Submission deadline: February 16, 2024
DH Showcase: March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (Register)

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 collections of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of digital media.

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 Tuesday, March 19, 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. The Showcase will be held in person. A hybrid or asynchronous presentation option will be provided to those unable to attend in person.


Possible rubrics for projects include:

  • digital mediation of humanistic scholarship (e.g. projects with websites, databases, or apps)
  • digital cultural heritage
  • critical coding and AI
  • community-engaged and public humanities
  • 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
  • critical approaches to metadata, taxonomy, information architecture
  • digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, and games
  • physical computing, minimal computing, applied to humanities research
  • … which is to say, anything drawing substantive connections between humanistic questions and digital technologies

Submission Types

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 16, 2024. 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 francesca.giannetti AT and kristin.obrassillkulfan AT

Proposals will be reviewed by a subcommittee of faculty associated with the Rutgers DHI. All authors will be notified by March 1, 2024.

Featured image: Saussure, Henri de 1829-1905. Études sur la famille des vespides.

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