Digital Humanities 2018

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Mexico City
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 17:15

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of proposals for its annual conference on any aspect of digital humanities. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Bridges/Puentes,” and contributions that speak to the theme or that focus on knowledge mobilization, collaboration among scholars and scholarly communities, relationships of North/South scholarship and epistemologies, globalization and digital divides, public-facing and community-engaged scholarship, translation, digital ecologies, hacker culture, and digital indigenous studies are especially encouraged. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, mapping and geographic information systems, or information design and modeling;
Social, institutional, global, gender, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies;
Theoretical, epistemological, historical, or related aspects and interpretations of digital humanities practice and theory;
Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, archaeological, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
Computational textual studies, including quantitative stylistics, stylometry, authorship attribution, text mining, etc.;
Digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games, and electronic literature;
Emerging technologies such as physical computing, single-board computers, minimal computing, wearable devices, and haptic technologies applied to humanities research;
Digital cultural studies, hacker culture, networked communities, digital divides, digital activism, open/libre networks and software, etc.;
Digital humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula;
Critical infrastructure studies, media archaeology, eco-criticism, etc., as they intersect with the digital humanities; and
Any other theme pertaining to the digital humanities.
The conference will be officially bilingual in Spanish and English, so we invite proposals for presentations particularly in these languages, as well as in the other languages for which we have a sufficient pool of peer reviewers (German, Italian, French, and Portuguese, the latter an important language community of our host region).

Presentations may include:

Posters (abstract maximum 750 words)

Short papers (abstract maximum 1 000 words)

Long papers (abstract maximum 1 500 words)

Multiple paper panels (500-word abstracts + 500-word overview)

Pre-conference workshops and tutorials (proposal maximum 1 500 words)

The deadline for submitting poster, short paper, long paper, and multiple-paper panel proposals to the international Program Committee is 11:59pm GMT-6 (local Mexico City time) 27 November 2017. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by March 5 2018.

The deadline for submitting workshops and tutorials, including those proposed by a Special Interest Group (SIG), is 11:59pm GMT-6 (local Mexico City time), 16 February 2018, with notice of acceptance by 16 March, 2018.

DH2018 will be using double blind peer review. To facilitate this process, please remove all identifying information from your proposal submission including author name and affiliation.

When submitting proposals, previous Digital Humanities conference participants and reviewers should use their existing accounts rather than setting up new ones. If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact Program Committee Co-chairs Glen Worthey gworthey [at] stanford [dot] edu or Élika Ortega e.ortegaguzman [at] northeastern [dot] edu.

To facilitate the production of the conference proceedings, authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit final approved versions of their abstracts via the DHConvalidator, available through ConfTool, which creates a TEI text base of conference abstracts for further processing.

Presenters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Global Outlook::Digital Humanities’ Translation Toolkit to prepare for a bilingual conference. This includes guidelines and best practices for multilingual slides/posters/handouts and ad hoc community translation:

Similarly, participants are strongly encouraged to make themselves aware of current recommendations for accessibility of presentations and multimedia-based materials. Please review the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Initiative Guidelines on Presentation Accessibility:

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