Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and will next be held in Sydney, Australia, 29 June–3 July 2015.

This will be the first time that the annual Digital Humanities conference is being held outside of Europe and North America in its 26-year history. The theme of Global Digital Humanities acknowledges the field’s expansion worldwide across disciplines, cultures and languages.

DH2015 is hosted by the University of Western Sydney’s Digital Humanities Research Group, a leader in collaborative digital humanities in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference is held in partnership with the State Library of New South Wales and in collaboration with GovHack 2015 and the third International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (LODLAM).

The conference will give visitors a truly Australian experience. Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a meeting place for the Asia-Pacific region, with iconic architectural landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, in a stunning natural harbour setting. The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are within easy reach of Sydney.

July is the perfect time for an Australian adventure, using Sydney as your base. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, the vast interior and Uluru, the tropical rainforests of the Daintree or the famous islands and beaches of northern and southern Australia.

The University of Western Sydney has been named one of the world’s best 100 universities under the age of 50, by the Times Higher Education rankings. It is a national leader in the development of digital humanities, with Australia’s first Chair in Digital Humanities.

The main conference program will take place on the historic Parramatta campus, in the multicultural heart of Western Sydney. Parramatta is connected to central Sydney via train, bus and ferry services that ply the Sydney harbour. It was the first inland European settlement in Australia, founded the same year as Sydney in 1788. Aboriginal clans have occupied this area for more than 40,000 years. The conference will also feature a guest speaker at the State Library of New South Wales, which has exceptionally rich collections of Australian literature and manuscript material relating to Australia, and major digitisation programs.



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Our Keynote Speakers

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Genevieve Bell
AustraliaKeynote Speakers

Genevieve Bell is a vice president and Intel Fellow and the director of User Experience Research in the Intel Labs organization at Intel Corporation (USA).

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Jeffrey T. Schnapp
United StatesKeynote Speakers

Jeffrey Schnapp is faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

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Tim Sherratt
AustraliaKeynote Speakers

Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra and a manager of Trove at the National Library of Australia, Tim Sherratt is a digital historian, web developer and cultural data hacker who develops online resources relating to archives, museums and history.

Special Guest Speakers

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Rachel Frick
United States

Rachel Frick is the Director of Business Development for the Digital Public Library of America. She comes to DPLA, having previously served as the director of the Digital Library Federation program at the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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John Burrows

John Burrows AM FAHA is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Newcastle, NSW, where he was Professor of English and Founding Director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing. In 2001, he became the second recipient of the Roberto Busa Award and he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011.

Plenary Panel

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Peter Read

Professor Peter Read is a renowned academic and historian best known for his ground-breaking research on Aboriginal Australia.

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Susan Beetson

Susan Beetson is an Indigenous researcher at the Queensland University of Technology whose work is on human computer interaction and Indigenous Australian online design.

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Peter Radoll

Inaugural Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research, and Director of the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle, Professor Peter Radoll specialises in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and international Indigenous peoples use and uptake of Information and Communication Technologies.

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Julia Torpey

Julia Torpey is a PhD candidate at The University of Sydney. Her PhD is titled History in the making: re-imagining heritage, identity and place across Darug and Gundungurra lands.

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Hart Cohen

 Hart Cohen is Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of Western Sydney. His current project is an online database documentary related to TGH Strehlow’s memoir, Journey to Horseshoe Bend.

Supported By

Digital Humanities Research Group
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Gale Cengage Learning
University of Western Sydney
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
State Library of New South Wales
Anthem Press
The Australian Academy of the Humanities
The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres
Computer Applications and Qualitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Australia
Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
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