ACH 2015 Elections: Call for Nominations

Due date: Friday October 23, 2015

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites nominations for the 2015 elections, in which our members will elect:

  • Three Executive Council members for four­-year terms (2016-2020);
  • A new President for a two-year term (2016-2018);
  • And, per our constitutional change last year, a Vice President/President-Elect, for two consecutive two-year terms (2016-2018 and 2018-2020).

We seek candidates who want to support and advance the field of digital humanities (DH) by helping to lead the ACH.

ACH officers and Executive Council members develop and uphold ACH policies, determine and distribute funding, and oversee all organizational activities. Planned activities for 2016 include a membership drive; various facets of our mentorship program and job slams; advocacy work; publications including the Humanist listserv, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and DH Answers; collaborations with ADHO partners in the annual DH conference and other professional activities; co-­administration of a number of prestigious DH awards, distribution of student bursaries for DH training and education, as well as other priorities as set by the ACH membership. You can be involved in helping ACH programs succeed by nominating either yourself or someone else to be an active participant in the leadership of the Association.

To stand for election as an Executive Council member or officer, candidates must be members in good standing of the ACH at the time of nomination or, alternately, be willing to become members post-election. They commit to being present at annual Council meetings at the Digital Humanities Conference, whether in person or virtually, and to participating in discussions during the rest of the year by email and audio/video conference. Council members are expected to be active in the digital humanities community.

We welcome participants not just from universities and colleges, but also galleries, libraries, museums, community groups, and other organizations engaged with digital humanities. We also welcome nominations of people from all constituencies and humanities disciplines, and especially encourage the nomination of women, people of color, LGBTQ, or other under­represented groups. Demonstrated commitment to the organization and to the field counts for more with our membership than professional affiliation, academic status, or job title.

Send nominations to nominations@ach.org by October 23, 2015. Please confirm with your nominee that he or she is willing to serve, and:

  • Put one of the following in the subject line, as appropriate:
    • Executive Council nomination
    • ACH President nomination
    • ACH Vice President nomination
  • Provide a brief candidate statement and biography. Sample candidate statements from past elections are available at: http://ach.org/elections-candidates/. If your nominee cannot provide a biography and candidate statement at the time of nomination, they should email those to us before the close of nominations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at nominations@ach.org. 
The three top vote­-getters in the Executive Council race will be elected to four-­year terms.

For more information on the responsibilities and obligations of ACH council members, see http://www.ach.org/constitution#Bylaws.

Current officers of the ACH are listed at http://ach.org/about-ach/officers/
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Many thanks,

ACH Nominations Committee
Brian Croxall, Brown University
Élika Ortega, University of Kansas (Chair)
Mia Ridge, Open University
, UK
Glen Worthey, Stanford University
Ex officio member
Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University (ACH President)

By Vika Zafrin


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