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4th Annual Digital Humanities Conference

Thursday, October 21 - Friday, October 22

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) at the University of Toronto cordially invites U of T submissions to our fourth annual DH Conference, to take place virtually on 21-22 October 2021.  

This year’s conference foregrounds critical digital humanities research and praxis. Critical DH is an intersectional field that emphasizes questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in making, analyzing, and using digital technologies. This is a version of digital humanities that places anti-racist, de/anti/postcolonial, feminist, and queer/trans/non-binary work at its core, and which understands our current historic shift in digital technology as an opportunity for social and political transformation. Critical Digital Humanities foregrounds creative praxis, co-creation, public engagement, and community-based research. 

The 4th Annual DH Conference builds on the work of the Digital Humanities Network (DHN), which hosted the first DHN conference in 2016. In this year’s conference, we ask DH researchers and practitioners to interrogate power and culture with/through the frameworks of humanistic inquiry and digital technology. At the same time, the conference aims to foster collaborations and critical scholarship across the tri-campus community by providing a platform for people to share ideas, discuss trends and network with colleagues from UofT. While our focus this year emphasizes critical DH, all DH researchers, practitioners, and the DH-curious are encouraged to submit and attend! 

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 4th Annual DH Conference will be held online and is open to all U of T graduate students. The conference organizing committee welcomes proposals for graduate conference papers to occur synchronously over Zoom on the afternoons of October 21 and 22. Presentations should span 10-15 minutes and will be organized into themed sessions. Papers will focus on research that utilizes or has been enabled by digital technologies.  

All graduate students at the University of Toronto are welcome to apply. 

 Please submit 150-word abstracts and a short biography to dhn.admin@utoronto.ca by 10 September 2021. We will notify successful applicants by 15 September 2021. 


Thursday, October 21
Friday, October 22
Event Category:


Online event


Critical Digital Humanities Initiative