[GeoHumanities SIG] Call for DH2018 reviewers

Carmen Brando carmen.brando at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 16:00:13 CEST 2017

Dear geohumanists,

I'd like to share with you the information below, this may be useful to
some of us, just in case you were wondering..
Many thanks to our colleagues, in particular José Calvo (in cc), from the
Digital literary stylistics SIG!

Best regards,

Carmen Brando
Geohumanities SIG co-convener

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: José Calvo <jose.calvo at uni-wuerzburg.de>
Date: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [SIG-DLS] Call for DH2018 reviewers
To: sig-dls at lists.digitalhumanities.org

Dear all,

It wasn't clear to me, if I hold (I was reviewer in DH17) automatically
this role for DH18 , or if I had to do something to main it. And I know
other people were wondering the same. So I asked Glen Worthey. His answer
(bold is mine):

"*E**veryone who was a reviewer for DH2017 is already in the ConfTool
system and approved as a reviewer for DH2018, without any action on your
part*.  (We will soon be asking all reviewers to re-select the topics for
which they’re qualified to review, but that’s a next step.) Warm greetings
to the DLS SIG!"

Best regards,

On 10/16/2017 01:09 PM, Berenike Herrmann wrote:

Dear subscribers of the SIG-DLS mailing list,

This is a call for nominations of peer-reviewers for DH2018.

For qualification criteria  and more details see below. Self-nominations
are welcome.

Replies are expected by October 31, 2017.

Very best,


Dear colleagues,

The DH2018 Program Committee is happy to let you know that we’re building
on last year’s effort to expand our pool of reviewers. This expansion is in
line with ADHO’s conference protocol [http://adho.org/admi
nistration/conference-coordinating/adho-conference-protocol] that
new reviewers be invited to participate in the DH conference
review process.  We believe not only that an expanded reviewer pool will
make the work of the PC easier and better (on the “many hands make light
work” principle), but also that reviewing for the conference is one of the
most important ways of engaging our community, encouraging greater
community ownership of our conference, and enabling deeper involvement in

This year in particular, with the conference being hosted in Latin America,
we are keen to recruit more reviewers in the two primary languages of the
region: Spanish and Portuguese.  As you may know, it is the recommendation
of ADHO’s Multilingual/Multicultural Committee to accept conference
submissions in a particular language as long as there are sufficient
reviewers in that language; it is our hope that we can add Portuguese to
the DH linguistic community in this way, and that DH2018 will be remembered
as a small watershed in the promotion of multilingualism and

We would like to ask each CO, SIG, and Committee to circulate a simple call
for nominations of qualified reviewers based on the following criteria:

Candidates must meet at least two of the following reviewer requirements:

   - Be currently associated (or have been recently associated)
   professionally with an institutional DH program, project, or initiative
   within the last three years.
   - Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in a DH-relevant
   discipline (including, but not limited to, the Humanities, Social or
   Natural Sciences, Library Science, Fine Arts, etc.)
   - Have presented at an ADHO-, CO- or SIG-organized conference,
   symposium, colloquium, or equivalent, including those organized by RedHD,
   one of DH2018’s host organizations
   - Have published a DH-specific article or essay in a scholarly journal
   or volume (either print or electronic).

The Steering Committee approved the following wording in terms of ADHO’s
ongoing efforts to support diversity and inclusion within our discipline:
“Nominations should reflect ADHO's mission and seem relevant to improve
the diversity and inclusivity of the conference in consideration of
language and gender. In putting forward a candidate, the nominator should
be cognizant of and attentive to their own organization's statement
of diversity.”

Please ask your nominees to submit their information and qualifications,
and to indicate their willingness to serve as reviewers, by *October 31,
2017* on this form:

*http://bit.ly/DH2018reviewer* <http://bit.ly/DH2018reviewer>

Self-nominations are welcome.

We will review all the nominees’ qualifications, compile a list of proposed
reviewers, and submit it to Claire Clivaz for final review and approval by
the CCC. Approved reviewers will be contacted via ConfTool to confirm their
willingness to participate and ask them to create or update their ConfTool
user profile to include the language(s) in which they are proficient for
evaluating professional work and their areas of expertise.

Thanks for your help, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any


Élika Ortega & Glen Worthey
PC2018 Co-Chairs

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