The Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Conference 2022
We are pleased to announce that the Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Conference 2022 will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In 2021, we switched from a Twitter conference format to a full-day Zoom event, dedicated to the discussion of digital research methods.
This year the focus of the virtual conference will be “Infrastructures” in the context of digital humanities in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We invite papers to discuss how digital humanities research and data are organized, stored and shared; what are the considerations behind starting and coordinating DH projects; and what could institutions do to accommodate such projects.
As such, we will prioritize submissions that address one of the following topics:
Topics include, but are not limited to: Tutorials, discussion of emerging projects, construction and limitations, and decolonization of databases.
- Institutional organisation of/around DH.
Topics include, but are not limited to: Institutional support and organisation of DH projects, teaching digital skills, their role in the academic job market.
- DH research design
Topics include, but are not limited to: Structuring DH research, new methods and questions.
- Switching to digital research in the pandemic
Topics include, but are not limited to: Overcoming the limitations of travel bans, gaining remote access, digital ethnography as a critical method, digital versus physical archives.