15.274 ALLC/ACH 2002 Call for Papers

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 274.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 08:42:47 +0100
             From: Harold Short <Harold.Short@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: ALLC-ACH 2002 Conference : Call for Papers

    Call for Papers and Information for Speakers

           'New Directions in Humanities Computing'
            ALLC/ACH 2002
            University of Tuebingen, July 23-28 2002

            Conference Web site and full CFP:

            Submission deadline: 15 November 2001


    ALLC/ACH 2002 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any
    aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined to
    encompass the common ground between information technology and problems
    in humanities research and teaching. The theme for the 2002 conference
    is 'New Directions in Humanities Computing'. Hence, while as always, we
    welcome submissions in any area of the humanities, especially
    interdisciplinary work, for the 2002 conference we especially encourage
    submissions on the current state of the art in humanities computing, and
    on recent new developments and expected future developments in the

    Recent years have seen enormous advances in information
    technologies, and an enormous growth in the use of IT resources for
    research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are these
    developments changing the ways in which humanities scholars work?
    What new and distinct methodologies is IT now bringing to the
    humanities? How do we expect methodologies, and the role of the
    humanities scholar, to change in the near future as a result of the
    impact of IT? How are IT-related developments in one discipline
    affecting or likely to affect those in others? The time is ripe to
    survey and assess developments to date in humanties computing, and
    its likely future directions.

    Suitable subjects for proposals would also include:

    * new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital
        resources dependent on images, audio, or video
    * the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such
        fields as information science and the physical sciences and
    * traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including
        (but not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text corpora,
        computational lexicography, statistical models, and text analysis;
    * applications in the digital arts, especially projects and
        installations that feature technical advances of potential interest
        to humanities scholars;
    * information design in the humanities, including visualization,
        simulation, and modeling;
    * pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities;
    * thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and
        new media;
    * theoretical or speculative treatments of new media;
    * the institutional role of new media within the contemporary
        academy, including curriculum development and collegial support for
        activities in these fields;
    * the broader social role of humanities computing and the resources
        it develops.

    For the full Call for Papers, see the Conference web-site at
    It includes details on submitting proposals, the timetable for review
    of submissions and notification of results, description of bursaries
    available to young presenters, the International Programme Committee
    membership, an overview of the annual joint Conference and information
    about the city and University of Tuebingen.

    David Robey
    Chair of the International Programme Committee
    ALLC-ACH 2002 Conference

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