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ACH Advocacy Leads to New Opportunities for Text and Video Analysis

In late October 2021, the Librarian of Congress granted a new exemption to section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that supports the computational analysis of multimedia, including texts (in the form of encrypted ebooks) and video (in the form of encrypted DVDs). The new ruling opens up exciting new opportunities for digital…Continue reading.

Call for Nominations: ACH Executive Council (Q&A Event 12/15)

ACH seeks three new Executive Council Representatives to serve a 4-year term (2022-2026) as well as one or more Vice-President/President Elect(s). The current co-VPs will be available to answer questions via email, or at a Zoom event on December 15th at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. Nominations are due January 15, 2022 via…Continue reading.

Call for Papers: DH Unbound 2022 (May 17-19, 2022)

ACH and CSDH/SCHN are the U.S.-based and Canada-based constituent organizations in the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), respectively. Together, we are hosting a virtual conference, DH Unbound 2022, from May 17-19, 2022. Check out our call for papers in English, Spanish, and French, and submit your proposal by January 15, 2022! Reviving a collaboration that…Continue reading.

Event: Decoding DH job ads

If you’re thinking of applying for DH jobs in faculty or alt-ac roles, join ACH Mentoring for a “Decoding DH Job Ads” event on November 5th at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific! Amanda Henrichs, Zoe LeBlanc, and Katie MacDonough will walk through real DH job ads to explain what they’re actually asking for.…Continue reading.

Portraits in DH: Dr. Sonya Donaldson

Interviewed by Anna E. Kijas on March 12, 2021 Sonya Donaldson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English at New Jersey City University. She is the developer of a Black digital humanities project, Singing the Nation into Being. Donaldson was the 2016 recipient of a Mellon Career Enhancement Junior Faculty Fellowship, a 2019 Virginia Humanities…Continue reading.

Fall 2021 Programming Historian Book Club

The ACH mentoring group is sponsoring a yearlong, public book club based on the English-language version of Programming Historian. These sessions are open to all (including non-members of ACH), and will offer a space for newcomers to the topic and to digital humanities to work through a Programming Historian lesson together in a supportive environment…Continue reading.

Call for Nominations and Applications: DHQ General Editor

Originally posted at Digital Humanities Quarterly (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/announcements/index.html) July 24, 2021 Digital Humanities Quarterly invites nominations and applications for a new General Editor to join the journal’s senior editorial team. This call is the first step in a longer process of updating DHQ’s editorial structure and practices, and the incoming editor will play a key role…Continue reading.

Report on ACH Racial Justice Project

As a key step toward meeting the goals described in our Statement on Black LIves Matter, Structural Racism, and Our Organization, the officers and members of the ACH Executive Council have worked during the first half of 2021 with consultants from DeEtta Jones and Associates on a review of the organization’s policies, procedures, and governance…Continue reading.

Portraits in DH: Dr. Sylvia Fernández

Interviewed on March 9, 2021 by Anna E. Kijas Sylvia A. Fernández, Ph.D is currently a Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas. She is a co-founder of Borderlands Archives Cartography, a member of Torn Apart / Separados, and team member and coordinator of the ongoing initiative of United Fronteras, as well…Continue reading.

ACH Executive Council 2021 Elections Results and Bylaws Updates

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is pleased to announce the results of our 2021 elections. We had a slate of stellar candidates, and we are grateful to all the digital humanities practitioners for rising to the occasion of being nominees and willing to work at this organizational level. The 2021-25 ACH Executive Council…Continue reading.