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Digital Frontiers 2018

October 4-6, 2018

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 the University of Kansas. 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 new Frank R. Burge Student Union at KU, with an additional day of workshops October 6 at the Lawrence Public Library.

For full details, including schedule, registration, and hotel and other travel information,
please see the Digital Frontiers 2018 website.

Early Bird Registration for Digital Frontiers 2018 is now open!

Special subsidized rate for KU and Haskell University participants.

IDRH is pleased to be able to provide a limited number of subsidies to students, staff and faculty at the University of Kansas and at Haskell University. At the subsidized rate, IDRH will cover half the registration cost and you will pay the following:

Early Bird Registration (through July 31, 2018)
Student Rate: $20.00
Standard Rate: $37.50

Regular Registration (After July 31, 2018)
Student Rate: $25.00
Standard Rate: $45.00

*Student rate is for full-time graduate and undergraduate students only. Registration for the conference covers keynote talks, paper sessions, and workshops, lunch on both days of the conference, and attendance at the reception.

To request a subsidy, please email for a registration code PRIOR to submitting the registration form on the Digital Frontiers website. Subsidies will be awarded while funds allocated for the purpose are available.

Finding Community in Digital Humanities

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.

We invite the KU community to join us at the conference. There will be two full days of panels and keynotes on 4 & 5 October, and free workshops on 6 October. Keynote speakers include Lauren Klein and Rasheedah Phillips.

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



Directory of DH Scholars

Looking for collaborators, expertise, or other scholars with related interests? 

Please see our list of affiliated scholars at KU.

If you would like to be included in this list please complete our affiliated scholars form.


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