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Ka Renarena Te Taukaea | Creating Communities

Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Conference

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Aotearoa New Zealand
22-25 November, 2021

 Conference programme

The fifth biennial DHA conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) will be held in November 2021 and will be virtual / on-line only. This will be the first aaDH conference hosted in Aotearoa New Zealand, organised by a consortium of three NZ Universities and run primarily by University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha in Ōtautahi Christchurch.  DHA2021 ‘Creating Communities Ka Renarena Te Taukaea’ focuses on how digital technologies can not only create connections but support diversity, creativity, community building, wellbeing and resilience in a world of rapidly evolving challenges.

Conference Overview

  • A four day virtual / on-line conference hosted by the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 22-25 November, 2021.
  • Attendees include researchers, community leaders, representatives from the GLAM sector, and data scientists.
  • A Māori, Indigenous and First Nations DH focus, supported by the UC office of the AVC Māori, the Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies and the UC Pacific Development Team. The conference will include a welcome from mana whenua.
  • Registration is free.
  • Sessions will be recorded and made available following the conference.

Registering for DHA2021

There is no fee for participation in DHA2021, but registration is required.

We strongly encourage all attendees to join aaDH, or one of the other constituent organisations belonging to the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

NB: aaDH membership instructions are at Please read the whole page before you click the ‘membership’ link as the Oxford University Press website which you will be directed to can be a bit confusing.