The conference motto is “The Art of Digital Humanities”. The Digital Humanities are a field of innovative methods whose development is itself part of creative processes. Within Austria, the Digital Humanities have always been strongly influenced by the country's rich cultural heritage, which leads far beyond a traditional narrow understanding of the concept of “text” as its object of investigation. Therefore, dha2020 -> 1 will focus on the arts and their methods of productively approaching their subjects.
As a digital opening event, the “dha go!es digital” day will take place online on 25 September 2020. This day will be an opportunity to present the current status of the projects funded by the Austrian Academy of Science’s go!digital Next Generation (2019–2020) program. The winners of the ACDH-CH’s virtual Open Data hackathon 2020 will recieve their prizes and present their work at the live conference in April 2021.