Boston DH General Meeting Notes

Boston DH Consortium General Meeting Summary 4/23/13

We learned that the NEH did not fund our start-up grant proposal of September 2012 (related to organizing our consortium), but we decided to continue nonetheless with our consortial activities and to pursue other funding opportunities as they present themselves.

We chose to focus on several areas in the near future and formed teams to address each area:

  1. The Academic Task Force will explore the creation of an early summer Introduction to Digital Humanities seminar for faculty, based on the Intro courses several of us have recently taught. It will also determine what other kinds of shared courses we will offer and on what content. Members include John Unsworth, Kurt Fendt, Patsy Baudoin, Lindsay Whitaker, Vika Zafrin, Ryan Cordell, and Carol Chiodo. Ryan Cordell was nominated.
  2. The Administrative Task Force will consider the details of shared credit, stipends, membership, internships, and creating a database of regional DH expertise and interests. David Wedaman, John Unsworth, and Jennifer Bartle volunteered. Jack Ammerman was nominated.
  3. The Data / Infrastructure Task Force will address the challenge of hosting data sets and the digital products of DH work at BostonDH.org. Volunteers include Ondine LeBlanc, Nicole Topich, and Robert Chavez. Ian Rifkin was nominated. Roberto Chavez volunteered afterwards.

We also agreed to collect DH course syllabi, and add links to basic DH information, on the BostonDH.org website.

Our next general meeting will be Friday, November 1, 2 – 4 PM at Boston University, room TBD.

Volunteers and Syllabi Welcome

We welcome more participation. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting but would like to serve on any of our task forces, or to be a contributing editor on the BostonDH website and/or on the Boston DH twitter account, please contact David Wedaman (wedaman@brandeis.edu). And if you’d like to share your DH-related course syllabus for inclusion in our to-be-developed collection of DH syllabi on BostonDH.org, please send it to David Wedaman as well.

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