Conference: Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
8-9 October, 2015

Keynote Speakers
Maria Clara
Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
Professor of Philology and Portuguese Language at the University of Sao Paulo

Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen
Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America


Presentation: Discussion about the role of the Humanities in academia and society has a long history. The confluence of this debate with the changes brought about by digital technology is not new either: one cannot speak of “new technologies” for the Humanities when many researchers turned to digital methods at least four decades ago, in disciplines as diverse as Linguistics, History or Literary Studies. However, the impact of the recent discourse linked to Digital Humanities has led to interesting developments in research in the Humanities. Indeed, networks amongst researchers have been boosted in a way never seen before, bridges between the Humanities and other Sciences have been built, and disciplinary barriers within the Humanities have been broken. The Conference “Digital Humanities in Portugal” aims precisely to stimulate these intersections, opening up a forum for discussion and sharing of research results or ongoing projects in this field of knowledge. Although one of the aims of the conference is to bring together researchers working in Portugal or on Portuguese subjects, we welcome contributions from other geographical areas and on other subjects. It is also our aim to showcase Digital Humanities projects from Europe and elsewhere, and thus foster mutual knowledge and network development.

General themes: The Conference “Digital Humanities in Portugal” calls for papers or posters that demonstrate or discuss the potential of Digital Humanities for interdisciplinarity in the Humanities and with other fields of knowledge, as well as for the production of more accessible and open knowledge. Papers will be organized into six thematic sections:

  • Space: Exploration of geo-referenced data in the Humanities
  • Corpora: Collecting, annotating, and searching large volumes of textual information
  • Virtual worlds: Recreation and exploration of human environments (present and past)
  • Digital edition and preservation: Digital critical editions and heritage preservation
  • Visualizations: Building visual interpretations of data in the Humanities
  • Tools: Presentation and discussion of software applied to the Humanities

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