Global Digital Humanities Symposium - CFP Closes Dec 13!

Global Digital Humanities Symposium - CFP Closes Dec 13!
Monday, April 12, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, April 15, 2021 (All day)

The Global Digital Humanities Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to EXTEND the Call for Proposals for the 6th annual Symposium, scheduled for April 12-15, 2021. This virtual event will take place synchronously over four days, with approximately three hours each day of programming.

The Call for Proposals is available in English, French, and Spanish (links below), and proposals and presentations are welcome in any of these three languages. During the Symposium, we will support live interpretation of presentations in these languages. Live captions will also be provided for presentations given in English. Further details about this foray in supporting multilingualism at the Symposium are available in the CFP.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, December 13, 2020, midnight in your timezone

Full CFP - English -

Full CFP - Espagnol -

Full CFP - Français - 

This year we especially anticipate and welcome presentations on the following topics:

  • Global DH during a global pandemic
  • Surveillance, censorship, and/or data privacy in a global context
  • DH as socially engaged humanities and/or as a social movement
  • Equity in digital access
  • DH as a tool of political empowerment

We are always interested to hear about the following topics:

  • Productive failure; failure as a part of DH praxis
  • Critical cultural studies and analytics
  • Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
  • Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance, especially in a postcolonial context
  • How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital humanities work
  • Digital humanities, the environment, and climate change
  • Global research dialogues and collaborations within the digital humanities community
  • Global digital pedagogies
  • Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
  • Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism
  • Borders, migration, and/or diaspora and their connection to the digital
  • Digital and global languages and literatures
  • Innovative and emergent technologies across institutions, languages, and economies
  • Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context

Presentation formats:

  • 5-minute lightning talk (300 word proposal)
  • 15-minute presentation (300 word proposal)
  • 90-minute
    panel (100 word proposal describing the panel as a whole, plus 100 word
    description for each presentation within the panel)
  • Project showcase (300 word proposal)
    • There will be a session similar to a poster presentation fair, in
      which presenters will share their work with small groups or individuals.
      Rather than a set presentation length, this project showcase will
      enable one-on-one feedback and ask presenters to
      share about their work in a more conversational and extemporaneous way.

Free registration for the Symposium will open in early February 2021. Find out more, including information about past Symposia at


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