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The conference of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) in Israel

Humanities and social sciences in Israel have been increasingly using computational methods. Gradually, they are organizing into a community that shares various methods used to investigate an increased variety of materials, including not only old and new texts but also images, sounds, and videos. However, much remains to be done to consolidate this community in order to develop tools and research collaboratively, especially beyond the Social Sciences/Humanities divide. The aim of the first conference of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) in Israel is precisely to work in this direction, stimulating innovations and collaborations, and also to collectively contemplate the larger epistemological implications of the shift to digital methods. The conference will be built around multidisciplinary panels presenting research, including work in progress and research projects, offering an opportunity to meet colleagues and introduce new researchers and graduate students to the field. The conference is designed to encompass as wide a range of disciplines as possible and explore a variety of research objects and, more broadly, what it means to conduct research in the social sciences and humanities in an increasingly digitized universe, within and beyond the Academia. The conference is held in collaboration with the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Tel Aviv University (TAD Center), the Israeli Data Science Initiative (IDSI) and the World Union of Jewish Studies.

Call for Papers

The conference will be held at Tel Aviv University campus, 30 Haim Levanon Street Ramat Aviv,

Date: TBD. Due to the situation in Israel, we have decided to postpone the conference.

Submissions should be an abstract of up to 400 words (in Hebrew or English)

Last date for submission: September 30, 2023.

Accept/reject notification will be sent on October 22, 2023 to the email address youspecified in the submission form.

Conference topics (not inclusive)*

  • Humanities and the preservation of cultural heritage

  • Computational analysis of written, spoken and visual objects

  • Development and establishment of databases for historical collections

  • Organization of linked information and data

  • Semantic networks

  • Linked spatial knowledge

  • Digital cartography

  • Researching legacy media and new media

  • Archives, infrastructure, and data extraction

  • Implications of the digital turn for science at large

* Submissions in other topics in DHSS can be accepted too.

Last date for submission: September 30, 2023

Paper Abstract

Scientific programme committee chairs

Dr. Eshbal Ratzon, The Department of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud and the Cohn Institute for the History              and Philosophy of Science and Ideas

Prof. Jerome Bourdon, Dan Department of Communication

Local organizing committee

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod, Chair

Stav Klein

Ori Manor

Hilla Einy

Scientific committee

Eshbal Ratzon (PC Co-Chair), Tel Aviv University
Jerome Bourdon (PC Co-Chair), Tel Aviv University
Anat Ben David,    The Open University of Israel
Michael Birnhack, Tel Aviv University
Sandrine Boudana, Tel Aviv University
David De Vries, Tel Aviv University
Nachum Dershowitz, Tel Aviv University

Shira Dvir Gvirsman, Tel Aviv University

Alex Gekker, University of Amsterdam

Shai Gordin, Ariel University
Yoel Greenberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Stav Klein, TAD Center, TAU

Yael Netzer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Einav Rosenblit, 

Naama Scheftelowitz, Tel Aviv University
Elad Segev, Tel Aviv University
Shimon Shahar, TAD Center, TAU
Vered Silber-Varod, TAD Center, TAU

Shira Shmuely, Tel Aviv University

Amir Teicher, Tel Aviv University
Shelly Zer-Zion, Haifa Univeristy

Committees

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