#transformDH Conference: Call for Video Contributions!

I’m incredibly excited to announce that on October 2 and 3 2015, the University of Maryland Women’s Studies Department will host a gathering for scholars and practitioners doing gender, race, sexuality, class, and disability studies in digital humanities – where “digital humanities” is defined as broadly as we can imagine to mean both the use of digital tools to aid humanities scholarship and humanities scholarship about digital tools.

We want to include your work even if you can’t come to the DC area, and we’re inviting proposals for video contributions 3-10 minutes in length. (I like to think of it as a scholarly vidshow, for those of you who are into vidding). If you’re doing exciting digital work that focuses on gender, race, sexuality, disability, economic justice, or something related to these, we want to know about it! We welcome all kinds of scholarship, including work being done outside of traditional academic institutions. Send proposals (300 words max describing the video you’d like to submit) to transformdh@gmail.com by July 1.

Full call for video contributions

On October 2, we will have a day of scheduled presentations and workshops open to the public, culminating with a keynote speech from Lisa Nakamura. A plenary session will bring together several founding members of the #transformDH collective to discuss the history and future of the movement: Moya Bailey, Anne Cong-Huyen, Amanda Phillips, and Alexis Lothian. A #transformDH video showcase will include work submitted by scholars and creators within and outside of academia, and a roundtable on disability studies and digital humanities is in the process of being planned. We will be livestreaming all presentations and inviting remote participation in the form of video contributions; ASL interpretation will be provided.

On October 3, we will hold  THATCamp TransformDH: a collaborative, impromptu ‘unconference’ in which participants from all backgrounds and skill levels learn, create, and play around together in sessions proposed on the spot. THATCamp is a participatory event that will be open to a limited number of participants. Registration will open formally in August. If you know you are definitely planning to attend and want to reserve your place now – or if you have any other questions – please email us at transformdh@gmail.com

More information about the event