The Digital Humanities (DH) Caucus of The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies seeks session topics and organizers for the 2013 meeting of ASECS, to be held April 4-7, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. Session proposals are due to ASECS by MAY 1; session proposal forms are downloadable from the ASECS site (PDF).
The DH caucus has no officers or official meetings. It is an ad hoc group run by those who attend, in person or virtually, and who care to contribute. A description of its goals and aims is available here.
Please use the comments to contribute ideas for session topics, volunteer your services as chair/organizer, and to generate ideas on how we might organize ourselves as a caucus in the future.
A few ideas of mine, drawn from conversations and observations at ASECS 2012:
- Developing standards for evaluating scholarly digital projects in promotion and tenure decisions.
- Training students (undergraduate and/or graduate) in digital humanities theory and methods while also teaching eighteenth-century studies.
- How to pursue DH projects if you’re faculty at at a smaller, perhaps teaching-oriented, institution without a DH center or strong IT infrastructure.
To quote Lisa Maruca from last year, “I’m sure YOU have better ideas, so please step up!”