NCA 2018 CFP: The Digital Humanities at Play

The digital humanities offer scholars the opportunity to engage in the concept of play in their work, through user-friendly, yet intellectually rigorous, presentations of archives and academic research. We are seeking participants for a proposed session at the upcoming National Communication Association convention, being held in Salt Lake City November 8-11, 2018. Papers should interrogate the role of digital humanities in the 21st century. The conference theme is “Communication at Play.”

Potential topics could include but are not limited to:

- Theories of digital humanities 

- Digital methodologies

- Gamification and digital humanities

- The digital archive (traditional archives, personal archives, ???)

- Digital humanities as communication

- Obsolescence and the future of digital humanities

If you are interested, please submit an abstract not to exceed 350 words to Kathleen M. Ryan ( and David Staton ( by Friday, March 2nd. All paper proposals will also be considered for a peer-reviewed edited collection on digital humanities.