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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. 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.

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 conference venue is Porthania, University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Google Maps).

Keynote speakers

Alan Liu – Open and Reproducible Workflows for the Digital Humanities – A 10,000 Meter Elevation View (Abstract)

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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

Sponsored by the Academy of Finland Digital Humanities Programme


Kathryn Eccles – Finding the Human in Data: What can Digital Humanities learn from digital transformations in cultural heritage? (Abstract)

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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.



Caroline Bassett – ‘In that we travel there’ – but is that enough?: DH and Technological Utopianism

Caroline Bassett

Caroline Bassett is Director of the Sussex Hums Lab and Professor of Digital Media at the University of Sussex. Her research explores the interface between media technologies and cultural forms and practices. She has published widely in this area including work on critical theories of computation, gender and digital technology, automation anxiety, science fiction and technological futures. She is currently completing a monograph on hostility to technology and a co-authored work on feminist epistemology and digital humanities. She is a former Helsingin Sanomat Foundation Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.


Frans Mäyrä – Game Culture Studies as Multidisciplinary (Digital) Cultural Studies (Abstract)

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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: extended until 5 November 2017 (was 25 October 2017)
  • Notification of acceptance: by 8 January 2018
  • Registration opens: 17 January 2018
  • Registration ends: 28 February 2018 at 23.59 CET
  • Conference: 7–9 March 2018

Conference poster (full size version):

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Sponsored by:

DHN 2018 sponsor logos: UH Arts, TSV

DHN 2018 sponsor logos: Gale, HIIT, Wihuri