Up to 40 travel grants for young researchers to participate in Herrenhausen Conference on Digital Humanities, 12/2013, Germany


December, 5-7, 2013, Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover

Full Conference program

Confirmed participants include: Lawrence Lessig, Julia Flanders, Jeffrey Schnapp, Horst Bredekamp, Lev Manovich, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Peter Weibel.



The Volkswagen Foundation offers up to 40 Travel Grants for young researchers who wish to attend the conference.

One project – three slides – three minutes!

Our objective is to present new research questions and / or new methodological or technological approaches arising from digital humanities and by this challenging the traditional humanist perspective. The question is: What specific value does your project add to the digital humanities?

Presentation and Poster

Recipients of the travel grants are required to present their project in a three minutes "Lightening Talk" as well as on a poster in a poster session. Powerpoint, etc. can be used, but limit yourself to max. three slides. Every presenter has only three minutes to present his / her project.

Application Details

As a general rule, researchers eligible for the travel grant are Ph.D. students, Postdocs or Assistant Professors.

Applicants are required to apply until August 15, 2013. We are not able to consider applications after this deadline.

Apply by submitting the following documents (link: Travel Grant Application):

1. An abstract of the project you want to present (max. 2.200 characters including spaces).

2. A short text (1.000 characters) that explains what specific value your project adds to the digital humanities framework and argues why we should select your project.

3. A short C.V. of max. 1.000 characters (including spaces).

We will inform the applicants about the results by Mid-September 2013. If your application has been accepted, the VolkswagenStiftung will book a room for you and send you all necessary information regarding poster sizes, deadlines, travel, accommodation, and visa.

Please, only register for the conference beforehand if you plan to visit the conference regardless of your application’s acceptance.