The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop will take place on June 13 and
14, 2013 in study center Soeterbeeck, near Ravenstein, the
The workshop aims to bring together junior and senior researchers in
the humanities, those who are already working in eHumanities research,
and those in historical research, culture studies, religious studies,
language studies, etc., who are interested in the area and wish to get
updated, educated, ask questions, and exchange ideas.
For the humanities researchers we will have invited talks that show
how digitalisation and computational methods can be used in humanities
research. For the participants with an eHumanities background, the
workshop will offer a broad overview of what is going on in the field
and to meet with the top players in this field.
We would like to go beyond a series of talks. We combine invited talks
with “hands on” tutorials that show practical applications.
Furthermore, we aim to create a meeting point for people from the
humanities with people with a eHumanities background so that they can
raise questions, ideas, proposals and cooperation.
The program will start with a global introduction on “eHumanities: the
added value so far” followed by invited talks from different
perspectives that highlight the possibilities and the success stories
in humanities, and two practical tutorials. As the last session we
plan to have a panel talk on “how to write a proposal for eHumanities
research?” As there are so many ways to write proposals, we will have
different speakers tell about their experiences, and the dos and
We have chosen the Soeterbeeck Study Centre as a location. The former
convent is a beautiful building in a scenic landscape, also offering
hotel rooms for its guests and with easy access by train (station
We would like to invite researchers in the area of eHumanities, people
who apply computational techniques in the area of history, culture,
arts and language to demonstrate their work with a poster or
demonstration in the Soeterbeeck eHumanities workshop. We would like
to invite the submission of abstracts (max. 2000 words) that describe
Posters will be presented in an evening session, see the programme for
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Computational methods for the humanities
– Digital representations of research objects
– Automatic cleaning of digitised text
– Annotation of digital cultural heritage data
– Adapting existing tools for humanities resources
– Knowledge discovery and text mining
– Ontologies and thesauri
Submitted abstracts for poster or demo presentations should consist of
a maximum of 2000 words.There are no specific restrictions on the
submission in terms of format or anonymity. All submitted abstracts
will be reviewed by the program committee. Please submit your abstract
digitally by sending an email to i.hendrickx at let.ru.nl.
Submission of proposals for oral and poster/demo papers: 1 April, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 14, 2013
Conference date: June 13 and 14, 2013
The registration system Paydro will be available soon and will open on April 1, 2013.
The registration fee for the Soeterbeeck workshop on 13 and 14 June will be as follows:
Regular fee: 80 ero
Student fee: 60 euro
Free for graduate students of the GSH graduate school and the KNAW eHg group
This registration fee includes the attendenance of the workshop, coffee breaks, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
The Soeterbeeck study center also offers hotel rooms. A single room including breakfast costs 67 euro and booking a room will be possible via the registration system.
Please note that the number of rooms is limited so register in time.
Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen
Sally Wyatt, KNAW and Maastricht Universisity
Marten Düring, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tanja Döller, coordinator of the Graduate School for the
Humanities at Radboud University Nijmegen
Iris Hendrickx, Radboud University Nijmegen
If you have any questions or remarks about the Soeterbeerk eHumanities
workshop, please send an email at Iris Hendrickx, i.hendrickx at