Digital Humanities Deutschland - founding 'unconference' (University of Hamburg, 17 July 2012 @DH2012)
DH in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is surely “alive and kicking”, as a multitude of DH projects as well as funding programs by, among other, the DFG, BMBF and the Volkswagenstiftung demonstrate. However, DH scholars in the German speaking region lack a representative organization that would formulate our field’s academic interests and requirements and communicate these to regional research policy makers and funding agencies, as well as to the broader public.
In order to facilitate future strategic development of DH as a leading future research paradigm, we invite all Digital Humanities researchers in the German speaking region to come together, exchange ideas and information and establish a joint professional organization called “Digital Humanities Deutschland” (hereafter: DHD) which we envisage as a chapter organization within ALLC.
The inaugural DHD meeting will be organized as an "unconference" and will be held at the University of Hamburg on 17 July 2012, immediately prior to the official opening of the DH 2012. Pending the outcome of a current funding application travel grants will be able to assist junior DH researchers and teams. The conference language will be German.
For further details, please visit http://www.dig-hum.de.