Call for Papers

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium

Call for Papers |

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.

We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool application and development, perspectives on Digital Humanities implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy, reports on activities from the field, etc. Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike, including faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, early career scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities; librarians, and those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic professionals, and those in technical programs.

Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract, please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:

Paper Presentation (June 5-9 & 12-16)

Contributors have 10 minutes to complete the presentation of completed research/projects

Short Paper Presentation (June 5-9 & 12-16)

Contributors have 5 minutes to complete high-impact presentations

Poster Session (June 9 only)

Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception

Digital Demonstration (June 9 only)

Contributors model digital projects at a conference reception. Of note, digital project presenters are encouraged to bring their own laptop, as this session will take form of a poster session-styled Digital Projects Showcase.

The Colloquium will run throughout the duration of DHSI, so please indicate which week(s) you will be in attendance. The poster session and digital demonstration gallery will be held on June 9, and will also feature presenters from the SHARP 2017 conference.

Please submit proposals using the Google form: Submission should include the title of the submission, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of contributor(s), and the 300-500 word abstract. DHSI attendees with a preference for a particular week should be sure to indicate so in their submissions (see The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2017, at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8). Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by early March 2017.

For more information, contact James O’Sullivan ( and/or Lindsey Seatter (

ABOUT DHSI: The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute incorporates intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. During DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation. For more information see