Digital Humanities conference

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The Digital Humanities conference is an academic conference for the field of digital humanities. It is hosted by Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and has been held annually since 1989.


The first joint conference was held in 1989, at the University of Toronto—but that was the 16th annual meeting of ALLC, and the ninth annual meeting of the ACH-sponsored International Conference on Computers and the Humanities (ICCH).[1]

The Chronicle of Higher Education has called the conference "highly competitive" but "worth the price of admission," praising its participants' focus on best practices, the intellectual community it has fostered, and the tendency of its organizers to sponsor attendance of early-career scholars (important given the relative expense of attending it, as compared to other academic conferences).[2]

An analysis of the Digital Humanities conference abstracts between 2004 and 2014[3] highlights some trends evident in the evolution of the conference (such as the increasing rate of new authors entering the field, and the continuing disproportional predominance of authors from North America represented in the abstracts). An extended study (2000-2015) offer a feminist and critical engagement of Digital Humanities conferences with solutions for a more inclusive culture.[4] Scott B. Weingart has also published detailed analyses of submissions to Digital Humanities 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 on his blog.[5]


Year Location Links Observations
1990 University of Siegen, Germany program June 4–9
1991 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA program March 17–21
1992 Oxford University, Oxford, England program 5–9 April
1993 Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA program June 16–19
1994 Sorbonne, Paris, France program April 19–23
1995 University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA program July 11–15
1996 University of Bergen, Norway website June 25–29
1997 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada website June 3–7
1998 Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary website July 5–10
1999 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA website June 9–13
2000 University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK website July 21–25
2001 New York University, USA website, June 13–16
2002 University of Tübingen, Germany website July 23–28
2003 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA website May 29 - June 2
2004 University of Gothenburg, Sweden website June 11–16
2005 University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada website Archived 2016-06-26 at the Wayback Machine June 15 - June 18
2006 Sorbonne, Paris, France website July 5–9
2007 University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA website June 2–8
2008 University of Oulu, Finland website June 25–29
2009 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA website June 20–25
2010 King's College London, UK website July 7–10
2011 Stanford University, California, USA website June 19–22
2012 University of Hamburg, Germany website July 16–22
2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA website July 16–19
2014 University of Lausanne and EPFL, Switzerland website July 8–12
2015 University of Western Sydney, Australia website June 29-July 3
2016 Jagiellonian University and Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland website July 10–16
2017 McGill University and l'Université de Montréal, Canada website August 1–4
2018 El Colegio de México, UNAM, and Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), Mexico website June 24-July 1
2019 Utrecht University, Netherlands website July 9–12
2020 Carleton University and University of Ottawa, Canada website July 22–24
2021 Local virtual conferences website
2022 The University of Tokyo, Japan website
2023 University of Graz, Austria website
2024 George Mason University, Washington DC, USA


  1. ^ "Conference". ADHO. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ Pannapacker, William. "'Big Tent Digital Humanities,' a View From the Edge, Part 1". Chronicle of Higher Education. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. ^ Eichmann, Nickoal; Weingart, Scott (2015). "What's Under the Big Tent? A Study of ADHO Conference Abstracts, 2004-2014". figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1461760.v4. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ Eichmann-Kalwara, Nickoal; Jorgensen, Jeana; Weingart, Scott (2016-03-21). "Representation at Digital Humanities Conferences (2000-2015) [pre-print]". doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3120610.v1. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Weingart, Scott. "dhconf - the scottbot irregular". the scottbot irregular. Scott Weingart. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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