The Centre for Digital Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) has released a call for abstracts for its second annual conference, which will take place in Budapest from September 25th–27th, 2019. DH_Budapest_2019’s focus this year is on theories and practices of distant reading, which may be of interest to librarians and library staff who have experience in conducting or supporting such research. The CFP specifically mentions digital literacy and digital pedagogy as topics of interest in addition to more obviously computational approaches to distant reading.

From the call for proposals:

The term distant reading (i.e. using computational methods of analysis for large collections of texts) is meant here in a general sense: regardless of genres and disciplines on the side of the used or built corpus, and regardless of computational methods adopted or developed during the research. We encourage speakers to present their work where innovative, sophisticated, data-driven, computational methods play a key role in a scientifically relevant research.

We invite submission of abstracts on subjects from a variety of fields related to digital humanities and social sciences concerning but not limited to the topics below:

  • corpus building using markup languages
  • automatic and manual corpus annotation
  • named entity recognition (NER) and named entity linking (NEL)
  • wikification, wikiDATA linking
  • stylometry, authorship attribution
  • vector spaces and neural networks as distant reading tools
  • network modelling, prosopographical networks
  • distant reading of historical sources
  • digital literacy, digital pedagogy