Digital Humanities Congress 2024

University of Sheffield, 4th and 5th September 2024

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 refurbished conference facility, The Edge.

Keynote Speakers

Submitting a Proposal

We welcome proposals on all aspects of the digital humanities. For example, proposals might wish to focus on:

  • New knowledge and insights within areas of humanities research which have arisen from the use of digital applications, techniques or methodologies. These proposals might focus on how specific research questions were solved.
  • 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 AI, 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, environment, equalities, assessing value or pedagogy.

Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors.

Proposals for Individual Papers

Proposals for individual papers should include:

  • The name of the speaker
  • The speaker’s institution
  • The title of the paper
  • An abstract of approximately 500 words

Individual papers will be to a maximum of 20 minutes duration. Each paper will then be allotted a further 10 minutes for questions.

Submission Process and Deadline

Proposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word or plain text format to the following
email address:


  • Speaker rate: £150
  • Delegate rate: £195
  • Student rate: £150

Registration includes full attendance of the conference for two 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.

All enquiries should be sent to:

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 5th September. This is an additional, optional cost of £45 which you select when booking your conference registration. The dinner will include vegan options.


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 to 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 online open access publication by the Digital Humanities Institute.