The DH Caucus of the American Studies Association is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Garfinkel Award for DH Projects and the ASA DH Caucus Book Award.

The Digital Humanities Caucus welcomes submissions from all including college and university faculty; public scholars; university and K-12 educators including contingent faculty; students at the graduate, undergraduate, and even K-12 level; activists; artists; and all other researchers, creators, and thinkers. Projects in pedagogy, research, documentary, critical making, digital art, and all other forms are encouraged.

Submitted projects should have been published, completed or significantly updated during the 2021 calendar year. The Digital Humanities Caucus will announce the prize winners at a virtual celebration in May.

The Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities is an award that honors caucus founder Susan Garfinkel for her longstanding service to the caucus and her commitment to an inclusive, interdisciplinary, welcoming Digital Humanities. The annual award will recognize excellent work at the intersection of American Studies and Digital Humanities.

For both the Garfinkel Prize and Book Award, the caucus seeks submissions that grapple with urgent questions that are specifically situated in practices of studying at the intersection of American Studies and Digital Humanities. 

For the Garfinkel Prize, we especially seek submissions that: 1) model ethical and equitable collaborations that responsibly reflect on the politics of collaborative research in the digital humanities; 2) participate in transparent and open scholarly practices; 3) center research topics that "promote the development of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context" (following ASA's stated purpose); 3) address these topics through anti-racist, feminist, community-led, or activist modes and methods.

For the book award, we especially seek submissions that: 1) center research topics that "promote the development of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context" (following ASA's stated purpose); 2) address these topics through anti-racist, feminist, community-led, or activist modes and methods; 3) are written collaboratively; 4) engage the complicated politics at play in DH collaborative research. We seek not only scholarly monographs; we invite submissions of trade books, self-published collectively written zines, and other alternative formats.

The DH Caucus is accepting proposals now through May 1, 2022.

Garfinkel Prize for DH Projects Submission Form: https://forms.gle/gkELmMdnXuzteWp98

DH Caucus Book Award Submission Form: https://forms.gle/4YpRYi81qmkHKQC57

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

2020 Winner: Taller Electric Marronage and Life x Code: DH Against Enclosure // Kin Curators: Yomaira C. Figueroa Vásquez and Jessica Marie Johnson; Lead Editor: Christina Thomas; Assistant Editors: Halle-Mackenzie Ashby, Stephany Bravo, Sarah Bruno, Kelsey Moore, Ayah Nuriddin, and Jada Similton 

2020 Honorable Mentions:

2020 Inaugural Book Award Winner: Catherine D'Ignazio (MIT) and Lauren F. Klein (Emory University) for Data Feminism (The MIT Press, 2020)

2019 Winner: Matthew Delmont, Dartmouth College, Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers, published by Stanford University Press Digital Publishing Initiative 

2019 Honorable Mentions:

2018 Winner: Tara McPherson, Feminist in a Software Lab 

2017 Winner: Colored Conventions Project  

2016 Winner: Narratives of Displacement and Resistance, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project