Call for Proposals: Archiving 2015 at the Getty

Archiving 2015 presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field.
Conference Dates: May 19-22, 2015 
Location: Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
Full Paper Deadline: March 31, 2015 
Early Registration Deadline is April 27, 2015
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CFP for Keystone Digital Humanities conference due January 2, 2015

See call for presentations below for the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference. The name of the conference is taken from Pennsylvania’s official nickname “The Keystone State,” and although they encourage proposals from within the state they welcome proposals from anywhere, and from any area of the digital humanities.


Keystone Digital Humanities, a conference at the University of Pennsylvania with the KeystoneDH Initiative


The Keystone Digital Humanities conference will be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015. Proposals are now invited for long presentations (20 minutes), short presentations (7 minutes), and project showcases (10 minutes) in all areas of digital humanities. Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, or panel discussions. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars. For more information, visit our conference website.

The community will be invited to vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The 10 proposals with the highest scores are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Please send your name, email address, and a proposal of 200-300 words to The proposal deadline is January 2, 2015, and community peer review will run from January 15-February 15. Proposers will be notified by March 1.

We anticipate that we will have a small number of travel bursaries for graduate and undergraduate students.

Thanks from the Conference Organizing Committee

Dawn Childress, Penn State University
Molly Des Jardin, University of Pennsylvania
Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Hswe, Penn State University
Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University
David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania
Dennis Mullen, University of Pennsylvania
William Noel, University of Pennsylvania
James O’Sullivan, Penn State University
Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Katie Rawson, University of Pennsylvania
Matt Shoemaker, Temple University
Stefan Sinclair, McGill University
Rebecca Stuhr, University of Pennsylvania

Dawn Childress
Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovation in the Humanities
Humanities Librarian for French & Francophone studies, German and
Slavic languages and literatures, Philosophy, and Comparative literature
Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Arts &  |  814.865.0660  |  @kirschbombe  |  W319 Pattee LibraryHumanities@Penn State Libraries blog
@arthumslibThe Humanities {Lab}


Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture conference

Announcement for the upcoming conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Orlando Project, an innovating experiment in conducting digital literary history. CFP deadline: September 15th.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

Orlando turns 20

Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?  This conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of literary history and cultural studies. It marks the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Orlando Project, an ongoing experiment in digital methods that produces Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, from the Beginnings to the Present ( Alongside pioneering projects such as the Women Writers Project, the Corvey Project, the Dickinson Electronic Archives, the Perdita Project, and the Victorian Women Writers Project, Orlando blazed a new path in the field, bringing together feminist literary studies with emerging methods of digital inquiry.  These twenty years have witnessed a revolution in how we research, produce, and circulate knowledge. It is time to reflect upon the impact of the digital turn on engagement with the literary and cultural past.

We welcome presentations that will together reflect on the past, present, and future of digital literary and cultural studies; examine synergies across digital humanities projects; and stimulate exchanges across such fields as literary history, history, art history, cultural studies, and media studies.

Potential topics include:

  • Transformations and evaluations of feminist, gender, queer and other recuperative literary studies
  • Digital manifestations of critical race studies, transatlantic/transnationalist or local/community-based approaches
  • Collaborations between digital humanities specialists and scholars in other fields
  • Born-digital critical and creative initiatives in cultural history (journals, blogs, electronic “branch” projects, crowdsourcing, multi-media, and interactive projects)
  • Editorial initiatives, digitization and curation of primary texts, representation of manuscripts and the writing process
  • Inquiry into texts, networks, and historical processes via visualization and other “distant reading” strategies
  • Authorship and collaboration: the work of women and other historically marginalized writers, traditional models of scholarship, and new conditions of digital research and new media
  • Sound and sight: sound and visual arts studies in digital environments
  • Identities and diversity in new media: born-digital arts in word, sound, and image, in genres including documentaries, blogs, graphic novels, memoirs, hypertexts and e-literature
  • Conditions of production: diversity in academia, publishing, library, information science, or programming, past and present
  • Cultural and political implications of particular tools or digital modes of presentation
  • Pedagogical objectives, practices, environments
  • Dissemination, accessibility, and sustainability challenges faced by digital projects

The conference will include paper/panel presentations as well as non-traditional presentation formats. Please submit abstracts (500 words for single paper, poster, or demonstration, and 1500 words for panels of 3 papers or workshops) along with a short CV for each presenter. We are applying for funding to support the participation of students and emerging scholars.

We welcome proposals for other non-traditional formats. Half- to full-day workshops will be held on the first day of the conference; demonstrations and poster presentations will be embedded in the conference program. Proposals for workshops should provide a description, outline, and proposed schedule indicating the length of time and type of space desired.

The deadline for all proposals is 15 September 2014. Submit proposals by email, to Follow us on Twitter @digdiv2015.

Jana Smith Elford
Conference Committee, Digital Diversity 2015
Ph.D. Candidate | Senior Research Assistant, The Orlando Project
Department of English and Film Studies | University of Alberta
3-5 Humanities Centre | Edmonton, AB | T6G 2E5

CFP due Sept 15, 2014 for Intertia Conference

The Inertia Conference will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, from April 30 – May 2, 2015.

Co-hosted by Echo: A Music-Centered Journal and The Digital Humanities Working Group at UCLA, the event gathers scholars from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics related to sound, media, and the Digital Humanities.As both material artifacts and cultural processes, sound objects and musical media invoke the Einsteinian mantra, “nothing happens until something moves.” Music studies have dealt with this concept through the veins of teleology, codification, and rupture, while the Digital Humanities extends this challenge to forms of inertia old and new. This conference appeals to the curator who recognizes the creator in herself; the writer who transitions from word processor to image processing; the composer as user-experience designer; the archaeologist turned 3D installation artist; the scholar as performer.

Grown from a tree with many branches, the landscape of the Digital Humanities has evolved into a transdisciplinary network that has tackled topics ranging from the curation of “radiant” texts and the interrogation of multimedia modes of argumentation, to the 3D modeling of historical space and the large-scale mapping of cultural data. Yet the soundscape of the Digital Humanities remains rather quiet, as scholar-practitioners and digital pedagogues have yet to embrace fully the ways in which sound and music can enhance the multimodal forms of teaching and research that the field has championed thus far.

This conference welcomes submissions on a broad range of topics related to sound, music, and multimedia. We are particularly interested in alternative format presentations, including workshops, lecture-demonstrations, roundtable discussions, performances, and other collaborative activities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

•        Sounding texts and the textuality of sound: manuscripts, notation, software, and code for sound design, curation, and production
•        Soundscapes and virtual worlds in architecture, archaeology, and beyond
•        Open source, copyright, and the politics of information architecture
•        Digital pedagogy: technology in the classroom; problems and approaches
•        Analog(ue): histories of sound and music within and without the digital
•        Theory and practice in production cultures, from musical performance to multimedia composition and editing
•        Visualization and sonification: listening through “big data”
•        Sonic warfare and digital ethics: surveillance, torture, noise, and silence
•        Musical networks, old and new
•        Sound play, games, and the ludohumanities
•        GIS, locative media, and musical geographies

Please send 300-word proposals via Word document [last name_first name.docx] to by 15 September 2014. Along with your name, affiliation, and email address, indicate any audio, visual, or other needs for the presentation.

CFP: Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference due Aug 1, 2014

Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference: 14-16 November 2014

Call for Proposals

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

This conference will bring together a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. We encourage presentations that emphasize forms of collaboration: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. We welcome contributions from scholars, educators, technologists, librarians, administrators, and students who use digital tools and methods, and encourage submissions from emerging and established scholar-practitioners alike, including those who are new to digital collaboration.

Submission topics may include but are not limited to: engaging with space and place; creating innovative teaching and learning environments; perspectives on implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy within the institutional landscape, etc.  Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, or lightning talks.

If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please submit a 250 word abstract including the title of your presentation, the name of your institution as well as those of presenters here.

The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2014.

If you have questions or would like more information about the submission process, please email conference coordinator Diane Jakacki:

CFP call due October 15, 2014: Michigan State University to host HASTAC 2015

Call For Proposals

HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities

May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Submissions Deadline: October 15, 2014, 5:00pm EST (The system for submitting proposals will become available in August 2014.)

Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015 challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science, technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying power relationships, among other possibilities.  Themes addressed by the conference include:

– the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship

– indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology

– technology and education–open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for primary and/or higher education

– communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property

– digital cultural heritage and hegemony

– crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media

– technology and social identity and roles:  gender, race, and other identities

– digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences

– games and gaming, including for learning

– community development including the importance of art and culture districts

– mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design

– cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and scholarship

HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations (variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions, performances and tech demos.

We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:

  • 5-8 minute lightning talks
  • 15-20 minute talks
  • curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation)
  • project demos
  • digital and/or print posters
  • creative performances or exhibitions
  • maker sessions or workshops

The submission system will be open soon.

For each submission, we will need the following information from you:

1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and institutional affiliation, if any;

2) brief (150 word) bio;

3) 500 word abstract of the work you would like to present that must discuss its relationship to the conference themes;

4) any technical requirements or other support (including space requirements) that may be required for the presentation.  For exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you.  In the event that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may not be able to accept your proposal.

Digital and/or Print Posters Wanted!

Print posters (4 x 3’) and electronic posters (to be projected) are solicited for emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of your research. Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your story.  Use the regular submission form, but indicate that you are proposing a Poster by checking the appropriate box.

Maker Sessions & Workshops

We will provide some room and resources for individuals or groups to create informal maker spaces, where conference participants can share, exchange, and experiment with new online tools, personal fabrication technologies, open source electronics such as Arduino, and other creative and learning devices and gadgets. To propose a maker session or workshop, please use the standard submission form and indicate that yours is a maker session. Please also tell us how long the session requires!

All proposals will be peer-reviewed, but we regret that we cannot provide detailed reviewer feedback. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers from all disciplines and fields, from private sector companies and public sector organizations, from artists and public intellectuals, and from networks and individuals.

If you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail us at

CFP DATeCH international conference – Madrid

DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. – See more here

For additional information, please visit or send an email to

Target audience

The workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together participants engaged in the following areas:

  • Text digitization and OCR.
  • Digital humanities.
  • Image and document analysis.
  • Digital libraries and library science.
  • Applied computational linguistics.
  • Crowdsourcing.
  • Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:

  • OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.
  • Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
  • Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
  • Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
  • Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).
  • Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in digital humanities.
  • Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
  • Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in digital humanities.
  • Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.
  • Data created with mobile devices.
  • Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
  • Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and born digital scholarly data resources.

CFP: Responding to JLA’s DH in Libraries

The editors of dh+lib would like to invite submissions in response to the recent special issue of the Journal of Library Administration.

As noted earlier on dh+lib, JLA devoted its first issue of 2013 to DH in libraries. Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement features six articles that address both the theoretical and practical aspects of how libraries and librarians can engage in DH work. Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Florida State University and a co-author of one of the issue’s articles, has assembled links to the open access versions of the articlesdhandlib.

The issue was guest edited by Barbara Rockenbach, Director of the Humanities and History Libraries at Columbia University, and featured contributions from Chris Alen Sula (“Digital Humanities and Libraries: A Conceptual Model”), Jennifer Vinopal and Monica McCormick (“Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability”), Miriam Posner (“No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library”), Bethany Nowviskie (“Skunks in the Library: A Path to Production for Scholarly R&D”), Micah Vandegrift and Steward Varner (“Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships Between Libraries and the Digital Humanities”), and Ben Vershbow (“NYPL Labs: Hacking the Library”).

As Rockenbach writes:

The authors of these articles come from a range of institutions, medium to large public research universities, large private research institutions and a public library. This diversity of voices illustrates the varied landscape of DH in libraries and the great number of opportunities for supporting this emerging trend in scholarship. The collection moves from the theoretical to the practical.

This special issue is an important addition to the conversation about DH and libraries that we hope to develop here at dh+lib. To that end, we are issuing a CFP for:

500-1500 word posts, to be featured on dh+lib, responding to the overall issue or particular articles or themes;
proposals to engage the dh+lib community in conversation in response to the issue, in a form or forum of your choosing (moderated Twitter chat, blog roundtable with appointed participants, etc).
Please submit a one-paragraph pitch to Deadline for proposals is March 11, 2013. Accepted submissions will be included in a special series to be published in April.