Call for Papers

Workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries

Submission deadline: 15 September 2022
Venue: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Date: 5-6 December 2022

Our Local Time Machine project UrbanHistory4D organises a workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries and is calling for contributions.

Call for Papers

We invite original contributions for presentation at the workshop. The extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected submissions will get the chance to publish a full article in the Springer CCIS series.

For the full Call for Papers and more information on the workshop as well as the submission procedure, please follow the link below.

Workshop Description

Urban and architectural history are key areas in digital humanities and digital heritage. With respect to these research areas, digital repositories, data and research methods play an important role, especially when hosting visual media like photographs, paintings, or drawings, and last but not least physical and virtual models. Due to the wide field of possible research, different approaches, methods, and technologies have emerged – and are still emerging.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a full picture with regards to epistemics, technology and framework conditions. We aim to discuss crucial challenges for further research and encourage exchange and debate. We would like to invite contributions on theoretical and methodological issues, application scenarios and projects, as well as novel approaches and tools on the following topics:

  1. Theory, Methods, and Systematization for digital humanities research
    • working techniques and new methods arising from digital archives and image repositories, research questions arising through usage of new technologies
  2. Data handling and data schemes
    • Data modelling and data management related to urban historical research, metadata and linked and semantic data related to urban historical research
  3. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Use cases and best practices of applied machine learning and AI in digital humanities research
  4. Visualization and Presentation
    • Projects and scenarios concerned with visualizations and presentation of urban history data
  5. Education in urban history
    • Scenarios, approaches, and design connected to education in urban history

Important Dates

15 September 2022: Submission deadline for extended abstracts (1500-2000 words)
15 October 2022: Notification
30 November 2022: Full paper submission
5-6 December 2022: Workshop in Munich

Workshop Organisers

  • Sander Münster, University of Jena
  • Aaron Pattee, University of Munich
  • Florian Niebling, University of Würzburg
  • Cindy Kröber, University of Jena
Image credit: Chema Martínez Broncano (CC-BY-NC)