Digital Pedagogies, Computational Practices: Digital Humanities Tools in the Changing Academy

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Richie
contact email: 


South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 94), November 11-13, Jacksonville, FL


In the face of a rapidly changing scholarly landscape, the digital humanities offer a unique approach to humanities scholarship both within and outside of the university setting. The key to solving complex problems in our changing world is to take an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking. This panel will explore both benefits and challenges to integrating digital humanities methodologies in the academy. The pressure to conform to disciplinary conventions can often stifle creativity and collaboration, two keys to groundbreaking humanities initiatives. Projects such as Women Writers Online, the Colored Conventions Project, and the Pulter Project, have all utilized digital tools and methods to make new strides in their respective disciplines, allowing for application in both pedagogy and scholarly research. The digital humanities can bridge boundaries between disciplines and change how we think about scholarship, rewards systems, and collaboration. Integrating DH tools in the classroom and in research practices can help us tackle the most critical issues in our rapidly changing world.

This panel welcomes papers related to, but not limited to:
access and inclusion in the digital humanities
- DH labor practices and dynamics
- collaboration in the digital humanities
- the changing role of DH in the academy
- utilizing digital tools in the humanities classroom

Participants with ongoing projects in the digital humanities are also encouraged to present their projects during this panel.

Ultimately, this panel aims to highlight how changing the way we discuss the digital humanities can create more equitable opportunities for scholarship. By August 15th, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Claire Richie, University of Miami ( or Kate Albrecht, University of Miami (