(Call for Papers) International Conference on Digital Representation and Research in Art, Humanities and Culture, 13-14 November 2020 (Friday – Saturday), Hong Kong

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Location: 
China
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Humanities, Social Sciences

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

                                                                                                

Organizing Committee

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

Hong Kong

 

Email: cgcs@hsu.edu.hk

 

Language of the Conference

English will be the official language of the conference. There may be one or two panels in Chinese.

 

Publication

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.

 

Financial Sponsorship

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

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