Association's 1st Annual Event

29-30 June 2023

To mark the occasion of its launch, the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association is excited to announce its first annual event to be held on 29-30 June 2023. The event will be an opportunity to reflect on the Core Values of the Association, the state of the field in both countries, and potential future developments. There will be ample opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and students to connect, including with the Association’s new Community Interest Groups. 

This will be an in-person event at Senate House, University of London, with portions of the programme live-streamed for online viewing. Bursaries will be available to support attendance. Further details to be announced via the Association website.

The programme will be announced and registration will open later in the spring. 

Call for Papers

To mark the occasion of its launch and first annual event, the Association invites proposals for 20-minute papers and 5-minute lightning talks.

While DH has developed successfully in the UK and Ireland, with the establishment of world-leading centres in both countries, there are major opportunities for further development and innovation in the field by bringing together their complementary strengths. Seeking to nurture the capacity for excellent research and teaching in DH, to establish and sustain more effective connections with non-HE sectors (notably Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums as well as the creative industries), and to create new pathways for collaboration, the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association will build a collaborative vision for the field, and create new and sustainable long-term partnerships in alignment with the international community. 

The themes of the first annual event will reflect the Core Values of the Association, and we particularly welcome proposals that address one or more of these values, and/or their intersections with research and teaching in Digital Humanities: 

  • Inclusivity 
  • Community 
  • Collaboration 
  • Sustainability 
  • Openness and transparency 
  • Advocacy and action

Format: Proposals should be no longer than 300 words and you should indicate whether you wish to give a 20-minute paper or a 5-minute lightning talk. Please indicate whether you would be willing to consider giving a lightning talk if we are unable to accept your proposal as a paper.

Submit a proposal: Please submit your proposal via EasyChair:

Deadline: Friday 21 April  

Notification of acceptance: By Monday 15 May

If you have any questions, please email