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ACH’s Newcomers’ Dinner at the 2017 DH Conference in Montreal

Is this your first or second time at the Digital Humanities conference? Are you new to the DH community? Join a small group of newbies and DH old-timers at a local Montreal restaurant and make scholarly connections and new friendships. It’s not only for members of the ACH! The dinners will happen the evening of Wednesday, 9…Continue reading.

Call for Program Committee Members for Digital Humanities 2019

The Association for Computers and the Humanities issues a call for nominations and self-nominations to serve as one of two representatives to the 2019 Program Committee for the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations’ annual Digital Humanities conference. Held in Utrecht, Netherlands in Summer 2019, the conference is convened by the global member organizations of ADHO.…Continue reading.

All Our Ideas for DH

What can the ACH do for you this year? Where can we focus our efforts to improve the digital humanities more broadly? We’d love your input! Help us decide by visiting allourideas.org/ach to vote on existing ideas and add new ones. The ACH Executive Council will use your feedback to plan and prioritize what we do…Continue reading.

Working with Governmental and Endangered Data

The Digital Library Federation (DLF)’s new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability is bringing together a cross-disciplinary group of practitioners in collaborations designed to help effectively address the shifting landscape of preservation and access regarding government archives, records and data in the United States – and abroad. (An introduction to the group by…Continue reading.

CfP for MLA 2018: Printable Pedagogy and 3D Theses

Over the last decade, at roughly the same time that digital humanities methods and tools have appeared in language and literature classrooms and research, universities have made investments in 3D printing and makerspaces. And in a similar way to digital humanities, those working in modern languages might not immediately see how they could use fabrication…Continue reading.

ACH Statement on Digital Humanities Conferences and Events

As advocates for social change through the use of computers and related technologies in the study of humanistic subjects, the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) notes that decisions regarding participation in conferences, co-sponsorships, and other in-person events should be made with careful attention to the safety of the most vulnerable members of our…Continue reading.

ACH joins 50 other professional associations condemning the January 27 Executive Order on Immigration

In early February, the Association for Computers and the Humanities joined the American Historical Association and forty-nine other US professional associations in condemning the executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump on January 27 purportedly “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” You can read the full text by visiting…Continue reading.

ACH Statement in Support of the National Endowment for the Humanities

A strong democracy demands wisdom from its citizens. For over 50 years, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has supported public access to and civic engagement with our collective cultural heritage. By preserving and understanding the past, we cultivate the wisdom necessary to ensure a better future. Funding for NEH represents a tiny sliver…Continue reading.

2016 Election Results Announced

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ACH election in which three new executive council members were elected. Patricia Hswe, Purdom Lindblad and Thomas Padilla were elected to serve on the Executive Council for the 2017-2021 term. All new terms will begin at the close of the annual summer Executive Council meeting. ACH…Continue reading.

ACH Newsletter, Winter 2016

President’s Letter Dear ACH friends and colleagues, A year ago, I wrote to our members as part of my presidential platform that “there is a stark need for ACH to step forward to take a proactive role in advocating for a diverse future that is built around the values of our membership.” I itemized three…Continue reading.