Conference: "Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age"

5 Nov 2014

School of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA-New University of Lisbon, October 8-9, 2015


Discussion about the role of the Humanities in academia and society has a long history. The confluence of this debate with the changes brought about by digital technology is not new either: one cannot speak of “new technologies” for the Humanities when many researchers turned to digital methods at least four decades ago, in disciplines as diverse as Linguistics, History or Literary Studies. However, the impact of the recent discourse linked to Digital Humanities has led to interesting developments in research in the Humanities. Indeed, networks amongst researchers have been boosted in a way never seen before, bridges between the Humanities and other Sciences have been built, and disciplinary barriers within the Humanities have been broken.

The Conference “Digital Humanities in Portugal” aims precisely to stimulate these intersections, opening up a forum for discussion and sharing of research results or ongoing projects in this field of knowledge. Although one of the aims of the conference is to bring together researchers working in Portugal or on Portuguese subjects, we welcome contributions from other geographical areas and on other subjects. It is also our aim to showcase Digital Humanities projects from Europe and elsewhere, and thus foster mutual knowledge and network development.

Call for papers

The Organizing Committee calls for the submission of paper (15 minutes) or poster proposals to the Conference “Digital Humanities in Portugal”, which will take place at the School of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA-New University of Lisbon, on October 8-9, 2015. Proposals must be registered and uploaded through the EasyChair conference system, until March 15, 2015.

After signing up, authors must enter their name, contact details and institutional affiliation, as well as title, abstract (min. 400 / max. 500 words) and keywords (max. 5) for the proposal. All proposals will undergo blind peer review and authors will be notified of the results by May 15, 2015. Papers and posters must be submitted in Portuguese or English. The publication of selected papers from the conference in a peer-reviewed scientific journal is scheduled for the summer of 2016. The OrganizingCommittee can be contacted via the email


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