The 2023 Keystone DH Conference will be held June 16-17th at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Digital Humanities in Baltimore, Maryland. The organizers are currently seeking paper proposals and project talks that address issues of Scale. From the call:
Digital techniques have enabled scholars and practitioners both in and out of the academy to explore problems and topics well beyond the reach of traditional tools and methods: collaborations bring together far-flung participants; massive data sets can be assembled and analyzed with ease; accessible tools allow community-centered organizing while new approaches to teaching enable innovative classroom structures. At the same time, recent work from scholars including Catherine Knight Steele, Andre Brock and Shoshana Zuboff has created a new awareness of the perils of digital scale. Without care, data is easily stripped of its context, alienated from the communities it describes, and incorporated into oppressive structures of power.
We encourage presentations that explore questions of scale in the Digital Humanities—whether analysis based on a large data-set, an investigation of Silicon Valley labor practices, a pedagogical approach that moves between group sizes, or a critique of a digital methodology, tool, or technique. Proposals are also welcome on any aspect of digital technologies and their application to the humanities and/or social sciences beyond this theme. We highly encourage projects that focus on the collaborative nature of research and teaching. Senior scholars should foreground the labor of students, librarians, and/or the community that sustained the project.
Proposal types may include short papers, community projects, panel discussions or roundtables, workshops, poster sessions, or showcase demonstrations. Submissions will be accepted until 15 February 2023, and notifications will be sent in March 2023.