Founded in 2009, the Digital Humanities (DH) Caucus works to support the study of digital research and teaching within an American studies framework. Both a method and object of study, DH is reshaping scholarship and pedagogy, and we are particularly interested in the ways in which American studies perspectives can usefully inform DH approaches.
We work to further DH in the American Studies Association by:
Bringing together ASA members who are working across the various areas of digital humanities, including but not limited to: born-digital work, computational methods (such as network, spatial, and textual analysis), cyberculture studies, digital editions and collections, digital tools (cyberinfrastructure) for humanities scholars, and new media.
- Addressing the issues and practices of digital pedagogy and digital research as they affect the field of American Studies.
- Developing proposals for conference sessions and related events such as DH Consultations and meet-ups for inclusion on the ASA annual meeting program.
- Creating and sharing resources among members and with the wider ASA membership through the ASA online and related venues.
- Working to foster greater mutual awareness among digital humanities scholars in American Studies and in other humanities disciplines.
All are welcomed and encouraged to join the DH Caucus! Our membership includes scholars from across a wide range of institutions and experiences, including university faculty and staff, K-12 educators, graduate students, independent scholars, and activists, as well as working professionals from outside the academy. The DH Caucus strives to be an inclusive environment.