[Workshop] Audiovisual data and digital scholarship: Towards multimodal literacy

Forwarded Workshop Info:

AVinDH Workshop @ DH2016

 “Audiovisual data and digital scholarship: Towards multimodal literacy”

 12 July, 2016 Kraków, Poland


Call for Abstracts

Deadline: May 1, 2016


The Audio Visual material in Digital Humanities (AVinDH) Special Interest Group of the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites abstracts for proposed presentations for our full-day workshop at DH2016 in Kraków, Poland. The workshop will address both the challenges of analyzing audiovisual data in digital humanities scholarship, as well as the challenges of educating contemporary digital humanists on how to access, analyze, and disseminate an entire century of information generated with audiovisual media. Other challenges to be addressed concern issues surrounding copyright and sustainability and their impact on the dissemination and long-term access of audiovisual resources.

Workshop organisers invite scholars to present case studies on the following topics:

  • Implementations of tools for computational analysis of AV content
  • Demonstrations of tools that show how  audiovisual media are suited for nonlinear discovery and analysis using multiple modalities
  • Demonstrations of education and training of digital humanists in accessing and analyzing audiovisual media
  • Case studies that have successfully dealt with copyright issues related to audiovisual media, and that demonstrate convincing arguments and strategies
  • Successful arrangements for securing sustainability for the use of audiovisual data for scholarly purposes and examples of ways to preserve and provide long-term access.


Presentations will be based around three themes:

  • Models for training digital humanists in accessing and analyzing audiovisual collections
  • Analysis and discovery models for audiovisual materials
  • Copyright and sustainability


Submissions should include the following:

  • General abstract (should not exceed 500 words)
  • Contact info and a short description of research interests of the authors
  • A suggestion for the session that suits your presentation best


To submit a proposal, please send a docx or pdf file to avindhworkshop@gmail.com before May 1 2016. Accepted abstracts will be published on the website of the AVinDH Special Interest Group.


For more information see the AVinDH Workshop website: https://avindhsig.wordpress.com/workshop-2016-krakowcfp/


This workshop is organised by the following AVinDH members:

Dr. Clara Henderson, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Dr. Martijn Kleppe, National Library of the Netherlands (KB)

Dr. Stef Scagliola, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Johan Oomen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

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