Welcome to the Digital Frontiers Community

Digital Frontiers is a conference and community that explores creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory. Established in 2012 to respond to the need for an affordable, high-quality conference that addressed the emerging field of digital humanities from a variety of perspectives, Digital Frontiers is a truly interdisciplinary experience. The conference brings together scholars and students, librarians and archivists, genealogists and public historians to share their experience of using digital resources in the humanities.

Digital Frontiers 2018 | Program Committee | Sponsorship Opportunities


The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities provides resources and training in the practices and tools of the digital humanities, facilitating interdisciplinary academic collaborations, innovative research, and external funding opportunities.


KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) are pleased to sponsor Digital Frontiers 2017. CUL’s Norwick Center for Digital Services is digitizing the extensive special collections holdings of our special collections, including the DeGolyer Library and Hamon Arts Library, and making them freely available over the web. We already have some 50,000 image, text, and audio/video files on the CUL Digital Collections web site with strong concentrations in railroads, Texas history and art, Mexico, the U.S. West, the U.S. Civil War, SMU history, African American films, and more.

SMU Central University Libraries