2017 Call for Posters and Infographics

Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries

Call for Poster & Infographic Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2017

September 21-23, 2017 | University of North Texas


Digital Frontiers is an annual conference that explores advances and new research in humanities and cultural memory through the lenses of digital scholarship, technology, and multidisciplinary discourse. The conference recognizes creativity and collaboration across academic disciplines by bringing together researchers, students, librarians, archivists, genealogists, historians, information and technology professionals, and scientists.

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.

The Digital Frontiers program committee invites poster & infographic proposals for the 2017 conference (September 21-23). The program committee encourages imagination and originality in programming proposals and promotes the inclusion of student research. Proposals may be for:


Poster proposals should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the topic to be presented. Please do not submit the final poster! Further guidelines and specifications will be provided upon acceptance.

  • A poster that presents a central hypothesis, research methodology, and outcomes in a clear, visually-appealing format.

  • Posters should offer a general summary of your findings and main points, and may be accompanied by a brief talk.

  • Recommended size 36 x 48, please include the estimated size of your submission in the proposal if it exceeds the recommended size.


Infographic submissions should include a 250 word description of the visualization including the methods, tool(s), dataset, and/or purpose, and an optional near-final version of the complete infographic if available (drafts are not required at submission).

  • An infographic that offers a single, informative visual image, or series of images, that represents data or information pertinent to your central research question(s).
  • The infographic should contain all of the information necessary for understanding your argument or main point.
  • Recommended size no less than 600 x 600 pixels to no more than 600 x 4800 pixels.

Proposals will be peer reviewed, with final decisions made by the program committee.

The program committee will be favorably disposed toward content that addresses one or more of the following:

  • Projects that exemplify ethical engagement and collaboration with colleagues and students

  • Social justice and digital humanities; DH projects as platforms for expression and resistance

  • Collaborations that reach beyond the academy

  • Projects exploring area studies and underrepresented groups (e.g. Native American and other Indigenous populations, African-American, Latinx, Asian-American; international, non-U.S. DH, including projects in languages other than English)

  • Projects exploring LGBTQIA themes, or queering DH

  • Projects from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM)

  • DH for primary and secondary education or public libraries

  • Genealogical research & projects

  • Critical digital pedagogy

  • Projects involving the public or outreach efforts to include a wide audience

  • Pitfalls and failures in digital humanities projects and programs

The deadline for submissions is July 28, 2017. Complete submissions via this webform. Notifications will be the week of August 1st.

Please email digitalfrontiers@unt.edu if you have questions.