Call for Proposals: The eHumanities Innovation Award

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 12:00am

This via the Digital Classicist listserv:

The eHumanities Innovation Award recognizes emerging researchers who have developed new automated methods for the analysis of Humanities content. We particularly look for research that involves a deep understanding of issues from both the Humanities and from the Information Sciences. Individual researchers may thus be primarily centered in the Humanities or in the Information Sciences but we also invite work that involves collaboration across these boundaries.

Your proposal should clarify the following points:

  • How does your methodology/technique work? Explain and discuss here in detail not     only the technique you propose, but also the distinguishing features of your approach.   
  • Which benefits does your method provide for the humanities? Please explain in detail how your method is used in any field of the humanities? Do not forget to provide good examples.   
  • What are the next steps for your research process?


We are not interested in a combination of digital data with previously available tools or visualization techniques.

Who can apply?
This award focuses on researchers who have received their PhD’s within the previous 5 years or are still working on the PhD.


  1. Send a proposal abstract until July, 31st, 2012.
  2. After reviewing, the participants with the 5 most interesting contributions will be asked to present both data and results of their submissions (early September 2012).    
  3. Finally, the winner and two notable mentions will be announced by September 30th, 2012.


The winner will receive a 1000 Euro award and will be invited to the 2012 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar to present the contribution.

Please send an anonymized proposal of no more than 1.500 words by July, 31st, 2012 to

If you have any questions please contact us at

Award board (in alphabetical order):
Marco Büchler (Natural Language Processing),
Elisabeth Burr (Digital Romance Linguistics),
Gregory Crane (Digital Classics, Digital Libraries),
Gerhard Heyer (Natural Language Processing,
Gerik Scheuermann (Visualisation),
Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Cultural Studies, University Library).


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