ACH 2019 Elections: Call for Nominations

Please note the deadlines have been extended!

Due date for nominations: December 15th, 2018

Due date for materials (bio and candidate statements): December 31, 2018

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites nominations for the 2019 elections, in which our members will elect three Executive Council members for four­-year terms (2019-2023).

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

Activities: ACH officers and Executive Council members develop and uphold ACH policies, determine and distribute funding, and oversee all organizational activities. Planned activities for 2019 include the inaugural ACH conference; a membership drive; various facets of our mentorship program and job slams; advocacy work; publications including the Humanist listserv, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and DH Slack; 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.

Eligibility and expectations: 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 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.

Seeking a diverse slate of nominees: 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/or to the field counts for more with our membership than professional affiliation, academic status, or job title.

By December 15th, 2018, please either

  1. Email nominations@ach.org* with any names and email addresses of nominees (including self-nominations), or
  2. Proceed directly to filling out the nomination form at tinyurl.com/ACHnominations2019 (if you are self-nominating) or direct your nominee to fill out that form (if you’ve spoken with your nominee already and they’ve agreed to run). As long as you’ve submitted your nominee name by 12/15, the bio and candidate statements requested on that form are not due until 12/31.

Sample candidate statements from past elections are available at: http://ach.org/elections-candidates/. 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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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.

Many thanks,

ACH Nominations Committee

Amanda Visconti, University of Virginia (Chair)

Matt Gold, City University of New York (ACH President)

Quinn Dombrowski, University of California, Berkeley

Erin N. Bush, George Mason University

Eileen Clancy, City University of New York

* A previous error causing messages to bounce has been fixed, but you may email abv6x@virginia.edu instead of nominations@ach.org, if you still run into any issues.

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