Top 10 Reasons to Student Volunteer for DH09

April 17th, 2009

10. Ten hours of work gets you a ***FREE*** front row seat at the
international conference of record for the rapidly growing field of
digital humanities. (We can’t actually guarantee the front row seat,
but at this conference people are more likely to want to camp the
power outlets anyway.)

9. ***FREE*** DH09 T-shirt, in exclusive Event Staff colors. (You
*won’t* get one of these on eBay.)

8. You’re not doing anything else June 22-25, and/or the days
immediately beforehand.

7. Use our pool of Mp3 recorders and digital cameras to stage guerilla
interviews with leaders in the field. Looking for an excuse to meet
Lev Manovich or Christine Borgman? We’ll have canned questions for you
to break the ice with, and ask that you to upload the results to the
DH09 media cloud.

6. Get your Inner Terp on as you direct people around campus like a
pro. (We’re prepared to make some allowances here:

5. Advance look at book exhibits from the MIT Press, Minessota, Oxford
UP, and others. (What better way to get to know their lists than to
help haul the boxes?)

4. All your friends will be volunteering. The ones with geek-cred anyway.

3. Learn how to say “dongle” in three different languages (we’re
expecting attendees from as far away as Russia, Japan, and South

2. Bragging rights for fastest swag-bag packing. But remember: accuracy counts.

And the number one reason to student volunteer for DH09 . . .

1. You might just hear a talk or see a demo that will completely
change the way you think about your scholarship, your teaching, or
your professional future.

Digital Humanities 2009 is being hosted by the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH). The conference will take place on
the College Park campus June 22-25. If you are interested in
volunteering according to the terms above, please contact *both*
Matthew Kirschenbaum (mgk-at-umd-dot-edu) and Kate Singer (ksinger-at-umd-dot-edu).
We’re looking for volunteers for the conference dates as well as the
weeks immediately preceding. Please be sure to indicate your
availability within that time period. Much more information about the
conference is available here:

Please help us get out word of this opportunity by forwarding to
students who might be interested.

Reminder: April 15th Early Registration Deadline

April 1st, 2009

A reminder that the deadline for early registration for the dh09 conference is quickly approaching. Until April 15th (two weeks from today) registration is $325 for members. After April 15th, registration will be $425. Rates will be constant for non-members ($475), graduate members ($100), and graduate non-members ($200). Registration closes altogether June 14th. Membership information is available at ADHO’s website:

Dh09 will take place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park from Monday, June 21st through Thursday, June 25th. Keynotes will be given by Lev Manovich, Professor of Visual Arts and New Media at the University of California San Diego and the author of _The Language of New Media_ and Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, and author of _Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet_.

Along with a full schedule of papers, panels, and posters, the conference will also feature a trip to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport and a banquet at Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs in downtown Annapolis.

Student and Young Scholar Bursaries

March 5th, 2009

As part of its commitment to promote the development and application of digital methods in humanities scholarship, each year ADHO awards up to TEN bursaries to students and young scholars who are members of an ADHO constituent organization and who have had papers or posters accepted for presentation at the annual Digital Humanities conference.

The purpose of the bursary is to assist students and young scholars to attend the annual Digital Humanities conference, to encourage them to make a contribution to scholarship in the digital humanities, and to promote the involvement of outstanding young scholars in the application of information and communications technologies in humanities research.

Bursaries are intended to cover expenses incurred in attending the conference (including travel, lodging, the conference fee, and meals not covered by the conference fee) up to 500 GBP. A student applicant must be enrolled for full- or part-time study at a recognized institution of higher education. To qualify as a “young scholar,” an applicant must be age 30 or less, or otherwise justify consideration as a new participant in the field. Both paper and poster submissions are eligible for consideration. A participant in a multi-authored submission is eligible for an award if he or she has contributed substantially to the paper/poster and will take significant part in its presentation. Recipients must be individual subscribers to ADHO’s official print journal, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and thereby members of one of the constituent organizations. This may be certified with the subscripton number from the journal wrapper. Uncertified subscriptions must be resolved before winners are announced.

A review panel will choose award recipients based on the applicants’ submission abstracts, information from the application forms, reviewer comments, and evaluations as deemed necessary to make a confident decision.

To apply for a 2009 Bursary, please visit

The Application deadline is March 31. Winners will be notified by April 30,
2009. If you have questions about the 2009 Bursary Award, please email Matthew L. Jockers, 2009 Bursary Award Committee Chair.

Registration is Open

February 28th, 2009

Registration for dh09 is officially open March 1st. To register, sign on to the ConfTool website with your login and password, then click on the “Register as a Participant” menu option.

Early registration extends from March 1st through April 15th, and registration closes altogether on June 14th.

The registration fees are as follows: Early Member: $325, Late Member: $425, Non-member: $475, Student Member: $100, Student Non-member: $200. Members will need to have their OUP subscriber numbers to be eligible for member prices. Those who wish to become a member now, please see the ADHO website, or the website of any if its subsidiary organizations: SDH-SEMI, ACH, or ALLC.

Participants will also have the chance to sign up for our social events: the banquet ($76) and the excursion to the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport ($33).

If there are any questions or problems, please contact the local organizers.

Upcoming Deadlines

February 26th, 2009

The program committee has asked that presenters confirm they will attend and present their panel, poster, or paper by Saturday, February 28th.

The deadline for presenters to upload the final version of their abstracts to the ConfTool website is Friday, March 13th.

Finally, students and young scholars who have had posters and papers accepted can apply for bursary awards to offset the cost of registration and travel. Applications are due on March 31st and can be found on the ADHO website:

New and Improved: Conference Schedule Expanded

February 25th, 2009

Those beginning to make travel arrangements for dh09 might want to check the Conference Program Overview for some changes we’ve made.

Due to the large number of great abstracts that were received, we’ve added an extra panel session on Thursday afternoon, in lieu of a second excursion. We’ve also added a final plenary forum of funders at the end of the day on Thursday.

On Monday, the first day of the conference, participants have the option to join us for an excursion to the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum near the Dulles Airport. And, of course, we’ll be cracking crabs at the banquet on Wednesday night at one of Annapolis’s long-standing favorite restaurants. See our page on social events for more information. Participants will be able to sign-up for these events during registration, which officially begins on Sunday, March 1st.

Presenters Notified Mid-February

January 22nd, 2009

The results of the Programme Committee’s decisions on abstracts submitted will be sent out February 13th.

Registration will begin on March 1st.

dh09 Registration Fees

November 17th, 2008

Costs for conference registration are as follows:

Early Member: $325
Late Member: $425
Non-member: $475
Student Member: $100
Student Non-member: $200

Registration will open March 1st. See the registration page for more information.

After dh09, Stay Tuned for THATCamp 2009

November 5th, 2008

Just after dh09, George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media will be hosting its THATCamp 2009, a user-generated “unconference” on the digital humanities. George Mason, located in Fairfax, VA, is just down the road from College Park, so dh09 participants might want to consider extending their stay in the metro-DC region a few days. THAT Camp 2009 will run from June 27th to 28th, and you can find more information at or on THAT Camp’s blog.

Formatting guidelines for submissions to Digital Humanities

October 29th, 2008

To help those with formatting questions, we have put together a set of guidelines for submissions. Download a copy in PDF format here.