Tutorial/Workshop CFP

The notification date for Pre-Conference Tutorials and Workshops has been changed to January 15, 2011. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.

Call for proposals: Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials

Digital Humanities 2011, 19-22 June 2011
Stanford University

Proposal deadline:  November 1, 2010 (Midnight GMT)

I. General Information

The international Program Committee invites submissions of proposals of no more than 1500 words for pre-conferences or specialized Tutorials and Workshops on any aspect of digital humanities, from information technology to problems in humanities research and teaching. Tutorials are typically a half day to a full day; workshops and pre-conferences may be one day or more.  We particularly welcome submissions relating to interdisciplinary work and on new developments in the field, and we encourage submissions relating in some way to the theme of the 2011 conference, Big-Tent Digital Humanities” <http://dh2011.stanford.edu/>.

Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of digital humanities:

- computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;

- the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media, and related areas;

- research issues, including data mining, information design and modelling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium.

- digital humanities and diversity

- libraries, archives, and the creation, delivery, management, and preservation of humanities digital resources

- text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages

- the role of digital humanities in academic curricula

The range of topics covered by digital humanities can also be consulted in the journal of the associations: Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), Oxford University Press.

Participants in Workshops or Tutorials will be expected to register for the full conference as well, paying the regular registration fee.  There will be additional fees of roughly $30-$40 per half-day for participants in tutorials and workshops, with a minimum attendance of approximately 10 participants each, in order to ensure that these events cover their own costs.

The deadline for submitting proposals to the Program Committee is November 1, 2010.  All submissions will be refereed.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2010.  The electronic submission form will be available in DH2011 conference registration application, ConfTool, beginning on October 1, 2010.  See below for full details on submitting proposals.

Proposals for non-refereed or vendor demonstrations should be discussed directly with the local conference organizers, Glen Worthey <gworthey@stanford.edu> and Matthew Jockers <mjockers@stanford.edu>, as soon as possible.

For more information on the conference in general, please visit the conference web site, <http://dh2011.stanford.edu/>.

II. Pre-Conference Tutorials

Proposals for Tutorials should provide the following information:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the DH community (not more than 1500 words).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a half-day tutorial (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks).  In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported as well.

3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.

4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.  (DH Tutorials are expected to be self-financing.)

5. Special requirements for technical support.

Proposals will be submitted via the DH2011 conference registration application, ConfTool, beginning October 1, 2010 (when the ConfTool URL will be announced), and no later than November 1, 2010.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by December 15, 2010, and must then provide final draft abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by February 1, 2010.  The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions to follow). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the Tutorial, by May 15, 2010.

III. Pre-Conference Workshops

Proposals for workshops should provide the following information:

1. A title and brief description (of not more than 1500 words) of the workshop topic and its motivation (i.e., its relevance to DH).

2. A description of target audience and expected number of participants.

3. The intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; maximum one and a half days).

4. A budget proposal (DH Workshops are expected to be self-financing.)

5. Dates for submission deadline (if there is to be a CfP) and notification of acceptances.

6. A list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop program committee if the workshop proposal is accepted.

7. Full postal address, phone number, e-mail and fax of the workshop contact person.

8. Special requirements (e.g. computer infrastructure or audio equipment).

Proposals will be submitted via the DH2011 conference registration application, ConfTool, beginning October 1, 2010 (when the ConfTool URL will be announced), and no later than November 1, 2006.  You will be notified about the decision to accept or reject the proposal by December 15, 2010.

IV. Format of the Proposals

All proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission form in the ConfTool system beginning October 1, 2010, and no later than November 1, 2010.  Anyone who has previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposal or reviews should use their existing account rather than setting up a new one.  Information for new users is available at the ConfTool site.  If anyone has forgotten their user name or password, please contact <dh2011@digitalhumanities.org>.

V.  Information about the conference venue

Situated on the peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Stanford University is in the heart of Silicon Valley, not far from magnificent redwood forests and the vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Stanford has a special culture and history to offer the Digital Humanities, sharing both rich traditions in the humanities, arts, and sciences, and a deep kinship with the world of computing, beginning well before the late 1930s founding of Hewlett-Packard by two recent Stanford graduates in a Stanford professor’s now-legendary garage, and continuing through the founding of Google by two other Stanford graduate students in the late 1990s.  We now welcome Digital Humanities pioneers to Stanford.

VI. International Program Committee

Arianna Ciula (ALLC)
Dominic Forest (SDI-SEMI)
Cara Leitch (SDI-SEMI)
John Nerbonne (ALLC)
Bethany Nowviskie (ACH)
Daniel O’Donnell (SDI-SEMI)
Dot Porter (ACH)
Jan Rybicki (ALLC)
John Walsh (ACH)
Katherine Walter (ACH: Chair)

Glen Worthey (ex officio, Local Host)
Matthew Jockers (ex officio, Local Host)

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