2024 Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium: CFP


The University of Florida, the University of North Florida, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will host their second Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium at Universidad San Francisco Quito in Quito, Ecuador from Thursday, July 4 – Saturday July 6, 2024. 

We seek proposals for papers, posters, and lightning rounds, on any topic related to Digital Humanities focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Studies. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty, and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. 

Proposals of no more than 250 words may be submitted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French by October 16, 2023. We encourage people to submit proposals for projects at any stage of completion. You can submit your proposal using our submission form.


L’Université de Floride, l’Université de Floride du Nord, et l’Université San Francisco de Quito organisent ensemble leur deuxième symposium dédié aux projets numériques se focalisant sur l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes. Ce symposium se déroulera à l’Université San Francisco de Quito, Equateur, du Jeudi 4 juillet au Samedi 6 juillet 2024.

Nous recherchons des propositions de présentations (longues de 15 mn ou courtes de 5 mn) et de posters sur n’importe quel sujet touchant aux humanités numériques et se focalisant sur l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes. Nous acceptons non seulement les propositions de toute personne de l’enseignement supérieur, y compris les étudiant·e·s, les professeur·e·s, ou autres membres du staff, mais aussi les propositions de toute personne venant d’institutions culturelles ou autres organisations travaillant dans les humanités numériques.

Les propositions ne doivent pas faire plus de 250 mots et peuvent être soumises en anglais, espagnol, portugais ou français jusqu’au 16 octobre 2023. Nous encourageons les soumissions pour des projets à n’importe quel stade de création. Vous pouvez soumettre votre proposition en utilisant notre formulaire.


La Universidad de Florida, la Universidad del Norte de Florida y la Universidad San Francisco de Quito organizarán su segundo Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Humanidades Digitales en la Universidad San Francisco Quito en Quito, Ecuador, del jueves 4 de julio al sábado 6 de julio de 2024.

Buscamos propuestas de presentaciones, carteles y rondas relámpago, sobre cualquier tema relacionado con las Humanidades Digitales con enfoque en estudios latinoamericanos y caribeños. Damos la bienvenida a propuestas no solo de aquellos en educación superior (incluidos estudiantes, profesores y personal), sino también de instituciones culturales y otras organizaciones que trabajan en las humanidades digitales.

Se pueden enviar propuestas de no más de 250 palabras en inglés, español, portugués o francés antes del 16 de octubre de 2023. Alentamos a las personas a enviar propuestas de proyectos en cualquier etapa de finalización. Puede enviar su propuesta utilizando nuestro formulario de envío.  


A Universidade da Flórida, a Universidade do Norte da Flórida e a Universidade San Francisco de Quito sediarão seu segundo Congresso de Humanidades Digitais para a América Latina e o Caribe na Universidade San Francisco Quito, em Quito, Equador, de quinta-feira, 4 de julho, a sábado, 6 de julho de 2024. 

Buscamos propostas de artigos, pôsteres e rodadas relâmpago, sobre qualquer tema relacionado às Humanidades Digitais com foco em Estudos da América Latina e do Caribe. Acolhemos com prazer propostas não só de profissionais do ensino superior, incluindo estudantes, professores e funcionários, mas também de instituições culturais e outras organizações que trabalham nas humanidades digitais. 

Propostas com no máximo 250 palavras poderão ser enviadas em inglês, espanhol, português ou francês até 16 de outubro de 2023. Incentivamos as pessoas a enviar propostas de projetos em qualquer estágio de conclusão. Você pode enviar sua proposta através do nosso formulário de envio. 

June Webinar Series

Please join the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) in June for the next three webinars, part of its 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America and Caribbean Edition. More information below:

Using Social Media to Explore Haitian History – Rendering Revolution

Friday, June 16, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Siobhan Meï, Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Dr. Jonathan Square, Assistant Professor, The New School

“Rendering Revolution: Sartorial Approaches to Haitian History” is a queer, bilingual, feminist experiment in digital interdisciplinary scholarship that uses the lens of fashion and material culture to trace the aesthetic, social, and political reverberations of the Haitian Revolution as a world-historical moment.

Launched in 2020, Rendering Revolution focuses on stories of self-fashioning that rarely receive attention in colonial archives and explores the many ways in which modern identities (and concepts such as human rights) were formed in relation to the legacy of slavery in the Americas. The materials produced, curated, and translated for this project focus on the activities of occluded figures in history, including women and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Drawing on black feminist thought and transnational queer methodologies, Rendering Revolution generates a transhistorical, undisciplined digital archive that illustrates the importance of material culture in constructing diverse (and often competing) visions of freedom in the Atlantic world.

In this webinar, project founders Dr. Siobhan Meï and Dr. Jonathan Square will offer a brief overview of the project and will then focus on our approaches for publishing public-facing short-form content on proprietary social media platforms. While platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have allowed us to engage with a wide and diverse audience, there are also many concerns that arise when using a privately owned tool to curate a digital archive that explicitly addresses colonialism and its afterlives.

United Fronteras: A Transborder Digital and Public Repository

Friday, June 23, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Sylvia Fernández, Assistant Professor of Public and Digital Humanities, University of Texas at San Antonio & Dr. Laura Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Cultural Rhetorics, University of Florida

In 2019, the project United Fronteras began with the intention of countering the official or hegemonic representation of the Mexico-United States border in the digital cultural record and to inspire the questioning and critical development of materials or projects that utilize digital technologies to represent the border from various perspectives. In this webinar I will touch on the process of how UF creates a digital registry through a transborder model of work between academics from various humanities disciplines and members of the community outside of academia to make use of de-postcolonial digital humanities and minimal computing practices and methodologies to generate a third digital space that demonstrates the multiplicity of (hi)stories from the border and to document the public memory of the materials and projects in this region. The use of minimal computing in this project is a fundamental part of this independent and autonomous projects dedicated to resist the structures of power and physical and digital vigilance in border regions because of its ability to provide autonomy, independence, accessibility, functionality, security, neutrality and material stability across borders.

Developing a Multilingual Repository of Open/(ish) Access Materials: A Case Study of the Haitian Studies Association’s Digital Initiatives

Friday, June 30, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Natália Marques da Silva, Digital fellow, Haitian Studies Association and Director of the Hand Art Center, Stetson University; Dr. Darlène Elizabeth Dubuisson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Laura Wagner, Independent scholar/Haitian Creole Team Lead, Respond Crisis Translation; & Dr. Petrouchka Moise, Assistant Professor / Cultural & Community-Based Digital Curator, Grinnell College Burling Library.

As part of its Decolonize Haitian Studies efforts, the Haitian Studies Association (HSA) is improving public access to Haiti-related materials. Economic and linguistic barriers in academic publishing, along with inequities of representation and authorship have had adverse effects on Haiti-based scholars and students as well as non-affiliated scholars in other locations. Despite leading knowledge production related to Haiti, such individuals have less access to resources and materials than peers associated with large North American or European universities (where facilitating high cost memberships to research databases is common). This duality is deeply concerning and requires ongoing attention, including by organizations like the HSA.

In this presentation, we outline an HSA initiative to aggregate and index Haiti-related publications, resources, and syllabi on a self-hosted repository. The goal of this repository is to support students, emerging scholars and the public with multilingual resources, like syllabi and Open/Open(ish) Access publications. We believe that the creation and dissemination of such repositories is crucial to decolonizing scholarship, particularly in relation to Digital Humanities. The presentation will address successes and challenges we’ve encountered during this project and initiate a group discussion on creatively addressing unethical barriers to knowledge.

CFP: FLDH 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America & Caribbean Edition

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) would like to invite you to submit a proposal for its FLDH 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America & Caribbean Edition.

We seek proposals for webinars on any topic related to Digital Humanities focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Studies. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. 

Proposals of no more than 250 words may be submitted in English, Spanish, or French by June 1, 2023, with rolling acceptances. We encourage people to submit proposals for projects at any stage of completion. You can submit your proposal using our submission form.

While we are unable to compensate you for the webinar, we offer to record it and make it available on the FLDH Website and our FLDH YouTube page. 

We will be in touch afterwards to schedule your webinar. For any questions, please e-mail Hélène Huet, hhuet at ufl dot edu.  

We look forward to your submissions. 

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium 

2023 Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium

The University of Florida and the University of North Florida will host their first Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium at the George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainesville FL on Friday, March 3, 2023. 

We seek proposals for papers, posters, and lightning rounds, on any topic related to Digital Humanities focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Studies. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. 

Proposals of no more than 250 words may be submitted in English, Spanish, or French by February 5, 2023. We encourage people to submit proposals for projects at any stage of completion. You can submit your proposal using our submission form

This is an in-person event. For anyone interested in participating remotely, please consider submitting a proposal for possible inclusion in the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) Webinar Series (information to come soon). 

Job Posting: RICHES Visualization Designer

The Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories Digital Archiving Project (RICHES) is seeking visualization designer to develop a map-based visualization for the Bending Toward Justice digital exhibit space. The project is funded by an Iron Mountain Community Engagement grant for 20 hours/week. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and portfolio of work to Connie Lester, PhD, at connie.lester@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


• 50%: Technical development of interactive visualizations

• 25%: Meeting with project stakeholders and team members to discuss project milestones, design ideas, and incorporate team expertise

• 25%: Storyboarding and planning project features



• Portfolio of completed interactive data visualizations using web-based tools

• Experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

• Experience with contemporary web-based visualization tools, such as Leaflet or StoryMaps, D3.js, or comparable toolsets

• Experience with working in interdisciplinary teams including Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)


• Experience with GIS technologies, such as ArcGIS

• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication abilities

• Ability to plan out and sketch prospective designs in conjunction with team members

• Interest in History and Orlando-area historical initiatives

9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture

Join us for an insightful conversation with four esteemed journal editors on topics ranging from the role of the discipline of history in the 21st century, to the future of history journals, and the study of history in difficult times.

In-person and virtual registration at:

Monday, October 11, 2021 6:30pm
University of Central Florida Morgridge International Reading Center
4143 Andromeda Loop, Orlando, FL 32816
Free and Open to the Public

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH)

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH)

April 2, 2022, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will host its 2nd annual conference at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL on April 2, 2022. FLDH seeks proposals for papers, posters, lightning rounds, roundtables, and panel presentations on any topic related to digital humanities for our annual, one-day conference. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. We look forward to a gathering of members and guests to hear about current research, to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to set goals for future collaboration.

FLDH is a Florida-based collective of institutions that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research. FLDH, Founded in 2014, provides a platform for studying and discussing digital tools, methods, and pedagogies and educates teachers, faculty, and the public about the multiple, interdisciplinary ways humanities research and computing impact our world. 

All proposals should include name, affiliation, contact email, and needed IT equipment. Ways you can participate in the 2022 FLDH Annual Conference include:

  • Individual, 15 minute talks (200-250 words abstracts) 
  • Panel proposals, 60 minutes (750-1000 words abstract)
  • Posters, lightning rounds, and roundtables proposals (brief description of 150 words) 

The deadline for submissions is extended to November 8, 2021.  

You can submit your proposals at https://bit.ly/FLDH2022 

2021 Virtual Digital Initiatives Symposium: Support your Florida Colleagues

Some of our colleagues from Rollins College will be presenting at the 2021 Virtual Digital Initiatives Symposium, which is taking place from April 26 to April 29, 2021. 

Think of attending their session to support them. It will take place on April 29 from 10:30 am to 11:10 am (PDT). To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-initiatives-symposium-tickets-18946903699

Supporting Sustainable Digital Humanities Projects: Managing the Lifecycle of Student-Created Web Content from Inception to Archiving
Rachel Walton, Rollins College and Amy Sugar, Rollins College

Position Vacancy Announcement: Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI), George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI)

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and services-oriented candidate to enhance research support in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Digital Sciences. As part of UF’s partnership with Nvidia and the university’s AI Initiative (https://ai.jobs.ufl.edu/), this position leads the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to “AI for everyone”. The NLP Specialist (AI) is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position with primary responsibilities in instruction, consultation, and project work in NLP, text mining, predictive text, and related areas. The position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources in the areas of NLP and Digital Sciences; advocate for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and build effective, inclusive, collaborations across the campus community.

As a member of the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department, the NLP Specialist synergizes with existing specialists who provide expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, informatics, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, and related areas (http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/). ARCS is strategically expanding its support to AI education, research, equity, and outreach, with this position formally liaising to other expert faculty hired through the university’s AI Initiative. The NLP Specialist sets a foundation in NLP for UF students from all majors, and faculty and staff interested in incorporating NLP technology and techniques to their discipline-specific teaching and research.

The library encourages team member participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Natural Language Processing Specialist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Natural Language Processing Specialist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2021. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

Digital Humanities Institute at UVictoria-Canada (June 2021), Free Registration

This year, the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) hosted by the University of Victoria will take place online on June 7-11 & June 14-18. Registration this year is free.

DHSI is delighted to offer a robust virtual program featuring over 40 online workshops (with full participation registration and, in many cases, an option to audit), 7 aligned conferences & events, and 10 institute lectures, with engagement via a combination of synchronous and asynchronous means, and free registration! DHSI thanks their partners and sponsors (including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), workshop instructors, aligned conference & event organizers, institute lecturers, local facilitators, and beyond for making this possible.

More information is available via these links: