RDHum 2019

University of Oulu, August 14-16, 2019

Digital resources and technology are used more and more within the humanities and the social sciences. Researchers in digital humanities gather, administer and share rapidly accumulating digital resources. They also need various research methods and tools in working with these resources. The conference Research Data and Humanities (RDHum) seeks to gather researchers around these themes. In addition to researchers, we invite teachers, graduate and postgraduate students as well as other interested parties to participate and to contribute.

RDHum 2019 is jointly organised by the University of Oulu and the University of Jyväskylä, in collaboration with FIN-CLARIN and Kielipankki, The Language Bank of Finland. The event is the first in the series of conferences taking place every other year in one of the universities within the FIN-CLARIN Consortium. The first RDHum Conference is hosted by the University of Oulu where the Oulu Corpus, a comprehensive digital research resource at the time, was collected and compiled 50 years ago. The working languages in the conference are Finnish, Swedish and English.

We invite the following types of submissions:

  1. Abstract for a presentation (10 min + 5 min for discussion, or 20 min + 10 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words. For a short presentation, the abstract must indicate the research question, the data and methods used (and preliminary results). A short presentation is recommended for presenting new and developing methods or other work in early stage. We also encourage students to contribute. For a long presentation, the abstract must indicate the research question, the data, the methods, and the results.
  2. Abstract and a short paper for a presentation (10 min + 5 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words and a short paper (4-8) pages. The abstract must indicate the research question, the data and methods used, and preliminary results. Accepted short papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. Please note that the submission deadline is identical for both the abstract and the short paper.
  3. Abstract and a long paper for a presentation (20 min + 10 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words and a long paper (8-12) pages. The abstract must indicate the research question, the data, the methods and the results. Accepted long papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. Please note that the submission deadline is identical for both the abstract and the long paper.
  4. Proposal for workshop or tutorial.
    In addition to presentations and posters, the conference offers a venue for workshops and tutorials. The workshops address a particular topic within the general theme of the conference, whereas tutorials can deal with specific types of resources, software or methods. Workshops and tutorials can also be designed with specific interest groups in mind, such as degree or postgraduate students. The chair of the workshop or tutorial is to submit an abstract (500 words) introducing the proposed topic, the aim of the event and the expected audience by December 31, 2018. The list of accepted workshops and tutorials will be announced on the website of the conference. After this, submissions to the workshops or tutorials can be made following further instructions.

Important dates

  • Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials: 1.12.-31.12.2018
  • Acceptance of proposals for workshops and tutorials: 15.1.2019
  • Submission of abstracts, short papers and long papers: 16.1.-28.2.2019
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts, short papers and long papers: April 2019
  • Submission deadline of publication ready texts: 9.6.2019
  • Conference: 14.-16.8.2019

 

Plenary speakers

  • Anna Cermakova, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
    Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham
  • Arja Kuula-Luumi, Development Manager
    Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
  • Veronika Laippala, Associate Professor
    University of Turku

 

For more information, please send an inquiry to: RDHum2019 [AT] oulu.fi

 

 

Viimeksi päivitetty: 12.10.2018