Submission GuidElines

Completed submissions should be submitted via the Conftool system no later than November 30 December 10, 2021 11:59 PM HST. Please submit your proposal at All submissions will be asked to provide the following information, in addition to the required information associated with the formal type (below):

  • Format Type

  • Title of Submission

  • Name of Author(s)

  • Contact Information of Author(s)

  • Brief summary (for display in online program)

  • Geography, Temporal Area, Discipline & Method (selected from conference ontologies)

  • Acceptance of the ADHO Conference Code of Conduct

  • Acceptance of the Data Privacy Agreement

  • The submission abstract (as a either docx or PDF format)

Submission abstracts should:

  • Be clearly organized with attention to academic and/or professional writing standards

  • Explicitly engage with relevant scholarship including providing references and justifications displaying knowledge of the current state of appropriate fields

  • Direct address theoretical, methodological, or pedagogical frameworks that the submission engages with

  • Explicitly identity the purpose of the submission as it relates to the goals of the submission type

  • Explicitly state the applicability, significance, and value of the theoretical, methodological, and/or practical contribution to the digital humanities generally

The more explicit and direct you can be in your submission the easier it is for reviewers to weigh your submission against the review criteria for the conference. Reviews do not wholly determine which proposals will be accepted or rejected. They provide expert information that the Program Committee uses in making its decisions. Reviewers also provide helpful, constructive feedback to authors, which can strengthen the quality and intellectual rigor of the conference. As such, we encourage you to avoid polemics, unsubstantiated claims, or wholesale rejections of theoretical, methodological, pedagogical and/or practical contributions without providing citations, references, and justifications.

It is essential that your submission be as succinct as possible, not contain extraneous language or references, and avoid asides or divergences that detract from the overall submission. To assist in that, we encourage authors to consider completing an independent peer-review of their submission by colleagues prior to submission. This can help you identify any areas that might need improvement prior to the final submission.

Authors will be able to read comments by reviewers who have been assigned to review their submission. Submitters will have the opportunity to provide a 300 word maximum written response to reviewer concerns regarding their submission. This response should clearly address any concerns identified by reviewers and provide information on what corrective actions will be taken. The Program Committee will consider the original submission, all reviews, the response to reviews by authors, as well as discussions and reviews conducted by the Program Committee. Acceptance, either in the format requested or in an alternate format, is the sole discretion of the Program Committee.

Please note that we encourage all authors to be aware of both explicit and implicit bias in the conference process. Biases are developed through our background, cultural environment, and personal experiences. Importantly, the program committee for DH2022 reminds all authors that explicit or implicit bias can negatively shape the submission itself, the reviewing process, the conference program, and the conference as a whole. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject a submission should we feel that it has been shaped by explicit or implicit bias.

Ten Tips for Submissions

  1. Be aware of the Review Criteria.

  2. Define or omit jargon; write clearly and directly.

  3. Only list the presenter(s) as the submission’s author(s); all other members of the team may be listed as the first citation or via acknowledgements.

  4. Include citations and links that would benefit the submission.

  5. Provide specifics with regards to the project, method, claims, or conclusions.

  6. Ensure your proposed submission will fit in the time allotted.

  7. Where possible, refer to the conference theme.

  8. Highlight the significance of your contribution explicitly.

  9. Be aware of the current practices with regards to the format of your submission (e.g. consider accessibility guidelines, issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as considerations of an international audience).

  10. Recognize that your contribution to the conference, no matter whether it is accepted or not, is a service to the digital humanities. Make sure to note it on your cv.