[globaloutlookDH-l] Call for adjudicators: Lethbridge Digital Humanities research prizes

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Sun Feb 17 15:03:36 MST 2013

Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago, we had some discussion on the list about terms 
and process for establishing a prize for research on Digital Humanities 
in a global context. The prizes are being funded very generously by the 
office of the University of Lethbridge's Vice President Research, who 
has arranged for some of the University's internal SSHRC funding to 
support the work of GO::DH. At the time, we were discussing two tranches 
of four prizes of $500 for suitable work.

I would like now to turn this discussion into a real competition. In 
keeping with the approach we've been taking at GO::DH, I'd like to do 
this by forming a small working group of 4-6 people to help write the 
terms of reference, establish deadlines, and, once the competition is 
launched, help adjudicate submissions. Since I'd like to offer a Spring 
and Fall competition, you should anticipate working on this for about a 

As several have pointed out, competitions like that proposed here are 
extremely sensitive to unintentional linguistic or cultural biases. For 
this reason I'd be extremely interested in ensuring that we have a real 
diversity of experience in the committee as we draw up the terms and run 
the competition.

If you are interested in working on this project, could you let me know 
by Friday February 22nd? Perhaps in the interest of reducing list 
traffic, you could contact me directly at the above address.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

+1 403 393-2539

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