Past Events

DH+BH: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Humanities and Book History

DH+BH was the inaugural conference of the Digital Cultural Studies Cooperative (DCSC). This hybrid and distributed event is September 22-24, 2022, collaboratively hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Methodist University, the University of California Los Angeles, the Ohio State University, and Texas A&M University.

DCSC is providing access to the records of conferences previously hosted by Digital Frontiers.

Realizing Resistance Episode II: Uncharted Galaxies

An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Star Wars Universe

Realizing Resistance Episode II took place virtually May 4-7, 2021. The conference featured scholarly and creative interventions examining Star Wars media as cultural texts with an explicit focus on themes of resistance and justice. Sponsored by the UIUC University Library, and the University Libraries of the University of North Texas.

The Flyover Comics Symposium

Members of the comics studies communities at Michigan State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of North Texas joined with Digital Frontiers to fill the lacunae left in comics studies due to COVID-related cancellations. symposium. The Flyover Comics Symposium, a virtual conference for comics studies scholars, students, and professionals took place September 24 & 25, 2020. Sponsored by ComicsPlus.

Digital Frontiers 2019
Tear Down The Walls

Held in partnership with the UT University Libraries, our 8th conference took place September 26-28 at the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Public Library, with generous financial support from the UT Department of English.
Keynote Speakers: Alex Gil (Columbia University), Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University)

Realizing Resistance
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

Produced in partnership with the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, Realizing Resistance was the first satellite event for the Digital Frontiers community. The conference took place May 2-4, 2019 in Denton, Texas.
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Richey (Berea College)

Digital Frontiers 2018
Finding Community in Digital Humanities

Held in partnership with the University of Kansas Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, our 7th annual conference took place October 4-6 at the University of Kansas and the Lawrence Public Library
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech)

Digital Frontiers 2017
Exploring the Edges, Pushing the Boundaries

The 6th annual Digital Frontiers conference took place September 21-23 at the University of North Texas.
Keynote Speakers: Jacqueline Wernimont (Arizona State University), and Stacie Williams (Case Western University

Digital Frontiers 2016
Celebrating Communities of Practice in Digital Humanities

We celebrated our 5th anniversary at Rice University September 22-24, 2016 at Rice University.
Keynote Speakers: Roopika Risam (Salem State University), Patrick Meier (author, Digital Humanitarians)

Digital Frontiers 2015

The 4th annual Digital Frontiers conference was hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Emerging Media and Communication program at University of Texas at Dallas September 17-19, 2015.
Keynote Speakers: Carolyn Guertin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), and Michael Peter Edson (The Smithsonian Institution)

Digital Frontiers 2014

The 3rd annual Digital Frontiers conference was hosted by the Texas Woman’s University Libraries September 18-19, 2014
Keynote Speakers: Dorothea Salo (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Miriam Posner (UCLA)

Digital Frontiers 2013

The second annual Digital Frontiers conference was held at the University of North Texas September 19-21, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Trevor Muñoz (University of Maryland/MITH), and Jeffrey Stoffer (Ak‐Chin Indian Community Library)

Digital Frontiers 2012

The first Digital Frontiers conference was held at the University of North Texas September 20-22, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Michael Millner (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)