Historical Research, Digital Literacy and Algorithmic Criticism

We invite scholars, researchers and professionals of all levels of experience from Switzerland and beyond to submit papers on the DigiHistCH24 conference theme: ‹Historical Research, Digital Literacy and Algorithmic Criticism›. We are particularly interested in papers that address ongoing research projects, innovative research methods, the use of software in historical research, data analysis, and digital tools.

The Call for Contributions was open until December 4, 2023. You will be able to register for DigiHistCH24 by June 2024, in time with the publication of the conference schedule. 

This conference provides a platform for scholars, researchers and professionals of all ages and levels of experience to discuss these challenges, exchange experiences, share best practices, and discuss forward-looking approaches to historical research in the digital age. It aims to promote digital literacy, raise awareness of the use of algorithms and AI systems, develop strategies for dealing with digital sources, encourage shared formats and methodologies, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices for collaborative historical research. The conference will also showcase projects and research in the field of digital history.


We are delighted to have Gerben Zaagsma as keynote speaker at DigiHistCH24! Joining us from the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) of the University of Luxemburg, his presentation will address ethical considerations of cultural heritage digitization. For the full conference program, check back by June 2024. 

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While you're here, you might also want to check out the Digital History Network Switzerland! Its aim is to promote the visibility of digital history and to network people from academic and memory institutions as well as other actors in this field. We recommend joining the network's mailing list! See infoclio.ch for more information.

Key Dates

  • Publication of the Call for Contributions (CfC): September 8, 2023
  • Deadline for CfC Submissions: December 4, 2023
  • Review Period: December 4, 2023 – February 29, 2024
  • Submission Feedback to Authors: mid-March, 2024
  • Publication of Conference Schedule and Registration Open June 3, 2024
  • Submission of Extended Abstracts: Late July 2024
  • Publication of Book of Abstracts: Late August
  • Conference Date: September 12–13, 2024

Organising Committee

Jérôme Baudry (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Lucas Burkart (Universität Basel)
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (Université de Genève)
Eliane Kurmann (infoclio.ch)
Moritz Mähr (Universität Basel, Stadt.Geschichte.Basel)
Enrico Natale (infoclio.ch, Verein Geschichte und Informatik)
Christiane Sibille (Verein Geschichte und Informatik, ETH Library)
Moritz Twente (Universität Basel, Stadt.Geschichte.Basel)



Digital History Switzerland 2024
Organising Committee
University of Basel
Department of History

Get in touch by contacting Moritz Twente via
digital-history-2024 [at] unibas.ch



Universität Basel (on-site)
Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel