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HistoInformatics 2021 Workshop

"HistoInformatics2021 - the 6th International Workshop on Computational History will be held on September 12th, 2021 in conjunction with The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL2021). The HistoInformatics workshop series brings together researchers in the historical disciplines, computer science and associated disciplines as well as the cultural heritage sector. Historians, like other humanists, show keen interests in computational approaches to the study and processing of digitized sources (usually text, images, audio). In computer science, experimental tools and methods stand the challenge to be validated regarding their relevance for real-world questions and applications. The HistoInformatics workshop series is designed to bring researchers in both fields together, to discuss best practices as well as possible future collaborations. Traditionally, historical research is based on the hermeneutic investigation of preserved records and artifacts to provide a reliable account of the past and to discuss different hypotheses. Alongside this hermeneutic approach historians have always been interested to translate primary sources into data and used methods, often borrowed from the social sciences, to analyze them. A new wealth of digitized historical documents have however opened up completely new challenges for the computer-assisted analysis of e.g. large text or image corpora.

Historians can greatly benefit from the advances of computer and information sciences which are dedicated to the processing, organization, and analysis of such data. New computational techniques can be applied to help verify and validate historical assumptions. We call this approach HistoInformatics, analogous to Bioinformatics and ChemoInformatics which have respectively proposed new research trends in biology and chemistry. The main topics of the workshop are (1) support for historical research and analysis in general through the application of computer science theories or technologies, (2) analysis and re-use of historical texts, (3) visualizations of historical data, (4) provision of access to historical knowledge."

important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 1 August 2021 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Notification of acceptance: 4 September 2021

Camera ready copy deadline: 16 September 2021

Workshop date: 30 September 2021


September 12, 2021 12:00 am

online workshop

Event type: Conference


Event type: Workshop