UPDATE 12/4/19: The Executive Board has decided to slightly alter the organization’s name. This post has been updated to reflect that change.
In November, we announced that the Triangle Digital Humanities Network will be changing its name to the North Carolina Digital Humanities Collaborative (NCDHCollab). Following this announcement, we learned that our name shared the initials of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, an organization conducting important work in digitization and digital publishing. To avoid confusion, the Executive Board has decided to reorder the wording chosen by the community to be the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina (DHC-NC). If you have questions about this, you can reach out directly to Hannah Jacobs, the DHC-NC President, at hannah[dot]jacobs[at]duke[dot]edu or fill out this anonymous feedback form (https://forms.gle/6SSspTUkaYewomT7A).
The following is from the original post with the abbreviation updated:
The overall name change comes after an expansion of participation in the Triangle Digital Humanities Institutes to many individuals and institutions outside of the Triangle. This expansion is now reflected in the executive board’s make-up. After the board developed a shortlist of names and a new mission statement, we sought community feedback online and in person during the month of October and held an online community vote earlier this month. We want to thank everyone who engaged in conversations about the TDHN’s next steps, provided feedback and advice, and voted!
In addition to approving a new name and mission statement, we approved a code of conduct. The executive board felt that establishing community norms and practices would ensure that all members of our community feel welcome and encouraged to participate.
What’s next for the DHC-NC? Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see some changes in our newsletter, website, and Twitter presences as we implement our new name. The executive board will also be developing by-laws for the organization that lay out in detail the roles and responsibilities of the leadership and how the DHC-NC will fulfill its mission and goals. We’ll begin planning for 2020’s Institutes (look for an announcement soon!), and we’ll be establishing practices that further support these institutes. Finally, we’ll be considering new ideas for activities we might organize to further strengthen our community and support digital humanities in North Carolina. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach out directly to Hannah Jacobs, the DHC-NC President, at hannah[dot]jacobs[at]duke[dot]edu or fill out this anonymous feedback form (https://forms.gle/6SSspTUkaYewomT7A).