Spatial Humanities 2016  קול קורא

Lancaster University 

Lancaster, UK 

15-16th Sept 2016 

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 10.56.57This major European conference is concerned with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies in humanities research. The main aim of the conference is to explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that these technologies enable within and beyond the digital humanities. We welcome submissions on all aspects of using GIS in humanities research from database development to applied research in which spatial technologies have made a contribution to understanding of the past. We welcome contributions from all humanities disciplines including (but not limited to) history (including fields from social science history such as historical demography and environmental history), archaeology, literary studies, classics, linguistics and religious studies. Contributions from PhD students are encouraged. Non-speaking participants who are keen to learn what is happening in the field are also welcome.

Timeline: 

Deadline for applications: 25th March 2016.

Author acceptance: 22nd April 2016.

Registration opens: 3rd May 2016.

Early registration closes: 1st August 2016.

Venue: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Lancaster can be easily accessed from Manchester or Liverpool Airports, the West Coast main railway line or the M6 motorway. Direct trains from Manchester Airport take a little over an hour, the train from London takes around two and a half hours. For more details on transport see: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/contact-and-getting-here/maps-and-travel/

Costs: The conference is sponsored by the European Research Council enabling us to keep costs low. Registration will open on the date above. Full early registration including teas & coffees and lunch on both days will cost £195 with a £95 student rate. Day rates will cost £110 (full) and £55 (student) respectively. Late registration prices will be announced nearer the time. Accommodation is available in the university and the city and should be booked separately once papers have been accepted.

For further information and registration see: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/spatialhum/

For informal enquiries contact: spatialhum@lancaster.ac.uk