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 a Canadian institution. It recognizes a major contribution to the field of digital humanities, broadly conceived, 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 artistic 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 Annual General Meeting 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 June in Montreal (as part of Congress 2024), date and time TBD. Personal attendance is encouraged but not required.
- 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 2022 or 2023).
- 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.
- 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, in English or French, for the 2024 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award to Julia Polyck-O’Neill, Chair of the CSDH/SCHN Award Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for submission: 22 March 2024