Registration for NYCDH Week 2021 Sessions is Now Closed!

Thanks to the organizers for volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge and thanks to the entire NYCDH community for making this year’s NYCDH Week such a successful Celebration of DH in the City!

NYCDH is happy to announce the 6th Annual NYCDH Week, February 8-12, 2021. Taking place at institutions home throughout New York City everywhere, NYCDH Week gives individuals who are interested in digital humanities an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, hear about DH projects, and become part of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

Care and Repair

This year’s theme for NYCDH Week 2021, Care and Repair, will focus attention on NYCDH as a community of digital humanities practice impacted by the past year. NYCDH week will be organized to provide spaces for caring for one another and developing practices of repair at the personal and institutional level. We look to support each other in ensuring that universities, cultural heritage institutions, and anywhere else DH work is being done, prioritizes preparing students to demonstrate leadership as they engage with social, political, and ethical issues.

NYCDH Week 2021 will move to a fully online format, while continuing to do what it has done for the past six years — bring together individuals across the region who are interested in digital humanities, offering them opportunities to learn new techniques and skills, to hear about DH projects from across the city, and to connect with a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners. We have also added a series of evening workshops that will address the intersection of DH work and our community with healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and diversity, the difficulty of maintaining pedagogical missions, and the economic impacts of budget austerity and changing labor conditions.

Kickoff Day

NYC Digital Humanities in a Context of Radical Care

This year’s kickoff ceremony will feature in place of a traditional keynote lecture a conversation between two members of our NYC DH community, Madiha Zahrah Choksi, and Lisa Rhody. This conversation and discussions to follow will focus collective attention and action on the relationship between individual digital humanists and NYCDH as a community of practice impacted by ongoing crises and traumas. Read more here

As is tradition, following the keynote we will be announcing the winners of our annual Graduate Student awards with presentations by the winners


Noon – 1:30

  • Introduction to the week
  • Kickoff keynote talk

1:30 – 2:30

  • Breakout Room Discussions
  • Networking Sessions

4:30 – 6:00

  • Graduate Student award announcement and presentations