AIUCD 2017 Conference & 3rd EADH Day (24-28 January 2017)

CfP: EADH Day 2017

CfP: 3rd EADH DAY, Sapienza University Roma January 25, 2017

The third annual European Association for the Digital Humanities Symposium (EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Conference of the Associazione Informatica Umanistica e Culture Digitali (AIUCD, Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Cultures) which will take place at the University Sapienza of Roma from the 24th to the 28th of January 2017. The 3rd EADH day will take place on Wednesday January 25, 2017.

The objective of EADH days is to raise awareness for DH research activities beyond the regional conference context. The format of EADH day is designed to facilitate exchange and networking initiatives among European DH research communities and in particular to foster the participation of early career scholars to local DH conferences around Europe.

The 3rd EADH Day will be articulated in two main sessions. The morning session is theme oriented; it will be opened by a keynote speech given by an affirmed scholar in the EADH community and will hopefully be closed by a lively and open debate to which all the delegates can participate. This year theme is:

“Diversity, multiculturalism and theoretical foundations of DH: how big can the tent be?”

The 3rd EADH day will be opened by a keynote speech by Barbara Bordalejo, Assistant Professor at Leuven University and member of EADH executive board.

The afternoon session is open to any relevant subject in DH such as recent research developments, key topics of interest to the digital humanities community, project or tool presentations.

Participants may contribute directly to the EADH Day in both sessions:

  1. Through presentations of a 10 minute lightning talk
  2. Through the proposal of a challenge for participants to address during the event. Challenges can be presented in creative ways: round tables with respondents and / or speakers / audience sharing the stage in turns, multimedia presentations, short sketches, students’ projects, are only some of the formats which come to mind.

Participants wishing to present lightning talks should provide a 500 words abstract of the presentation in English which will be made available online prior to the event. Challenges should take the form of an open question (e.g. ‘How do we teach Digital Humanities?’ ‘What is the social resonance of Digital Humanities?’, ‘What is the contribution of Digital Humanities to collective memory and public history?’ etc.), with one or two paragraphs of text justifying its significance.

Proposals must be submitted via AIUCD 2017 ConfTool (https://www.conftool.net/aiucd2017/) by the 15th of December 2016. Lightning talks and challenges will be selected by an EADH panel.

Presentation of a lightning talk or a challenge is not a requirement to particpate and anyone may register to attend the event via the http://aiucd2017.aiucd.it/ website.

Participation in the 3rd EADH Day is free of charge for registered participants of AIUCD 2017. For people who only choose to take part in the 3rd EADH Day fees are as follows:

  • Members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs € 10
  • Non members of EADH AOs / ADHO COs € 30

Information on how to become a member of EADH are available at https://eadh.org/about/membership. Information on membership for COs and AOs can be found on their respective web sites.

EADH-day bursaries

In order to facilitate the participation of early career scholars to the EADH Day, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH), offers 5 bursaries of 300 EUR for young scholars presenting a talk at the 3rd EADH Day, which will take place at the Sapienza University of Roma on Wednesday 25 January, 2017.

Conditions of eligibility

As the objective of EADH days is to raise awareness for DH research activities beyond the regional conference context and to facilitate exchange and networking initiatives among European DH research communities, participants from countries other than Italy will have priority in the allocation of the bursaries. Participants whose journey is supported by their department / institution should not apply.

Applications can be submitted via ConfTool together with the abstract of proposals for the EADH Day, uploading a PDF file including: (1) a max one-page CV, (2) a short motivation letter which explains benefits from attending and individual contribution to the EADH Day.

Selection of the bursary winner and award of the bursary

The bursary winners will be chosen among the participants whose contribution to the EADH Day was accepted and who have registered for the EADH day or the EADH Day and the AIUCD 2017 conference. Selection criteria are (a) the quality of the abstract, especially its originality and innovation potential (scholarly, technical or methodological), and (b) the evidence of need for support provided in the motivation letter. Preference is given to members of EADH, of an EADH Associate Organisation or of an EADH Partner Organisation.

Awardees are expected to deliver a report (in the form of a blog post) at the latest two weeks after the 3rd EADH Day.

Bursary winners will be notified on the 10th of January 2017. They will be awarded the bursary during a prize allocation ceremony that will take place at the end of the EADH Day on Wednesday January 24. Questions regarding the bursary can be addressed in French Italian or English to: aiucd2017@aiucd.it.