Update: The Recommendations are posted!
Final NEH White Paper
Tanya Clement and Doug Reside planned and led a workshop on professionalization in digital humanities centers called, “Off the Tracks—Laying New Lines for Digital Humanities Scholars” on January 20th and 21st, 2011. This workshop addressed the rapidly emerging phenomenon of alternative academic careers among the hybrid scholar-programmers now staffing many DH centers. Such staff members are not well accounted for by the normative division between the “research” usually associated with faculty positions and the “service” usually associated with staff. As a result, career trajectories and methods for their professional development are unclear. This Digital Humanities Level 1 Start Up grant supported a MITH-hosted two-day workshop on January 20th and 21st, 2011 and a follow-up online discussion that will result in a white paper and a set of recommendations for establishing career paths within digital humanities centers.
We have reserved rooms for two nights, January 19 and January 20th at
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College.
All meetings will take place in the MITH conference room.