We invite all participants in this year’s Global Digital Humanities Symposium to join our group on Humanities Commons (HC). Humanities Commons is a trusted, nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Global Digital Humanities Symposium group within Humanities Commons allows the community to continue conversations and grow beyond the Symposium itself.

For Presenters

We encourage all presenters in this year’s Global Digital Humanities Symposium to share their work in whatever ways are comfortable and suitable so that all participants can access them and engage in conversation around them. Posters, slides, and talks deposited in the CORE repository of Humanities Commons and associated with the Global DH Symposium group will be given a DOI and indexed by Google Scholar. The Global Digital Humanities Planning Committee is working with Humanities Commons to make a collection of items that have been deposited each year of the Symposium to preserve this work and allow other scholars to find work from past Symposia. Depositing to Humanities Commons makes your work discoverable, citable, and sustainable

How do I sign up?

Navigate to the Humanities Commons website and click the “Register” button in the upper right corner. If you need more help, there is a step-by-step guide to registration and login on the Humanities Commons website, as well as a general guide to Humanities Commons

If you’re having trouble logging in, make sure you: (1) remember which email address you used to sign up and (2) click on the link in the confirmation email you’ll get once you’re done with the registration process. You will need to click on the link to authenticate your credentials. 

How do I join the DH Symposium group?

You must enroll to be a HC member before you can join the group. 

  1. Search for the group, “Global Digital Humanities Symposium”, in the directory of groups. Click the “Join Group” button next to the group in the search results.  
  2. Visit the group site. Again, by clicking Join Group, you become a member. 

General guide for HC Groups.

How do I share my document(s) with the group?

Once you are enrolled and have joined the DH Symposium group, you can share your work in a couple of ways: by uploading materials to the group directly, or by depositing items in the CORE repository and associating them with the group. 

Uploading to groups

You can choose to upload directly to this group without making a CORE deposit. The advantage of this is that you can update your materials and edit them later. But, if you choose to upload your work only as a file or document, it won’t be a part of the official collection of the Global Digital Humanities Symposium. 

To upload your materials to the group:

  1. Visit the Global DH Symposium group in Humanities Commons.
  2. Go to “File” and “Upload a New Document”,  or Go to “Docs” and “Create New Doc.”
    1. “Files” and “Docs” sound similar but they’re different. Files are files (images, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs) and can be downloaded. Docs are text files that can be edited by more than one person. They’re created on Humanities Commons and can be read online. Docs also allow for folders for multiple materials.
  3. “Files” and “Docs” sound similar but they’re different. Files are files (images, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs) and can be downloaded. Docs are text files that can be edited by more than one person. They’re created on Humanities Commons and can be read online. Docs also allow for folders for multiple materials.
  4. Or, go to “Discussion”, “Start a new topic”, and then you can make a forum post where you can describe the work and attach any relevant files.

General guide for uploading files.
General guide for uploading docs.

Depositing to CORE

The Commons Open Repository Exchange (CORE) is a library-quality repository for sharing, discovering, retrieving, and archiving digital work. CORE provides Humanities Commons members with a permanent, open-access storage facility for their scholarly output, facilitating maximum discoverability and encouraging peer feedback. 

Once you deposit your work, it’ll be indexed by Google Scholar and given a DOI. The files cannot be changed or deleted.

You can choose to make a CORE deposit without associating your work to any group. Your deposit will be available on your profile, appear on the News Feed for your followers , and be discoverable in the CORE repository. If you do select a group, your deposit will also be visible on the group site and the group will be associated with the deposit. This makes it easier for symposium attendees to find your work and helps the Symposium keep a record of what was presented this year. 

To CORE deposit your work in the Global Digital Humanities Symposium group:

  1. Visit the Humanities Commons site.
  2. Click “CORE Repository” on the left handle, click “Upload your Work”.
    1. Or, click the “Go to CORE” button on the right handle.
    2. Or, go directly to the “Make New Deposit” page. 
  3. Upload your file(s) and fill out all relevant metadata fields.
  4. Under “Groups,” click the text box and select “Global Digital Humanities Symposium.”
    [Note: If you do not see this option, it means that you have not yet joined the Global DH symposium group. You must join the group first before depositing any items into CORE and associating them with the group.]

General Guide for CORE deposits.

FAQs about CORE deposits.

Now what?

Go to the group site and check if your work is visible. Click on the “From CORE” tab in the group menu. Your deposit should be listed there. 

Now you have completed all steps! The world of collaboration, new research, and possibility awaits. Find out what Humanities Commons has to offer you. You can make your research visible to the HC community, which has 20,000 members coming from over 100 countries. Make the best of HC by networking outside your usual zone, collaborating, browsing other’s work, and contributing to the world of humanities!

External Links:

Humanities Commons

Digital Humanities Symposium Group Site in Humanities Commons

Digital Humanities Symposium website: program, COVID updates, etc.

How to make new CORE deposits: guide

Make new deposits