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Humanist Archives: March 17, 2023, 5:50 a.m. Humanist 36.452 - events cfp: Islamicate digital humanities (online); tangible and intangible heritage digitization (Graz)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 452.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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    [1]    From: IDH Network <info@IDHN.ORG>
           Subject: Islamicate Digital Humanities Conference (33)

    [2]    From: Carola Carlino <>
           Subject: Digital Humanities for Marginal Areas Workshop @ DH2023 (190)

        Date: 2023-03-16 18:33:27+00:00
        From: IDH Network <info@IDHN.ORG>
        Subject: Islamicate Digital Humanities Conference

Dear colleagues,

The Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (*
is happy to announce our 9th IDHN Conference which
will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

We are now calling for contributions from both members and guests, who
are developing or deploying digital methods and tools in the study of
Islam and Muslim communities, history, and languages. Our conference is
open to participants from both humanistic and scientific disciplines.

If you wish to participate in the conference, please send an email
to with a preliminary title, abstract (150-300 words), 
and your academic affiliation by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

We will select four to six presentations for our conference. Each
presentation will be 20 minutes long, followed by Q&A for 10 minutes. We
will hold the meeting online on ZOOM; the access code and link will be
sent to you in the network’s newsletter. We will schedule our conference
to accommodate presenters from all time zones. This schedule will
correspond with the morning hours in the Americas and evening hours in
Europe and the Middle East.

Please share our announcement with your colleagues and students, and
please forward this call to your networks and listservs as well.

With warm wishes,

Irene Kirchner (Georgetown University)

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        Date: 2023-03-16 11:17:57+00:00
        From: Carola Carlino <>
        Subject: Digital Humanities for Marginal Areas Workshop @ DH2023

Please circulate this to all scholars who may be interested.

We are happy to announce the first edition of DH4MA, the International
workshop on tangible and intangible heritage digitization to promote
marginal areas and rural development.


DH4MA - (Digital Humanities for Marginal Areas)


The Digital Humanities for Marginal Areas (DH4MA) workshop aims to
investigate the state of the art of tangible and intangible heritage
digitization in marginal and rural areas and their accessibility. DH4MA
will be held in conjunction with the DH2023 conference
<> and is organized in the framework of the KiNESIS
Erasmus+ project

The digital divide issue affects several areas all over the world,
including those that despite being part of the most developed countries,
are behind the times of the digital revolution. Museums, libraries and
centres of culture located in these areas often cannot foster their
cultural heritage. In light of the above, Digital Humanities (DH)
techniques represent an opportunity not to be missed to raise awareness of
their cultural heritage and to overcome the digital divide.

The consciousness of the digital divide, poor visibility and the need to
improve communication strategies emerged during the covid-19 lockdown, when
several cultural institutions made their cultural heritage available online
(Cicerchia et al., 2021; Agostino et al., 2020; Fresh, 2021), allowing
people to enjoy it in a new different way (e.g. Guggenheim Museum of New
York <>, The Paul Getty Museum of
Los Angeles
The Uffizi Gallery of Florence
<>, The Rijksmuseum
of Amsterdam <>).
Nevertheless, small centres of culture were not able to offer their
collections online. Only a few of them were able to make a real revolution
(Roblek et al., 2021), also by exploiting cooperation between only
seemingly distant disciplines (e.g. computer science and librarians,
humanists and game creators) to promote tangible and intangible heritage.

Topics of interest

Relevant topics for the DH4MA workshop include, but are not limited to, the
following areas:

   -   Cultural heritage digitization in marginal and rural areas;
   -   Best practices to reduce the digital divide in marginal and rural areas;
   -   Investigation and evaluation of the degree of digitization in marginal
   and rural areas;
   -   DH techniques to promote cultural heritage;
   -   Promoting cultural heritage through gamification techniques;
   -   Research cooperation between people/teams with different expertise to
   promote cultural heritage;
   -   Research projects aiming to reduce the digital divide;
   -   Research projects aimed at promoting cultural heritage through
   cooperation between scholars and local associations

Research questions

Bringing together scholars dealing with different research fields, the
DH4MA aims to answer (not only) the following questions:

   -   Do exist examples of tangible and intangible heritage digitization that
   can be defined as best practices?
   -   Which are the best strategies implemented at the global level to reduce
   the digital divide between marginal and rural areas and most developed
   -   Which are the best examples of cultural heritage promotion through the
   collaboration between people/teams with different backgrounds?
   -   Is it possible to consider cultural heritage promotion through DH
   techniques as an opportunity to fight the depopulation phenomenon? How?

Submission instructions

Contributions must be submitted in English and represent original and
unpublished work that is not currently under review. Contributions will be
evaluated by the Program Committee according to their significance,
originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the DH4MA

Contributions must be sent via email at
by Wednesday,
12th April 2023 and must not exceed 1,500 words in length (not including
the bibliography).

The publication of a selection of contributions from the DH4MA workshop is
planned. After the workshop, authors of the selected contributions will be
asked to send an extended version. Further details on the publication will
follow soon.

Submissions will be evaluated based on

   -   Reviewers’ general recommendation for acceptance;
   -   Level of innovation of the contribution to DH subject area(s);
   -   Appropriateness of the state of the art presented (including a
   -   Clarity and appropriateness of the research methodology described;
   -   Clear and comprehensible submission


The DH4MA workshop will take place on-site at the University of Graz,
Austria, in the framework of the DH2023 conference
<>. Further details on the venue will follow soon.

Best contribution award

The contribution presenting the best use of DH techniques to promote
cultural heritage in marginal and rural areas will be rewarded. The prize
is sponsored by the KiNESIS Erasmus+ project
<>. All the
Program Committee members will have the right to vote for the best

Important dates

Submission deadline - 12 April 2023
Notification of acceptance - 3 May 2023
Workshop - 10 or 11 July 2023 (TBA)

In line with the DH2023 conference theme (i.e. Collaboration as
opportunity), contributions presenting successful cooperation between only
seemingly distant disciplines to promote cultural heritage are highly

As workshop organizers, we will ensure a welcoming, antiracist, anti
discriminatory and inclusive environment in full respect of human beings.

Organizing Committee
Antonio Pascucci, L’Orientale University of Naples (IT)
Carola Carlino, L’Orientale University of Naples (IT)
Johanna Monti, L’Orientale University of Naples (IT)

Program Committee (constantly updated)

Elisa Bonacini, University of Bari (IT)
Ruth Breeze, University of Navarra (ES)
Andrea D’Andrea, L’Orientale University of Naples (IT)
Stefania De Vincentis, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (IT)
Marianna Marcucci, Invasioni digitali (IT)
Alfonso Santoriello, University of Salerno (IT)
Ludovico Solima, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
Michele Domenico Todino, University of Salerno (IT)
Fabio Viola, Associazione culturale Tuo Museo (IT)
Chiara Zuanni, Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for
Digital Humanities, University of Graz (AT)

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Agostino, D., Arnaboldi, M., & Lampis, A. (2020). Italian state museums
during the COVID-19 crisis: from onsite closure to online openness. Museum
Management and Curatorship, 35(4), 362-372.

Cicerchia, A., & Solima, L. (2021). The show must go on… line. Museums and
their audiences during the lockdown in Italy. SCIRES-IT-SCIentific RESearch
and Information Technology, 11(1), 35-44.

Fresh, C. E. (2021). Museums in Lockdown: How Digital Media and Remote
Offerings Saved the Museum from COVID-19 (Doctoral dissertation, Drexel

Roblek, V., Petrović, N. N., Gagnidze, I., & Khokhobaia, M. (2021). Role of
a digital transformation in development of rural tourism destinations.

Rossato, L. (2020). When Brazil and India were modernist. Processes of
digital documentation for the preservation of 20th century architectures,
Maggioli Editore, Rimini.

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