JADH2017: "Creating Data through Collaboration" (September 11-12, 2017)

11 Sep 2017 - 00:00

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce its seventh annual conference, to be held at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, September 11-12, 2017.

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of digital humanities.

As creation of research data -- collection, feature extraction, annotation, and organization -- is a seminal component of all DH projects, means and modes of this data-creation have been handled in various ways as digital approaches have evolved. Recently, the focus on methods of collaborating in data creation has been renewed with the rapid growth of projects that are crowd-sourced on the Web. The re-emergence of data creation based on this approach provides a wider range of data, as it has the potential to include contributors who are not only researchers, but also members of the general public. Such a new possibility should be taken due advantage of, especially given the difficult situation for the humanities fields in the academy. This year we strongly encourage you to submit proposals about methods and problems in collaborative approaches for data collection, especially crowd sourcing and other forms of public engagement. With this as our suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics.

Abstracts should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including title. Please submit abstracts by May 8, 2017.


Please direct enquires about any aspect of the conference to:

conf2017 [ at ] jadh.org

Further details: http://conf2017.jadh.org/