2021 Theme: Social Justice and Online Activism
Date: February 25th and 26th, 2021.
Location: Virtually on Zoom in two half-day sessions
Registration fee: FREE!
Shared notes and registration details are forthcoming.
The Twitter hashtag for the conference will be #CDHC2021.
Follow the CDHC on Twitter at @chesapeakeDH.
Join us on our Slack channel #chesapeakeDH on the DH Slack workspace.
Call for Proposals
We encourage participation from the broader digital humanities communities, including undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, independent scholars, community members, librarians, archivists, and technologists. Within the larger theme of Social Justice and Online Activism, we encourage submissions within the following areas:
- Race and Racial Inequities
- Social Media and Mobilization
- Automating Inequality (cf. Automating Inequality; e.g. flaws of fraud detection, decision-support software vis-a-vis inequality)
- Algorithmic Bias (cf. Algorithms of Oppression)
- Bias in AI and Machine Learning
- Digital Archives Power (cf. Archives Power)
- Cybertypes (cf. Nakamura’s Cybertypes)
- Crowdsourcing DH projects
- Hashtag activism
- Inclusive DH pedagogy
- DH for social good
Please submit proposals online through our proposal form by 11:59pm ET on November 30, 2020.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee and the Annual Program Committee. Applicants will be notified with a decision by December 31st, 2020.
Proposal Types and Lengths
All proposal abstracts should address 1) the research/pedagogical significance of the project, and 2) the platform or tool used in the project.
20-minute Individual Presentation: Please provide an abstract of 250 words and a brief bio (75 words).
1-hour Panel: Panels feature individual presentations organized around a common topic. Please provide a panel rationale of no more than 300 words, with individual presentation abstracts (150-300 words) for up to five participants. Include titles and institutional affiliations for each participant. Only one person should submit abstracts on the panel’s behalf. (note: students should specify their institutional status).
5-minute Lightning Round: Please submit a 100-word description on a topic you would like to discuss.
45-minute How I Made This: In these show-and-tell sessions, members of the DH community will introduce you to their projects in a more practically-minded manner, with an opportunity for a robust conversation following. These sessions, which may foreground long-term research projects, small DH initiatives, or pedagogical projects, should be developed with an eye towards helping conference participants get a handle on the kinds of resources available, projects in development, and opportunities for collaboration and community-building. What was your goal or guiding question? What theoretical or contextual approaches framed your work? What tools did you use? What failures did you encounter, and what did you learn from them? What did you find successful? Did you pursue grants, and if so, how did you go about that? How does the project employ collaborators? How did you find institutional support? What is the next step for the project? Session leaders may elect to run a hands-on workshop, but proposals should bear in mind technological and geographical limitations. Sessions should not be organized around traditional papers. Each show-and-tell session is 45 minutes in length, with at least half of the time reserved for discussion or Q&A. Please submit a 150-word description and rationale of and for your proposed workshop, and indicate whether your workshop would be beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
SUBMIT HERE by 11:59pm ET on November 30, 2020
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code of Conduct
The Chesapeake DH Consortium seeks to provide a welcoming, professionally engaging, fun, and safe experience and ongoing community for everyone, both in person and online. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the slack channel or mailing list.
Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens or demeans another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious or political beliefs; sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online); deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Concerns about violations of this code of conduct can be directed to the Chesapeake DH Consortium governing body members at email@example.com.