[Humanist] 26.253 updates from ADHO

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Aug 27 09:06:24 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 253.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:23:31 -0700
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Updates from the ADHO Steering Committee

Dear Colleagues,
At the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO; http://digitalhumanities.org/) in Hamburg this past July -- a very successful and engaging gathering (http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/) -- ADHO's Steering Committee met to regenerate itself, as it does on an annual basis, as part of its larger meeting to plan and coordinate its activities.  Those activities include its coming annual conference in Lincoln NB (http://dh2013.unl.edu/), a network of inter-related DH training initiatives, a number of sponsored gatherings, as well as coordinated infrastructure, publishing, and research enterprises.  

As outgoing Chair of the Steering Ctte myself (coming into the position of chair of the Conference Coordinating Ctte), it is my great pleasure to welcome Neil Fraistat as incoming Chair and the new officer and committee leadership members of our ADHO Steering Ctte group:

  . David Beavan as Membership Services Coordinator
  . Kathleen Fitzpatrick as Chair of our Publications Ctte
  . Julia Flanders as Secretary
  . Chris Meister as Chair of our Infrastructure Ctte
  . Lisa Spiro as Communications Officer
  . Glen Worthey as Deputy Secretary

I'd also like to extend heartfelt thanks to all members of the SC for their great service, and particularly those officers and ctte chairs outgoing this year:

  . Lorna Hughes, who did double-duty as Secretary and Membership Services Coordinator for several years (!!) 
  . John Unsworth, most recently as Chair of our Conference Coordination Ctte
  . Dan O'Donnell, Chair of the Publications Ctte
  . Dot Porter, who, through the Publications Ctte, was our webmaster for years!

And, this, by no means to overlook the essential and excellent work done by many of our community on the whole and in special roles -- like Chris Meister as our conference's local host, Paul Spence as this year's conference programme chair; Kay Walter and Bethany Nowviskie, as they assume those roles, respectively, for the coming year; and those editing and leading our journals and other enterprises that serve and serve to characterise the ADHO community of digital humanists.  Truly, there are many to thank!  A listing of current Steering Ctte members is found at http://digitalhumanities.org/administration/steering, and all those involved in ADHO's activities can be found via http://digitalhumanities.org/administration. 

With all best wishes for a positive, productive academic year,


About ADHO: ADHO (http://digitalhumanities.org/) is an umbrella organisation whose goals are to promote and support digital research and teaching across arts and humanities disciplines, drawing together humanists engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, creation, dissemination, and beyond, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership. ADHO supports initiatives for publication, presentation, collaboration, and training; recognises and supports excellence in these endeavours; and acts as an community-based consultative and advisory force. In doing so, ADHO embraces and coordinates activity across five constituent organisations and around the world.  Members in ADHO societies are those at the forefront of areas such as textual analysis, electronic publication, document encoding, textual studies and theory, new media studies and multimedia, digital libraries, applied augmented reality, interactive gaming, and beyond. We are researchers and lecturers in humanities computing and in academic departments such as English, History, French, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theatre, Music, Computer Science, and Visual Arts. We are resource specialists working in libraries, archival centres, and with humanities computing groups. We are academic administrators, and members of the private and public sectors. We are independent scholars, students, graduate students, and research assistants. We are from countries in every hemisphere.  Membership in ADHO organizations is by subscription to Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC).  
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