The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is a formal alliance of a number of independent Digital Humanities (DH) organizations that operate in diverse scholarly, cultural, and legal circumstances. Its primary remit is to support DH community activity at a global level and in regions that are not currently supported by an established DH organization.
Its governance is composed of the following bodies:
The Constituent Organizations Board (COB) is composed of one representative from each of the Constituent Organizations (COs) and a liaison to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and its role is to establish and develop vision, strategy, and policy for ADHO.
The Executive Board (EB) is appointed by the COB, and its role is to enact the decisions made by the COB, to administer the day-to-day running of the organization, and to ensure that ADHO abides by all applicable laws. Officers serve terms ranging between 2-4 years depending on the nature of the post.
Standing committees (Admissions, Awards, Conference Coordinating, Infrastructure, Multi-lingualism & Multi-culturalism), whose chairs are appointed by the COB, and whose members come from the different COs.
ADHO officers, committee chairs, and members of its COB and EB are all volunteers affiliated with a Constituent Organization (in addition to their ADHO duties) and work in time zones around the world.
Communicating with ADHO Leadership
While ADHO formally represents the members of its COs, anyone in the DH community can contact ADHO leadership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Communications team may also share questions and comments received via ADHO social media accounts with the EB, COB, or relevant committee chairs where appropriate. ADHO welcomes any communication from the DH community, especially substantive feedback on any matter related to its activities. As a global alliance, we are not usually able to comment on topics of regional or national importance. In such cases, we encourage direct communication with the relevant CO.
Please be aware that responses often require consultation with multiple stakeholders, and we take extra care to ensure everyone has an opportunity to offer feedback before ADHO responds. Given the physical distances involved, the volunteer nature of our work, and the importance of sensitivity to cultural differences within our global organization, this decision-making process may need substantive discussions and thus can take time. While we aim to acknowledge communications received within a week, this may take longer during ADHO conferences or over holiday periods. We appreciate your patience and understanding in awaiting full responses.
Published 24 November 2020.
Read about the governance change here.
Read about the previous governance protocol here.