A workshop on Big Data and the Humanities will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2013), which takes place  in Silicon Valley, California, USA.

The workshop will address applications of “big data” in the humanities, arts and culture, the challenges and possibilities that such increased scale brings for scholarship in these areas, and interpretative issues raised by applying such “hard” methods for answering subjective questions in the humanities.

Full papers, of up to 9 pages, should be submitted via the conference online submission system. The submission deadline is 30 July 2013. All papers accepted will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which will be made available at the conference. For more information, see the workshop website at http://bighumanities.net/, and the main conference website at http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2013/.