Call for Papers

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

Submission deadline: extended to 15 December 2022
Venue: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Date: 27 – 28 March 2023

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

The organisers invite original contributions for presentation at the workshop in March 2023. 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:

  • Theory, Methods, and Systematization for Digital Humanities Research
    • Relevant data for architectural and urban history in digital archives and image repositories
    • Effects of the use of digital archives and image repositories on scholarly work
    • Concepts and projects for networking and cooperation
    • Possible research questions regarding objects, spaces, content or historical events
  • Data Handling and Data Schemes
    • 3D databases as a tool to support urban historical research
    • Metadata and paradata
    • Remote sensing approaches to support contextualization and intuitive access to data
    • Linked and semantic data related to urban historical research
    • The influence of knowledge of HCI on the design of historic models
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Use cases and best practices of applied machine learning and AI in digital humanities research
    • Novel approaches e.g., (semi-) automatic photogrammetric reconstruction of historical buildings from image databases
  • Visualization and Presentation
    • Projects and investigations from urban history concerned with visualizations and presentation of spatial and/or scholarly data
    • Research scenarios for scholars using visualizations of urban history data
    • Interdisciplinarity, e.g. intersections between digital cultural heritage and (sustainable) tourism studies
  • Education in Urban History
    • educational scenarios for teaching urban history supported by digital methods
    • approaches to employing large scale repositories for educational purposes in cultural history
    • the design of virtual experiences as e.g. city tours

Important Dates

15 December 2022: Submission deadline for extended abstracts (1000-2000 words, ~ 2-4 pages) in PDF format via EasyChair
15 January 2023: Notification
28 February 2023: Full paper submission
27-28 March 2023: 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)