The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) invites proposals for posters, short and long papers, panels, and workshops to be presented at the DHA 2020 conference, which will be held 25-28 November 2020 in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.
From the call:
The conference theme for 2020 will be “Ka Renarena Te Taukaea / Creating Communities.” This theme, which invites close examination of what connects DH scholars and practitioners to each other and to communities, welcomes a strong local focus on expanding the ways to develop and interconnect research activities within and beyond the Digital Humanities in Australasia and the Pacific. However, given the extreme events our region has experienced in the last year—from terrorist hate crimes to ongoing environmental catastrophe—it also seems timely to think carefully and courageously about the role DH might play in creating communities capable of leading and contributing meaningfully to global conversations about a safe, equitable and sustainable future. We hope DHA2020 will focus on how digital technologies can not only create connections but support diversity, creativity, community building, wellbeing and resilience in a world of rapidly evolving challenges. We believe it is a strength of our evolving discipline that DH is constantly revising and renewing its connections with others, often acting as an institutional, methodological or discursive link between fields of research, professional practices and programmes within cultural heritage, and we expect many contributions will reflect this. At the same time, our location in the South Pacific creates a unique opportunity and responsibility to engage DH in rethinking the place of the humanities locally, regionally, and in relation to the major social and environmental challenges we face globally.
The deadline to submit proposals is 31 May 2020 and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.