Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries
3rd Conference
7–9 March 2018, Helsinki

The 3rd conference of the association of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) will be held at the University of Helsinki March 7–9, 2018. The conference is organised by HELDIG – the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Arts.

In 2018, the conference seeks to extend the scope of digital humanities research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and Baltic countries. This year, the conference welcomes in particular work related to the following themes: History, Cultural Heritage, Games, and Future.

The overarching theme this year is Open Science. This pragmatic concept emphasises the role of transparent and reproducible research practices, open dissemination of results, and new forms of collaboration, all greatly facilitated by digitalisation. All proposals are invited to reflect on the benefits, challenges, and prospects of open science for their own research. Please see the full CFP for more information.

Keynote speakers

  • Kathryn Eccles, University of Oxford - Academic Programme Manager for Digital Humanities and Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute with interest in the impact of new technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.
  • Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara - Distinguished Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an affiliated faculty member of UCSB’s Media Arts & Technology graduate program
  • Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere - Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media (specifically digital culture and game studies)

Important dates

  • Call for proposals opened on: 28 August 2017
  • Deadline for submitting proposals: 25 October 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: by 8 January 2018
  • Conference: 7–9 March 2018