Current Research in Digital History CFP

Call for Papers

Current Research in Digital History 2019

March 14, 2020 — George Mason University, Arlington, VA

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The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the third annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects. The format of short presentations provides an opportunity to make arguments on the basis of ongoing research in larger projects. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. Some travel funding for presenters is available. Presentations will be peer-reviewed and published in an online publication that accommodates dynamic visualizations and narrative.

Submissions due: October 25, 2019. E-mail submissions as a PDF or URL to <>. Questions may be sent to the same address.

Format: Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length. Proposals must include the full text (no more than 2000 words) and accompanying visualizations or websites to be presented. Papers can include multiple authors. Submissions can be either a single presentation or a session of two presentations. Proposals may suggest a commentator but are not obliged to.

Featured sessions: The conference will feature special sessions presenting the work of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, including their path-breaking project American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History.

How papers will be selected: The primary criterion by which these presentations and panels will be judged is whether they advance historical argumentation. In other words, while digital methods will be common to all the presentations, we will select presentations that show how those methods have advanced specific interpretations of history.

  • Submissions are due by October 25, 2019.
  • Accepted proposals will be returned with reviews provided by the program committee on December 20, 2019.
  • Revised versions of accepted papers will be due to the session commentator by February 8, 2020. Commentators will provide an additional review at the conference on March 14, 2020.
  • A final revised version of the paper for publication will be due on May 22, 2020.

Travel funding: Four $200 stipends are available to support the participation of presenters who have to travel to the event. Please indicate on your submission if you wish to be considered for a stipend.