Call for Papers: Critical Digital Humanities INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

When and Where

Friday, April 15, 2022 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Call for Papers


University of Toronto | 30 September – 1 October, 2022
Call for Papers

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) at the University of Toronto cordially invites submissions to our 2022 international conference, to take place Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2022.

This year’s Critical Digital Humanities International Conference foregrounds critical DH research, praxis, and community partnerships. Critical DH is an intersectional field that emphasizes questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in making, analyzing, and using digital technologies. This is a version of digital humanities that places anti-racist, de/anti/postcolonial, feminist, and queer/trans/non-binary work at its core, and which understands our current shift in digital technology as an opportunity for social and political transformation. Critical DH foregrounds creative praxis, co-creation, public engagement, and community-based research.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media Studies, Simon Fraser University, and Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan. Additional keynotes are to be announced. 

Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2022. Decisions will be made by 30 May 2022.

We are grateful for the support of our co-sponsor and supporters: the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs; the Jackman Humanities Institute; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Faculty of Information; University of Toronto Mississauga; University of Toronto Scarborough; and the Institutional Strategic Initiatives program, OVPRI.

For questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Ross, Conference Coordinator, at



Critical Digital Humanities Initiative