Submission Deadline Extended

October 27th, 2008

The deadline for proposals for Digital Humanities 2009 has been extended until 12 Midnight GMT on Friday 14 November. We do not expect that there will be any further deadline extensions beyond this date.

Please note that if you have not used the online submission system,
ConfTool, before it may be useful to familiarise yourself with it in good time. It is possible to input your details before uploading a paper, and you can also withdraw a contribution if you are unhappy with it, so you do not have to wait until everything is ready to begin the process. Please see details in the Call For Papers and the Submission Guide.

Call for Papers

September 11th, 2008

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers has been sent out and is available on our website with detailed information about submission and formatting. The call is also available in other languages.

The joint international conference is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields. Submissions are invited on all topics concerning digital humanities, e.g.

* text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning
* libraries, archives and the creation, delivery, management and preservation of humanities digital resources
* computer-based research and computing applications in all areas of literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including electronic literature and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship
* use of computation in such areas as the arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, and other areas reflecting our cultural heritage
* research issues such as: information design and modelling; the cultural impact of the new media; software studies; Human-Computer interaction
* the role of digital humanities in academic curricula
* digital humanities and diversity

Submissions may be for papers, posters, or sessions. Potential participants may also read ADHO’s reviewer guidelines for assessment criteria.

All proposals should be submitted by uploading them to the ConfTool. The deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the Programme Committee has been extended to November 14, 2008. All submissions will be refereed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance February 13, 2009.

Banquet Preview

August 31st, 2008

Last night Doug, Marilyn, Neil, Pam, Kari, and Matt went to Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs in Annapolis, the venue for the conference banquet. The centerpiece of the menu: hard shell steamed Maryland crabs, served by the bucket. Trust us folks, this is one conference banquet you won’t want to miss.

Conference Flyer Available

July 21st, 2008

We now have our conference flyer up and ready to publicize dh09. Please print it, post it and spread the word.

Christine Borgman to Keynote

July 7th, 2008

We are very pleased to announce the second of our two keynotes, Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. Professor Borgmann is the author of two recent books from the MIT Press, From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure and Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. An ideal speaker for us given the close affinity between MITH and Maryland’s own iSchool, she will bring a focus on cyberinfrastructure, scholarly communication, and digital libraries to the keynote events.

Preliminary Conference Program Announced

July 3rd, 2008

Take a peak at dh09’s program overview, which outlines a schedule for panels, plenary sessions and excursions to the National Mall and the new Air and Space Museum.

More to come shortly on travel and tourist attractions in the nearby Washington DC and Baltimore areas.

Lev Manovich to Keynote

June 26th, 2008

We are very pleased to announce the first of our two keynote speakers, Lev Manovich, Professor of Visual Arts and New Media at the University of California San Diego. Many will know Manovich for his pioneering book The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001) and his involvement in the burgeoning software studies movement. At the conference, Manovich will address his ongoing work in cultural analytics, using high performance computing and advanced visualization to study the web of contemporary culture.

A second keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

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June 20th, 2008

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Welcome Future dh09 Attendees!

June 19th, 2008

Welcome to the official conference blog for Digital Humanities 2009, the annual joint meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland in College Park, USA.

We look forward to seeing you here next year. The CFP can be expected from the international program committee later this summer, and registration will open in January 2009. Please also check back soon for details on travel options, lodging, area attractions, and other essential information.