[Humanist] 26.638 categories for DH Awards

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Dec 31 08:39:13 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 638.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:00:48 -0500
        From: "Holly C. Shulman" <hcs8n at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Re:  26.620 categories for DH Awards
        In-Reply-To: <20121223104853.2FBA92DEB at digitalhumanities.org>

Over the holidays I may have missed something here -- but as I read James
Cummings, and look at the list, it seems to me to be DH as non-scholarly or
technical, with the scholarly work, book, archive, edition, etc., left out.

Please someone tell me I am wrong here and simply missed it.

Holly Shulman

On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 5:48 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 620.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                               www.dhhumanist.org/
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>         Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:30:52 +0000
>         From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
>         Subject: Re:  26.616 categories for DH Awards?
>         In-Reply-To: <20121222094106.75B6D3A5B at digitalhumanities.org>
> > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:03:13 +0000 From: "Prescott, Andrew"
> > <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk> Subject: Re:  26.613 DH Awards
> > In-Reply-To: <20121221090905.E49F43A46 at digitalhumanities.org>
> >
> > Dear James
> >
> > This is an excellent initiative and very much to be welcomed.
> > It does however seem like a very strange selection of
> > categories. I can think for example of one book which has
> > appeared during the year which would be worth nominating, but
> > the DH Publications category doesn't mention books. Likewise,
> > the most important DH online achievements are often digital
> > editions, archives or other online resources, but I cannot see
> > how these fit in. Are these accidental exclusions, or do the
> > categories ned revisiting?
> Hi Andrew,
> Thank you for your thoughts. The original list of many more
> categories that I proposed to the nominations/organisational
> committee indeed had one that was "Best Book/monograph/edition"
> or similar. It also had a "Best overall contribution to DH" and a
> few others.  However over the course of discussion we decided
> that these would be hard the public as a whole to judge and more
> in the remit of organisations like ADHO to recognise and award in
> such areas.  We definitely wanted this to be something that the
> public could vote on. We also thought that we should limit the
> number of categories in this first year to be a small manageable
> number. The intention is that the categories will change each
> year -- though I would think that it may be possible that some of
> them will remain from year to year. For better or worse these are
> the categories we settled on for this year.
> It also depends on the nominations we get this year. I would
> encourage people to submit their nominations! You can nominate
> any project/resource/tool/etc. that fits into a category -- it
> doesn't have to be one that you are involved in!
> I would especially encourage nominations concerning resources not
> in English or created for non-western uses of DH. Partly these
> awards are about outreach and it would be a shame, I feel, if it
> was just the 'usual suspects'. How about this... if you are one
> of the 'usual suspects', feel free to nominate your own
> project(s) but you might also consider nominating one in a
> non-English language/country that you think was well done? The
> nominations committee will only select from amongst the
> nominations and not all nominations will make it on to the ballot
> as we will whittle down the number per category.
> Please go to http://DHawards.org/ to nominate!
> As a reminder the categories were:
>   * Best DH tool or suite of tools
>   * Best DH blog, article, or short publication
>   * Best DH visualization or infographic
>   * Best professional resources for learning about or doing DH work
>   * Best DH project for public audiences
>   * Best use of DH for fun
> So far I believe we've received nominations (though still need
> more!) for every category except the last one. Surely there are
> some fun uses of DH out there?!
> James Cummings
> james at DHawards.org
> @DHawards
> http://DHawards.org/

Holly C. Shulman
Editor, Dolley Madison Digital Edition
Founding Director, Documents Compass
Research Professor, Department of History
University of Virginia
hcs8n at virginia.edu

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