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Spring Conference: Digital Humanities Against Dark Times

Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2023 in Events, News, Upcoming Events.

This April 14 – 15, 2023, the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities will host a two-day conference titled “Digital Humanities Against Dark Times.” This two-day conference provides a venue for discussing digital humanities work that engages with emerging and ongoing crises of our moment, such as:

  • Rising political extremism and polarization

  • Racism, colonial exploitation, gender marginalization, backlash

  • Data capitalism and new forms of artificial intelligence

  • Military conflict and global political instability

  • Catastrophic climate change

  • The uncertain future of the humanities in the academy

All are welcome, with a special invitation to early-career scholars and graduate students. We hope to generate dialogue between different critical and methodological perspectives, including those that focus on promoting and preserving communities of hope, resilience, and resistance.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

This page will be updated with more information as the event approaches.