University of Alabama’s Digital Humanities Conference: Announcing Digitorium! April 9-11, 2015

University of Alabama’s Digital Humanities Conference: Announcing Digitorium! April 9-11, 2015

The news below is from the University of Alabama for an event at UA. I’m excited to see this event with great colleagues like Amy Chen at UA and with plenary speakers including Elizabeth Maddock Dillon of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive which is partnered with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). 

Event:                   Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When:                  Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where:                 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 

We are delighted to announce that in April 2015, we will be hosting Digitorium, the inaugural Digital Humanities conference at the University of Alabama. Digitorium is being made possible through the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English, and we hope to welcome as many of you as possible to participate and attend. We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. Our plenary speakers Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University) and Professor David Lee Miller (University of South Carolina) will anchor our program of events, reflecting our main focus on digital methods and the communities which these can forge, as well as our subject-specific interests in American studies and Early Modern studies. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship.

On Thursday 9th April 2015 we will host a pre-conference day-long series of hands-on workshops, whilst the main conference, including plenary speakers, panels, poster and digital exhibit sessions, will take place on Friday 10th April and Saturday 11th April 2015.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15th January 2014. For full details, and the official Call For Papers, please visit our conference website: http://apps.lib.ua.edu/digitorium