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Join or Nominate Someone for the ADHO Executive Board and Committees

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks nominations of committed individuals who would like to actively help further DH in all its breadth and diversity for the following volunteer positions:

All of these positions have a global reach, but involve working closely with small, supportive groups of volunteers, including the ADHO Constituent Organization Board (COB), Executive Board (EB), and a variety of standing committees. Positions are unremunerated and appointed by the COB. 

All terms will begin 15 July 2023. A description of the roles is below. Members of any of the ADHO Constituent Organizations (COs) are eligible. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to contact, or any of the current office-holders to discuss the nature of these positions. 

We welcome nominations of eligible people from any region of the world, and with a variety of levels of experience in the ADHO community. We encourage graduate students, early career researchers and professionals, and longtime members of the ADHO community to apply.

Applications and Deadline

ADHO Deputy Treasurer, Incoming

The Treasurer is the financial manager for both ADHO and the ADHO Foundation (ADHO’s legal entity, based in the Netherlands), and is a member of the Executive Board. The Treasurer keeps track of and reports on the budget and advises the Executive and Constituent Organization Boards about financial decisions. The Deputy Treasurer advises and assists the Treasurer as needed, and may act on behalf of the Treasurer when they are unavailable. The Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer manage the financial assets of ADHO. This position has a three-year term with the first year as Incoming Deputy Treasurer, the second year as Deputy Treasurer, and the final year as Treasurer. 

Responsibilities (in collaboration with the ADHO Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer):

  • Reporting regularly on the ADHO budget to the EB, the COB, and governmental institutions as required;
  • Managing ADHO finances and monitoring ADHO accounts and transactions and keeping accounting software (Quickbooks) up to date;
  • Conducting analysis and research (e.g., comparing planned and actual budget figures; preparing annual budgets in consultation with the EB; etc.);
  • Engaging in regular EB meetings and communicating both synchronously and asynchronously (presence at the annual meeting is desirable but not essential);
  • Updating treasurer’s handbook as required.

Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) Incoming Chair-Elect 

One of ADHO’s most visible activities is its annual international conference, usually held in July or August in venues around the world.

The Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, improving and maintaining the ADHO Conference Protocol and accompanying guidelines, and coordinating the annual conference. The CCC is overseen by a Chair, a Chair-Elect and an Incoming Chair-Elect, all appointed by the COB. This position has a three-year term with the first year as Incoming Chair-Elect, the second year as Chair-Elect, and the final year as Chair. 

The role of Incoming Chair-Elect would be appropriate for people somewhat new to the ADHO community who are willing to serve and have the benefit of two years experience before becoming Chair. Therefore, no previous experience attending an ADHO conference is necessary, and we encourage anyone who is interested and willing to learn during a three year commitment.

Responsibilities (in collaboration with the Chair and Chair-Elect):

  • Maintaining the Conference Protocols and ensuring that they are followed by the Local Organizers (LOs), Program Committee (PC), and others involved in the annual Digital Humanities Conference; 
  • Issuing the call for bids for the ADHO international conference, providing detailed information to those who are interested in bidding for the conference, providing feedback to initial bids; determining whether revised bids should be passed on to the COB and the EB, and making recommendations to the COB and EB about revised bids;
  • Maintaining an annually updated list of the pool of reviewers for the conference;
  • Working in consultation with the PC to determine the form of the proposal review process (e.g., double-anonymous, reviewer-anonymous, or open);
  • Maintaining the draft-model call for proposals from which the PCs draft each year’s individual CFP, and ensuring email lists are established for each year’s PC and that PC members are promptly subscribed to it; 
  • Reviewing requests for additional languages to be added for a particular conference and innovations to the conference format; 
  • Reviewing requests for in-name sponsorship of digital humanities conferences, and approving presentations by sponsors together with the PC;
  • Maintaining the draft-model report of the conference, receiving preliminary and final reports from LOs and PC chairs, and conveying them to the COB and EB for review;
  • Conducting a brief survey of conference participants after its conclusion.

Multi-Lingualism & Multi-Culturalism (MLMC) Committee Chair

ADHO’s Multi-Lingualism & Multi-Culturalism Committee (MLMC) is charged with developing and promoting policies in ADHO and its Constituent Organizations that will help them to become more linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive in general terms. 

The MLMC Chair steers the work of the Committee and advises the COB and the EB in their decision-making. The COB appoints the MLMC Chair for a term of three years, and the incumbent reports to the EB.

The areas in which policies on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism have an impact include:

  • The websites and public communications of ADHO and its COs;
  • The conferences of ADHO and its COs, including overseeing translations of the annual conference call for papers;
  • The journals and other publications of ADHO and its COs;
  • Serves as a resource and advisor for other ADHO committees, publications, and conferences.

In all these areas, the objectives of MLMC’s policies are:

  • To value the multilingual and multicultural character of the community;
  • To reflect the multilingual and multicultural wealth of the community;
  • To take the different academic cultures and norms into account;
  • To ensure proposals are reviewed by culture- and language-sensitive reviewers.


  • Consulting with the EB on important strategic, operational, and management issues relating to the planning and operation of the awards processes;
  • Regularly reporting on Awards Committee activities to the EB;
  • Identifying and supporting new ways to encourage multilingual representation and engagement across ADHO initiatives.