Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2016 Colloquium

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:00am to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:00am

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2016 at the University of Victoria. Open to all DHSI attendees, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.

We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool application and development, perspectives on Digital Humanities implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy, reports on activities from the field, etc. Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike, including, but not limited to, faculty, graduate students, early career scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities; librarians, and those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic professionals, and those in technical programs.

Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract, please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:

Paper Presentations
Contributors have 10 minutes to complete the presentation of completed research / projects

Short Paper Presentations
Contributors have 5 minutes to complete high-impact presentations

Poster Session (June 10th only)
Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception

This year, there will also be two sessions dedicated to the following themes:

Gender and the Digital (Week 1)
Building an Inclusive DH Community (Week 2)

If you would like to submit to one of these themed sessions, please indicate your preference in the relevant section of the submission form.

The Colloquium will run throughout the duration of DHSI, so please indicate which week(s) you will be in attendance. The only poster session will be held on June 10th, and will also feature poster presenters from the ELO 2016 conference.

Please submit abstracts via The submission system will automatically close on December 23, 2015, at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8).  Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by early February 2015.

For more information, contact James O’Sullivan ( and/or Mary Galvin (


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