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

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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.

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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
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)

SpotOn London 2013: Interdisciplinary research: what can scientists, humanists and social scientists learn from each other?

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This year’s SpotOn London conference will take place at the British Library.

I have cancelled my appearance. If I have time I might write a post about it later.

SpotOn is a series of community events for the discussion of how science is carried out and communicated online. The flagship conference is the annual SpotOn London two day event, formerly called Science Online London, and now in its fifth year. They also host monthly SpotOn NYC events in New York City.

This year I’ll be participating in the following workshop:

SpotOn London 2013: Interdisciplinary research: what can scientists, humanists and social scientists learn from each other?
Friday 8 November, 2013 4:30 pm-5:30 pm.

Academics are increasingly turning to interdisciplinary working to maximise the potential of their research. Benefits allegedly include increased access to funding, resources, knowledge and impact (to name but a few) – but how do these partnerships work in real life? What can researchers from polar opposites of the academy learn from each other? And can we ever really get along? This will be an interactive session which will include drafting of a new contract for interdisciplinary scientists, humanist and social scientists.

Coordinator: Dr Philippa Grand (Head of Social Sciences, Palgrave Macmillan, @PalgraveSoc)


  • Dr Simon Bastow, (Senior Research Fellow, LSE Public Policy Group @simonjbastow)
  • Laura Hood (The Conversation, @Lahoo)
  • Des Fitzgerald (Sociologist at Kings College London, @Des_Fitzgerald)
  • Dr Ernesto Priego (Lecturer in Library Science, City University London @ernestopriego)

Session hashtag: #solo13hss

At the British Library: Digital Scholarship 101

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Tomorrow at the British Library, I will facilitate an internal one-day workshop titled “Digital Scholarship 101”. The workshop, for British Library staff, will provide an opportunity to brainstorm together what digital scholarship is and how we can engage in it/with it within the Library.

In this introductory workshop we will familiarise ourselves and engage critically and creativelly with key trends such as definitions of digital scholarship, digital collaboration and authorship, online sharing and open licensing, digital content; digitisation, copyright in the digital age, the Text Encoding Initiative, text and data mining, text analysis, crowdsourcing, georeferencing and data/text visualisation.


At the British Library: Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

 Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

As many of you already know the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference will take place the 1st and 2nd of July 2013 at the British Library in London.

I will participate within the second strand, titled “How exactly do you get your monograph published in open access?.” I will focus on issues around copyright and Creative Commons for HSS researchers.

I am honoured for the kind invitation; the whole programme (still being updated) is looking amazing!

At the British Library: Digital Scholarship, Resources And Research Workshop

cpd25 logoTomorrow I will participate at the ‘Digital Scholarship, Resources And Research Workshop‘ organised by the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries (cpd25) at the British Library, London.

I will be the first speaker offering a quick overview of Digital Scholarship – definitions, context and trends. It will be by all means an introduction, a DS 101 if you will.

This workshop is aimed at students, researchers and librarians interested in digital scholarship and those wanting to learn how to navigate around the world of digital resources.

Open Access Now! (Notes for a presentation at Central Saint Martins)

OA60x60Yesterday Monday 18 March 2013 I participated in a debate with Casey Brienza about Open Access publishing organised by Roger Sabin at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I have shared a deck of slides on Slideshare that contains the notes I prepared for this event. You can view them online or download them as a PDF file. They are here.

I also uploaded them to Figshare with the following citation:

Open Access Now! Research notes in the form of a deck of slides assembled by Ernesto Priego for the Open Access debate organised by Roger Sabin at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, Monday 18 March 2013. . Ernesto Priego. figshare.

Retrieved 16:27, Mar 19, 2013 (GMT)

At Central Saint Martins: Open Access Lecture and Debate

UAL CSM logoToday at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts, London) I will participate in a lecture organised by Dr Roger Sabin on Open Access. The event’s page says the lecture will discuss “the new premise of Open Access as a revolution in democratising academic publishing, or is it really just capitalism’s sneaky way of exploiting our research more ruthlessly?”

I have been an Open Access advocate for some years now, and I hope to communicate effectively the case for Open Access. Maybe we’ll see you there? The event’s page says “all welcome” :).


At Roehampton: Digital Dissemination of Scholarship

University of RoehamptonOn Thursday 28th February 2013 my colleague Susan Greenberg and I will participate in an internal colloquium for students of the University of Roehampton’s Graduate School.

We will go from “where we are now” to “where we could be”, and will focus not only on digital dissemination of scholarship, but on “how to make it count”.

Susan and I will refer to our own experience as researchers to describe the far-reaching changes taking place in the way that scholars collaborate with each other and communicate with a wider public. Using recent case studies, we will look at repositories, open access journals, blogs, social media and alt-metrics.

At Altmetric: Insights from “The Individual and Scholarly Networks”

Insights from “The Individual and Scholarly Networks”On Tuesday 22 January I attended an online seminar titled “The Individual and Scholarly Networks: A two-part seminar on Building Networks and Evaluating Network Relationships.”

I have shared my notes, here.

At the AHRC’s Digital Transformations Moot

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AHRC logo

Sarah-Louise Quinnell and I will be presenting Networked Researcher at the AHRC’s Digital Transformations Moot, taking place Monday 19 November 2012 in The Mermaid Centre London. We will be participating in the ‘Yack Space’ talking about Networked Researcher for ten minutes from 12:30PM.

4Humanities @ UCL: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter

4Humanities at UCL

Tomorrow Tuesday 18th September I will be live blogging from “Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter”, a one day symposium at UCL in conjunction with 4Humanities, Arts Emergency, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and UCL Department of Information Studies, organised by Dr Melissa Terras.

Eva Kekou, a fellow international correspondent of 4Humanities, will be live blogging too and Dr Lucy Lyons will be the conference artist in residence.

A full program is available here. [PDF].

Speakers include:

  • Professor Alan Liu, University of California Santa Barbara, and 4Humanities founder: “Creating a Humanities Advocacy Media Plan”
  • Dr Rüdiger Klein, European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities: “Making the Humanities Count – the dawn of a new era thanks to globalising Digital Humanities?”
  • Amy Westwell and Oliver Milne, The Free Hetherington Campaign: ““Occupy, Organise & Origami” The Free Hetherington, Student Radicalism and the Democratic Intellect”
  • Neil Griffiths, Arts Emergency: “The Arts Emergency we all face…”
  • Dr Anna Upchurch, University of Leeds, and Dr Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick: “Redefining ‘value’: the arts, humanities and the challenges of contemporary life”
  • Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London: “How the Humanities can Help Transform Science”

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