The Conference

The 2018 Digital Humanities Conference, organized by The Association of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO),  El Colegio de MéxicoLa Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and in collaboration with La Red de Humanidades Digitales, is a space for diversity and dialogue in digital research and teaching across all arts, social sciences and humanities. Tbe 2018 conference marks the first time that the conference will take place in Latin America & the global south. Mexico´s sociocultural diversity makes it an ideal location for converging digital humanists from distinct cultures, contexts, and socio-political realities. The crossing of cultural, technological, political and ideological borders will stride towards the creation of a digital humanities community that is truly transnational and inclusive.

The City

Mexico City is vibrant and chaotic, with avant-garde civil rights and a strong cultural tradition. The city boasts a history dating back to the XIV century when founded by the Aztecs. Along with its pre-Hispanic past, Mexico City also has possess a heritage of colonial buildings and cutting edge modern architecture. All this made the city one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations of Mexico. Currently Mexico City is one of the most important economic hubs in Latin America. Mexico City is the political, financial and social center of the country. It has a population of almost 9 million people and it is part of a metropolitan area that in whole has more than 20 million inhabitants. The capital is the major educational and research center in the country.

The Venue

DH2018 will be held at the conference complex located within the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel in downtown Mexico City. The conference venue is within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions and located on the renowned Paseo de la Reforma Avenue and directly in front of Mexico City’s iconic “Angel de la Independencia”.


Program Committee

Élika Ortega – Northeastern University (PC Chair)
Glen Worthey – Stanford University (PC Chair)
Sarah Kenderdine – aaDH
Ingrid Mason – aaDH
Lisa Rhody – ACH
Alex Gil – ACH
Nancy Friesland – centerNet
Dan O’Donnell – CSDH/SCHN
Bárbara Bordalejo – EADH
Elisabeth Burr – EADH
Björn-Olav Dozo – Humanistica
Asanobu Kitamoto – JADH
Maki Miyake – JADH

Local Organizers (non-voting members):

Isabel Galina – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Co Chair)
Silvia Gutiérrez – El Colegio de México
Ernesto Priani – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Co Chair)
Alberto Santiago Martinez – El Colegio de México

ADHO Officers (non-voting members):

Karina Van Dalen-Oskam – SC Chair
Claire Clivaz – CCC Chair
Brian Croxall- CCC Vice-Chair
Diane Jakacki – Outgoing PC2017 Chair
Elena Pierazzo – Incoming PC2019 Co-Chair
Fabio Ciotti – Incoming PC2019 Co-Chair
Maurizio Lana – Multilingual-Multicultural Committee Chair

Local Organizing Commitee

Isabel Galina  – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Ernesto Priani – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Miriam Peña – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Jonathan Girón – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Ernesto Miranda – Secretaria de Cultura
Micaela Chávez Villa – El Colegio de México (COLMEX)
Alberto Santiago Martinez – El Colegio de México (COLMEX)
Silvia Gutiérrez – El Colegio de México (COLMEX)
Natalie Baur – El Colegio de México (COLMEX)
León Ruiz – El Colegio de México (COLMEX)