Call for nominations: CSDH/SCHN 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award

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 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


Criteria for eligibility: The recipient(s) may be at any career stage. 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.
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.

The nomination should include

  • 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 “2020 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award” to Constance Crompton, Chair of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee ( Please submit nominations by January 6th.