The 2018 Digital Humanities Conference, organized by the Association of Digital Humanities Organizations in conjunction with El Colegio de México, La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and La Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), 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.
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.
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”.