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Humanist Archives: May 18, 2022, 7:47 a.m. Humanist 36.18 - events: digital humanities conferences (Estonia cfp; Benelux)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 18.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
                      Hosted by DH-Cologne
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    [1]    From: Jan Rybicki <>

    [2]    From: Elli Bleeker <>
           Subject: DH Benelux 2022 conference: registration closing soon! (31)

        Date: 2022-05-17 17:00:25+00:00
        From: Jan Rybicki <>

Call for Papers


Shifts in language and culture: computational approaches to variation and

October 5-7 2022

Variation and change are universal phenomena of both language and culture.

The research objects of humanities - human culture, behavior and
communication - are by nature continually undergoing diversification and
shifts. Additionally, the rise of global online communication in recent
decades has added an unprecedented dimension to these dynamics, as access to
wider public outside one's immediate communities is in everyone's reach,
digital channels have taken over some of the functions of oral
communication, and new ways of interaction have evolved. These new channels
and modes of communication - chat and comment platforms, online and hybrid
gaming, teaching, events and metaverses - present researchers of human
behavior with new opportunities and challenges, both conceptual and
methodological. Born-digital data may be easier to collect, but its volumes
often require considered decisions in sampling the material for research
purposes and curating collections of the digital era in archives and
museums. It may also demand computational skills and resources to adequately
quantify, analyze and interpret. The development and adoption of such
methods enables not only new avenues of linguistics and cultural data
analysis, but the methodological advances are likely to be applicable to the
study of more traditional, historical and digitized sources of humanities

The conference has three interrelated aims: to provide a platform for
presenting computational humanities research in an multidisciplinary
setting, provide digital methods training in the form of practical
workshops, and foster networking and collaboration between diverse
researchers in the local, regional and global scope.

We invite presentations across computational and digitally-enabled
humanities, language sciences and cultural data analytics, particularly on
the theme of variation and change.

Paper presentations may include, but are not limited to the following

*       detecting and describing variation and change in large corpora of
         linguistic and cultural data
*       variation and change in digital folk practices,(panel curated by the
         SIEF digital folklore and ethnology working group)
*       online culture and digital ethnography
*       born-digital big data: opportunities, challenges, solutions
*       ideas, outlooks, developments, and critique of digital humanities in
         Estonia and elsewhere.

Presentations and discussions on all areas associated with digital and
computational humanities are welcome, in order to develop a stronger
community of the field in Estonia and neighboring countries. The working
language of the conference is English.

Please submit your 100-word abstract for standard (20+10) talk, short (10+5)
presentation, poster or workshop via THIS FORM
<>  by 1st of August. We
will send our responses by August 15.

Registration fee is 30 EUR (early bird, before October 1), 50 EUR (late /
on-site). Participation is free for students. Registration opens on August
15, 2022.

The conference is the eighth in the  <> series of
conferences on digital humanities in Estonia.This year it is co-organized by
the Estonian Society for Digital Humanities, the Estonian Literary Museum,
Tallinn University and the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies.


Liisi Laineste
Estonian Literary Museum
Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies
Senior Research Fellow

        Date: 2022-05-17 07:30:11+00:00
        From: Elli Bleeker <>
        Subject: DH Benelux 2022 conference: registration closing soon!

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming DH Benelux conference that
will take place this June 1-3 at the University of Luxembourg *and* online. A
three-day conference to discuss the use, re-use, and revision, alteration, and
dissemination of ideas, cultural artefacts, and data in DH scholarship.

The conference programme can be found here:
< <>>.

The deadline for registration closes on May 18, so register soon! Please note
that registration for virtual and on-site participation is required for both on-
site and online attendance. For more information on registration, see:
< <

Hope to see you all (online) on June 1-3!

Best wishes, on behalf of the conference organisers and the Program Chairs,

dr. Elli Bleeker
Onderzoeker Huygens Instituut voor de Nederlandse Geschiedenis en Cultuur
Researcher Huygens Institute for Dutch History and Culture

T: + 31(0)20 224 68 47
M: +31(0)61404 0455
Skype: elli.bleeker1

Often working from home.

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