CFP Closes Friday – Join us in March!

The conference planning committee works to provide a welcoming space for all at the event. When considering whether to apply to present, we work to mitigate funding concerns as much as possible.

  • Funding bursaries for travel are available to all symposium presenters.
  • Registration is free, and food is provided throughout the event (see the schedule). Dietary restrictions and needs are taken into account in ordering food. There are always vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.
  • There are free or low-cost accommodation options. We run a home stay program, and housing in MSU’s dormitories is available for $50/night (minimum 3 night stay). Find out more on the accommodation page.
  • While parking is not free by default, we will have a number of parking vouchers available.
  • There are several available places on the schedule for virtual presentations for speakers unable to travel to Michigan State University.

This symposium, which will include a mixture of presentation types, welcomes 300-word proposals, particularly on the following themes and topics by Friday, November 1, midnight in your timezone:

  • Critical cultural studies and analytics
  • Cultural heritage in a range of contexts, particularly non-Western
  • DH as socially engaged humanities and/or as a social movement
  • Open data, open access, and data preservation as resistance, especially in a postcolonial context
  • How identity categories, and their intersections, shape digital humanities work
  • Global research dialogues and collaborations within the digital humanities community
  • Indigeneity – anywhere in the world – and the digital
  • Digital humanities, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism
  • Global digital pedagogies
  • Borders, migration, and/or diaspora and their connection to the digital
  • Digital and global languages and literatures
  • Digital humanities, the environment, and climate change
  • Innovative and emergent technologies across institutions, languages, and economies
  • Scholarly communication and knowledge production in a global context
  • Surveillance and/or data privacy issues in a global context
  • Productive failure

Presentation Formats:

  • 5-minute lightning talk
  • 15-minute presentation
  • 90-minute workshop
  • 90-minute panel
  • Poster presentation
  • There will be a limited number of slots available for 15-minute virtual presentations

Please note that we conduct an anonymous review process, so please refrain from identifying your institution or identity in your proposal.

Submit a proposal

Call for Reviewers

We are looking forward to an exciting fifth edition of the Global Digital Humanities Symposium ( on March 26-27, 2020. We conduct a double-blind review process and are looking to expand participation of reviewers this year.

The review process is relatively lightweight: Each reviewer receives not more than 6 proposals to review, and the reviewer reads the proposals and emails a ranking, ranging from Reject to Strong Accept, along with a sentence or two explaining why.

Review assignments will be sent out on November 5, with reviews will be due on December 3.

We welcome new reviewers and appreciate the labor that goes into making this event happen and the community that has grown around it, which is in no small part due to the high quality of presentations over the years. Please email Kristen Mapes ( with any questions or concerns about the review process.

Please note that the deadline to express interest in reviewing is October 31, 2019.

Save the Date

Next year’s Global Digital Humanities Symposium will take place on March 26-27, 2020. Save the Date! If you are interested in getting involved in the planning and organization of the event, email