CFP: “3rd UofT Annual Conference of the DHN” due July 16, 2018

The Digital Humanities Network invites you to participate in our third University of Toronto Annual Conference of the Digital Humanities Network.

The meeting will be at UTM, from 10am-6pm, with drinks to follow, on Thursday the 30th of August, 2018. It will begin with research presentations by new Assistant Professors from the departments of Linguistics, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Arts, Media and Culture, Medieval Studies, English, and Classics. The conference will end with a keynote presentation by Dorothy Kim from Brandeis Univeristy on “Social justice, Race, and the Digital Database”. 

For the afternoon sessions, we seek a range of lightning style presentations relating to digitality from across the humanities, social sciences, and science disciplines. We have two lightning tracks on 1) Research Talks, and 2) Practical Demos. Descriptions for both tracks are below. Presentations are to be 5 minutes maximum.

If you want to present, please send a presentation title and a very short abstract (200-250 words). Submissions are due Monday July 16th by 11.59pm and should be directed to the conference planning committee at with “DHN Conference Proposal” along with the specified track (e.g., “Research Talk” or “Practical Demos”) in the subject heading.

All faculty, librarians, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to apply!

Lightning Talks
The research talks track focuses on current research projects at any stage along with current research results and findings. Talks might describe digital research issues in a particular discipline, methodological challenges accessing and analyzing digital data sets, theoretical discussions on topics around the digital and the internet, or traditional disciplinary research questions in interdisciplinary frameworks.

Lightning Demos
The demos track focuses on demonstrations or overviews of digital technologies, methods, and applications that presenters are working with in research, pedagogical, and service areas. Speakers might provide an overview of a digital tool used in data analysis, a content management system used to curate digital exhibitions, the pedagogical uses of critical making technologies, or a presentation of a creative art piece. Lightning demos give presenters the opportunity to demonstrate to their colleagues the range of digital tools they are working with and the context in which they are using them. Faculty and students may want to demonstrate the scholarly and pedagogical applications to these tools; librarians and staff may emphasize the services and workshops at their institution.