[globaloutlookDH-l] DH organizations around the world

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 10:16:09 MDT 2015


Thanks, Jieh! I just added Taiwan as an "in gestation" to the map! Great to
hear your on the move. Count on me for anything.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 9:51 AM, <jieh.hsiang at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great work, Alex.  I just thought you might be interested to know that the
> first research center on DH in Taiwan was established in 2007 (see
> http://www.digital.ntu.edu.tw).   It is perhaps not so known in the world
> because it has been focusing mainly on Chinese-language based material.
> There's also active discussion on forming a Taiwanese Association on DH,
> since the community is rapidly growing.
>
> Best regards,  Jieh Hsiang
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 25, 2015, at 21:40, Taylor,Laurie Nancy Francesca <laurien at ufl.edu>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi Alex,
>
>
>
> Thanks for sharing this fabulous sketch to spark discussion!
>
>
>
> At the ACURIL (Association of Caribbean University, Research and
> Institutional Libraries) conference two weeks ago, a couple of more casual
> conversations on Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship turned into a
> series of many conversations where everyone was already involved, but
> simply hadn’t been naming their work in this way. The ACURIL Cultural
> Heritage Roundtable is focusing the next year on Digital Scholarship, so it
> seems like it would make sense to include them in this listing. ACURIL is
> multi-lingual with materials/activities in French, English, and Spanish.
> For growing the conversation with ACURIL, both ACURIL and the Caribbean
> Studies Association are meeting in Haiti in the same week in June, so folks
> should come!: http://acuril2016haiti.blogspot.com/
>
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Laurie
>
>
>
> Laurie N. Taylor, PhD
>
> Digital Scholarship Librarian
>
> 528 Library West
>
> 352.273.2902 (office)
>
> 352.871.5113 (cell)
>
> http://library.ufl.edu/DataMgmt <http://library.ufl.edu/datamgmt>
>
> http://library.ufl.edu/DigitalHumanities
>
> http://library.ufl.edu/DigitalScholarship
>
>
>
> *From:* globaloutlookdh-l [mailto:globaloutlookdh-l-bounces at uleth.ca
> <globaloutlookdh-l-bounces at uleth.ca>] *On Behalf Of *Alex Gil
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:18 AM
> *To:* A list for participants in the ADHO DH Global Outlook Community;
> Lista de distribución de la Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD); Online
> seminar for digital humanities; Association Humanistica; Asociacion
> Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas; Southasia Dh; Ahdig
> *Subject:* [globaloutlookDH-l] DH organizations around the world
>
>
>
> ** apologies for cross posting **
>
>
>
> Dear all,
>
>
>
> Here is a quick neatline sketch <http://testing.elotroalex.com/dhorgs/>of
> the digital humanities organizations I can see around the world today. The
> map is quick and dirty, and misrepresents much. It would be nice to get a
> representation of memberships from each org by city or state, that would
> help localize trans-nationality more accurately. In lieu of that I'm hoping
> this can spark a conversation about representation, language and location.
> If you have private suggestions, feel free to send me a line. I welcome all
> public suggestions.
>
>
>
> As I say in the about page:
>
>
>
> LIES THIS MAP TELLS:
>
>  This map does not represent the trans-national membership of these
> organizations. A heat map from member tallies would be more accurate.
> CenterNet is absent. Humanistica and ACH have a much wider reach than the
> map gives them credit for. My rationale for doing it was to show the
> territoriality of the largest number of members in each of these orgs, OR
> the regions they de facto represent. I find my lies point in the direction
> of a tension between language vs. region, representation vs. proportional
> membership. The lies are meant to spark a conversation about how we can
> move forward organizationally at the global level, through and around ADHO.
> I would favor moves in the direction of clearly defined meso-level
> regional/national organizations—open to global membership, of course, but
> clearly based somewhere—for the support of semi-local communities. The key
> here is support and representation for semi-local communities. To be clear,
> I am not against co-existence and collaboration with language-based
> trans-regional organizations that stretch the planet, and do believe we can
> achieve local support and representation if we work together carefully at
> the intersections of language/region/representation, as long as we foster
> local growth and agency. On that note, I should point out that many
> organizations represented here are already both language-region, like the
> RedHD or the DHD.
> In addition to these regional/language chapters, I imagine a union that
> can organize a global conference and foster collaboration. What ADHO is
> trying to do now.
>
>
>
>
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