CFP AHLiST 2013: Crossing the Border: Encounters between Cultures and Disciplines


CALL FOR PAPERS: Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST 2013

Crossing the Border: Encounters between Cultures and Disciplines

Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Date: July, 5-6, 2013. Important DatesPaper Submission Due: November 31, 2012 (should be sent to Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2013. Registration: January 15 to February 15, 2013. Late Registration: from February 16, 2013. See the CALL FOR PAPERS 2013_English

“Crossing the Border: Encounters between Cultures and Disciplines”

Current societies face a great challenge to assimilate the rapid growth of globalization. Throughout centuries cross-cultural encounters between civilizations enriched the culture of nations by adding new elements in the sphere of the economy, religion, politics, culture, languages, science and technology. The conference will explore how crossing borders, physically and mentally, despite difficulties and setbacks, produce positive outcomes in numerous fields. The historical encounter between Europeans and Asians; linguistic influences between cultures, the interaction between religions, the personal grown of individuals in a cross-cultural setting, information  technology crossing the border between fields such as, mathematics, logic, linguistics, psychology, computer technology, operations research, the graphic arts, communications, library science, management. We invite panels and individual papers on these or related topics, but will give full consideration to any proposal within AHLiST’s scope.

Possible topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Literature, Technology and Science:                                                                                                                                                                                                    i) Technology/Science and Literature/ ii) Cognitive Science and Literature/ iii) Ideology, Science and Technology/ iv) Single or Comparative Author Studies /v) Fiction, Poetry and Science Studies / vi) Digital or Hypertext Literature /vii) Computer Mediated Communication and Humanities Studies

2. Interdisciplinary Links among History, Science and Technology:
i) History and Science/ ii) Historic Cartography /iii) New Technologies and Archeology /iv) Restoration and conservation/ v) Archive and Library Systems on line

3. Technology, Education, and Language:
i) Accessible Information Technology in Education/ ii) Computational Linguistics; Computational Lexicography/ iii) Paleography and Pattern Recognition/ iv) Digitizing Projects and Document Image Analysis /v) Information Retrieval, Database Systems and Data Integration /vi) Technology and Humanities Teaching and Research / vii) Virtual Classroom; Interactive Technology and Language Learning /viii) Integration between Computational Methods and Theories with Research in Humanities

Submission Guidelines
*All presenters must be members of the Association by conference time.
*Paper submissions should be sent to
* Submissions can be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. All submission should represent original work done by the authors. There will be two options to propose/submit: i) panel proposal ; ii) individual paper.

I. Panel Proposal (Session Proposal with three of more papers):
If you plan to propose a panel/session, please include the title of the panel and the names of presenters; a panel abstract of 150-250 words; a separate page with the names of presenters, their contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email) and institutional affiliation(s), the titles of their presentations; and a 250-word abstract for each paper. Panels will be one hour and fifteen minutes long. Presenters for a panel will be asked to submit their abstract and information separately.

II. Individual Proposal
Each author can use one of the following submissions to propose: a) abstract; b) work-in-progress paper; c) full paper.

a. Abstract: A title and 250 words (double-spaced and 12 fonts)

b. Work-in-progress: A structured proposal of about 1,000 words (double- spaced and 12 fonts) including purpose, methodology/approach, findings, research limitations/implications, and originality/value. A reference list is required. Tables or figures should be placed in the appendix after the reference list if needed.

c. Full Paper: Full paper submissions must not be published, accepted for publication, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors should limit their initial submissions to approximately 20-25 doublespaced pages in 12-point font with appropriate margins, inclusive of all materials (i.e., references, figures, tables and appendices). In preparing for the full papers, please reference the author’s guidelines. If full papers are not formatted accordingly, they will not be considered or reviewed by AHLiST.


Acerca de Leonor Zozaya-Montes

Profesora en la ULPGC (España) y Membro Integrado del CHSC, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). Doctora en historia, con experiencia como profesora de paleografía, epigrafía y materias afines. Ha publicado más de cuarenta estudios científicos. Es autora de páginas sobre paleografía, docencia, aprendizaje lúdico, redacción de textos, lutería, inventos musicales, música popular de tradición oral, etc.

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