Organizers: Ana Sofia Ribeiro and Paulo Quaresma (Évora University, Portugal)
Place: University of Goa, India, associated with the FIRE conference
Historical research on the Portuguese presence in India and in Goa, as
the capital state of the Portuguese Estado da Índia has been renewed in the latest
years. Issues concerning its administration, hybrid religious and social
dynamics, and economic specificities have been approached in an increasingly
decolonized perspective, considering processes of violence and negotiation or
the mandatory political, economic, and social relationships between the
colonizers and the people, States and institutions that already existed before
the arrival of Vasco da Gama to Calicut in 1498. This new historical perspective
which seeks to escape the traditional eurocentrism have allowed to
comprehend the uniqueness of Goa society in India in the present, fostered
within a multi-secular network of relational ties between different visions of the
world, between Portugal and India.
The organizers are presently developing with other colleagues the research
project MONSOON, the Habsburg Estado da India in Digital Perspective (1580 -
1640), that seeks to understand the internal dynamics of the region
encompassing from the East coast of Africa until Macao and Japan under the
Habsburgs’ rule, by digital extraction of information of the Livros das Monções.
The project development, the celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the
Portuguese acknowledgment of Goa, Daman and Diu independence and
incorporation in the India State in 2024, and the organization of the FIRE –
Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation at Goa University offer a perfect
opportunity to put together a set of experts in Portuguese History of Goa and
Digital Humanities from both Portuguese and Indian institutions, in order to
promote a closer collaboration in the study of the Portuguese heritage and past
in the Goa region.
This workshop aims to present different research perspectives of such shared
past between Portugal and Goa implying digital humanities methods, with the
focus in the comprehension and potential analysis of data extracted from textual
historical sources. It also aims to promote dialogue between historical and
scientific groups of Goa and Portugal to join efforts to disseminate this common
CFP – Call for papers
Papers discussing finished/future/ongoing research work that, implying digital
humanities methods, contribute to deepen the knowledge of the Portuguese
presence in Asia are welcome.
The main topics addressed by these presentations should involve issues related
with Digital Humanities, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language
Submission date: 13/11/2023
Notification about acceptance: 21/11/2023
Between 6 and 10 pages prepared according to the Springer LNCS/LNAI format.
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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