centerNet is very excited to share the news that Day of DH 2023 will take place on Wednesday 31 May online, with the hashtag #dayofdh2023 (e.g on Mastodon, Twitter). This year, we are adopting the theme of “humanizing data.” As the humanities are under pressure internationally, how can DH centers respond to diverse challenges? We are particularly interested in hearing about strategies from the global DH community about their political, financial, or pedagogical challenges and their strategies for overcoming them.
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities is an event where digital humanists from around the world document what they do. Day of DH began in 2009, at the University of Alberta and has been hosted by other institutions since that time. Day of DH has also been adopted by specific language communities that extend beyond national borders. For example, a Spanish language day has been held and potentially a Francophone day
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is an open community initiative sponsored by centerNet that each year brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day. The goal is to create a website that weaves together a picture of the participants’ activities on the day and which answers the question, ‘Just what do digital humanists really do?’ Participants document their day through photographs and text, all of which is published on a community online platform, forming a record of the day.
The DiRT directory and centerNet are pleased to announce that the DiRT directory has been adopted as the newest centerNet initiative. As a directory of tools for digital research, maintained by an international community of volunteers, DiRT will benefit from closer ties to centerNet’s member centers around the world, as well as to centerNet’s DHCommons project directory.
June 29-30th, 2015 at the University of Western Sydney
CHCI, centerNet and UWS are collaborating to organize a pre-conference seminar for new scholars interested in the digital humanities. They have arranged for support for up to 10 scholars from outside Australia and 5 scholars resident in Australia to help with the costs of transportation and accommodation to the seminar in Sydney. An additional 10 bursaries are available under a separate scheme for research students from the University of Western Sydney.
The centerNet nominations committee has prepared a balanced slate for the upcoming centerNet International Executive Council election to be held in late February and early March. New board members assume office immediately after the DH 2015 conference. Members in good standing will receive ballots.
As you can tell, centerNet Inc. has a new website! Many thanks to Quinn Dombrowski (UC-Berkeley—special appreciation!), David Rettenmaier (MITH), Jean Bauer (Princeton) and Karin Dalziel (Nebraska). Other content and functionality will be coming soon.
centerNet is exploring co-sponsorship of DH workshops in Africa. Bruce Janz (U of Central Florida), Brian Rosenblum (Kansas U), Dean Rehberger (Michigan State) and Iryna Kuchma of eIFL (http://www.eifl.net/) of Addis Ababa are spearheading this effort.
At DH2015, centerNet and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) are providing joint funds to assist 10 graduate students to attend a New Scholars Seminar (NSS), a one-day event immediately preceding DH 2015 at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Sydney, Australia next July. It would be designed to help new scholars affiliated with CHCI centres develop a shared vision of the next generation of digital humanities research and encourage the networked research collaborations that will help bring that vision about.
Be looking for centerNet events on the DH 2015 web site. Board members convene on Monday, June 29 and a reception for all centerNet center directors will be held later that day. The reception will be co-hosted by the Australasian Consortium for Humanities Research Centres (AHCRC).
This resources page lists talks, articles, sample DH proposals and other sources of information about ways to start and sustain DH centers. It will be updated as new materials become available.
These resources have been gathered by Dr. Lynne Siemens, centerNet’s Coordinator for Center Start Ups. To contact her directly, firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter.
You can also join centerNet’s new listserv, DHCenterStartUp.