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Hathi Trust Workshop at DHCS 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Hathi Trust Research Center will be conducting a workshop on the tools that they have developped for the Hathi Trust Digital Library. If you are interested in attending this workshop (it will take place on November 15th from 2pm to 5pm in the same location as the Colloquium, the Regenstein Library), please register at the following address:

DHCS 2015: Call For Papers

2015 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

November 13-15, 2015
The University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA Submission Deadline: September 11th, 2015

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) brings together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.

Ten years ago, at the first edition of DHCS, Greg Crane asked “What to do with a million books?”. And since then, dealing with issues related to Big Data has been a continuous pursuit of Digital Humanists. As such, for this tenth edition of the Chicago Colloquium, we would like to invite submissions on any research broadly related to Digital Humanities and Computer Science work applied to humanistic research, with a particular focus on visualization tools, theories, methodologies and workflows to make sense of Big Data. A submission for a paper or poster should include an abstract of ~750 words and a minimal bio. Please send it to by September 11th.

This year’s DHCS is sponsored by The University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

DHCS 2013 Draft Schedule

Thursday, December 5

Session 1: Rethinking the author and the narrative in the digital age

Session 2: Digital humanities and social justice: designing transmedia projects for emotional health

Session 3: Theories and methodologies of the digital humanities

Reception and poster / demo session

Friday, December 6

Session 4: Pedagogic applications of the digital humanities

Keynote address: “Jane Austen, Game Theorist” Michael Chwe, UCLA

Session 5: New digital humanities approaches to historical texts and objects

Session 6: Text mining: methods and new research


DHCS 2013 Keynote Michael Chwe

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But I argue that Jane Austen explored game theory’s core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago.  I find that game theory has early and subversive historical roots in Austen’s novels and in “folk game theory” traditions, including African American folktales.  I consider how Austen analyzed “cluelessness”—the conspicuous absence of strategic thinking—and how her observations apply to U.S. military blunders in Iraq and Vietnam.

Michael Chwe is professor of political science at UCLA. Hereceived his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s at Caltech. He has previously been on the faculty of the University of Chicago (economics) and New York University (political science). His research centers on game theory and its applications to social movements, voting and information aggregation, social networks, monetary policy, violence, and literature. He has served as co-editor of the American Political Science Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the American Journal of Sociology.