What is the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina (DHC-NC)?
What does DHC-NC do?
Who can Join?
How do I Join?
Where can I join the discussion?
How can I help?
What is the North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute (NCDHI)?
Can I host an NCDHI?
Who funds NCDHI?
How can I contact DHC-NC?
Where did the DHC-NC logo come from?
The Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina is a community of practice of digital humanities scholarly, technical, and creative practitioners, teachers, and learners. The mission of the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina is to promote digital humanities projects and practices across North Carolina in an inclusive and equitable fashion. DHC-NC was officially formed in 2019 as a reforming of the Triangle Digital Humanities Network, which was created in 2015. See more about our mission and goals on the About Us page.
The community supports digital and public humanities projects in North Carolina by organizing:
- This website – devoted to supplying timely, local information on digital humanities people, projects, places, organizations, training/workshops, conferences, communities, and funding/job opportunities.
- The Newsletter and email list – an open email list for exchanging information between local institutions including projects, technical questions, and events.
- North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute (NCDHI) – A training institute and unconference occurring three times per year at various local institutions.
DHC-NC is open to everyone without regard to affiliation, title, or expertise. Read more about our organization’s membership in the DHC-NC Constitution.
There’s no formal process for joining the Collaborative. If you have attended one event, then you qualify as a voting member, and there are no membership dues (read more about membership in the DHC-NC Constitution).
If you’re interested in getting involved, the email list is the best place to get started. You can add your email information on our Newsletter page.
Here are some easy ways to interact with the community:
- Join the Email list to start receiving the weekly newsletter.
- Follow the North Carolina Digital Humanities Bot on Twitter @dhcollabnc which retweets everything with #dhcollabnc.
- Use the hashtag #dhcollabnc on Twitter to share North Carolina digital humanities news
- Attend the North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute
If you would like to help, Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina is welcomes your support. Please reach out to the Executive Board at email@example.com to ask about how you can help. Here are a few possible roles:
- Writer – Write content for our website and the email list. This could include promoting local projects, running social media accounts, conducting interviews (in person or remote) and/or improving our records of local scholarship by writing about current work.
- Interviewee – Let us interview you about your work, a specific project, or a particular DH issue for our site.
- Executive Board member – Join the behind-the-scenes and take an active role in maintaining the network’s presence in North Carolina. Ask about open positions and elections, which happen during the spring North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute each year.
- North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute (NCDHI) Planning Committee – Help put together an event at your institution, or help with general event planning.
- Internships or field experiences for course credit – Take on a project or a role in DHC-NC for course credit at a North Carolina higher education institution.
If you are interested in fulfilling one of these roles, please fill out the DHC-NC Interest Survey, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get in touch with you about your interest and let you know how you can help.
The North Carolina Digital Humanities Institute is a 1-3 day meeting of the North Carolina Digital Humanities Network that occurs three times per year. The Institute is flexible depending on the host but often features:
- Digital humanities skills workshops
- A host presentation
- Unconference sessions such as lightning talks, birds of a feather sessions, tech/workflow demos, open mic for news/jobs/project plugs
The host may choose to focus on Scholarship, Pedagogy, Collections, Public Projects, or a combination of all of these. The goal is to meet in person to promote digital and public humanities projects across North Carolina in an equitable fashion.
Absolutely! The Institute is a traveling event that takes on the local flavor and expertise of the host institution. In order to host the Institute, you will need to be able to supply a few things:
- A space large enough to accommodate the group. The group size can vary from 25-100 people. Depending on the space you have available, registration can be capped.
- A strong wifi connection
- A small amount of funding to cover lunch for attendees
- A committee of three or more people from your institution willing to help
We can help by supplying:
- Promotion for the event
- Experts to teach workshops
- Sample agendas to give you ideas
Preference may be given to institutions that are centrally located in NC for ease of travel. If you and your organization would like to host an Institute, please contact NCDHI at email@example.com.
The Institute is funded by the institution that agrees to host, but costs are low and flexible to give smaller institutions an opportunity to host. Hosts are responsible for supplying lunch and space.
In a broader sense, the NCDHI is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of fifteen Digital Humanities Research Institutes formed in partnership with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Any comments, questions, suggestions, or requests can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DHC-NC logo, launched in May 2020, was designed by Steve Smith of Smithdesigns. See the blog post featuring the new logo to learn more.