The Keystone Digital Humanities Conference will be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015. Dr. Miriam Posner, Coordinator and Core Faculty of the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA, will be presenting the keynote lecture, “What’s Next?: The Radical, Unrealized Potential of Digital Humanities.”

Proposals are now invited for long presentations (20 minutes), short presentations (7 minutes), and project showcases (10 minutes) in all areas of digital humanities.

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, panel discussions, or workshops. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars.

The community will be invited to vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The 10 proposals with the highest scores are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Please send your name, email address, and a proposal of 200-300 words to The proposal deadline is January 12, 2015, and community peer review will run from January 15-February 15. Proposers will be notified by March 1.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities ( is covering registration for ten graduate students to present at the conference.

Conference Organizing Committee

Dawn Childress, Penn State University
William Noel, University of Pennsylvania
Molly Des Jardin, University of Pennsylvania
James O’Sullivan, Penn State University
Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania
Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Hswe, Penn State University
Katie Rawson, University of Pennsylvania
Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University
Matt Shoemaker, Temple University
David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania
Stefan Sinclair, McGill University
Dennis Mullen, University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Stuhr, University of Pennsylvania