Digital Humanities Congress 2022

University of Sheffield, 8th – 10th September 2022


The full conference programme available here

The University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities Institute is delighted to announce that its three-day conference will be held in Sheffield during 8th-10th September.

This will be a physical conference.

The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome.

The conference will take place at the University’s residential conference facility, The Edge.

Keynote Speakers

Conference Topics

The conference will present a programme of talks over three days which focus on:

  • New knowledge and insights within areas of humanities research which have arisen from the use of digital applications, techniques or methodologies.
  • Case studies, best practice and evolving trends concerning the development of research resources, tools, frameworks and environments within the humanities, such as digital editions, mobile applications, virtual worlds, surface computing, web services and GIS
  • Technologies and techniques which bring value to humanities research, such as data mining, crowd-sourcing, linked data, text encoding, digitisation, ontology building, sentiment analysis, augmented reality, 3D visualisation and virtual worlds.
  • Standards, best practice and case studies for data creation, data collection, development methodologies, usability testing, preservation, sustainability and accessibility.
  • Issues and emerging trends within the technology and the information environment which do or might impact on humanities research. This might concern new technology, social trends, infrastructure, policy, funding, assessing value or pedagogy.

The full conference programme available here.


Registration for the DHC is now open. Please book your ticket here.

Please note that registration fees will be fully reimbursed if the Covid-19 situation in September 2022 prevents this from continuing as a physical conference.

  • Speaker rate: £152
  • Delegate rate: £202
  • Student rate: £152

Registration includes full attendance of the conference for three days, including all lunches and refreshments. Registration for partial attendance is not available.

The Speaker Rate is reserved for those who have been accepted onto the conference programme. The Student Rate is reserved for delegates who are currently registered on a degree programme at a higher education institution in the UK or elsewhere.

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and should be booked separately. Please see below for recommendations.

Enquiries should be sent to:

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Friday 9th September. This is an additional, optional cost which you select when booking your conference registration. The dinner will include vegan options.

Please note that if you do not select the conference dinner when booking your registration you will be unable to attend the dinner. We are unable to accept bookings during the conference.


The conference will be held at The Edge in Endcliffe Village, which is located here.

A range of accommodation is available at different price ranges within the vicinity of the conference. Please book accommodation with the hotel directly. We recommend that you book early.

Nearby hotels include:

  • Halifax Hall Hotel – A University hotel on the same site as the conference venue.
  • Jonas Hotel – A University hotel on the same site as the conference venue.
  • The Florentine – About 15 minutes walk from the conference venue. Also a very nice gastro pub.
  • Brocco on the Park – About 10 minutes walk from the conference venue. Located next to beautiful parkland and at the beginning of a road (A625 / Ecclesall Road) that has numerous pubs and restaurants.
  • The Rutland Hotel – About 15 minutes walk from the conference venue and 5 minutes walk from pubs and bars in the student area of Broomhill (A57 / Whitham Road).
  • Premier Inn (St Mary’s Gate) – At the end of a road (A625 / Ecclesall Road)that has numerous pubs and restaurants. About 30 minutes walk or a 10 minutes taxi ride the conference venue. There is also an Ibis Budget next door.
  • — For all the rest!


All contributors will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the Digital Humanities Institute’s online journal, Studies in the Digital Humanities.

Some of the papers presented at the Digital Humanities Congress are available at