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The ADHO organizes and sponsors an annual conference under the leadership of the Conference Coordinating Committee. The first joint conference was held in 1989 at the University of Toronto. That event was the 16th annual meeting of ALLC and the ninth annual meeting of the ACH-sponsored International Conference on Computers and the Humanities (ICCH). Since then, the joint conference has grown to include additional organizations, and it has been held in cities around the world:


The following documents describe in detail the way conference sites are selected, how to bid to host the conference, what you need to know as a local organizer of the conference, how the program committee is supposed to operate, how to chair a session, how to present at a session, and other matters. There is also a memo of understanding that is meant to be signed by local hosts and the ADHO Constituent Organisations Board. 

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Upcoming Conferences

Past Conferences

Abstracts from previous DH conferences can be accessed on Github; if you are planning to submit an abstract for a future conference, you may want to consult this collection. Note that the collection does not yet contain all past abstracts, but additional years will be added from time to time. Also, be advised that more recent abstracts are probably a better guide to current practice than older ones might be.

In-Name Sponsorship for Conferences

ADHO is pleased to provide in-name sponsorship to digital humanities conferences. Please contact the Conference Coordinating Committee to submit a request.