[globaloutlookDH-l] Call for Participation @ DH 2014 and beyond: nascent History of DH ADHO SIG

Vika Zafrin vzafrin at bu.edu
Sun Jul 6 03:48:41 MDT 2014

Dear GO::DH,

(Just joined this list. Hello!)

In the last year, a few digital humanists (including Kevin Kee, Willard 
McCarty, Julianne Nyhan, Geoffrey Rockwell, Edward Vanhoutte, and 
myself) have been ramping up a conversation about digitizing and/or 
archiving historical DH artifacts. Last week we emailed to ADHO a draft 
of a SIG proposal. We received prompt and useful feedback (huge 
thanks!), and are looking forward to fleshing out the proposal and 
re-submitting it by the end of the summer.

The initial proposal talked about disciplinary self-reflection, 
historicizing DH artifacts, pursuing multiple digitization projects, and 
finding a permanent digital archive solution (an intermediary one is 
available). The feedback we've gotten encourages us to expand our 
thinking beyond specific projects, attract more people interested in 
signing on, and pay particular attention to truly global representation. 
We would very much like to move in these directions.

To this end, we would like to use next week's DH 2014 conference in 
Lausanne to meet with some others who may be interested in participating 
in a History of DH ADHO SIG, should it be approved to go forward. We 
will meet informally on THURSDAY EVENING JULY 10TH, 7:30-9PM, 
overlapping with that evening's reception and moving on from there. All 
interested are warmly invited. If you have concerns about finding us, 
please email me privately beforehand and we'll make sure to connect.

If you would like to participate in the SIG-to-hopefully-be but will not 
be attending the conference or otherwise cannot make it, please email 
me. Please include any thoughts you may have about what the group should 
pursue, and we will bring them to the meeting. Following the Lausanne 
meeting, we will likely set up an email- or web-based discussion list, 
and expand from there.

We've made a few first steps, but there's a lot more to talk about, and 
we hope you will join the conversation. Please bring this to the 
attention of anyone you think may be interested. The more engaged 
participants, the better off we are.


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