[globaloutlookDH-l] Fwd: Call For Proposals to Host Digital Humanities 2015

Neil Fraistat nfraistat at gmail.com
Thu May 23 17:22:40 MDT 2013

All--I'd like to bring this CFP to your attention.--Best, Neil

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From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Subject: Call For Proposals to Host Digital Humanities 2015
To: Online seminar for digital humanities <
humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org>

 *Call For Proposals to Host Digital Humanities 2015*


Digital Humanities (DH) is the annual international conference of the
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (AHDO, http://www.adho.org),
whose constituent organisations are ALLC: The European Association for
Digital Humanities, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités
numériques, the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, CenterNet,
and the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities. The next DH conference
will be at the University of Nebraska in the United States, 16-19 July 2013
(http://dh2013.unl.edu). DH2014 will be held at the University of Lausanne,

The committees of DH and its constituent organizations now invite proposals
to host DH in 2015, following an earlier call for expressions of
interest issued through ADHO's constituent organizations.

Traditionally, the conference alternated between North America and Europe,
and it will be held in the United States in 2013 and Switzerland in 2014.
 For 2015, we are particularly interested in proposals for hosting the
conference in areas where there are developed or developing Digital
Humanities communities or organizations. In any case, the local organizer
must be a member of one of the ADHO constituent organizations (listed

The conference normally attracts 300-500 attendees with 3-4 days of papers
and posters. There are normally 3-5 parallel sessions per time slot, and a
small number of plenary presentations. Meetings of the committees of the
constituent organizations precede the conference, and lunchtime slots are
normally used for member meetings of constituent organizations.****

The academic programme is selected and planned by an international
Programme Committee appointed by ADHO constituent organizations.  The local
organizer at the host institution is responsible for the conference web
site, provision of facilities, the production of a book of abstracts, a
conference banquet, and any other social events that the local host thinks
would be appropriate.  The conference is entirely self-financed through
conference fees and any other financial contributions that the local
organizer is able to arrange.  ADHO expects no payment from the local host
in the event that the conference makes a profit, but no financial support
is provided for the conference by ADHO or its constituent organizations,
except in relation to the recipient of ADHO awards, such as named prizes or
bursaries, and a modest incentive to ensure that the membership status of
registrants is validated by the local host. In consultation with the
Program Committee, the local organizer may invite other plenary speakers
whose travel, subsistence and registration must be funded from the
conference budget.****

The local organizer is expected to set (and verify) three levels of fees:
members of ADHO constituent organizations, non-members, and students. The
difference between the fee levels for members and non-members should be no
less than the cost of an individual subscription to ADHO's main print
journal, Literary and Linguistic Computing, because subscription to the
journal is what qualifies an individual for the member rate.****

ADHO uses the conference management system Conftool, and the ADHO
Conference Coordinating Committee provides support for this system,
including access to data from previous conferences.  Local organizers are
required to use the Conftool system for registering participants, including
participants in special events such as the banquet, but actual credit card
payments are often processed outside Conftool, by the local organizer.****

Proposals should include****

·      overview of facilities at the host institution****

·      overview of local institutional engagement and support for the local

·      possible arrangements for social events, to include the conference

·      options for accommodation (with provisional costs)****

·      travel information and advice****

·      a provisional budget, with a provisional registration fee****

·      options for payment (credit card, foreign currency etc) by


Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to answer
questions at the ADHO Steering Committee meeting and Constituent
Organisation meetings at the DH2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska USA in
advance of DH2013.  Budgets and other information about past conferences
can be made available on request, for planning purposes.****

For further information, proposers are invited to discuss their plans
informally with the Chair of the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee,
Ray Siemens (siemens[at]uvic.ca).  Proposals should be shared in draft form
with the Chair by early-June.****

Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
0301 Hornbake Library North
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
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