[globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"

Marcus Bingenheimer m.bingenheimer at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 18:55:29 MDT 2012

Thanks for the clarification Neil.
Will the SC be able to vote on this before the deadline?
If not we can change the wording of the proposal to the DH organizers.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Neil Fraistat <nfraistat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Marcus,
> Just to be clear: I am happy to propose to the ADHO SC that we split the
> business meeting in order to run such a session and am hopeful that they
> will agree, but it would have to be voted on by the SC first. So it would
> be a mistake to take this as a given until the SC has agreed.
> Best,
> Neil
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Marcus Bingenheimer <
> m.bingenheimer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Below a proposal for a GO::DH session at the DH 2013.
>> Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?
>> The application deadline is Thursday so there is not much time left but
>> there is still time for changes.
>> greetings from Philadelphia
>> marcus
>> waiting for the hurricane
>> =============================
>> ADHO GO:DH Session on “Chinese DH”
>> The newly founded ADHO initiative Global Outreach (GO::DH) aims to
>> facilitate communication between the various ADHO committees and emergent
>> DH groups and activities in countries which are not yet well represented
>> within ADHO. This session proposal is one of GO::DH attempts to raise the
>> visibility of underrepresented communities, in this case, of work done in
>> the Chinese speaking world.
>> Like all cultures, China is faced with the question of how to model its
>> cultural heritage in a digital environment. Comparable only to India in
>> historic range, geographic size, and population, there are various
>> initiatives in China, Hongkong and Taiwan that work on solutions to
>> digitize and distribute their shared cultural heritage. After successful
>> international cooperation yielded the Unicode standard, which resolved the
>> pressing issue of how to represent the logographic writing system in
>> computing, continued dialog on standards and practices in DH is of mutual
>> interest for both ADHO members and the emerging DH centers in China,
>> Hongkong and Taiwan. In East Asia, efforts by Japanese practitioners of DH
>> has already resulted in the foundation of the Japanese Association of
>> Digital Humanities, which joined ADHO last year, an important development
>> in the globalization of the field. In the Chinese speaking world too there
>> is great potential for dialog, synergy and cooperation between DH centers
>> to discuss standards and practices. Communication about shared standards
>> generally improves the chances that the results are interchangeable, avoids
>> duplication of efforts, and increases efficiency.
>> As internationalization and support for developing, regional centers is
>> part of ADHO’s mission, the members of the GO::DH feel it is desirable to
>> organize a roundtable on “Chinese DH” with representatives from China,
>> Taiwan, Hongkong and perhaps Singapore to speak about the situation of DH
>> in their societies and the prospects and potential problems for further
>> collaboration with both within East Asia as well as with ADHO members.
>> Following a discussion on the globaloutlookdh list regarding the possible
>> format for such a roundtable, Neil Fraistat, the current Chair of ADHO,
>> offered to split the ADHO business meeting and use the second 45 min
>> section to a ADHO GO::DH roundtable on “Chinese DH”.
>> We plan to invite at least one representative from China, Hongkong and
>> Taiwan to speak for 10 min to provide the audience with a quick overview of
>> activities, followed by a 15 min roundtable discussion with the speakers
>> and one or two GO::DH members. Possible questions to explore: What are the
>> prospects for further national or regional organization in East Asia? How
>> can we make better use of existing structures to further the globalization
>> of Chinese DH? How viable, e.g., would be a panel in Chinese at the next DH?
>> ADHO GO::DH Session (45 min)
>> 1. DH in China (10min)
>> 2. DH in Hongkong (10min)
>> 3. DH in Taiwan (10min)
>> 4. Roundtable (15min)
>> ==================================
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Dr. Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉
Department of Religion, Temple University
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