Childcare at DH2011

Coming “accompanied” to DH2011?

We’re now investigating childcare options for conference attendees, and for the purpose of soliciting babysitter bids we’ll need to get a head count of our littlest DHers very soon.

If you’re considering bringing a child to DH2011, please contact Glen Worthey as soon as possible with the age(s) of the child(ren) requiring care, along with any other pertinent details.

Although we’ll be as flexible as possible in offering childcare, it’ll help greatly if you contact us before April 11 or thereabouts.

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Fifty Abstract Encoders Win Free T-Shirts

The Final DH Abstracts have been counted and 50 “Abstract Encoders” got down and dirty and submitted theirs in TEI-XML.  Groovy!  Here is the honor roll of distinguished Special Edition, Commemorative, TEI-Encoded, DH 2011, Conference Badges and T-Shirt winners:

Alexander, Marc
Anderson, Jean Gilmour
Baumann, Ryan
Bodard, Gabriel
Brey, Gerhard
Brin, Adam
Büchler, Marco
Cayless, Hugh
Clement, Tanya
Croxall, Brian
Dolan, Molly
Eckart, Thomas
Eder, Maciej
Flanders, Julia
Forstall, Christopher W.
Forster, Chris
Galina, Isabel
Grossner, Karl
Heath, Sebastian
Jain, Ramesh
Kantabutra, Vitit
Knox, Douglas
Litta, Eleonora
Meeks, Elijah
Mostern, Ruth
Muñoz, Trevor
Noel, Geoffroy
Nowviskie, Bethany
Pansch, David
Pierazzo, Elena
Pierce-McManamon, Francis
Porter, Dot
Priani, Ernesto
Renear, Allen
Reside, Doug
Rochester, Eric
Rockwell, Geoffrey
Rybicki, Jan
Sarwar, Sulman
Scheirer, Walter J
Sells, Erin
Shaw, Ryan
Sinclair, Stéfan
Sinnott, Richard
Smith Bautista, Susana
Sosin, Joshua
Spiro, Lisa
Suciu, Radu
Trainor, Kevin
Varvel, Virgil
Viglianti, Raffaele
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Workshops and Tutorials

Information about Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials can now be found at

Or via the “Workshops” in the Main Navigation Bar.

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Abstract Encoding?

Abstract encoding?

Sounds like a new form of media art, but it’s not what you think. This year we have decided to take the radical step of inviting conference participants to take a stab at encoding their own abstracts.   This is totally optional, of course, and folks can still submit their abstracts in one of the boring and oh so passé forms outlined in the acceptance e-mails.

But for those true radicals, those who wish to purge themselves of evil, proprietary formats, thumb their noses at the man, and feel the ultimate freedom of the TEI blowing back their hair. . . we have a special offer for you. . .

Encode your panel, paper, or poster according to the instructions (see link below) and at this year’s conference you will be formally recognized with a Special Edition, Commemorative, TEI-Encoded, DH 2011, Conference Badge (and you’ll score a free conference T-Shirt too)!

Just follow this link to download a zip file containing the two templates: one for papers/posters and another for panels.  Each Template is already in TEI-XML and simple encoding instructions are at the top of the files, inside xml comment tags.

So say “no” to evil, proprietary formatting, and say hello to the wonderful, happy world of XML (and a groovy t-shirt).

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Gearing up for June

Hello DHers:

The acceptance announcements went out over the weekend and folks are beginning to hunt this site for registration and accommodation information.  Stanford Conference Services will be setting up a one stop page for handling registration and campus accommodations.  That site should be ready in the next few days.  To ensure that you get notified when it comes online, please subscribe to the conference rss feed and/or look for announcements on Twitter at using hash tag #dh11.

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2011 Zampolli Prize

Chad Gaffield to Receive the 2011 Antonio Zampolli Prize

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations is pleased to announce that its inaugural award of the Antonio Zampolli Prize will be made to Dr Chad Gaffield at its Digital Humanities 2011 conference in June 2011 at Stanford University.

Gaffield is Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and currently on leave while he serves as President of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Founding Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies, Gaffield has been since the 1970s at the forefront of computer-based analyses of long-term social change. He has played a leading role in, and produced award-winning publications from, database projects such as the Canadian Social History Project, the Vancouver Island Project, the Lower Manhattan Project, and the Canadian Families Project; as President of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, he also championed the Data Liberation Initiative.

Among his many notable accomplishments, the prize is awarded to Gaffield for his role as Principal Investigator for the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure project (CCRI; CCRI has created a foundation for the study of social, economic, cultural, and political change at a national level, beginning with digital reconstruction of censuses that sit at the core of a pan-national research database consisting of pertinent contextual data drawn from newspapers, parliamentary proceedings, legislative records and beyond.

About the Antonio Zampolli Prize

The Antonio Zampolli Prize is an award of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). It is named in honour of the late Professor Antonio Zampolli (1937-2003), who was one of the founding members of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) in 1973, and ALLC President 1983-2003. He was a major figure in the development of literary and linguistic computing from the 1960s, and an enthusiastic supporter of the joint international conferences of ALLC and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), which were initiated in 1989. He was also a prime mover in the Text Encoding Initiative, both in the initial 11-year project, and in the establishment of the TEI Consortium.

The Zampolli award is given to recognise a single outstanding output in the digital humanities by any scholar or scholars at any stage in their career. The output must involve the innovative use of information and communications technologies and may take the form of published research and/or the development of research-related tools or resources. The award is made on the basis of the output’s importance as a contribution to the digital humanities, taking into account the significance both of its use of information and communication technologies and of its actual or potential contribution to the advancement of humanities research.

The award is made every three years, alternating with other ADHO triennial awards, such as the Busa award. For the Zampolli award the output recognized in the award will normally have been published or otherwise made publicly available in the 7 years preceding the year of the award.

About the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO)

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations ( is an umbrella organisation whose goals are to promote and support digitally-based research and teaching across the arts and humanities disciplines. It embraces and coordinates activity across three ‘constituent organisations’: the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC; founded in 1978), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH; founded in 1973) and the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI; founded in 1986 as the Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines).

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Call for Papers in Many Languages

We’re very pleased to offer to our international Digital Humanities community several new translations of the DH2011 Call for Papers:

Many thanks to volunteer translators around the world who have contributed to these documents.

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Submissions now open!

DH2011 submissions are now being accepted through the ADHO conference system, ConfTool, at <>

Please use this form to submit proposals for both the main conference (long and short papers, panels, posters and demos) and pre-conference activities (workshops and tutorials).

If you’ve been to ConfTool previously, be sure to log in with the same account you used before; there are links to help recover lost usernames or passwords.  If this is your first time, please create a new account — and welcome.

Best wishes to all submitters!

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Unofficial DH Fun Run Details and Course Map

Here is the 4.5 mile loop that we’ll be running on Tuesday morning.  The loop allows for breath-taking views of the entire SF Bay area.  We will meet in front of the Munger Housing Complex on Campus Drive at 6:30 AM.  We’ll keep the pace moderate and will have two or more pace groups as needed.

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Twitter Hash for #dh11

We will be “tweeting” official conference information using #dh11. Note that a few in the twittersphere have used #dh2011, but the shorter version seems to have gained more traction. So to the extent that we can say so, #dh11 is the “official” hash.

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