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Call for Papers; Workshop on Digital Humanities to Preserve Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Collaborate, Compute, Share, and Visualize

Jan 15 2019

Stanford University and the Université de Lille (France) invite submissions to a workshop on “Digital humanities to Preserve Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Collaborate, Compute, Share, and Visualize ” at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University, on Monday, April 15, 2019.

As Digital Humanities continue to gain momentum, the field is intersecting with an ever-widening range of disciplines including Natural Language Processing, Library and Information Science, History, Literature, and Translation Studies to name only a few. The growth of these fields within DH enables us to break new scientific ground. For example, the existing reservoir of public domain translations of literary texts, once tracked and digitized, provides a new a wealth of linguistic resources to sustain and salvage endangered languages and help us map  the global circulation and reception of texts.

This workshop provides an opportunity to present recent scholarship and exchange information about DH projects from all disciplines focused on collecting, computing, sharing and visualizing transnational data to preserve knowledge and cultural heritage.

We welcome submissions including but not limited to the following topics :

  • Collecting and aligning translated texts in and for under-resourced languages
  • Multilingual parallel and comparable corpora
  • Natural Language Processing to preserve knowledge diversity
  • Knowledge circulation in a translational context
  • Open data, open access and data preservation
  • DH, crowdsourcing and digital libraries
  • DH and the circulation of translated literary genres
  • Collaboration and computing for endangered data
  • Ethics and data privacy issues in a global context

After the workshop, participants will be invited to revise their papers (incorporating feedback from the workshop) to be considered for inclusion in a special issue of  The Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities devoted to the subject of the workshop.

Submission Information 

Please submit one-page abstracts for your 15-minute presentation to by 20 February 2019.

The Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities plans to publish a selection of the papers presented at the workshop.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline : 20 February 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2019 
Final abstract submission (to appear in the workshop program): 20 March, 2019
Workshop date: Monday, April 15, 2019 

Workshop Organizers

  • Ronald Jenn, Université de Lille
  • Amel Fraisse, Université de Lille
  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford University

This workshop is connected to the ROSETTA Project, which is supported by a grant from the France-Stanford Center and is an affiliated project of the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). The workshop will be hosted by CESTA.