About ACH

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. We support and disseminate research and cultivate a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an international membership (as of November 2015, representing 21 countries worldwide).

What is DH?

Digital humanities is a broad term encompassing a wide range of subject domains and communities of practice, including computer-assisted research, pedagogy, and software and content development in humanistic disciplines like literature and language studies, history, or philosophy. DH also engages with the critical relationship between digital technologies and humanities methods, and the ways they may influence each other.

The question “What is digital humanities?” has stimulated much discussion and remains open for debate—this thread on the ACH-hosted DHAnswers Q&A board may be a useful starting point.

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

The ACH is the US-based member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) consortium. Our partners are the European Association of Digital Humanities (EADH), centerNet, the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), the Japanese Association for Digital Humanites (JADH) and the Canadian Society of Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN). As part of ADHO, ACH sponsors publications, events, and activities in support of the digital humanities.

How Do I Join?

Learn more about the benefits of membership and what your contribution supports, and join ACH or all the ADHO organizations here.