CFP: Humanities in the Age of AI: Celebrating a Decade of Innovation

Humanities in the Age of AI: Celebrating a Decade of Innovation

Florida Digital Humanities Consortium 10-Year Anniversary Conference

Date: September 20, 2024

Location: University of Central Florida

Sponsors: Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH), UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR), UCF Libraries, and UCF’s Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. 

Theme: We are delighted to announce the 10-year anniversary conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, entitled “Humanities in the AI Age: Celebrating a Decade of Innovation.” As we reflect on a decade of research and innovation, this conference invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, and educators to engage in retrospective analysis and forward-thinking discussions on the evolution of the field of digital humanities and its impact on the arts and humanities.

Conference Focus: This conference will focus on exploring the intricate relationship between technology and the arts and humanities. We invite submissions that critically examine how advancements in artificial intelligence, digital tools, and computational methods have reshaped research, pedagogy, and creative expression in the humanities over the past decade. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Digital art and literature in the age of AI
  2. Computational approaches to analyzing cultural artifacts and texts
  3. Digital storytelling and narrative theory
  4. Ethical considerations in digital humanities research
  5. Collaborative methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches
  6. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in humanities and arts scholarship
  7. Preservation and access to cultural heritage through digital technologies
  8. Pedagogical innovations and digital humanities education
  9. Race, gender, class, identity, technology access, and other limitations to DH participation and knowledge
  10. The role of Large Language Models in DH research and teaching
  11. Questions or problems that Automated Transcription raises in regard to accessibility, equity, inclusion, and other topics
  12. Algorithmic bias, black box systems, and the explainability turn
  13. DH work in the tenure, promotion, thesis, or dissertation process
  14. Algorithmic and big data biases, and how they affect the work of digital humanities

Call for Proposals: We invite proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, workshops, and interactive demonstrations that address the conference theme and topics. Proposals should include an abstract clearly outlining the objectives, methodologies, and significance of the proposed presentation. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Deadline for proposal submission: May 3
  • Notification of acceptance: Early June
  • Submissions should be made electronically through our online submission form.

Join us as we celebrate a decade of the FLDH consortium by exploring innovation in the digital humanities and chart a course for future exploration and collaboration. 

For inquiries, please visit fldh.org/fldh2024/ or contact Tiffany Esteban at tcesteban@ufl.edu

Sincerely,

FLDH 2024 Conference Organizing Committee

FLDH