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Nominations for 2017 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award

Nominations for 2017 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award

Award Description:

This award is given for an exemplary project or publication by a Canadian researcher, or a researcher at a Canadian institution, or a team based at Canadian institution. It recognizes a major contribution to the field of digital humanities, broadly conceived, by a Canadian researcher or team of researchers, or a researcher or team based at a Canadian institution, in the form of a recent scholarly publication or published software or tool contribution.

The scholarship may take the form of a traditional scholarly publication or a significant piece of software development in the form of a prototype, a tool, an application, web resource or web service, piece of digital infrastructure or result of fabrication.

The publication or creation for which the award will be made may relate to any area of the digital humanities, and should constitute a substantial advance in the field, whether theoretical, critical, or applied, and may take the form of print or online publications, a design portfolio, prototypes, or a production system.

The award will be given for work that, in the opinion of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee, constitutes a landmark contribution to the field.

Nature of award:

  • A plaque, and an award citation which will be posted on the CSDH/SCHN website;
  • Award presentation at the AGM if the recipient(s) is/are in attendance

Please note, the Awards Committee would appreciate a short (10 min) presentation on the subject of the award at the annual AGM to take place in Toronto, on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. Personal attendance is not required.

Details:

  • Criteria for eligibility: The recipient may be at any stage of her or his career. The scholarship may take the form of a traditional scholarly publication or a significant piece of software development in the form of a prototype, a tool, an application, web resource or web service, piece of digital infrastructure or result of fabrication. It may be produced by a team or a single scholar; the team or scholar should be based at a Canadian institution or the scholar or leader/principal investigator of the team must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The recipient need not be affiliated with an institution.
  • Normally the award will be made to a work of scholarship or software published within the previous 24 months. (i.e in 2015 or 2016)
  • Supporting documentation: access to contribution or projects may be requested if not readily accessible.
  • Adjudication will be on the basis of the single publication or creation alone, irrespective of other achievements by the researcher or team to date.

Nomination process:

  • details of the contribution and how to locate or access it
  • contact information for the nominee;
  • contact information for the nominator, if it is not a self-nomination;
  • up to 300 words explaining the nature of the nominee’s contribution, if the nominated contribution is the result of a team effort;
  • a rationale of up to 500 words explaining why the contribution should be considered outstanding.

Please send your submission for the “2017 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award” to Kim Martin, Acting Chair of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee (kmarti20@uoguelph.ca)

Deadline for submission: 24 March 2017

 

2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.
Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.

It is with great pleasure that the CSDH/SCHN executive introduces Jenna Townend, PhD student in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University and winner of the 2016 Lancashire Promise Award. Her paper “The Network of George Herbert’s Imitators: A Quantitative Approach” traced the ways that phrases from George Herbert’s devotional poetry were taken up by his contemporaries. The judges were unanimous in their praise of her delivery, her comfort with her material, and her ability to engage with audience questions. Jenna did an excellent job situating her experience, methodology, and outcomes in the context of both DH and seventeenth-century studies. The judges were particularly impressed by her ability to follow through on her ambitious plan of research.

The judges also noted how close the rankings were and commend this year’s excellent graduate scholars — thank you all for such a great week together.

Prix CSDH/SCHN 2016 – Début de carrière exceptionnelle

Prix CSDH/SCHN 2016 – Début de carrière exceptionnelle

Ian Milligan, expert en analyse de données massives dans le domaine des humanités numériques, est professeur adjoint au Département d’histoire à l’Université de Waterloo depuis 2012. Il a depuis publié deux livres : Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada (UBC Press, 2014) et Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope (with Shawn Graham and Scott Weingart; Imperial College Press, 2015).

En plus d’avoir publié de nombreux articles évalués par ses pairs et des chapitres de livre, Ian Milligan a contribué a démontrer les enjeux des humanités numériques et l’importance de l’histoire et de l’accessibilité aux données numériques par plusieurs publications de grande diffusion telles que : la revue Nature, la revue Literary Review of Canada, la Revue parlementaire canadienne et aux Archives de Radio-Canada.

Il est le cofondateur de ActiveHistory.ca, un site Web qui présente de nouveaux moyens d’être engagé collectivement et qui favorise la mobilisation des connaissances.

Ian Milligan est hautement dédié au développement communautaire. Il a mis de nombreuses plateformes à la disposition de la communauté afin que celle-ci puisse se familiariser avec le patrimoine numérique. De plus, il a contribué à quatre des leçons présentées sur le site web The Programming Historian. Il a documenté son processus de recherche qu’il présente sous forme de tutoriel sur son site web personnel et il dirige fréquemment des ateliers lors de conférences.

Il se démarque en tant que leader national dans le domaine de l’histoire numérique. C’est avec le site WebArchives.ca qu’il nous aide à découvrir les archives politiques, et ce, afin que nous puissions mieux comprendre notre histoire.

Il est aussi un important collaborateur au site Web Warcbase – un outil de gestion qui facilite l’administration des archives Web et la visualisation des données.

Il a démontré un leadership extraordinaire en développant une infrastructure de recherche. Il a dirigé le projet WALK (Web Archives for Longitudinal Knowledge/ Archives Web en connaissances longitudinales) pour la plateforme de Calcul Canada. Ce projet rassemble les données des chercheurs et des bibliothèques universitaires afin de colliger toutes les informations permettant la mise en place de collections d’archives canadiennes sur le Web.

C’est un très grand honneur pour la Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé canadienne des humanités numériques de décerner à Ian Milligan le prix 2016 – Début de carrière exceptionnelle.

 

CSDH/SCHN 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award

CSDH/SCHN 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award

Ian Milligan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo

Dr. Ian Milligan is at the forefront of the growing field of big data analytics in the humanities.  Since joining the Department of History at the University of Waterloo in 2012, he has published two books: Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada (UBC Press, 2014) and Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope (with Shawn Graham and Scott Weingart; Imperial College Press, 2015).

In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, he has contributed to many mainstream publications, explaining the stakes and value of the digital humanities, history, open data, and web archiving on the CBC and to readers of Nature, The Canadian Parliamentary Review, and the Literary Review of Canada. He is a co-founder of ActiveHistory.ca, a website that demonstrates new modes of public engagement and knowledge mobilization.

Dr. Milligan is remarkably dedicated to community building: he has used a number of platforms to help others learn to work with digital cultural heritage. He has contributed four of The Programming Historian‘s lessons, has documented his research process to serve as tutorials on his personal website, and regularly leads workshops at conferences.

He has already proven himself a national leader in the field of digital history in Canada. With WebArchives.ca, he is paving the way in showing us how to recover and mine “lost” political web archives to study recent history. He is also one of the lead contributors to Warcbase, a web archive management tool that lowers barriers to web archive administration and data visualization.

He has shown extraordinary leadership in developing research infrastructure. He has led the proposal for and development of a Compute Canada Portal for Web Archives for Longitudinal Knowledge (WALK). This project brings together researchers and university libraries to aggregate and co-locate Canadian Internet Archive collections.

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé canadienne des humanités numériques is honoured to recognize Dr. Ian Milligan as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award.

Appel à candidatures pour le prix CSDH/SCHN – Début de carrière exceptionnelle

Appel à candidatures pour le prix CSDH/SCHN – Début de carrière exceptionnelle

Le prix CSDH/SCHN – Début de carrière exceptionnelle vise à reconnaitre la contribution exceptionnelle d’un(e) chercheur(se) canadien(ne) ou d’un(e) résident(e) permanent(e) ou un(e) chercheur(se) dans un établissement canadien pendant le début de sa carrière. Pour être admissibles, les candidats doivent avoir obtenu leur doctorat depuis moins de 10 ans. Les candidats n’ont pas à être affiliés à une institution.

Lors de la remise du prix, le récipiendaire sera invité à prononcer une conférence lors d’une session plénière du congrès annuel de la Société canadienne des humanités numérique qui aura lieu à Calgary au printemps 2016. Une invitation à siéger au comité de rédaction de la revue Digital Studies /Le champ numérique sera également transmise au récipiendaire.

Ce prix est généralement accordé à un(e) chercheur(se) en début de carrière dont les travaux s’inscrivent dans le domaine des humanités numériques, ce qui inclut les travaux de nature théorique, critique, appliquée ou cherchant à contribuer au développement de la communauté de chercheurs(ses) dans le domaine des humanités numériques. Les réalisations des candidats peuvent prendre la forme de publications (papiers ou numériques), de portfolio, de conceptions de prototypes ou d’applications, de systèmes de production. Les travaux réalisés en collaboration au sein d’une équipe de recherche seront considérés pour ce prix. Dans ce cas, le dossier de candidature doit inclure une lettre du responsable de l’équipe (qui peut être le candidat lui-même) expliquant la nature de la contribution du candidat aux activités de l’équipe. Le prix sera décerné pour des travaux qui, de l’avis du Comité des prix SCHN/CSDH, constituent une contribution significative dans le domaine des humanités numériques.

Les mises en candidatures, d’un maximum de 500 mots, doivent être soumises au plus tard le 30 novembre 2015. Seuls les membres actuels de la SCHN sont autorisés à soumettre des candidatures. Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par courriel au président du Comité des prix CSDH/SCHN (dean.irvine@dal.ca).

Le Comité des prix dressera une liste restreinte de candidats, confirmera avec les candidats retenus s’ils acceptent leur nomination et, le cas échéant, leur demandera de transmettre tous les documents nécessaires à l’évaluation de leur dossier de candidature (curriculum vitae, lettres d’appui, accès aux réalisations, lorsque celles-ci ne sont pas facilement accessibles) au plus tard le 15 janvier 2016.

Le choix du(de la) lauréat(e) sera effectué par le Comité des prix CSDH/SCHN (Dean Irvine, Susan Brown, Juan Luis Suarez, Kevin Kee, Janelle Jenstad et Dominic Forest), qui pourra consulter au besoin les membres du Comité exécutif de la SCHN ou les membres externes de la communauté. Le choix du(de la) lauréat(e) sera effectué au plus tard à la fin de janvier 2016. Une annonce sera diffusée au printemps 2016 et sera accompagnée de la sortie du programme de la conférence de la SCHN pour le Congrès 2016.

Call for Nominations for CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Early Career Award

Call for Nominations for CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Early Career Award

The CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Early Career Award recognizes exemplary scholarly work by a Canadian or permanent resident researcher or a researcher at a Canadian institution during the early stage of her or his career. Early career, in this context, usually extends from the later stages of doctoral work to up to 10 years since award of a PhD. The recipient need not be affiliated with an institution.

The recipient will be invited to accept the award and to address the society in a plenary session of the annual conference at Congress, which will be held this coming year at the University of Calgary in the spring of 2016. An invitation to serve on the editorial board of Digital Studies/Le champ numérique will also be offered to the recipient.

This award is typically given to an early-career scholar whose work relates to any area of the digital humanities, broadly conceived, whether theoretical, critical, applied, or in the area of community building. Evidence of scholarship may take the form of print or online publications, a design portfolio, fabrications, prototypes or tools, or a production system. Work produced by a member of a larger collaborative team may be considered for this award; in such a case, the nomination should include a letter from the leader of the team (which may be the nominee her or himself) explaining the nature of the nominee’s contribution to the team activities. The award will be given for work that, in the opinion of the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee, constitutes a significant contribution to the field.

Nominations of up to 500 words must be submitted by November 30, 2015. Only current members of CSDH/SCHN are eligible to submit nominations. Nominations must be sent by email to the chair of the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee (dean.irvine@dal.ca).

The Awards committee will compile a short list, and confirm with nominees whether they are willing to be considered, in December 2015. We will then request the submission of supporting material (CV, letters of support, and access to contributions or projects if not readily accessible) by January 15, 2016.

Adjudication of the award will be conducted by the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee (Dean Irvine, Dominic Forest, Susan Brown, Juan Luis Suarez, Kevin Kee, and Janelle Jenstad), who may consult the CSDH/SCHN Executive or external members of the community for assistance in evaluating applications. Selection will be made by the end of January 2016. An announcement will be made in spring 2016, along with the release of the CSDH/SCHN conference program for Congress 2016.

Servanne Monjour – 2015 Ian Lancashire Student Promise Award

Servanne Monjour – 2015 Ian Lancashire Student Promise Award

CSDH/SCHN is pleased to announce the winner of the annual Ian Lancashire Graduate Student Promise Award. This year’s award recipient is Servanne Monjour, a  PhD candidate from Université de Montréal, for her presentation titled: “Médiation et performativité : l’auteur s’éditorialise”.

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Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize

Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize

2015 Lisa Lena PrizeThe Canadian Society for DH (CSDH) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) are very pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the prestigious Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize. This prize, sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), is intended to recognize a young scholar who has contributed in a significant way to scholarship at a humanities conference using digital technology. The winners were selected unanimously by a joint awards and program committee comprised of representatives from CSDH and ACH.

  • CSDH recipient: Lai-Tze Fan “On the Value of Narratives in a Reflexive Digital Humanities”
  • ACH recipient: Micki Kaufman “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger”

Congratulations!

Chad Gaffield gagne le prix de contribution exceptionnelle de la Société canadienne des humanités numériques

Chad Gaffield gagne le prix de contribution exceptionnelle de la Société canadienne des humanités numériques

Chad Gaffield Le 2 juin 2015 Chad Gaffield a livré une conférence lors d’un événement célébrant sa contribution exceptionnelle aux humanités numériques au Canada et à travers le monde. Veuillez consulter l’annonce originale pour plus de détails sur ce qui a value ce prix à Chad Gaffield. La Société canadienne des humanités est très fière de compter Chad parmi les nôtres!