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 [email protected] Please email us at [email protected]
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 [email protected]

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




Digital Humanities Events Slightly Further Afield

There are two interesting digital humanities conferences/events taking place somewhat outside of the Greater Delaware Valley, but accessible to many people within it.

First: The New York Consortium for Digital Humanities (NYCDH) will be holding “NYCDH Week” from February 6-10. NYCDH Week features networking sessions, open workshops, and social events. Information on NYCDH Week can be found at

Second: Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be sponsoring a Digital Humanities Showcase on March 23, 2017. The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative has issued a Call for Proposals for the Showcase with a deadline of February 1. Information on the Rutgers Digital Humanities Showcase Call for Proposals can be found at


Queer Internet Studies Symposium 2 Coming to Philadelphia

On Friday, February 17, 2017, from 9am to 5pm, the Institute for Contemporary Art will be hosting the Second Queer Internet Studies Symposium. The Queer Internet Studies Symposium is a day long series of conversations, brainstorming sessions, panels and chats dedicated to broaden thinking about the internet. QIS2 is a space to think about and act on the intersections of technology and media, sexuality and queering, gender and feminism. Rather than a formal conference of people presenting their research, QIS is intended (1) to identify what a queer internet might look like (2) to give a sense of research that’s being done in this area, and (3) to collaborate on artistic, activist and academic projects. The final schedule is still being determined, but we will have a mix of sharing research, making art, and developing an interdisciplinary conversation of what Queer Internet Studies might mean for research, policy, and activist agendas.

To learn more about QIS2 and for registration information, go to

Upcoming Event: Public Humanities 2.0, Summer Faculty Institute University of Delaware, June 1-4

This year, the University of Delaware’s Summer Faculty Institute is open to all Digital Humanists! Join faculty and staff from the mid-Atlantic region. Registration for the four day event is $25.


5 themes, 4 days, as many connections as you can make. This year’s five themes represent different facets of teaching: community engagement, critical thinking, digital humanities, digital storytelling, and engaging difference.

The four day event presents opportunities to connect with over 30 guest and UD speakers as well as consider new ideas and develop technical skills alongside familiar colleagues and new acquaintances.
Save the Dates: Summer Faculty Institute 2015, June 1-4

Keynote Roundtable: Public Humanities 2.0: Cultural Heritage Research and Teaching in a Digital Age

This year’s University of Delaware’s Summer Institute
features a keynote roundtable, “Public Humanities 2.0: Cultural Heritage Research and Teaching in a Digital Age,” on June 1 (1-3 p.m.) that will be an opportunity to focus attention on the materiality of digital media and the transformations of both scholarly communication and classroom practices made possible by digital media.
Speakers include:

Jesse Stommel, University of Wisconsin
Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College
Archana Kaku, Tri-College DH Initiative
La Tanya Autry, Yale University Art Gallery
Janneken Smucker, West Chester University
Kristen Poole, University of Delaware

Workshops: “Digital Humanities Assignment Design” and “Teaching with Social Media Platforms”

On June 2, workshops on “Digital Humanities Assignment Design,” and “Teaching with Social Media Platforms,” led by Professors Stommel and Moravec, will offer Summer Institute participants opportunities for guided work on their own projects.

Session: “Managing Your Digital Image Resources”

On June 3, Mary Durio and Mark Grabowski, University of Delaware Library, will lead a session on “Managing Your Digital Image Resources.” Additional sessions that complement this theme will be available throughout the Summer Institute.

The “Public Humanities 2.0” track of the Summer Institute is a follow-on to the DH lecture and workshop series that has been co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, IT-ATS, the University of Delaware Library, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Department of English for the last several years.

Click here for more information about the Summer Faculty Institute.

Upcoming Event: Conference Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age at University of Delaware, April 24-26

Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age

April 24-26, 2015

Hosted at the Delaware Historical Society and the University of Delaware

This symposium will pose questions about the ways in which understandings of nineteenth-century campaigns for racial justice shift when the decades-long colored convention movement stands alongside abolition as one of the principal ways in which we conceive of early racial and justice movements.

Register Now!

Click here to register as a symposium participant.

Click here to register as a symposium attendee.


View the schedule online.

Upcoming Event: Conference Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, at Bryn Mawr College, May 21-22

Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22. Featuring more than 80 presenters, and projects from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, we aim to bring together experts, novices, and all those in between to share insights, lessons, and resources for the many projects emerging at the crossroads of history, the digital humanities, and women’s and gender studies.

The conference will open Thursday, May 21 at 2pm, followed by a full day of panels scheduled for Friday, May 22. Claire Bond Potter, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School for Public Engagement, will give the conference keynote address at 4:30pm Thursday: “Putting the Humanities In Action: Why We Are All Digital Humanists, and Why That Needs to Be A Feminist Project.”

A draft program for the two days is now available as a PDF — you’ll see a number of Philadelphia area presenters and projects! A conference fee of $50 USD includes coffee breaks, a light breakfast on Friday, and Friday lunch. The registration fee will be waived for current Bryn Mawr College students. We are taking registrations by credit card at the following site:

Women’s History in the Digital World 2015 conference registration [link]

The official conference website has been updated with transit directions to campus, the link to preregistration, and will act as a repository for conference related materials after the event, so if you can’t make it be sure to check back for copies of the presentations you missed. Email us at [email protected] with any questions, and follow the conference on Twitter: #WHDigWrld15


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