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The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across arts and humanities disciplines. In doing so, it draws together humanists engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, creation, dissemination, and beyond, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership.

The global ADHO community deeply mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Stéfan Sinclair (most recently of McGill University in Montréal). In sharing this heartfelt statement by Stéfan’s colleagues from ADHO’s Constituent Organization in Canada, CSDH/SCHN, we wish also to commemorate Stéfan’s many and lasting contributions to the life and work of our whole international community.

We regret to announce that the formal relationship between the Humanist Discussion Group and ADHO has been dissolved. This change has come at the request of Humanist’s moderator, Prof. Willard McCarty. We are hugely grateful for the enormous service Humanist provides to the international digital humanities community, and we wish Willard and Humanist all the best for the future.

ADHO Leadership for 2020-2021

ADHO operates on the reliance of its volunteers. We are particularly grateful for the Constituent Organizations (COs) that form ADHO and who make it a diverse and engaging organization. Each of these entities has a representative on the ADHO Constituent Organization Board (COB), which makes decisions for the organization, and we would like to thank the outgoing representatives for each of these organizations and welcome our new incoming and remaining members for what is sure to be a challenging year:

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), in agreement with the conference organizers in Tokyo and Graz, announces that the international DH conferences scheduled for 2021 and 2022 have been delayed by one year each. The decision to push both conferences back (Tokyo to 2022 and Graz to 2023) was not made lightly, but all agreed that the ongoing danger from the international health crisis and contingent issues having to do with safe travel and conference attendance require us to take this measure.

The following was originally posted on the CSDH/SCHN website:

C’est avec tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de  Stéfan Sinclair, qui nous a quittés le 6 août 2020 à Montréal, au Canada, entouré de sa famille. 

(version français ci-dessous)

It saddens us to write that on the morning of August 6th, 2020 Stéfan Sinclair passed away in Montréal, Canada with family nearby. 

As Chair of the Awards Committee, it has in happier times been my honor on behalf of our entire membership to award the Paul Fortier Prize to the best long or short paper presentation by an early-career scholar at the annual Global Digital Humanities Conference. In this time of pandemic, we have experienced much loss and sacrifice - but I must unfortunately inform you of another such loss, as the ADHO Awards Committee have decided to decline to award the Paul Fortier Prize this year.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) states publicly, directly, and specifically that Black Lives Matter; that we stand in solidarity with people around the world protesting against structural racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination; and that we recognize that we have work to do in our own digital humanities communities in order to become fully anti-racist and non-discriminatory organizations.

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

  1. ADHO Executive Board Secretary
  2. ADHO Admissions Committee Chair
  3. ADHO Multilingualism/Multiculturalism Committee (MLMC) Chair

Registration for the virtual DH2020 conference is now open! Presenters and participants can register via the DH2020 ConfTool. Once registered, you will need to sign up for a Humanities Commons account and request access to the DH2020 Humanities Commons group. Group access will be granted beginning on 10 July.

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