DHA 2018

Call for Proposals to Host DHA2018

The executive committee of the aaDH now invites proposals to host DHA in 2018.  Proposals are welcome from organisations/individuals that are members of aaDH and are willing to host the conference in Australia or New Zealand in 2018.

Data Stratification / Robert Andrew (AU), Ars Electronica. CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Data Stratification / Robert Andrew (AU), Ars Electronica. CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

About the DHA Conference

Digital Humanities Australasia (DHA) is the major conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), which was formed in March 2011.

The conference is expected to attract 100-300 attendees with 2-4 days of papers and posters. There are normally 2-4 parallel sessions per time slot, a small number of plenary presentations, workshops, tutorials, posters and a doctoral consortium. A meeting of the aaDH committee will occur during the conference, and lunchtime slots are normally used for meetings of associated working groups or sub-committees.

DHA Program Committee

The academic program is selected and planned by a Program Committee appointed by the aaDH executive committee.  The local organiser at the host institution is responsible for the conference web site, provision of facilities, the production of a book of abstracts, a conference banquet, and any other social events that the local host thinks would be appropriate.  The conference is self-financed through conference fees and any other financial contributions that the local organiser is able to arrange.  aaDH expects no payment from the local host in the event that the conference makes a profit, but no financial support is provided for the conference by aaDH, except in relation to possible awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. In consultation with the Program Committee, the local organiser may invite other plenary speakers whose travel, subsistence and registration must be funded from the conference budget.

Local Organiser

The local organiser is expected to set (and verify) three levels of fees: members of aaDH, non-members, and students.

Proposals to host should include:

  • Proposed dates
  • overview of facilities at the host institution
  • overview of local institutional engagement and support for the local organiser
  • sponsorship
  • local organising committee
  • AV/Computer, Internet access/wireless facilities
  • social events, including the conference banquet
  • options for accommodation (with provisional costs)
  • travel information and advice
  • a provisional budget, with a provisional registration fee
  • options for payment (credit card, foreign currency etc) by participants

Requests for further information or proposal to host the conference can be directed to the secretariat