The Conference

four squares with the letters A D H and O in them beside a vertical line of text reading Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

George Mason has been designated as the host of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) international professional/disciplinary conference for 2024. This conference includes an academic and a social program, as well as business meetings of COs, SIGs, and the ADHO Constituent Organization and Executive Boards (COBwEB). ADHO is grateful to all of the organizers and committee chairs, committee members, and volunteers who contribute to the planning and implementation of this conference.

The Team

The core local organizing team consists of

  • Jessica Otis, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public Projects at RRCHNM
  • Mills Kelly, Professor of History and Executive Director of RRCHNM
  • Amanda Madden, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Geospatial History at RRCHNM
  • Bridget Bukovich, Community Engagement Coordinator at RRCHNM

The Center

Since 1994, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has been using digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. Our team includes researchers, developers, project managers, educators, and graduate and undergraduate students. RRCHNM has created hundreds of projects, including award-winning online resources for teachers; online collections, exhibits and collecting sites; open-source software including Omeka and Zotero; and forums to develop knowledge and build community among those in the humanities working with digital technology.

The University

George Mason University (GMU) is a public, comprehensive, research university that was founded as a branch campus of the University of Virginia in 1949 and became an independent university in 1972. It is the largest public university and the most diverse university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under the leadership of our current president, Gregory Washington, GMU has renewed its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and its mandate to make education accessible in a higher-ed environment with rapidly changing demographics. GMU has strengthened community partnerships and forged new ones, particularly with the tech and public sector in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area.

The Constituent Organization

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) was founded in 1978 and is the major US professional association for computing humanists. Over the past four decades, the ACH has provided a forum for the research, discussions, and technical explorations that have fueled transformations in the way humanists understand and use technology. The majority of its over 500 members are US scholars, but the ACH also has a significant number of international members as well. The ACH supports and disseminates research and cultivates its professional community through conferences, workshops, publications, training opportunities, mentoring activities, and outreach. It supports open-access publications and open-source tools as part of its mission to increase access to scholarly work in both the digital humanities and in academia as a whole.