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The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, posters, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2018 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Regina, from May 26th to 28th (https://www.congress2018.ca/). The theme of this year’s Congress is “Gathering Diversities.” The Program Committee encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- Application of Diverse Digital Methodologies, Tools, and Approaches in the Humanities
- Learning, Teaching, and Sharing Knowledge in Digital Humanities
- Translation Across Contexts in the Digital Humanities
- Access and Challenges to Accessibility
- Global and Local Knowledge Stakeholders
- Project Management, including Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
- Public Engagement
Proposals for papers (20 minutes), digital demonstrations and posters, and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until January 15th 2018 and must be submitted via https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2018/.
Paper abstracts should be 500 words and should specify the thesis, methodology, and conclusions. We also welcome proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools. Demonstrations will be given table space and a backdrop so they can set up a poster and a computer for a 2-hour session. We encourage projects with software to show to apply for this venue.
There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel through CSDH/SCHN. In addition, The University of Regina is offering Graduate Student Travel Awards of up to $500: see (https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding) for further information. Interested graduate students should make sure to answer the relevant question on the submission page in ConfTool. Students will then receive a follow-up survey about funding needs upon acceptance of their paper/poster. Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.
Scholars in the digital humanities are engaged in diverse digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines, and encourages applications from women, Indigenous and Métis people, people of colour, LGBTQ people, or those belonging to other underrepresented groups.
Selected papers from the conference will appear in special collections published in the CSDH/SCHN society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org).
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
2018 Program Committee: Constance Crompton (chair), Aaron Mauro, Servanne Monjour, Jim Clifford, Brent Nelson (local organizer), Jason Boyd (past chair), and Susan Brown (ex-officio)