ADHO Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

About ADHO Special Interest Groups

ADHO sponsors Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to enable members of ADHO Constituent Organisations with similar professional specialties, interests, and aptitudes to exchange ideas, keep themselves current on pertinent developments, and mobilize in pursuit of related activities and goals. In this way, SIGs represent key elements in the breadth and depth of the ADHO community, though they do not speak directly for ADHO, its committees, or its Constituent Organisations.

Current ADHO Special Interest Groups

Currently ADHO sponsors five SIGs: AVinDH, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities(GO::DH)GeoHumanities, Libraries and Digital Humanities, and Linked Open Data. More are under development.

  • AVinDH
    The ADHO SIG Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities (SIG AVinDH) is meant to be a venue for exchanging knowledge, expertise, methods and tools by scholars who make use of audiovisual data types that can convey a certain level of narrativity: spoken audio, video and/or (moving) images. It aims to  facilitate communication and interaction between researchers from various disciplines including domains such as media studies, history, oral history studies, visual culture studies, social signal processing, archeology, anthropology, linguistics.

  • Global Outlook::Digital Humanities(GO::DH)
    [English | Español | Chinese/歡迎]

    GO::DH is a Community of Interest whose purpose is to help break down barriers that hinder communication and collaboration among researchers and students of the Digital Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage sectors in High, Mid, and Low Income Economies.

  • GeoHumanities

    The goals of the GeoHumanities SIG are to create a venue for pooling knowledge and best practices for relevant existing digital tools and methods, to foster the collaborative development of shared resources and new tools and extensions to geospatial software, and to keep humanist scholars at large informed about the possibilities and inherent pitfalls in their use. The intent of the SIG is to be inclusive of spatial, spatial-temporal and ‘placial’ perspectives, and the Geo-prefix for its name reflects geography’s traditional attention to all of these. 

  • Libraries and Digital Humanities
    The ADHO Libraries and DH Special Interest Group aims to foster collaboration and communication among librarians and other scholars doing digital humanities work.
  • Linked Open Data (LOD)
    The mission of the ADHO Linked Open Data (LOD) SIG is to bridge between the DH community and the semantic web community of practice, encouraging and facilitating the interconnection and interoperability of open online Humanities resources, by raising awareness of new developments (both content and technology) and discussing and developing best practices.

How to Form an ADHO Special Interest Group

ADHO  invites its members to propose a SIG. To propose a SIG, an elected or appointed contact person should submit a description of the group to ADHO’s Chair, currently Neil Fraistat.

In support of SIGs, ADHO offers a platform for connection with and visibility within the international Digital Humanities community.  If requested, ADHO would be happy to consider offering a dedicated server space for the SIGs website, a dedicated listserv and in-name sponsorship of related gatherings, workshops, and conferences, as well as in-name support when pursuing external funding.