Submit by: February 1, 2023

DH Showcase to be held on March 23, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (2023-01-24 edit: Register to attend)

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.

We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioners and scholars who are thinking about digital humanities pedagogy and teaching with DH projects in the classroom.

In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state of 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 4 p.m. (to be followed by a reception).

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 humanistic 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
  • 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 games
  • physical computing, minimal computing, applied to humanities research
  • … which is to say, anything drawing substantive connections between humanistic questions and digital technologies

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, 2023. 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).

Send proposals by e-mail to Francesca Giannetti and Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, co-directors, Digital Humanities Initiative, at and

Proposals will be reviewed by a subcommittee of faculty associated with the Rutgers DHI. All authors will be notified by February 15, 2023.