Conference Theme

Smart Data ╳ Digital Humanities

Meeting Dates

2020

12/01 (Tue.) – 12/04 (Fri.)

About the Conference

Since its first meeting at the end of 2009, the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH) has utilized its yearly theme and programming agenda to collaboratively investigate ways to integrate modern information technology into the exploration of the traditional humanities field, and to furthermore exceed the limitations in humanities research put in place by more conventional data and topics. We have polished our scholarship over the past decade. As the Chinese idiom goes, “It takes ten years to sharpen a sword” – and we are ready to cut a path into new frontiers in the second decade of our endeavor. The Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures will be the host of the 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2020). We hereby invite all scholars to join us in this great undertaking.

Facing the ascendance of digital humanities as a rapidly flourishing field, this year’s conference will continue examining the many aspects of research in digital humanities. In addition, the theme of this year’s conference will be “Smart Data ╳ Digital Humanities.” We call on scholars to pool their knowledge to explore how we can convert massive quantities of disparate data preserved in digital archives, by means of the latest technological developments in semantic web and artificial intelligence, to enable large databases to serve not only as data silos passively searched by researchers, but to go further and become able to actively respond to researchers’ queries and ideas, providing knowledge graphs that dynamically link people to answers. In short, structuring data to make it more usable.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to gather for in-person discussion may be impacted. Therefore, this year’s conference will be carried out through live online video conferencing technology. We welcome all those who share an interest in the development of digital humanities research to partake in our mutual exchange of knowledge across the online cloud. Together, we will reflect on the many possibilities explored and yet to be explored on the future horizons of digital humanities.

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the following aspects of smart data and digital humanities:

    1. Development of Theory in Digital Humanities and Smart Data-related Fields
      • Digital humanities-related fields, including: research data management, data visualization
      • Information science-related fields, including: AI, big data, smart data, linked data
      • Data modeling structures, including: ontologies, classification systems
    2. Digital Humanities Research and Smart Data Management and Distribution
      • Research data integration models, management workflows, data compatibility formats
      • Digital document infrastructure
      • Data cleaning methods
      • Search models and database models
      • Distribution, maintenance, and digital publication
    3. Digital Humanities Research and Smart Data Processing and Analysis
      • Digital humanities research and smart data exploration technology
      • Smart data calculation tools
      • Analysis methods for digital humanities research and smart data
    4. Foundational Equipment and Systems
      • Open source tools for digital humanities research
      • Smart data machine calculation models, data processing frameworks
      • System frameworks and hardware required to process smart data
    5. Cases of Smart Data Applied to Digital Humanities Research
      • DH history and philosophy cases
      • DH social issue investigations
      • Research data distribution services
      • DH cross-domain / industrial application cases
    6. Extending the Field of Digital Humanities Research and Smart Data
      • Data provider cooperation models
      • Information security measures
      • Data application ethics
      • Researchers' approaches to research

Submission Guidelines

  • Paper abstract, poster abstract, or panel proposal - showcasing impactful scholarship.
  • Make all submissions online at: https://conference.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/dadh2020/sub
  • Paper Submission Instructions.pdf
  • Format requirements:
    • Paper abstract: 1,000 – 3,000 words
    • Full paper: 10-15 pages
    • Poster abstract: 500 – 1,500 words
    • Panel proposal: at least 1,500 words (The proposal should provide an overview and the abstracts of 3-4 papers)
  • Submission languages: Chinese, English
  • Submission Template: Chinese version.pdf English version.pdf
  • Submissions evaluated for this conference must be original and should not have been published previously.

Post-Conference Publication

After the conference, authors are invited to revise and submit their papers for review. After review, papers will be included in the Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities published by the Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities. See future announcements regarding important dates and formatting for publication.

Important Dates

2020/07/31 (Fri.) Paper abstracts / Poster abstracts / Panel proposals due   GMT+8
2020/09/30 (Wed.) Acceptance notifications sent out
2020/10/15 (Thu.) Full paper submissions due   GMT+8
2020/12/01 (Tue.)-12/04 (Fri.) Conference

News

2020-09-09

Online Registration Begins

2020-08-28

Paper Review Extended

2020-07-13

Call for Papers Deadline Extension

2020-05-22

Call for Papers

2020-05-22

Conference Website Launch

Committee

Organizers

  • Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities

Co-Organizers

  • Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
  • Digital Humanities Research Center
  • Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
  • Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
  • Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
  • Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
  • Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
  • Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Conference Preparatory Committee

Chair

  • Hsi-Yuan CHEN | Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures

Honorary Chair

  • Jieh HSIANG | Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Taiwan University; Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University

International Program Chairs

  • Che-Chia CHANG | Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica; Deputy Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Chung-Hsin LI | Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of History, National Changhua University of Education

Advisory Board (Alphabetical order)

  • Kuang-Hua CHEN | Professor, Department and Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
  • Shu-jiun CHEN | Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Executive Secretary, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Ping-Tzu CHU | Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University
  • Jieh HSIANG | Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Taiwan University; Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University
  • Hsueh-Chi HSU | Distinguished Research Fellow & Director, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
  • Jen-Jou HUNG | Associate Professor & Library Director, Department of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts
  • Hao-Ren KE | Distinguished Professor & Library Director, Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Ling-Ling LIEN | Research Fellow & Deputy Director, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
  • Fu-Shih LIN | Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Advisor, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Chao-Lin LIU | Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University; President, Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities
  • Yuan-Ju LIU | Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy
  • Hsin-Min WANG | Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica; Deputy Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Mi-Cha WU | Director, National Palace Museum

Local Organizing Committee

  • Hsi-Yuan CHEN | Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Hsin-Min WANG | Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica; Deputy Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Che-Chia CHANG | Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica; Deputy Director, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures
  • Shu-jiun CHEN | Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Executive Secretary, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures

Past DADH Conferences

DADH2019

DADH2009

1st International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2009 December 01-02

Organizer: National Taiwan University

DADH2010

DADH2010

2nd International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2010 November 29-30

Organizer: National Taiwan University

DADH2011

DADH2011

3rd International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2011 December 01-02

Organizer: National Taiwan University

DADH2012

DADH2012

4th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2012 November 29-30

Organizer: National Taiwan University

DADH2014

DADH2014

5th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2014 December 01-02

Organizer: Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University

DADH2015

DADH2015

6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2015 November 30-December 02

Organizer: National Taiwan University

DADH2017

DADH2017

8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2017 November 30-December 01

Organizer: National Chengchi University

Conference Proceedings
DADH2018

DADH2018

9th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2018 December 18-21

Organizer: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

Conference Proceedings
DADH2019

DADH2019

10th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities

2019 December 03-06

Organizer: National Taiwan Normal University

Samples from the Digital Collections

The collections used on this conference’s cover image are from the Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, the Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures (ASCDC)’s Cyber Island, and the Open Museum platform. Learn more below:

Collection-Solanum seaforthianum Andrews

Collection: Solanum seaforthianum Andrews

Common names: Brazilian nightshade

Scientific Name: Solanum seaforthianum Andrews

Collector: Herbarium, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei (HAST)

Picture Taken From: Open Museum, ASCDC

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Collection-(top) “Amphibious Battle” Bronze Vessel, Decorative Design – Naval Battle

Collection: (top) “Amphibious Battle” Bronze Vessel, Decorative Design – Naval Battle

Collector: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Picture Taken From: Museum Of The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

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Collection-(bottom) “Amphibious Battle” Bronze Vessel

Collection: (bottom) “Amphibious Battle” Bronze Vessel

Collector: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Picture Taken From: Open Museum, ASCDC

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Collection-(Taiwan) A Boat of the Yami of Orchid Island

Collection: (Taiwan) A Boat of the Yami of Orchid Island

Author: Shunichi SASAKI

Publisher: Seibanya

Collector: Lafayette College Libraries

Picture Taken From: Open Museum, ASCDC

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Collection-Ren'ai Township, Nantou County – Dusk at Mount Hehuan

Collection: Ren'ai Township, Nantou County – Dusk at Mount Hehuan

Collector: Shi-xian YE

Digital Object Collector: Cyber Island, ASCDC

Picture Taken From: Cyber Island, ASCDC

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Collection-構樹線繪圖─金門植物誌

Collection: Flora of Kinmen – Sketch of Paper Mulberry

Author: Flora of Kinmen

Collector: Taiwan Encyclopedia of Life

Picture Taken From: Open Museum, ASCDC

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Collection-Jiali Jintang Temple Xiaolong Incense Festival

Collection: Jiali Jintang Temple Xiaolong Incense Festival

Collector: Ming-Hsun WU

Digital Object Collector: Taiwan Popular Religion Digital Audio & Video Platform

Picture Taken From: Open Museum, ASCDC

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Contact Us

11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2020)

Email: dadh2020@asihp.net

TEL: (02)-2652-1885 # 313