we'd kindly like to remind you that the call for papers for VIEW Journal of
European Television History & Culture's special issue on *Audiovisual Data
in Digital Humanities* is coming up soon!
Find the full text at
or below and make sure to send in your abstract by Monday, October 2nd!
With kind regards,
Erwin Verbruggen // VIEW Publishing Support
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision // EUscreen
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM, Erwin Verbruggen <
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> Dear all,
> VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture has a *Call for
> Papers* out on Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities. This special issue
> is co-edited by Mark Williams, Pelle Snickars, and Andreas Fickers.
> Please find the full call text below or at http://viewjournal.eu/callforp
> apers/special-issue-on-audiovisual-data-in-digital-humanities/. You can
> send in your paper proposals by October 2nd, 2017.
> With kind regards,
> Erwin Verbruggen
> Erwin Verbruggen
> Project lead R&D
> Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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> *"Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities"*
> VIEW Journal Call for Papers
> Considering the relevance of audiovisual material as perhaps the biggest
> wave of data to come in the near future (Smith, 2013, IBM prospective
> study) its relatively modest position within the realm of Digital
> Humanities conferences is remarkable. The objective of this special issue
> for VIEW is to present current research in that field on a variety of
> epistemological, historiographical and technological issues that are
> specific for digital methods applied to audiovisual data. We strive to
> cover a great range of media and data types and of applications
> representing the various stages of the research process.
> *The following key topics / problems / questions are of special interest:*
> 1. Do computational approaches to sound and (moving) images extend
> or/and change our conceptual and epistemological understanding of these
> media? What are the leading machine learning approaches to the study of
> audio and visual culture and particularly time-based media? How do these
> approaches, models, and methods of learning relate to acquiring and
> producing knowledge by the conventional means of reading and analyzing
> text? Do we understand the 20th century differently through listening to
> sounds and voices and viewing images than through reading texts? How does
> massive digitization and online access relate to the concept of
> authenticity and provenance?
> 2. What tools in the sequence of the research process – search,
> annotation, vocabulary, analysis, presentation – are best suited to work
> with audio-visual data? The ways in which we structure and process
> information are primarily determined by the convention of attributing
> meaning to visual content through text. Does searching audio-visual
> archives, annotating photos or film clips, analyzing a corpus of city
> sounds, or presenting research output through a virtual exhibition, require
> special dedicated tools? What is the diversity in requirements within the
> communities of humanities scholars? How can, for example, existing
> commercial tools or software be repurposed for scholarly use?
> 3. What are the main hurdles for the further expansion of AV in DH?
> Compared to text, audiovisual data as carriers of knowledge are a
> relatively young phenomenon. Consequently the question of ‘ownership’ and
> the commercial value of many audiovisual sources result in considerable
> constraints for use due to issues of copyright. A constraint of a
> completely different order, is the intensive investment in time needed when
> listening to or watching an audiovisual corpus, compared to reading a text.
> Does the law or do technologies for speech and image retrieval offer
> solutions to overcome these obstacles?
> *Practicals*Contributions are encouraged from authors with different
> kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, digital humanities,
> television and media history.
> Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on October 2nd , 2017.
> Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, Dana
> Mustata <[log in to unmask]>.
> A notice of acceptance will be sent to authors in the 1st week of November
> Articles (3 – 6,000 words) will be due on 15 th of February 2018. Longer
> articles are welcome, given that they comply with the journal’s author
> For further information or questions about the issue, please contact the
> co-editors: Mark Williams <[log in to unmask]> (Associate
> Professor Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College U.S.), Pelle Snickars
> <[log in to unmask]> (Prof. of Media Studies Umea Univesity, Sweden)
> or Andreas Fickers <[log in to unmask]> (Luxembourg Centre for
> Contemporary and Digital History).
> *About VIEW Journal*
> See http://www.viewjournal.eu/ for the current and back issues. VIEW is
> supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands
> Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University,
> Royal Holloway University of London, and University of Luxembourg. VIEW is
> proud to be an open access journal. All articles are indexed through the
> Directory of Open Access Journals, the EBSCO Film and Television Index,
> Paperity and NARCIS.
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