dhnord2017: (De)constructing Digital History | (Dé)construire l’histoire numérique

27-29 November 2017, Lille, France

dhnord2017 is the fourth edition of the annual Digital Humanities conference organized by the Maison européenne des sciences de l’homme et de la société (MESHS).

This year it is co-organized with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) of the University of Luxembourg.

Three focus areas

Academic research

Natural language processing and text analytics applied to historical documents, Applications of GIS Social Network Analysis, Image analysis, Analysis of longitudinal document collections, Entity relationship extraction, detecting and resolving historical references in text, Digitizing and archiving, Applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques to History, Handling uncertain and fragmentary text and image data, OCR and transcription, Epistemologies in the Humanities and Computer Science, Novel techniques for storytelling, Historical ontologies, Historical data management and infrastructures, Software and applications development

Digital public history

Museums and exhibiting the past, Oral history and community projects, Digital media, the Internet and participatory knowledge, Moving images and documentaries, Re-enactments and living history, Historic preservation and community cultural heritage,  Public archaeology, Social media, mobile app and user-generated contents, Public policies and applied history, Historical memory construction and the Web Teaching public history


Introduction of digital research methods in classrooms, Designing digital history curricula, Digital teaching materials, Digital media as alternative to text-based student theses and research papers, Methods for digital student assessment, Teaching digital literacy, Teaching the history of the “Digital Age”, Digital history teaching commons

Practical details

Proposals (up to 1000 words) can be submitted until May 31, 2017 in English or in French. All proposals will be considered. Travel expenses can receive financial support.

More details can be found on the conference website.

For further questions please contact dhnord[at]meshs[dot]fr