Apr 272016
 

CHASSThe Council for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (CHASS) is inviting nominations for four categories of the 2016 CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS).

Two categories may be of special interest to digital humanities researchers:

  • Distinctive Work (cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge)
  • Future Leader (cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders)

Deadline for nominations: 5pm AEDT on 30 June 2016.

More details are available on the website: http://www.chass.org.au/2016-australia-prizes/.

Contact Divya Das, Executive Officer (CHASS) for advice on submitting applications.

Note: there is no nomination fee for any category.

CHASS 2016 Australia Prizes

CHASS 2016 Distinctive Work Prize

CHAS2016FutureLeaderPrize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 052016
 

The Redmond Barry Fellowship is named in honour of Sir Redmond Barry (1813-1880), a founder of the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. As a founding father and first Chancellor, Sir Redmond Barry looms large in the history of the University of Melbourne. Barry stamped his personality on all aspects of the early University from the curriculum to its infrastructure.

Up to $20,000 shall be awarded to assist with travel, living and research expenses. Fellows will be based at the State Library of Victoria for three to six months. During this period, Fellows will be expected to pursue their own project, present a lecture or short seminar series open to the public, Library and University communities, and submit a brief report at the conclusion of their Fellowship.

Fellowships are open to scholars and writers from Australia and overseas. The Fellow’s project may be in any discipline or area in which the Library and the University have strong collections. Applications close on April 17 2016.

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Nov 262015
 

Dear aaDH members,

I write as outgoing president of our association, to welcome newly elected aaDH Executive Committee members including Sarah Kenderdine (President), Simon Musgrave (Secretary), Ingrid Mason (Communications Manager), and Cammi Webb-Gannon (Ordinary Member). Tully Barnett and Mike Jones have been co-opted to the committee as additional Ordinary Members. The full list of 12 current committee members is available at http://aa-dh.org/about/comm/.

aaDH now has close to 450 members. We have grown a long way from our beginnings in 2010-11, when around 40 representatives were brought together by the Australian Academy of the Humanities for a workshop that led to the establishment of aaDH. I am very proud of the achievements of our members and of the association in building the profile of digital humanities not only in our region but internationally. aaDH will soon be calling for proposals for its third biennial conference, to be held in Hobart in mid 2016. This year the DH2015 international conference took place in Sydney, the first time this major event has been hosted outside of Europe and North America in its 26-year history, a further sign of the new activity in our field.

I would especially like to thank those who are completing their terms on the aaDH Executive Committee, for your outstanding contribution to our association since its establishment. These include founding committee members Sydney Shep (Victoria University Wellington, NZ, 2011-15), Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra / National Library of Australia, 2011-15), and Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University, 2011-15), as well as interim Secretary Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne, 2014-15). Founding members have steered aaDH over a 5-year establishment and growth period.

In other news, aaDH presented a major exhibition at the 2015 Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) National Forum in Melbourne this month. Over 30 poster boards profiled the digital humanities research of aaDH members from across Australasia at this major event. The CHASS forum is a premier showcase of humanities activities nationally. To view the full exhibition, see aaDH exhibition DH2015.

Most importantly I would like to thank you as members of aaDH for your support and continuing contributions to our association and research field. I wish you all well with your activities, and look forward to seeing you at the next aaDH conference.

Best regards,

Paul

Paul Arthur | Professor of Digital Humanities
Director, Digital Humanities Research Group
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University
W: paularthur.com | T: @pwlarthur

 

Nov 262015
 

aaDH presented a major exhibition at the 2015 Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) National Forum in Melbourne this month. Over 30 poster boards profiled digital humanities research of aaDH members from across Australasia at this major event. The CHASS forum is a premier showcase of humanities activities nationally.

To view the full exhibition, see aaDH exhibition DH2015.

Nov 252015
 

The 2015 aaDH AGM will be held as an electronic forum over two days on 16-17 December. To register to participate, please email aaDH Secretary Simon Musgrave: Simon [dot] Musgrave [at] monash [dot] edu.

Agenda:

  1. Confirm minutes of previous Annual General Meeting.
  2. Receive reports of financial transactions of the Association during the last financial year.
  3. Ratify the 2015 election of Officers and Members.
  4. Receive and consider the annual statement submitted by the Association in accordance with section 30(3) of the Act