Early Registration Deadline Tonight!

Just a quick reminder that the early registration deadline for DH2014 is at 22:59 CET tonight (for real this time):

DH2014 Registration Site
Purchase ADHO Membership
DH2014 Detailed Conference and Workshop Schedules

Please note that the early registration discount impacts only one category of conference participants, as student and non-ADHO member rates are constant:

ADHO and affiliated organisations member (before April 14th, 2014) 300 CHF
ADHO and affiliated organisations member (after April 14th, 2014) 375 CHF
Non-member 550 CHF
ADHO and affiliated organisations student 100 CHF
Student non-member 225 CHF
Unil and EPFL member 150 CHF
Unil and EPFL student 80 CHF

Call for Volunteers

As EPFL and UNIL will be welcoming a large number of guests to DH2014, we are now looking for a number of volunteers to help ensure that we deliver a great experience.

Detailed information on both duties and benefits can be found here, and we are always available at contact@dh2014.org to answer any questions you may have.

DEADLINE: 30th of May

DH2014 Detailed Schedules

After some very hard work by Melissa on the scheduling, we now have provisional draft schedules for the workshops, panels, paper sessions and poster sessions ready to go. These schedules include all presentation titles and authors, as well as provisional timing.

Please note that the details are still subject to change prior to the conference, though we will naturally do our best to keep any changes to a minimum:

DH2014 Overview Block Schedule
DH2014 Panels and Paper Sessions
DH2014 Poster Sessions
DH2014 Workshops

For those of you facilitating the sessions, we encourage you to take a close look for your presentations and let Melissa know if there are any conflicts that may have been missed or any additional concerns.

Early Registration Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the deadline for early registration. The new deadline is April 14, 2014 at 23:59 CET.

DH2014 Registration Site
Purchase ADHO Membership

We expect the pre-conference workshop schedule to be released early next week, as well as the detailed daily schedule for the conference, so those waiting on that information before deciding to register will then have four or five days to register at the discounted rate.

Please note that the early registration discount only impacts one category of conference participants, as student and non-ADHO member rates are constant:

ADHO and affiliated organisations member (before April 14th, 2014) 300 CHF
ADHO and affiliated organisations member (after April 14th, 2014) 375 CHF
Non-member 550 CHF
ADHO and affiliated organisations student 100 CHF
Student non-member 225 CHF
Unil and EPFL member 150 CHF
Unil and EPFL student 80 CHF

DH 2014 Registration – Payment Issue

We have been made aware that there is a security issue preventing those living in certain countries, notably the USA and Australia, from being able to pay their conference fees via the registration site (we’re using Datatrans with 3-D Secure).

If you encounter this problem, please contact our Lorraine Greuter at Lausanne Tourism directly:

greuter@lausanne-tourisme.ch

All of those dealing with this issue and contacting Lausanne Tourism before the early registration deadline will still receive the more attractive rate.

** CERN Visit – Fully Booked **

Due to very high demand, including a large number of early registrations over the past two days, we unfortunately must inform you that the CERN visit is now fully booked.

The good news is that there are still two great options available for those of you looking for a guided activity on Saturday, July 12th. The first is a full-day trip to Gruyère and the second a half day (morning) guided tour of the historic city of Lausanne. Living in Lausanne myself, I can attest to the beauty of the old town, with all of its cafés and shops. If you are looking for something out of a postcard, complete with alpine meadows and real Swiss cows, then Gruyère is the place for you. There will even be free Cailler chocolate samples to sweeten the deal (so to speak).

On the evening of Wednesday, July 9th, you also have the option of attending a boat cruise on lake Geneva. This short trip offers excellent views of the terraced vineyards on the lakeside next to Lausanne. The region is called Lavaux, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

http://dh2014.org/social/

Information on Bursaries

A call for bursaries has now been posted:

http://dh2014.org/bursaries/

If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions provided via the link above. Please take good note that the application deadline for bursaries is March 15, 2014.

The bursary awards are to encourage new contributions to scholarship in the digital humanities from our diverse global constituency and to involve new participants in the application of information technology in humanities research. As we continue to grow our organizations in terms of scope, numbers, and geographic dispersion the bursaries are critically important in making it doable for young scholars to meet up with colleagues, young and old, and to get feedback on their work. We will therefore encourage anyone who is able to support the bursaries financially, with any amount, to get in touch with ADHO’s Treasurer, Jarom McDonald, at the email address: jarom_mcdonald@byu.edu

Acceptances for the conference have gone out!

For the past few months I have been overseeing the reviewing phase for DH2014. With over 600 submissions, we allocated over 2700 reviews from over 400 different reviewers, culminating in a month long sift-through by the Program Committee as we decided which submissions to accept – and which to sadly reject.

Of the 583 submissions we now have (there were some people who pulled out during the reviewing process, for various reasons) we’re pleased to have accepted
- 8 panels.
- 137 long papers
- 84 short papers
- 120 posters.
This gives an overall acceptance rate of 60%, partly because we accepted more posters this year. The acceptance rates for panels, long papers and short papers in total is just under 50%.

There was quite a lot of bumping up and down going on:
Of the 29 panels: 8 have been accepted as panels, 6 as long papers, 3 as posters, 1 as a workshop, 11 rejected.
Of the 246 long papers: 117 have been accepted as long papers, 13 as short papers, 31 as posters, and 85 rejected.
Of the 197 short papers: 14 have been accepted as long papers, 71 as short, 16 as posters, 96 have been rejected.
Of the 111 posters: 70 were accepted, 41 were rejected.

We’re not quite there yet in whipping the program into shape – the Call for Pre Conference Workshops is still open until February 21st: please do send in your proposals.

It has been a long process to get to this stage – and I’m looking forward to attending DH2014 now. Thanks for all of those who submitted proposals, and in this very competitive year, commiserations to those who were not accepted.

 

 

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials

We are currently accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops, so please feel welcome to submit yours. The details can be found here in the call for papers.

Workshop and pre-conference tutorial proposals are due at midnight GMT on 21st February 2014, with notice of acceptance by 17th March 2014. We particularly welcome submissions on interdisciplinary work and new developments in the field, and encourage proposals relating to the theme of the conference: Digital Cultural Empowerment.