Call for Nominations: CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

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Certificate by Ralf Schmitzer from the Noun Project

The CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities acknowledges a Canadian researcher or a researcher at a Canadian institution who has made a significant contribution, over an extended career, to computing in the arts and humanities, whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. 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 in Regina at the end of May 2018.

This award is generally given to someone who has made a substantial and prolonged contribution to the community, typically a senior researcher. We have awarded it to teams. We have awarded it posthumously in recognition of a lifetime contribution. We also recognize people who have served the community in a service capacity and therefore may not have a faculty position. For a list of previous recipients, see

Nominations of up to 500 words must be submitted by December 10th 2017. Only current current members of CSDH/SCHN are eligible to submit nominations, but nominees do not have to be CSDH/SCHN members. Nominations must be sent by email to the chair of the CSDH/SCHN Awards Committee (

The Awards committee will compile a short list, confirm with nominees whether they are willing to be considered, and request the submission of supporting material (CV, letters of support, access to contributions or projects if not readily accessible) by January 10th 2018. Adjudication of the award will be conducted by the CSDH/SDCH Awards Committee, 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 2018. An announcement will be made in spring 2018, along with the release of the CSDH/SCHN conference program for Congress 2018.