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AAHD 2016 : Digital Humanities. Local Constructions in Global Contexts First International Conference of the Argentine Association of Digital Humanities (AAHD)


When Nov 7, 2016 - Nov 9, 2016
Where Buenos Aires, Argentina
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2016
Categories    digital humanities   humanities   technology

Call For Papers

The Argentine Association of Digital Humanities/Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales (AAHD) invites researchers, professors and students to participate in its International Conference: Digital Humanities. Local Constructions in Global Contexts, to be held at Centro Cultural General San Martin in Buenos Aires, 7-9 November, 2016.
Digital Humanities are a growing scientific field in Europe and North America. In the Hispanic world, Digital Humanities are still a heterogeneous group of initiatives that articulate different cultural heritages. However, they are gradually being incorporated into the university curriculum and research activities across different disciplines and communication channels. This adaptation of the Digital Humanities into Humanidades Digitales has led to the development of different research lines and to the construction of a plural and dynamic community that puts theories, practices and new objects in circulation, not only inside the Academy but also in outlying areas and through new ways of organization. Thus, global guidelines intersect with local conditions, leading to new experiences that are steadily defining the field.
We invite the scholarly community in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences to join this first international conference on the subject in our country. Journalists, makers, programmers, computer scientists are also welcome to attend. The aim is to discuss the characteristics both of global and local Digital Humanities.

1. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Social, cultural, economic, institutional, historical and ideological aspects of Digital Humanities.
● Geopolitics of Digital Humanities: global, local and glocal.
● Research in Humanities through digital media, data mining, software studies, design and information modeling, academic digital publishing, big data.
● New theoretical perspectives, new items and new practices in Humanities and Social Sciences.
● How we read in the digital age.
● Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities: use, creation and preservation.
● Emerging technologies: 3D printing and robotics.
● Digital art, architecture, music, film and theatre, new media, digital games, and other related areas.
● Digital Humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula.
● Social and new media.
● Digital libraries, digital corpus and databases.
● Debates on open access.

2. Types of proposals
a) 15-minute paper presentations.
b) We also accept proposals regarding other activities such as two-hour/four-hour workshops on the use of tools or digital resources, and proposals for research groups wishing to coordinate a specific activity of two or four hours formats (round table, panel discussion or workshop) or more formats (workshop + round table, workshop + panel discussion).

3. Registration and abstract submission
The deadline to submit proposals is June 1st, 2016. Abstracts must be sent via our online system at Acta Academica, (see Envíos de resúmenes). Admitted applicants will be notified on July 4th, 2016.
Short paper presentation abstracts should have a maximum length of 300 words. Title and five keywords have to be included. Abstracts for workshops, round tables and panel discussions should have a maximum length of 750 words. Title and five keywords have to be included.
The languages of the conference are Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Registration for attendees who do not submit papers will be done through the conference email address. An email with name and institution must be sent to

4. Fees
National participants $400 / International participants U$S 100 / National students (both undergraduates and graduates) $250 / International attendees US$ 50
Free for national attendees.

5. Collaboration bursaries
If you are a student and you want to receive one of six bursaries for the conference, please specify in the body of your abstract, using no more than three or four lines, what motivates you to participate in the Conference and what Digital Humanities are for you.
The AAHD will offer six bursaries that will cover the Conference fee for undergraduate or graduate students who submit a presentation as long as they commit to collaborate actively with the organization of the event both in the previous weeks and during it .

6. About Us
The Argentine Association of Digital Humanities (AAHD), founded in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an open community whose main purpose is to promote research in the field of Digital Humanities, in the intersection of theory and practice, and from a plural and transdisciplinar point of view, exchanging ideas, methods and approaches put into practice by its members: professors, researchers, students coming from different institutions and areas.
More information in our website: or through our email

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