Participate virtually and locally


Read papers and participate in asynchronous annotation of papers dynamically organized by content and topic at the Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE).

Digital Events

Attend synchronous events scheduled across the year, including material culture workshops, pedagogy sessions, work-in-progress seminars, and caucus events.

Call for Papers

Deadlines for submissions and a link to the submission portal will appear here in due time. In the meantime, we provide some guidance here so you can start thinking about what you might like to present.


Can we imagine an event that contributes to a more sustainable future while providing some advantages that are not possible at a regular annual conference? Those advantages include: increased attendance; more intimate gatherings; a less impacted schedule; reduced costs; and greater international networking and collaboration. Our idea: maintain the pleasures of a face-to-face meeting by hosting “hub” events across the world.  Most of these will have one panel at a time to create an intimate collective experience. Then, we will link all the papers delivered by way of COVE Conferences, a password-protected annotation platform available only to attendees.  There, you can read papers of most interest to you at your leisure, sharing insights or queries with the authors of the papers.  The face-to-face hub events will occur at the end of September; we will lead up to those meetings with monthly Zoom events over the 2024 calendar year and we will follow the hub gatherings with a one-day Zoom conference across time zones to discuss large-scale, global issues.

Learn more about our conference hubs

Cross-Hub Lead Organizers

Dino Franco Felluga, Purdue University
Joshua King, Baylor University

Chris Adamson, Dakota State University

Hub Host Lead Organizers

Richard Menke, LeeAnne Richardson (Atlanta)
Aeron Hung, Maia McAleavey (Boston)
Lesa Scholl (Melbourne, Australia)
Emily Harrington (Boulder)
Kathleen Frederickson, Liz Miller (Davis)

Imtraud Huber (Konstanz, Germany)
Ariane de Waal (Leipzig, Germany)
Jo Carruthers, Mark Knight (Lancaster, UK)
Jason Camlot (Montréal)
Melissa Free (Phoenix)
Silvana Colella (Rome)
Charles LaPorte, Jesse Oak Taylor (Seattle)
Joshua King (Waco)
Emily Allen, Dino Franco Felluga (West Lafayette)

Advisory Board

Emily Bell, University of Leeds
Peter Capuano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tina Choi, York University
Lydia Craig, Loyola University, Chicago
Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt University
Dennis Denisoff, University of Tulsa
Kate Flint, University of Southern California
Caroline Levine, Cornell University
Patricia Pulham, University of Surrey
Talia Schaffer, Queen’s College, CUNY
Cannon Schmitt, University of Toronto
Adrian Wisnicki, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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