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Call For Papers: CSDH/SCHN at the 2019 Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities in Vancouver

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities ( invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, panels, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2019 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of British Columbia, from June 2-4 (  

Proposals for papers (20 min.), digital demonstrations, and panels (2-6 speakers for a 90-minute session) will be accepted until 17 December 2018 and must be submitted to We encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

Paper abstracts should be 500 words, and should specify your thesis, methodology and conclusions.

Panel proposals should have a brief introduction to the topic, a list of presenters, and a 250-500 word abstract for each paper.

Proposals for digital demonstrations of innovative projects or tools should be 250 words and should introduce the tool or project, the intended audience, and what stage of development the project is in. These demonstrations will be given table space and a backdrop so they can set up a poster and a computer for a 2-hour session. We encourage projects with software to show to apply for this venue.

Please see also the CFP for our joint session with ACCUTE a panel entitled Where do Interdisciplinary Researchers Fit?.

Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference. There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel. Please indicate on ConfTool that you are a student and we will reach out with a link to the bursary application.

Scholars in the digital humanities are engaged in diverse digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. CSDH/SCHN welcomes proposals from all constituencies and disciplines, and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ+, or other underrepresented groups.

Selected papers from the conference will appear in special collections published in the CSDH/SCHN society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (

The opening plenary will be delivered by Professor Deb Verhoeven. The conference will close with a plenary delivered by Victor Temprano.

Deb Verhoeven, currently Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney, will be joining the University of Alberta as a Canada 150 Chair in April 2019. Deb has been called Australia’s “most innovative academic,” and is a leading scholar in the field of gender and cultural informatics.

Victor Temprano is a programmer and developer engaged in many activist projects. He runs Mapster, a Vancouver-based company specializing in interactive maps. In 2015, Victor created, a website which visualizes Indigenous territories, languages, and treaties, originally in Canada and now increasingly worldwide. has achieved notoriety through social media and is frequently used as a teaching tool.

2019 Program committee: Barbara Bordalejo (program chair), Megan Meredith Lobay (local organizer), Kim Martin, Susan Brown, Lai-Tze Fan, François Dominic Laramée, and Luis Meneses.

Read the full article here.