RESOURCE: What’s Under the Big Tent? A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts

Scott B. Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (University of Colorado Boulder, and dh+lib Review editor) have published an article examining abstracts from the annual Digital Humanities conference in the open access journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique.


This study identifies how the flagship Digital Humanities conference has evolved since 2004 and continues to evolve by analyzing the topical, regional, and authorial trends in its presentations. Additionally, we explore the extent to which Digital Humanists live up to the characterization of being diverse, collaborative, and global using the conference as a proxy. Given the increased popularization of “digital humanities” within the last decade, and especially recent successes in popular press and grant initiatives, this study tempers the sometimes utopic rhetoric that appears alongside mentions of the term.

Weingart, S. B., & Eichmann-Kalwara, N. (2017). What’s Under the Big Tent?: A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 7(1), 6. DOI:

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​This post was produced through a cooperation between Perry Collins, Emily Esten, Allyssa Guzman, Charlie Harper, Nancy Lovas, Alix Keener, Chella Vaidyanathan, Vanessa Viola (Editors-at-large for the week), Roxanne Shirazi (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Sarah Melton, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).