The following was originally posted on the CSDH/SCHN website:

C’est avec tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de  Stéfan Sinclair, qui nous a quittés le 6 août 2020 à Montréal, au Canada, entouré de sa famille. 

(version français ci-dessous)

It saddens us to write that on the morning of August 6th, 2020 Stéfan Sinclair passed away in Montréal, Canada with family nearby. 

As Chair of the Awards Committee, it has in happier times been my honor on behalf of our entire membership to award the Paul Fortier Prize to the best long or short paper presentation by an early-career scholar at the annual Global Digital Humanities Conference. In this time of pandemic, we have experienced much loss and sacrifice - but I must unfortunately inform you of another such loss, as the ADHO Awards Committee have decided to decline to award the Paul Fortier Prize this year.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) states publicly, directly, and specifically that Black Lives Matter; that we stand in solidarity with people around the world protesting against structural racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination; and that we recognize that we have work to do in our own digital humanities communities in order to become fully anti-racist and non-discriminatory organizations.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks nominations for committed individuals who would like to actively help further DH in all its breadth and diversity on a global scale for the following positions:

  1. ADHO Executive Board Secretary
  2. ADHO Admissions Committee Chair
  3. ADHO Multilingualism/Multiculturalism Committee (MLMC) Chair

Registration for the virtual DH2020 conference is now open! Presenters and participants can register via the DH2020 ConfTool. Once registered, you will need to sign up for a Humanities Commons account and request access to the DH2020 Humanities Commons group. Group access will be granted beginning on 10 July.

ADHO is pleased to announce that this summer we will hold a virtual version of the DH2020 conference. Our goal is to offer authors whose works were accepted for DH2020 the opportunity to share their papers, posters, and presentations publicly via Humanities Commons, an open-access platform for networked humanities scholarship, as well as to provide additional forms of interactivity and participation.

By the end of May 2020, DH2020 Local Organizers at the University of Ottawa will begin issuing refunds to all who registered for DH2020 prior to its cancellation. These refunds will be issued automatically; participants will not need to request them. At the time of registration, the cancellation policy included a nonrefundable 5% transaction fee. In order not to unfairly penalise those who registered early, ADHO will be covering this transaction fee so that all registrants will receive a 100% refund.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, in consultation with the DH2020 Local Organizers and Program Committee, has decided to cancel this year’s in-person conference in Ottawa, which was scheduled for 19-25 July 2020. This has been an exceptionally difficult decision, but individual and communal health is our priority. An in-person conference would endanger attendees and members of the general public.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, in consultation with the DH2020 conference organizers and program committee, is closely following the unfolding international situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the virus. Because the situation is changing quickly, we are planning for how best to ensure the health and well-being of conference attendees and organizers while taking into account the labour and financial commitments made.

Join our team! The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its two 2020 Communications Fellowships, each of which comes with a stipend of €500 (Euros).