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ACH-ALLC 99 CFP (UVa, Charlottesville, Virginia)

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Call for Papers: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/cfp.html
 
    Association for Computers and the Humanities
    Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
 
    Joint International Conference of the ACH/ALLC in 1999:
 
    Digital Libraries for  Humanities Scholarship and Teaching
 
    JUNE 9-13, 1999
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
 
 
The ACH and ALLC invite submissions of 1,500 to 2,000 words on any
aspect of humanities computing, defined broadly as the use of computing
methodologies in humanities research, teaching, or archives.
 
The ACH and the ALLC have held joint conferences, alternating between
North America and Europe, for the last 18 years. This conference is the
premier forum for presenting innovative work in the humanities that
makes use of computing methodology.
 
The conference welcomes work across the humanities disciplines,
including (but not limited to) languages and literature, history,
philosophy, anthropology, and art history; the creative arts, such as
creative writing, art and music; cultural studies and anthropology;
computational linguistics and corpus linguistics.
 
We encourage submissions from scholars, teachers, librarians, museum
professionals, editors, and publishers involved in the creation,
maintenance, delivery, and use of digital information. We especially
encourage submissions from those new to the ACH and the ALLC.
 
Recommended characteristics of submissions:
 
In the interests of fostering lively debate, we invite:
 
   * sessions or papers which illuminate (or incite) debates within
     a field of humanities computing
 
   * papers which situate projects with respect to current debates and
     previous work, or explore the theoretical ramifications of new
     developments
 
   * sessions which dramatize methodological differences, or which explore
     a variety of approaches
 
Suggested topics for submissions:
 
   * significant issues of creation, representation, discovery, delivery,
     teaching, management and preservation of digital resources relevant to
     the humanities
 
   * hypertext, markup, text corpora, statistical models, linguistic text
     analysis, humanities computing as a discipline
 
   * the role of humanities computing in undergraduate and graduate
     training, and institutional support for humanities computing
 
   * analytical discussions of software applications and implementations
     for teaching humanities content, and evaluations of such uses
 
Deadlines:
 
     Submission of paper/panel: December 1, 1998
 
     Notification: February 1, 1999
 
     Submission of Posters/Demos: January 7, 1999
 
     Revisions of accepted papers for the Conference Proceedings: May 1,
     1999
 
Format of Proposals
 
Proposals may be of four types:
 
     papers
     panel sessions
     posters
     software demonstrations
 
The type of submission should be specified in the header of the proposal.
 
Papers
 
Proposals for papers (1,500 words) should take into consideration the
recommended characteristics for submissions, above. Individual papers
will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.
 
Proposals should describe original work. Those that concentrate on the
development of new computing methodologies should make clear how the
methodologies have been or might be applied to research and/or teaching
in the humanities, and should include some critical assessment of the
application of those methodologies in the humanities. Those that
concentrate on a particular application in the humanities should cite
traditional as well as computer-based approaches to the problem and
should include some critical assessment of the computing methodologies
used. All proposals should include conclusions and references, and
should indicate a familiarity with previous work in the area.
 
Paper proposals are due: December 1, 1998
 
Panel Sessions
 
Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:
 
1. Three papers on a topic, either exploring it in depth, or presenting
   differing views on it. The panel organizer should make sure the
   session schedule leaves room for discussion. The session organizer
   should submit a 500-word statement describing the session topic, plus
   1,000-word abstracts for each paper, and indicate that each author is
   willing to participate in the session;
 
     or
 
2. A panel of four to six speakers on a topic. The speakers should either
   present different facets of the topic or they should introduce a
   debate on it. In either case, the panel organizer should make sure
   that there is enough time left for discussion among the panelists and
   the audience. The panel organizer should submit an abstract of 1,500
   words describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the names
   of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is willing to
   participate in the session.
 
Panel Session proposals are due: December 1, 1998
 
Posters and Demonstrations
 
Poster presentations and software and project demonstrations (either
stand-alone or in conjunction with poster presentations) are designed to
give researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results,
significant work in progress, well-defined problems, or research that is
best communicated in conversational mode.
 
By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more interactive
than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the opportunity to exchange
ideas one-on-one with attendees and to discuss their work in detail with
those most deeply interested in the same topic. Each presenter is
provided with about 2 square metres of board space to display their
work. They may also provide handouts with examples or more detailed
information. Posters will remain on display throughout the conference,
but a block of time separate from paper sessions will be assigned when
presenters should be prepared to explain their work and answer
questions. Specific times will also be assigned for software or project
demonstrations.
 
Proposals for posters and demos should be about 750 words long, and
should indicate the type of hardware, if any, that would be required if
the proposal were accepted. These proposals should also include an
indication of the relation of this research to previous and related
work.
 
Poster and Demo proposals are due: January 7, 1999
 
Format of Submissions
 
All submissions must be sent electronically, either by email to
 
                           [log in to unmask]
 
with the subject line " Submission for ALLCACH99", or through the web at
 
               http:/www.stg.brown.edu/ach99/submit
 
Please pay particular attention to the format given below. Submissions
which do not conform to this format may well be returned to the authors
for reformatting, or may not be considered if they arrive very close to
the deadline.
 
All submissions should begin with the following information:
 
TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, panel session, poster or software
demonstration.
 
TITLE: title of paper, panel session, poster or demo
 
AUTHOR: name of first author (used for contact purposes)
 
AFFILIATION: of first author
 
E-MAIL: of first author
 
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
paper or session
 
CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author or organizer for
panel session proposals
 
FAX NUMBER: of first author
 
PHONE NUMBER: of first author
 
If submitting a paper, poster or demo proposal, give the additional
following information:
 
AUTHOR: name of second author
 
AFFILIATION: of second author
 
E-MAIL: of second author (repeat these three headings as necessary)
 
If submitting a panel session proposal consisting of three papers,
please include, at the start of each participant's section, the title of
the paper and the name, affiliation and email of each author. All panel
sessions, even if consisting of three papers, will be treated as a unit.
 
Proposals should take the form of ASCII or HTML files. Where necessary,
a header should indicate the combinations of ASCII characters used to
represent characters outside the ASCII or ISO 8859/1 range. Notes, if
needed, should take the form of endnotes rather than footnotes.
 
Those who submit abstracts containing graphics and tables are asked to
fax a copy of the abstract in addition to the one sent electronically.
 
Faxes should be sent to: (1) 804-982-2363
 
The cover page should reproduce the header from the electronic
submission.
 
Equipment Availability
 
Mac or PC computers with internet connections, and LCD projectors, will
be provided for each conference session, and for poster sessions, as
required.
 
If you require special software, we recommend that you bring that
software on your own laptop computer, and allow time before your session
or demo to test-drive the LCD projector.
 
If you wish to bring data on standard media (floppy disk, CD, Zip or
Jazz drive), but do not require special software to be installed, simply
let us know what your requirements are, and we will make the necessary
equipment available. If you have questions or requirements not covered
above, please let us know.
 
Publication
 
A book of abstracts will be provided to all conference participants. In
addition, abstracts will be published on the conference web page at
 
                 http://www.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/
 
A selection of papers from the conference will be published in Computers
and the Humanities, a Kluwer journal.
 
International Program Committee
 
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Program Committee. Members of that committee are:
 
     Elizabeth Burr, Gerhard-Mercator-Universitat GH
     John Dawson, University of Cambridge
     Julia Flanders, Brown University
     Elli Mylonas, Brown University (Program Chair)
     Mark Olsen, University of Chicago
     Thomas Rommel, University of Tubingen
     David Seaman, University of Virginia
 
Local Organizers:
 
     The Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
     http://etext.lib.virginia.edu
 
     The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University
     of Virginia
     http://www.iath.virginia.edu
 
     The Instructional Technology Group, University of Virginia
     http://www.itc.virginia.edu/itcweb/support/instruction/intech.html
 
Bursaries
 
As part of its commitment to promote the development and application of
appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing will award up to five bursaries of up
to 500 pounds sterling each to students and young scholars who have
papers accepted for presentation at the conference. Applicants must be
members of ALLC. The ALLC will make the awards after the Program
Committee have decided which proposals are to be accepted. Recipients
will be notified as soon as possible thereafter. A participant in a
multi-author paper is eligible for an award, but it must be clear that
s/he is contributing substantially to the paper.
 
Applications must be made to the conference organizer. The deadline for
receipt of applications is the same as for submission of papers. Full
details of the bursary scheme, and an on-line application form, will be
available from the conference web site.
 
Other opportunities for the subvention of travel and registration, for
students and for those from developing nations, may become available
after this announcement: please check regularly at the conference web
site.
 
Location
 
The conference will be held at the University of Virginia, in
Charlottesville, Virginia, a little over one hundred miles south of
Washington D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For more
information on facilities, excursions, travel, and housing, please check
the conference web site:
 
                 http://www.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/
 
Further Information
 
Queries concerning the goals of the conference or the format or content
of papers should be addressed to:
 
                             [log in to unmask]
 
***************************
 
David Seaman, Director           804-924-3230 (phone)
Electronic Text Center           804-924-1431 (fax)
Alderman Library                 email: [log in to unmask]
University of Virginia           http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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