Call for Proposals

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DPASSH (Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities) is a response to the problem of digital preservation within the arts, humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage domains. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation of social and cultural records and academic research data, and to encourage a sustained dialogue around supporting preservation activities.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers (in person) on topics relating to cultural memory collections as data, including but not limited to:

  • Challenges and opportunities in providing cultural collections as data;
  • Providing access and licences for the reuse of collections stewarded by memory institutions;
  • Standards for structuring and citing cultural collections as data; 
  • New modes of representing cultural objects, including 3D images;
  • Examples of computational use of collections, using reproducible tools such as Jupyter Notebooks;
  • Collaboration between (digital) humanities and social sciences researchers, computer and data scientists and collections professionals;
  • Preserving and sustaining data about collections;
  • Role of cultural heritage data in the Open Science data ecosystem;
  • … or other related topics.

We also welcome proposals for workshops, lightning talks and posters covering the same topic areas above. 

To submit a proposal , please fill in the application form by 21 March 2024.
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