Digital Humanities 2020 : “Carrefours/Intersections”

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of proposals for its annual conference, July 20-25, 2020 at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. Submissions will be accepted in Algonquin, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

CFP: Algonquin, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

Submit a Proposal:

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Submissions: October 22, 2019 11:59 PM EDT (updated 10/14)

Notification of Acceptances: March 1, 2020 

Scheduled Conference Dates

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials: July 20-21, 2020

Conference: July 22-24, 2020

ADHO Excursions and Post-Conference Workshops: July 25, 2020

The theme of the 2020 conference is “Carrefours/Intersections,” a place where roads or streets meet. We specifically invite proposals that relate to our sub-disciplinary conference interests: First Nations, Native American, and Indigenous Studies; public digital humanities; and the open data movement. We welcome all who identify themselves as working in the broad variety of disciplines, methodologies, and pedagogies that the digital humanities encompasses.

Submissions may include:

All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the appropriate literatures. Citations are not to be included in the word count. Please consult the detailed requirements for each submission type as well as submission guidelines. SIG groups will be holding topical pre-conference meetings that will undergo separate review via SIG organizers. Please contact SIG organizers before submitting a workshop or tutorial proposal on a duplicative SIG topic.

Representing the conference theme, DH2020 will use the open peer review process, which requires submitter and reviewer identities to be disclosed. Reviews will remain confidential to the submitter, reviewers, and the members of the Program Committee.

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Overall organization and clarity of proposed submission (20%)
  • Explicit engagement with relevant scholarship, with references and justifications displaying knowledge of the current state of appropriate fields (30%)
  • Thematic relevance to “carrefours/intersection”; Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations Studies; public digital humanities; or the open data movement (10%)
  • Clear theoretical, methodological, or pedagogical framework and explicit statement of purpose (20%)
  • Applicability, significance, and value of the theoretical, methodological, and/or practical contribution to the digital humanities generally (20%)

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and collegial conference environment for the benefit of everyone who attends and for the advancement of research and scholarship in fields supported by our constituent organizations. All authors and attendees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Reviewers will be asked to follow the guidelines for reviewers.


The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will offer a limited number of bursaries for students and early-career scholars presenting at the conference. Bursary information is available on our Bursaries page.

Questions related to this CFP should be directed to the DH2020 Program Chairs, Laura Estill and Jennifer Guiliano at