As part of ADHO's official change to the new structure, the Implementation Committee (IC) has already suggested a draft roadmap and earlier last month  has published  the Proposed Financial Scenarios, both open for public comment. 

The ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee invites proposals to host the Digital Humanities conference in 2020. According to the three-year rotation adopted by the ADHO steering committee in 2014, DH2021 will be hosted outside of Europe, the United States, or Canada.

Digital Humanities has grown so much the last ten years that the organizational structure of ADHO is not efficient any longer. At its yearly meeting on July 10, 2016, the ADHO Steering Committee approved a new governance framework and a new financial model.

Every three years, the Digital Humanities conference is held in North America. At DH2017, ADHO’s Steering Committee voted to hold DH2020 in Ottawa from July 22nd to July 24th 2020. The conference will be co-hosted by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The two universities have a history of DH collaboration and are partners on the Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East, the only bilingual digital humanities summer training initiative in Canada.

ADHO is excited to announce that the annual DH conference submissions will be given double blind peer review for the first time this year. While in the past reviewers were kept private from those submitting their scholarly work for consideration, this change means that neither the reviewer nor the applicant will be aware of the other's identity. We believe this will improve the outcomes of the conference by minimizing unconscious biases that can emerge during the review process.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is pleased to announce the reactication of its third Special Interest Group, Linked Open Data (DH-LOD). Linked Open Data conveys the idea of the Web as platform for loosely-coupled, distributed services that offer data in an accessible, open way, following the Linked Data principles as described by Tim Berners-Lee.

DH2018 will be using double blind peer review. To facilitate this process, please remove all identifying information from your proposal submission including author name and affiliation.

The yearly ADHO conference is also the occasion for handing out a number of prizes. The triennial Antonio Zampolli Prize for a singular project or accomplishment was awarded at this year’s DH conference. In honor of its 30th anniversary, the 2017 Zampolli Prize has been awarded to the Text Encoding Initiative community.

After the very successful conference in Montréal, the work of the ADHO Steering Committee mostly deals with looking forward and preparing for next year’s conference in Mexico City. In this message I’d like to give a short overview of my main tasks in the past year as chair of the Steering Committee.

Diversity and inclusivity are still one of the most prominent issues on my agenda as chair of the Steering Committee. I have addressed this in several ways and I will only mention the most important ones.

ADHO is excited to announce the admission of 2 new Constituent Organizations and a new Special Interest Group! The Taiwanese Association of Digital Humanities and Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa have been admitted provisionally in observer status for 1 year pending ADHO’s governance changes in 2018. The Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group is actively seeking participants. Read on for more about each organization.