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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the annual ACH Executive Council meeting in Kraków during the Digital Humanities 2016 conference, the Council discussed a possible conflict of interest policy. The discussion was not motivated by any particular incident but instead by the desire to make explicit the expectations and behaviors that the Officers and members of the Council already believed…Continue reading.
Today, ACH has published a Statement in the Aftermath of the 2016 Election. Please read it here. The Executive Council welcomes questions and comments.
Candidates for the Position of Council Member in the 2016 ACH Elections. Simon Appleford Biography I am currently Assistant Professor of History at Creighton University and the Associate Director of the Creighton Digital Humanities Initiative where I am spearheading several programs designed to enable undergraduate students as integral participants and collaborators in digital humanities work.…Continue reading.