Call For 2022-23 ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee Fellow

2022-23 ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee Fellow

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for a Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) Fellow - a position that comes with a stipend of The CCC Fellow €500 (Euros). The Fellow will work with the three members of the Conference Coordinating Committee, as well as more broadly with various members of the international ADHO community, to structure and disseminate information about the mechanisms involved with organizing the ADHO conferences.

The fellow should anticipate spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the position. The fellowship is well suited for graduate students, young scholars, and academic professionals who wish to develop deeper knowledge of digital humanities and its global communities, contribute to an important digital humanities scholarly and professional organization, and gain professional experience in scholarly conference organizing and planning. The CCC team works remotely from their respective locations, communicating via email, video calls, and other effective means. 

Primary tasks will include:

Creating documentation about how to effectively use ConfTool. This will involve assessing the existing ADHO ConfTool installation, interviewing previous LOs and PC chairs to understand the ways in which they have used ConfTool, and producing instructions and/or tutorials that can be used by future LOs and PC chairs for ADHO conferences (and potentially for constituent organization regional organizers as well).

Curating Conference Modeling Data. This will involve working with CCC chairs to organize and enhance modeling undertaken in 2020 to assist future bidding organizations and program committees in terms of previous conference budgets/actuals, profits/losses, and attendance metrics (e.g., how many accepted authors attended previous conferences, and at what registration fees).

Essential skills and qualifications include:

  • excellent written communication skills
  • ability to work with minimal supervision
  • attention to detail
  • some knowledge of digital humanities communities and current discourses
  • experience working with Google suite, and in particular with tabular information in spreadsheet formats

Desirable skills and qualifications include:

  • some experience working with budgets and/or in multiple currencies
  • some experience working with conference planning software (specifically, ConfTool)
  • working knowledge of English and at least one other language

To apply, submit a CV or résumé, a brief writing sample, the names and email of two references, and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to the ADHO Executive Board at secretary@adho.org. The application deadline is 1 May 2022. The fellowships will begin as soon as possible and will run until 31 July 2023.