General information

The Digital Humanities 2014 conference is jointly hosted by the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


Program Chair: Melissa Terras (University College London, ADHO/EADH) Vice-Chair: Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University, Melbourne)

Local co-chairs: Claire Clivaz (Unil,  LADHUL) and Frédéric Kaplan (EPFL, DHLAB)

Program committee (ADHO): John Bradley (EADH), Jieh Hsiang (centerNet), Jane Hunter (aaDH), Aimée Morrison (CSDH/SCHN), Dan O’Donnell (CSDH/SCHN), Sarah Potvin (centerNet), James Smithies (aaDH), Takafumi Suzuki (JADH), Tomoji Tabata (EADH), Toru Tomabechi (JADH), Glen Worthey (ACH), Vika Zafrin (ACH); outgoing chair: Bethany Nowviskie (ACH)

Local committee:  Karl Aberer (EPFL), Jeannette Frey (BCU, Unil), Benoît Garbinato (Unil), Philippe Kaenel (Unil), Isabelle Kratz (EPFL), Enrico Natale (Infoclio, Berne), Lukas Rosenthaler (Unibas), Süsstrunk Sabine (EPFL), Michael Stolz (Unibe), François Vallotton (Unil), Boris Vejdovsky (Unil), Dominique Vinck (Unil)

Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO ,, the umbrella organization of:

The first joint conference was held in 1989, at the University of Toronto, coinciding with the 16th annual meeting of ALLC and the 9th annual meeting of the ACH-sponsored International Conference on Computers and the Humanities (ICCH). Information about the joint international conferences held from 1989 to 2011 may be found here.

The theme of DH 2014 will be “Digital Cultural Empowerment.”

University of Lausanne and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne share a vast and green campus by the Lake, and together host more than 20,000 students and approximately 800 professors. Each institution has its own Digital Humanities laboratory: The DHLAB ( and the LADHUL ( They have conducted collaborative interdisciplinary research in this area for several years.

2 thoughts on “General information

  1. I hoped to find a French expression for Digital Humanities Empowerment but cannot yet find a French version of the web site. When will the site be available in French?
    Best Elisabeth

  2. Dear Elisabeth,
    This website will offer, as usual, a call for papers in several languages, thank to the huge work of the MLMC committee, that you chair so well. Many thanks for all this important work!

    The other pages of the DH2014 website are simply in English, as it is the case on The DH 2012 website was not translated in German.

    Moreover, the notion of «empowerment» is usually employed as English word in French, for example in psychiatric analysis, etc. If I would translate it… I would first think to ancient Greek and to the word «endunameomai», for example :-)
    Best, Claire

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