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CRIHN 2018 Symposium: Rethinking Digital Humanities
  • 25 October

    [ 09:00 ]

    CRIHN 2018 Symposium: Rethinking Digital Humanities

    Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences  Université de Montréal

  • [ 09:00 ]

    Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences  Université de Montréal

CRIHN 2018 Symposium: Rethinking Digital Humanities

During the World Open Access Week, the CRIHN will celebrate its five years with an international conference on “Rethinking Digital Humanities / Thinking Digital Humanities Anew” under the direction of Emmanuel Chateau-Dutier, Enrico Agostini-Marchese, Cecily Raynor and Michael E. Sinatra. The conference will be held at the Carrefour des Arts et Sciences at the Université de Montréal.
Proposals (500 to 750 words) for 20 ‘presentations or posters will be received until 13 July 2018 via our online form. (The results will be communicated by the end of July.) Several student mobility grants are available.
Plenary Speakers:
Eric Gidal (Full Professor, University of Iowa, USA); Anatoliy Gruzd (Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship and Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Canada); Fatiha Idmhand (Full Professor, University of Poitiers, France); Elika Ortega (Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, USA); Marcello Vitali-Rosati (Canada Research Chair in Digital Writing and Associate Professor, University of Montreal, Canada)
Since 2013, the CRIHN has been thinking through various projects with the following two objectives that motivate this first international conference:
In terms of practices: draw up an inventory of existing experiences by inventorying the strengths and weaknesses of tools and platforms; experiment with the use of excavation and visualization tools; integrate these tools into ongoing and developing projects;
At the theoretical level: to understand the impact of digital technology on the process of production and circulation of knowledge; define new reading / writing models for the humanities; deploy new content validation devices and foster new relationships between researchers, scientific communities and society.
With the change of media, publication methods, mechanisms of visibility, access to information and circulation of content, it is the whole of our relationship to knowledge that is challenged. It is now part of a circular dynamic closely associating production, circulation and validation of knowledge.
The call for papers for the conference “Rethinking the Digital Humanities / Thinking the Digital Humanities Anew” is based on the three axes of CRIHN’s scientific programming built around the fundamental question of the transformation of the humanities by the digital humanities:
Axis 1: Production – Digital Writing and Editorialization
Axis 2: Circulation – Digitization and recontextualization
Axis 3: Validation – Legitimization of contents
We are soliciting communication 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 topics:
  • electronic editions;
  • transformation of scholarly scientific publications;
  • 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.
A selection of papers will be published. The first in the form of a special issue in English of the Canadian electronic journal Digital Studies / Le domaine numérique (journal available for free access) for ten articles. The second is a collection of essays in French which will be proposed in the collection “Digital Pathways” 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 at McGill University); Michael E. Sinatra (Professor of English Literature at the University of Montreal and Founding Director of CRIHN).