Volunteers sought: University of Lethbridge/SSHRC Global DH Research Prize Committee

The Office of the Vice President Research at the University of Lethbridge has generously arranged to help fund a GO::DH research project competition. We are now seeking volunteers to help…

Volunteers sought: University of Lethbridge/SSHRC Global DH Research Prize Committee

The Office of the Vice President Research at the University of Lethbridge has generously arranged to help fund a GO::DH research project competition. We are now seeking volunteers to help…

Report to the ADHO Steering Committee for GO::DH

About Global Outlook::Digital Humanities is the newly approved ADHO Special Interest Group (SIG). It is the successor to various “outreach” and “North-South” initiatives proposed by ADHO members and Constituent Organisations,…

Report to the ADHO Steering Committee for GO::DH

About Global Outlook::Digital Humanities is the newly approved ADHO Special Interest Group (SIG). It is the successor to various “outreach” and “North-South” initiatives proposed by ADHO members and Constituent Organisations,…

Officers (2013)

The GO::DH Executive has appointed the following officers to oversee the SIG’s business and operations this year: Chair: Daniel Paul O’Donnell Vice chairs: Alex Gil and Innocent Opara Osita Secretaries:…

GO::DH is ADHO’s first official SIG

Global Outlook :: Digital Humanities (GO::DH) is the first official Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

Thanks to Neil Fraistat and Lisa Spiro at ADHO for coordinating the announcement and to Neil, Harold Short, and Ray Siemens for their early advice and, in Ray’s case especially, the help provided by INKE in setting up our extremely productive meeting in Cuba.


Paamayim Nekudotayim, or, why the double colon?

A couple of people have asked about the double colon. It’s mostly a small joke. In PHP, the double colon is a scope resolution operatorHere’s an example from the PHP manual:

<?php
class MyClass {
const CONST_VALUE = 'A constant value';
}

echo MyClass::CONST_VALUE;
?>

The result would be A constant value.

So in this case, global outlook::digital humanities means “whatever the value of ‘digital humanities’ is in the scope of a ‘global outlook’.” The fact that the operator has a non-english name, even in English programming contexts, seemed pretty neat too (As the wikipedia explains: “The name “Paamayim Nekudotayim” was introduced in the Israeli-developed Zend Engine 0.5 used in PHP 3.” In Hebrew, it means “double dot twice” and is spelled פעמיים נקודתיים).


Call for nominations: GO::DH Chair and Executive

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Global Outlooks :: Digital Humanities (GO::DH) is asking for nominations from the community for Chair and other members of its Executive committee.The executive committee is responsible for the general administration of the SIG, including coordinating different activities and regional efforts, administering and raising funds, managing our web presence and outreach, encouraging membership and discussion. Since this will be GO::DH’s first public executive, this years committee will also be responsible for drafting and proposing by-laws for its future governance.

If you would like to nominate or volunteer for either chair or other positions on the executive committee, please make your suggestions to Alex Gil (colibri.alex@gmail.com) with the subject line GO::DH Exec Council. Alex will coordinate the election of the chair if required.  The deadline for nominations is Thursday January 17, 2012.

Anybody may nominate somebody for chair or the executive. If a vote is required this year, the electorate will consist of members of the GlobalOutlookDH mailing list.

For this inaugural executive committee, we do not have a fixed number of seats: instead we are looking for diverse and enthusiastic group of approximately 6 to 10 volunteers (if we get many more nominations than this, we will ask the volunteers how they would like to proceed rather than turn anybody away). The size of the committee in future years and the method by which is it chosen will be determined by this year’s volunteers.


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