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AAHD Digital Humanities 2018 : Third International Conference of the Argentine Association of Digital Humanities (AAHD) The Culture of Data


When Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
Where Rosario, Santa Fe
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2018
Notification Due Aug 1, 2018
Categories    digital humanities   humanities   social sciences   technology

Call For Papers

The Argentine Association of Digital Humanities / Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales (AAHD) and the School of Humanities from the University of Rosario / Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) invites researchers, professors and students to participate in its International Conference: Digital Humanities. The Culture of Data, to be held at the Espacio Cultural Universitario (ECU) and the School of Humanities / Facultad de Humanidades (UNR) in Rosario, Province of Santa Fe, 7-9 November, 2018.

Digital Humanities articulate different initiatives that are gradually being incorporated into the university curriculum and research activities across different disciplines, allowing us to think more broadly in a future of community-oriented and open policies research lines.
Digital Humanities are closely related to the discourses on cyberinfraestructures that allow new research lines based on Open Education, Open Science, Open Citizenship, Open Data and Open Access. These approaches impact on the practice of academics when dealing with information, communication and dissemination processes, and helps developing different research lines and building a plural and dynamic community that puts theories, practices and new objects in circulation, not only inside the Academy but also through innovative forms around associations, laboratories, research projects and social-oriented initiatives. These new experiences are steadily defining the field in a collaborative way.

The Culture of Data will allow us to reflect on the way in which data has become widespread in research in the Humanities and Social Sciences the same as how new areas, objects and methods guided by new epistemologies and paradigm changes have been developed.

We invite scholars and researchers in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, cultural and media communicators, journalists, librarians, makers, programmers, to join this Third International Conference in our country.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Social, cultural, economic, institutional, historical and ideological aspects of the Digital Humanities
● Geopolitics of the Digital Humanities: the global, the local
● Ways of reading and writing in the digital age.
● Resources and Open Tools in the Digital Humanities *. Open Software and Open Hardware. Emerging Technologies.
● Digital Methodologies: participative, collaborative, open. Critical Data Studies.
● Digital Edition, Annotation, GIS. Scrapping. Text, Image and Audio Crowdsourcing.
● Archives and Documentation Processes: Digitization, Memory and Preservation.
● Libraries, Labs, Fablabs: Spaces of Citizenship and Knowledge Democratization.
● Digital art, architecture, music, film and theatre, new media, digital games, and other related areas
● Social and New Media.
● Datacentrism, Datafication and their impact on research. Data Activism, Big Data, Small Data.
● Research Data Management.
● Access, Data, Science and Open Education in Research and Teaching.
● Data Competence: Links between Academia, Governments and Civil Society.
● Academic Innovation: Communication, Visibility, Publishing, Openness.
● Fake News and Digital Humanities
● Links between public spaces and the Digital Humanities.
● Culture, Diversity, Education, Feminism.

* We will have a Special Dialogue Panel about “Digital Practices” in research, publishing and dissemination, in which the results of the “Digital Practices in Latin America/Practicas Digitales en America Latina” survey will be presented. If you are interested in participating in the panel -by using case studies, sharing other surveys’ results or just by reflecting on it- send a proposal as an abstract for the discussion session specifying the title of this Panel.

Types of proposals
We invite interested parties to participate through the following formats:
● 15-minute paper presentations.
● Workshops on the use of tools, resources or digital methodologies, and/or workshops on prototyping (two or four-hour duration)
● Panels and round tables (two-hour duration and up to four members)

The Conference will feature plenary lectures and panels of prominent national and international specialists, as well as AAHD interest group meetings. More information about these activities will be included in our next circular.

Registration and abstract submission
The languages of the Conference are Spanish, English and Portuguese. For more information about dates, requirements and abstract submission see Envío de resúmenes section in our website:

Important Dates
The deadline to submit proposals is July 1st, 2018. Admitted applicants will be notified on July 26th.

Presentations, workshops, panels and round table abstracts should have a máximum length of 500 words. The abstract submission implies the registration to the event.
UNR Presenters, Presenters from Universities and Centers from the Province of Santa fe $350 pesos
National Presenters $400 pesos
International Presenters $1000 pesos
The registration as a presenter includes the bi-annual membership of the AAHD.
Payment methods will be informed in the next circular.

Registration for attendees who do not submit papers is free. The AAHD will offer six bursaries that will cover the Conference fee for undergraduate or graduate students who submit a presentation as long as they commit to collaborate actively with the organization of the event both in the previous weeks and during it. If you are a student and you want to receive one of six bursaries for the conference, please specify in the body of your abstract (Bursary Request).

ECU - Espacio Cultural Universitario. Av San Martín 750, Rosario, Santa Fe.

About Us
The Argentine Association of Digital Humanities (AAHD), founded in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an open community whose main purpose is to promote research in the field of Digital Humanities, in the intersection of theory and practice, and from a plural and transdisciplinar point of view, exchanging ideas, methods and approaches put into practice by its members: professors, researchers, students coming from different institutions and areas. Since 2014, the AAHD has organized national and international congresses, as well as a large number of events (symposiums, workshops, round tables, etc) in Argentina, Latin America and Europe.
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