Call for Papers: The Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Conference 2022

Call for Papers:

Abstract deadline: 1 May
Paper submission deadline: 11 June
Date of the conference: 25 June
Submission form

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Conference 2022 will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In 2021, we switched from a Twitter conference format to a full-day Zoom event, dedicated to the discussion of digital research methods. 

This year the focus of the virtual conference will be “Infrastructures” in the context of digital humanities in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We invite papers to discuss how digital humanities research and data are organized, stored and shared; what are the considerations behind starting and coordinating DH projects; and what could institutions do to accommodate such projects.

As such, we will prioritize submissions that address one of the following topics:

  1. Databases
    Topics include, but are not limited to: Tutorials, discussion of emerging projects, construction and limitations, and decolonization of databases.
  1. Institutional organisation of/around DH.
    Topics include, but are not limited to: Institutional support and organisation of DH projects, teaching digital skills, their role in the academic job market.
  1. DH research design
    Topics include, but are not limited to: Structuring DH research, new methods and questions.
  1. Switching to digital research in the pandemic
    Topics include, but are not limited to: Overcoming the limitations of travel bans, gaining remote access, digital ethnography as a critical method, digital versus physical archives.

Submission

Please submit your 250-word abstract here by May 1, 2022. If selected, presenters will submit a draft of their paper (no more than 5 double spaced pages, or in PowerPoint format) by June 11th.

Format

The conference will be held in Zoom on June, 25/26 (we will finalise the program in later stages, depending on the location of presenters). 

Each presenter will be allocated a 20-minute time slot. After each session, there will be time for some Q&A and discussion. Please note that the event will be recorded, and will be made available for online sharing pending presenters’ consent. 

Enquiries

Questions can be forwarded to the Digital Orientalist’s conference organisers either through email (digitalorientalist@gmail.com) or DM on Twitter (@DigiOrientalist).

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