Yearly Archives: 2011

dhd founding ‘unconference’

Posted on December 15, 2011 by admin in Conference

The VolkswagenStiftung has granted generous financial support for the inaugural “unconference” aimed at establishing a German regional association “Digital Humanities Deutschland”. This founding meeting will be held at the University of Hamburg on 17 July 2012 in conjunction with the DH 2012 and will conclude immediately prior to its opening.

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sneak preview

Posted on December 10, 2011 by admin in Conference,Hamburg,Venue

Are you tired of reading? Do you need a break? Why not enjoy an informative short film about the University of Hamburg to learn more about your host and the venue for DH2012 – the video can be found here. The sequence from 00:10 – 00:30 shows the University’s main building where the DH conference will be held.

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digital diversity

Posted on December 5, 2011 by admin in Conference

Take a glimpse at how digital tools can raise awareness for cultural and lingual diversity: we’ve fed the Call for Papers for the DH2012 to a multi-lingual word cloud generator that cycles through all the possible combinations across eight languages. The output can be seen here.

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hotels in the heart of hamburg

Posted on November 3, 2011 by admin in Hamburg,Venue

Call us optimistic early-birds but we have blocked a large contingent of reservations for conference members at several hotels nearby the campus. An online booking form will be available soon, for more information, click here. The university campus is situated right in the heart of Hamburg.

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submission record

Posted on November 3, 2011 by admin in Conference

The call period for papers is now closed, as the deadline of November 1st, Midnight GMT, has passed. We are delighted to announce a total close to 400 proposals for the Digital Humanities conference 2012 in Hamburg were received. This might set a new record in DH history. Thank you all for your submissions!

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dfg funding for dh2012

Posted on October 26, 2011 by admin in Conference

We’re delighted to announce that the German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded a  generous conference grant in support of the DH 2012.  Among other, the grant will enable us to award bursaries to international students willing to assist us as conference helpers.  Details on the scheme will be posted in due course.

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multi-lingual word clouds

Posted on October 22, 2011 by admin in Conference

Below is a multi-lingual pair of word clouds generated from the DH2012 Call for Papers in EnglishGermanFrenchItalianSpanishNorwegianHungarian and Japanese. The multi-lingual word cloud generator is an early prototype of the German-Canadian EXPLOIT project (funded by the ALLC), that seeks to explore the use of text analysis tools in a multilingual and multicultural context. For more information on EXPLOIT please contact Stéfan Sinclair (stefan.sinclair at or Chris Meister (jan-c-meister at

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translations of cfp

Posted on October 18, 2011 by admin in Conference

The theme of the DH2012 is ‘Digital Diversity: Cultures, languages and methods’ – ADHO’s Multilingual & Multicultural Committee and a team of volunteers have already put it into practice and translated the Call for Papers.  A big “thank you” to everyone who helped!

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