About the Conference

With the advent of digital technologies and their applications, the humanities disciplines that are traditionally text based have been reconceived in newer relations and newer modes of representation. Such new representations make it possible to probe the hidden connections behind large sets of data and reconfigure them in temporal and spatial dimensions that are unnoticed before. The use of digital technologies also helps uncover the visual and interactive nature of the hidden connections. Put simply, it is the digital database that has demonstrated its power in uncovering new relations and in presenting new images.

The revolutions digital representations have brought about are not limited to new modes of representation, they also are capable of showing new connections in relations. All such changes demand new research methodologies that look at data beyond texts. When text representation is replaced by images and when connections are supplemented by database generated relations, what will be the role of critical interpretations? What will remain to be done in close reading? New research methodologies in digital humanities have posed questions that challenge not only data management, data curation, text encoding and extraction, but also new conceptions of critical interpretation. How are these problems handled in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America?

Language of the Conference

English will be the official language of the conference. There may be one or two panels in Chinese.

Publication

Selected papers will be published in book form by Springer. Please follow the MLA style (8th edition with in-text citation) when submitting the full paper.

Financial Sponsorship

Participants are expected to take care of their own travel expenses. A limited number of travel subsidies are available to scholars. Applicants should indicate in their submission whether they would like to be considered for funding support. Selection is based on comprehensive review of the applicant’s profile, including but not limited to the quality of the accepted abstract and the financial need of the applicant. Registration fees may be waived for qualified applicants.

Call for Papers

Submissions of individual papers and panels are welcome but not limited to the following topics:

(1)      Digital Art, Image and Visualization of Culture

(2)      Digital Archives and Museums

(3)      Digitization and Simulation in Spatial History

(4)      Literature in Digitized Forms

(5)      Problems of Representation in Digitization of Humanities

(6)      Humanistic Education in the Digital Age

(7)      Human Language in the Digital Age

(8)      Human Subjectivity in the Digital Age

(9)      Digital Humanities in Asia

(10)    Social Media in the Digital Age

(11)    Performing Arts in the Digital Age

(12)    Gamification in Culture and Education

(13)    Digital Culture and Interactive Games

(14)    Intermedia Art and Digital Performance

(15)    Digital Database, Data Curation and Image Analysis

(16)    Digital Humanities in the Greater China Region

(17)    Digital Humanities in the Publishing Industry

Dates of Conference

Submission of Paper Proposals (250 words)

Announcement of Acceptance

Submission of Full Paper

13-14 November 2020

Before 1 July 2020

Before 1 August 2020

Before 18 October 2020

Dates of Conference

13-14 November 2020

Submission of Paper Proposals (250 words)

Before 1 July 2020

Announcement of Acceptance

Before 1 August 2020

Submission of Full Paper

Before 18 October 2020

Organisers

Organising Committee

ChairmanProfessor Kwok-kan Tam
Chair Professor and Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
MembersProfessor Lang Kao
Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Head of Department of Social Science
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr Shiru Wang
Associate Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Assistant Professor of Department of Social Science
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr Muk Yan Wong
Associate Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Assistant Professor of Department of Social Science
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr Paul K Y Fung
Head of Department of English
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr John K W Yuen
Associate Professor of Department of Chinese
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr Sunny S K Lam
Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University of Hong Kong

Dr Kaby W S Kung
Assistant Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University of Hong Kong

Dr Anna W B Tso
Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University of Hong Kong

Dr David K M Yip
Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University of Hong Kong

Ms Rebekah S H Wong
Head of Digital and Multimedia Services
Hong Kong Baptist University Library
SecretaryMs Joanne Chow
Executive Officer
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
ChairmanProfessor Kwok-kan Tam

Chair Professor and Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
MembersProfessor Lang Kao

Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Head of Department of Social Science

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr Shiru Wang

Associate Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Assistant Professor of Department of Social Science

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr Muk Yan Wong

Associate Director of Centre for Greater China Studies; Assistant Professor of Department of Social Science

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr Paul K Y Fung

Head of Department of English

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr John K W Yuen

Associate Professor of Department of Chinese

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr Sunny S K Lam

Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Open University of Hong Kong


Dr Kaby W S Kung

Assistant Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Open University of Hong Kong


Dr Anna W B Tso

Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Open University of Hong Kong


Dr David K M Yip

Associate Professor of School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Open University of Hong Kong


Ms Rebekah S H Wong

Head of Digital and Multimedia Services

Hong Kong Baptist University Library
SecretaryMs Joanne Chow

Executive Officer

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

School of Humanities and Social Science, HSUHK

The humanities and social science are the core of the curriculum for higher education, as the humanities deal with issues in human values, ethics, critical thinking, language, literary imagination, art and creativity, while social science disciplines study human relations in psychological, social and cultural dimensions. The raison d’être of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) can be summed up in the Chinese tradition of cultivating the self and bringing benefits to the family and the world, as well as in the Western conception of justice and reason.

The School of Humanities and Social Science currently comprises three Departments, Chinese, English and Social Science, and offers four Bachelor’s degree programmes.

Degree programmes in the School of Humanities and Social Science provide students with broad and global views of the world, analytical skills for application in life, and creative visions for career development. Students with a degree in Humanities and Social Science find themselves well equipped for many jobs and well prepared for postgraduate studies in diverse subjects.

Centre for Greater China Studies, HSUHK

Centre for Greater China Studies (CGCS) aims to enhance interdisciplinary research that highlights the rise of China and its impact on the rest of the world. The CGCS has two major objectives. First, it serves as a research platform to formulate and promote Greater China studies at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). Its second objective is to facilitate academic exchange and cooperation between local and international scholars.

The CGCS will focus on four key areas:
i. To facilitate research on the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area Development.
ii. To encourage research on interactions between China and the rest of the world and accompanying problems that may occur.
iii. To promote digital research methods and apply related knowledge to the field of Greater China studies.
iv. To set up a “Greater China Network” website which would be used to engage in various types of academic activities and online publication.

Venue

  Lee Ping Yuen Chamber (D801), 8/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building (Block D), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Transportation:

Tate’s Cairn Tunnel bus stop
Bus:
272S, 277X, 286M, 307, 307P, 373, 680, 680A, 680X, N680, 681, 681P, 682, 682P 74X, 75X, 80X, 82P, 82X, 83X, 84M, 85C, 85M, 89C, 89D, 89X

HSUHK (Kwong Sin Street) bus stop
Mini-bus:
65A, 65K, 808, 808P

Bus:
83K, 83S, 86, N182

Contact Us

Enquiry Hotline

(852) 3963 5611

Email Address

cgcs@hsu.edu.hk

Office Address:

Room H1-04, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong