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Publié le vendredi 02 septembre 2016 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing the ways people communicate, socialize and collaborate. Understanding the nature and consequences of these new interactions and social transformations is crucial if we want to design and shape a better future where digital technologies become an integral component of our life. The symposium will explore these interactions between society and ICT with a focus on the Humanities. It is organized by Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University with support from Linnaeus University, DARIAH-EU and Information Engineering Centre.

Annonce

Objective and Scope

Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and interactive applications are creating new social tools and conditions for people to connect and interact; therefore changing the ways we communicate, socialize and collaborate. These new forms of digital enhanced communication and collaboration have been rapidly adopted and integrated into people’s everyday lives. Understanding the nature and consequences of these new interactions and social transformations is crucial if we want to design and shape a better future where digital technologies become an integral component of our life. One major challenge we have identified is the exploration of the two-way interactions between society and ICT with a focus on the Humanities. This particular orientation has the potential to become a key success factor for the values and competitiveness of many Nordic countries having in mind recent EU and Swedish political discussions in the field of Digital Humanities.

The symposium is organized by Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University with support from Linnaeus University, DARIAH-EU and Information Engineering Centre.

Main themes

The main themes for the symposium are:

  • Defining Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities are still an emerging field and exploring how the humanities may evolve through their engagement with technology is an important discussion topic.
  • Cross-sector collaboration in Digital Humanities to address societal challenges. Digital Humanities bear the potential for the academic and public and private sectors to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and innovation to tackle societal challenges.
  • Combining methodologies and approaches from different disciplines supported by computational tools. Special emphasis should be given to methodological issues of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Further timely presentations/demonstrations/posters will be selected from the following topics in the CfP:

  • Curating online collections of data and information resources
  • Metadata and interoperability
  • Data mining large cultural data sets
  • Application of tools provided by computing (such as Hypertext, Hypermedia, data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, text categorization, statistics, text mining, digital mapping) in the humanities
  • Digital publishing
  • Novel uses and applications of Interactive visualization techniques
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Multimedia games
  • Digital story telling
  • Social network analysis
  • Bibliometrics /scientometrics / informetrics.

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Mike Mertens, the CEO of DARIAH-EU
  • Theresa Anderson, Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Organizers

  • Koraljka Golub, Associate Professor (primary contact), Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University
  • Marcelo Milrad, Professor, Department of Media Technology, Faculty of Technology, Linnaeus University

Call for Participation

The symposium invites and challenges Nordic and  European researchers and practitioners in related disciplines to Digital Humanities (DH) to present, discuss and demonstrate different possibilities, current efforts and upcoming trends in this emergent field.

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for presentations and 500 words for demos and posters, including aims, research questions, methods, main findings and underlying work, relevance to themes of workshop) to dh@lnu.se.

Please use the template available at http://goo.gl/OtPQ5 to submit your contribution.

Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the international program committee (to be announced). At least one presentation author needs to register for the symposium (this is a strict requirement).

After the symposium, copies of proposals, presentations (demos, posters) will be made available on the symposium website. Selected presentations from the workshop may be invited for submission as full papers for a peer reviewed publication.

Proposals are invited for the following categories:

  • Presentations (typically 15 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).
  • Interactive Demos on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).
  • Posters on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).

Program Committee

  • Mats Dahlström, Professor in Digital Humanities, the only Swedish iSchool, Sweden
  • Elisabet Göransson, Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Digital tools in the humanities seminar series, Lund University, Sweden; Forskningsprogrammet Ars edendi, Avdelningen för klassiska språk, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Jutta Heider, Coordinator, Division of Digital Cultures, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden
  • Isto Huvila, Department of Archives, Libraries, Museums, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Annemarie Lloyd, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Maija Paavolainen, University of Helsinki Library, Finland
  • Franjo Pehar, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Michael Pidd, Digital Director of HRI Digital at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Annika Rockenberger, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
  • Nevena Skrbic Alempijevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Kim Tallerås, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
  • Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Marijana Tomic, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Johan Åhlfeldt, Centre forTheology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden (see also http://dare.ht.lu.se, http://monastica.ht.lu.se, http://projekt.ht.lu.se).

Dates and Venue

  • The International Digital Humanities Symposium will take place in Växjö, Sweden, 7-8 November.
  • Submission deadline: Friday, 16 September 2016

  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, 30 September 2016
  • Symposium´s dates: Monday and Tuesday, 7 and 8 November 2016

Travelling to Sweden from outside the EU

Please note that symposium´s participants coming from outside the EU and entering into Sweden may be subject to Visa requirements (see http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden.html).

Registration

Registration for the symposium will be free of charge. A complementary symposium dinner will be offered to all participants of the event.

Lieux

  • Växjö, Suède

Dates

  • vendredi 16 septembre 2016

Mots-clés

  • DARIAH, DARIAH-EU, information technology, communication, transition

Contacts

  • Koraljka Golub
    courriel : koraljka [dot] golub [at] lnu [dot] se

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Koraljka Golub
    courriel : koraljka [dot] golub [at] lnu [dot] se

Pour citer cette annonce

« Interactions between societies and information technology », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 02 septembre 2016, http://calenda.org/376321