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Humanist Archives: Nov. 22, 2022, 9:03 a.m. Humanist 36.264 - events: DH Benelux 10 (Brussels)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 264.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
                      Hosted by DH-Cologne
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        Date: 2022-11-21 15:26:22+00:00
        From: marijn Koolen <>
        Subject: DH Benelux 2023 conference website and Call for Papers

We are very pleased to invite you to contribute to the 10th edition of the
DH Benelux Conference, which will take place in Belgium at KBR – the Royal
Library of Belgium from 31 May -2 June, 2023. The annual DH Benelux
conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary
Digital Humanities researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest
research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. This year’s
central theme is ‘Crossing Borders’. You can find the complete Call for
Papers below.

Submissions can be made via Easychair, which will be made available asap.

Key dates
- Deadline for submitting abstracts: Tuesday 31 January 2023 (23:59 CET)
- Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 1 March 2023
- Conference: 31 May – 2 June 2023 – in Brussels and streaming online

Note that one author must attend in person to present the contribution.


The call is open to all colleagues working in the Arts & Humanities, the
(Social) Sciences, and the Heritage Sector with an interest and enthusiasm
in the application and use of digital technologies. Submissions are welcome
from researchers at all career stages. We particularly encourage early
stage researchers (MA/PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) to submit
abstracts. In addition, we welcome humanities scholars, developers,
computer and information scientists as well as art galleries, librarians,
archivists and museum curators (GLAM).


We accept abstracts written in English (preferred) and in any official
language of the Benelux.


We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of Digital Humanities:
practical experimentation, theorizing, cross- and multidisciplinary work,
and new and relevant developments. This year, the conference’s central
theme is “Crossing borders: digital humanities research across languages
and modalities”. Of particular interest are contributions that consider
multilingualism and/or integrated processing of sources in different forms
as images, maps, sounds texts and datasets.

Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

- Digital Humanities at the intersection of disciplines within and beyond
the arts and humanities.
- Digital approaches to Intertextuality.
- Multilingualism and/or multiculturalism from a digital humanities
- Spatial Humanities, GIS, (historical) map processing, gazetteers.
- Diachronic and evolutionary perspectives on society and culture from a
digital humanities perspective.
- Multimodal analysis of digital/digitized heritage material.
- Critical, data-driven studies on the spread and trajectories of (dis- and
mis)information, ideologies and/or the development of bias within and
across communities.
- Humanities research enabled by digital approaches, including but not
limited to digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media,
internet language, memes; digital games and cyberculture; digital media,
digitization, curation of (born-)digital objects.
- Integrating (and/or discussing the challenges of integrating)
quantitative, statistical and computational methods and techniques into the
Arts and Humanities.
- Dissemination of digital infrastructures, data, software, and/or research
output in and beyond knowledge institutions.
- Software studies, information design and tool criticism.
- Digital Humanities in relation to pedagogy, teaching, and digital
- Digital scholarly editing and ePublications.
- Open Science in the Digital Humanities.
- Citizen science, participatory research methods, and other forms of
public engagement.
- Project introductions.


For DH Benelux 2023, we welcome five types of proposals: (1) long papers;
(2) short papers; (3) posters; (4) application and tool demonstrations; and
(5) workshops. Abstracts should clearly state the title of the presentation
and the names and affiliations of the authors and the presenters. If
applicable, please include your Twitter username and ORCID. Please indicate
for which category (or categories) of presentation you are submitting your
proposal. The word length is dependent on the proposal type, see details
below. References and/or bibliography are excluded from the word count. The
reviewers will take word length into account. Proposals may contain
graphics and illustrations.

- Long papers (abstracts of 1000-1500 words, paper presentation 20 mins +
10 mins for discussion) are suitable for presenting empirical work,
theorizing, cross- and multidisciplinary work, research methods and concise
theoretical arguments. The research presented in a long paper should be
completed or in the final stages of development. The research’s stage of
completion must be clearly stated in the abstract.

- Short papers (abstracts of 750-1000 words, paper presentation 10 mins + 5
mins for discussion) are well-suited for reporting on early stage and
ongoing research, as well as new project presentations, technical details
and the results of practical experimentation and proof of concepts.

- Posters (abstracts of 500-750 words) are particularly suited for detailed
technical explanations and clarifications, and for the show and tell of
projects and research alike.

- Demonstrations (abstracts of 500-750 words) of prototypes,
work-in-progress or finished software, hardware technology, tools,
datasets, digital publications and so forth. Demonstrations take place in
parallel to poster sessions, and are meant to be interactive.

- Workshops (abstracts of 1000-1500 words) are self-organized tracks
running parallel to the main program, on the first day of the conference.
Workshop proposals are welcome on relevant topics and/or innovative
approaches/tools/techniques. Workshops can be organized to run in hybrid,
in-person or fully virtual mode, at the discretion of the organizers.

The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the DH Benelux 2023 Programme
Committee and published on the DH Benelux 2023 website. Authors of accepted
abstracts will be invited to submit a full research article for the DH
Benelux Journal. A separate call for journal submissions will be made after
the conference.


Submission via Easychair will be made available here as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: the DH Benelux 2023 conference is not hybrid. Organizers will
arrange an option for online attendance, but minimally one speaker per
submission is required to attend in person to present.

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