CFP: Digital Humanities Writing for Latin America

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Call for Papers
May 11, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The Programming Historian invites members of the Spanish-speaking scholarly community to a 3-day writing workshop, Digital Humanities Writing for Latin America at the University de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), 1-3 August 2018. This unique writing workshop will bring together researchers from across the humanities to write digital humanities tutorials that address the needs and scholarly agenda of researchers from Latin American and the Hispanic world. These will be the amongst the world's first Spanish-language digital humanities tutorials to be shared with a global audience.

Participants will work closely with editors at The Programming Historian to learn about technical writing, grant writing, and digital humanities publication venues. Substantial time is also set aside for a writing. By the end of the third day it is expected that participants will have a draft tutorial to be submitted for peer review at The Programming Historian en español.

We are grateful to the British Academy for financial support that allows us to offer up to 15 travel bursaries + hotel to participants from the following regions:

  •     2* Central America (£700 each)
  •     2* Caribbean (£700)
  •     2* Southern South America (£700)
  •     2* Northern South America (£500)
  •     4* Colombia (£125)
  •     3* Elsewhere in the world (£700)

We welcome applications from Spanish-speaking and Latin American humanities scholars of all stages of their career. We especially encourage early career scholars and graduate students to apply. Interested persons should email a 2-page CV and a 250-word description of a digital humanities tutorial that they would like to write at the workshop to the following email: The description should outline the scope of the lesson, why it is important for other scholars to learn the skill, and why you would make a good person to write it.

Topics for the lessons can be but are not limited to the following:

  •     Digitization, cataloguing and metadata
  •     OCR, classification and annotation
  •     Data management and manipulation
  •     Mapping methodologies
  •     Distant reading and text analysis
  •     Digital publishing

Informal questions can be sent to Maria-José Afanador-Llach (Faculty of Arts and the Humanities, Universidad de los Andes) or Adam Crymble (Department of History, University of Hertfordshire)

Deadline: May 11, 2018.

About the partners of the event:
British Academy
Masters Degree Programme in Digital Humanities, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Departament of History, University of Herfordshire, England

The Programming Historian:
The Programming Historian is the world's flagship source for learning and teaching digital research methods. The Programming Historian en español publish novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of editors, writers, and readers. Since launching in 2012, the project has attracted 1,300,000 users around the world. The Programming Historian en espanol was launched in 2017, and has seen a 1,000% increase in visitors from Spanish-speaking countries in its first year. This is our first event in Latin America and we hope you will join us.

Contact Info: 

Maria José Afanador-Llach, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and the Humanities, University of los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia