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The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) is an association of people and institutions committed to the cooperative development of teaching, learning, research, and community partnerships in the digital humanities. Because place and space shape collaboration, CDHC is focused on supporting digital humanities in the D.C, Virginia, and Maryland region.

CDHC has three guiding goals:


Joining CDHC is simple, just fill out our membership form! You will have the option to make your information available in a public membership directory to facilitate collaboration amongst our members.

Want to stay up to date on what’s happening at other institutions? Sign-up for our email list.

We can also be found on the #chesapeakedh channel on the Digital Humanities Slack or on Twitter @chesapeakedh.


View our public membership roster to learn more about our members and find collaborators.


Save the date! The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium will hold its third annual conference Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions virtually on Zoom in two half-day sessions, March 3 and 4.

Check out our 2022 Conference page for more details!



With the help of funding from the Associated Colleges of the South, Washington and Lee University, and University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab, the Consortium formed in March 2018 to encourage collaboration across liberal arts colleges and Carnegie classification Research I universities. The scope quickly expanded to focus on people, rather than institutions, in the Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia region.

On May 29, 2019, a group met at the University of Richmond to solidify the consortium. At this meeting, we established a governance structure and finalized the statement of purpose. We hosted our first annual conference in February 2020. See the 2021 CFP for more details on last year’s events.


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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service. Annapolis Field Office. Chesapeake Bay wetlands: take pride in Chesapeake Bay. [Annapolis, Md.?: The Service, ?, 1973] Map.