Participate in the Joint ADHO and centerNet AGM at Digital Humanities 2013

ADHO and centerNet invite all members of ADHO constituent organizations to attend a joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) as part of the Digital Humanities 2013 conference. The AGM will take place on Friday, July 19th from 12:00 – 1:30pm, with a focus on two new international DH initiatives, GO::DH and DH Commons. It will end with a “SIG Slam,” where those interested in starting an ADHO Special Interest Group will be able to give one-minute pitches and then meet in small groups with others interested in working with them.

After a few business announcements, the session will begin with a presentation by Ryan Cordell and Isabel Galina, who along with Laurent Romary are the Co-Editors-in-Chief of centerNet’s new publication, DHCommons, an overlay journal for peer reviewing digital humanities projects that will launch in the coming year. Following Ryan and Isabel will be Dan O’Donnell and Alex Gil, who will be presenting on Global Outlook:: Digital Humanities, ADHO’s first sponsored special interest group. The final 20 minutes of the AGM will feature ADHO’s first “SIG Slam.” Some potential SIGs already suggested include: DH and Libraries, DH and Linked Open Data, DH and Bioinformatics, DH and Postcolonialism, DH and Small Liberal Arts Colleges, DH and Social Justice, DH and Born Digital Preservation, and DH and Disability.

There will be 50 box lunches available on a first come, first serve basis.

We hope to see you there!

Pedagogy Lightning Talks at the ACH AGM

DH pedagogy is of keen interest to many, but we seldom have opportunities to share our best ideas about it, especially in person. To help address this sad situation, the ACH will host a round of Pedagogy Lightning Talks during its annual general meeting at the DH2013 Conference in Nebraska.

We think we’ll all be energized by a fast-moving series of very brief, informal talks devoted to a single exercise, classroom gambit, reading, assignment or project that — or a failure that is equally instructive.

One Slide, One Minute: talks will be one minute long, and we will allow one slide.

The slide can be simple–just your name, a short talk title or the name of your strategy, and contact information. Or you could include a screenshot that shows a site or tool or summarizes a strategy.

No live web demos, due to time constraints, but you can use your slide to point to a screenshot or URL: we’ll be posting the slides online for reference and for those who can’t get to Nebraska.

If you would like to present, please email your slide (in PowerPoint or Pages format) to secretary at ach-dot-org by July 12th. We will combine all the slides into one document and post them online, as well as project them at the AGM itself.

Please consider sharing a great teaching strategy with us in Lincoln! The ACH AGM will be held on Wednesday at lunchtime in the Nebraska Student Union. (Lunch will be served!) And check here for a listing of all of our fun ACH activities at this year’s conference.

Local Entertainment, July 15-20

July 15, 5 p.m.    Piano, Emily Bass  at the Zoo Bar

July 15, 7 p.m.    Zoo Bar House Band

July 16, 6 p.m.   Mingo Fishtrap  at the Zoo Bar ($10 Advance/$15 at the Door)

July 17, 6 p.m.    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco, Grammy winner) at the Zoo Bar ($12 Advance/$15 at the Door)

July 17,  8 a.m.    Midnight Empire (hard rock) at the Bourbon Theater

July 18, noon-1  Nebraska Jazz Combo at the Nebraska Union

July 18, TBA        Earl and Them Band (blues) at the Zoo Bar ($8)

July 20, TBA        Eli Mardock LP Release concert (with Kickback) at the Bourbon Theater

“Dirty Wars” (Sundance Festival winner) is playing July 12-18 at the Ross; and Much Ado About Nothing (directed by Joss Whedon) is playing from July 18-July 25.

ACH Social Events at DH 2013

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) will organize two social events during Digital Humanities 2013.

- On Wednesday, 17 July ACH is organizing an evening of Newcomers Dinners. These gatherings will provide an opportunity for those who are attending DH for the first or second time to get to know others in the community.

- On Thursday, 18 July ACH is sponsoring its annual Mentorship Mixer for people both participating in and curious about the mentoring program.

For more information about these events, see the ACH website:

Darryl White Group will perform at the 18 July DH2013 reception

dwhite2_portraitA professor of trumpet at UNL since 1997, White has been playing the horn since his youth in Warren, Ohio. Experienced in both classical and jazz, White has performed as a guest soloist with the Omaha Symphony, the Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, and in a variety of venues, including the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and Nebraska’s statewide NET Radio. His albums include In the Fullness of Time and Ancient Memories, and his 2007 classical release, Resonance, with ECM recording artist Art Lande.