Call for Papers

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2018 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.

Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal. Presenters will also have the option to see their presentations recorded, so that their work might be preserved and further disseminated.

We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. 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.

Full-length Presentation (June 9-10)
Contributors have 20 minutes to complete their presentations, which will form part of themed sessions hosted throughout a “conference-like” event scheduled during the weekend. Please also note that we are not in a position to accommodate requests by presenters who wish to present on a specific date.

Short Paper Presentation (June 4-8 & 11-15)
Contributors have 5 or 10 minutes to complete their presentations, which will be scheduled at evening sessions during DHSI’s two main teaching weeks. Presenters can indicate which week(s) they will be attending DHSI.

Posters & Digital Demonstrations (June 8)
Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception, jointly hosted with the Digital Library Federation. Alternatively, contributors may opt to demo digital projects at the reception. Digital project presenters are required to bring their own laptops.

Please submit proposals using https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2018. Submission should include the title of the submission, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of contributor(s), and a 300-500 word abstract. DHSI attendees with a preference for a particular week should be sure to indicate so in their submissions (see http://dhsi.org/schedule.php). The deadline for submissions is January 5th, at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8). Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by early 2018.

For more information, contact James O’Sullivan (james.osullivan@ucc.ie) and/or Lindsey Seatter (lseatter@uvic.ca).

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 www.dhsi.org.