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CALL FOR PAPERS

Important Dates:

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:

November 30, 2023

Notification of Acceptance:

December 15, 2023

Workshop Dates:

February 28 – March 1, 2024

We are pleased to extend an invitation to our forthcoming international workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

This event, funded by Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft (DFG) brings together scholars from diverse fields, including history, digital humanities, and computer science, to delve into the fascinating world of historical textual analysis enabled by "big data" approaches.

Workshop Objectives:

This workshop seeks to:

  • Leverage Digital Humanities: Discuss how digital humanities tools (ex. social network analysis, natural language processing, handwriting recognition, named entity recognition, or topic modeling) can be employed to extract valuable insights from vast historical corpora.

  • Dive into a Wealth of Digitized Sources: Immerse in a wealth of digitized resources, unveiling priceless insights concealed within.

  • Promote Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Foster a rich exchange of ideas and methodologies to enhance our understanding of subaltern agency within the colonial context.

  • Forging Links between De/Colonial Studies, Subaltern Protagonism and Global Methods: Intertwine the realms of colonial studies and subaltern protagonism through interdisciplinary conversations. 

 

Key Themes:

  • Digital Humanities in Action: Demonstrate how digital tools can transform unstructured historical records into meaningful insights about the past.

  • Heritage and Memory: Explore innovative ways to promote the right to information and preserve the cultural heritage.

  • Historical Databases: Discuss different collections of historical data

  • Harnessing Machine Learning for Data Extraction: In order to analyze the wealth of historical corpora, which are predominantly unstructured and semi-structured textual records, we aim to discuss new methodologies and adapt existing machine learning tools. This includes techniques such as handwriting recognition, named entity recognition (NER), and topic modeling.

  • Subaltern Agency: Understand how subaltern groups attributed meaning to their actions and interactions within the complex colonial administration.

  • Resisting Colonial Oppression: Explore various strategies of resistance, including political practices, identity re-articulations, and cultural movements.

We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to join us in Rio de Janeiro.  We eagerly invite you to submit your abstracts and proposals that resonate with the core themes of the workshop. We encourage submissions that illuminate fresh perspectives, innovative methodologies, and thought-provoking insights. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and accompanied by a brief CV showcasing your expertise.

Please submit your abstract and CV to project.imperial.commoners@gmail.com by November 30, 2023. Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Selection and Presentation:

Our committee will meticulously review the submissions and select the presentations that align most closely with the workshop's objectives. If your submission is chosen, you will have the opportunity to share your research, ideas, and insights with a diverse audience of experts.

 

Important Dates:

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023

Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2023

Workshop Date: February 28 – March 1, 2024

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