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Call for Translations

centerNet has recently updated its website, and we are looking for volunteers to translate the new pages. If you are interested in helping us with this important international outreach, please contact centerNet Secretary Jean Bauer at jean_bauer [at] brown [dot] edu

centerNet Mourns Death of Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen

Prof. Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen of the University of Oulu and chair of the ALLC: The European Association for Digital Humanities, passed away in Helsinki on Feb. 2, 2013 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Prof. Heikki Hänninen of the University of Helsinki, and she will be remembered by generations of digital humanists. Lisa Lena was born in Helsinki in 1957. Her father, who she was always close to, was a career diplomat, which promoted Lisa Lena’s growing up to be a polyglot.

Join the World Fair of DH Centres in Hamburg!

centerNet is inviting submissions of short videos to introduce and showcase activities from digital humanities centres around the world. These videos will be premiered as a collection at the centerNET meeting during DH2012 in Hamburg, and compiled on the centerNet website. We hope to see your centre represented at the World Fair of DH Centres!
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Jean Bauer Appointed Secretary of centerNet

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jean Bauer as centerNet’s Secretary. Jean is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University and part of the Brown University Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, where she works with faculty, students, and fellow librarians to design and implement digital systems that showcase and facilitate scholarship in the humanities. Through a combination of formal training and curiosity she is an early American historian, database designer, and photographer. She is finishing her dissertation “Revolution-Mongers: Launching the U.S.

DH Commons Becomes a centerNet Initiative

DHCommons ( and centerNet ( are pleased to announce that, as of January 5, 2012, DHCommons will become a sponsored initiative of centerNet. The centerNet Executive Council formally approved this partnership at their meeting in Paris on December 7, 2011. DHCommons and centerNet reached this agreement after six months of discussions, led by Ryan Cordell and Quinn Dombrowski for DHCommons and Neil Fraistat representing centerNet.

centerNet to join ADHO

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) and centerNet are very pleased to announce that with effect from 1 January 2012 centerNet is to become a fully fledged ‘Constituent Organisation’ within the ADHO umbrella. The formal agreements were finalised at meetings held in conjunction with the international Digital Humanities 2011 conference, held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

centerNet and DLF Announce Formal Alliance

CLIR’s Digital Library Federation Affiliates with CenterNet

centerNet and The Council on Library and Information Resources’ Digital Library Federation program are delighted to announce today their formal alliance. Established in 1995, the Digital Library Federation is a community of library practitioners engaged and committed to building and sustaining digital libraries through collaborative effort and establishing best practices. The DLF community includes project managers, code developers, and digital curators.

CHCI and centerNet initiative

All–Announcing the first major initiative between CHCI and centerNet: “Humanities (Dot) Net: Currents in the Digital Humanities,” a joint day-long conference at the University of Toronto on June 15. You can find the schedule and speakers here: We hope to see many centerNet members in attendance!

centerNet @ DH 2010

There will be four sessions related to centerNet during DH 2010: three on Friday, June 9, and a general members meeting on Saturday, June 10:

Friday, June 9

9:00: “CHAIN: Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks,” to be held in Safra Theatre

11:00 “Teaching/Managing” (Findings from the IMLS Interns grant for DH Centers and ISchools), to be held in S-2.08

2:00 “Understanding the Capacities of Digital Humanities,” to be held in Safra Theatre

Saturday, June 10

Upcoming London meeting

An international summit of digital humanities centers and funders will take place at King’s College London, on July 3-4, immediately preceding the Digital Humanities 2010 conference. Made possible in part by funding from the U.S. National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), this summit aims to facilitate international collaborations among centers and funders from North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Continental Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Discussion at the summit will cover a wide range of topics, including the following:


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