Conference Overview

The second edition of the workshop on "Corpus-based Research in the Humanities" (CRH) will be held in Vienna (Austria) on January 25th-26th 2018 and will be hosted by Academy Corpora of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

After the first edition in Warsaw (Poland) in 2015 the CRH workshop continues the series of workshops previously named "Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities" (ACRH). Three editions of ACRH were held, respectively in 2011 (Heidelberg, Germany), 2012 (Lisbon, Portugal) and 2013 (Sofia, Bulgaria). The first edition of CRH was held in Warsaw (Poland) in 2015. All the previous editions were co-located with the internaitonal workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT).

This year, the 16th edition of TLT ( takes place just a couple hours away from CRH - in Prague (Czech Republic) - and immediately before CRH (on 23-24 January 2018). We hope that the two events will have several participants in common.

CRH wants to be a meeting place for both scholars from Computational Linguistics and from the Humanities (especially, Digital Humanities). Although the two research areas share a number of common topics, there is still limited collaboration between the two communities. Since the empirical evidence provided by corpora plays a central role in both disciplines, we believe that a workshop focussed on the different uses of (different kinds of) corpus data in the Humanities might represent a valid opportunity to make the two communities meet, discuss and compare their interests, methods and aims.

This year, CRH will have a special topic concerning time and space annotation in textual data.


- Tara L. Andrews, University of Wien, Austria (

- James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, MA, USA (