Thanks for joining us at the DH2020 virtual conference!

All too soon, we find ourselves at the close of another Digital Humanities conference. While we missed the spirit of our in-person meetings and the opportunity to be hosted by our colleagues in Ottawa, we were thrilled that so many were able to join in the virtual proceeding: some 1,000  joined and participated in the Humanities Commons DH2020 group! While the official conference week has come to a close, we hope the conversation continues. To this end, the discussion forum in Humanities Commons will remain open through Friday, 31 July 2020. [read more…]

Please note the following information, dates, and instructions:

  • Conference Dates: 20-24 July 2020 (Monday through Friday). A list of events and activities for each day will be posted and updated.
  • Registration: 30 June – 24 July 2020.

    • July 10 – 19 – Presenters will be admitted to Humanities Commons to post their presentations.
    • July 19 – Participants will be admitted to Humanities Commons.
    • July 20 – 24 – Newly registered participants will be admitted to Humanities Commons on a rolling basis.
  • Discussion forum will be open through 31 July 2020. Find out more about what will happen to the DH2020 Humanities Commons group after the conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after the conference?

The benefit of working with Humanities Commons is that there are a number of ways presentations will remain available. Read this post to find out more.

How do I present?

Presenting at the virtual DH2020 will be done asynchronously. It will consist of two steps:

  • Uploading your presentation to an accessible location. This location can be one or more of the following: the Humanities Commons Repository, an institutional repository of your choice, a personal website. Presentations can be papers (e.g., PDF, .txt), video (e.g., m4a, hosted on YouTube or Vimeo), audio recordings, images, or any other format that seems appropriate for conveying your research.
  • Starting a discussion about your presentation in the Forum of the DH2020 group (access to be provided upon registration) on Humanities Commons. Your discussion should include a link to your presentation.

Do I have to register to present?

Authors and co-authors must register for the conference and create accounts in Humanities Commons in order to upload their presentations. Once added to the DH2020 group, follow these instructions to share your presentation.

Do I have to register to attend?

In order to participate in the discussions of the DH2020 group—either as a presenter or as an attendee/audience member, you will be required to register.

How do I participate?

Most presentations will be asynchronous and will be posted in the Discussion area of the DH2020 group. Presentations are arranged thematically. Choose a topic, and you’ll find individual presentations shared within. Follow these instructions to respond to presentations.

What will it cost to register for the virtual DH2020?

Registration to participate in the virtual DH2020 will be free. We are able to make this free due to a generous sponsorship from Gale. However, at least 1 presenter per presentation needs to be members of a Constituent Organization.

What if I was accepted to DH2020 in Ottawa but don’t want to participate in the virtual conference?

No one is required to participate in the virtual conference. All abstracts for accepted presentations will be published through the DH2020 Book of Abstracts, and authors should continue to indicate that they were accepted by the DH2020 peer-review process.

If you do not wish to share your presentation as part of the virtual DH2020, you can simply not create a discussion.