Digital Frontiers 2017 | Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries


Thursday, September 21, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017


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Digital Frontiers 2017


The 6th annual Digital Frontiers Conference is coming home to the University of North Texas in September, 2017! 

Digital Frontiers is the largest and longest-running digital humanities conference in Texas. Founded at UNT in 2012, Digital Frontiers is an annual conference that explores advances and research in humanities and cultural memory through the lenses of digital scholarship, technology, and multidisciplinary discourse. This year's conference is September 21-23 at the University of North Texas, and features Keynote Speakers Jacqueline Wernimont and Stacie Williams.

The CFP is now open!

The theme for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference is Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries. The conference’s vision is to examine research and projects involving new or newly-applied technologies, concepts, processes, and methodologies; to highlight innovations, insights and emerging areas of research; to reach out to new audiences and communities, especially the underserved; to probe into efforts, both mainstream and on the margins, to achieve social justice via digital humanities resistance to the status quo; and to showcase practical applications of openly available tools and resources that foster investigations that may have been impossible or deemed unanswerable in the past.

News and Announcements

We are delighted to announce that Jacqueline Wernimont and Stacie Williams will be the keynote speakers for Digital Frontiers 2017.

Jacqueline Wernimont is an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University whose research examines civil rights in digital cultures. Stacie Williams is a librarian/archivist and expert on grassroots activism and cyberracism. Both speakers exemplify the conference theme, "Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries," and we're honored that they'll be joining us in September at UNT.

Learn more about the speakers here. The Digital Frontiers 2017 Call for Proposals opens February 1.