Monday, January 23, 2012

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference

The Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference: Building, Mapping, Connecting, will be hosted by the Australian National University in Canberra, 28-30 March 2012.

The program includes:


  • Social Network; Online Community: What’s the Difference? (Cynthia Witney, Leesa Costello, Lelia Green)
  • Structural Linearity and the Hierarchy of Online Discussion Participation (Sora Park)
  • (Dis)connecting the Community: Barriers to Online Participation (Julie Freeman)


  • Pacific DH: Building Pedagogy in Aotearoa / New Zealand (James Smithies)
  • Capacity, Curriculum, Content: Teaching Digital Research Methodologies – a Case Study (Deb Verhoeven)DocuDoc: Documentary as a PhD Delivery Format in the Social Sciences (Garry Sturgess)
  • Using Linked Data to Build Large-Scale e-Research Environments for the Humanities(Toby Burrows)
  • How Linked is Linked Enough? (Steven Hayes)
  • As Curious An Entity: Building Digital Resources from Context, Records and Data (Michael Jones, Antonina Lewis)
  • Rapture and Resistance: Students’ Use of eBook Readers in University Literature Courses (Kate Douglas)Implementing Situated Learning of Japanese Traditional Culture in 3D Metaverse (Mitsuyuki Inaba, Michiru Tamai, Koichi Hosoi, Ruck Thawonmas, Masayuki Uemura, and Akinori Nakamura)
  • Teaching Classical Languages in the New Millennium (Janette McWilliam)
  • Social Presence in E-learning (Luke Strongman, Polly Kobeleva)


  • Community Connections – the Renaissance of Local History (Lisa Murray)
  • Inside the Bureaucracy of White Australia (Tim Sherratt)
  • Pancake History? (Paul Turnbull)


  • Detecting Stylistic Differences in Collaborative Writings: Random Forests + Burrows’ Delta on Dickens, Collins, and their Co-Authored Texts (Tomoji Tabata)
  • True Love: Category Romance by the Numbers (Jack Elliott)
  • A Pilot Analysis of Textual Variants Based on TEI-encoding (Maki Miyake)
  • Memory Layers: Revealing Life Writing Patterns Through Text-Mining (Josh Wodak)
  • An Online Database of Stage Directions in English Restoration Plays (Tim Keenan)
  • The Mind of a Murderer and the Meanings of a Murder: The Potential and Limits of Text Encoding and Computational Analysis (Carolyn Strange, Josh Wodak, Ian Wood)
  • Sanskrit and Old Javanese e-Texts on the Web – Project Report (Andrea Acri)


  • Images of the Modern Vampire: An Investigation into Tools for Multimodal Data (Lisa Lena Opas-Haenninen, Jacqueline Hettel, Tuomo Toljamo, Tapio Seppaenen)
  • The Real Online: Database Documentary (Stuart Dinmore)
  • Mapping the Movies (Richard Maltby)


  • Language and Life Stages (Elizabeth Spencer, Alison Ferguson, Hugh Craig)
  • Annotating Spoken Language Data: Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in the AusNC (Simon Musgrave, Andrea Schalley, Michael Haugh)
  • Automatic Extraction of Topic Hierarchies Based on WordNet (Gerhard Brey, Jose Miguel Vieira)
  • Crowd-Sourcing Semantic Tags on 3D Museum Artefacts (Chih-hao Yu, Jane Hunter)
  • Optimizing Crowdsourcing Websites to Increase Volunteer Participation / A Case Study: What’s On the Menu? New York Public Library (Donelle McKinley)
  • Using Web 2.0 to Make New Connections in Community History: A South Australian Case Study (Pauline Cockrill)
  • Why Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth? Exploring Resistance to Crowdsourced Resources among Historians (Mia Ridge)
  • A History of Aboriginal Sydney (Peter Read, Suzana Sukovic)
  • Virtually There: A Progress Report on the Virtual Sydney Rocks, an Immersive and Interactive Virtual Heritage Resource (Kit Devine)
  • Blogging the Past: Recreating History and Creating Community in Bound for South Australia 1836 (Margaret Anderson, Darren Peacock)
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics in Australian astronomy and Space Science (Alice Gorman, Gavan McCarthy, Harvey Butcher)


  • The Screenshot as Virtual Photography, Digital Tool and Media Object (Christopher Moore)
  • Archaeological Photography; The Silent Witness (Bob Miller)
  • Spectral Resemblances and Elusive Connections: A Practice-led Research Dialogue between Poetry and Digital Imagery (Paul Hetherington, Anita Fitton)
  • Modeling an Open Publishing Community in the Humanities: Open Humanities Press and New Collaborative Practices in Scholarly Publishing (Sigi Jottkandt, David Ottina, Paul Ashton, Shana Kimball)
  • Transforming Communication in Textual Scholarship: Open Annotation for Electronic Editions (Anna Gerber, Roger Osborne)


  • Memoradic Narrative: An Approach to Digital Storytelling (Janet Marles)
  • Transmedia Storytelling as a Form of Practice Led Research (Emma Keltie)
  • Communal Dining: Identity, Support and Connection in the Food Blogging Community (Jennifer Lofgren)
  • The Online Identity: Towards a Hermeneutic Phenomenological Approach (Kim Barbour)


  • Mapping the Past in the Present (Andrew Wilson)
  • Reading the Text, Walking the Terrain, Following the Map: Do We See the Same Landscape? (√ėyvind Eide)
  • Putting Harlem on the Map (Stephen Robertson)
  • POSTER SESSION 1. PANEL: Fieldwork in the Digital Humanities(Nick Thieberger, Linda Barwick, Simon Musgrave, Steven Jampijinpa Patrick, Aaron Corn, Stephen Wild, Sally Treloyn, Stephan Spronck)2. PANEL: The Printers’ Web: New Tools to Crack Old Chestnuts(Sydney Shep, Meghan Hughes, Polly Cantlon)

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