Life Narrative and the Digital 2023:
Interdisciplinary Conference and Workshop

26-27 September 2023

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage,
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Call for Papers

Submission open until 26 May 2023

This two-day conference-plus-workshop brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and different career stages to explore the possibilities, uses, and challenges of digital methods and technologies for auto/biographical research and practice. We are particularly interested in the following questions:

We invite contributions that touch upon these and/or the following aspects, themes, and subject areas:

The event will feature both a workshop and a conference track. The workshop (26 September) will be dedicated to short presentations of work-in-progress, with a strong focus on tools, technologies, software, and methods, and with an emphasis on feedback and exchange. The conference (27 September) follows a conventional format, with a mix of research papers and panel discussions, and will be open to the public. Participation in both formats is free of charge.

We invite proposals of 350-500 words via OpenReview for 15-minute (workshop) or 20-minute (conference) contributions by 26 May 2023. We aim for notification of acceptance by 23 June 2023.

We plan to publish selected contributions from both the conference and the workshop tracks in a special cluster of European Journal of Life Writing.

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