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.
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!
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.
DHCommons (http://www.dhcommons.org) and centerNet (http://digitalhumanities.org/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.
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.
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.
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: http://digitalhumanities.org/centernet/the-2011-chci-annual-meeting/. We hope to see many centerNet members in attendance!
We welcome to the North American Steering Committee Susan Brown (University of Guelph), who directs the Orlando Project and is Project Leader of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, and Bethany Nowviskie (University of Virginia), who directs the Scholar’s Lab at the University of Virginia.
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: