Registration is now closed.

We are excited to report that registrations for the June 4 event have maxed out at 255 (awesome) participants. For those visiting the site for the first time, we are no longer accepting registrations. Sorry! Please keep an eye on #phillyDH or our Twitter list to read the buzz on the day of the event.

For those who have registered, please propose an unconference session now!!! This is a great opportunity to start conversations with an amazing community of folks. Help us make this day productive and fun for all our attendees!

Workshop Registration

We are excited that over 216 people have registered for PhillyDH@Penn here at the Penn Libraries’ Special Collection Center on June 4. Please check your email for details on registering for workshops, lunch preferences, etc. We will handle workshop signups first-come first-served.

On June 4, please bring your Photo ID or PennCard for building entry. Also, please bring your laptop (or iPad) and charger along if you can. We plan to video-record the day so please plan accordingly.

Please log on to this website and let us know if any difficulties come up. You can propose an unconference session now, comment on someone else’s proposal or wait to do this in person that morning. Do let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for us.


Photograph of Will NoelOn behalf of PhillyDH, Penn Libraries and the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to introduce PhillyDH@Penn, a one day digital humanities conference held in the new Special Collections Center on the sixth floor of Penn’s Van Pelt-Dietrich Library on June 4.  A mixture of lightning talks, unconference sessions and workshops given by experts, the day is designed to bring the humanities and cultural communities in Philly into the heart of Penn, for a day of information exchange, learning, and creative play.

It is a conference for everybody.  Absolute beginners can turn up early, and find angels ready to help with the most basic questions, from the locations of the restrooms to logging onto the WIFI.

The theme of the conference, solidly grounded in a culture of open access, is “Projects for Anybody, Tools For Everybody.”  We have the most basic workshops and more advanced sessions.  Perhaps most importantly we have lots of spaces, and lots of time on the calendar for you to help others, get help yourself, and present your projects as you change your corner of the world. Because that’s the goal of the conference: to empower you to make a difference.
I do hope to see you on the day!

Will Noel
Director, Special Collections Center, University of Pennsylvania