Conference on Computational Humanities Research 2024

Conference on Computational Humanities Research 2024, Dates: 4-6 December 2024, Location: Center for Humanities Computing, Aarhus University
Call for Papers:
Submission deadline: July 8, 2024

In the arts and humanities, the use of computational, statistical, and mathematical approaches has considerably increased in recent years. This research is characterized by the use of formal methods and the construction of explicit, computational models. This includes quantitative, statistical approaches, but also more generally computational methods for processing and analyzing data, as well as theoretical reflections on these approaches. Despite the undeniable growth of this research area, many scholars still struggle to find suitable research-oriented venues to present and publish computational work that does not lose sight of traditional modes of inquiry in the arts and humanities. This is the scholarly niche that the CHR conference aims to fill. More precisely, the conference aims at

1. Building a community of scholars working on humanities research questions
   relying on a wide range of computational and quantitative approaches to
   humanities data in all its forms. We consider this community to be
   complementary to the digital humanities landscape.
2. Promoting good practices through sharing “research stories”. Such good
   practices may include, for instance, the publication of code and data in
   order to support transparency and replication of studies; pre-registering
   research design to present theoretical justification, hypotheses, and
   proposed statistical analysis; or a redesign of the reviewing process for
   interdisciplinary studies that rely on computational approaches to answer
   questions relevant to the humanities.

### Topics of interest

We invite original research papers from a wide range of topics, including -- but not limited to -- the following:

- Applications of statistical methods and machine learning to process, enrich and analyse humanities data, including new media and cultural heritage data;
- Hypothesis-driven humanities research, simulations and generative models;
- Development of new quantitative and empirical methods for humanities research;
- Modeling bias, uncertainty, and conflicting interpretation in the humanities;
- Evaluation methods, evaluation data sets  and development of standards;
- Formal, statistical or quantitative  evaluation of categorization / periodization;
- Theoretical frameworks and epistemology for quantitative methods and computational humanities approaches;
- Translation and transfer of methods from other disciplines, approaches to bridge humanistic and statistical interpretations;
- Visualisation, dissemination (incl. Open science) and teaching in computational humanities.
- Potential and challenges of AI applications to humanities research.

### Venue

The 2024 edition of the Computational Humanities Research conference will be hosted by the Center for Humanities Computing, Aarhus University ( The conference will be a hybrid event with an option to attend in person in Aarhus, virtually, or a combination of the two. More details will follow soon.

### Important dates

- Submission deadline: July 8, 2024

- Notification to authors: September, 2024

- Final papers ready: October, 2024

- Conference: December 4 - December 6, 2024

- Pre-Conference workshops: December 3, 2024

### Submission types

**Long Papers**: up to **5000** words (ca. 10 pages, references, abstract and
   tables/illustrations excluded). Long papers report on completed, original and
   unpublished results. Brevity of argument is preferred. We welcome the use of
   appendices or other supplementary information.

**Short Papers**: up to **3000** words (ca. 6 pages, references, abstract and
   tables/illustrations excluded). Short papers report on focused contributions,
   and may present work in progress. Short papers are presented either as short
   oral presentations or posters.

**Lightning Talks**: Submit an abstract of up to 750 words (excluding references,
   tables and illustrations) to give a 5 minute presentation during a lightning
   talks session. This format can be well suited for reporting work in progress,
   introducing ideas, preliminary results, or focused question-answer research.
**Workshops**: up to **1500** words. Workshops should be organised to be more
   interactive than the main conference. The workshops will take place before the
   conference, on 3 December. Workshop proposals should describe:

  - the aims and set up of the workshop,
  - the academic background for the work,
  - proposed length (e.g. half day or full day),
  - an outline of the day, including the types of activities,
  - the expected key outcomes,
  - a short bio of each organiser or presenter, including their name, affiliation, email address
  - a plan for promoting the workshop to draw participants.

### Submission Details

See the full Call for Papers: