The organizers of Digital Humanities 2017 (DH2017), the annual international conference hosted by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, have issued a call for papers (available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish). The conference will be held August 8 – 11 in Montreal, Canada, with the theme of “Access/Accès”; the theme “underscores the conference organizers’ commitment to making the event more attainable financially, linguistically, and logistically for digital humanities scholars.” Organizers encourage “contributions that focus on knowledge mobilization, public-facing scholarship, collaboration among scholars and communities, open access to code, software, research and results,” noting that “… aspects of digital humanities research and publication involving accessibility technologies are particularly welcome.” Proposals will be accepted for posters, short papers, virtual short papers (a new track), long papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials. Possible topics for submission include:
- Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modeling;
- Social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities;
- Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
- Quantitative stylistics and philology, including big data and text mining studies;
- 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, applied to humanities research; and
- Digital humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula.
Proposal deadlines are as follows:
- Paper/poster/panel. Proposals due November 1, 2016. Notification of acceptance by February 17, 2017.
- Workshop endorsed by a special interest group. Proposals due December 16, 2016. Notification of acceptance by January 30, 2017.
- Workshop/tutorial. Proposals due February 17, 2017. Notification of acceptance by March 10, 2017.
The DH2017 CFP introduces a number of new tracks, policies, and approaches. Among them:
Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. For the first time at DH2017, the program committee will work towards encouraging widespread “whispering” – community ad hoc translation and/or multilingual resources, like visual aids – to foster and facilitate exchanges and dialogue among practitioners in the two languages of the conference as well as the other ADHO official languages.