We are pleased to announce the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH).
The formation of the Association is the outcome of a workshop, sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities, held on 22 March 2011 at the Australian National University . The workshop brought together 40 leading researchers, project directors and sector representatives to plan for the establishment of an Australasian professional association. Two international guests, Professor Ray Siemens (Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing at Victoria University) and Dr Patrik Svensson (Director of HUMlab, the digital research centre at Umeå University, Sweden) gave keynote lectures that positioned Australasian digital humanities research in a global context.
The Association was formed to strengthen the digital humanities research community in our region and to work with other international associations within the field. The professional association will act to support and extend links between digital humanities researchers, improve professional development opportunities and provide international leverage for local projects and initiatives.
We will hold our Annual General Meeting at the ‘Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship’ at the University of Melbourne, 12-14th December.
In the first year we will develop a sustainable membership model for the association; in the interim please subscribe to our email list to keep up-to-date with events and opportunities.
(for the interim committee)
Dr Paul Arthur, ANU, Chair
Professor Jane Hunter, UQ, Vice Chair
Dr Craig Bellamy, VeRSI, Secretary
Dr Katherine Bode, ANU
Professor Hugh Craig, University of Newcastle
Dr Ian Johnson, University of Sydney
Mr Gavan McCarthy, University of Melbourne,
Dr Sydney Shep, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Tim Sherratt, National Museum of Australia
Professor Deb Verhoeven, Deakin University, Melbourne