[Humanist] 28.433 call for nominations: Association for Computers and the Humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 433.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:36:55 -0500
        From: Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>
        Subject: ACH 2014 Elections: Call for Nominations

ACH 2014 Elections: Call for Nominations
Due date: October 31, 2014

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites 
nominations for the 2014/2015 elections, in which our members will elect 
three Executive Council members for four-year terms. We seek candidates 
who want to support and advance the field of digital humanities (DH) by 
helping to lead the ACH in the coming years.

ACH officers and Executive Council members develop and uphold ACH 
policies, determine and distribute funding, and oversee all 
organizational activities. Activities for 2014/2015 include our 
mentorship program and job slams; advocacy work; publications including 
the Humanist list, Digital Humanities Quarterly and DH Answers; 
collaborations with ADHO partners in the annual DH conference and other 
professional activities (including the first-ever joint conference of 
ACH and CSDH-SCHN (our Canadian counterpart); co-administration of a 
number of prestigious DH awards, distribution of student bursaries for 
DH training and education, as well as other priorities as set by the ACH 
membership. You can be involved in helping ACH programs succeed by 
nominating yourself, or someone else, to be an active participant in the 
leadership of the Association.

To stand for election as an Executive Council member, candidates must be 
members in good standing of the ACH. Council members commit to being 
present (whether in person or virtually) at annual meetings usually held 
at the Digital Humanities Conference, and to participating in 
discussions during the rest of the year by email and audio/video 
conference. Council members are expected to be active in the digital 
humanities community.

We welcome participants not just from universities and colleges, but 
also galleries, libraries, museums, community groups, and other 
organizations engaged with digital humanities, from anywhere in the 
world. We also welcome nominations of people from all constituencies and 
humanities disciplines, and especially encourage the nomination of 
women, people of color, LGBTQ, or other under-represented groups. 
Demonstrated commitment to the organization and to the field counts for 
more with our membership than professional affiliation, academic status, 
or job title.

Send nominations to nominations at ach.org by October 31st, 2014. Please 
confirm with your nominee that he or she is willing to serve if elected; 
the only other requirements are to:

    * Provide a brief candidate statement and biography. Sample 
candidate statements from past elections are available on our Candidates 
page  http://ach.org/elections-candidates/ . If your nominee cannot 
provide a biography and candidate statement at the time of nomination, 
they should email those to us before the close of nominations.
     * Have the nomination seconded. Per ACH bylaws, all nominations 
require two nominators (including oneself, if self-nominating) before 
being included in the ballot, so please allow time for a second 
nominator to email us in support of your nomination.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 
nominations at ach.org.

The three top vote-getters in the Executive Council race will be elected 
to four-year terms. For more information on the responsibilities and 
obligations of the ACH Executive Council, read our Bylaws at 
 http://www.ach.org/constitution#Bylaws .

Visit our Officers page  http://ach.org/officers/  for a current list of 

Thanks for helping shape the future of the ACH!


The 2014/2015 ACH Nominations Committee

     Brian Croxall, Emory University
     Mia Ridge, Open University
     Roopika Risam, Salem State University
     Glen Worthey, Stanford University (Chair)
     Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania (ex officio, ACH Vice President)

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