CFP: Digital Humanities WG 2022

29 November, 2021 by Miguel Escobar Varela | 0 comments

Working group CFP due by 4 February, 2022

Abstracts are due by January 31, 2022 4 February 2022 [Deadline extended]

The Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group will meet at the annual IFTR conference in REYKJAVIK, ICELAND (20. - 24. JUNE 2022). The conference is scheduled to be in person, but the pandemic’s course will continue to be monitored and this might affect the plans. 


We are soliciting papers and project presentations that apply digital and computational methodologies to the study of theatre and performance.  We are especially interested in topics that: 

● Introduce important digital humanities projects in theatre and performance studies

● Describe the creation, management or preservation of theatre records in the form of databases, archives and repositories

● Examine the theoretical implications of Digital Humanities for our research into theatre and performance

● Apply digital and computational methods to study any aspects of performances 

● Use data from social media and other online sources to study the creation, promotion and reception of performances

● Focus on digital theatre history and historiography

● Discuss best practices for digital humanities projects in theatre and performance

● Use data to investigate the impact of the pandemic on theatre performances around the world


Working groups are not required to address the theme of an IFTR conference but papers which enter into conversation with the 2022 IFTR conference theme – Shifting Centres (In the Middle of Nowhere) – are most welcome. Abstracts (up to 300 words) on either a proposed paper or the presentation of a digital project will be accepted in English. Abstracts are due by January 31, 2020. All abstract submissions are made through the Cambridge Core website


Please note that in order to make a submission you will need to become a member of the IFTR. Make sure to indicate that you are submitting an abstract to the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research Working Group. Please also email your abstract to and


The Convernors of the DH Working Group: Nora Probst (University of Cologne) and Miguel Escobar Varela (National University of Singapore).

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