Introduction

What the theory of the Digital Humanities is, what defines them is an open question; their practice is much easier to describe. Few people, if any, when asked to describe that practice, will avoid to point to the annual conference on Digital Humanities organized by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). If the program of a conference dedicated to the Digital Humanities and drawing an audience of over 900 does not describe its field, what would? The conference has been the largest so far of the series, attracting 650 submissions of all types, of which roughly11 60% have been accepted as result of the 2,874 reviews of individual submissions received. The same acceptance rate resulted in thirty-three pre-conference events of fifty-five submitted ones. It has been the privilege of the undersigned to organize this conference locally and act as the chair of its program committee in its 2016 edition at Kraków.