to ensure maximum opportunity for feedback/discussion with other delegates.

A prize will be awarded to the best poster.


Submissions may be in Spanish, Italian, German, French or English.

Presentations may be given in the language of the accepted abstract. If the language is not English we strongly recommend the use of slides in English to facilitate comprehension. If the language is English, we strongly recommend the use of slides in one of the other languages named above.


The deadline for paper and poster submissions has been extended to December 23, 2005.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 27, 2006.


The Association for Literature and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) awards up to three bursaries of 500 euros each to students and young scholars who have papers or posters accepted for presentation. More information and application form are available at


Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Kay House
7 Arundel Street
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2861
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

For issues related to the academic programme please contact

For all the other enquiries please contact

Related information

For more details and call for papers in different languages see the conference website at