[globaloutlookDH-l] Call for Nominations

Yeku, James Tunde jyeku at ku.edu
Tue Nov 24 10:41:11 MST 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

Several members of the GO::DH Executive Committee, who have graciously provided years of excellent service on the committee, are now moving on to other services elsewhere, even as they remain committed and supportive members of the organization.  With their term now ended or coming to an end, we are now seeking at least four nominees for election and/or acclamation to the Committee. This will be for a two-year term of service beginning immediately after the election, from January 1st, 2021–December 31, 2022. All voting positions on the Committee are for two-year terms that can be renewed three times.

We begin with a nomination period, which will close Tuesday, December 8 at midnight in all time zones, followed by a two-week elections period. The election will be held by electronic ballot open to all subscribers to the GO::DH mailing list.

While the work of the GO::DH Executive Committee is not heavy, it is important to our community and the support of an approach to DH that recognizes, supports, and encourages linguistic, regional, and other forms of diversity. This year, GO::DH has launched a series of articles with translations in Digital Studies/ Le champ numérique, co-sponsored an African Digital storytelling Symposium at the University of Kansas, and prepared a new version of our website which will launch soon. We are about to submit our application to ADHO to move from a Special Interest Group to full organizational member, which will open up new opportunities for collaboration with other Constituent Organizations. We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm for other initiatives GO::DH can undertake!

Please consider nominating yourself (self-nominations are common and welcome) or somebody else in our community by emailing James Yeku at jyeku at ku.edu<mailto:jyeku at ku.edu>. All who wish to put their names forward will be warmly welcomed as candidates. Again, the deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 8.

In your email, please include the following information:

·         The name of the nominee

·         Preferred email address of the nominee (if you are nominating somebody other than yourself, please be sure to cc your nominee on the email so that we know they are willing to stand and that we know we have a working email address for them)

·         An optional brief candidate statement (<250 words). This can be anything you wish: a bio; an explanation of your aims for the position; political planks. This statement will be published to the GO::DH website.



Dr. James Yeku
Assistant Professor of African Digital Humanities
AAAS, University of Kansas
Bailey Hall, Rm. 12E
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence KS 66045, USA

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