Call for Papers

The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference: 

“Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities” 

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Location: Alumni House, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Daniel O’Donnell, University of Lethbridge

The Humanities Computing Programme at the University of Alberta invites proposals for a graduate student conference aimed at showcasing current humanities scholarship involved with computing and digital processes.  We seek graduate scholars who are exploring the intersection of humanities and any digital process, to enhance or inform their discipline.  The broad scope of this conference reflects the numerous categories of Humanities Computing / Digital Humanities, including librarians involved with digital work, researchers engaging online communities, artists employing digital tools, and design teams using new technologies.

As an interdisciplinary field, the digital humanities naturally imply research from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, including culture, language, and literature.  Therefore, we encourage papers from a variety of disciplines at the graduate student level.

Proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as hour-long panel proposals organized by topic will be considered. We are also accepting full panels, digital demonstrations, round table sessions, and posters.

There is a possibility that presentations may be accepted as papers published in an inaugural edition of an upcoming digital humanities student journal.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • multimedia tools in academia
  • humanities computing and the internet
  • text analysis (XML, hypertext, TEI, etc.)
  • cyberculture
  • posthumanism
  • cyborg in culture and literature
  • electronic texts
  • digital libraries
  • knowledge management
  • collaborative creation and  crowd sourcing
  • digitization of literature
  • online art, virtual worlds, interactive soundscapes
  • social media
  • gaming
  • technologies for accessibility
  • open-source culture
  • artificial intelligence
  • digital storytelling
  • Semantic Web
  • GIS
  • legal issues of digitization
  • cloud computing

Please submit an abstract of 200-words describing individual papers, either as a Word file or a PDF attachment, in addition to contact information (including name, institutional affiliation, degree level, and email) and a short 100 word biography to by February 25, 2012.

The conference organizers will notify presenters of their acceptance as soon as possible following the February 25th, 2012 deadline for abstracts.

There are no registration fees for this conference.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or conference details, please contact the organizing committee at: