Community Interest Groups

Community interest groups (CIGs) are community-driven groups which are organised around an existing community of practice, a specific research interest, or a salient issue within the digital humanities community. These groups serve as one of the primary vehicles for community building within the Association and help the Association become more inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable by providing spaces that respond to community needs.

The Community Interest Groups are flexible and bottom-up organisations that can emerge, transform and disband as priorities change within the field. There is no limit to the number of people who can participate in a group and their form and processes will be tailored to meet the needs of the specific community they serve. It is expected that they will run for at least 18 months in the first instance, with the opportunity to continue beyond that if the members would like it to.

CIGs receive support from the Association, including use of the Association’s social media channels, a place on the Association’s website, and access to the Association Collective as a resource in case of management challenges or questions. The Association also offers CIGs the opportunity to participate in Association events, regular chances to feed back on issues related to the CIG’s area of interest, and formal opportunities to collaborate with other CIGs and external organisations. Beyond this support, CIGs are self-organising and managed. 

Current Community Interest Groups

Research Software Engineering in the Arts and Humanities

Coordinators: Stavros Angelis (Maynooth University), Kathryn Cassidy (Digital Repository of Ireland), David Kelly (University of Galway), and Anna-Maria Sichani (School of Advanced Study)

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Digital Humanities Climate Coalition

Coordinators: James Baker (University of Southampton), Christopher Ohge (School of Advanced Study), Lisa Otty (University of Edinburgh), and Jo Walton (University of Sussex)

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Digital Correspondence: transhistorical perspectives on language, materials and corpora

Coordinators: Mel Evans (University of Leeds), Rachele De Felice (Open University) and Helen Newsome (University College Dublin)

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Multilingual DH in the UK and Ireland

Coordinators: Pedro Nilsson-Fernàndez (University College Cork), Paul Spence (King’s College London), and Naomi Wells (School of Advanced Study)

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Protecting the Investigator in Traumatic Research Areas

Coordinators: Vicky Garnett (Trinity College Dublin/DARIAH-EU) and Kristen Schuster (University of Southampton)

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