On the Aesthetic Education of Caregivers: Presentation Report from #GM2019 at the Parables of Care blog

This post was originally published on the Parables of Care project blog and the images are hosted there. Copying and pasting here for self-archiving purposes.

The City, University of London and Douglas College, Canada research team collaborating on comics and creativity for healthcare were present at the Graphic Medicine 2019 international conference in Brighton, UK, hosted by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, 11-13 July 2019.

The title of this fully multidisciplinary conference this year was Queerying Graphic Medicine – Paradigms, Power and Practices.

A full report of the conference is outside the remit of this blog post. However, you can catch up with the conference hashtag on Twitter- to make that easier I created a searchable archive of the #GM2019 tweets here. There’s some excellent photos, sketches, comics, links and information that give a rich collective view of what went on.

Abi Roper (City)  Marie-Pier Caron (Douglas), Ruhina Rana (Douglas), Peter Wilkins (Douglas) and myself (City) presented in a panel in the Paradigms Panel at Room M2 on Friday 12 July 2019, from 4 to 5:30 pm. The title of the session was “On the Aesthetic Education of Caregivers. The Specificities of Form and Genre in Comics about Dementia Care”.

The presentation slides have been deposited on figshare and can be downloaded under a CC-By license as

Priego, E., Wilkins, P., Roper, A., Caron, M., et al. (2019) On the Aesthetic Education of Caregivers. The Specificities of Form and Genre in Comics about Dementia Care. Presentation. [Online]. Available from: doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8863448. [Accessed: 16 July 2019].

The audience included health care professionals, academics and artists also working on dementia, aphasia and mental care, with the conversation between audience and presenters extending beyond the Q&A and the session allocated time and offering a valuable networking opportunity to continuing or initiating further collaborations. We were all very grateful for the attentive and engaged audience who attended our session, and for their important questions and feedback.

The team also distributed free copies of both Parables of Care and the INCA Project‘s MakeWrite poetry booklet (in a limited and numbered edition handmade by Abi Roper specially for the conference). This happened both at the panel session itself and throughout the whole conference thanks to the generosity of the Waterstones table (Richard- if you read this, thank you!).

Table at conference panel room
Conference Waterstones table

The Brighton conference was a unique opportunity for the team to work together (for once not mediated by computers nor geographically separated by the 7,573 km distance between Vancouver and London, UK), to get to know each other better and strengthen our research ties. Though Simon Grennan was unfortunately unable to make it due to work commitments, he was in touch with us throughout and before the conference had ended he had already shared with us the proofs for the Parables of Care Spanish translation, which we will release before the end of the Summer. (We missed you, Simon!)

Priego, Roper, Caron, Rana, Wilkins at GM2019
Left to Right: Priego, Roper, Caron, Rana, Wilkins

The conference provided plenty of further evidence that our previous and ongoing work fits within a larger, fully international and multidisciplinary, dynamic and exciting network of individuals and organisations focused on advancing the case for the use of comics and other multimodal storytelling media within healthcare. I think it is fair to say that all of us had the most fantastic, nurturing, fun and thought-provoking time.

Thank you very much to all the GM2019 organisers, as well as all our fellow presenters and attendees, for an incredible conference.

The GM2019 conference organisers announced the Graphic Medicine will return to Toronto next year. See you in Toronto for GM2020 maybe?

Parables of Care can be downloaded as a PDF file, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, from

If you work in a library, hospital, GP practice or care home- or care for someone with dementia in the UK, you can order a free copy of Parables of Care here: in the UK you can request printed copies at no cost here.

Parables of Care at the Graphic Medicine 2019 Conference, Brighton, UK

graphic medicine conference 2019 bannerI am pleased to (slightly belatedly) announce on this blog that our multidisciplinary panel discussing Parables of Care will feature in the programme of the Graphic Medicine 2019 international conference in Brighton, UK.

Our panel will feature team members from the UK and Canada components of the Parables of Care project.

The title of the conference this year is Queerying Graphic Medicine – Paradigms, Power and Practices and will take place 11-13 July 2019 in Brighton, UK.


#ELPUB2018: Deadline Extended to 31 January


Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for full papers and other
presentations is being extended to 31 January 2018.

International Conference on Electronic Publishing 2018 (ELPUB)
Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable
June 22-24, 2018
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Full disclosure: I am a member of the programme committee.

ELPUB 2018 marks the 22nd edition of the International Conference in ELectronic PUBlishing and the 10th anniversary of the meeting being held in Toronto.

For over two decades, ELPUB has featured research and innovations in digital publishing, with a focus on transforming the nature of scholarly communication. The conference has attracted a diverse international community of librarians, developers, publishers, entrepreneurs, administrators and researchers across the disciplines in the sciences and the humanities.

The theme for ELPUB 2018 is Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure. The question of sustainability in the open access movement has been widely debated, but satisfactory answers and long term solutions have yet to be generated.

Market-driven versions of open access and open science are growing in prevalence, as well as a growing dependence on commercial publishers for the infrastructures needed to openly and democratically create and communicate knowledge.

This year¹s theme challenges us to collaborate on the design and implementation of a sustainable community-driven research communication infrastructure that is also inclusive of diverse forms of knowledge making and sharing.

The conference program committee invites contributions from members of the community whose research and experiments are focused on sustainability models for community based open infrastructure, trust and governance of the Knowledge Commons, and transforming the nature of scholarly communications.

If you are interested in sharing your research, ideas, and tools that contribute to the theme or just join in the discussion, please consider participating!

Learn more about the scope of the conference at:

Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on the latest conference
news: goo.gl/memGLc or Follow us on Twitter @elpub_conf.

Conference Co-chairs
Leslie Chan <chan@utsc.utoronto.ca>
Pierre Mounier <pierre.mounier@openedition.org>

What Library Folk Live Tweet About: Most Frequent Terms in #WLIC2016 Tweets

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly 13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA
IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Logo copyright by IFLA, CC BY 4.0.

Part 2 is  here, part 3  here and the final, fourth part is here.

IFLA stands for The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 and 2nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, ‘Connections. Collaboration. Community’ is currently taking place (13–19 August 2016) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

The official hashtag of the conference is #WLIC2016. Earlier, I shared a searchable, live archive of the hashtag here. (Page may be slow to load depending on bandwidth).

I have looked at the text from 4,945 Tweets published with #WLIC2016 from 14/08/2016 to 15/08/2016 11:16:06 (EDT, Columbus Ohio time). Only accounts with at least 1 follower were included. I collected them with Martin Hawksey’s TAGS.

According to Voyant Tools this corpus had 82,809 total words and 7,506 unique word forms.

I applied an English stop word list which I edited to include Twitter-specific terms (https, t.co, amp (&) etc.), proper names (Barack Obama, other personal usernames) and some French stop words (mainly personal pronouns). I also edited the stop word list to include some dataset-specific terms such as the conference hashtag and other common hashtags, ‘ifla’, etc. (I left others that could also be considered dataset-specific terms, such as ‘session’ though).

The result was a listing of of 800 frequent terms (the least frequent terms in the list had been repeated 5 times). I then cleaned the data from any dataset-specific stop words that the stop word list did not filter and created an edited ordered listing of the most frequent 50 terms. I left in organisations’ Twitter user names (including @potus), as well as other terms that may not seem that meaningful  on their own (but who knows, they may be).

It must be taken into account the corpus included Retweets; each RT counted as a single Tweet, even if that meant terms were being logically repeated. This means that term counts in the list reflect the fact the dataset contains Retweets (which obviously implies the repetition of text).

If for some reason you are curious about what the most frequent words in #WLIC2016 Tweets were during this initial period (see above), here’s the top 50:

Term Count




































































































So for what it’s worth those were the 5o most frequent terms in the corpus.

I, for one, not being present in the Congress, found it interesting that ‘copyright’ is the second most frequent term, following ‘libraries’. One notices also that, unsurprisingly, the listing of top most frequent terms includes some key terms (such as ‘access’, ‘internet’, ‘digital’, ‘open’, ‘data’) concerning Library and Information professionals of late.

Were these the terms you’d have expected to make a ‘top 50’ in almost 5,000 Tweets from this initial phase of this particular conference?

The conference hasn’t finished yet of course. But so far, for a libraries and information world congress, which terms would you say are noticeable by their absence in this list? ;-)

Part 2 is  here, part 3  here and the final, fourth part is here.


Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and ‘Unidentified’ Media, Liège, June 16 -18, 2016

Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and ‘Unidentified’ Media (About) is an international and bilingual conference organized by the ACME Comics Research Group and hosted by the University of Liège (Belgium), from June 16 to June 18, 2016. Programme

A belated #Transitions4 Archive, and a post summarising some data about comics scholars on Twitter

 Comics Scholars on Twitter? Yeah, A Few…

A very long title to announce I have finally published an archive of #transitions4 (2013) I collected more than a year ago, and that I have published a post on The Comics Grid blog summarising some data from my archives of tweets from comics conferences this year. Links below.

A #transitions4 Archive. figshare.


“Comics Scholars on Twitter? Yeah, A Few…” The Comics Grid blog, 26 November 2014.


1:AM London Altmetrics Conference: A #1AMconf Twitter Archive

1:AM  London 2014 logo

I have uploaded a new dataset to figshare:

Priego, Ernesto (2014): 1:AM London Altmetrics Conference: A #1AMconf Twitter Archive .  figshare.

1:AM London, “the 1st Altmetrics Conference: London”, took place 25th—26th September 2014 at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK.

The  file contains a dataset of 4267 Tweets tagged with #1AMconf (case not sensitive). These Tweets were published publicly and tagged with #1AMconf  between Thursday September 18 17:29:56 +0000 2014 and Sunday September 28 16:07:49 +0000 2014.

Only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included. An initial automatic deduplication was performed but data might require further deduplication. The Time column (D) has times in British Summer Time (BST).

Please go to the file cited above for more information.


A #IGNCC14 Twitter Archive (Conference Days Only)

The Fifth International Comics and Graphic Novels Conference took place in London 18- 20 July 2014. The official hashtag was #IGNCC14.

I have uploaded to figshare an .XLS file containing a dataset of Tweets tagged with #IGNCC14 (case not sensitive).

Priego, Ernesto (2014): A #IGNCC4 Twitter Archive (Conference Days Only).   figshare.


The complete archive contains  1294  Tweets published publicly and tagged with #IGNCC14 between 18/07/2014  07:25:47 BST and 21/07/2014  10:17:15 BST.

The conference’s Twitter activity at a glance:


#igncc14 TAGS Archive dashboard
#igncc14 TAGS Archive dashboard
#igncc14 Tweet Volume Over Time
#igncc14 Tweet Volume Over Time

The Tweets contained in the archive were collected using Martin Hawksey’s TAGS 5.1.  The file contains five sheets:

  • Sheet 0. A ‘Cite Me’ sheet, including procedence of this file, citation information,  information about its contents, the methods employed and some context.
  • Sheet 1.  Complete #IGNCC14 Archive (Conference days only). 1294 Tweets, from 18/07/2014  07:25:47 BST to 21/07/2014  10:17:15 BST.
  • Sheet 2.  Friday 18 July 2014. 469 Tweets, from 18/07/2014  07:25:47 BST  to 18/07/2014  21:27:23 BST.
  • Sheet 3. Saturday 19 July 2014. 390 Tweets, from 19/07/2014  06:54:24 BST to 19/07/2014  18:01:05 BST.
  • Sheet 4. Sunday 20 July 2014. 433 Tweets, from 20/07/2014  01:41:11 BST to 21/07/2014  10:17:15 BST.

Tweets collected under Local London, UK times. Times in GMT also included.

Only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included. An initial automatic deduplication was performed. I manually organised and quantified the Tweets in the archive into conference days.

Please note that both research and experience show that the Twitter search API isn’t 100% reliable. Large tweet volumes affect the search collection process. The API might “over-represent the more central users”, not offering “an accurate picture of peripheral activity” (González-Bailón, Sandra, et al. 2012). It is not guaranteed thE file contains each and every Tweet tagged with #IGNCC14 during the indicated period, and is shared for comparative and indicative educational and research purposes only.

Please note the data in this file is likely to require further refining and even deduplication. The data is shared as is.  This dataset is shared to encourage open research into scholarly activity on Twitter. If you use or refer to this data in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.

A #HASTAC2014 Conference Tweets Archive

HASTAC 2014, Lima, Perú

Like last year, I attempted to archive the tweets tagged with the HASTAC annual conference’s official hashtag (this year #HASTAC2014).

The resulting dataset is a CSV file containing 3748 tweets tagged with #HASTAC2014 (case not sensitive).

The first tweet in the dataset is dated 19/04/2014 23:10:50 Lima, Perú time and the last one is dated 27/04/2014 15:00:54 also Lima, Perú time. The file also contains equivalent times in GMT.

HASTAC is an alliance of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning for the 21st century. Since 2002, HASTAC (“haystack”) has served as a community of connection where 11,500+ members share news, tools, research, insights, and projects to promote engaged learning for a global society.

HASTAC 2014: Hemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks, the 6th international conference for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory,  was hosted by the Ministerio Cultura of Lima, Perú, from 6pm Wednesday 23 April to 1pm Sunday 27 April 2014 local time. In order to avoid the inclusion of spam tweets the minimum number of followers a person had to have to be included in the archive was two.

I harvested the tweets with (several!) Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheets (TAGS version 5.1, by Martin Hawksey).

Please note that both research and experience show that the Twitter search API isn’t 100% reliable. Large tweet volumes affect the search collection process as well. The API might “over-represent the more central users”, not offering “an accurate picture of peripheral activity” (González-Bailón, Sandra, et al. 2012). Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed this file contains each and every tweet tagged with #HASTAC2014 during the indicated period.

[It should go without saying but perhaps it must also be noted that some conference tweets might have used other variations of the hashtag. Logically those were not included in this collection. Therefore it cannot be said that even all tweets tagged #HASTAC2014 represent all the Twitter activity around the 2014 conference.]

The file includes raw data and it might require refining including deduplication. The data is shared as is.

The file is openly accessible via figshare:

Priego, Ernesto (2014): #HASTAC2014 Conference Tweets Archive from 19 April to 25 April 2014. figshare.

[I have just published this and the doi might take some time to become active].

The URL for the dataset is


The file is shared with a Creative Commons- Attribution license (CC-BY).

I have been archiving conference tweets and sharing backchannel datasets for some time now. I am keen on promoting the study of academic conference networks on Twitter. By openly sharing the resulting datasets and by blogging about it throughout time, I have also been openly documenting my own learning curve trying to archive tweets and how to do it better.  If you use or refer to this data in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.

I will hopefully have time to finish and publish another post with more detail about the HASTAC conference backchannels soon.

Thank you for reading and sharing. If you attended the conference, I hope you had a nice time. As usual, I am sorry I could not attend in person.


The impacts of “Impact” [video, slides, charts, dataset] #uksglive

Update: Research Information published an article based on my UKSG presentation below. Read it here.

The UKSG 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition took place from 14-16 April at the Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom.

Originally, UKSG stood for the United Kingdom Serials Group. Now that their geographic appeal has grown beyond the UK, and the scope has broadened to include e-books, e-learning and other e-resources as well as serials and e-journals, UKSG have stopped expanding the acronym.

I was honoured to participate in the morning plenary on Tuesday 15 April 2014 9:30-10:30 AM BST. My title was “The Impacts of ‘Impact’: challenges and opportunities of ‘multichannel’ academic work”. You can now see it on UKSG’s YouTube channel… [embedded below].

I also shared the slides on figshare as

Thanks to Penny Andrews for this photo she tweeted…

The conference had a lively backchannel under the #uksglive hashtag. I archived the tweets using Martin Hawksey’s Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet (TAGS).

Some insights from the conference’s backchannel:

Number of tweets in archive started 09/04/2014 17:14:33 BST; last tweet in archive 16/04/2014 18:24:45 BST:

Archive contains 4293 tweets. Archive started 09/04/2014 17:14:33 BST; last tweet in archive 16/04/2014 18:24:45 BST
Archive contains 4293 tweets. Archive started 09/04/2014 17:14:33 BST; last tweet in archive 16/04/2014 18:24:45 BST

Twitter Activity during the 3 days of the conference:

#uksglive Twitter Activity during the 3 days of the conference, 14-16 April 2014
#uksglive Twitter Activity during the 3 days of the conference, 14-16 April 2014

Top tweeters, 9-16 April 2014:

#uksglive top tweeters, 9-16 April 2014
#uksglive top tweeters, 9-16 April 2014

I have shared the source data on figshare as a CSV file containing tweets tagged with #uksglive from Friday April 11 12-00-51 +0000 2014 to Wednesday April 16 17:24:45 +0000 2014. The dates in the CSV file are GMT (not BST).

The original archive contained tweets dating back to 9 April 2014 but for relevance this dataset concentrates on the main activity immediately before, during and a few hours after the actual conference. Some of the data has been cleaned but duplications and even one or two spam tweets might have remained. The data is shared as is.

Please note there was also some Twitter activity around the conference using the hashtags #uksg and #uksg14, but those tweets were not included in this collection.

If you find this data useful and/or use it for your research, please kindly cite this file as indicated above and share it openly with others. Please feel free to get in touch via Twitter @ernestopriego or by sending me an email via my contact page on this blog.

Research Information published an article based on my UKSG presentation. Read it here.

#MLA14: A First Look (I)

[Originally published on January 16 2014 on my Remote Participation blog at MLA Commons, here:


Twitter Research and Academic Conferences

The 2014 MLA (Modern Language Association) Annual Convention, was held in Chicago from 9 to 12 January 2014. You can still browse or search 2014 sessions in the online Program.

As I said in a previous post (Priego, 17/12/2013),

The MLA has been a pioneering academic organization in embracing Twitter. Since 2007 the so-called “conference back channel” has been growing considerably. Adoption of Twitter amongst scholars and students seems on the rise as well, and reporting live from the conference is no longer an underground, parallel activity but pretty much a recognized, encouraged aspect of the event.

As explained by Ross et al (2011) [PDF],

Microblogging, with special emphasis on Twitter.com, the most well known service, is increasingly used as a means of undertaking digital “backchannel” communication (non-verbal, real-time, communication which does not interrupt a presenter or event, (Ynge 1970, Kellogg et al 2006). Digital backchannels are becoming more prevalent at academic conferences, in educational use, and in organizational settings. Frameworks are therefore required for understanding the role and use of digital backchannel communication, such as that provided by Twitter, in enabling participatory cultures.

Ross et all studied the Twitter activity around three digital humanities conferences (#dh09, #thatcamp and #drha09, #drha2009), collecting and analysing a corpus of 4574 tweets (90%, 4259 original tweets and only 313 Retweets).

Though this was activity that took place in 2009 for events considerably smaller than the MLA, the study by Ross et al remains an important reference for studies on Humanities scholars use of Twitter in general and for the data collection that I’ve been conducting (not only of the MLA backchannel) and the research I’ve been meaning to publish eventually.

As a comparison from another discipline, Desai et al (2012) collected and analysed 993 tweets over the 5 days of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) annual scientific conference in 2011 (#kidneywk11).

There is still a paucity of reliable, timely research of how scholarls use Twitter around (before, during, after) academic conferences of different diciplines. Part of the problem is that often studies of social media are not disseminated through social media channels (either as fragmentary outputs on Twitter or as blog posts) and the “publishing delay” involved in peer-reviwed formal publication means that the data reaches us, as in the two cases cited above, two years later.

The Methods

I have been following and participating remotely with the MLA convention through Twitter since 2010, attempting different ways of both engaging with and analysing the scholarly activity taking place under/with the hashtag(s) associated to the event. By far, this year #MLA14 (or #mla14; it’s not case sensitive) seemed to surpass all expectations of adoption.

I have been using Martin Hawksey‘s Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet TAGS (now in it’s fifth version) for a few years now, and it’s what I used to start collecting tweets tagged with #MLA14 from the 1st September 2013. In Hawksey’s words, TAGS is “a quick way to collect tweets, make publicly available and collaborate exploring the data.”

The archives I set updated automatically every minute, but the limit imposed by Google Sheets is 400,000 cells per sheet, and TAGS populates 18 columns with the tweets and associated metadata.

This means that the spreadsheets can fill very quickly and scripts can become unresponsive. I knew that if I wanted to collect as much as possible from what I knew would be a very busy feed. In other words I would require more than one archive, and I would have to hope I’d be able to deduplicate and collate the data in more manageable chunks later. In practical terms it meant that I had to be very attentive monitoring both the feed and the Google spreadsheets, following the event on Twitter almos as if I were literally there. It meant being attentive to the live archives and start collecting before the previous one had collapsed.

After the conference I was contacted by Chris Zarate from the MLA, who had also been archiving the #MLA14 feed with TAGS. He had some gaps in his data, and so did I, and only working together we have managed to have some glimpses of a more or less complete dataset of #MLA14 tweets.

A First Finding: How Many

Chris and I had more than 75,000 tweets in our combined sets, and after deduplicating them with OpenRefine we were down to 27,491 tweets.

The MLA annual convention might be a mega conference (around 7,500 paid attendees this year, according to Rosemary Feal) but 27,491 tweets is still an amazingly healthy figure reflecting some undoubtable adoption of Twitter from humanities scholars.

Chris did a quick plot over 9-12 January 2014 (the days of actual conference). It is possible we may have missed some tweets here and there due to the Twitter API rate-limiting, but there are no glaring gaps:

    #mla14 conference days activity plot. Chart cc-by Chris Zarate and Ernesto Priego
#mla14 conference days activity plot. Chart cc-by Chris Zarate and Ernesto Priego

Not suprisingly, the overall Twitter activity peaked in the afternoon of Saturday 11 January (remember the conference took place from 9 to 12 January 2014). It was that morning Central Time that I tweeted that the #MLA14 feed was receiving 21.1 tweets per minute.

Logically many research questions arise.

What’s Next: More Soon

Chris and I are still working on the dataset so as to have it in different and manageable forms that allow for easier qualitative and quantitative analysis.

We are also looking forward to eventually sharing a CSV file containing data and metadata of tweets posted between Sunday September 01 2013 at 20:35:07 to Wednesday January 15 2014 16:16:41 (Central Time).

If you have a dataset including #MLA14 tweets before Sunday September 01 2013 at 20:35:07, we would love to hear from you.

I will keep sharing some insights from the dataset here. Hopefully I’ll have another post on this blog tomorrow with some interesting findings.

N.B. Sadly, in spite of constant efforts by me and many other colleagues to encourage the recognition of blog posts as academic outputs, research of this type that is not presented in the traditional academic venues (read: peer-reviewed academic article or monograph) rarely gets cited (this is frankly disappointing). Therefore I regret I will be unable to blog the complete analysis or share the whole dataset until I have at least secured one formal output for this ongoing research. Were I in a different stage of my career I could probably afford to, but it’s not the case at the moment.

Again, with many thanks to Chris Zarate for collaborating in this project.


Desai, T., Shariff, A., Shariff, A., Kats, M., Fang, X., Christiano, C., & Ferris, M. (2012). Tweeting the meeting: an in-depth analysis of Twitter activity at Kidney Week 2011. (V. Gupta, Ed.) PloS one, 7(7), e40253. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040253. Accessed 16 January 2013

Priego, E. (2013, December 13). “Live-Tweeting the MLA: Suggested Practices”. MLA Convention blog guest post, MLA Commons. http://convention.commons.mla.org/2013/12/17/live-tweeting-the-mla-suggested-practices/ . Accessed 16 January 2013.

Priego, Ernesto (ernestopriego). “More than 14,000 tweets in my #mla14 archive (surely incomplete) since September. At the moment 21.1 tweets per minute. *Back*channel?!”. 11 Jan 2014, 16:40 UTC. Tweet https://twitter.com/ernestopriego/status/422045270688288768. Accessed 16 January 2013.

Rosemary G. Feal (rgfeal). “@ernestopriego around 7,500”. 16 Jan 2014, 18:39 UTC. Tweet, https://twitter.com/rgfeal/status/423887347734687744. Accessed 16 January 2013.

Ross, C., Terras, M., Warwick, C., & Welsh, A. (2011, October 30). Enabled backchannel: conference Twitter use by digital humanists. J DOC. EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED. Retrieved from UCL Discovery (Open Access) http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/155116/1/Terras_EnabledBackchannel.pdf . Accessed 16 January 2013.

[Originally published on January 16 2014 on my Remote Participation blog at MLA Commons, here:


Deadline extended for the 2nd Digital Humanities Meeting, Mexico City

2nd DH meeting Mexico City logo

As a member of the organising committee of this event, I am sharing the following information. Hope you find it interesting. Please note new deadline: January 20, 2014.

For this call in other languages, please go to http://humanidadesdigitales.net/index.php/encuentro2014 and click on the “Encuentro 2014” tab on the top navigation bar.

Call for Participation 

2nd Meeting of Humanistas Digitales: Digital Humanities in a Global Context  

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City, May 21 to 23, 2014

New deadline for submissions: January 20, 2014.

Following the success of the First Meeting of Humanistas Digitales (17 and May 18, 2012), this Second Meeting intends to continue to innovate, bringing together researchers, teachers, students and the general public interested in the use of technology in the Humanities from around the world.

In close cooperation with the Global Outlook :: Digital Humanities (GO :: DH) initiative, part of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), this first joint event calls for Digital Humanities practitioners worldwide. Through presentations, keynote speeches, panel discussions, posters, discussions and project presentations, we seek to share answers and questions about the Humanities at the present time and the increasing use of technologies (mainly computational) in the different areas of study that make up our field of practice, the Digital Humanities.

Main Theme

This event will explore the advancement of the Digital Humanities in academic and cultural institutions, the role they play in the academic curriculum and the future of the field on a global scale.

Who is the event for?

  • Researchers, professors, lecturers, students, librarians, technologists and the general public interested in presenting their progress on Digital Humanities projects or interested in the debate around the digital turn in Humanistic studies.
  • Researchers and technologists who have created or used technology as one of their principal tools or methods in humanistic or social studies.


  • Representation, equal access, translation, impact, international collaboration and mutual learning within the area of ​​Digital Humanities.
  • Building resources for the humanities: text markup, digital museums, digital critical editions and advanced technologies for the Humanities
  • The current state of the global Digital Humanities.
  • The design, management and use of digital resources for the humanities.
  • The use of networks for research in relation to the state of the humanities around the world.
  • The role of Digital Humanities in research and teaching in the Humanities
  • Information technology in the intellectual content of the humanities and contemporary theoretical approaches that incorporate computing.


To submit your proposal you must first create an account on EasyChair. Once your account is activated you can submit your proposal using the EasyChair system. If you have questions, send us a message to encuentrohd@gmail.com.
The deadline for submissions  January 20, 2014.

Types of presentations

  • Paper: A 20 minute talk in traditional format, followed by a brief question and answer session. The papers will be arranged by theme around discussion panels.
  • Posters/Demos: Poster presentations can include any research or digital project in progress or finished.
  • Panels: Groups can propose thematic panels with a group of 3 or 4 panelists.

Format for proposals

To participate you should send us a 800-1000 word abstract. Please indicate what type of format you prefer (paper, poster or demo). For panels we ask you to send a 800-1000 word description of the panel and brief 400-500 word descriptions of each of the papers. All participants should indicate their name, and if relevant, their institutional affiliations.


  • RedHD
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (ADHO)
  • Digital Humanities Center (Columbia University)