DH Benelux 2021: The Humanities in a Digital World, 2-4 June 2021, online and offline from Leiden)

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the 7th DH Benelux Conference will be both fully online and take place in Leiden, if possible. We aim to provide a programme in which all talks will be accessible on the Leiden campus to the extent allowed by current coronovirus regulations as well as online. Paper contribution will, naturally, be reviewed on the basis of their quality and not on the question of whether or not the presenter is able to travel to Leiden.

The 7th DH Benelux Conference will again take place at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University, The Netherlands and will be organised by the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Scholarship.

DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary DH researchers to meet, present, and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects.

The Humanities in a Digital World

In a year in which our societies have become ever more (post-)digital, the relevance and value of tools and perspective produced by those working in, on, and at the interface of the study of human culture and computing is more relevant than ever. Furthermore, in this time of crisis many core aspects of our work have also shifted into the digital realm, which presents unique new affordances and constraints to our work.

This is felt in all aspects of our scholarly practices and we especially welcome papers that reflect on the Humanities in a Digital world, including but not limited to, the following themes of transition:

  • Digital Humanities Education and Digital Education in the Humanities
  • Collection, replication and evaluation of DH datasets and the role and value of FAIR approaches in a time of crisis.
  • ‘True’ interdisciplinarity as a consequence of Digital Humanities and areas of convergence of the Humanities at large due to ongoing and accelated digital transformation of our world.

Beyond this theme we invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of Digital Humanities: practical experimentation, theorising, cross- and multidisciplinary work, and new and relevant developments.

Read more about the conference and the call for papers on the official conference website.

Conference details

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02/06/2021 - 04/06/2021
All Day

Online and offline from Leiden