Digital Humanities Twitter Conference India: Deadline Extended

deadline for submissions: 
December 12, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations

DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India

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Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.

DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.

The idea behind the first DHARTI Twitter Conference is to allow DH scholars in India and elsewhere to share their work with the substantial DH community online. It will also allow the thriving but nascent  DH community in India to further journey toward an understanding of the directions digital academic practices are taking in the Indian context. The ability to move out of traditional conference spaces to a digital platform like Twitter is a fitting form for digital scholarship – where a geographically dispersed community comes together in real time on cyberspace. Till date in-real-life conferences have engaged with the online space and with audience beyond conference rooms through hashtags, videos and podcasts. The Twitter Conference will bring the conference to engage directly with the public.

Proposals of 560 characters should be submitted online by 11:59 PM Indian Standard Time (UTC+530) on Thursday, Dec 12, 2019.

The conference seeks to focus on specific innovations that scholars have used to adapt digital humanities methods to suit enquiry into Indian subjects. Presentations can focus on a range of topics, including (but not limited to)

  • Inclusivity and access of DH in India    

  • Adapting DH tools to address specific corpora in Indian languages    

  • Digital     archival practices for the preservation of subcontinental heritage    

  • Bringing DH to the Indian classroom    

  • Developing DH pedagogy for India

  • Digital Cultures    

  • Adapting and repeating impactful DH research with subjects, texts and data     from the Indian subcontinent

What is a Twitter conference? You canread the Guidelines below to learn more about what a Twitter conference entails. Each presenter will be given a 20 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! (Members of the audience need not have a Twitter handle to follow the conference. However, they would need a Twitter handle to share questions and comments on the presentations.) Be sure to include our #DHARTITwitterConf hashtag in each of your tweets so that others can easily follow along! The conference will be held throughout the day on Sunday, January 19th, 2020. When submitting your proposal, you will be asked to provide what times work for you and for a short bionote. The conference organisers will be in touch with you to finalise your timeslot.

Our conference is very inspired by theHumanities Commons Twitter Conference.

The presentations will be available for posterity after the conference asTwitter moments.

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What is a Twitter conference?

A Twitter conference is a conference that takes place entirely on Twitter. This means that you can “attend” and present from the comfort of your home, office, library, or even public transport!. It also allows scholars from all around the world to participate entirely for free. Since the focus of this conference is on India we will work with timezones that suit scholars in India.