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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee now invites proposals to host the following DH conference, in 2019.