In 2018, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) is joining forces with the Digital Frontiers team to host the 2018 Digital Frontiers conference at KU. These two dynamic communities unite to celebrate digital scholarship as a diverse and growing field of humanist inquiry. The conference will be held from 4-5 October 2018 at the KU Burge Union.
The theme for the 2018 Digital Frontiers is Finding Community in Digital Humanities. When the diversity of disciplines, technologies, and communities involved in DH converge, we are often confronted with novel and/or previously uninvestigated approaches to the field. How do these aspects overlap? Where do they diverge? Each community brings its own voice and perspective, often urging us to interrogate the assumptions hidden within our own work. This conference's theme asks participants to examine these intersections and bring us into dialogue with one another. Aside from disciplinary and research communities in the Digital Humanities, we also frame communities as those of lived experiences: international communities, marginalized communities and communities of resistance, classroom communities, digital communities, and others.
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 6, 2018. Please read the full call for papers and additional details about the conference here.
We invite the KU community to submit proposals for the conference. In pursuing this collaborative conference, we hope to showcase DH scholarship at KU (and in surrounding areas) to a broader community of DH practitioners, and to create opportunities for local scholars to build networks and collaborations among the Digital Frontiers community. If you have questions, please email IDRH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce Rasheedah Phillips and Lauren Klein as keynote speakers for this year's conference.