DH by the (2010 Conference) Numbers

January 10, 2011

There was a recent tweet asking if anyone had any numbers on which disciplines people associate themselves with in the digital humanities. One relevant set of numbers I’ve seen is from the Digital Humanities 2010 conference where authors and reviewers are asked to select from provided keywords. The list of keywords itself may be debatable for various reasons, and we do well to remind ourselves how quickly the digital humanities are evolving and how the conference is acting as a somewhat biased gateway, but I suspect many may find the numbers interesting anyway. I’ve sorted the table by decreasing order of submissions.

Topics No. of Reviewers and PC members No. of Submissions
text analysis 94 69
archives, data archives, and preservation 72 58
literary studies 74 53
historical studies 35 52
knowledge representation 56 48
internet / world wide web 75 47
encoding – theory and practice 72 45
information retrieval 55 45
corpora and corpus activities 53 44
interdisciplinary collaboration 55 44
content analysis 28 41
modelling – data and document architecture 36 39
sgml / xml 78 39
software design and development 38 37
metadata 54 34
english studies 56 32
humanities computing – nature and significance 69 32
interface design 52 32
information architecture 45 31
user studies / user needs 55 31
audio, video, multimedia 29 30
resource creation and discovery 34 29
scholarly editing 65 29
libraries and museums 52 28
natural language processing 38 28
semantic analysis 35 25
linguistics 42 24
bibliography and textual studies 56 23
humanities computing – pedagogy and curriculum 58 23
other 11 22
project design, organization, management 55 21
databases & dbms 52 20
humanities computing – facilities 55 20
classical studies 20 19
geographic information systems / mapping 25 17
imaging 27 16
multilingual / multicultural approaches 22 16
programming 44 16
art history 10 15
creative and performing arts, including writing 11 15
humanities computing – institutional support 57 15
hypertext 48 15
ontologies / subject organization 39 15
publishing and delivery systems 47 15
stylistics 27 15
authorship attribution / authority 24 12
concording and indexing 34 12
instruction 14 12
philology 38 12
philosophy 16 12
gaming 11 11
virtual reality 16 11
asian studies 6 9
gender studies 8 9
medieval studies 28 8
archaeology 21 7
genre-specific studies: prose, poetry, drama 24 6
lexicography 28 6
music 7 6
film studies 7 4
french studies 10 4
prosodic studies 15 4
spanish studies 5 3
text generation 15 3
italian studies 6 2
near eastern studies 4 2
speech processing 7 2
theology 4 2
translation studies 0 2
cultural studies 0 1
law 3 1
machine translation 15 1
query languages 29 1
morphology 15 0

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