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CIDR members elected to positions within international Digital Humanities professional societies

July 17, 2020
Vijoy Abraham

The Stanford Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research is proud to announce that two of its members have been elected to senior leadership positions within the principal professional societies supporting the digital humanities.

Quinn Dombrowski, Academic Technology Specialist for the DLCL- a position within CIDR, has been elected co-VP of the Association of Computers and Humanities (ACH) for a 2-year term starting summer 2020.  Following her 2-year term as co-VP, she will assume another 2 years as co-President of ACH.  Both positions will be shared with her friend and colleague, Roopika Risam, in the organization’s first attempt at co-leadership.  ACH is the US-based professional organization for digital humanities and one of the founding members of the international umbrella organization for DH, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).

Simon Wiles, Digital Scholarship Research Developer at CIDR, has been elected to Chair the Infrastructure Committee for ADHO.  ADHO brings together nine regional, linguistic, and other disciplinary organizations with a focus on digital humanities, in order to host an annual conference and undertake other activities which necessitate international collaboration.  The Infrastructure Committee is responsible for overseeing the provisioning, maintenance, and support for the technical infrastructure for numerous organizational, project, and journal websites for ADHO members.

Quinn and Simon’s work with national and international DH organizations continues a long tradition of Stanford Libraries’ engagement in these spaces. Stanford hosted the international Digital Humanities conference in 2011, and former SUL staff member Glen Worthey currently serves as the Chair-Elect of ADHO’s Executive Board. We congratulate both Quinn and Simon on their new roles within these organizations and recognize the great contributions they bring to both the Stanford Libraries and their respective communities.

Author

Vijoy Abraham

Assistant Director and Head, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
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