CFP for International Conference: Digital Literary Studies : May 14-15, 2015

International Conference: Digital Literary Studies
Date: May 14-15, 2015
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Portugal

‘Digital Literary Studies’ is an international conference exploring methods,
tools, objects and digital practices in the field of literary studies. The
digitization of artifacts and literary practices, the adoption of computational
methods for aggregating, editing and analyzing texts as well as the development
of collaborative forms of research and teaching through networking and
communication platforms are three dimensions of the ongoing relocation of
literature and literary studies in the digital medium. The aim of this two-day
conference is to contribute to the mapping of material practices and
interpretative processes of literary studies in a changing media ecology.

We invite researchers to submit papers and posters on projects concerned with
the digital reinvention of literary studies.

Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:
-computational literary analysis (macro analysis, data mining, distant reading,
topic modelling; visualization, corpora);
-digital philology (electronic editions and archives, textual databases);
-computational literary creation (automatic generation of text, textual
instruments, kinetic texts, locative narrative, etc.);
-the teaching of literature in a digital context;
-peer review and open access (new practices of collaboration, dissemination,
transfer and validation of knowledge production).

The ‘Digital Literary Studies’ conference will take place at the School of
Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra on May 14-15, 2015.

Paper and poster proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2015 through EasyChair
We also welcome panel proposals (three presenters per panel). All paper proposals must be between
1500 and 2000 words (including references). Authors should provide name,
contact details, and institutional affiliation, as well as title, abstract, and
keywords for their paper. Authors will be notified of the peer review results
by February 15, 2015. Proposals can use any of the following languages:
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Selected articles resulting
from the conference papers will be published in a special issue of the journal

For additional updated information, please check the conference website

The Organizing Committee may be contacted via the e-mail

Keynote Speakers
Florian Cramer (Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland)
Paulo Franchetti (Unicamp – Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)

PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature (FCT PhD Programme)
No Problem Has a Solution: A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (research
project PTDC/CLE-LLI/118713/2010)
Research Group “Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature”
Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra (CLP)

Realizing Lessons of the Last 20 Years

Realizing Lessons of the Last 20 Years: A Manifesto for Data Provisioning & Aggregation Services for the Digital Humanities (A Position Paper)
Article by Dominic Oldman, British Museum, London; Martin Doerr, FORTH-ICS, Crete; Gerald de Jong, Delving BV, Barry Norton, British Museum, London and Thomas Wikman, Swedish National Archives

From D-Lib Magazine

J U L Y / A U G U S T   2 0 1 4
Volume 20, Number 7/8

Kings College London MA Digital Humanities offer holder webinar, 2014

Digital Humanities is a discipline born from the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance research in disciplines such as History, Literature, Languages, Art History, Music, Cultural Studies and many others. Digital Humanities has a very strong practical component as it includes the concrete creation of digital resources for the study of specific disciplines, while at the same time having a strongly theoretical basis.

Skype Open Days 2014

Next date: 12-2pm Wednesday 26 February

If you have academic questions about our MA Digital Humanities programme, please sign up to one of our Skype Open Days. If you would like a 15-minute slot, please email with your name, your skype id, the country you are currently located in and the date of the open day.

Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

CFP DATeCH international conference – Madrid

DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. – See more here

For additional information, please visit or send an email to

Target audience

The workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together participants engaged in the following areas:

  • Text digitization and OCR.
  • Digital humanities.
  • Image and document analysis.
  • Digital libraries and library science.
  • Applied computational linguistics.
  • Crowdsourcing.
  • Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:

  • OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.
  • Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
  • Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
  • Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
  • Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).
  • Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in digital humanities.
  • Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
  • Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in digital humanities.
  • Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.
  • Data created with mobile devices.
  • Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
  • Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and born digital scholarly data resources.

Hackathon in Lithuania 2013

The first cultural heritage and digital humanities orientated hackathon in Lithuania!
Inspired by: EUROPEANA and DARIAH
Organizators: Vilnius University Faculty of Communication (VUFC) and Vilnius University Library (VUL)
Partners: M. Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (NLL) and “Dizi
Sponsors: Vilnius University (VU) and “Asseco Lietuva“.

Date: 4-5th of April, 2013
Venue: National Open Access Scholarly Communication and Information Center, Address: Saulėtekio av. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania (Foursquare)

Hack4LT is a two-day event intended to stimulate the collaboration between Humanities’ scholars and software developers. Its aim is targeted towards the technology driven experimentation with an existing EUROPEANA data sets connecting various kinds of digitized cultural heritage resources from the European museums, libraries, archives, etc. Free access to these resources stimulates a broad public interest in the European culture and challenges cultural institutions to seek new ways of engaging people, as well as to develops tools in this space. Furthermore, because of the richness of EUROPEANA collection and the nature of a preserved digital content it is considered to be a valuable data source for the researchers of the Digital Humanities and enhances digitally-enabled research in this area.
Hack4LT seeks to bring together software developers, coders, computing enthusiasts and researchers in order to hack on EUROPEANA data. Participants are encouraged to try out their ideas for creative re-use of the EUROPEANA content and to build an applications showcasing the social and scholastic value of open cultural data. Therefore ideas should focus on two thematic areas:

needs of the general public
needs of the Humanities’ scholars
The best prototype in each category will be awarded with 500 EUR prize.

Registration: event is for free, only registration is needed. Please send an email to giving some basic information about yourself. Registration is open till the 31st of March.

Further information and details can be found here: VUFC website: (in Lithuanian), (in English), or VUL website (in English)

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Digital Humanities Officer in Belfast

Position: Digital Humanities Officer
School/Department: Information Services
Reference: 13/102468
Closing Date: Friday 15 February 2013
Salary: £30,424 – £39,649 per annum (including contribution points)
Anticipated Interview Date: Thursday 28 March 2013
Duration: Two years

JOB PURPOSE: To be responsible to the Head of Special Collections and Archives for a range of duties involving design, development and implementation of computer tool sets to facilitate digital scholarship in the Humanities.

Further details here.

Deirdre Wildy
Head of Special Collections & Archives
The McClay Library
Queen’s University of Belfast
10 College Park