[Humanist] 29.403 ACH 2015 elections

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 403.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:27:52 -0500
        From: Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>
        Subject: REMINDER: ACH 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations

Dear all,

This is a reminder that ACH has an open call for nominations for its 2015
Elections http://ach.org/2015/10/05/ach-2015-elections-call-for-nominations/
during which three executive council members, a vice president, and a
president will be elected.

Our October 23 deadline is fast approaching, please consider nominating
yourself or others. Full call is available on the link above and copied in
its entirety below.

Nominations and any questions can be sent nominations at ach.org.

All best,

Élika Ortega (on behalf of the ACH Nominations Committee)

------ACH 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations

Due date: Friday October 23, 2015

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites nominations
for the 2015 elections, in which our members will elect:

- Three Executive Council members for four­-year terms (2016-2020);
- A new President for a two-year term (2016-2018);
- And, per our constitutional change
http://ach.org/2014/12/23/2014-election-results-announced/  last year,
a Vice President/President-Elect, for two consecutive two-year terms
(2016-2018 and 2018-2020).

We seek candidates who want to support and advance the field of digital
humanities (DH) by helping to lead the ACH.

ACH officers and Executive Council members develop and uphold ACH policies,
determine and distribute funding, and oversee all organizational
activities. Planned activities for 2016 include a membership drive; various
facets of our mentorship program and job slams; advocacy work; publications
including the *Humanist *listserv, *Digital Humanities Quarterly*, and *DH
Answers*; collaborations with ADHO partners in the annual DH conference and
other professional activities; 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 either
yourself or someone else to be an active participant in the leadership of
the Association.

To stand for election as an Executive Council member or officer, candidates
must be members in good standing of the ACH at the time of nomination or,
alternately, be willing to become members post-election. They commit to
being present at annual Council meetings at the Digital Humanities
Conference, whether in person or virtually, 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. 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 under­represented
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 23, 2015.
Please confirm with your nominee that he or she is willing to serve,

- Put one of the following in the subject line, as appropriate:
- Executive Council nomination
- ACH President nomination
- ACH Vice President nomination
- Provide a brief candidate statement and biography. Sample candidate
statements from past elections are available at:
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.

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 ACH council
members, see http://www.ach.org/constitution#Bylaws.

Current officers of the ACH are listed at http://ach.org/about-ach/officers/

Many thanks,

ACH Nominations Committee
Brian Croxall, Brown University
Élika Ortega, University of Kansas (Chair)
Mia Ridge, Open University , UK
Glen Worthey, Stanford University

Ex officio member
Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University (ACH President)

Élika Ortega, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Watson Library 450, University of Kansas
elikaortega.net | @elikaortega

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