With the rapid development and extended application of information technology, digitization has now become an important way to preserve, reproduce, disseminate and apply information in many fields. While continuously accumulating abundant digitized resources, it is also necessary to consider the role of so called “big data” played in knowledge creation.
The ever-changing technological development not only made information aggregation possible on a large scale but also enabled interoperability and connection between diversified digital objects and levels of related metadata. With the incorporated research tools, new ways of reasoning and comparative analysis across disciplinary are emerging. Now our inquiry lies on what new horizon can be brought to humanities and social studies due to the accumulation of massive digitized information and interdisciplinary connection? Can all these opportunities help researchers create new topics and innovative methods in their studies?
This conference also aims to bridge communication and encourage collaboration between IT and domain experts. We look forward to seeing new research issues and methods on Digital Humanities explored and shared in this annual event.