Paper Sessions

All panels, long paper sessions and short paper sessions will take place from Wednesday, July 9th to Friday, July 11th in the Amphimax and Amphipôle buildings at UNIL. Please find by following these links three detailed overviews and their corresponding abstracts:

and a printable version of the program:

There will be eight panel/paper sessions total at DH2014. Each of these sessions will include the use of eight or nine separate auditoriums, with a number of different presenters in each auditorium.

Conference participants are free to choose in which auditoriums they would like to sit for each session, depending on the presenters they wish to see, though maximum occupancy of each auditorium will vary.

Each auditorium will be equipped with a beamer and a screen, but please note that you will need to bring your own laptop to connect and to run any presentations. If you will be using a Macbook, please remember to bring your video output adapter, and a power adapter will be needed for charging your devices in Switzerland (different plugs).

Guidelines for Paper Sessions at DH2014

Long Paper Sessions:

Papers should be timed to last 15-20 minutes and allow an additional 5-10 minutes for questions; the other fifteen minutes in the session are meant to allow for introductions, changing speakers, etc. There are a few longer sessions at DH2014 that have 4 long papers, but the papers should still be kept to time at 15-20 minutes, with an additional 5-10 minutes for questions.

Short Paper Sessions:

There are usually five short papers per session, and the recommended format is 10 minutes for each speaker, followed by up to 40 minutes (minus introductions and changeover time) for questions at the end. There are a few longer sessions at DH2014 with up to 7 short papers, but the papers should still be kept to time at 10 minutes each.

Other Information:

It is normal to take questions at the end of each paper rather than at the end of the entire session, but the session chair, in consultation with the panelists, may elect to hold questions to the end of the session. In any case, speakers should still observe their time limits.

The session chair will hold up one 5-minute warning at 15 minutes in, and one 1-minute warning at 19 minutes in; if the speaker has not concluded at the 20-minute mark, the chair will intervene, in order to allow questions or start the next presentation.

If there are scheduled presenters who do not show up to the conference, and no other presenter has been added to the session, the chair has discretion whether to finish early or leave a gap. Finishing early may seem preferable from the point of view of those already in the room, but leaving a gap in the session will benefit those who plan to attend the second or third paper in a session.