Call for Papers: Datafication

A central aim of 4Memory is to spark a thorough evaluation of the nature of digital data and how they have the potential to change the methods of historically oriented humanities disciplines. Our Task Area 5 (Data Culture) has a primary responsibility for encouraging reflection upon and the (re)use of research data (and corresponding digital methods) and fostering a distinct data culture in our community.

That’s why we are working together with the German Historical Institute Washington and several other partners (the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), the Chair of Digital History at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and the Department of History at Stanford University) to present the conference “Datafication in the Historical Humanities: Reconsidering Traditional Understandings of Sources and Data” (December 9-11, 2021) at the GHI.

The conference is as of now being planned as an on-site event, with contingency plans being developed in case this should turn out not to be possible.

The conference’s call for papers can be viewed here.

Paper proposals will be accepted until 1 April 2021 through the online portal specified in the CfP.