Call for Proposals

Bucknell University will host its seventh annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC21) on its campus in Lewisburg, PA from October 8th – 9th. The theme for this year’s conference is “Sustaining Digital Scholarship”. Digital scholarship exists in many different forms and is created by a wide range of students, faculty, and other professionals within higher education and beyond. Because of this, digital scholarship is also supported by a variety of grants, technologies, and partnerships – each project is unique in its goals, scope, and lifecycle.

This year at BUDSC, we’d like to turn our attention to those unique projects and how they are sustained (or not).

What does sustainable digital scholarship look like at the project, program, or institution level? How are you sustaining digital scholarship and what are the mechanisms for doing so? How do we decide when a project should end, and what happens to it when it ends? What successes or failures in sustainability can we learn from each other?

Conference Tracks

Sessions at BUDSC21 will be organized around each of these guiding questions. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies that enable/promote sustainability or solve sustainability issues (e.g., Figshare, WordPress, Omeka, Scalar, etc.)
  • Projects and/or collaborations aimed at sustainability (e.g., faculty development, staff training, grants, third party partnerships, etc.)
  • Failures in sustainable digital scholarship. What did you learn from your failure(s)? Could you/should you fix the project? How? What’s next?

Please keep in mind that these are only examples! Don’t be afraid to be creative with your submission.

Proposals may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

#BUDSC21 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching.

We look forward to building on the success of the last six years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits. Want to learn more? Check out some highlights from the 2019 meeting, review the previous conference website or search our archived sessions.

Submitting to #BUDSC21

  • Proposals are due: Midnight, Sunday, August 15th
  • If you have any questions please contact:
  • Notifications will be sent late August
  • Submit by completing the form below