Call For Papers

JADH2024: “Leveraging AI and Digital Humanities for Sustainable Infrastructure”

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) is pleased to announce its 13th annual conference, to be held at the University of Tokyo on September 18-20, 2024.

We invite proposals on all aspects of Digital Humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of Digital Humanities.

The recent advent of Artificial Intelligence has had a significant impact on Digital Humanities, and many presentations have been made at recent DH-related conferences. Furthermore, there's a global push towards establishing digital infrastructure in the humanities, with Japan beginning to witness policy-level support in this domain. The program committee seeks to explore sustainable methods for applying, critiquing, designing, and investigating AI in Digital Humanities, covering a range of activities from analyzing current systems to developing independent AI solutions.

In this context, we welcome presentations that delve into sustainable AI usage within Digital Humanities. This encompasses a broad spectrum, from theoretical discussions to practical applications. We are also keen to include research that reflects the diverse global practices in Digital Humanities, continuing the tradition of previous conferences.

However, it's important to clarify that the conference's scope extends beyond just AI. Topics of interest span a wide range, including data mining, information design and modeling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium; computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities; and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship. Examples might include text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages; the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media and related areas; the creation and curation of humanities digital resources; and the role of Digital Humanities in academic curricula. The range of topics covered by Digital Humanities can also be consulted in the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (, Oxford University Press.

Abstracts submitted should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including the title and authors’ names.

Please submit abstracts via the ConfTool website below, by 11:59 PM, 29 Apr, 2024 (HAST).

Submissions for presentation papers will be accepted starting around February at the same URL above:

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on May 27, 2024.

Type of proposals:

Interactive presentations: Interactive poster session presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, software, and digital projects.

Short papers: Short papers are allotted 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and are suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.

Long papers: Long papers are allotted 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions) and are intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and reporting on significant new digital resources or methodologies.

Panels: Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either: (a) Three long papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted together with a statement, of approximately 500-1000 words, outlining the session topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities; or (b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit a 500-1000 words outline of the topic session and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication from all speakers of their willingness to participate.

Use of generative AI language tools:

Recently, while chatbots as a new text-generating tool are becoming widespread, various problems have been pointed out. Since the Digital Humanities field needs to respond constructively to this situation, the JADH Program committee does not prohibit it. However, at least at present, generative AI language tools will not be recognized as an author. Instead, please report the significant use of generative AI language tools, as described in the arXiv's policy.

After the conference:

JADH strongly encourages you to improve your presentations at this conference based on the discussions during your presentation and submit them to our open-access journal, the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (


Please direct inquiries about any aspect of the conference to:

conf2024 [ at ]