CSDH/SCHN Congress 2024: Sustaining Shared Futures

New Dates: 19-21 June 2024

McGill University, Montreal

CFP (New Deadline – 31 January 2024) (https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/)

CFP Deadline: 12 January 2024 (https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/)

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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, panels, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at McGill University, Montreal, as part of the 2024 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (https://www.federationhss.ca/en/congress/congress-2024). We encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities. We are particularly interested in papers that address the Congress 2024 theme of “Sustaining Shared Futures.” We envision papers that seek to explore the following topics:

  1. Sustainable DH 
  2. Envisioning the Future of DH
  3. Surveillance, Authority and Power in contemporary DH
  4. Multilingual Contexts in DH
  5. Constructing Meaning in and through DH
  6. LLMs, Machine Learning and AI
  7. Digital Pedagogy
  8. Digital Art of the Future
  9. Research Creation in DH
  10. Social Media in the Age of X

Proposals for papers (20 minutes), digital demonstrations (posters), and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until 12 January 2024 and must be submitted to https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/.  

  • Paper abstracts should be 500 words, and should specify your thesis, methodology, and conclusions.
  • Panel proposals should have a brief introduction to the topic, a list of presenters, and a 250-500 word abstract for each paper.
  • Proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools should be 250 words and should introduce the tool or project, the intended audience, and what stage of development the project is in. These 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.

Our conference may be able to offer limited opportunities for remote presentations. If circumstances would make in-person attendance challenging, please indicate this in your submission. 

We welcome collaborations and joint presentations with other associations whose dates overlap with ours. 

Please note that all presenters and instructors must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference. There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel. Please indicate on ConfTool that you are a student, and we will reach out with a link to the bursary application.

Congress 2024 welcomes scholars and student researchers, artists, activists, and public intellectuals—including those who have not previously seen themselves or their work reflected in Congress—to engage in deep interdisciplinary scholarly and artistic engagement and to join this crucial conversation about how we can re-imagine and change the world for the better. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ2+, or other underrepresented groups.

Working languages of the conference are French and English. Engagements with other languages and issues of multilingualism in DH are welcome and encouraged as topics and components of presentations.

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).

2024 Program Committee: Cecily Raynor (McGill U), Jason Boyd (Toronto Metropolitan U), Ayushi Khemka (U Alberta), Markus Reisenleitner (York U), Yann Audin (U Montreal), Vera Zoricic (U Waterloo), Claudia Claros (McGill U), Harvey Quamen (U Alberta)