CSDH/SCHN 2017 Conference

CSDH/SCHN 2017 Conference

  CSDH/SCHN hosts an annual conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2017 the conference will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto May 29-31. The Call for Papers is forthcoming.

Response to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Response to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

CSDH/SCHN submitted in September a response to the Government of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. Initiated by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, the review asked Canadians whether there were gaps in the country’s fundamental research funding ecosystem that need to be addressed and whether we could usefully learn from what is being done other countries. Many thanks for Dr. Constance Crompton, CSDH VP (English) for leading the consultation with members of CSDH/SCHN that led to our response. The response…

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Diane Jakacki: CSDH/SCHN Member at Large

Diane Jakacki: CSDH/SCHN Member at Large

Heartiest congratulations to Diane Jakacki, CSDH/SCHN’s newest executive team member. This election boasted one of the largest slates in recent memory and was a credit to all who ran. An Early Modernist, Diane is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator and a Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University. She is a long-serving member of both the Canadian and international DH community. She is an associate director of the DHSI, technical editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and, most recently,…

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CSDH/SCHN By-Election for Member at Large

CSDH/SCHN By-Election for Member at Large

With the election of Constance Crompton to the position of VP English, we need a new member to serve in her vacated position as member-at-large.  These are our nominees for this position: Jason Boyd I am an assistant professor of English at Ryerson University (hired as a specialist in digital humanities), and also teach in the Master of Digital Media program. I have leadership roles in the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities (co-director), Digital Scholarship Ontario (co-chair), and the Digital…

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2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

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…

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New Members to the CSDH/SCHN Executive

New Members to the CSDH/SCHN Executive

We are pleased to announce the results of our election of three new members to the executive and the selection of two new ex officio members. Congratulations to Constance Crompton, who was elected Vice President English, Kim Martin, who was elected Member at Large, and Catherine Nygren, who was elected Graduate Student Representative. Congratulations also to the new appointees to our advertised volunteer positions, who will serve ex officio on the executive: Milena Radzikowska, who has been selected as Web…

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Call for Applications: Web Administrator and Communications Officer

Call for Applications: Web Administrator and Communications Officer

CSDH/SCHN Web Administrator position description The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN) seeks a webmaster whose primary responsibility will be maintaining and developing the society’s website in close consultation with the society’s Communications Committee. Tasks will include making updates to and backups of the website; managing authorizations and potential security risks; making recommendations for improvements in the site’s design and functionality; troubleshooting and implementing fixes as needed. A prospective webmaster will have a reasonable degree of…

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#DiverseDH: Help CSDH/SCHN build a Inclusivity and Diversity Statement

#DiverseDH: Help CSDH/SCHN build a Inclusivity and Diversity Statement

Recently, There have been announcements by several digital humanities societies of their own statements or policies regarding diversity and inclusivity amongst members. As representatives of the Canadian Society of Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques the executive board has decided to ask for the help of the larger DH community in initiating thoughts on what diversity and inclusivity mean within the context of digital humanities. In the first stage of this process, we are taking to Twitter to ask digital…

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2016 Elections for Positions on the CSDH/SCHN Executive

2016 Elections for Positions on the CSDH/SCHN Executive

We are pleased to present the candidates for thee positions on the CSDH/SCHN executive: Vice President (English), Member at Large, and Graduate Student Representative. We are also very pleased to announce that Susan Brown has been acclaimed to a second term as President of the Society. Members of CSDH/SCHN can look forward to receiving directions for voting in the next week or two. VP English Constance Crompton I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of British…

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Compute Canada SPARC II White Paper

Compute Canada SPARC II White Paper

Below is CSDH/SCHN’s whitepaper written in response to Compute Canada’s SPARC II call. It builds on CSDH/SCHN’s 2014 paper which responded to the first SPARC call. This second whitepaper, like the 2014 whitepaper, results from a call for input from the DH community at large. It focuses on staffing and training; allocation processes; and sustainability, data management, and long-term storage. Humanities and social science scholars make up one of Compute Canada’s fastest growing user groups and so we are glad to…

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