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DHCS 2013 Draft Schedule

Thursday, December 5

Session 1: Rethinking the author and the narrative in the digital age

Session 2: Digital humanities and social justice: designing transmedia projects for emotional health

Session 3: Theories and methodologies of the digital humanities

Reception and poster / demo session

Friday, December 6

Session 4: Pedagogic applications of the digital humanities

Keynote address: “Jane Austen, Game Theorist” Michael Chwe, UCLA

Session 5: New digital humanities approaches to historical texts and objects

Session 6: Text mining: methods and new research


DHCS 2013 Keynote Michael Chwe

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But I argue that Jane Austen explored game theory’s core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago.  I find that game theory has early and subversive historical roots in Austen’s novels and in “folk game theory” traditions, including African American folktales.  I consider how Austen analyzed “cluelessness”—the conspicuous absence of strategic thinking—and how her observations apply to U.S. military blunders in Iraq and Vietnam.

Michael Chwe is professor of political science at UCLA. Hereceived his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s at Caltech. He has previously been on the faculty of the University of Chicago (economics) and New York University (political science). His research centers on game theory and its applications to social movements, voting and information aggregation, social networks, monetary policy, violence, and literature. He has served as co-editor of the American Political Science Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the American Journal of Sociology.


8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

DePaul University, Chicago IL 

December 5-7, 2013


The 8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science will take place December 5-7, 2013, on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul University. The conference will consist of a plenary address by a significant Digital Humanist, as well as panels, roundtables, or other kinds of sessions proposed by scholars relating to recent issues and advances in the digital humanities.

Interested scholars are invited to present proposals for individual papers, entire panels or roundtable sessions by September 27, 2013. Panels will consist of three papers and a commentator/moderator, although other formats are possible. Panel proposals should include a title and brief description of the session as a whole (300 words or less), along with paper titles and abstracts (300 words or less) of all panelists. Short-form CVs (1-2 pages, including  institutional affiliation and contact information) should also be attached. Proposals for individual papers will also be considered and are encouraged.

All proposals should be sent by email to BOTH of the Program Co-Chairs for the conference: Professor Robin Burke (, and Professor Paul B. Jaskot ( Applicants will be informed regarding inclusion on the conference program by October 15, 2013.

Registration will be free. Participants and other interested scholars may register beginning in Fall 2013. At that point, information on the venue, detailed program, local arrangements for hotels and other pertinent information will also be available at the DHCS website ( ).

We are very excited about coming together again for an outstanding program. We hope to have as many fields and subject areas represented as possible, and encourage you to start thinking now of putting together sessions, submitting individual papers, or possible workshops for consideration.