Digital Frontiers 2018
October 4-6, 2018
In 2018, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) is joining forces with Digital Frontiers 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.
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.
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.