Deadline Extended to January 24th--The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium Third Annual Conference--Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions

deadline for submissions: 
January 24, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium

The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) invites submissions for its third annual conference: Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions. In the early 2020s we as citizens of the world find ourselves grappling with two pandemics - COVID-19 and its long tail, race and structural oppressions in public life, and all the places where these two intersect. With this in mind, the Chesapeake Digital Humanities Conference invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2022 CDHC on any topic related to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or structural oppressions in public life, and in particular where the two intersect. We welcome original contributions from those researching and working in any field of study from anywhere in the world, especially those pursuing new research or perspectives on the effects of COVID-19 and structural oppressions. This year’s conference will be held virtually on Zoom in two half-day sessions on March 3rd and 4th (1-4pm). There will be no conference registration fee, but all attendees should register to be provided with access. Registration will close on March 2. All details–submission form, registration, schedule, and access information–will be available online at https://chesapeakedh.github.io/. Questions? chesapeakedhconsortium@gmail.com

Keynote: Kim Gallon (Purdue University)

We encourage participation from the broader digital humanities communities, including undergraduate and graduate students, early career scholars, college and university faculty, independent scholars, community members, librarians, archivists, and technologists. Within the larger theme of Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions, we encourage submissions on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Structural oppressions (including race, gender, sexuality, disability) and medicine - health equity analyses, historical case studies, etc
  • Pandemic and policing - state-mandated vaccination campaigns in past and present, health outcomes for prisoners during COVID, etc
  • Privacy and information
  • COVID and digital pedagogy
  • Intersectional DH and pandemics
  • Public health - access, oppression, equity
  • (Digital) narrative medicine
  • Medical humanities
  • Visualizing health and community data
  • Metaphors of medicine
  • Access - healthcare, Internet, virtual learning spaces and more
  • Epidemics, historiography, and popular memory
  • COVID dashboards, politics and design
  • The long tail of pandemics - past, present, future

Please submit proposals online through our form by JANUARY 24TH, 2022. All proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee and the Annual Program Committee. Acknowledgement of receipt will be made as applications come in. Applicants will be notified with a decision by January 31, 2022.