February/March Report

We’re delighted to announce that acceptances for the DH2024 conference have been sent. Check your email (and your spam filters) and keep an eye out for a forthcoming post from the PC chairs with more details and data on the program committee’s work.

Registration for the conference is expected to open March 18th. Registration will be handled through ConfTool (so if you applied to be on the program, you already have an account) with payments made through GMU’s Mason Marketplace. Early bird registration will run until May 15th and regular registration will be open until July 15th. If you need a letter of invitation, please email us at dh2024@gmu.edu with your name as you wish it to appear in the letter and will we send you one promptly.

The two conference hotels are the Hilton Arlington ($176/night + 8.25% taxes) and the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston ($149/night + 8.25% taxes). Instructions on how to reserve your room at the conference rate will be posted to this website by mid March.

We’re also looking ahead to an exciting social program. More details on how to register for tours will be forthcoming but just to give you a sneak peek: online participants can join our virtual private tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, while onsite tour options range from wining & dining around town to a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture or the newly reopened Folger Shakespeare Library.

But there’s no reason to let the fun stop at formal tours! We are building a long list of self-guided tours and recommendations of “must see spots” around town for your free time. Check out the DC National Mall using RRCHNM’s Histories of the National Mall project as your guide or tour the famous Arlington National Cemetery. The list will include details like location, cost (mostly free!), and other logistics you might need to know to visit some of the more restricted DC area tourist draws like the White House and Pentagon.

The fun will also continue online using the same Whova app as DH2023. Who’s up for another photo competition???

Lastly, while you’re making your travel plans, be sure to check out our page on transportation options with information on everything from which airport you want to fly into to the expected costs of local transportation to/from the airport and around town.

DH 2024 is just six months away, so we hope this logistics update will help you as you begin making your summer travel plans.

January Report

Thanks to everyone who participated in our peer review process this winter.

The DH2024 Program Committee would like to thank the 585 volunteers who wrote reviews. This work is essential to the success of the conference. Without your input, we could not create the conference program.

Each submission was assigned an average of four reviewers. The highest score was 98.7, and the lowest was 0. The average score was 75.

Please keep in mind that we are not using the scores alone to determine the acceptance or rejection of a submission. We are currently starting the qualitative process of reviewing the reviews.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent on March 5th.

We’re also excited to announce the official registration rates for DH 2024.

Online Early Bird On-Site Regular On-Site
ADHO member $100 $225 $325
non-ADHO member $150 $325 $425
ADHO student $50 $100 $150
non-ADHO student $75 $125 $175

Early bird registration will open in mid March and run until May 15th.

Regular registration will be open until July 15th.

Anyone who originally registers for on-site attendance, but later needs to switch their registration to online attendance, may do so and receive a refund of the difference in registration rates up to July 15th.

If you need a letter of invitation, please email us at dh2024@gmu.edu with your name as you wish it to appear in the letter and will we send you one promptly.

Thank you again to everyone who submitted proposals or helped in the peer review process. The Program Committee is now deliberating on the program and we look forward to seeing the results of all your hard work.

November/December Update

This is a preview of the longer Nov/Dec update that will come next week, but we wanted to make sure everyone heard the good news that the CFP deadline was extended to Sunday, December 10th, 11:59pm EST! Review assignments will still go out circa December 18th.

Check back here for more information on the reviewing process and conference updates next week.

October Report

We’re thrilled to announce that the Call for Proposals (CFP) is live on our website.  You can access it as an HTML webpage or a downloadable PDF in

We want to thank the Program Committee (PC), especially PC Chairs Andrew Janco & Jajwalya Karajgikar, for all their hard work on the CFP. We’re all excited to build on the work of DH2023 and bring you ADHO’s first intentionally hybrid conference. You can present your work onsite or online, as well as try out our experimental “flipped” format where you pre-record your presentations as videos that other attendees watch before the conference, enabling you to use all of your synchronous time for Q&A and live discussion.

You will notice the CFP does not indicate a conference language. There is no official language of the United States, although English is currently our dominant language. In that same spirit, there will not be an official language of DH2024, though we recognize that English is currently the dominant language of our international DH community. We welcome both proposals and presentations in any of the official ADHO languages of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. We also would like to take this moment to thank the people named at the bottom of the various CFPs for their translation efforts.

ConfTool will open for proposal submissions on November 1st and the deadline for submissions is December 5th. After that point, we will need reviewers! A call has already gone out to past reviewers so please check your spam filters and sign up to review.

ADHO has revised its Code of Conduct to cover all aspects of DH2024, including online conference activities. This means reviewing activities will be subject to the ADHO Code of Conduct. The expanded Code of Conduct will be available at https://adho.org/code-of-conduct/ by December 1st.

And last but never least, we’re looking for keynote nominations! We would love it if the keynotes could speak to the conference theme of “Reinvention and Responsibility.” In keeping with our hybrid modality, speakers can be onsite or online, so feel free to nominate people who would make great speakers even if they can’t travel. The PC is accepting nominations at http://bit.ly/dh24-keynote

September Report

We’re hard at work preparing for next summer’s DH 2024! At the end of last month, we did a tour of some of the spaces that we’ll be using on our Arlington campus and wanted to give you all a sneak peek as well.

Our classroom spaces are all fully set up with the technology necessary to support hybrid sessions and have sections of physically accessible seating that can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.

auditorium seating showing location of steps and railed off section of accessible seating in centerclassroom seating showing location of stairs, shared table space, and accessible seating at front of room; a/v equipment is visible in the corner and on the ceiling

There is plenty of hangout space for coffee/tea breaks, including open spaces for large groups as well as smaller areas (with a variety of seating types) for quieter socializing. For those of us who are still taking precautious against infectious disease, we have a great outdoor space in the adjacent plaza, which has also been reserved for the conference.

large open room showing round tables with chairsline of armchairs facing each other on the left, and bar stool seating at a bar looking out windows on the right

large open plaza, partially roofed, with picnic tables and umbrellas

And last, but certainly not least, we will have some special-purpose spaces set up and participants will be able to take advantage of existing purposed spaces such as the nursing mother’s room on the 3rd floor of the conference venue.

room with tree and bird murals on the wall, a colorful carpet, armchair, side table, and lamps

Have any accessibility concerns about DH 2024? Please feel free to contact Jessica Otis jotis2@gmu.edu