Appel à communications - Digital Humanities Congress 2012

Le Humanities Research Institute (HRI) de l'Université de Sheffield lance un appel à communications pour une conférence de trois jours qui se tiendra du 6 au 8 septembre 2012 à l'Université de Sheffield.

Voici l'appel à communications: 

The Digital Humanities Congress is a new conference which will be held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome.

The conference will take place at the University's new residential conference facility, The Edge.

We welcome proposals on all aspects of the digital humanities. For example, proposals might wish to focus on:

  • New knowledge and insights within areas of humanities research which have arisen from the use of digital applications, techniques or methodologies. These proposals might focus on how specific research questions were solved.
  • Case studies, best practice and evolving trends concerning the development of research resources, tools, frameworks and environments within the humanities, such as digital editions, mobile applications, virtual worlds, surface computing, web services and GIS.
  • Technologies and techniques which bring value to humanities research, such as data mining, crowd-sourcing, linked data, text encoding, digitisation, ontology building, sentiment analysis, augmented reality, 3D visualisation and virtual worlds.
  • Standards, best practice and case studies for data creation, data collection, development methodologies, usability testing, preservation, sustainability and accessibility.
  • Issues and emerging trends within the technology and the information environment which do or might impact on humanities research. This might concern new technology, social trends, infrastructure, policy, funding, assessing value or pedagogy.

Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors.

Contributors can propose individual papers or sessions of three or more papers on a related theme.


Les propositions doivent contenir:

  • Le nom du conférencier;
  • L'institution du conférencier;
  • Le titre de la conférence proposée;
  • Le résumé d'environ 300 mots de la conférence.

Les communications doivent être envoyées au avant le 30 avril 2012. 

Pour l'appel à communications complet (et en anglais seulement), veuillez consulter le site Web de l'HRI