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centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action to benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular. It developed from a meeting hosted by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Maryland, College Park, April 12-13, 2007 in Washington, D.C., and is a response to the American Council of Learned Societies report on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences, published in 2006. Since its inception in April 2007, centerNet has added over 200 members from about 100 centers in 19 countries. Regional centerNet affiliates have been established in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the U.K. and Ireland, each with a steering committee. In 2009, centerNet became a founding member with DARIAH, CLARIN, PROJECT BAMBOO, and ADHO of CHAIN: the Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks. In June 2010, centerNet formally affiliated with the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) in order to pursue an ambitious agenda of initiatives on matters of mutual interest. Together, the two organizations hope to foster disciplinary innovation and transformation in the humanities.

If you think your center is a digital humanities center, in whole or in part, then we’d be glad to have you join the network. We leave the definition of “digital humanities” up to you, but we intend to be inclusive, and we know that there will be cross-over into the social sciences, media studies, digital arts, and other related areas. This might include humanities centers with a strong interest in or focus on digital platforms. One caveat—a “center” should be larger than a single project, and it should have some history or promise of persistence.

Asia Pacific Steering Committee

Byoung-il Choi, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Duksung Women’s University, Korea

Jieh Hsiang, (Chair) Distinguished Professor in Computer Science, Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Jane Hunter, Professorial Research Fellow & Leader of the eResearch Lab, School of ITEE, University of Queensland, Australia

Mitsuyuki Inaba, (Secretary) Professor, College of Policy Science & Graduate School of Policy Science, Project Leader, Web technology group, Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Culture, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Feicheng Ma, Professor and Director, Center for Studies of Information Resources, Wuhan University, China Europe Steering Committee

Marin Dacos Director, Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, France

Andrea Bozzi Professor Linguistics, Director, Institute for Computational Linguistics of the Italian National Centre for Research, Italy

Jan Christoph Meister Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Hamburg, Germany

Patrik Svenson Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Information Technology, Director, HUMlab, Umea University, Sweden

Peter Wittenburg Head, Technical Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands North American Steering Committee

Susan Brown Director, Orlando Project, Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies

Dan Cohen Director, Center for History and New Media, Associate Professor of History, George Mason University

Michael Eberle-Sinatra Associate Professor of English, University of Montreal, Julia Flanders, Director, Women Writers Project, Brown University

Neil Fraistat Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, Professor of English, University of Maryland College Park

Bethany Nowviskie Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library and Associate Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute

Dean Rehberger Director, MATRIX, Michigan State University

Geoffrey Rockwell Professor of Philosophy, University of Alberta

John Unsworth Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Raymond G. Siemens Director, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Professor of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia Stefan Sinclair Assistant Professor, Multimedia, McMaster University

Katherine Walter Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, Professor of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln UK and Ireland Steering Committee

Daisy Abbot Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art and Design, Scotland

Ann Gow Acting Director, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Catherine Hardman Collection Development Manager , Archeology Data Service , University of York, England

Lorna Hughes Deputy Director, Center for e-Research, King’s College London, England

Michael Pidd Technology Development Manager, Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield University, England

Andrew Prescott Director of Research, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow, Scotland

David Robey Arts and Humanities Consultant, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University, England

Melissa Terras Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication and Deputy Director, Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London, England

Martin Wynne Head, Oxford Text Archive, Liaison to Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University, England Affiliates|Partners

ADHO – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

CHAIN – Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks

CHCI – Consortium of humanities centers and institutes

CLARIN – Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure

DARIAH – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Project Bamboo




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