About

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. Anchored by its new publication DHCommons, centerNet enables individual DH Centers to network internationally — sharing and building on projects, tools, staff, and expertise. Through initiatives such as Day(s) of DH and Resources for Starting and Sustaining DH Centers, centerNet provides a virtual DH center for isolated DH projects and platform for educating the broader scholarly community about Digital Humanities.

centerNet’s History

centerNet 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 to our International Directory of Digital Humanities Centers. 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.

centerNet Founding Centers

When centerNet started to take on new responsibilities and initiatives, some of the most prestigious Digital Humanities Centers worldwide showed their support by becoming our founding members. These centers are:

Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts (University of Alberta, Canada)
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (Nebraska, USA)
Center for Digital Scholarship (Brown, USA)
Center for E-Research (King’s College London, UK)
Centre for Open Electronic Publishing [Cléo] (France)
Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures (Kyoto, Japan)
Digital Humanities Hub (Australian National University)
Digital Humanities at Oxford (UK)
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (University of Victoria, Canada)
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (Germany)
HAVLab (McGill, Canada)
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (Maryland, USA)
Matrix (Michigan State, USA)
Print Culture eResearch Hub (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Research Center for Digital Humanities (National Taiwan University)
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason, USA)
Scholars’ Lab (Virginia, USA)
University College London Centre for Digital Humanities (UK)

centerNet’s International Executive Committee

Marin Dacos
Professor of History, Director, Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, France
Neil Fraistat
Co-Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, Professor of English, University of Maryland College Park
Paul Arthur
Deputy Director, National Centre of Biography, and Deputy General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
Mitsuyuki Inaba
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
Gerhard Lauer
Professor for German Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Andrew Prescott
Professor and Head of Department, Department of Digital Humanities, Kings College London
Katherine Walter
Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, Professor of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jean Bauer
Secretary, Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University

centerNet’s Regional Steering Committees

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
Professor of History, 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 Svensson
Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Information Technology, Director, HUMlab, Umea University, Sweden

North American Steering Committee

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

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 – Co-chair
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

Stéfan Sinclair
Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, McGill University

Katherine Walter – Co-chair
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 – Chair
Professor and Head of Department, Department of Digital Humanities, Kings College London

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

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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

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