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Humanist Archives: May 12, 2021, 6:16 a.m. Humanist 35.11 - call for hosts (EADH 2022)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 11.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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        Date: 2021-05-11 07:57:31+00:00
        From: Fabio Ciotti <>
        Subject: EADH 2022 Call for Hosts

EADH 2022 Call for Hosts

The EADH Executive Committee invites proposals for Local Organisers (LO) to
host the 2022 EADH Conference. The EADH Conference is organised each year
that the annual ADHO Digital Humanities conference takes place outside of
Europe, and has the objective to strengthen the scientific, institutional
and cultural relations between the members of the DH
communities in Europe and the Mediterranean area.

EADH is particularly interested in proposals from institutions and regions

• Have recently developed or are developing digital humanities communities
and organizations;
• Have not previously hosted an ADHO or the EADH Digital Humanities

Please note that the lead applicant must be a direct member of the EADH or
of one of its Associate Organisations (currently AIUCD [Italy], DHD
[Germany], DHN [Nordic Countries], CzADH [Czechia], and DH Russia).

EADH Conferences are co-organised by two committees:

The scientific organisation is conducted by a Programme Committee (PC)
between 8 and 14 members and one Chair, appointed by the EADH Executive
Committee. The local organiser may appoint up to two members of the PC. The
PC decides the main theme of the conference, identifies and invites keynote
speakers, produces and issues the Call for Papers, manages the review
process, and decides the academic conference programme.

The logistical organization will be the responsibility of a Local
Organisation Committee, whose members and chair are appointed by the Local

Time Period and Venue

Conference dates are decided by the Local Organiser, in consultation with
EADH Executive committee. It is recommended that the conference takes place
in the autumn of 2022. Other large DH-related conferences in Europe should
be taken into account when fixing the precise dates.

The venue must be an academic or cultural institution in the European and
Mediterranean area in its broadest sense. The hosting institution should be
able to accommodate a minimum of 300 delegates (including plenaries), at
least three parallel sessions, and a communicative poster session. The
Local Organizers must also have the infrastructure and organizational staff
to guarantee online access to delegates and speakers. The availability of
accommodations at accessible prices is an element that will be considered
in the evaluation of the bid.

Bids should contain a preliminary budget and up to two pages describing the
motivations and logistical opportunities offered by the proposed venue.

Bidders must take into account the EADH diversity and inclusivity statement
and the ADHO code of conduct.

The venue for the 2022 conference will be decided by the EADH Executive
Committee on the basis of:

• Academic and social impact of the conference for the LO;
• Logistical and economical adequacy of the venue (including costs of
accommodations and availability of a childcare program);
• The overall quality of the proposal.

Bids should be submitted to and CC to no later than June 30, 2021.
Structure of the Conference
The Conference should be a 2/3-day event, avoiding weekends. Workshops and
training events can precede the official conference days, depending on the
availability of the LO. Presentations will be organized in 90-minute slots.
The conference should have two keynote plenary talks.

Typical presentations are:

• Long papers for theoretical or highly relevant methodological or
technical issues;
• Short papers to present research ideas, approaches and projects;
• Panel or roundtable for one relevant topic discussed under different
perspectives by 5/6 presenters;
• Posters. One session of the conference is reserved for short poster

Bidders in coordination with the Programme Committee are encouraged to
propose alternative formats and innovative organization of the conference
in addition to this general framework.

The conference must be financially self-sustaining or create a small
surplus. Surpluses and deficits for conference finances are distributed at
a ratio to EADH and to the local organizer according to this formula: 60%
ADHO / 40% LOs. In case of loss, EADH backstop funding will not exceed
€5,000. The EADH will also provide bursaries for young scholars. At least
50% of ADHO’s share of surpluses will be earmarked specifically for future
conference travel bursaries and other pro-inclusion actions.

The local organizers are expected to set six levels of registration fees:

• Faculty and staff with a permanent contract, members of the EADH,
associate organizations, and other constituent organizations of ADHO;
• Faculty and staff with a permanent contract, non-members;
• Faculty and staff with a fixed-term contract, members of the EADH,
associate organizations, and other constituent organizations of ADHO;
• Faculty and staff with a fixed-term contract, non-members;
• Students, members of the EADH, associate organizations, and other
constituent organizations of ADHO;
• Students, non-members.

Local Organisers are expected to set member/non-member rates so that the
difference between member/non-member rates are higher than the EADH
membership costs. Registration fees are recommended not to exceed €300 for
the highest level of non-member fees to make the conference more accessible
to the community.
Social Programme

Local Organisers are expected to arrange a diverse social programme,
including a social dinner, that can contribute to the EADH community
building. Usually, this social programme will highlight the local culture
of the conference venue.
Synergies and Possible Sponsorship

Suggested collaborative activities range from hosting of workshops and
tutorials to co-organisation of the conference or financial support.
Private in-kind and financial sponsorship is welcome, provided that any
activity from sponsoring organizations is clearly distinct from, and does
not influence, the academic program.


Fabio Ciotti
Department of "Studi letterari, Filosofici e di Storia dell’arte" -
University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
Chair, European Association for Digital Humanities
Chief Editor, "Umanistica Digitale"

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