Annual Event

Call for papers


May 31 – June 3 2022


We propose the following themes that may guide your submission. Please feel free to explore topics outside of these proposed areas of research, too.

1.The role of storytelling
What is the function of storytelling in human lives and cultures? How does storytelling contribute to the creation of shared norms and values, constitute identities and influence behaviour? How is our understanding of literature, history, the visual, performing and other creative arts, and other cultural practices influenced by their status as or entanglement with stories?  How do our technological platforms enable, inform, or limit the stories we can and do tell?  How can stories bring disciplines together (or push them apart)? How can the affordances of storytelling be used to address societal challenges?  Is storytelling itself an infrastructure, and how can we enhance its effectiveness through infrastructure building?

2. The actors of storytelling
How is storytelling used as a research method in the arts and humanities, and how are these methods underpinned by the digital?  What is the role of archives, musea and the creative industries in selecting what stories are told? How does storytelling enable digital, cultural and/or civic participation?  How do data scientists become data storytellers?

3. The mechanics and media of storytelling
What media and formats are used for storytelling? What dimensions of a story are changed (innovated, altered, added, erased) in digital storytelling? How is the social function of storytelling enhanced or distorted when storytelling becomes productised? Do (big) data and storytelling go together or are they antagonists? Should we apply ethical and moral principles to storytelling (whose story, told by whom)?

December 6th, 2021

Call for papers opens

February 25th, 2022 (included)

Call for papers closes (Extended deadline)

End of March, 2022

Notification of acceptance

Early April, 2022

Registration opens

May 31st – June 3rd 2022
Athens (Greece)

Conference Dates


We invite researchers, research projects and artists to present (finished or ongoing) work that deals with the topic of storytelling. All accepted papers will be part of thematic sessions, chaired by a member of the Programme Committee.

The DARIAH Annual Event combines different forms of encounter and exchange between DARIAH researchers and the wider research communities.

The call for participation accepts:

  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Posters, Demos and Art installations

For all contributions, a title and an abstract are to be submitted via the Submission page.

Accepted submissions will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

Submission will be open from 6th of December until 25th of February, 2022 (extended deadline)

Please note that each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. Forms of open peer review will be encouraged during the review process. For the sake of transparency, we publish here our peer review guidelines.

Notification of acceptance can be expected by the end of March 2022.

types of proposals


Paper submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. Paper sessions will consist of 10-minute paper presentations, plus an additional 20 minutes of discussion for the whole panel. In ConfTool, please provide the abstract text in the corresponding field; please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references).


Panel submissions should include a general title and a list of three papers that make up the panel, the names of the authors and a 750-word abstract. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (750 words max, excluding references). The total duration of the panel session is 60 minutes, approximately 10 minutes per presentation, followed by a discussion. We encourage the authors of this submission type to include moments of exchange with the audience (both live and online), we would like this to be an interactive session, as much as allowed by the time and format (face-to-face / online).

and Demos

We are looking for original posters, demos or digital installations broadly related to the topic of this year’s event. This category typically includes state-of-the-art project reports, work in progress, beta-versions of tools or new releases of existing tools and services. Demonstration interfaces, online prototypes and experimental work on digital interfaces from the arts and humanities are welcome. Submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references). Please get in touch with the PC to discuss the format of digital installations.

evaluation of proposals

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers selected among the Programme Committee and other DARIAH bodies  (DARIAH Joint Research Committee,  DARIAH Coordination Office,  DARIAH Strategic Management Team). The reviewers are chosen by the PC according to their expertise in the digital arts and humanities.

The proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the event’s topic
  2. Relevance to the DARIAH’s community
  3. Originality, innovation
  4. Structure and clarity  

You can find the peer review guidelines published here.