The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) is pleased to announce its fourth conference, to be held at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, 25 – 28 September 2018.

The aim of DHA 2018 is to advance and critically assess the uses of digital technologies in humanities research and the communication of its outcomes. The conference offers a supportive, interdisciplinary environment to explore the challenges and opportunities of working with digital tools and techniques.

The conference will explore how the Digital Humanities enhance our ability to make connections between disciplines, sectors, countries, ways of thinking, people and possibilities. Sessions will focus on praxis and innovation across the international scene, with emphasis on local and regional communities of practice in Australasia and the Pacific. Together, delegates will explore how academics can use data and digital tools to tackle real world challenges in partnership with collecting organisations, industry, government and communities.

 

Want to be a part of our Digital Humanities Australasia 2018 Conference? View our Sponsorship Prospectus here.

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jean Burgess

QUT

Jean Burgess is a Professor of Digital Media and founding Director of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research focuses on the uses, cultures and politics of digital media platforms, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them.

Dr Kristin Alford

MOD - UniSA

Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. at the University of South Australia. MOD. is an immersive museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. Kristin leads a team dedicated to creating dynamic, changing exhibitions showcasing the edge of knowledge and emerging technologies. 

Mahendra Mahey

British Library Labs, UK

Mahendra Mahey is the manager of British Library Labs, an Andrew W. Mellon foundation and British Library funded initiative which has supported and inspired the use of the British Library’s data in exciting and innovative ways for over 4 years.

Prof. Dennis del Favero

UNSW

Scientia Professor Dennis Del Favero is Chair Professor of Digital Innovation, Director of the iCinema Research Centre and Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre at the University of New South Wales. Del Favero's expertise lies in interdisciplinary art projects that explore the relationship between human and non-human systems through the experimental reformulation of immersive aesthetics using digital media.

Prof. Julian Thomas

RMIT

Professor Julian Thomas is Director of RMIT's Social Change Enabling Capability Platform, and Director of the Technology, Communications and Policy Lab in the University’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre.

Rachel Neaman

Neaman Consulting, UK

Rachel is a renowned digital leader based in the UK. Passionate about harnessing technology for positive social outcomes, she has held CEO positions in the not-for-profit sector, and was Head of Profession for Digital at the UK Department of Health.

Where you'll find us

University of South Australia, City West Campus

Located in the heart of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, City West Campus will host Digital Humanities Australasia 2018.

Walking distance from luxurious accommodation, 5-star restaurants and many of Adelaide's main attractions we trust that your experience at this year's Conference will be truly inspirational. 

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Our Program

Registrations

8:30AM - 5:00PM
K2-12

Data analysis and visualisation (C1)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
BH2-09

Curation and connection (C2)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
BH2-16

Building capability (C3)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
BH4-22

Depth and breadth: reaching out (C4)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
BH4-23

Birds of a Feather: The DEVL's Playground: The Humanities and Social Sciences Data-Enhanced Virtual Laboratory (HASS DEVL) (C5)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
BH3-11

Morning tea

10:30AM - 11:00AM
K2-09

Keynote: Where to next for social media research? Digital methods and ethics after the API Apocalypse

11:00AM - 12:00PM
BH2-09

Keynote: Building better 'Library Labs': Experiences and lessons learned from the British Library and around the world engaging with researchers, artists, educators and entrepreneurs who have used digitised cultural heritage collections and data

12:00PM - 1:00PM
BH2-09

Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM
K2-09

Plenary Panel: The National Research Infrastructure Plan

2:00PM - 3:30PM
BH2-09

Afternoon tea

3:30PM - 4:00PM
K2-09

Organic and digital (D1)

4:00PM - 5:30PM
BH2-09

Mapping transformation (D2)

4:00PM - 5:30PM
BH2-16

Emotion, memory and experience (D3) - Note program change

4:00PM - 5:30PM
BH4-23

Design and discovery (D4)

4:00PM - 5:30PM
BH4-29

Birds of a Feather: Developing geo-visualisation tools to map museum "Soft power": A collaboration between museums, academics and graduate students (D5)

4:00PM - 5:30PM
BH3-11

Public Lecture by Rachel Neaman, presented in collaboration with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Allan Scott Auditorium (H2-16)

Join Us in Adelaide

Adelaide is bursting with culture, entertainment and flavours. In close proximity to your event venue is all the shopping, accommodation and food and wine establishments you could possibly need for a stay you will be raving about.


So whether you're a local and want to be a tourist in your own city or flying in for the conference, see below for more information about what's on in Adelaide as well as our recommendations for accommodation.