The late EADH chair (2009-2012), Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, attended conferences not only in the digital humanities but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize was established in 2013 to honour her memory. The LLOH Prize is awarded to early-career scholars, that is, students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers at different conferences each year.
Any individual member of any of the ADHO constituent organizations may submit proposals to the Awards Committee chair for conferences taking place in the following year. This call is specific to conferences in 2016. Individual members are encouraged (but not required) to seek the endorsement of a constituent organization.
Proposals should clarify why the conference is likely to include contributions to digital humanities. Eligible conferences may include sub-disciplines in which digital techniques have not been achieved widespread acceptance. Special consideration should be given to proposals that encourage a diverse pool of applicants, addressing matters of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and gender diversity. Proposals may ask for funding for one or two prizes and, additionally, a reception at which the prizes are awarded. At the reception, the history and sponsorship of the prizes should be explained.
The proposal should identify the conferences (dates, venue, web site), the sort of contribution which is to be recognized (paper, poster, etc.), how the winner or winners are to be selected, who will present the award and explain its background, and the total budget. The budget may not exceed €1500 in total if two prizes are to be awarded or €750 if one prize is to be awarded. The budget includes €500 for each winner to defray the costs of travel, lodging and conference registration and up to € 250 (one prize) or € 500 (two prizes) for a reception. The awards committee selects the single best proposal for awarding the prize(s) at a given conference. The committee will give preference to proposals from constituent organizations that have not recently been awarded a LLOH Prize.
The 2015 LLOH Prizes were awarded at the CSDH/ACH conference: http://ach.org/2015/06/03/lisa-lena-opas-hanninen-young-scholar-prize/
More information about the prize can be found at the webpage of the ADHO Awards Committee: http://adho.org/awards/lisa-lena-opas-hänninen-young-scholar-prize
Please feel free to write to the committee chair with any enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 10th, 2015