Call For Papers: Digitorium 2016: Digital Humanities Conference

Call For Papers: Digitorium 2016: Digital Humanities Conference

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Call for Papers
December 10, 2016
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields:
Digital Humanities, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Humanities, Library and Information Science, Literature

We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2016, a large-scale, international Digital Humanities conference to be held for the second time at the University of Alabama from 3rd-5th March 2016.

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 speaker Professor Thomas H. Luxon (Dartmouth College) will anchor our program of events, presenting his pioneering work in founding The John Milton Reading Room, a major set of digital literary editions, created through scholarly collaboration. This session engages our main focus on digital methods and the communities which these can forge, as well as our subject-specific interests in Early Modern studies. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship.

2016 marks the launch of our inaugural journal, the eponymous Digitorium: all conference presentations are eligible for inclusion in the first issue, and we will be taking full advantage of a digital medium to incorporate papers, multi-media elements, visualizations, interactive posters, and more.

We have three key “pathways” for which participants can submit abstracts:

  • Digital Methods: presentations on exciting new applications of digital methods, whether to bring an under-served subject to public attention, or to break new ground in established fields.
  • Methods in Early Modern Digital Scholarship: proposals on the use of digital techniques in early modern studies, including literary and historical scholarship.
  • Methods in American Studies Digital Scholarship: proposals on the use of digital techniques in any aspect of American studies, broadly conceived to include the earliest known surviving evidence of Native American people to present day issues, from history to literature, music, religious studies, and gender and race studies.


We seek proposals for the following types of presentation for the conference and pre-conference days:

  • 20-minute papers.
  • 5-minute lightning talks.
  • Posters.
  • Digital exhibits
    • Bring your digital exhibit to the conference and present it as you would a poster.
  • Workshops to share techniques which you have found useful.
  • Roundtables.
  • Experiential presentations
    • 20-30 minute workshop-style presentations walking your audience through a digital method which you have used for specific scholarly outcomes.
  • Panels of three or four 20-minute papers or two experiential presentations.
  • Panels comprised of a whole project team.

All proposals should be made via the Submissions page on the conference website ( They should be between 300-500 words, with a 100-word version for inclusion in the conference program should the proposal be successful. Deadline for submissions is 10 December 2015.

For more information about the conference, including our plenary speaker, the venue, and the departments generously offering their support for this event, please explore our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Emma Annette Wilson, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, at and she will be happy to help, or to receive early proposals or ideas for Digitorium.

Digitorium is made possible by the generous support of the University Libraries, and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies of the Department of English, at the University of Alabama.

Contact Info:

For more information about the conference, including our plenary speaker, the venue, and the departments generously offering their support for this event, please explore our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Emma Annette Wilson, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, at and she will be happy to help, or to receive early proposals or ideas for Digitorium.

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2016 Health Humanities Conference

Health Humanities Conference:

Arts and the Health Humanities: Intersections, Inquiry, Innovations”

April 7-9, 2016, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Invited Speakers Include:

Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Jonathan Metzl

Holly J. Hughes

Jeanne Bryner

Jon Hallberg & Hippocrates Café

For more information email

The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2016

The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2016

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About the Event


The Waterfront Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom

Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016

Registration Deadline for Presenters: June 15, 2016

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Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Arts & Humanities. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECAH2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

For the third consecutive year, the European Conference on Arts & Humanities will be held alongside The European Conference Literature and Librarianship, The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film and The European Conference on Cultural Studies. Registration for any one of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the others.

ECAH2016 Conference Theme: “Justice”

The arts are ideally suited to reflect on justice. The various symbolic definitions of justice from the Fasces of ancient Rome to the status of the lady blindfolded and holding a set of scales puts an abstract ideal into a concrete and publicly recognizable form.

The arts can also be an effective device for dealing with some of the other more sinister ideas and practices that relate to justice, crime and punishment. In the past, even in what are now modern open societies barbaric forms of punishment were meted out to those found guilty of violating the law. Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment was an exercise of engagement in a painful discussion of the possible moral justification for committing a serious crime for a higher purpose, including ridding the world of a worthless or evil individual whose resources might be put to better use. However, the implication that those who see the greater good may be permitted to act above the law does not sit comfortably with many critics. The plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, although it failed taking lives of the conspirators including the young German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), has never been given a universal moral imprimatur by those who hold a more pacifist outlook. Similarly, literature and the arts can look into the depths in a way that philosophical discussion is restricted to the conceptual level and religious discourse is better suited to symbolic reflections.

Other fields in the humanities are similarly preoccupied with justice: the political act of writing, whether literature or history, involves shaping narratives and contentious issues of meaning, to see truth as justice.

To expand the theme to the media: some modern TV series look into justice issues from a legal point of view, but also probe the psychology of many types of people on both sides of the law. What do these contribute to the better understanding of the complexities of human nature and human emotion exposed in them?

Does justice have a dark side, or is this the outcome of it being manipulated? Questions like these have been with us throughout the ages. Do they exist as boundaries for reflection rather than questions to be answered?

ICSJ 2016 : 18th International Conference on Social Justice:Call for Papers

The ICSJ 2016 : 18th International Conference on Social Justice is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Social Justice. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Law and Social Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Criminology & Penology
  • Demography
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • History & Philosophy Of Science
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Information Science & Library Science
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference

Each year, SCALE hosts the Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference, which connects college students at campus based literacy groups, program administrators, higher education faculty, and non-profit professionals from around the country with content specialists, community-based literacy organizations and other leaders in literacy who are committed to creating a more just society by engaging young people in literacy education. The Read.Write.Act. Conference is now in its 23rd year! While originally the conference took place in Chapel Hill, NC, it has since become virtual to be able to better include literacy advocates, like you, across the country and the globe. This will be our 8th year of the virtual conference! View the summaries from past conferences.

27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference!

Make Plans to Attend the 27th Annual
National Service-Learning Conference!

Join the more than one thousand students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the world at Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 30 – April 2, 2016. This intergenerational event provides attendees with the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

The deadline for Champion Registration – that’s the lowest price for #SLC16 – is tomorrow – October 31. Don’t get spooked – register now and save money! Register today here.  (If you’re not able to make that deadline, Early Bird Registration is available through December 18.)

Do you have a service-learning project to showcase? These science fair-style presentations are sure to ignite the imagination of fellow conference attendees. Apply by Friday, November 13 to share your project.

Learn more at

Mid-America American Studies Association 2016 Conference

2016 Conference – Call for papers/sessions

Battleground Midwest
Defining Who and What Matters in the U.S. and Beyond

Mid-America American Studies Association 2016 Conference
March 4-5, 2016

Please submit paper abstracts and proposed panel, roundtable, poster and other sessions by November 1, 2015 using the form at the following link