Digital Humanities Showcase: Call for Proposals

Submit by February 1, 2017
Showcase on March 23, 2017

The interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) aims to bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, organizing new modes of archival research, developing computer-aided methodologies for answering humanistic questions, curating digitized archives of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of new media.

In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state New Jersey, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites contributions to a Digital Humanities Showcase, to be held at Alexander Library on Thursday, March 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (to be followed by a reception). The theme of the 2017 Showcase is Names, Places, and Spaces; contributions that focus on spatial approaches, text or data analysis, and public-facing scholarship are particularly welcome.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged to propose short talks presenting works in progress, experiments, as well as completed research that bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technology. We also invite submissions from current affiliates of New Jersey institutions of higher education engaged in digital humanities research and teaching.

Possible rubrics for projects include:

  • digital mediation of humanists’ scholarship (e.g. projects with websites, databases, or apps)
  • digitization of cultural archives
  • development of digitally-based tools or techniques
  • scholarly communication topics, including open access, digital publishing, and data management
  • digital pedagogies in the humanities
  • computational methodologies
  • analyses of the role of the digital in humanities teaching or scholarship today
  • the humanities and social media (in the classroom, among researchers, in public)
  • digital workflows for humanities research and writing
  • digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, and digital games
  • physical computing, minimal computing, applied to humanities research
  • … which is to say, anything drawing substantive connections between humanistic questions and digital platforms

Proposed talks can be in one of the following formats:

Medium-length (12 minutes)
Short (7 minutes)
Very short (3 minutes)

Please submit proposals by February 1, 2017. Proposals should describe the presentation in no more than 100 words, list participants and their affiliations, and designate the optimum length of the proposed talk (medium, short, or very short). To consult the program of the 2014 Showcase, please see

Send proposals by e-mail to Francesca Giannetti at francesca.giannetti [AT]

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