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Digital Humanities Caucus

In the last decades, computing has become a standard part of academic and scholarly life, both in American Studies and across the disciplines.

At the least, computers are necessary tools that facilitate research, teaching and communication, but for many practitioners computing has served to reshape both the methods and theories that underlie their work. While many members of the American Studies Association are actively working in areas of digital humanities, and many more are influenced by the rise of new approaches that computing has enabled, there has yet to form a unified point of contact for ASA members interested in pursuing digital humanities from within an American Studies framework.

The Digital Humanities Caucus will work to further communication and collaboration by:

  • Bringing together ASA members who are working across the various areas of digital humanities, including for example: digital history, electronic literature, cyberculture studies, virtual communities, GIS, online scholarly publications, the creation of digital editions and collections, and the creation of digital tools (cyberinfrastructure) for humanities scholars.
  • Addressing directly the issues and practices of digital pedagogy and digital research as they affect the field of American Studies.
  • Creating and sharing resources among Caucus members and with the wider ASA membership, through the ASA Web site and related venues.
  • Working to foster greater mutual awareness among digital humanities scholars in American Studies and in other humanities disciplines.
  • Developing proposals for conference sessions and related events for potential inclusion on the ASA annual meeting program.

Please join us! (Members should also join our Listserv discussion list.)

Contact information:

Carly Kocurek (chair)
Illinois Institute of Technology

Amanda Phillips (co-chair)
University of California, Davis

Lauren Tilton (co-chair)
Yale University

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Discount from MIT Press

MIT Press is offering caucus members a 30% discount on books.

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Announcing the Garfinkel Prize

We are incredibly excited to announce the first annual Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities. Please submit your projects and forward this call widely.

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Statement from American Quarterly Editors

The following is a statement from the editor of AQ, which is posted here (and on the caucus listserv and Facebook group) at the request of the editorial board:

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DH Caucus Advisory Committee Statement on AQs Digital Projects Review

The following is a statement from the ASA Digital Humanities Caucus Chair, Co-Chairs, and Advisory Committee Members.

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Reminder: Please Sign Up for Our E-Mail List

As a caucus, we have a lot of business on the horizon. With that in mind, please sign up for our e-mail discussion list so that we can be in contact regarding elections, events, and other news. Join the list here: https://listserv.umd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DHCAUCUS

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