Day of DH 2022

Day of DH Announcement

Day of DH 2022 will take place on April 28, 2022. Centers and individuals are encouraged to use the hashtags #DayofDH2022 or #DiversityinDH on Twitter or Instagram.

This year, digital humanists are encouraged to communicate what they do on Twitter, to share with the global community more about the people behind DH projects, data, and collaborations, and to organize events that bring our local communities together. We are adopting the theme of “the diversity of DH.” We define diversity broadly, to recognize unique global and local accents of DH, to raise visibility of multilingual and non-western DH, and to showcase the multitude of interdisciplinary topics, methods and approaches that connect our communities. We look forward to the variety of events that interpret this theme in ways that are locally relevant.

As we transition out of the COVID crisis, face a severe military conflict in the world, and since different regions have very different situations, we are encouraging centers and groups to create online or in-person events, or both, according to their local needs, opportunities and views. In the past, centers have organized happenings or introduced new activities in their spaces as part of their Day of DH (2021, 2020, others). Centers could also spotlight members or new projects that showcase diversity.

Some possible themes to develop in events and online posts:

  • DH for society and humanity, e.g. data ethics
  • Applied and action-driven DH, and DH addressing the SDGs
  • Ideas, visions and ongoing work of DH to contribute to peace and post-crisis, e.g. COVID19 / health, war and migration scenarios
  • Multilinguality, representation and diversity in DH, esp DH and marginalized groups, people, etc.
  • Diversity of DH methods, tools, and infrastructures
  • Rural versus urban environments, speculative and surrogate digital spaces
  • DH for justice, e.g. anticolonial, feminist, queer, and abolitionist DH
  • Disciplinary diversity of people or international collaborative teams
  • DH for climate actions and anthropocene archives, biodiversity, cultural and linguistic diversity
  • DH for data science, high-performance computing, and data curation
  • DH for wearable and minimal computing
  • Diversity of DH working scenarios, your workplace, your career opportunities and academic relations
  • Collaborative, participatory, crowd-based and cross-sectoral DH, e.g. citizen science and DH
  • Call for expertise, collaboration, trainings, mutual growth and learning opportunities

Centers are welcome to create thematic or social events that reflect their own understanding of diversity of DH.

We are also encouraging centers to think about what or who makes their center unique (this could be faculty, staff, students, or community partners) and create social media posts, online events or in-person events that celebrate their contributions to the diversity of the Day of DH.

centreNet will be organizing a range of global online events, including an International “DH Happy Hour” for us to meet one another online. We also invite centers to create events that are open to the global DH community.

Centers are encouraged to use the hashtags #DayofDH2022 or #DiversityinDH on Twitter or Instagram.

For the Day of DH 2022 centerNet will collect all the contributions together to show the variety of the events over the globe.

Please fill the form to contribute to the Day of DH with events from your center (lab, department):

The deadline for sending the information about the organized events is April 21, 2022.



Day of DH 2022 Open Events:

Contribution by Elisa Tersigni,, Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Critical Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Toronto

Critical DH on Social

Over the course of Day of DH, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) at University of Toronto will be posting social media and blog content to showcase a range of research in the area of critical DH--digital humanities bringing together the humanities' critique of power and historical perspectives for socially transformative research.

Online 9AM to 5 PM EST.

Contribution by Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Digital Scholarship Librarian / Assistant Professor

Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship, University of Colorado, Boulder

Day of Digital Humanities: Open House and Lecture

"Day of Digital Humanities is an international celebration of the variety of activities surrounding research, teaching, and community, in the broad field of Digital Humanities.

Join us with a lecture from Dr Vilja Hulden on her work, Speaking to the State: Representation at U.S. Congressional Hearings since 1877, which is supported by the CHA-CRDDS Digital Humanities Fellowship. The lecture will be presented in-person and via zoom from 11-12p Mountain Time.

Speaking to the State: Representation at U.S. Congressional Hearings since 1877 asks who gets to ""speak to the state,"" and what they say when they do. It investigates patterns in representation at U.S. Congressional hearings, the most accessible form of (federal) lobbying. The project creates a computational analysis of a data set covering over a million instances of testimony at hearings, analyzing the metadata (name, organization, committee...) as well as the full text of testimonies. To maintain a grounding in historical content and existing scholarship, the project focuses on three case studies: business vs. labor, women's groups before and after suffrage, and hearings on the environment around the time of the beginning of the modern environmental movement. The final product will be an open-source, freely available digital publication aimed at scholarly and general audiences in equal measure. "Hybrid 11:00am Mountain Time

Contribution by Fatma Öncel, Sabancı DHLab Coordinator

Sabancı DHLab, Sabancı University

Akis: Ottoman Transcription Tool

Akis project aims to develop deep learning-based document segmentation and handwriting recognition technologies towards the automatic transcription of Ottoman printed documents and handwritten manuscripts. In the day of DH, we will share instances from the working routine of our multidisciplinary team in different university campuses in Istanbul and Vienna, collaborating on a non-English DH tool.

Online All day, working hours. Istanbul GMT+3; Vienna GMT+2

Online presentation

Event time:

18:00-19:00 GMT +3 (Istanbul Time)

Contribution by Nadezhda Povroznik, Associate Professor

Center for Digital Humanities, Perm State University

Event: Student Conference “Digital Humanities: Theory and Practices”

Language: Russian

The conference is aimed to discuss the application of information technologies in the humanities research, exchange of experience, and presentation of projects.

Program of the event:

15:00 – 15:15 Ponosov Evgeniy "The process of integration of the theory of new museology and historical informatics on the example of digital projects of the Perm University History Museum"

15:15 – 15:30 Kachmasheva Ekaterina, Ibragimova Tatyana "Virtual reconstruction of the House of the county zemstvo"

15:30 – 15:45 Karmanova Ekaterina "Electronic archive: problems and opportunities"

15:45 – 16:00 Ovchinnikova Sofia "The Louvre in the digital dimension: the evolution museum web resource based on materials from the Internet Archive"

16:00 – 16:15 Sokolov Yury “Discussions about the Russian Revolution of 1917 during the 100th anniversary of revolution: a methodology for the study of domestic web forums"

16:15 – 16:30 Vinnik Alexey, Vorontsov Yury, Subbotin Maxim, Subbotina Natalya "Attack of the Dead" in popular musical works of the second decades of the 21st century"

16:30 – 16:45 Subbotina Anna Social characteristics of local heads: research methodology

To attend the conference online, please, fill the form below
Day of DH 2021 was generously hosted by Loyola University Chicago and UCLA in USA, University of Guelph in Canada, and Università del Piedmont Orientale in Italy.

centerNet is now accepting proposals for the next Digital Humanities center to host this worldwide event in 2023.

If you are interested, please send your 1-page proposal detailing your technical and managerial capacity to centerNet’s co-chair Nadezhda Povroznik []. Proposals can be submitted in English, Spanish, or French, as well as other languages in cases where translation is readily available (for other languages, please check first).