Call for Papers 2013


Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST 2013

CFP 2013 Español

Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Date: July, 5-6, 2013

Important Dates EXTENDED:

Paper Submission Due: March 31, 2013 (should be sent to

Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2013

Registration: February 25 to April 25, 2013

Late Registration: from May 1, 2013

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.

DEADLINE for Submissions was Extended to March 31 , 2013 

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 double-spaced 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.


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