The Centre for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) – in collaboration with DARIAH, CLARIN and Michael Culture Association – calls for abstracts for its conference held on 27–31 May 2018. Researchers of the social sciences and humanities all experience changes in their chosen fields as everyday scholarly practices become more and more digital. Digital humanities – as a new inter-discipline – plays a vital role in promoting this shift. In addition, it serves as a new medium that connects the various more-or-less independent disciplines we call(ed) humanities.
This new 'unity' in the digital medium – a medium that was not designed to be used by scholars – takes place in a variety of ways: via digital cultural heritage aggregation, via using international data standards, mark-up languages, technologies like linked open data, or by applying widely used CMS and repository software. Standardised data transfer has its undeniable benefits, nevertheless, the process certainly re-writes not only disciplinary borders and hierarchies but scholarly communication and knowledge transfer at large. The unstoppable curiosity of the new digital methodologies and the urge to reflect on their influence theoretically is the dual drive that has motivated us in triggering this conference series.
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