CFP: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2023
Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue the Global DH Symposium for an 8th year. This will be the Symposium’s first year as a hybrid conference with a multi-day synchronous virtual event and a one-day, in-person event at MSU. The virtual symposium welcomes presentations in English, Spanish, and Chinese and will offer live interpretation between languages.
Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials. DH has been a key site for interrogating narratives about disruption, connection, identity, resistance, bias, and accountability. As our world continues to be shaped by a global pandemic and climate crisis, these narratives and conversations are as urgent as ever.
Focused on these issues, we invite work at the intersections of critical DH, that engages with anti-colonial and post-colonial frameworks, feminist and anti-racist praxis, and that crosses political and disciplinary borders. Lastly, we define the term “humanities” rather broadly to incorporate the discussion of issues that encourage interdisciplinary understanding of the humanities.
This symposium, which will include a mixture of presentation types, welcomes proposals by the end of the day Thursday, December 1, midnight in your timezone.
This year we especially anticipate and welcome presentations on the following topics:
- Digital rights, advocacy, and activism
- Digital storytelling
- Anti-colonial digital humanities
- Digital humanities, the environment, and sustainability
We are always interested to hear about the following topics
- Digital Humanities approaches to the global pandemics and issues of healthcare
- Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
- Surveillance, censorship, and/or data privacy in a global context
- Productive failure; failure as a part of DH praxis
- Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
- Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance
- Global digital pedagogies and emerging technologies
- Equity and inclusion in digital access
- Borders, migration, and/or diasporas and their connections to the digital
- Multilingualism and the digital
- Global research dialogues and collaborations