The University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute with the support of the Network of Expert Centres and Centernet is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield during 6th - 8th September 2012.
The Digital Humanities Congress is a new conference which will be held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.
Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome.
The conference will take place at the University's new residential conference facility, The Edge.
Submitting a Proposal
We welcome proposals on all aspects of the digital humanities. For example, proposals might wish to focus on:
Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors.
Contributors can propose individual papers or sessions of three or more papers on a related theme.
Proposals for individual papers should include:
Individual papers will be to a maximum of 20 minutes duration. Each paper will then be allotted a further 10 minutes for questions.
Proposals for sessions should include:
Sessions will consist of three or more papers on a related theme to a maximum of 60 minutes. Each session will then be allotted a further 30 minutes for questions.
Proposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word or plain text format to the following email address: dhc2012[at]sheffield.ac.uk
The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2012. All proposers will be notified by 11th May 2012.
All successful proposers will be eligible for the early bird registration packages. Early bird registration will end on 31st May 2012.
All speakers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the Humanities Research Institute's new online journal, Studies in the Digital Humanities.
The conference website will provide access to delegate registration as well as further information about the programme and facilities: http://hridigital.shef.ac.uk/dhc2012
For enquiries about submitting a proposal, please contact Michael Pidd: m.pidd[at]sheffield.ac.uk
The Humanities Research Institute is one of the UK's leading centres for the digital humanities: http://hridigital.shef.ac.uk
The Network of Expert Centres is a collaboration of centres with expertise in digital arts and humanities research and scholarship, including practice-led research: http://www.arts-humanities.net
Centernet is an international network of digital humanities centres: http://digitalhumanities.org/centernet