The ILiADS Steering Committee welcomes proposals for the eighth Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship! This year’s Institute, hosted by Davidson College in North Carolina, will be held in person July 23-28, 2023.

ILiADS<> offers a week-long intensive environment for collaborative project teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, archivists, technologists, and students to build upon established digital pedagogy or scholarship projects and/or launch new ones. To help get a new project started and/or clear hurdles, each team is assigned a Liaison expert to consult on the project and help connect them to other experts. The schedule for the week includes focused team time supplemented by panels and talks designed around the cohort. This allows time for hands-on exploration and open inquiry and allows for the community to drive professional development throughout the week through responsive pop-up sessions and spontaneous collaborations. Over the course of the week, team members will learn more about their own collaboration and how to sustain their project into the future.

The steering committee encourages proposals from teams in whole or in part new to digital scholarship. We especially encourage projects led by undergraduates, as well as staff and early career faculty. Additionally, we invite proposals from teams that include members who are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and people of color, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, and LGBTQ+ people. Projects of all types, and in any stage, are welcomed. We employ an expansive definition of "digital project" that can include topics like infrastructure development and pedagogical practice.

As you prepare your submission, please follow the proposal guidelines<>.

Examples of successful project proposals from the past are linked below. Please send a PDF with your completed proposal to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by March 27th, 2023.

Important Dates

  *   February 21, 2023: Call for Proposals
  *   March 27, 2023: Proposals Due
  *   July 23-28, 2023: Join us at Davidson!