The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks nominations for committed individuals who would like to actively help further DH in all its breadth and diversity on a global scale for the following positions:
ADHO is governed by two boards: a Constituent Organization Board (COB) and an Executive Board (EB); all of these positions have a relationship to both Boards and include highly visible and necessary responsibilities for ADHO’s work internationally. If you’re interested in helping ADHO and the worldwide DH community become a more transparent, inclusive, and beneficial home for the many organizations and individuals that make up our community, then please consider becoming a candidate for one of these volunteer offices.
Terms will commence after the 2020 Digital Humanities Conference and will last for three years, ending after the DH conference in 2023. A description of the roles is below. All members of ADHO Constituent Organizations (COs) and Associate Organizations (AOs), listed below, are eligible.
ADHO Executive Board Secretary
The ADHO Executive Board Secretary works closely with the EB, the Constituent Organization Board (COB), and occasionally with various officers of the Constituent Organizations, to organize, record, and communicate ADHO governance meetings, documents, decisions, and action items. They also serve as record keepers, holders of institutional memory, and reference sources for ADHO policy, decisions, and custom.
In the first year (2020-21) the incumbent will act as ADHO EB Deputy Secretary, working in coordination with the current EB Secretary. In the following two years (2021-23) they will take on the full responsibilities of the role with a new Deputy Secretary appointed in the third year. The Secretary is appointed by the COB and reports to the Executive Board (EB).
ADHO Admissions Committee Chair
The Admissions Committee facilitates the process of organisations applying for admission to ADHO as Constituent Organisations or Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in conformity with ADHO’s Admissions and SIG Protocols. It also creates guidance and documentation for organisations with an interest in joining ADHO. The Chair steers the work of the Committee, presents candidate organisations to the Constituent Organization Board (COB), and advises the COB in its decision-making.
Experience of ADHO’s organisational structures is a prerequisite for this role. The Committee Chair is appointed for a term of three years by the COB and reports to the Executive Board (EB).
ADHO Multilingualism/Multiculturalism Committee Chair
ADHO's Committee on Multilingualism/Multiculturalism (MLMC) is charged with developing and promoting policies in ADHO and its Constituent Organizations that will help them to become more linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive in general terms.
The MLMC Chair steers the work of the Committee and advises the COB and the EB in their decision-making. This appointment is for a term of three years by the COB, and reports to the Executive Board (EB).
The areas in which policies on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism have an impact include:
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