You are invited to DLFxDHSI, a one-day unconference on the theme of digital libraries, digital humanities, and social justice, to be hosted by the Digital Library Federation in partnership with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC. The event will begin with a joint DHSI and DLF Institute Lecture, poster/digital demo session, and reception on Friday, 8 June 2018. Highly collaborative and interactive DLFx unconference sessions will run throughout the day on Saturday, June 9, followed by short DHSI workshops on Sunday, June 10.
How can we engage in social justice work with our teaching, scholarship, and practice? How can we think critically about the interdisciplinary, intersectional methods that social justice work necessitates? How might we consider the ways that digital libraries and DH pedagogy can create both digital and physical spaces for students to follow theory with action? Because DLFxDHSI is an unconference—a grassroots, conversation-based event without predetermined presentations—we’ll need your input on session topics. We will accept proposals for engaging, dynamic 90-second lightning talks as well as posters for the reception on a first-come/first served basis (register now!), but otherwise we will build the program together on Saturday, June 9.
Call for Lightning Talks and/or Posters/Digital Demos
Most sessions will be generated the day of the unconference, but we are inviting proposals for lightning talks as well as posters!
Lightning talks are engaging, high-energy 90-second presentations held in a closing plenary session, with the opportunity to point listeners to additional information online. Proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted for lightning talks.
The poster/digital demo session will be in conjunction with the DHSI poster/digital demo session at the end-of-week reception on Friday, June 8. Posters should not be larger than 4′ X 4′. Please provide a sentence or two on the content of your poster/digital demo.
We will accept proposals on a first-come/first served basis (register now!), but otherwise we will build the program together on Saturday, June 9. All submissions must relate to the theme of digital libraries, digital humanities, and social justice.
- Leigh Bonds, The Ohio State University Libraries
- Eleanor Dickson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- Alex Gil, Columbia University Libraries