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Inaugural Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) 

Call for Proposals


On March 29-30, 2019, the University of North Florida (UNF) will host the inaugural statewide conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH).  The local organizing entity for this conference is the UNF Digital Humanities Institute, with support from the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT); the Hicks Honors College; the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR); the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP); the Thomas G. Carpenter Library; the International Studies Program; the Department of History; the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; and other areas on campus.


Friday, March 29, 10 AM-8 PM (tentative schedule) will be a formal research conference, with concurrent sessions and poster presentations, followed by a plenary talk and dinner. For this portion of our program, we invite proposals for individual papers or panels on any topic related to the Digital Humanities. Proposals for individual papers require an abstract of 200-250 words. Panel proposals should include an abstract of 150-250 words for the panel itself, accompanied by abstracts for the 3-5 individual papers that comprise the panel. Panels proposals must also indicate the name of the organizer(s) and chair(s). We welcome proposals from students, faculty and staff from any institution of higher learning, as well as representatives of cultural institutions, from throughout Florida. Guests from outside of Florida are also encouraged to participate. While we may have more informal events in the morning on Friday, March 29, panels and poster session will not begin before 1 PM, in order to allow same-day travel time for those who may be coming from longer distances.

Submit a proposal here.

Those interested in developing or joining panels can access this Google Doc.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018, with notification by January 31, 2019.


Saturday, March 30, 9 AM-4 PM (tentative schedule) will follow a more spontaneous THATCamp format. Faculty and staff from the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida will play a key role in coordinating events on this day. As is typical at THATCamp events, the schedule of sessions will primarily be coordinated the morning of the event. Anyone interested in being part of the organization of this portion of the conference should contact Hélène Huet, European studies librarian, University of Florida. 


Additional Information


Social Media 

Follow us on Twitter with #fldh19.


Registration and Cost

A registration link will be available on this page later in 2018. Participation on Friday, 3/29 will be free to students, but others may be asked to pay a modest fee at the time of registration to help offset costs related to catering. Participation in the THATCamp portion of the conference on Saturday, 3/30, will be free to all.


Conference Venue 

The conference will be held in the John A. Delaney Student Union at the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Dr., Bldg. 58, Jacksonville, Fl 32224.


A block of rooms at the discounted rate of $109 per night (for the nights of 3/28, 3/29 and 3/30) has been reserved at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel, 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, just minutes from UNF at the St. John's Town Center mall. Make a reservation.


Numerous dining options are available at the St. John's Town Center mall and the surrounding area, as well as on the UNF campus


Visitors parking at UNF on Friday, March 29, will need to purchase a $5 one-day virtual pass at one of the kiosks on campus. See the UNF Parking Services for details. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays.

For More Information

Please contact Clayton McCarl, director of the UNF Digital Humanities Institute.