Call for Papers

« Repenser les humanités numériques / Thinking the Digital Humanities Anew »

Thursday, October 25th to Saturday, October 27th 2018, Université de Montréal

Plenary speakers:

  • Eric Gidal (University of Iowa, USA)
  • Anatoliy Gruzd (Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship, Ryerson University, Canada)
  • Fatiha Idmhand (Université de Poitiers, France)
  • Elika Ortega (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Marcello Vitali-Rosati (Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les écritures numériques, Université de Montréal, Canada)

On the occasion of World Open Access Week 2018, le Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques will celebrate its fifth anniversary with its first international bilingual conference centered on the theme « Repenser les humanités numériques / Thinking the Digital Humanities Anew ».

Since its founding in 2013, the CRIHN has been thinking through various projects with the following two objectives in mind, both of which motivate this first international conference:

  • In terms of practices: offering an overview of existing experiences by inventorying the strengths and weaknesses of tools and platforms; experimenting with the use of data mining and visualization tools; integrating these tools into ongoing and developing projects;
  • On the theoretical level: understanding the impact of digital technology on the process of production and circulation of knowledge; defining new reading / writing models for the humanities; deploying new content validation devices and fostering new relationships between researchers, scientific communities, and society at large.

With changes in media, publication methods, mechanisms of visibility, access to information and circulation of content, our entire relationship to knowledge is being challenged. It is now part of a circular dynamic closely associating the production, circulation and validation of knowledge.

The Call for Papers for the Conference « Repenser les humanités numériques / Thinking the Digital Humanities Anew » is based on the three research axes of the Centre, which are constructed around fundamental questions concerning the transformation of the Humanities by Digital Humanities:

  • Axis 1: Production – Digital Writing and Editorialization
  • Axis 2: Circulation – Digitization and Recontextualization
  • Axis 3: Validation – Legitimization of Content

We are soliciting oral proposals in French or in English on work in progress or on work completed in relation to these three areas. Topics may include the following:

  • Electronic Editions;
  • Changes to Scholarly Publishing;
  • New forms of Editorialization;
  • Digital Museology;
  • Art History and Digital Visual Culture;
  • Linguistics and Computer Translation;
  • Analysis of Digital Social Networks;
  • Geographic Information System ;
  • Visualization and Interfaces;
  • Digital Humanism;
  • Digital Sociology;
  • Open Access Policy;
  • Pedagogy of the Digital Humanities
  • Cyberinfrastructures;
  • Digital Environmental Studies

Proposals (500 to 750 words) for 20 minute presentations or posters will be received until the 5th of September 2018 via our online form. (The results will be announced by mid-September.) We are pleased to offer several travel bursaries for students to attend the conference.

A selection of papers will be published in 2019. The first in the form of a Special Issue in English of Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (a Canadian electronic journal available for free access) which will accommodate ten articles. The second will be a collection of essays in French which will be proposed in the collection « Parcours numériques » published by Presses de l’Université de Montréal. (This collection has an enriched online version with free access.)


Organizing Committee:

Emmanuel Chateau-Dutier (Professor of Digital Museology at the University of Montreal); Enrico Agostini-Marchese (PhD student in French literature at the University of Montreal); Cecily Raynor (Professor of Hispanic Studies and Digital Humanities at McGill University); Michael E. Sinatra (Professor of English Literature at the University of Montreal and Founding Director of CRIHN).


Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 4 octobre 2018 à 15 h 28 min.