Matthew Gold Elected to Major Leadership Position in Digital Humanities
Professor Matthew K. Gold (English/Digital Humanities) has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the primary scholarly organization for digital humanists in North America.
Gold will serve as VP for two years and then as President for two years.
He holds several leadership roles at the Graduate Center, including Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab and Executive Officer of the M.A. in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program.
ACH was founded in 1978 by the late Joseph Raben, a former Queens College faculty member. It is part of the international Association for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), which organizes the increasingly influential Digital Humanities conference, a major event attracting more than 400 scholars and practitioners every year.
Gold currently serves on the ACH Executive Council on a term ending in 2016; Lisa Rhody, the GC’s new Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, is also on the Council.
Also elected to the Executive Council in the same election was Ph.D. student Micki Kaufman (History), Director of Information Systems at the Modern Language Association.
Kaufman has amassed numerous accolades for her “Quantifying Kissinger” project, which won best paper at the most recent Digital Humanities conference.
Submitted on: DEC 28, 2015
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