Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference (PRAVIDCO) 2025

Malach Center for Visual History  is celebrating fifteen years since its opening, and it will commemorate this anniversary with a second edition of the Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference (PRAVIDCO 2025, January 23-24). The conference's aims reflect the activities of the Malach Center, serving as a nexus for those primarily engaged in the technological aspects of the humanities and social sciences perspectives of contemporary interdisciplinary research. The conference welcomes submissions in the domains of:

- Holocaust, post-Holocaust, Jewish history, and related metacritical studies
- oral and visual history in theory and practice
- minority and gender studies
- historical sociology and reflexivity of research methods
- language modelling and modelling in humanities and social sciences research 
- data mining and quantitative sociology in historical research 
- large archives of cultural heritage and databases production and management

We invite especially PhD students and junior post-docs to apply for the open call section of the program, as we are going to emphasise networking among the participants across the board and intend to promote a direct interaction among them and the senior scholars in the field, who will present in the per-invitation part of the program

The 2025 edition of the PRAVIDCO Conference will be held in Prague at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Malostranské náměstí 25, Prague 1.

Schedule and Deadlines:

- Submission deadline: June 30, 2024
- Notification to authors: September, 2024
- Final papers ready: October, 2024
- Conference: January 23-24, 2025
- Conference volume presentation: January 23, 2025


We accept papers of length between 2000-5000 words (without references and bibliography) to accommodate various disciplinary traditions. All submissions will go through a peer-review process and be considered for the conference volume publication.

Submission website @ EasyChair

CfP Leaflet for sharing.


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 over 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.