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New ACH Liaison Volunteers

Welcome to our newest group of ACH liaison volunteers from regional digital humanities groups! These folks will work with the Affiliation & Liaisons Committee to advance the mission of ACH through communication, outreach, and partnerships with digital humanities-centric communities, groups, and organizations.  Hélène Huet is the European Studies Librarian at the University of Florida (UF)…Continue reading.

ACH 2017 Elections: Call for Nominations

Nominations Due date: Monday, January 15, 2018 The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) invites nominations for the 2017 elections, in which our members will elect: A Vice President/President-Elect, for two consecutive two-year terms (2018-2020 and 2020-2022); and Three Executive Council members for four­-year terms (2018-2022). We seek candidates eager to support and advance…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.

Newsletter, December 2015

  Preamble Dear friends and colleagues, You are receiving this newsletter because you are a current member of the Association for Computing and the Humanities (ACH). The ACH is one of the proud constituent organizations of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The ACH seeks to cultivate a vibrant professional community through support of…Continue reading.

No You Are Not Crazy: What I learned from Presenting a Paper at the Joint ACH and CSDH/SCHN Conference 2015

Presenting my Paper “Towards a Quantum Digital Humanities” at a Digital Humanities conference was a wonderful opportunity to simultaneously share my views of where I believe the future of where Digital Humanities is headed and to connect with the larger community of scholars. In the newcomer’s lunch, I was able to make some meaningful connections…Continue reading.

ACH Incubator Grants Winners 2015: Knowing Our Past

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Incubator Grants competition! ACH Microgrants were established to reward enterprising ideas that serve the digital humanities community by building on existing ACH initiatives like ach.org, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and DH Answers. We especially value proposals from emerging scholars and…Continue reading.

Lessons Learned from “Bridging the Gap: Women, Code, and the Digital Humanities”

Reflection on 2014 ACH Microgrant by Celeste Sharpe and Jeri Wieringa This fall we had the opportunity to launch DH Bridge, an open curriculum and workshop framework for teaching computational thinking in the context of the humanities, funded by an ACH microgrant. Borrowing liberally from Rails Bridge and Rails Girls, we set out to adapt…Continue reading.

November Updates

Joint ACH/Canadian DH 2015 Conference Hear ye, hear ye! The joint ACH and CSDH 2015 conference will be held in Ottawa from June 1-3, 2015. This is the first time that the two associations are partnering on a major digital humanities conference in North America, and we hope it’s the start of something beautiful! The…Continue reading.

Newsletter, October 2014

Note from the President It’s with great pleasure (and a bit of anxiety) that I take over as president of ACH from Bethany Nowviskie, who has led the organization so admirably in the past years, tirelessly promoting so many of the core values and priorities of the ACH, including diversity, openness, and new scholar support and mentoring. Please…Continue reading.