Archive for the ‘Call for papers’ Category

Journal of Employability and The Humanities

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

This call for papers was circulated by the HEA History, Classics, and Archaeology Subject Centre, but the journal, I believe, is being launched by the University of Central Lancashire. It strikes me that Humanities Computing departments that teach digital humanities skills are all doing innovative teaching and that our claim to improve “employability” (horrible as that word and even that concept is) is very strong.

The Centre For Employability through the Humanities (the CETL based at UCLAN) is putting together a peer reviewed electronic journal on employability and have asked us to pass on their call for papers (pdf). This Journal of Employability and the Humanities is for everyone in the Humanities. As a bi-annual, refereed journal produced in collaboration with the Centre for Employability Through the Humanities (ceth), at the University of Central Lancashire, its intention is to create space for a dialogue between Humanities and employability. THey want to hear your experiences of teaching, developing and researching employability and stress that prior knowledge of employability literature and models is not necessary. They do, however, also encourage contributions from the experienced practitioner or theorist.

You may have something to contribute if you have been:

  1. participating in the construction of Departmental or Faculty-wide programmes/workshops addressing Student Skills (particularly, but not necessarily, in the first year);
  2. working on improving students’ presentation skills within your module/across the degree programme at either BA or MA level;
  3. engaging students in assessment schemes which go beyond essay-writing (e.g. creative projects, web-design, theatrical performance);
  4. working with the careers service in your institution to improve graduate employability.

You may be engaging with employability issues other ways, but in any case this is a good opportunity to disseminate that engagement. This opportunity is open to members of staff and postgraduate students.

The Nebraska Digital Workshop

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

See on Humanist:

Call for Proposals
The Nebraska Digital Workshop
October 5 & 6, 2007

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska’s Lincoln (UNL) will host the second annual Nebraska Digital Workshop on October 5 & 6, 2007 and seeks proposals for digital presentations by pre-tenure faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students working in the digital humanities. The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early career scholars in the field of digital humanities to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased. Under the auspices of the Center, the Workshop will bring nationally recognized senior scholars in digital humanities to UNL to participate and work with the selected scholars. Selected scholars will receive full travel reimbursement and an honorarium for presenting their work at the Nebraska Digital Workshop.

Selection criteria include: significance in primary disciplinary field, technical innovation, theoretical and methodological sophistication, and creativity of approach.

Please send proposed workshop abstract, curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of digital work via a URL or disk on or before May 1, 2007 to: Katherine L. Walter, Co-Director, UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, at or 319 Love Library, UNL, Lincoln, NE 68588-4100. For further details, see the Center’s web site at

New Journal: Open Access Research

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

A new journal entitled Open Access Research (OAR) is now accepting submissions and plans its first issue (thereafter, thrice a year) in August 2007. It’s described as “a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that will enable greater interaction and facilitate a deeper conversation about open access.”

By way of Dorothea Salo’s Caveat Lector and

CAA 2007

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

The Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) to be held in Berlin in April is still accepting papers and registrations.

It is the aim of the conference to bring together experts from various disciplines to discuss new developments in computer applications and quantitive methods in archaeology. These include methods and applications of 3D reconstructions, geographic information systems, web data bases, photogrammetry, statistics, and many other subjects. With its interdisciplinary approach the conference will discover different layers of perception, and this is why “layers of perception” is the CAA 2007 conference theme.

Classics in the Million Book Library

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

A Mellon-funded working group that met immediately after the recent Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science ( has now issued a position paper, Classics in the Million Book Library.

The goal is to consider how the future of publication in Classics may relate to the massive book digitization projects now being undertaken by Google, the Open Content Alliance, and others.

For anyone interested, our position paper is available in pdf and doc formats from the link under “Pages” at the upper right corner of this blog.

CFP: A Million Books!

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Very large digital libraries and the future of the humanities: What do you do with a million books?

With Google Library and the Open Content Alliance, backed by Microsoft and Yahoo, very large collections are beginning to take shape. At one extreme, we may find the best academic library ever created available on-line either for free or priced to reach a mass market. Even if this vision is not fully realized, we need to consider the prospect of having much more material previously available only in print libraries available to a much larger on-line audience. What are the implications for academia and especially for the humanities, as large, industrially produced, lightly structured digital collections present the published record of the past? The Mellon Foundation is supporting a year-long study of this problem.

We are particularly interested in the interaction of core technologies (e.g., converting page images to text, managing multiple languages and especially historical languages, and converting full text to machine actionable data) and humanities domains such as classical, early modern and English language studies. We welcome thoughtful contributions on any key issue: subscription vs. open access and/or open source, personalization and customization, new publications that build upon access to large, stable collections, new groups of contributors building Wikis or other community driven systems; the development of new services (e.g., machine translation, automatic bibliographic databases, dynamically generated timelines and maps). All submissions should consider possible implications for three audiences: those already engaged in a given area of the humanities, academics looking to work with a broader range of primary sources (e.g., using machine translation to explore Renaissance Latin), and members of society as a whole, both in the United States and abroad, who will have unprecedented access to the published record of humanity.

Papers should address one or more of the following audiences: computer and information scientists conducting research with potential application in the humanities; digital librarians, both commercial and academic; funders investing in a digital infrastructure for the humanities; professional academics conducting teaching and research; members of the general public exploring the record of humanity.

Abstracts (up to 800 words) due December 15. (This deadline has been extended to include results from the “Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science:WHAT TO DO WITH A MILLION BOOKS?? (Nov 5-6, 2006:

Abstracts will be made available for public discussion January 15 with key submissions invited to be developed into full papers due April 1, 2007 for discussion at a workshop at Tufts University, May 22-24, 2007.

For further information, contact

For further background:

11th International Congress “Cultural Heritage and New Technologies” – call for papers

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Cultural Heritage and New Technologies
(Workshop 11 „Archäologie und Computer“)
Oktober 18th– 20th, 2006
City Hall of Vienna, Austria– Wappensaalgruppe

Why document and analyse Cultural Heritage with modern technologies?

with Symposia:

“Cultural Heritage- Funding and New Technologies” (in cooperation with ARGE Donauländer Niederösterreich)

“Bedeutung, Gefährdung und Schutz von kirchlichen Kulturgütern” (in Kooperation mit der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Kulturgüterschutz, sowie kirchlichen Institutionen)

Call for papers
Submission Of Abstracts
Participants intending to present a talk are requested to submit an abstract electronically by using of by May 22, 2006 (Deadline)

The abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific committee!
Notification of Speakers: June 5, 2006

Dear colleagues,

for some of you the Easter holidays will start soon, a couple of you will celebrate Eastern one week later, some of you will have in the next days Passah or a couple of you will have some other holidays. I am very sorry that I am not able to listen all the holidays, which will be in the next days.

Maybe you will find an hour or more in these days to think about the possibility of a lecture at the 11th International Congress “Cultural Heritage and New Technologies”. We are waiting for your abstract.

All the topics are online now

You are planing a project in the near future? You are searching for partners? For the first time we will organise a session called “Project-Exchange”. There you can present your project and find partners. If you are interested please send us a short statement about your project (200-300 words) and we will put it on our homepage immediatly – “autonomous” from the “Call for papers”.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Urban Archaeology of Vienna like to send you the best wishes and we hope that we can welcome the most of you – as speakers, with a poster, with a project, exhibitors or as participants.

Please forward this email also to interested colleagues.

See you in Vienna

Wolfgang Börner

Magistrat der Stadt Wien
Magistratsabteilung 7 – Kultur
Referat “Kulturelles Erbe” – Stadtarchäologie
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 5/1, A-1080 Wien
Tel. 0043 (0)1 4000 81176
Fax: 0043 (0)1 4000 99 81177

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Quoted from the site:

Publisher: Department of Classics, Princeton University

The Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics is a collaborative project of the Classics Department of Princeton University and the Classics Department of Stanford University. Its purpose is to make the results of current research undertaken by members of Princeton and Stanford Universities in the field of classics available in advance of final publication.

Working Papers are pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews. Papers posted on this site are in progress, under submission, or in press and forthcoming elsewhere. Although, as far as we know, this is the first Working Papers series in the field of Classics, such series are very common in other academic disciplines.

Is this really as unique as they make out? Sounds a familiar concept, but then I may just be thinking of the many individual scholars who do this sort of thing with their own papers…

BMCR calls for reviewers of electronic publication projects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

BMCR editors Richard Hamilton and James J. O’Donnell reflect on the paucity of reviews of electronic publications, in BMCR and elsewhere:

… we have not sustained a community of practice around serious reviews of web-based publications.

This is a concern for the scholarly world as a whole in two regards. First, there are more and more very high quality and quite serious scholarly works that appear in digital form; second, many observers and participants in the scholarly communication world argue strongly for Open Access publication — that is to say, publication whose costs are defrayed in some way other than by user charges. A freely accessible web publication done to appropriate technical standards is the ideal in that regard…

But if it is true that reviewers are so strongly enticed by the prospect of a free book or a free CD that absent such an enticement they are unwilling to come forward, then we will soon be at an impasse, as more and more important material becomes available in a form unsusceptible to the enticement of reviewers. Now the future of reviewing itself is a subject of interest to us … we are for now convinced that the first and most obvious way forward is to insure that serious scholarly work, however published, gets serious scholarly reviews.

To that end, this message is designed to elicit our traditional BMCR volunteers on the usual terms.

It’s hard for me to believe that the absence of a tangible quid pro quo (e.g. a book or a CD) has much to do with the lack of people willing to review electronic publications in venues such as BMCR. I suggest that this has more to do with fairly widespread ignorance with regard to best practices, mainly because there are still very few practitioners who have walked the walk and know whereof they speak.

Personal anecdote: when BMCR published a review of Penelope M. Allison, Pompeian Households: An Analysis of the Material Culture, the reviewer had essentially nothing to say regarding the enormous online dimension to the publication (involving lookups to a hefty relational database, parameterized web pages built on the fly from xml source files, etc.). I was troubled by this, so I wrote to the reviewer privately in an effort to elicit a more substantive evaluation of what we had done well or badly in that respect. My query met with no response. So here was a case in which BMCR had an opportunity to do a thorough review of scholarly work with a major electronic component, but instead the editors chose to publish an incomplete and quite frankly incompetent review that simply ignored the electronic scholarship, as if it didn’t even exist. A missed opportunity, to say the least.

By the way, on the subject of the BMCR: an RSS 2.0 feed for the site would be a very welcome enhancement!

Digital Humanities Quarterly

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Call for Submissions
Digital Humanities Quarterly

Submissions are invited for Digital Humanities Quarterly, a new
open-access peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Alliance of
Digital Humanities Organizations and the Association for Computers
and the Humanities. Submissions may be mailed to A web submission form will also be
available soon.

We welcome material on all aspects of digital media in the
humanities, including humanities computing, new media, digital
libraries, game studies, digital editing, pedagogy, hypertext and
hypermedia, computational linguistics, markup theory, and related
fields. In particular, we are interested in submissions in the
following categories:

• Articles representing original research in digital humanities
• Editorials and opinion pieces on any aspect of digital humanities
• Reviews of web resources, books, software tools, digital publications, and other relevant materials
• Interactive media works including digital art, hypertext literature, criticism, and interactive experiments. A separate call for submissions is also being issued for this area.

Submissions in all categories may be in traditional formats, or may
be formally experimental. We welcome submissions that experiment with
the rhetoric of the digital medium. We encourage the use of
standards-based formats, but over time we will work to accommodate a
wider range of media types and experimental functions.

Submissions may be of any length. All submissions will be peer reviewed.

For submission guidelines, please visit In
particular, please note the new DHQauthor schema, a TEI-based schema
for authoring, available for download together with stylesheets and
documentation at

For further information, and to contact our editors, please visit

Julia Flanders
Wendell Piez
Melissa Terras

General Editors, DHQ


Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

The 7th Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference:
‘Literatures, Languages and Cultural Heritage in a digital world’

Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, UK
Thursday 29 June – Saturday 1 July 2006

ABOUT CLiP (more…)

CAA 2006

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Are any classisicts planning to be attend the following?

34th Annual Meeting and Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA2006– Fargo April 18-21, 2006.

The Conference Organizing Committee for CAA2006 invites you to participate in the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).

You can participate in the conference by submitting an abstract for a paper presentation, symposium, poster, workshop, or roundtable panel. Or, simply attend the conference, with its open and cordial atmosphere, to learn more about new developments in computer applications and quantitative methods, and to meet and talk with international colleagues.

About CAA
CAA is an international organization with the goal expanding fruitful communication between archaeologists, computer scientists, and mathematicians. The annual CAA conference provides the premier venue for the presentation and dissemination of studies on state-of-the-art and advanced computer technologies useful in the study of, preservation of, and access to archaeological resources. The conference also attracts museum specialists, graphic artists, geographers, physical anthropologists, design professionals, and more. The theme for CAA2006 is Digital Discovery: Exploring New
Frontiers in Human Heritage.

Conference Topics
Conference papers (long and short forms), symposia, posters, workshops, and roundtable panels are welcome on any topic pertinent to CAA. Topics to be covered at the conference include but are not limited to the following.

* Virtual Reality Modeling: Site and Architecture Modeling; Augmented and Immersive Environments; Game Engines.
* Simulations and Complex Modeling: Paleoenvironments; Predictive Modeling; Artificial Intelligence.
* 3D Data Capture, Manipulation, and Analysis: Object Modeling (laser, CT, photogrammetry, etc.); Object Reconstruction (pottery, bone, etc.); Computer Aided Shape Analysis.
* Field Applications: Software; Hardware; Wireless Applications; GPS Applications; Geo-Archaeology.
* Remote Sensing: Subsurface Prospecting; Low and High Altitude Sensing.
* Mapping and Spatial Technologies (GIS and others): Intra-site; Region and Beyond; Terrain Mapping.
* Informatics: Databases; Digital Libraries, Archives, Portals; Data Mining; Standards and Best Practices; Internet Applications; Multimedia Presentations.
* Education: Classrooms; Museums; Other Informal (digital videos, audio tours, TV, etc.); Remote Learning.
* Cultural Heritage Resources Management: Heritage and the Public (tourism, public trust, etc.); Professional Heritage Management.
* Bio-Archaeology and Human Biological Heritage: Osteological and Fossil Studies; Mummy Studies; Forensics; Anthropometry; Genetic/Population Modeling
* Quantitative Applications: Statistical Analyses; Mathematical Modeling; Predictive Modeling.
* Archaeometry: Chronology; Provenance Studies.
* Maritime Archaeology: Data Capture; Nautical; Underwater Sites.
* Theoretical Issues: All Topic Areas
* Other Topics

Important Dates
Deadline for symposium proposal submission: December 1, 2005
Deadline for early registration: January 2, 2006
Deadline for abstract submission:January 2, 2006
Papers, Roundtable Panels, Workshops, Posters, and 3D Virtual Reality Presentations
Deadline for sponsorship signup: February 1, 2006
General Conference, Exhibit Space, Attendance Fellowships,

3D Virtual Reality Presentation

CAA2006 Fargo will have a room designated for 3D stereo projection of virtual worlds. This is a rare opportunity for those working in 3D VR to show their models, and we encourage all who have produced virtual worlds to submit your work, or some part of it.

Presentation Guidelines for more information

More Information

To register for the conference and to submit an abstract, please
visit the conference website at.

To stay abreast of conference news and developments, sign up for
the CAA2006 Mailing List.

For questions or comments related to the CAA2006 conference, please
send e-mail to:
info at www dot caa2006 dot org.

For questions about renting a vendor booth at the CAA2006
Technology Expo, or sponsoring a conference event, please send
e-mail to: sponsors at www dot caa2006 dot org

View this document on-line.

We look forward to meeting you at CAA2006 in Fargo, ND.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Clark
Chair, CAA2006 Fargo
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
(701) 231-6434

CFP: Wikis: Unsettling the Frontiers of Cyberspace

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

From Humanist–deadline approaching.

Call for Papers

Wikis are without a doubt one of the most interesting and
radical of the new writing media available to the wired
society, yet they also one of the most misunderstood. Many of
us know of them only by encounters with “that wacky website
anybody in the world can edit,” the (in)famous Wikipedia, that
is showing up more and more in our students’ works cited
lists. For others, wikis represent the incarnation of the
openness, decentralization, and collaboration dreamt of by the
Internet’s founders. For those of us in the computers and
writing community, wikis represent a fertile field for
rhetorical analysis and one of the richest opportunities for
teaching writing in the classroom.

The time has come for an edited collection of essays on wikis
entitled The Wild, Wild Wiki: Unsettling the Frontiers of
Cyberspace. Editors Matt Barton and Robert Cummings would like
to invite you to submit your thoughts for a volume on the
theory, politics, future, and application of wikis for
teachers of college composition (and beyond). These essays
will be organized into the following three categories:

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Inaugural International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation 2005

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

University of Abertay Dundee
Thursday 10th November 2005

Colloquium announcement and call for papers

In November, the University of Abertay Dundee in conjunction with the Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust will host the Inaugural International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation in its newly-opened Cultural Centre.

The colloquium will run alongside an International Exhibition of Digital Heritage and Preservation, featuring exhibits from, amongst others, the Universities of Stanford and Venice. The event will provide stimulating presentations from a broad range of cultural sectors and will give delegates the opportunity to hear presentations from five leading figures in the field.

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals: 31st August 2005

The colloquium committee invites proposals for papers on any area of digital heritage or preservation, and from all cultural sectors: museums, libraries, archives, archaeological monuments and sites, live performances, exhibitions and of course, the World Wide Web.

In particular we welcome proposals that seek to comment on applications of digital technology to the protection of heritage resources (including the virtual recreation of lost resources), or which apply cross-disciplinary thinking to heritage and preservation. Possible topics for consideration include, but are not restricted to:

Digitising cultural heritage
Augmented reality
Digital libraries and digital documents
Virtual architecture and construction
Applications of music technology to heritage preservation
3D modelling and animation
Digital photography
Web and audiovisual archiving
Haptic interfaces and blurring the real-virtual boundary
Displaying virtual and intangible exhibits
Digital technology and curatorship
Working models and case studies
Interdisciplinary perspectives

Individual presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in duration. Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of not more than 250 words. Deadline for submission is 31st August 2005. Decisions will be notified in early September 2005. Finished papers for inclusion in the on-line proceedings should be 3000-4000 words in length and should be received by 15th October 2005.

Proposals should be sent to:
Dr. Kenny McAlpine
University of Abertay Dundee
Kydd Building, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1382 308600
Fax: +44 (0)1382 308627