[globaloutlookDH-l] DH organizations around the world

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 10:22:59 MDT 2015


Great news Laurie about ACURIL!

Should I go ahead and add the Caribbean region as an "in gestation"? Do we
really think that a Caribbean org is in the works? Being in the thick of it
in the Caribbean, I hesitate...



On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:16 PM, Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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