PraViDCo Call for Papers

Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague invites submissions for the Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference (PraViDCo) organized on 27–28 January 2020 in Prague on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Center's foundation.

The scope of the conference reflects the interdisciplinary focus of the Malach Center for Visual History activities, therefore we invite submissions thematically encompassing great number of disciplines: history, computational linguistics, genocide studies, sociology, oral history, human-computer interaction, anthropology, digital humanities, psychology, political science and more.

In order to guarantee such diversity, we welcome paper submissions in English from both senior and junior scholars and researchers. Limited amount of travel fellowships, this year with special focus on candidates from the countries of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, will be available for participants based on their statement of interest in financial support. No registration fee is required, however, please note that the organizers do not provide any coverage of travel and accommodation expenses without the above mentioned fellowship application.

All accepted papers will be published in a collective compendium, which will be already completed by the time of the conference itself. Participants are required to submit their full and finalized papers to EasyChair by September 16, 2019. These contributions can be submitted in two different formats:

  •    Short paper (max. 1200 words, excluding references and list of sources)
  •    Long paper (max. 3000 words, excluding references and list of sources)

All applicants are advised to visit the conference website and submission system in advance for further information.

In case of further questions, please do not hesitate and contact us via pravidco@ufal.mff.cuni.cz.

 

 

Important dates:

September 16, 2019: Deadline for individual paper proposals (short and long papers)

October 7, 2019: Notification of acceptance, reviews sent to authors

November 10, 2019: Submussion of revised final version of papers (short and long papers)

 

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Malach Center for Visual History at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University provides researchers, educators, students and the general public with local access to four digital archives of oral history interviews. The most significant of these sources are the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive and Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, which altogether contain nearly 60,000 audiovisual recordings of interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides (e.g., Rwanda, Cambodia, Armenia). The Malach Center promotes scientific and educational use of these materials and actively engages in supporting projects carried out by researchers at all stages of their academic careers.