[Keynote 1] Prof. Fu-shih Lin



Fu-shih Lin was born in 1960 in Taiwan. He received his BA and MA degrees in History from National Taiwan University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University for his 1994 dissertation entitled “Chinese Shamans and Shamanism in the Chiang-nan Area during the Six Dynasties Period (3rd-6th Century A.D.).” Lin is currently a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Institute of History & Philology at Academia Sinica. His research interests include the history of Chinese religions and popular culture, as well as Chinese medical history. He has published widely on ancient Chinese conceptions of illness and dreams, the relationship between religion and healing in medieval China, and Chinese shamanism in China and Taiwan.

Research Areas

History of Chinese Religions
History of Diseases Medical Systems
History of Popular Culture
History of Everyday Life


 [Keynote 2] Prof. Paul Longley ARTHUR (Website)

Paul Longley

Professor and Chair in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Edith Cowan University, Australia


Professor Paul Arthur was appointed to ECU as a Professorial Research Fellow in 2016. He holds a PhD in English, Communication, and Cultural Studies from the University of Western Australia.

Professor Arthur speaks and publishes widely on major challenges and changes facing 21st-century society, from the global impacts of technology on culture and identity to migration and human rights. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has over fifty publications including ten books. His latest book is Border Crossings: Essays in Identity and Belonging (ed. 2019, with Leena Kurvet-Käosaar, Routledge). He has served on the executive boards and councils of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO); centerNet—the worldwide network of digital humanities research centres (Co-Chair, 2015–2019); the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA); the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (founding President 2011–2015, Vice-President 2018–2021); the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (founding board member 2010–2019); and the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) Super Science initiative of the Australian Government (2012–2018).

Paul Arthur is known as a leading figure in the development of the field of digital humanities in Australia and internationally, and he was Australia’s first Professor in Digital Humanities (at Western Sydney University).

Paul Arthur has held a number of prestigious visiting positions in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, most recently as Visiting Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 2016-17.

Research Areas

Digital Humanities and e-Research
Communication and Media Studies
Cultural History and Heritage
Biography, Identity and Memory


 [Keynote 3] Prof. Tomoji TABATA


Professor of Language Informatics and Digital Humanities

Osaka University, Japan


Professor Tomoji Tabata is a professor of Language Informatics and Digital Humanities, at Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. He obtained his M. Litt. from the Graduate School of Letters, University of Kumamoto, 1991. He is the President of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, and a voting member of the ADHO Standing Committee on Awards.

Research Areas

Digital Humanities and e-Research
Communication and Media Studies
Register Variation
Authorship Attribution


Online Submission Registration Conference Program

 Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Due

18 August, 2019

Notification of acceptance

20 September, 2019

Full Paper Submissions Due

25 October, 2019

Early-bird registration closes

31 October, 2019

Online registration closes

20 November, 2019

On-site registration

3 - 6 December, 2019