School of Humanities and Social Science and Centre for Greater China Studies, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
(Call for Papers) International Conference on Digital Representation and Research in Art, Humanities and Culture 13-14 November 2020 (Friday – Saturday), Hong Kong
With the advent of digital technologies and their applications, the humanities disciplines that are traditionally text based have been reconceived in newer relations and newer modes of representation. Such new representations make it possible to probe the hidden connections behind large sets of data and reconfigure them in temporal and spatial dimensions that are unnoticed before. The use of digital technologies also helps uncover the visual and interactive nature of the hidden connections. Put simply, it is the digital database that has demonstrated its power in uncovering new relations and in presenting new images.
The revolutions digital representations have brought about are not limited to new modes of representation, they also are capable of showing new connections in relations. All such changes demand new research methodologies that look at data beyond texts. When text representation is replaced by images and when connections are supplemented by database generated relations, what will be the role of critical interpretations? What will remain to be done in close reading? New research methodologies in digital humanities have posed questions that challenge not only data management, data curation, text encoding and extraction, but also new conceptions of critical interpretation. How are these problems handled in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America?
Submissions of individual papers and panels are welcome but not limited to the following topics:
(1) Digital Art, Image and Visualization of Culture
(2) Digital Archives and Museums
(3) Digitization and Simulation in Spatial History
(4) Literature in Digitized Forms
(5) Problems of Representation in Digitization of Humanities
(6) Humanistic Education in the Digital Age
(7) Human Language in the Digital Age
(8) Human Subjectivity in the Digital Age
(9) Digital Humanities in Asia
(10) Social Media in the Digital Age
(11) Performing Arts in the Digital Age
(12) Gamification in Culture and Education
(13) Digital Culture and Interactive Games
(14) Intermedia Art and Digital Performance
(15) Digital Database, Data Curation and Image Analysis
(16) Digital Humanities in the Greater China Region
(17) Digital Humanities in the Publishing Industry
Kwok-kan Tam, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Lang Kao, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Paul K Y Fung, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Shiru Wang, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Muk Yan Wong, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
John K W Yuen, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Sunny S K Lam, The Open University of Hong Kong (in personal capacity)
Kaby W S Kung, The Open University of Hong Kong (in personal capacity)
Anna W B Tso, The Open University of Hong Kong (in personal capacity)
David K M Yip, The Open University of Hong Kong (in personal capacity)
Rebekah S H Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University Library
Joanne Chow (Secretary), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Centre for Greater China Studies
The Centre for Greater China Studies (CGCS) aims to enhance interdisciplinary research that highlights the rise of China and its impact on the rest of the world. The CGCS has two major objectives. First, it serves as a research platform to formulate and promote Greater China studies at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). Its second objective is to facilitate academic exchange and cooperation between local and international scholars.
Please send proposals to
Centre for Greater China Studies
Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin
Language of the Conference
English will be the official language of the conference. There may be one or two panels in Chinese.
Selected papers will be published in book form by Springer. Please follow the MLA style (8th edition with in-text citation) when submitting the full paper.
Participants are expected to take care of their own travel expenses. A limited number of travel subsidies are available to scholars. Applicants should indicate in their submission whether they would like to be considered for funding support. Selection is based on comprehensive review of the applicant’s profile, including but not limited to the quality of the accepted abstract and the financial need of the applicant. Registration fees may be waived for qualified applicants.
Dates of Conference 13-14 November 2020
Submission of Paper Proposals (250 words) Before 1 July 2020
Announcement of Acceptance Before 1 August 2020
Submission of Full Paper Before 18 October 2020