The Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, JADH2020 “A New Decade in Digital Scholarship: Microcosms and Hubs”, are provided below in PDF format.

Proceedings PDF


Note that all times listed correspond to JST (UTC +9). You may use this link to find the exact time of the conference opening in your timezone.

November 20, 2020 (Friday): Workshop

The Workshop on The State of Digital Literacy in Japanese Humanities Graduate Programs will be conducted in Japanese. Please see the workshop page for more information:

November 21, 2020 (Saturday)

10:30-12:00Long Paper IMain
12:00-13:00Board meetingMain
16:30-17:30Plenary: Youngmin KimMain
17:30-19:00Free talkMain

November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

11:00-11:30Long Paper IIMain
13:15-14:30Short PaperMain
15:00-16:30Long Paper IIIMain
16:30-17:30Plenary: Nirmala MenonMain

Break and free talk rooms

Independent of the main sessions, break and free talk rooms will be open from 10:00 to 19:00 every day.

Detailed Programme (Day 2 & 3)

Saturday, November 21

Chair: Tatsuhiro Ohno

Tracing playful media practice: Challenges for Theory, Methodology, and Infrastructure
Panel Chair: Martin Roth
Speakers: Kazufumi Fukuda, Zoltan Kacsuk, Akito Inoue

Chair: Thomas Dabbs

Youngmin Kim

Youngmin Kim
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Dongguk University
Jack Ma Chair Professor, Hangzhou Normal University

The Poetics of Scale in Microcosmic/Macrocosmic World Literature: Perspective, Method, and Logic in Zooming-in and Zooming out of World Literature

Youngmin Kim is currently Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Dongguk University, Jack Ma Chair Professor of Ma Yun Education Fund at Hangzhou Normal University, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of English Language and Literature, Vice-President of International Association of Ethical Literary Criticism, Executive Council Member of International Comparative Literature Association, Director of Digital Humanities Lab of Dongguk University. He is the founding Director of Institute of Trans Media World Literature, Dongguk University. He was Director and Dean of International Relations, Dean of College of the Humanities at Dongguk University, Visiting Professor at Cornell University and Sapporo Gakuin University in Japan, Visiting Scholar and faculty affiliate of East Asia Center at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He served as Advisory Committee Member of Institute of World Literature of Harvard University (2013-16), President of English Language and Literature Association, Jacques Lacan and Contemporary Psychoanalysis Society, Yeats Society of Korea, Vice President of International Association of the Study of Irish Literatures. He is currently the Principal Investigator of “Trans Media, Digital Humanities, and World Literature” (2017-2020) Project. He wrote articles and books on modern and contemporary poetries in English, critical theory, transnationalism, translation studies, psychoanalysis, comparative literature and world literature, and Digital Humanities.

Sunday, November 22

Chair: Hilofumi Yamamoto

Chair: Naoki Kokaze

Chair: Asanobu Kitamoto

Nirmala Menon

Nirmala Menon
Associate Professor,
Head, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discipline of English Language and Literature
Digital Humanities and Publishing Studies Research Group
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

The Regional Turn in Digital Humanities in India: Decolonizing Digital Knowledge Infrastructures

Nirmala Menon leads the Digital Humanities and Publishing Research Group at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. She is a faculty member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Discipline of English,  IIT Indore. She is the author of Migrant Identities of Creole Cosmopolitans: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality (Peter Lang Publishing, Germany, 2014) and Remapping the Postcolonial Canon: Remap, Reimagine, Retranslate (Palgrave Macmillan, UK 2017). She has published in numerous international journals and speaks, writes and publishes about postcolonial studies, digital humanities and scholarly publishing. She directs Ph.D. students is in their projects and runs DH projects from the research lab at IIT Indore. Her primary area of research is Postcolonial Literature and Theory. Her focus is on the comparative study of twentieth century postcolonial literatures in English, Hindi and other languages. Digital Humanities, Gender studies, Globalization and Translation studies are additional areas of research. Her interests are multilingual but also interdisciplinary; her research examines the ways in which literatures from different non-Western languages influence and can redefine and reframe postcolonial theoretical concepts. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) , Advisory Board member of Ubiquity Press, UK and Advisory Board Member, Open Access India and Chair, (2016-17) CLCS Global South Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA), Prof. Menon is one the founder members and current President of Digital Humanities Alliance in Research and Teaching Innovation (DHARTI)