aaDH joins ADHO

20 Dec 2011 - 00:00

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) has been admitted to the international umbrella group, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).  Membership to aaDH will now occur through subscription to the LLC Journal, which administers association memberships for all ADHO constituent organisations.

Professor Ray Siemens (Victoria; Canada), Chair of the ADHO Steering Committee passed on the following message:

On behalf of all members of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations, the ADHO Steering Committee wishes to extend a very warm welcome to the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities as the newest ADHO Constituent Organisation.  The discussion was strongly supportive and positive, and the decision unanimous.

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) is an organisation of individual members established to serve a growing digital research community in Australia, New Zealand and more widely in the region of Australasia and the Pacific. The aim of aaDH is to support and extend links between digital humanities researchers and practitioners, improve professional development opportunities and facilitate international collaborations and leverage for local projects and initiatives. aaDH was initiated in Australia and conceived of as an association primarily for members in Australia and New Zealand. While the membership base will largely be drawn from this region of the world, it also welcomes those with an interest in digital humanities from further afield. Strong international engagement has been a guiding principle and rationale in setting up the association.

The mission of aaDH is to promote and contribute to the development and advancement of digital research methods in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Its vision is to raise the profile and representation of digital humanities in Australasia by fostering exemplary research and supporting a growing community of practice. aaDH understands digital humanities in the broad and inclusive sense in which it is described by ADHO and endorses ADHO’s statements about the scope and diversity of work in the digital humanities field worldwide as set out at http://digitalhumanities.org/about .