CFP: Text as Data (submit by 2016 Sep 1)


The 227th Meeting of the American Oriental Society will be held Friday, March 17–Monday, March 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit communications to be presented at the 227th Meeting special panel: Text as Data.

Deadline: September 1st, 2016
Submit to:

Text as Data: Digital Humanities for Text Analysis
This panel seeks papers that discuss theory, methods, and results of research that includes computational methods for text analysis. The goal of the panel is to open the audience to new research avenues offered by the digital humanities but also to present state of the art applications of digital methods for textual studies in the various fields represented by the American Oriental Society. The papers should present research results that were generated at least partly from a computational process and explain the theoretical foundation of their work along with a description of the research process involved.

Send the title of your proposal and an abstract of maximum 300 words that includes these points:
a) the precise topic treated
b) your exact contribution to the problem
c) its relationship to previous scholarship on the topic
d) specific conclusions
e) computational aspect of the research

Do not forget to include your name, e-mail address and affiliation on your abstract submission.

You can either send in a PDF or copy your proposal in the body of an e-mail.

Submit your proposal to

It will be possible to revise abstracts for final submission to the society (deadline around October 15th) after you have been accepted in the panel. If your paper does not fit the panel, your proposal can still be submitted to the general meeting call for papers using the normal procedure.

Only members of the society can propose a paper. To renew your membership or become a member, please visit the society’s website:

If you need more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of the panel:

Émilie Pagé-Perron (ANE)
Timothy Bellefleur (South Asia)