Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops, Panels and Posters for DHCS 2018 Now Open

The CFP for DHCS 2018 is now open! The conference is interested in proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and posters from people at all ranks whose work contributes to the themes of the conference.  Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • visualization tools, theories, methodologies, and workflows to make sense of Big Data;
  • digital approaches to textual studies;
  • public digital humanities;
  • digital accessibility;
  • digital humanities pedagogy;
  • preserving the digital humanities;
  • digital gaming, critical play, game design, and gaming culture;
  • creative coding and electronic literature;
  • studies on uses and behaviors of Social media sites users;
  • digital humanities technologies (e.g., mapping, text-mining);
  • digital humanities project design/management;
  • institutional DH partnerships and project-based collaborations;
  • community-based online media practices;
  • digital representation.
We hope the scope and topical breadth of the conference will stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue that crosses traditional professional barriers. We are particularly interested in international and underserved populations’ perspectives on digital humanities and computer science.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit a title and 200-300 word abstract along with a brief biography or C.V. by 15 July 2018 via Easychair. Decisions will be made by early August. All presenters will have their registration fee for the conference waived. Presenters may have the opportunity to publish their papers in an online proceedings edition from the conference.

Please visit the CFP on Easychair here. Please direct all questions to Kyle Roberts, Director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago (


Learn More about DH at Loyola

We are proud to announce that Loyola University Chicago will be hosting the 2018 Chicago Colloquium for Digital Humanities and Computer Science!

a view from street-level of the red brick Lewis Tower building
Loyola’s Lewis Tower at 111 E. Pearson St.

Loyola is Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic university. With over 16,600 students and eleven schools, Loyola is one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities. It has campuses at the start of the Magnificent Mile as well as on Lake Michigan on the north side of the city.

Digital humanities research and education have a home at Loyola at the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH), a collaborative multidisciplinary research center in the College of Arts and Sciences. The CTSDH supports research across the humanities, as well as in the arts, communication, computer science, social sciences, and University Libraries. In addition to supporting research projects, the CTSDH sponsors conferences, lectures, and workshops, and offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with faculty on advanced research, and to take courses in and pursue research of their own in the interdisciplinary areas of textual studies and digital humanities.

The CTSDH administers Loyola’s professional M.A. degree in Digital Humanities, one of the few such programs in the country. The Digital Humanities MA program offers training in the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities and computational sciences. Our interdisciplinary program offers rigorous hands-on training in digital research projects within a theoretical framework that explores the critical, social, and ethical contexts for thinking about Digital Humanities research and applications. 

Loyola last hosted the Colloquium in 2011.

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