- International Institute for Digital Humanities
- Center for Evolving Humanities, University of Tokyo
- Center for Informatics in East Asian Studies, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
- British Academy/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- SIG Computers and the Humanities, Information Processing Society of Japan
- Harold Short (King's College London) Website
- Ray Siemens (University of Victoria) Website
- The field of humanities is undergoing a radical transformation in its encounter with rapid developments in the digital domain. In response to this situation, various efforts have been undertaken based on collaboration between the humanities and the information technologies in Japan and foreign countries. Recently, various related activities have been carried out under the rubric of Digital Humanities in Europe and North America. Progress in this area in Japan however, has been hindered in a couple of ways. For example, there have been limits to the extent of the collaboration between Japanese digital humanities specialists and their counterparts in the West brought about by the basic difficulties with the digitization of the characters and texts that compose Japanese resources. In general, the results of digitization efforts in Japan in the humanities disciplines have not been commensurate with the huge effort and expense made heretofore. To begin to resolve such issues, we intend to establish the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH), which aims to form an environment where international collaborative works are more fully realized. (Prospectus)
- We held two workshops in 2009 and 2010 at University of Tokyo and Osaka University in cooperation with ALLC in order to promote the concrete development of the methodologies of digital humanities. At the international Digital Humanities conference in London (2010), we held a panel session in order to introduce some of the major digital humanities projects in Japan to the international community. In addition, we invited Professor Harold Short (former chair of ADHO and ALLC) and provided the opportunity for Japanese DH specialists to discuss with him regarding the situation of digital humanities in Japan and internationally. Thus we have continued to provide opportunities for collaboration between international and domestic projects.
- In maintaining this impetus, the JADH organizes its inaugural symposium, aiming to develop the connections between international and domestic activities on various levels.
The original call for papers was closed. But, we call for additional papers or posters addressing various questions in digital humanities. Send abstracts to osdh2011[@]lang[dot]osaka-u[dot]ac[dot]jp by 20 July 2011.
Abstracts should be of approximately 400 words in length, and should clearly state:
- the type of presentation (paper or poster),
- a title,
- a list of keywords (up to five),
- the name, status and affiliation of the speaker(s),
- a contact email address, and
- a postal address.
The OSDH2011 Programme Committee invites submissions of papers or posters on any aspect of digital humanities, from information technology to problems in humanities research and teaching. We welcome submissions particularly relating to interdisciplinary work and on new developments in the field. The program committee aims for a varied program and for that reason will normally not accept multiple submissions from the same author or group of authors for presentation at the conference.
Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of digital humanities:
- research issues, including data mining, information design and modelling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium;
- computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship. Some examples might be text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages;
- the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media, and related areas;
- the creation and curation of humanities digital resources;
- the role of digital humanities in academic curricula;
The range of topics covered by digital humanities can also be consulted in the journal: Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford University Press.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS IS 20 JULY 2011. Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 31 July 2011.
- Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with a maximum of 10 minutes for discussion.
- Graduate School of Language and Culture, University of Osaka Toyonaka Campus
- 1-8 Machikaneyama-Cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 JAPAN
- 大阪府豊中市待兼山町1-8 大阪大学大学院言語文化研究科（豊中キャンパス）
|12:45--14:15||Lunch (13:30--14:00 AGM)|
- Champagne evening on 12 September 2011
- Reception on 13 September 2011
- Tea ceremony on 14 September 2011: \500 JPY (to be paid onsite)
- Conference dinner on 14 September 2011
- Conference registration: \7,500 JPY
- Student registration: \4,500 JPY
- Workshop: \7,500 JPY
- Workshop (Student registration): \4,500 JPY
- Banquet on 14 September 2011: \6,000 JPY
- Tea Ceremony on 14 September 2011: \500 JPY (to be paid onsite)
- *BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY!
- *For participants from overseas: Should you have any difficulty in booking hotel rooms, we would be happy to help you make reservations. Feel free to contact us at osdh2011.org AT lang.osaka-u.ac.jp .
- Hiroyuki Akama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
- Gerhard Brey (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, UK)
- Maki Miyake (Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan)
- A. Charles Muller (Center for Evolving Humanities, University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
- Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen (University of Oulu, Finland)
- Espen S. Ore (University of Oslo, Norway)
- Masahiro Shimoda (Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Tomoji Tabata (Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan)
- Christian Wittern (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Japan)