ADHO Welcomes New Organizations

ADHO is excited to announce the admission of 2 new Constituent Organizations and a new Special Interest Group! The Taiwanese Association of Digital Humanities and Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa have been admitted provisionally in observer status for 1 year pending ADHO’s governance changes in 2018. The Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group is actively seeking participants. Read on for more about each organization.

Taiwanese Association of Digital Humanities (TADH)

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The Taiwanese Association of Digital Humanities (TADH), founded in 2016, promotes digital humanities research in Taiwan and engages digital humanities in higher education and professional training. TADH also facilitates international digital humanities collaborations, including conferences such as the annual International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, in addition to other academic activities. The association supports publications such as the Journal of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, and advocates for digital humanities education and research recognition in Taiwan. To get involved, contact tadh[dot]tw[at]gmail[dot]com.

Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA)

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The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) grew out of the 2015 First National Digital Humanities Workshop held at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. DHASA was officially founded the following year. The organization’s aims include promoting understanding and practice of digital approaches to humanities scholarship; working toward a “methodological commons;” and providing guidance in the development of standards and expertise to promote best practices in DH teaching and practice. DHASA works to extend the awareness of digital scholarship in the humanities through conferences, workshops, and disciplinary outreach, as well as through its advocacy of scholarly recognition. It is also concerned with identifying funding and training opportunities and showcasing southern African DH innovations. To get involved, contact info[at]digitalhumanities[dot]org[dot]za.

Digital Literary Stylistics SIG (SIG-DLS)

The Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group (SIG-DLS) will bring together researchers from different perspectives to discuss theoretical, methodological and technical issues of doing digital style analysis, share resources, and organize events and initiatives. The SIG-DLS will be a platform fostering the study of style in any type of discourse, register, and genre. Although the central focus is on aspects of literary discourse, this research also includes the study of non-literary texts.

The SIG sees itself providing a core "DH" service – enabling cutting-edge research at the

interface of hermeneutic and "computational" communities. The group will develop text analysis pipelines, encourage use of community hubs such as GitHub, curate a bibliography on Zotero, build and share corpora, and develop a shared conceptual and technical vocabulary to ensure that scholars taking distinct disciplinary approaches to style can grow from and build on one another’s work.

To learn more, have a look at our proposal or contact J. Berenike Herrmann at berenike.herrmann[at]unibas[dot]ch.