CFP: SIGCIS Meeting in Philadelphia, October 2017

The Special Interest Group in Computing, Information and Society (SIGCIS) will be holding its annual conference with the theme: Measure, Model, Mix: The Computer as Instrument on October 29, 2017 in Philadelphia. Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted until June 30, 2017.

To learn more, see the Call For Papers (pdf).

Registration for Keystone DH is Now Open

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Now in its third year, Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic.

We are thrilled to announce our 2017 keynote presentation will be delivered by Lauren Klein, Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Georgia Tech.

Hope to see a lot of the greater PhillyDH community there!

Upcoming Event: Presentations, “Building a Corpus and Making it Work,” at University of Pennsylvania Library, May 2

With the collaboration of the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, the
Penn Libraries will be hosting a series of presentations titled,
“Building a Corpus and Making it Work!” on the afternoon of Tuesday,
May 2.  From 1-4, in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Room 626, seven
speakers will discuss projects related to East Asian text
digitization, manipulation, and analysis:

Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier (University of Pennsylvania)
Mima Hideki (University of Tokyo)
Kevin Bullaughey (University of Pennsylvania)
Mark Ravinna (Emory University)
Donald Sturgeon (Harvard University)
Aswin Mannepalli (University of Pennsylvania)

We will send around another message soon with full presentation
titles.  Please join us for any or all of this discussion.

Upcoming Event: Queer Encoding Conference will be LiveStreamed at Temple University DSC, April 28.

The Queer Encoding Conference will take place at the NYU Center for Humanities on Friday, April 28. But you do not have to go to New York to catch the event. The Digital Scholarship Center at Temple University will be hosting a live stream of the event.

About the Queer Encoding Conference:

How can the practice of digitization better respond to, and represent, geographically, culturally and otherwise, diverse textual identities? Come and hear leading practitioners in the field talk about how we might work creatively with mark-up languages to be more inclusive, and see strategies in action in the Project Hack.


10:30AM — Introduction: What is TEI and why might I be interested? by Peter Logan (Professor of English and Academic Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, Temple University) and Marion Thain (Associate Director of Digital Humanities, New York University)

11:00AM — Morning Keynote: Using TEI to Encode the History of Chinese Buddhism by Marcus Bingenheimer (Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Temple University)

12:30PM – Lunch

1:30PM — Afternoon Keynote: Encoding Identity by Julia Flanders (Digital Scholarship Group Director and Professor of the Practice of English, Northeastern University)

3:00PM — Afternoon Break

3:15 – 5:00 PM — Project Hack: Queer Encoding in Action! & Closing Remarks

Program Partners:
NYU Digital Humanities
Fordham Digital Humanities Group, and Office of Research
Digital Scholarship Center, Temple University

Upcoming Event: R-CADE Symposium, April 21, at Rutgers-Camden

The Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center is hosting the third annual R-CADE Symposium on April 21, 2017 featuring a full day of panel discussions as well as keynote speakers Rachel Simone Weil and Warren Robinett. Registration is free, and this event is open to the public.

The Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera makes digital technology available to scholars for research and creative activities. Scholars are free to take apart, dissect, and repurpose artifacts as they attempt to understand their historical and cultural significance. The 2017 Symposium features work on the Commodore 64, spinning wheels, television tuners, 3D printing, and vintage film equipment.

Please contact with any questions.

Deadline Extended for Keystone DH

There is still time to submit proposals for papers, workshops, or panels for the Keystone DH conference meeting July 12-14 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 15. Submit your proposals now at:

Call for Papers: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, Deadline March 3

The Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship Planning Committee welcomes proposals from project teams who would like to join us for ILiADS 2017!

At ILiADS, ideas grow through collaborative, iterative processes. During this week of digital immersion, teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists, and students are invited to build upon established digital pedagogy or scholarship projects and/or launch new ones. Whether you’re learning how to clear significant hurdles or you’re just getting off of the ground, ILiADS’ expert Liaisons will consult with teams to advance their goals. Over the course of the week, team members will learn more about their own collaboration and how to sustain their project into the future. Projects of all types, and at any juncture, are welcomed. To learn more about ILiADS, please visit us at

As you prepare your submission, please follow the proposal guidelines. Examples of successful project proposal from the past are linked below.

Proposals are due by 3 MARCH 2017 to Please email us at
Date and Location:

July 30-August 4, 2017
College of Wooster, Wooster, OH


February 1, 2017: Call for Proposals
March 3, 2017: All project proposals due. (If you want preliminary feedback, please submit your proposal as early as possible.)
March 31, 2017: Notification of acceptance
May 5, 2017: Registration opens
June 2, 2017: Registration closes
June 16, 2017: No registration refunds after June 16, 2017

Call for Papers for KeystoneDH Now Open

Keystone DH is currently inviting submissions on all aspects of using and studying digital computation within the interpretive context of the humanities–especially those considering the role of communities of collaboration and faceted teamwork across disciplines within this area of scholarly inquiry.

Complete the Submission Form by March 1, 2017
We welcome proposals from faculty researchers, unaffiliated scholars, students, librarians, technologists, artists and critical-makers. Presentations may take the form of Short Papers (15 min), Panel Discussions or Roundtables, Interactive Presentations, Workshops, or Lightning Round Project Demos.

We will be offering a number of student bursaries in support of presenting at the conference. This will include a conference fee waiver and some funds to partially cover travel and living expenses. Note that only students who are submitting a proposal will be considered.

Call for Papers: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference at Bryn Mawr College

The sixth annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts conference will be held Wednesday, May 17 – Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Bryn Mawr College. These conferences are a forum for faculty and staff to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning.

Our definition of blended learning is quite broad, encompassing any combination of online and face-to-face instruction that supports close faculty-student interactions and high-impact, student-centered pedagogies, promotes life-long learning, or otherwise contributes to the goals and mission of a liberal arts education.

Rebecca Frost Davis gives keynote.
Rebecca Frost Davis gives keynote at 2016 conference.

Although we are open to all topics related to blended learning in the liberal arts, we are particularly interested in workshop, presentation or poster proposals about the following:

  • Open educational resources
  • Using blended learning to reduce costs/increase access
  • Student e-portfolios and other innovative ways of assessing student learning
  • Methods for building and framing digital skills, particularly in relation to student or curricular goals
  • Blended learning projects in a wider context — i.e., department, program, or college-level initiatives that look at blended learning beyond the boundaries of a single course

Please submit a 250-400-word proposal describing your project and its connections to blended learning. You will be asked to select the preferred format of your project, whether it be a presentation (20-minute panel talk), workshop (practical, interactive 80-minute session), or a poster.

Submit your proposal here. (You will need to create a free account in order to submit.)

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2017. 

Conference registration will open on March 15, 2017. Registration will be free for accepted speakers. Some funding may be available to offset travel costs for speakers.

For more information about the conference, please contact Jennifer Spohrer, Manager of Educational Technology Services, Bryn Mawr College, at

Conference presentation options include panels, workshops, and a poster    session.

Save the Date: KeystoneDH will be Returning to Philadelphia

Planning has begun under the auspices of the Tri-College Consortium and the Chemical Heritage Foundation to bring the KeystoneDH Conference back to Philadelphia in 2017. The conference is scheduled for July 12-14, 2017, and will be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Nabil Kashyap, the Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at Swarthmore is taking the lead in organizing. He has sent out a call for participation in one of the organizing committees for the conference. You may sign up at the Google Doc here: or contact him directly for more information. There is also a list to recommend potential keynote speakers:

To learn more about KeystoneDH, visit last year’s conference website at





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