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10 Feb 2017

The Chair of the ADHO Steering Committee writes: ADHO is sharply aware of the uncertain political situation in the US, especially in relation to the travel restrictions that were announced, and of the impact this may have on DH in general and all DH conferences to come.
 
DH is a global community, and diversity and inclusivity belong to ADHO’s core professional values. Travel restrictions would greatly harm our community. ADHO shares the concerns of all those affected or troubled by a US travel ban, and we thank the community for continued input and discussion, and its passionate advocacy for justice.
 
Recently, ADHO published the call for bids for DH2020. According to the three-year rotation DH2020 is expected to be hosted in the US or Canada. People have expressed their concern about that. However, our conference protocols are designed to be maximally flexible and sensitive to all sorts of situations, political and institutional, as we choose conference venues.  A lot can change between now and when we make our DH2020 decisions, and we encourage potential hosts in both the US and Canada to consider to put in a bid. We hope both potential hosts and potential attendees will continue to share their concerns and opinions.
 
More practical information will follow in due course.

31 Jan 2017

The ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee invites proposals to host the Digital Humanities conference in 2020. According to the three-year rotation adopted by the ADHO steering committee in 2014, DH2020 will be hosted in the US or Canada.
 
Digital Humanities (DH) is the annual, international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). ADHO's constituent organizations are the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH); the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH); the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN); the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH); centerNet; Humanistica, L'association francophone des humanités numériques/digitales; and the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH). The next joint DH conference will be held in Montréal, Canada, on the campus of the University of McGill and co-organized by the University of Montréal, 8-11 August 2017. DH2018 will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, co-organized by the Colegio de México and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in alliance with La Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD), 24-30 June 2018. DH2019 will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands, co-organized by the University of Utrecht, the KNAW, and CLARIAH.
 
We are particularly interested in proposals from institutions or regions that 1) have developed or are developing digital humanities communities and organizations and 2) have not previously hosted a DH conference. Please note that the local organizers must be members of one of the ADHO constituent organizations, listed above.

Conference Information
The conference regularly attracts approximately 500 attendees, but recent years have seen a constant growth of numbers well beyond 500. It consists of 3 days of panels, papers and posters, preceded by 2 days of pre-workshops and tutorials. There are normally 6 or more parallel sessions per time slot and a small number of plenary presentations and receptions. Meetings of the committees of ADHO’s constituent organizations (COs) precede the conference, and lunchtime slots are normally used for the member meetings of the COs. The peer-reviewed academic program is developed by an international Program Committee, which is appointed by the COs.

Local Organizers’ Responsibilities
Local organizers at the host institution(s) are responsible for developing the conference web site, providing facilities, producing a collection of abstracts, organizing a conference banquet, and coordinating any other social events that they think appropriate. The conference is entirely self-financed through conference fees and any other financial contributions that ADHO or the local organizer is able to arrange. ADHO provides partial financial underwriting of the conference (and can, in certain circumstances, advance small amounts of funds for expenses that need to be prepaid) and works together with the local organizers to ensure that registration fees and other income will support all conference expenditures; the details can be found in the ADHO Conference Protocol and related documentation. ADHO also finances certain conference awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. In consultation with the ADHO Program Committee, the local organizers may suggest plenary speakers whose travel, subsistence, and registration must be funded from the conference budget; again, see the Conference Protocol for details.
 
The local organizers are expected to set three levels of registration fees: for members of ADHO constituent organizations; for non-members; and for students.
 
ADHO uses the conference management system ConfTool, and the ADHO Infrastructure and Conference Coordinating committees provide support for this system, including access to data from previous conferences. Local organizers are required to use the ConfTool system for registering participants and including them in special events such as the banquet, but actual credit card payments may be processed outside ConfTool by the local organizer.

Proposal Process
Written proposals should include the following:

  • an overview of facilities at the host institution
  • a summary of local institutional engagement and support for the organizers, and contingency plans in case of problems
  • possible arrangements for social events, including the conference banquet
  • options for accommodation, including provisional costs and especial attention to low-cost student housing
  • travel information and advice for participants
  • a provisional budget, with an estimated registration fee
  • options for payment (credit card, foreign currency, etc.) by participants
  • a brief outline of potential approaches to conference sponsorship
  • any other information that will help the ADHO Steering Committee make a selection

The DH2020 host will be selected at the DH2017 conference in Montréal, Canada. Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to answer questions at the ADHO Steering Committee meeting on 6 August at DH2017.
 
Potential organizers are invited to discuss their plans informally with the chair and vice-chair of the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee, Claire Clivaz (claire.clivaz@isb-sib.ch) and Brian Croxall (brian.croxall@brown.edu), respectively, before submitting a bid. Protocols, guidelines, information about past conferences, and a memorandum of understanding between ADHO and local organizers can be found here: http://adho.org/conference. Sample budgets and other information may be available for planning purposes on request.
 
Proposals should be submitted to Clivaz and Croxall in draft form by 31 May 2017.
Rev. 30 January 2017

 

31 Jan 2017

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce its sixth annual conference, to be held at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, September 11-12, 2017.

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of digital humanities.

As creation of research data -- collection, feature extraction, annotation, and organization --  is a seminal component of all DH projects, means and modes of this data-creation have been handled in various ways as digital approaches have evolved. Recently, the focus on methods of collaborating in data creation has been renewed with the rapid growth of projects that are crowd-sourced on the Web. The re-emergence of data creation based on this approach provides a wider range of data, as it has the potential to include contributors who are not only researchers, but also members of the general public. Such a new possibility should be taken due advantage of, especially given the difficult situation for the humanities fields in the academy. This year we strongly encourage you to submit proposals about methods and problems in collaborative approaches for data collection, especially crowd sourcing and other forms of public engagement. With this as our suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics. For example:

Research issues, including data mining, information design and modeling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital medium; computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship. Some examples might include text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered languages; the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media and related areas; the creation and curation of humanities digital resources; the role of digital humanities in academic curricula; The range of topics covered by Digital Humanities can also be consulted in the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (http://dsh.oxfordjournals.org/), Oxford University Press.

Abstracts should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including title.
Please submit abstracts on the open conference system for conference below by May 8, 2017.
http://www.jadh.org/confsys/index.php/jadh2017/

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 31 May 2017.

Type of proposals:

1. Poster presentations: Poster presentations may include work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as demonstrations of computer technology, software and digital projects. A separate poster session will open the conference, during which time presenters should be on-hand to explain their work, share their ideas with other delegates, and answer questions. Posters will also be on displayed at various times during the conference, and presenters are encouraged to provide material and handouts with more detailed information and URLs.

2. Short papers: Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and are suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.

3. Long papers: Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions) and are intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and reporting on significant new digital resources or methodologies.
 
4. Panels: Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either: (a) Three long papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted together with a statement, of approximately 500-1000 words, outlining the session topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities; or (b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit a 500-1000 words outline of the topic session and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication from all speakers of their willingness to participate.

Contact:
Please direct enquires about any aspect of the conference to:
conf2017 [ at ] jadh.org

Program Committee:

  *   Paul Arthur (Australian National University, Australia)
  *   James Cummings (University of Oxford, UK)
  *   J. Stephen Downie (University of Illinois, USA)
  *   Øyvind Eide (University of Cologne and University of Passau, Germany)
  *   Neil Fraistat (University of Maryland, USA)
  *   Makoto Goto (National Institute for Humanities, Japan)
  *   Shoichiro Hara (Kyoto University, Japan)
  *   Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  *   Asanobu Kitamoto (National Institute of Informatics / CODH, Japan) , Chair
  *   Maciej Eder (Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland)
  *   A. Charles Muller (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  *   Hajime Murai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  *   Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
  *   John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  *   Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
  *   Susan Schreibman (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland)
  *   Masahiro Shimoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  *   Raymond Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
  *   Keiko Suzuki (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  *   Takafumi Suzuki (Toyo University, Japan)
  *   Tomoji Tabata (Osaka University, Japan)
  *   Toru Tomabechi (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
  *   Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College, USA)
  *   Christian Wittern (Kyoto University, Japan)
  *   Taizo Yamada (University of Tokyo, Japan)

9 Jan 2017

DHQuarterly starts 2017 with some great news - the journal is now indexed in Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, in the Emerging Sources Citation Index.

One of the most frequent queries DHQ gets is "What is your Impact Factor?". The digital humanities journal does not yet have one. IFs are generated by Thomson Reuters. It is very hard for an independently published, open access journal to get an IF. 

DHQ is published by ADHO rather than an established University Press, so the journal does not qualify for automatic inclusion in Thomson Reuters databases. While DHQ has been indexed in Google Scholar for many years, it still does not have that impact factor: DHQ needs to get into Thomson Reuters index first. Over the past three years DHQ has been trying to get indexed with Thomson Reuters. It has been a lengthy process the journal has had to keep on top of. DHQ is therefore super excited to be included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which is now the 1st step towards Impact Factor. Being in the ESCI does not mean to get an impact factor - but the journal is now discoverable via Web of Science, and in addition their citations count in other IFs.

After getting into the Emerging Sources Citation Index, DHQ will now undergo the more in-depth editorial review for potentially getting an impact factor. It might take two years (or more) to get a Thomson Reuters Impact Factor. DHQ may never - but they are excited to be on the way, and trying!

You can read more about The Emerging Sources Citation Index here:
http://editorresources.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/what-is-the-emerging-sources-citation-index/
 
And check the DHQuarlerly thread on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/DHQuarterly/status/817046447036268544
 
 

12 Dec 2016

The DH2017 Program Committee invites proposals for workshops and tutorials. Proposals may be submitted here: https://www.conftool.pro/dh2017/The submission deadline is February 17, 2017 at 11:59 GMT. 

Excerpt from the DH2017 CFP

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials

Participants in pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be expected to register for the full conference as well as pay a small additional fee. Tutorials are normally intensive introductions to specific techniques, software packages or theoretical approaches with a small number of participants. Workshop proposals may take many forms, including proposals with a full slate of speakers and presentations, as well as proposals to issue an independent call for papers from which submissions will be chosen.

Proposals should provide the following information:

  • Title and brief description of the content or topic and its relevance to the digital humanities community (not more than 1500 words);

  • Full contact information for all tutorial instructors or workshop leaders, including a one-paragraph statement summarizing their research interests and areas of expertise;

  • Description of target audience and expected number of participants (based, if possible, on past experience); and

  • Special requirements for technical support.

Additionally, tutorial proposals should include:

  • A brief outline showing that the core content can be covered in a half-day (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks). In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported.

And workshop proposals must include:

  • Intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; maximum one-and-a-half days);

  • Proposed budget (as workshops are expected to be self-financing); and

  • If the workshop is to have its own call for participation, a deadline and date for notification of acceptances, and a list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop’s Program Committee.

 

1 Dec 2016

The ADHO Communications Fellows have created a new monthly digest of DH news from around the internet. Included are announcements from ADHO and its constituent groups, committees and SIGs, CFPs, upcoming conferences, job listings, and other stories of interest. This month's digest is now live on Storify at https://storify.com/ADHOrg/november-2016.
 
Please contact us at @ADHOrg on Twitter, or at communications@digitalhumanities.org if you have suggestions, news you'd like to add to this digest, or other feedback.

4 Oct 2016

Call For Proposals: English | French | German | Italian | Spanish
 
Conference website: dh2017.adho.org
Twitter: @dh17mtrl
Contact email: dh2017@adho.org

 
·         Paper/Poster/Panel deadline: 11:59pm GMT on 1 November 2016
·         Workshop endorsed by a SIG: 11:59pm GMT on 16 December 2016
·         Workshop/Tutorial proposal deadline: 11:59pm GMT on 17 February 2017
 
https://www.conftool.pro/dh2017/
 

I: GENERAL INFORMATION
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of abstracts for its annual conference, on any aspect of digital humanities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modeling;
  • Social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities;
  • Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
  • Quantitative stylistics and philology, including big data and text mining studies;
  • Digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games, and electronic literature;
  • Emerging technologies such as physical computing, single-board computers, minimal computing, wearable devices, applied to humanities research; and
  • Digital humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula.

The theme of the 2017 conference is “Access/Accès”: contributions that focus on knowledge mobilization, public-facing scholarship, collaboration among scholars and communities, open access to code, software, research and results, and aspects of digital humanities research and publication involving accessibility technologies are particularly welcome. The conference will be officially bilingual in French and English, since Canada is a bilingual country: so we invite proposals for presentations particularly in both languages, as well as in the other official ADHO languages (German, Italian, Spanish).
Presentations may include:

  • Posters (abstract maximum 750 words)
  • Short papers (abstract maximum 1500 words)
  • Virtual short papers (abstract maximum 1500 words)
  • Long papers (abstract 1500 words)
  • Multiple paper sessions, including panels (regular abstracts + approximately 500-word overview)
  • Pre-conference workshops and tutorials (proposal maximum 1500 words)

The deadline for submitting poster, short paper, long paper, and multiple paper session proposals to the international Program Committee is 11:59pm GMT, 1 November 2016. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 17 February 2017.
The deadline for submitting workshops proposed by a Special Interest Group (SIG) is 11:59pm GMT, 16 December 2016, with notice of acceptance by 30 January 2017.
The deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals is 11:59pm GMT, 17 February 2017, with notice of acceptance by 10 March 2017.
 
https://www.conftool.pro/dh2017/
 
When submitting proposals, previous Digital Humanities conference participants and reviewers should use their existing accounts rather than setting up new ones. If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact Program Committee Chair Diane Jakacki: diane {dot} jakacki {at} bucknell {dot} edu.
To facilitate the production of the conference proceedings, authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit final approved versions of their abstracts via the DHConvalidator, available through ConfTool, which creates a TEI text base of conference abstracts for further processing.

II: TYPES OF PROPOSALS
Proposals may be of seven types: (1) poster presentations; (2) short paper presentations; (3) virtual short paper presentations; (4) long papers; (5) three-paper, half-panel or full-panel sessions; (6) pre-conference workshops and tutorials; and (7) pre-conference workshops endorsed by a Special Interest Group. Based on peer review and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program, the Program Committee may offer acceptance in a different category from the one initially proposed. The committee will not normally accept more than a total of two submissions from one primary or co-author. Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. For the first time at DH2017, the program committee will work towards encouraging widespread “whispering” – community ad hoc translation and/or multilingual resources, like visual aids – to foster and facilitate exchanges and dialogue among practitioners in the two languages of the conference as well as the other ADHO official languages.

Poster Presentations
Poster proposals (500 to 750 words) may describe work on any relevant topic or offer project and software demonstrations. Posters are appropriate for projects in early stages of development and for demonstrations of tools and platforms. Poster presentations are intended to be interactive with the opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees.

Short Papers
Short paper proposals (750 to 1500 words) are appropriate for reporting on experiments or works in progress or for describing newly conceived tools or software in early stages of development. This category of presentation allows for up to five short papers in a single session, with the length held to a strict 10 minutes each in order to allow time for questions.

Virtual Short Papers
For DH 2017 the Local Organizers have agreed to experiment with the inclusion of a special virtual track for short paper presentations. Submission parameters remain the same as with the short papers: proposals (750 to 1500 words) that report on experiments or works in progress or that describe newly conceived tools or software in early stages of development. While the intent of this track will be on bi-directional communication, presenters will be expected to produce in advance a video of their presentation of no more than 10 minutes in length, in case of technical difficulties with a real-time connection. Proposals in this category should specify the virtual track in the abstract. Please, note that the presenters accepted for a virtual short paper will have also to register for the conference.

Long Papers
Proposals for long papers (750 to 1500 words) are appropriate for substantial, completed, and previously unpublished research; reports on the development of significant new methodologies or digital resources; and/or rigorous theoretical, speculative, or critical discussions. Individual papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.
Proposals relating to the development of new computing methodologies or digital resources should indicate how the methods are applied to research and/or teaching in the humanities and what their impact has been in formulating and addressing research questions; they should also include critical assessments of their application in the humanities. Papers that concentrate on a particular tool or digital resource should cite traditional as well as computer-based approaches to the problem and should include critical assessments of the computing methodologies used. All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the literature.

Multiple Paper Sessions
These consist usually of one 90-minute panel of four to six speakers or three long papers on a single theme. For DH 2017, we also invite proposals for one 45-minute panel of two to three speakers. Panel organizers should submit an abstract of 750 to 1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.
All paper session organizers should submit a statement of approximately 500 words describing the session topic, include abstracts of 750 to 1500 words for each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session. Papers that are submitted as part of a special session may not be submitted individually for consideration in another category. Since the conference offers an important occasion to attract new scholars to specific research areas, those submitting proposals for panels and paper sessions are advised to ensure that the constitution of the panel either reflects the constitution of the field and/or research topic that is being addressed or explicitly address problems in that area. In case the proposer’s own network is too limited, the Program Committee can advise them on whom to contact to broaden the panel.

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials
Participants in pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be expected to register for the full conference as well as pay a small additional fee. Tutorials are normally intensive introductions to specific techniques, software packages or theoretical approaches with a small number of participants. Workshop proposals may take many forms, including proposals with a full slate of speakers and presentations, as well as proposals to issue an independent call for papers from which submissions will be chosen.
Proposals should provide the following information:

  • Title and brief description of the content or topic and its relevance to the digital humanities community (not more than 1500 words);
  • Full contact information for all tutorial instructors or workshop leaders, including a one-paragraph statement summarizing their research interests and areas of expertise;
  • Description of target audience and expected number of participants (based, if possible, on past experience); and
  • Special requirements for technical support.

Additionally, tutorial proposals should include:

  • A brief outline showing that the core content can be covered in a half-day (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks). In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported.

And workshop proposals must include:

  • Intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; maximum one-and-a-half days);
  • Proposed budget (as workshops are expected to be self-financing); and
  • If the workshop is to have its own call for participation, a deadline and date for notification of acceptances, and a list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop’s Program Committee.

Workshops endorsed by a SIG:
Workshops endorsed by a SIG and focused on a topic related to the concerned SIG are required to follow the same instructions as other workshops, but proposers should also note that:

  • They have to be endorsed by a SIG
  • The deadline application is earlier (see above)
  • They should have at least 10 confirmed participants

III: ADHO CONFERENCE CODE OF CONDUCT
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and collegial conference environment for the benefit of everyone who attends and for the advancement of research and scholarship in fields supported by our constituent organizations. The ADHO Digital Humanities conference Code of Conduct is available athttp://adho.org/administration/conference-coordinating-program-committee/adho-conference-code-conduct.

IV: VENUE AND THEME
DH2017 will take place in Montréal, Canada, and is hosted jointly by McGill University and Université de Montréal. The local organizers are Stéfan Sinclair and Michael Sinatra. This is the first time that the annual conference will be officially bilingual in French and English, which befits the world’s second Francophone city. The theme of “Access/Accès” underscores the conference organizers’ commitment to making the event more attainable financially, linguistically, and logistically for digital humanities scholars.

V: BURSARIES FOR EARLY-CAREER AND EMERGING SCHOLARS
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will offer a limited number of bursaries for early-career scholars presenting at the conference. Application guidelines will appear on the ADHO website later this year: http://www.adho.org.

27 Sep 2016

UPDATE 12 November 2016: Deadlines for both #dariahTeach events have been extended until 25 November 2016
The Open Education - Open Resources: #dariahTeach events will take place at the University of Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland from 22-24 March, 2017 and calls for grants and papers are now open.
 
The conference consists of two events, the Open Education #dariahTeach workshop held 22-23 March. This workshop is by invitation only, with six grants available for junior scholars. Further information and application details are available on the #dariahTeach website. This workshop will be followed by the Open Resources #dariahTeach closing conference, the culminating event in the #dariahTeach project, to be held 23-24 March, 2017. The call for papers is available at the DARIAH.eu website.
 
Both of these events are endorsed by ADHO.
 
 

17 Aug 2016

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks a Web Developer whose primary responsibility will be maintaining and developing ADHO's Drupal and WordPress content management systems. Tasks will include making necessary updates to and backups of ADHO's website; managing multilevel authorizations and potential security issues; making recommendations for improvements in the site's design and functionality; and troubleshooting site issues and implementing fixes as needed. The new web developer will also work closely with the Communications, Infrastructure, and Multilingual Multicultural Officers, and the system administrator to design and implement multilingual and accessibility functions for the ADHO site.
 
A prospective web developer will have a strong knowledge of and demonstrable experience in Drupal and/or WordPress front and back end development. The applicant will also have a strong interest and experience in developing internationalized, accessible online resources for a global academic community.
 
Please note that this is a volunteer position with flexible hours and a varying workload. However, the web developer will receive as compensation expenses paid (up to €1.200) for attendance at the annual Digital Humanities conference.
 
This position is ideal for a student, scholar, or professional who can work independently, is a proactive learner, and is interested in becoming involved in the global digital humanities community. The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations is committed to providing volunteer opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
 
To apply, submit a CV/resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your expertise in Drupal and WordPress development to Hannah Jacobs, ADHO’s Communications Officer: HannahLJ[at]gmail[dot]com. Please also contact Hannah with any questions.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

15 Aug 2016

The yearly ADHO conference is also the occasion for handing out a number of prizes. The triennial Roberto Busa Prize for outstanding lifetime achievements in the Digital Humanities was awarded to Helen Agüera, and her key-note address on the occasion of the reception of the prize on 15 July was well-received. The Prize recognises Helen’s work at the US National Endowment for the Humanities on grants to digital humanities projects. In three decades of service at the NEH, Helen has shepherded grants to projects which have shaped the DH landscape we know today, notably the TEI, the TLG, the Blake Archive, the Women Writers Project, the Corpus of American English, ARTFL, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as scores of smaller grants, and larger programs with US and international partners beyond the NEH.

The Paul Fortier Prize for the best young scholar’s paper of the conference went to Marine Riguet & Suzanne Mpouli for their paper À la Croisée des Discours Littéraire et Scientifique : La Comparaison comme Haute Figure Dialogique.  

The winner of the triennial Antonio Zampolli Prize for a singular project or accomplishment, to be awarded at DH2017, was also announced at this year’s DH conference: in honor of what will be its 30th anniversary the 2017 Zampolli Prize had been awarded to the Textual Encoding Initiative community. While the nomination and honor goes to the entire community, accepting the award in Montréal, on behalf of the community as a whole, will be three foundational figures in the history of the TEI: Nancy Ide, who as President of the ACH convened the initial meeting that led to the creation of the TEI; Michael Sperberg-McQueen, who in 1987 became Editor-in-Chief of the TEI; and Lou Burnard, who in 1989 became European Editor of the TEI.

This year, as an experiment, the conference also included four poster-slams in which poster-presenters who wished to do so could promote their poster in a maximum of four minutes’ time. The attendees at each of these four parallel slams voted for the best presentation. The winners did not receive any prize except an honourable mention during the closing ceremony. We are happy to mention them again with equal honour on the website.

Finally, ADHO awarded 14 bursaries, to a total of 18 students and early-career scholars, to support travel to DH2016 and in recognition of the excellence of their accepted conference submissions.  Recipients of the 2016 ADHO bursaries were:

  • Jonathan Pearce Reeve

  • Rui Hu

  • Jeri Wieringa

  • Elizabeth Winfree Garbee

  • Chiara Di Pietro, Ilaria Tiezzi, Chiara Alzetta, Julia Kenny

  • Martin Grandjean

  • Marion Lamé

  • Stephanie Marie Lindeborg

  • Nephelie Chatzidiakou

  • Rommie Leigh Stalnaker

  • Nirmala Menon

  • Hannah Petrie

  • Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini

  • Vayianos Pertsas

ADHO’s various prizes, including the student bursaries, are a very important instrument for the promotion of the digital humanities. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure the process of preparing and publishing the calls for awards and selecting the winners is done in a careful and fair way. This is done by the ADHO Awards Committee. In 2015-1016 this committee was chaired by Øyvind Eide. Hugh Craig was chair of the Busa Award Committee, Elena González-Blanco was responsible for the Fortier Prize, and Mark Algee-Hewitt chaired the Zampolli Prize Committee. The poster slam was an initiative of the Program Chair Manfred Thaller. The winner of the Fortier Prize was selected with the help of a group of anonymous referees attending the six papers that had been nominated at the start of the conference.  Many thanks are due to all.

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