The DH Caucus of the American Studies Association will announce winners for the 2021 Garfinkel Award for DH Projects and the ASA DH Caucus Book Award at this year's Business Meeting (to be held on November 5). Information below is relevant for the upcoming 2022 award competition. Deadline TBA.
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 2022 calendar year.
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.
2021 Co-Winner: Banana Craze // Project Team: Juanita Solano, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; and Blanca Serrano, Project Director at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)
2021 Co-Winner: Photogrammar // Project Team: Lauren Tilton, University of Richmond; Taylor Arnold, University of Richmond; Laura Wexler, Yale University; Nathaniel Ayers, University of Richmond; Justin Madron, University of Richmond; Robert Nelson, University of Richmond
2021 Honorable Mention:
A History of Domestic Work and Worker Organizing // Project Team: Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College; and Michelle Joffroy, Smith College
2021 Book Award Winner: Editors Dorothy Kim, Adeline Koh for Alternative Historiographies of the Digital Humanities (Punctum Books, June 2021) // Contributors: Bridget Blodgett, Alenda Chang, Edmond Chang, Jordan Clapper, Domenico Fiormonte, David Golumbia, Christy Hyman, Arun Jacob, Alexandra Juhasz, Dorothy Kim, Carly Kocurek, Viola Lasmana, Nalubega Ross, Jamal Russell, Anastasia Salter, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Siobhan Senier, Ravynn K. Stringfield
2021 Book Award Honorable Mentions:
Catherine Knight Steele for Digital Black Feminism (NYU Press)
Editors Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs for Digital Black Atlantic (University of Minnesota Press)
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:
Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde // Project Team: Susan Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia; Suzanne W. Churchill, Professor of English at Davidson College; Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
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:
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America // Project team: Robert K Nelson, Justin Madron, and Nate Ayers, University of Richmond; LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech; Nathan Connolly, Johns Hopkins; Richard Marciano, University of Maryland
La Gazette Royale d'Hayti: A Digital Journey Through Haiti's Early Print Culture by Marlene L. Daut, University of Virginia/Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
2018 Winner: Tara McPherson, Feminist in a Software Lab
2017 Winner: Colored Conventions Project
Honorable Mention: Early African American Film: Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930 (This project has been taken down, it is now shown via archive.org's Wayback Machine. It was also redesigned as part of a capstone project of a UCLA Digital Humanities undergraduate course and is available for view here.)