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First GO::DH Conference, Second Meeting of Digital Humanists

Call for Participation

2º Meeting of Humanistas Digitales: Digital Humanities in a Global Context

May 21 to 23, 2014




Following the success of the First Meeting of Humanistas Digitales (17 and May 18, 2012), this Second Meeting intends to continue to innovate, bringing together researchers, teachers, students and the general public interested in the use of technology in the Humanities from around the world. In close cooperation with the Global Outlook :: Digital Humanities (GO :: DH) initiative, part of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), this first joint event calls for Digital Humanities practitioners worldwide. Through presentations, keynote speeches, panel discussions, posters, discussions and project presentations, we seek to share answers and questions about the Humanities at the present time and the increasing use of technologies (mainly computational) in the different areas of study that make up our field of practice, the Digital Humanities.


Main Theme

This event will explore the advancement of the Digital Humanities in academic and cultural institutions, the role they play in the academic curriculum and the future of the field on a global scale.


Who is the event for?

  • Researchers, professors, students, librarians, technologists and the general public interested in presenting their progress on Digital Humanities projects or interested in the debate around the digital turn in Humanistic studies.
  • Researchers and technologists who have created or used technology as one of their principal tools or methods in humanistic or social studies.



  • Representation, equal access, translation, impact, international collaboration and mutual learning within the area of ​​Digital Humanities.
  • Building resources for the humanities: text markup, digital museums, digital critical editions and advanced technologies for the Humanities
  • The current state of the global Digital Humanities.
  • The design, management and use of digital resources for the humanities.
  • The use of networks for research in relation to the state of the humanities around the world.
  • The role of Digital Humanities in research and teaching in the Humanities
  • Information technology in the intellectual content of the humanities and contemporary theoretical approaches that incorporate computing.



To submit your proposal you must first create an account on EasyChair. Once your account is activated you can submit your proposal using the EasyChair system. If you have questions, send us a message to
The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2014.



Types of presentations

  • Paper: A 20 minute talk in traditional format, followed by a brief question and answer session. The papers will be arranged by theme around discussion panels.
  • Posters/Demos: Poster presentations can include any research or digital project in progress or finished.
  • Panels: Groups can propose thematic panels with a group of 3 or 4 panelists.


Format for proposals

To participate you should send us a 800-1000 word abstract. Please indicate what type of format you prefer (paper, poster or demo). For panels we ask you to send a 800-1000 word description of the panel and brief 400-500 word descriptions of each of the papers. All participants should indicate their name, and if relevant, their institutional affiliations.


Event Dates

May 21-23, 2014



Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City



  • RedHD
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (ADHO)
  • Digital Humanities Center (Columbia University)

How to Create a Working Group

Perhaps you have noticed that GO::DH has several working groups or perhaps you have not yet explored this part of our site. Whether you already belong to a working group or whether you are thinking of creating one, here are some things you should know about them.

A working group is a group of individuals with a common task or interest and who would like to work with others sharing the same concerns.

You might already know that you want to start a working group or you might be thinking that it would be good to have a place to discuss a particular subject. If you have been wondering about this, if you have had discussions in the GO::DH mailing list, if you think that others are also interested, you could start your own working group.

GO::DH provides working groups with a space for a webpage, a mailing list pertaining to the group and guidance when you need it.

If you decide to create a working group, you must have a group coordinator, a page in GO::DH outlining the interest(s) of the group and the coordinator must report the group’s progress to the GO::DH  executive once a month.

If you think that you want to do this, send us a message and we will help you get things started.