1 Dec 2016

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4 Oct 2016

Call For Proposals: English | French | German | Italian | Spanish
Conference website:
Twitter: @dh17mtrl
Contact email:

·         Paper/Poster/Panel deadline: 11:59pm GMT on 1 November 2016
·         Workshop endorsed by a SIG: 11:59pm GMT on 16 December 2016
·         Workshop/Tutorial proposal deadline: 11:59pm GMT on 17 February 2017

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of abstracts for its annual conference, on any aspect of digital humanities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modeling;
  • Social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities;
  • Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
  • Quantitative stylistics and philology, including big data and text mining studies;
  • Digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games, and electronic literature;
  • Emerging technologies such as physical computing, single-board computers, minimal computing, wearable devices, applied to humanities research; and
  • Digital humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula.

The theme of the 2017 conference is “Access/Accès”: contributions that focus on knowledge mobilization, public-facing scholarship, collaboration among scholars and communities, open access to code, software, research and results, and aspects of digital humanities research and publication involving accessibility technologies are particularly welcome. The conference will be officially bilingual in French and English, since Canada is a bilingual country: so we invite proposals for presentations particularly in both languages, as well as in the other official ADHO languages (German, Italian, Spanish).
Presentations may include:

  • Posters (abstract maximum 750 words)
  • Short papers (abstract maximum 1500 words)
  • Virtual short papers (abstract maximum 1500 words)
  • Long papers (abstract 1500 words)
  • Multiple paper sessions, including panels (regular abstracts + approximately 500-word overview)
  • Pre-conference workshops and tutorials (proposal maximum 1500 words)

The deadline for submitting poster, short paper, long paper, and multiple paper session proposals to the international Program Committee is 11:59pm GMT, 1 November 2016. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 17 February 2017.
The deadline for submitting workshops proposed by a Special Interest Group (SIG) is 11:59pm GMT, 16 December 2016, with notice of acceptance by 30 January 2017.
The deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals is 11:59pm GMT, 17 February 2017, with notice of acceptance by 10 March 2017.
When submitting proposals, previous Digital Humanities conference participants and reviewers should use their existing accounts rather than setting up new ones. If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact Program Committee Chair Diane Jakacki: diane {dot} jakacki {at} bucknell {dot} edu.
To facilitate the production of the conference proceedings, authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit final approved versions of their abstracts via the DHConvalidator, available through ConfTool, which creates a TEI text base of conference abstracts for further processing.

Proposals may be of seven types: (1) poster presentations; (2) short paper presentations; (3) virtual short paper presentations; (4) long papers; (5) three-paper, half-panel or full-panel sessions; (6) pre-conference workshops and tutorials; and (7) pre-conference workshops endorsed by a Special Interest Group. Based on peer review and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program, the Program Committee may offer acceptance in a different category from the one initially proposed. The committee will not normally accept more than a total of two submissions from one primary or co-author. Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. For the first time at DH2017, the program committee will work towards encouraging widespread “whispering” – community ad hoc translation and/or multilingual resources, like visual aids – to foster and facilitate exchanges and dialogue among practitioners in the two languages of the conference as well as the other ADHO official languages.

Poster Presentations
Poster proposals (500 to 750 words) may describe work on any relevant topic or offer project and software demonstrations. Posters are appropriate for projects in early stages of development and for demonstrations of tools and platforms. Poster presentations are intended to be interactive with the opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees.

Short Papers
Short paper proposals (750 to 1500 words) are appropriate for reporting on experiments or works in progress or for describing newly conceived tools or software in early stages of development. This category of presentation allows for up to five short papers in a single session, with the length held to a strict 10 minutes each in order to allow time for questions.

Virtual Short Papers
For DH 2017 the Local Organizers have agreed to experiment with the inclusion of a special virtual track for short paper presentations. Submission parameters remain the same as with the short papers: proposals (750 to 1500 words) that report on experiments or works in progress or that describe newly conceived tools or software in early stages of development. While the intent of this track will be on bi-directional communication, presenters will be expected to produce in advance a video of their presentation of no more than 10 minutes in length, in case of technical difficulties with a real-time connection. Proposals in this category should specify the virtual track in the abstract. Please, note that the presenters accepted for a virtual short paper will have also to register for the conference.

Long Papers
Proposals for long papers (750 to 1500 words) are appropriate for substantial, completed, and previously unpublished research; reports on the development of significant new methodologies or digital resources; and/or rigorous theoretical, speculative, or critical discussions. Individual papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.
Proposals relating to the development of new computing methodologies or digital resources should indicate how the methods are applied to research and/or teaching in the humanities and what their impact has been in formulating and addressing research questions; they should also include critical assessments of their application in the humanities. Papers that concentrate on a particular tool or digital resource should cite traditional as well as computer-based approaches to the problem and should include critical assessments of the computing methodologies used. All proposals should include relevant citations to sources in the literature.

Multiple Paper Sessions
These consist usually of one 90-minute panel of four to six speakers or three long papers on a single theme. For DH 2017, we also invite proposals for one 45-minute panel of two to three speakers. Panel organizers should submit an abstract of 750 to 1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.
All paper session organizers should submit a statement of approximately 500 words describing the session topic, include abstracts of 750 to 1500 words for each paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session. Papers that are submitted as part of a special session may not be submitted individually for consideration in another category. Since the conference offers an important occasion to attract new scholars to specific research areas, those submitting proposals for panels and paper sessions are advised to ensure that the constitution of the panel either reflects the constitution of the field and/or research topic that is being addressed or explicitly address problems in that area. In case the proposer’s own network is too limited, the Program Committee can advise them on whom to contact to broaden the panel.

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials
Participants in pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be expected to register for the full conference as well as pay a small additional fee. Tutorials are normally intensive introductions to specific techniques, software packages or theoretical approaches with a small number of participants. Workshop proposals may take many forms, including proposals with a full slate of speakers and presentations, as well as proposals to issue an independent call for papers from which submissions will be chosen.
Proposals should provide the following information:

  • Title and brief description of the content or topic and its relevance to the digital humanities community (not more than 1500 words);
  • Full contact information for all tutorial instructors or workshop leaders, including a one-paragraph statement summarizing their research interests and areas of expertise;
  • Description of target audience and expected number of participants (based, if possible, on past experience); and
  • Special requirements for technical support.

Additionally, tutorial proposals should include:

  • A brief outline showing that the core content can be covered in a half-day (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks). In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported.

And workshop proposals must include:

  • Intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; maximum one-and-a-half days);
  • Proposed budget (as workshops are expected to be self-financing); and
  • If the workshop is to have its own call for participation, a deadline and date for notification of acceptances, and a list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop’s Program Committee.

Workshops endorsed by a SIG:
Workshops endorsed by a SIG and focused on a topic related to the concerned SIG are required to follow the same instructions as other workshops, but proposers should also note that:

  • They have to be endorsed by a SIG
  • The deadline application is earlier (see above)
  • They should have at least 10 confirmed participants

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and collegial conference environment for the benefit of everyone who attends and for the advancement of research and scholarship in fields supported by our constituent organizations. The ADHO Digital Humanities conference Code of Conduct is available at

DH2017 will take place in Montréal, Canada, and is hosted jointly by McGill University and Université de Montréal. The local organizers are Stéfan Sinclair and Michael Sinatra. This is the first time that the annual conference will be officially bilingual in French and English, which befits the world’s second Francophone city. The theme of “Access/Accès” underscores the conference organizers’ commitment to making the event more attainable financially, linguistically, and logistically for digital humanities scholars.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will offer a limited number of bursaries for early-career scholars presenting at the conference. Application guidelines will appear on the ADHO website later this year:

27 Sep 2016

UPDATE 12 November 2016: Deadlines for both #dariahTeach events have been extended until 25 November 2016
The Open Education - Open Resources: #dariahTeach events will take place at the University of Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland from 22-24 March, 2017 and calls for grants and papers are now open.
The conference consists of two events, the Open Education #dariahTeach workshop held 22-23 March. This workshop is by invitation only, with six grants available for junior scholars. Further information and application details are available on the #dariahTeach website. This workshop will be followed by the Open Resources #dariahTeach closing conference, the culminating event in the #dariahTeach project, to be held 23-24 March, 2017. The call for papers is available at the website.
Both of these events are endorsed by ADHO.

17 Aug 2016

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks a Web Developer whose primary responsibility will be maintaining and developing ADHO's Drupal and WordPress content management systems. Tasks will include making necessary updates to and backups of ADHO's website; managing multilevel authorizations and potential security issues; making recommendations for improvements in the site's design and functionality; and troubleshooting site issues and implementing fixes as needed. The new web developer will also work closely with the Communications, Infrastructure, and Multilingual Multicultural Officers, and the system administrator to design and implement multilingual and accessibility functions for the ADHO site.
A prospective web developer will have a strong knowledge of and demonstrable experience in Drupal and/or WordPress front and back end development. The applicant will also have a strong interest and experience in developing internationalized, accessible online resources for a global academic community.
Please note that this is a volunteer position with flexible hours and a varying workload. However, the web developer will receive as compensation expenses paid (up to €1.200) for attendance at the annual Digital Humanities conference.
This position is ideal for a student, scholar, or professional who can work independently, is a proactive learner, and is interested in becoming involved in the global digital humanities community. The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations is committed to providing volunteer opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
To apply, submit a CV/resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your expertise in Drupal and WordPress development to Hannah Jacobs, ADHO’s Communications Officer: HannahLJ[at]gmail[dot]com. Please also contact Hannah with any questions.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

15 Aug 2016

The yearly ADHO conference is also the occasion for handing out a number of prizes. The triennial Roberto Busa Prize for outstanding lifetime achievements in the Digital Humanities was awarded to Helen Agüera, and her key-note address on the occasion of the reception of the prize on 15 July was well-received. The Prize recognises Helen’s work at the US National Endowment for the Humanities on grants to digital humanities projects. In three decades of service at the NEH, Helen has shepherded grants to projects which have shaped the DH landscape we know today, notably the TEI, the TLG, the Blake Archive, the Women Writers Project, the Corpus of American English, ARTFL, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as scores of smaller grants, and larger programs with US and international partners beyond the NEH.

The Paul Fortier Prize for the best young scholar’s paper of the conference went to Marine Riguet & Suzanne Mpouli for their paper À la Croisée des Discours Littéraire et Scientifique : La Comparaison comme Haute Figure Dialogique.  

The winner of the triennial Antonio Zampolli Prize for a singular project or accomplishment, to be awarded at DH2017, was also announced at this year’s DH conference: in honor of what will be its 30th anniversary the 2017 Zampolli Prize had been awarded to the Textual Encoding Initiative community. While the nomination and honor goes to the entire community, accepting the award in Montréal, on behalf of the community as a whole, will be three foundational figures in the history of the TEI: Nancy Ide, who as President of the ACH convened the initial meeting that led to the creation of the TEI; Michael Sperberg-McQueen, who in 1987 became Editor-in-Chief of the TEI; and Lou Burnard, who in 1989 became European Editor of the TEI.

This year, as an experiment, the conference also included four poster-slams in which poster-presenters who wished to do so could promote their poster in a maximum of four minutes’ time. The attendees at each of these four parallel slams voted for the best presentation. The winners did not receive any prize except an honourable mention during the closing ceremony. We are happy to mention them again with equal honour on the website.

Finally, ADHO awarded 14 bursaries, to a total of 18 students and early-career scholars, to support travel to DH2016 and in recognition of the excellence of their accepted conference submissions.  Recipients of the 2016 ADHO bursaries were:

  • Jonathan Pearce Reeve

  • Rui Hu

  • Jeri Wieringa

  • Elizabeth Winfree Garbee

  • Chiara Di Pietro, Ilaria Tiezzi, Chiara Alzetta, Julia Kenny

  • Martin Grandjean

  • Marion Lamé

  • Stephanie Marie Lindeborg

  • Nephelie Chatzidiakou

  • Rommie Leigh Stalnaker

  • Nirmala Menon

  • Hannah Petrie

  • Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini

  • Vayianos Pertsas

ADHO’s various prizes, including the student bursaries, are a very important instrument for the promotion of the digital humanities. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure the process of preparing and publishing the calls for awards and selecting the winners is done in a careful and fair way. This is done by the ADHO Awards Committee. In 2015-1016 this committee was chaired by Øyvind Eide. Hugh Craig was chair of the Busa Award Committee, Elena González-Blanco was responsible for the Fortier Prize, and Mark Algee-Hewitt chaired the Zampolli Prize Committee. The poster slam was an initiative of the Program Chair Manfred Thaller. The winner of the Fortier Prize was selected with the help of a group of anonymous referees attending the six papers that had been nominated at the start of the conference.  Many thanks are due to all.

7 Aug 2016

On Friday, 15 July, during the closing ceremony of the ADHO DH2016 conference in Kraków, Glen Worthey announced the results of the election of the Chair of the ADHO Steering Committee for the next two years. The election took place during the Steering Committee’s annual meeting on Tuesday, 12 July 2016. Glen’s public announcement is posted below, followed by the reply of the newly-reelected chair, Karina van Dalen-Oskam.
Karina then continued with a statement relating to the attack in Nice on the previous day,  after which she presented some numbers and observations about the DH2016 conference at its close. Her words also appear below verbatim. All those who wanted to talk to her about the issues she addressed but were not able to do so in Kraków after the closing ceremony are explicitly invited to contact her through e-mail.
Karina’s election followed her standing in as interim Steering Committee Chair for the 7 months prior to the annual meeting. Her report about these difficult months, in which discussions about diversity played a very important role, can also be found here. It was presented to the Steering Committee at its meeting on Sunday 10 July 2016 and it was agreed upon that it could be made available to everyone.

Glen Worthey:
I speak to you on behalf of the ADHO Steering Committee Secretariat, which is charged with conducting ADHO business whenever the Chair is unable to do so.  Electing a new Chair is one of those occasions. Many of you know that our previous Chair, Professor John Nerbonne, resigned unexpectedly late last year, before the end of his term.  A few weeks later, Karina van Dalen-Oskam was elected by the Steering Committee to complete John's term.  Over the past 7 months, she has done so with uncommon grace, poise, and wisdom during what was a very difficult time for our community.
Last month, the Steering Committee issued a call for nominations from all the ADHO Constituent Organizations for someone to serve a full, 2-year term as Chair. There were no foregone conclusions to this process, and I am proud to say that both nominations and elections were conducted with all due transparency and order -- and on Tuesday of this week, the Committee re-elected Karina to serve a full term.
Likewise on Tuesday, the Steering Committee passed the following resolution by unanimous vote and unanimous acclamation of the non-voting members: "We wish to thank John Nerbonne for his deeply significant service to the digital humanities and to ADHO."  
Although John is not present to hear this, I hope you all will join the Steering Committee in these acknowledgements of John's service, and in welcoming our new and continuing ADHO Steering Committee chair, Karina!
Karina van Dalen-Oskam:
Thank you, Glen, for this introduction. I feel honoured to have been elected to fulfill this role for the next two years and I will do my utmost to help ADHO grow in a way that reflects our mission.
First something else. This morning we learned about the latest in a series of gruesome attacks, yesterday evening on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. I wish to express my deepest sympathy with all of you who have friends or family or cultural ties in France, and (in our immediate context) with you who belong to the newest member of our ADHO family, the Francophone Humanistica organization. We wish you strength in these difficult times.
Then back to our conference here in Kraków, which the local organizers have checked has exactly 902 participants (plus 35 accompanying persons), from 45 different countries. We have had a great conference, and I keep on being amazed that an event with so many people from so many different backgrounds takes place in such a good and harmonious atmosphere.
You will perhaps know that on the conference website you can find the ADHO Code of Conduct. It states: that “ADHO works actively toward the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive global community of digital humanities scholars and practitioners and therefore actively works on the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees. Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish. Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate cultural and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the international nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation.” In the event a participant has been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at an ADHO event, the code of conduct refers them to the local organizers, who then - if needed - relay the issue to ADHO.
During this conference, two issues have been reported to me in this way. The first issue is the composition of panels, and the second relates to conduct on twitter and to emotional, social and legal issues surrounding the sharing of messages that others have not authorized to share.
ADHO will not be able to solve these issues immediately, but I will make sure that they will be addressed in an appropriate way to help to make the next conferences even better.
If you have also felt you were being treated incorrectly or have felt unsafe, please come up to me later today or tomorrow and let me know. This is very important to me and to ADHO, so I hope I can encourage you to share this with me. I will be at your disposal tonight at the banquet or tomorrow in the salt mines.


7 Aug 2016

John Nerbonne was elected chair of the Steering Committee of ADHO at DH2014 in Lausanne (July 2014) for a two-year term. Due to regrettable circumstances he had to resign in November 2015. I was asked to take over for the remainder of his term and was elected interim chair on November 20.
My report on my activities is perhaps more detailed than usual for a chair’s report. ADHO has been going through a very difficult time, and I think it is useful if both current SC members and incoming members can refer to this report as background information when they are considering new approaches for the future. This document can be freely shared outside the SC.
Main issue: diversity
On November 24, I sent out a message to the SC (also published on the ADHO news page) which described the first things I planned to do. As I wrote: ‘we found out the hard way that we deal with significant cultural differences in our ever-growing world-wide organization. Communication strategies that work well in one culture can be harmful and counterproductive in others. The good thing is that we have representatives of many different cultures in our midst, who can help in finding out the best ways to go forward. The first thing I have asked the Steering Committee to do, is to establish a protocol or a set of rules/guidelines for dealing with these fundamental cultural issues.’ This lead to a lot of very useful documents both from inside and outside the SC.
Discussion in the SC became heated again just before the winter holidays and continued after the break in January. To help me facilitate the ongoing dicsussion I established a small sounding board on diversity issues, consisting of Diane Jakacki, Deb Verhoeven, and Barbara Bordalejo. They have greatly helped me in the preparation of the discussions through sharing their ideas and insights based on my own questions and worries. I am happy I can count on them to refer me to useful information and to relay questions and worries of the wider DH world to me.
With the sounding board in place, I proposed a more structured discussion about diversity issues, which is also described in my message on the ADHO website of February 5, 2016. I quote from this: ‘We are now continuing the discussion, focusing on diversity issues. We will deal with such issues as: What is the ideal situation we as ADHO would want? How does it relate to the ADHO mission (…)? By what means can we establish how far away we now are from our aim? In what ways do different constituant organizations (CO's) try to bridge the gap between the current situation and our aim and which of these approaches could be workable for ADHO as a whole? This discussion should lead to a list of possible approaches that will be discussed at the meeting of the SC in Krakow in July, just before DH2016.’
Discussing such fundamental issues over e-mail proved to be very difficult – for a long time, hardly any contributions were made. So I decided to set up separate skype meetings with the representatives of the Constituent Organizations. In these, I hoped to get to know the representatives and the situation in their respective COs better. I have had meetings with all but one of the COs during the months of May and June, and have learned quite a lot about the COs, their organizational structure, and about the role diversity issues are playing at the moment. Based on what I learned during these talks I drew up the agenda for our meetings in Krakow.
My most important conclusion is that indeed it must be seen as impossible to get any agreement on ADHO level about how to deal with diversity issues – the cultural differences are too fundamental for that. ADHO can do no more than put the issue on the agenda so that it is clear to everyone that ADHO considers it very important. However, it should be left to each CO how exactly to address it (or not). Therefore, on the Sunday meeting (July 10, 2016), the agenda has an informative round in which each CO presents what it has done during the last year to address diversity issues and is thinking of doing next year, followed by an informative discussion addressing diversity issues on ADHO level. To further raise awareness a one-hour Mini-workshop on diversity is scheduled in the second part of the SC Meeting, on Tuesday 12 July 2016 in the morning, which is open for outgoing and incoming SC members.
Other issues
The diversity issue has taken most of my time, but several other things have happened that need to be mentioned.

  • On November 4-5 2015, by invitation of the then-chair John Nerbonne, I was part of a small group that convened in London to discuss governance issues. Reports and discussions about this issue had to wait during the ongoing diversity discussions. Only quite recently the reports have been finalized and shared with the SC for discussion at the Krakow meeting. Thanks are due to Neil Fraistat, Harold Short, and Chris Meister.
  • A fruitful discussion about the Convalidator tool (for conference abstracts in TEI-format) has taken place between the CCC and the Infrastructure Committee. The new chair of the ISC Christof Schöch has done great work here.
  • I have closely followed the disccussions in the Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC), which has done an enormous amount of work in preparing new versions of the conference protocol and related documents. I greatly admire the speed and efficiency of chair Claire Clivaz and vice-chair James Smithies.
  • I have been in close contact with the Local Organizers and the Program Chair of DH2016 – Maciej Eder, Jan Rybicki, Manfred Thaller - and have seen how very efficient and creative they have been. During my inspection visit to Krakow in January 2016 I have met the deans of both organizing universities and seen how proud they are to host the conference. It has been a pleasure to be part of this.
  • Hannah Jacobs has led the ADHO communication and communications fellows with swift efficiency, for which I’m grateful.
  • In the Program Committee 2016, Diane Jakacki has greatly extended the role of vice-chair and moved forward several important issues, such as developing a new strategy for expanding the pool of reviewers. She has also started her work as PC Chair for DH2017, and took care of the PC for DH2018 until the PC Chair for that conference was selected.
  • The ADHO Secretariat has been a pleasure to work with. Julia Flanders has generously shared her wisdom even after she left the secretariat. Glen Worthey and Elena Gonzáles-Blanco not only have done a lot of work in the preparation of the SC meetings but also in making all dealings of  ADHO in general run smoothly.
  • Many thanks to all who contributed to the difficult and ongoing discussions. All of these contributions have helped to think about how an ever-growing ADHO can fulfill its mission to promote and support digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training in an efficient and inclusive way.

Karina van Dalen-Oskam, July 4, 2016

14 Jul 2016

At its annual meeting on Sunday 10 July 2016, the ADHO Steering Committee has officially accepted Humanistica, L'association francophone des humanités numériques/digitales as a Constituent Organization of ADHO. The official starting date is 1 January 2017 (ADHO is held to the calendar year as fiscal year), but the representative of Humanistica will be part of all discussions and have voting rights from 16 July 2016 onwards. Humanistica will also have representation on all appropriate ADHO committees. Humanistica currently has around 250 French-speaking members from all over the world. Bienvenue!

9 Jul 2016

Each year, two early career scholars are selected through a competitive process to work with ADHO’s Communications Chair to promote ADHO and its constituents’ outreach mission through the publication of news releases, blog posts, listserv announcements, and social media posts. We at ADHO are pleased to announce our 2016-17 Communications Fellows:
Sarah E. Hackney received their MSLIS with an Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities in Spring 2016 from the Pratt Institute School of Information, and will begin doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences in Fall 2016. Their research interests are in self-documentation and best practices among online communities and how identities are performed and bias replicated within knowledge-creation communities. You can find them on Twitter at @fiiidget, or visit
Maribel Hidalgo-Urbaneja is a PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow Humanities Advanced Technologies and Information Institute HATII. She is completing a definition of digital narratives in art museums’ online publications and exhibitions that combines narratology with museum professionals’ and art historians’ perspectives. She has worked on digital projects at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. You can find her on Twitter @MaribelHU and her website

21 Apr 2016

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its 2016-2017 Communications fellowship. Working on a small team, the fellow will write news releases, blog posts, and announcements about ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its website; help to develop and implement ADHO’s outreach strategy; and perform other communications-related responsibilities. The Communications fellow should anticipate spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the position. The fellowship comes with a small annual stipend of 600 Euros. It is well-suited for graduate students who wish to develop deeper knowledge of digital humanities, contribute to an important digital humanities professional organization, and gain experience in social media and communications.
Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • fluency in more than one language
  • excellent written communication skills
  • knowledge of the digital humanities community
  • expertise in social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • experience creating content using Drupal or another content management   system (such as WordPress)
  • good graphic design and multimedia editing skills
  • ability to work with minimal supervision
  • attention to detail

To apply, submit a CV or résumé, a brief writing sample, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to Hannah Jacobs, chair of ADHO’s communications committee: The application deadline is May 20, 2016. Two positions will be available. The fellowship will run from June 15, 2016 to June 15, 2017.