Humanities Commons Twitter Conference: Making Connections

deadline for submissions: 
June 3, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Commons
contact email: 

Making Connections, the first Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, will take place July 18th, 2019.

EXTENSION: Proposals are due June 3rd, 2019.

Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network built by and for humanities scholars where users can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new ideas, and share their work. Built in partnership with a number of scholarly societies, it currently has over 17,000 members, 400 groups, 500 sites, and 7,000 deposits in the open access CORE repository. Members of Humanities Commons have built their digital presence and network through the incredible work they’ve created and shared.

For the first ever Humanities Commons Twitter conference, we not only want to give our users a space to showcase what they’ve built, but we also want to further explore how Humanities Commons fits within larger conversations of open access scholarship, inclusivity, and scholarly communications.

Proposals of 280 characters should be submitted through this form ( by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Presentations can focus on a range of topics, including (but not limited to)

  • Humanities Commons from different perspectives. How might a librarian/graduate student/independent scholar/professor/educator/etc. effectively use Humanities Commons?
  • Cool things you’ve done with your profile, a site, a digital project, a group, etc.
  • Humanities Commons in the classroom
  • Scholarly societies and scholarly communication
  • The commons, the digital commons, enclosure
  • Making scholarship open with Humanities Commons
  • The future of Humanities Commons
  • Critiques/questions about Humanities Commons
  • Community-building and community-owned digital platforms
  • HC‘s role in research and circulation of scholarship
  • Global issues in research and the circulation of scholarship
  • Digital humanities and Humanities Commons
  • Forging connections across the Commons
  • Inclusivity, accessibility, and Humanities Commons
  • New ways to use Humanities Commons

What is a Twitter conference? You can visit our guidelines to learn more about what a Twitter conference entails. Each presenter will be given a 15 minute time slot during which they will deliver their presentation through a Twitter thread. Your tweets may include images, gifs, and links. All you need to attend and present is Internet access and a Twitter handle! Be sure to include our #HCTwitterConf19 hashtag in each of your tweets so that others can easily follow along! The conference will be held throughout the day of Thursday, July 18th, 2019 to ensure that presenters from different time zones will be able to participate. When submitting your proposal, you will be asked to provide what times work best for you.

Our conference is very inspired by the PressEd Twitter Conference!