The Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and sessions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2012 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, from 28-30 May.

The society would like in particular to encourage submissions relating to the central theme of the Congress–“Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World.” While this year’s Congress theme is well suited to the interests of SDH/SEMI, we encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

To help prepare leaders who can collaborate, innovate, and produce concrete solutions to common problems, NITLE is launching a new leadership development program called the Innovation Studio. Inspired by start-up accelerators and project-based learning, the Innovation Studio offers a structure for librarians, information technologists, academic support staff, and other qualified candidates from across the NITLE Network to tackle thorny challenges. This competitive program is designed to produce two significant results: innovative solutions to critical issues in liberal education and a set of entrepreneurial, knowledgeable leaders well-prepared to help build a robust future for liberal education.

CGSA (Canadian Game Studies Association), SDH-SEMI (SDH/SEMI. Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs) and FSAC/ACEC (Film Studies Association of Canada / Association Canadienne d’études Cinématographiques) are co-sponsoring a cross-listed joint panel at Congress 2012 (http://congress2012.ca/) focussed on the theme of “Occupying Crossroads”. Deadline February 1, 2012.